Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Stash - November 30th

After a long absence of the postal worker bringing fabric goodness to my house, I have experienced an influx of new fabric.

I received a fat quarter bundle from the Bear Creek Quilting Company for a new quilt and tutorial I will be creating for Bear Creek in February.  My 4 year old daughter took one look at the bundle, exclaimed that she loved it, and then claimed it for her bed.  I am excited for the design and to start working on the quilt as the colors in the collection are wonderful.



I received a layer cake of the Mustang collection from Cotton & Steel from the Fat Quarter Shop to take part in one of their fun new quilt pattern and tutorials coming in January.


I also received some Daysail by Bonnie and Camille for Moda for a new Moda Bake Shop tutorial that will publish mid-January.



A trip to Joann's and 60% off coupon has brought me 16 more yards of Kona White to replenish my supply.

Now I have to start making all of these fabrics into quilts!  Have a wonderful Sunday.

I'm linking up with Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.




Friday, November 28, 2014

Looking Glass Blog Hop - Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Our last but certainly not least stop on the Looking Glass hop is Shelley who blogs over at The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts  (www.thecarpentersdaughterwhoquilts.com).


Shelley was one of the first wonderful quilty women I made a connection with when I joined the online quilting community.  She has made a number of quilts based off my patterns and has been a wonderful sounding board and quilting friend to me.  I am so happy that she decided to share her wonderful quilts with the world by starting her blog over the summer.

Shelley loves to make bigger quilts and wonderful quilt backings, she made a queen size version of Looking Glass using Comma by Zen Chic for Moda.


Thank you so much Shelley for reviewing for me!

Please hop over to Shelley's Blog
 for more pictures of her quilt and a giveaway for a digital copy of the Looking Glass pattern!

Here are all the stops on the blog hop with many chances to win a copy of Looking Glass:

Friday Nov. 21st: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Saturday Nov. 22nd: Lin @ Lin's Quilts
Sunday Nov. 23rd: Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Nov. 24th: Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Monday Nov. 24th: Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops
Tuesday Nov. 25th: Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Shauna @ Shauna's World
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Debbie
Friday Nov. 28th: Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Looking Glass Blog Hop - Debbie

Today I would like to highlight one of my reviewers Debbie who does not have a blog (yet).

Debbie contacted me when I put out a call for pattern reviewers for Looking Glass and I am so glad that I have had the chance to get to know her.

Debbie is a nurse and has been married to her wonderful husband for 36 years. She has two grown children and two grand girls.  Debbie started quilting in 1999 when she stopped in a local quilt shop and signed up for a class.  In addition to quilting she enjoys exercise, especially running having run a half marathon the same year she started quilting.

Debbie used a fat quarter bundle purchased from Pink Castle Fabrics along with a few other fabrics from her stash.  Here is her lap sized version of Looking Glass, I love it!!




Thank you so much Debbie for reviewing for me!

Here are all the stops on the blog hop with many chances to win a copy of Looking Glass:

Friday Nov. 21st: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Saturday Nov. 22nd: Lin @ Lin's Quilts
Sunday Nov. 23rd: Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Nov. 24th: Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Monday Nov. 24th: Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops
Tuesday Nov. 25th: Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Shauna @ Shauna's World
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Debbie
Friday Nov. 28th: Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts



Looking Glass Blog Hop - Shauna @ Shauna's World

The third stop on the Looking Glass Blog Hop is Shauna who blogs over at Shauna's World.

I also met Shauna through the New Bloggers Hop (The hop was so full of wonderful women).  Shauna loves digital scrap booking and got into quilting very seriously in 2012 when she bought her long arm.  Shauna made the twin sized version of Looking Glass using a variety of pink, red, and black prints. 




Please hop over to Shauna's Blog for more pictures of her quilt and a giveaway to win a digital copy of the Looking Glass pattern!

Thank you so much Shauna for reviewing for me!

Here are all the stops on the blog hop with many chances to win a copy of Looking Glass:

Friday Nov. 21st: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Saturday Nov. 22nd: Lin @ Lin's Quilts
Sunday Nov. 23rd: Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Nov. 24th: Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Monday Nov. 24th: Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops
Tuesday Nov. 25th: Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Shauna @ Shauna's World
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Debbie
Friday Nov. 28th: Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Looking Glass Blog Hop - Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe

Our next stop on the Looking Glass Blog Hop is Chelsea who blogs over at Patch the Giraffe.

