Friday, June 2, 2023

Bountiful Quilt Along - Release 4 - Butterfly and Posy Blocks

Today is the fourth release of the Bountiful Quilt Along and I can't wait to put this all together!!!  This is Fat Quarter Shop's 10th Annual Charity Quilt Along and they are always my favorite :)  The 1st Friday of each month will be a new release for blocks and today are the Butterfly and Posy Blocks.   And how cute are these blocks!!!

I am using Meadowmere for by Gingiber for my blocks.  I just love how all of that gold metallic just pops, especially on the butterfly body, so great!!!  Next month we get to put it all together, and I am so excited to see all of these prints come together into the quilt top!!!!  I really think this is just going to be so chic when it is all done :)    

So are you joining in with the Bountiful Quilt Along fun???   You can download the block pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $10.00  to the Make a Wish Foundation :)  And I am super excited to say ,  Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL has already raised over $ 50,000!!! The goal is $1000,000 which will allow for 16 wishes to be granted.  How awesome is that!!!  And Moda Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop have joined to match up to $30,000 :)  So many amazing wishes :)  

Be sure to share all of your Bountiful progress on social media with #bountifulqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for the Butterfly and Posy Blocks for lots more Bountiful Inspiration!!! 

And that's it for the Fourth Release in the Bountiful Quilt Along!!!!      

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

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

May Sew Sampler!!!

It's June, that means it is time to share the May Sew Sampler Box :)   The theme for this month is The Sweetest Thing, and I so agree, it is indeed The Sweetest Thing when my  Sew Sampler Box arrives in the mail.   I just get so excited to see all of the surprise quilty goodness each month!!! 

And I was so happy to find a Jr. Fruit Cocktail Layer Cake by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda!!!   I always love Fig Tree's fabrics, and am actually already working on a sampler quilt in Fig Tree, so this might just get added to the mix ;)  Which makes me really want to pull out that Dessert Sampler again, it has been sitting in the box way to long ;) 

And the notions for this month are so fun!!!! I just love how they keep making everything into macaroon's, they are just so cute!!  And this Macaron needle minder/sharpener, again, just cute!  And I actually have a thread cutter block with this same Clover Pendant that is getting a little dull, perfect timing !!!  And you know, I can always use more thread ;)  And the Nail Files, such a fun little bonus, that I can totally use ;)    

And last but not least . . . With a new year of  the Sew Sampler Box, comes a new sampler quilt and this year it is the Pressed Flowers Quilt Along!!!!  I am trying to decide if I want to use a particular fabric line for this, or just go all scrappy.   I was thinking of doing each block a different color of the rainbow, I love scrappy rainbow quilts!!!  So I figure I will give is a few months to decide what to make these in.   Hopefully I will jump in at the end of the summer when things slow down a bit ;) 

And just a note, there are currently some openings for this new years Sew Sampler boxes but they filling up super fast. So you can jump right in and sew along with this Year 7 of Sew Sampler!!!   

And that is May Sew Sampler Box and I am so looking forward to June's Box ;)  I can't wait to see what the Box Theme and the Block 3 will be, maybe by then I will have decided a direction to go in ;)  

Happy Quilting!!! 
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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

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

First, we are going to announce the winners of last week's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificat from  Olie and Evie is . . . #36 . . . Congrats to Rosemary B !!  I have messaged you :)

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts.  Green Fairy Quilts is your home for pre-cut goodness and they always have amazing sales going on every weekend on a selected pre-cut or notion!!!   And did you know that Green Fairy Quilts has a Deal of The Day, I just love these!!!    And Green Fairy Quilts is currently having an  Amazing Charm Pack Sale with 30 -50% off!!!!  Also, Green Fairy Quilts has just added lots and lots of new pre-cuts to their 50% off Page, you won't want to miss these!!! 

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader an Good News Layer Cake by Fancy That Design House for Moda!!!  Looks like a little Christmas in Summer sewing, I just love it!!!!  
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 some recent Good News you have had?? 

