Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Bloomers Quilt!!!

 It is always a fun day when I get to share a little secret sewing for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;)   And how great is this quilt with all of that amazing piecing goodness!!! This is Bloomers and the pattern is by Vanessa Goertzen and I just loved getting to make it!!! 

Isn't that quilt just stunning!!  I love the way Vanessa designed the blossoms, and the steps and leaves, just precious!!!    The quilt features Vanessa's new fabric line, Country Rose, and as you can see, it is a perfect fit for this beautiful quilt.  I just love Vanessa's use of color, and the prints are just so great!!! 

The piecing in this quilt is a little on the small side, but oh so fun to do :)  And the fact that there is a little star in each bloom makes me love it all the more!!!   But like I said, I am totally blown away by the addition of the stems and leaves.  The way it creates so much movement and looks like flowers blowing in the breeze, so great!!!  Bloomers finishes at 83 x 85 so it is a great size to snuggle up in or use on a full size bed.  

And when it came time to quilt it, I went all out with some custom quilting.   I quiltedd feathered swirls on the petals, curls in the background, and feathers on the leaves.  I just love all the details it gives each blossom and step ;)    And  good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, it truly is my favorite!! 

And this quilt is now making its way to quilt shops around the US.  So snuggling for me will have to wait until it makes it's way home.   But you don't have to wait!!!  Country Rose Fabrics are shipping now and Fat Quarter Shop has a Bloomers Quilt Kit ready and available.  You are going to have so much fun making this quilt!!!  And yup, that's my quilt in the picture, so fun :)  

I am just so happy that I got to make this beautiful Bloomers Quilt :)  It truly was a joy to put together and the finish is just so happy.   I think this is going to make a wonderful wedding present someday ;)  Doesn't that quilt just sing happy day to a new couple ;)    

And that is it for today, thanks for popping in to share this finish with me!!! 

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

   It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop  is Number #187  . . . Congrats annettedoggett!  I have messaged you :)  
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.   Fat Quarter Shop is amazing and they never cease to amaze me with everything they have going on at their shop!!!     And did you know they have a 24 Hour Flash Sale  and Precuts of the Week!!   You can also save big on the Basics of the Month!!!!     This month All Grunge Basics  by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics are on sale!! (These are my favorite and I am so stocking up!!!)   Also, All Triangles on a Roll Products are on sale for the Notion, and all  V & Co. Patterns are on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20% off of all of them for the whole month of July!!  So great ;)  

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway we are celebrating my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book with 10" Stackers!!!    Fat Quarter Shop is giving away this stunning Daisy Fields 10" Stacker by Bev McCullough for Riley Blake Designs!!!  I used a Daisy Fields 10" Stacker in this Free PDF Pattern Flying in Squares quilt, and now one of you can too!!!!   

You have two entry chances here on the blog, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.   Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me if you could have fields of anything, what would it be??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Fat Quarter Shop love.   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestYou Tube or at their Blog.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Fat Quarter Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, September 13th, when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

You can also pop over to my Instagram and/or Facebook to enter there as well :)  

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Friday, September 2, 2022

Heart Felt Quilt Along - Finish

 It's Month 8 of the Heartfelt Quilt Along and today it's all finishing up!!!  This is Fat Quarter Shop's 9th Annual Charity Quilt Along and they are always my favorite :)  Today's release is for the  Backing Layout and then you get to quilt it all up and bind!!!   

I just loved making this quilt!!!  All of the different hearts and just so fun, and I am just thrilled with how it all came together.  I love the Graphite Cross Weave  background fabric, and how it makes each of those happy hearts in Flirt fabrics by Sweetwater just pop!!  And it especially makes all of the low volume prints just sing, so happy making!!! 

I decided to go with an all over Echoed paisley for the quilting in light grey.  It was pretty much a perfect match for the background fabric and still blends nicely on all of the prints.   And I just love quilting echoed paisleys, they are just so relaxing to quilt. 

And they have the benefit of adding some pretty amazing texture!!! Doesn't that just make you want to curl up with a good book in the sunshine :) 

So if you are finishing up, You can download the backing pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $5.00  to the Make a Wish Foundation :)  And how exciting . . .  Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL has reached their goal of $1000,000!!!  And Moda Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop have joined to match up to $30,000 :)  What a wonderful charity quilt along that will grant so many amazing wishes :)  

Be sure to share all of your Heartfelt progress on social media with #heartfeltqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for the Heart Felt Quilt Backs for lots more Heart Felt Inspiration and info on the soon to be Heart Felt Quilt Auction to raise money for even more wishes!!! Just Amazing!!! 