Chelsea is another wonderful quilter that I met through the New Blogger's Blog Hop. She has a degree in architecture with a minor in art and now teaches middle school.  Chelsea has amazing color sense, I love how she combines quilt designs with different colors and prints.



Please hop over to Chelsea's Blog for more pictures of her quilt and a giveaway to win a digital copy of the Looking Glass pattern!

Here are all the stops on the blog hop with many chances to win a copy of Looking Glass:

Friday Nov. 21st: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Saturday Nov. 22nd: Lin @ Lin's Quilts
Sunday Nov. 23rd: Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Nov. 24th: Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Monday Nov. 24th: Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops
Tuesday Nov. 25th: Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Shauna @ Shauna's World
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Debbie
Friday Nov. 28th: Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts



Monday, November 24, 2014

Looking Glass Blog Hop - Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops

Our next stop on the Looking Glass hop is Anna who blogs over at Fresh Dew Drops (www.fresh-dew-drops.blogspot.com).


Anna is a homeschooling mom of eight who began quilting in 2009, but has been sewing since she was a teenager - clothes, valances, baby blankets, bags and totes, superhero capes, etc.  The quilting bug is alive and well in Anna's home, with her 13-year-old daughter having just finished her first quilt top.

Anna made a lap size Looking Glass using Elementary by Sweetwater for Moda.



Thank you so much Anna for reviewing for me!

Please hop over to Anna's Blog
 for more pictures of her quilt and a giveaway for a digital copy of the Looking Glass pattern!

Here are all the stops on the blog hop with many chances to win a copy of Looking Glass:

Friday Nov. 21st: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Saturday Nov. 22nd: Lin @ Lin's Quilts
Sunday Nov. 23rd: Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Nov. 24th: Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Monday Nov. 24th: Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops
Tuesday Nov. 25th: Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Shauna @ Shauna's World
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Debbie
Friday Nov. 28th: Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts




Looking Glass Blog Hop - Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty

The next stop on the Looking Glass Blog Hop is Michelle who blogs over at From Bolt to Beauty.

I met Michelle when she had posted her version of my Candy Circles quilt pattern I had posted on the Moda Bake Shop. I think that she might be my long lost quilting twin, we have very similar tastes in fabrics, I love all of her quilt designs, and we have very similar aged little kids.

Michelle is a self-taught sewist. She loves making bags, pillows, and simple garments. Her hobby turned into a true obsession, however, when she made her first quilt, in the summer of 2013. Now, over a dozen quilts later, she squeezes in time at her sewing machine whenever she can, recording her creative adventures at From Bolt to Beauty.




I love Michelle's twist on the spacing of the rows on the front and back of the quilt.  Thank you so much Michelle for reviewing for me!

Please hop over to Michelle's Blog
 for more pictures of her quilt and a giveaway to win

a digital copy of the Looking Glass pattern!

Here are all the stops on the blog hop with many chances to win a copy of Looking Glass:

Friday Nov. 21st: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Saturday Nov. 22nd: Lin @ Lin's Quilts
Sunday Nov. 23rd: Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Nov. 24th: Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Monday Nov. 24th: Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops
Tuesday Nov. 25th: Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Shauna @ Shauna's World
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Debbie
Friday Nov. 28th: Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts




Sunday, November 23, 2014

Looking Glass Blog Hop - Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

The next stop on the Looking Glass Blog Hop, is Beth who blogs over at Cooking Up Quilts (www.cookingupquilts.com).

I met Beth through the 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop and she makes some absolutely beautiful quilts and bags.  She is also quickest tester in the country! I am honored to have her pattern test again for me.  She made a wonderful version of Scrappy Tiles which can be found here.

Here are some pictures of her finished baby version of Looking Glass that she is calling Happy Quilt.  I would agree that the quilt is very happy!  I love how she used an extra row of blocks in the quilt backing, it really is a two-sided quilt.




Thank you so much Beth for reviewing for me!

Please hop over to Beth's Blog
 for more pictures of her quilt and a giveaway for a digital copy of the Looking Glass pattern!