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can Sign up for their Newsletter which I highly recommend as it will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales!!  You can follow them on Instagram or Facebook,  or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Green Fairy Quilt Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, June 6th, 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, May 26, 2023

Barn Star Sampler QAL - Block 5

It's Month 5 of the Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along and I am excited to share more blocks!!!  Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for hosting this awesome quilt along, this quilt is really oh so much fun to work on :)    On the last Friday of each month I will be sharing my new Barn Star Sampler blocks, and this month we are sharing Block 5 :)  

I am so happy with how these blocks are coming together in a  Rainbow of Ombre goodness!!!   They just make me smile!!    This month's Block 5 is made . . . 

in Magenta 

 and Slate

Aren't these Northern Star Blocks just so great!!!   I was a little worried abut the contrast when I cut these out.   I was really starting to run out of "contrasting fabric" at this point after cutting some of the super large blocks.   I did have one of the "points" in the Slate from the darker portion of the fabric, but it still looks great so I am super happy about that.   I just love making these blocks!!! 

So are you joining in the quilt along star fun as well??  Be sure to share all of your Barn Star Sampler progress on social media with #BarnStarSamplerqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Block 5  for lots more Barn Star Inspiration!!!   

And that's it for Block 5 - The Northern Star Block in the Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along!!!!      

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along - Week 8

 **  NOTE  - This post is part of a series of posts for the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along.  If you would like to join (and have a chance to win some fun prizes ) you can find a list of the post links here :)  Here is the schedule

But before we get to Week 8 . . . we need to pick the Week 7 Winner of the Layer Cake of your Choice  from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop.  And the winner is . . . mymosdell !!!!   I have messaged you.


It's the eighth week of making blocks for the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along and this week we are putting it all together!!!  And just a reminder,  I am making 2 versions of the quilt, so you only need to share one quilt top ;)     You will need your copy of Fast & Fun Lap Quilts (which is available in both hard copy or e-book format)  for the piecing instructions as well as the Week 8 - Putting it all Together Pattern  supplemental directions for making your blocks ;)  I am so excited to see your Quilt Tops!!

And you also get to work on your pieced quilt back, using our row we made last week.  Once again, you will want to use the Week 8 - Putting it all Together Pattern  for supplemental directions to make your quilt back.  


And just like that, you are done with Week 8!!  And now, you get to share your progress!!!   Lets see your week 8 Quilt Top and enter to win one of the Grand Prizes!!!!    Here's how:

If you use Facebook or Instagram  be sure and use the Hashtags #fastandfunsampler and #fastandfunsamplerqal  in your post. And you can tag me @happyquiltingmc as well, if you like ;)    

If you don't use social media, no worries.   Just email me a picture at and I will post a picture for your with the hashtags included so you will be eligible for prizes as well.  


 We have made it to the end!!!  Isn't this so exciting!!!!   Everyone that finishes their quilt top between May 24th - June 7th will be eligible to win one of three amazing Grand Prizes of  $75.00 Gift Certificates to Fat Quarter Shop!!!  Thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for these generous grand prizes to help keep us all motivated to keep up!!  So be sure and share your Quilt Top, you have 2 weeks to get it done :)  



Now, as just mentioned, you only have to have your quilt top done to enter into the grand prize drawing . . . However,  I wanted to encourage you to finish these quilts and not set them in a pile of "to be quilted" so I am planning a Parade for the 7th of June :)  The parade will show off all quilted and bound Fast & Fun Sampler Quilts!!  

So, how do you finish up those quilts??? 

Baste It, Quilt It, and Bind It!!  I know, I make it sound all so simple.  If you are new to quilting, and need some help with these last few steps, you can see my Video Tutorials that go over the basics of how to do this ;)  Also, there are some helpful free motion quilting tutorials if you are stuck on how you want to quilt your project ;)  

Once you have your quilt finished it is ready to be showcased in the Parade.  To be in the Parade, please send me an email at  with your favorite finished Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt picture attached as well as your name the way you would like it listed with your photo, where you are from, and a Link if you would like me to link your picture . . .  Blog, Instagram, or Facebook will work great :)    You can email me anytime from now until the evening of June 6th and I will get you added to the Parade!!!  

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone's finishes!!!  It has been so fun to see all of your quilt blocks each week and I can't wait to see them all quilted and bound  ;)   The Grand Prize winners will be announced on June 7th at the end of the amazing parade filled with all of your beautiful quilts.!!!  I can't wait!!!  


And of course, if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to leave them in the comments below, or email me at

I hope you all have lots of Happy Quilting times as you Quilt Along for Week 8 :)  

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