Monday, January 8, 2024

Gearing Up for Piece and Quilt Sampler QAL!!

Last year I had so much fun participating in the Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along.!!!  I just loved making my quilt in a  Rainbow of Confetti Ombre goodness!!!   The happy colors in each of the different star blocks just made me smile each month  ;)   


So I was thinking . . . why not do it again in 2024!!!   But this time, I am joining in with Lissa, Susan, and Fat Quarter Shop to make the Piece and Quilt Sampler from their Celebrate with Quilts book!!!  

But this time, I am going to use  Rainbow of Bloom Ombre goodness!!!  Aren't those colors just so pretty :)  And I love the delicate little flowers tossed along the prints.    The quilt finishes at 72" x 91" but I am not sure if I am going to add the border yet, so my will be a little smaller. 

 And of course, I had to try a different layout of my colors from last year.   So the plan this year is to do a diagonal rainbow of Ombre goodness, so excited!!!  So I am using Half Yard Cuts in 18 different shades and dividing them into 7 color groupings.   And I am going to do the background in White Paper Grunge, my favorite :)  I can't wait to get started on this. 

But now, it's time for pressing and then some serious cutting.  A lot of those blocks are divided in more than one color grouping, so it is going to take a while to cut, (hence the early start) but it will totally be worth it when it is all said and done ;)  

So how about you . . . Want to join in the Piece and Quilt Fun??   The QAL starts in March so you have plenty of time to get ready, it is going to be so much fun!!

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!! 

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Friday, January 5, 2024

Wild in Bloom Quilt!!

 It's a new year and wouldn't you know it . . . the first quilt I share in 2024 is from 2023 :)  I was so excited when Stephanie, from Fancy That Design House, asked if I could make a sampler of her Wild in Bloom quilt ;)   Stephanie designed this gorgeous Wild in Bloom Quilt using her just released, Woodland & Wildflowers collection.   Isn't is just so pretty!!!  

I just love all of Fancy That Design House fabrics and to get to play with them early, double bonus :)  In fact, I have a few other secret shares for later this year :)  This quilt was so much fun to piece.   I love piecing blocks a la chain piecing, but sometimes it is just a blast to break and piece each part separately and then watch it all come together ;)   And I just love the variation on a piano key border Stephanie designed, so cute!!! 

And aren't these Woodland & Wildflowers prints just so pretty!!!   The colors are just so rich and the prints are simply gorgeous ;)   And I  didn't use the panel for this line in this quilt, but you should totally check it out, just so stunning!!! The quilt is Fat Eighth Friendly plus a few extra yardage cuts ;)  It finishes at 48" x 66" so it makes a great lap size to cuddle in!!  

And when it came time to quilt it, I wanted to keep it elegant so I went with all over swirls and echoed paisleys.   I just love how it gives so much flow and texture to the design.  And you all know my favorite 402 Pearl was perfect for this quilt ;)

And  that is my Wild In Bloom Quilt ;)  I just love this one.    And I had to share these 2 photo's that Stephanie shared of the quilt.   Aren't they just so pretty.   I want to go visit Stephanie's backyard  when it is all in bloom, just lovely!!  

And that is it for today, a 2023 finish in 2024 . . . so fun :)

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

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!

(Sorry this is a day late, blogger was having issues :)   

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

First we need to pick a winner from last week ;)  

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate from  Thousands of Bolts  is . . .#163 . . Congrats . . reillyr2!!     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 Bee Cross Stitch Basics are on sale.   Also, Mettler Thread is on sale for the Notion, and all  It's Sew Emma Patterns  are on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20% off of all of them for the whole month of September!!  So great ;)   

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Fat Quarter Shop is giving away this to beautiful Lovestruck Layer Cake by Lella Boutique for Moda!!!     This is such a gorgeous fabric line, it will make someone a very pretty quilt!!! 

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 a resolution or goal you have for 2024?? 

 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, January 9th 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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Monday, January 1, 2024

2023 was Amazing, Jumping in to 2024!!!

 Wow, 2023 was such an amazing year for Happy Quilting!!!   I just love being able to see everything I have created in a year all summed up in one post.   And it makes me so excited for this 2024 year :)  So let's take a look at 2023 in the Numbers!!