Here are all the stops on the blog hop with many chances to win a copy of Looking Glass:

Friday Nov. 21st: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs  <-- me
Saturday Nov. 22nd: Lin @ Lin's Quilts
Sunday Nov. 23rd: Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Nov. 24th: Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Monday Nov. 24th: Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops
Tuesday Nov. 25th: Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Shauna @ Shauna's World
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Debbie
Friday Nov. 28th: Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts




Saturday, November 22, 2014

Looking Glass Blog Hop - Lin @ Lin's Quilts

The first stop on the Looking Glass Blog Hop, is Lin who blogs over at 
Lin's Quilts (www.linsquilts.blogspot.com)

Here is a picture of her baby version using super bright batiks.  She quilted it using feathers in the white fabric areas and stars in the batik squares.



I had the honor of meeting Lin through the 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop. Lin has been sewing since 6th grade and quilting for more than 20 years. She owns a Handi Quilter Sweet 16 sit down long arm (which she loves) and a BabyLock Elegante.    Lin is an excellent quilter, please go check out some of her recent finishes. 



Thank you so much Lin for reviewing for me!

Please hop over to Lin's blog for more pictures of her quilt and a giveaway for a digital copy of the Looking Glass pattern!

Here are all the stops on the blog hop with many chances to win a copy of Looking Glass:

Friday Nov. 21st: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Saturday Nov. 22nd: Lin @ Lin's Quilts
Sunday Nov. 23rd: Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Nov. 24th: Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Monday Nov. 24th: Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops
Tuesday Nov. 25th: Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Shauna @ Shauna's World
Wednesday Nov. 26th: Debbie
Friday Nov. 28th: Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts




Friday, November 21, 2014

Looking Glass Pattern Release and Blog Hop

I am happy to introduce the Looking Glass Pattern and Blog Hop today!  The pattern is very charm pack and layer cake friendly and contains instructions for baby, lap, twin, and queen sized quilts.



I had 7 wonderful women test and review the pattern for me and I am so grateful for them. To celebrate all of their wonderful versions of Looking Glass we are going to have a little Blog Hop.  Here is the schedule of the hop:


Friday November 21st: Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs  <-- me

Saturday November 22nd: Lin @ Lin's Quilts

Sunday November 23rd: Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

Monday November 24th: Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty

Monday November 24th: Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops

Tuesday November 25th: Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe

Wednesday November 26th: Shauna @ Shauna's World

Friday November 28th: Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

There will be a chance to win a digital copy of Looking Glass at each stop :)  (Note: If you purchase the pattern and then will another copy, I will refund your purchase price.) 

My original version was the baby sized quilt using the Into the Woods collection by Lella Boutique for Moda.  





For the hop, I made a second version, the lap size using some of the red and pink prints from the Greenfield Hill collection by Densye Schmidt for Free Spirit. These fabrics were from my local quilt guild and this quilt will be going to our guild's charity.  I did not have enough of the prints so I added in some Kona ash and coal.
  


I quilted the white areas in a figure 8 design and added some feathers and swirls to the print areas because I just took a feathers class and was looking for an excuse to practice them.


To introduce Looking Glass, the pattern will be available in my Etsy shop and Craftsy shop for $5.50 for 2 weeks (through Monday Friday December 5th) before it goes up to its regular price.

Thanks and I hope you enjoy all of the reviews versions over the next week!

If you decide to make anything from a Meadow Mist Designs pattern or tutorial, I hope you will consider adding it to the Meadow Mist Designs flickr group and/or use the hashtag #MeadowMistDesigns when sharing on Instagram.






Tuesday, November 18, 2014

100 Blocks Volume 10 Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 10 Blog Tour!



I submitted a block for consideration for the magazine not really thinking that it would be accepted and was so excited when I got an e-mail telling me that Sewing Triangles would be included in Volume 10.




I love to play with half square triangles (HST) and low volume prints for a background so with a little playing I came up with Sewing Triangles.

If you make a bunch of blocks and add a border you can have a lap sized quilt with a great secondary pattern emerging.



Make sure you stop by Quiltmaker's blog, Quilty Pleasures, for some great prizes and a complete list of blog tour participants! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope that you have a chance to check out some of my recent finishes and check out my mystery quilt-a-long :)  If you would like to follow my blog, there are buttons for bloglovin, feedly, and email in the upper right hand part of the blog.

Now on to the Giveaway:

Quiltmaker's Magazine has generously donated a free issue for a giveaway!  This magazine drawing is open to everyone-international included.  The magazine will be shipped directly from Quiltmaker's.