And that's it for the Heart Felt Quilt Along!!!!      

And did you see . . . Fat Quarter Shop has already released a sneak peek of next years Charity Quilt Along called Bountiful :) I can't wait!!!  

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Steps to Tranquility Quilt and Free PDF Pattern!!!

  Today, I am thrilled to be sharing this brand new Steps to Tranquility quilt as well as a Free PDF Pattern for it!!! This quilt features the Love You S'More by Gracey Larson and is super 2 1/2" Strip friendly, so you can grab a Rolie Polie/Jelly Roll and get stitching!!! .

I am just loving making quilts for the family's new cabin and Love You S'More  is perfect for a fun camping quilt ;)    And the Shabby Beehive Cloud background was the perfect match to make all of those colors just pop!!!   As soon as I saw the fabrics, I knew I wanted to make my Steps to Tranquility quilt that I originally made back here. I just love the basic geometric goodness to it, and I knew it would be perfect for the mountain, since that is truly one of the most tranquil places I visit.

Steps to Tranquility is made with basic piecing. I altered the original design to make it 2 1/2" Strip friendly, and that makes it come together so much faster!!! I just loved whipping this up ;) It is made up of one basic block, a cornerstone block, and a sashing block. The three blocks come together to make this fun geometric almost plaid look. So perfect for a picnic ;)

The blocks really go together fast, and then it is just so much fun to lay them all out and play with the color and print placement. Before you know it, you will have a beautiful Steps to Tranquility quilt top that is just waiting to be loved.

And as I mentioned, there is also a free PDF Download of this pattern and I included 5 size options, so you can make this quilt in just the size you want without any quilt math. The quilt I showed is the Picnic size, and I already have a Lap size planned as well :) To get the FREE PDF Steps to Tranquility Pattern Download, just click here and download it ;)


And when it came time to quilt mine, I took full advantage of the simple patchwork grid lines. I decided to do a wavy crosshatch and it turned out oh so cute. And I love that it is not to dense either so that this can be a great snuggle up in quilt ;) Sometimes it is just fun to keep it a little softer.

And that is my Steps to Tranquility quilt!!! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Oh, and if you make your own Stitch To My Lou quilts, I would love to see them! You can share your quilts in any size with me on social media using hashtags  #happyquiltingwithmc and #rileyblakedesigns and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at I can't wait to see your Steps to Tranquility quilts !!

Thank you so much for popping in today and each and every day. If you have any questions at all on making your own Steps to Tranquility quilt, don't hesitate to email me at

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Sweet Blend - HQM Quilt 22

 It is Week 22 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and it isn't Saturday, yippee for not waiting to the last minute!!! And this quilt was a long time coming, I actually started it back in 2019, finished the top in February, and am just now quilting it.   So without further ado, here is Sweet Blend!!    

And not only was I waiting to finish this Sweet Blend quilt, my daughter was waiting for it to grace her bed.  I started this quilt when we painted her room over Spring Break 2019 so that she would have a more tween look ;)  Kami picked the pink background (Kona Primrose)  and I loved that it won't show the daily wear as much as a white background ;)   I am just so happy it is all done and she gets to enjoy it now.  She has been so patiently waiting, and I am just thrilled with how it all came together!!    

I used Amy Elli's Wanderlust Fabric.  Both Kami and I love the bold colors and prints in the line, and it worked perfect for this Sweet Blend pattern as there were an equal number of "low volume" prints as bright prints.  So great!!! I added a little more to the pattern to finish the stars in the center row, and then needed a sashing on the top and bottom so it would be bed sized.  So my quilt finishes at 72" x 90".    

And Kami's favorite quilting motif is Loose Feathers, so of course, that is what I quilted in the background for her ;)   I did arches in the diamonds that make up all the stars and it just came out so pretty!!!  And I love Kami was nearly jumping up and down with excitement while I was quilting it ;) 

And talk about yummy texture!!!   It is just going to be so perfect for her bedroom.  It really makes it look more Tween room now, and that of course makes my Tween very happy in deed :)   So next week, I need to finish her sister's quilt that I  started on the same Spring Break back in 2019 because now that one has their new quilt, I don't think I can put the other one off very long.  Good thing this Marathon will provide the extra motivation to quilt it up!!! 

And that is Quilt #22 - All the Trimmings ;)  22 Down and only 4 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   Ready to make Josie just as happy next week :)  

And that is it for today, thanks for popping in to share this finish with me!!! 

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!

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