48 Quilts
  (some are still secrets :)  

9 Projects


9 Free PDF Patterns

Cherry Tree Lane                            Heartfelt                                    Flora Bloom

Simply Patchwork                          Stepping Stones                          Cute as a Button

Road Home Snuggler                         Thunderbird                             The Christmas Star

2 New Tutorials

Petal Patch                               Kris Kringle

An All New Happy Quilting Pattern Look and 
5 New Happy Quilting Patterns 

 and 1 amazing Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along 

And that's Happy Quilting 2023 in a nutshell!!!! So much crazy fun!!!  This year it was a huge step to start having my patterns distributed through wholesale channels and giving them a new look.   It was a lot of work behind the scenes, but I am so happy with how it all came together!!!   And it is just so fun to get to teach all of these patterns now.  
I taught at 9 different Quilting Retreats and I enjoyed getting to share my love of quilting with so many fellow Happy Quilters.   And 2024 is already lined up for lots of teaching fun as well, you can see the details on my Teaching Tab.
 And for all of the details about all of the quilts from this year, see my Archive Cont. Tab at the top of the page.  And once again, I have spent the last 6 hours updating that tab, here is to not getting behind in 2024, which I believe I said in 2022 as well, tee hee hee :)  

And I just want to say Thank You So Very Much!!!   I never would have guessed when I started my blog 12 years ago that it would lead to being part of such an amazing industry.     Whenever I am asked  "how did you start out " I just have to smile at the journey that Happy Quilting has made.   I am so blessed to have each of you and can't thank you enough for always reaching out to me, sharing your sweet comments, and your beautiful quilts.   It makes me so grateful to be Happy Quilting every day :)

And now, It's 2024!!!

So what does 2024 hold in store . . . well, like always, lot's more Happy Quilting, of course :)      I have new free PDF patterns in the works,  New Happy Quilting Patterns in all different stages of completion, Old Happy Quilting patterns to update to the new look, and  lots of teaching at lots of fun places, including on a Quilting Cruise to the Caribbean.  So ya, it should be a pretty fun year!!!   

And again, one last time . . . Thank you!!!!

So long 2023, Yippee for 2024!!! Happy Quilting!!! 

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Saturday, December 30, 2023

December Sew Sampler Box!!

December is always such a wonderful month filled with friends and family!!!  We had such a lovely Christmas Season and hope that you and yours did as well!!!   I haven't gotten to my machine a whole lot the last few weeks, but that is all good, because the kids are back in school soon, and I get to spend lots and lots of time in my sewing room.    And now I can add my new December Sew Sampler Box project to the mix!!     The theme for this month is C'est La Vie and it is just such a great box this month and was a wonderful added present under the tree!!! 

I am so in love with this Lovestruck Bundle by Lella Boutique!!!  I was so excited when Lella Boutique shared sneak peeks of this Lovestruck Fabricand now I can't wait to create with it!!!  Isn't it just so pretty!!! And of course, Fat Quarter Shop has made a gorgeous pattern to go with this gorgeous fabric!!!  Can't wait to get this Dulce pattern cut out ;)  

And the notions for this month are so  great!!  I love how Fat Quarter Shop added the Flying Geese Paper Pad to go with the Dulce pattern.   And I just love Creative Grids Rulers and this 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" Quilt Ruler is just so cute and will come in handy for small trimming and marking. And the Magic Pins are just so cool, I am excited to try the Fork Pins.   And as always, you can never have enough thread and I am excited to try this Presencia Thread as it is new to me ;) 

And the Pressed Flowers Quilt Along is not going to happen this year, But I did get a bundle of the Flower Press Fabrics and it is now sitting with the patterns for a "someday project"  .  I mean, Pressed Flowers, Flower Press . . . It's like they were meant to be together.


And just a note, there are currently some openings for this new years Sew Sampler boxes, great way to start the new year ;)  

And that is December Sew Sampler Box.  I am so looking forward to January and all of the new projects it will bring, including another Sew Sampler Box Project :)  

Happy Quilting!!! 
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