To enter, just leave a comment telling me if you plan to make some handmade gifts for the holiday season this year. 

The giveaway will run for 1 week, until 8pm EST on November 25th.  I try to respond to each and every comment I get on my blog, but with giveaway posts the numbers are usually too great to do this.

If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your e-mail address.  If I can't reach you, you can't win.  

** Giveaway closed, thanks for entering **



Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Colorways of Cracker Lattice at Camelot Fabrics (Free Pattern)

I designed a pattern for Camelot Fabrics (free on their website) back in June of this year and since then, Camelot has produced the pattern in 6 different colorways.  I love seeing a quilt in different colors as the pattern can look so different using different colors, prints, and values.  Here are the 6 colorways offered by Camelot Fabrics as free patterns: (The titles contain links to the patterns.)

1.  London Fog



2.  What’s Cookin’ 


3.  Heavy Metal




4.  Botanical


5.  Elixir




6.  Scented

I hope that if you make a Cracker Lattice quilt that you will consider adding it to the Meadow Mist Designs flickr group :)

I am linking up to MOP Monday @ Tweety Loves Quilting, Anything Goes Mondays @ Stitch by Stitch, Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, and Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts, and Show and Tuesday @ Freshly Squeezed Fabrics.





Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Poinsettia Pinwheels for Fat Quarterly Xmas Issue Vol. 10

I have the honor of having contributed to the 19th Issue of Fat Quarterly - Christmas. My design uses solid fabrics and lots of half square triangles to create a fun, modern, and very geometric Xmas quilt.  



I quilted each color area of the quilt using matching colored thread and different designs. You can't really see the quilting in the picture above so here is a closeup of the back of the quilt. There were a lot of threads to bury :)




You can check out a preview of the magazine here to see all of the other Christmas quilty goodness.








Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November Foothills Mystery Quilt - My Blocks

The November instructions for the Foothills Mystery Quilt were to make 12 Diamond Blocks.  (All of the instructions for previous months can be found in the tab above.)

Here is a picture of my 12 finished Diamond Blocks, with their scrappy goodness.




Thanks for quilting along with me :)


I am linking up to Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts, Show and Tuesday @ Freshly Squeezed Fabrics, anScraptastic Tuesday @ She Can Quilt.






Sunday, November 9, 2014

Best Wishes Quilt Runner - Free Pattern for Camelot Fabrics

I am happy to introduce my second quilt pattern for Camelot Fabrics called the Best Wishes Table Runner which is now available as a free download on Camelot's website here.

The quilt pattern is a modern take on a classic quilt block, and is shown using the Paisley Please by JACK!E for Camelot Fabrics.  By adding some more blocks, you could easily make this pattern into a baby, lap, or bed quilt.




Please go take a look and download the free pattern. I hope that if you make a Best Wishes table runner or quilt that you will consider adding it to the Meadow Mist Designs flickr group :)


I am linking up to MOP Monday @ Tweety Loves Quilting, Anything Goes Mondays @ Stitch by Stitch, Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, and Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts, and Show and Tuesday @ Freshly Squeezed Fabrics.





Thursday, November 6, 2014

Foothills Mystery Quilt - November Instructions

Welcome to the November instructions for the Foothills Mystery Quilt-a-long! The instructions for previous months can be found in the Foothills Mystery Quilt tab above.  The monthly instructions will be posted on the first Thursday of each month.

** In addition to the flicker group Meadow Mist Designs, we have a hashtag.  When you post pictures on instragram please use #FoothillsMystery so that everyone can see your progress :)

And now onto November's instructions, we will be making 12 Diamond Blocks (12½” x 12½”) using some of the HSTs from September and the Square in a Square blocks from October.




Diamond Blocks
Using 96 HST units (3½” x 3½”), 12 Square in a Square (SiaS) units (6½” x 6½”), and 48 fabric set B squares (3½” x 3½”), form 12 diamond blocks.

A. Sew 96 HST units into 48 double HST units (3½” x 6½”).



B.  Using 1 SiaS unit, 4 double HST units, and 4 fabric set B squares, arrange as shown below.


C.  Sew units into rows, pressing seams open.



D.  Sew rows together to form blocks, pressing seams open.  Repeat to form a total of 12 diamond blocks (12½” x 12½”).


Thanks so much for quilting along with me!