Thursday, September 22, 2022

Sycamore Canyon Pattern Release

It's pattern release day!  Sycamore Canyon is now available (with a limited time intro price): 


Sycamore Canyon is a throw-sized, confident beginner / intermediate level quilt design based on the traditional Lake of the Lake quilt block.  

If you love half square triangles (HST), then this quilt is for you!  Once the HSTs are complete, the quilt goes together quickly with oversized blocks.

The pattern is written for fat quarters or 3/4 yard cuts and looks great in a variety of prints.  

I have some kits mocked up towards the bottom of this post so you can see how the quilt looks in different colorways.





FABRICS & MATERIALS

Don't the colors pop in the quilt?  The prints are from the Deco Glo collection by Giucy Giuce for Andover Fabrics with Century Solids in Black for the background.  

I used my favorite Warm & White batting by the Warm Company and dark gray 50 wt Aurifil thread for the quilting.  

A fun Century Solids in Cranberry is the backing and one of the black Deco Glo prints was used as the binding.





ABOUT THE QUILTING

I wanted to pick a quilting design that added texture but did not away from the piecing or bright prints.  I went with a dark gray thread because I felt it blended the best with all of the colors.  A large meander (also called a stipple) was quick and easy.






PATTERN DETAILS

Sycamore Canyon is a fat quarter and 3/4 yard cut friendly pattern.  The throw sized pattern is a confident beginner to intermediate pattern.  There are a lot of half square triangles to make, but after they are finished, the quilt quickly sews together.

The pattern is on sale in my pattern shop as a digital pattern at a special introductory price of $9.98 now through Monday, September 26th (midnight ET).  Once you make a Sycamore Canyon quilt of your own, you can share it via social media using the hashtag #SycamoreCanyonQuilt.

In both my pattern shop (digital and print versions) and Etsy (digital version), you can combine this intro sale price with an additional coupon for more savings. Use the code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.







MANY THANKS

I would like to thank Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl for her amazing tech editing skills and quilting ideas and to the entire Quilt Theory team.  I would also like to thank Andover Fabrics for the fabric, the Warm Company for the Warm & White batting (my favorite!), and Aurifil for the thread.




KITS

I mocked up some different ideas for different Sycamore Canyon colorways using fat quarter bundles I found in the Fat Quarter Shop. If you would like any of these colorways, you can create your own "kit" by clicking the links to the individual fabrics / bundles and adding the amounts of each to your cart (links are affiliate links).

Most of the fat quarter bundles have more than the 15 fat quarters necessary for the quilt top.  You can use the extra fat quarters for the backing and/or binding of the quilt.


Birdsong Kit


3 yards (background) - Bella Solids in Ivory




Honey Kit


3 yards (background) - Bella Solids in White
3/4 yards (binding) - Soft Black Tiny Tiles




Remember, you can get the Sycamore Canyon pattern in the Meadow Mist Designs pattern shop (digital and printed) and Etsy (digital) for only $9.98 through Monday, September 26th (midnight ET)

You can combine this intro sale price with an additional coupon for more savings (these codes work for both my shop and Etsy). 

Use the code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.




 



 




Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Melodic Mystery ++ My Flying Geese



September's instructions for the Melodic Mystery quilt along was to make Flying Geese using the no-waste method.  Have you ever made them this way?  I found this video on YouTube which is a great tutorial on making them (and is the most similar one to how I make mine).

This was the first month of piecing so there is plenty of time to start.  You can find all of the information about the Melodic Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more in the Main Melodic Mystery Quilt Page.

My Flying Geese

I am making my quilt using Fabric from the Attic by Giucy Giuce for Andover (you can find pictures of my fabric here).  Here are my happy Flying Geese :)



 





Thursday, September 1, 2022

Melodic Mystery ++ Flying Geese


Let's Make Flying Geese!  

Welcome to the Septmeber set of instructions for the Melodic Mystery Quilt! The Melodic Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that runs from July 2022 through April 2023 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. 

There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along, instructions are published monthly so there is plenty of time to catch up! You can find all of the information about the Melodic Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more in the Main Melodic Mystery Quilt Page.


Easy to Print PDF Instructions

You can download the monthly instructions in an easy to print, pdf version right here:




More Flying Geese Units




Combine 6 bg fabric squares 7 ¼" x 7 ¼" and 24 fabric A squares 3 ⅞" x 3 ⅞" to make 24 A/bg flying geese units 3 ½" x 6 ½" using the No Waste Flying Geese method. 

1.  Place 2 of the fabric A squares 3 ⅞" x 3 ⅞" on opposite corners of a bg square 7 ¼" x 7 ¼" right sides together.  
The fabric A squares will overlap in the middle of the bg square.  
Use a removable marking device to make a line diagonally across the fabric A squares (solid line).




2.  Sew a scant ¼" seam on both sides of the marked line (dotted lines) and then cut on the marked line (solid line).



3.  Press the seams towards the fabric A squares. (You will have two of these intermediate units.)  

For each intermediate unit, place a fabric A square 3 ⅞" x 3 ⅞" on the corner of the bg square right sides together.  

Draw a diagonal line on the fabric A square (solid line) and sew a scant ¼" on both sides of the marked line (dotted lines).




4.  Cut on the marked line (solid line) and press the seams towards the fabric A squares.
Each set of 1 fabric bg square and 4 fabric A squares will yield 4 A/Bg flying geese.




5. Repeat steps 1-4 to make a total of 24 A/bg flying geese units.  

Cut off tabs (also known as dog ears) and trim blocks to 3 ½" x 6 ½" if necessary, making sure there is ¼" between the point of the goose triangle and the edge of the unit.


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Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Melodic Mystery Quilt!





Any questions? Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page. I look forward to seeing everyone's fabric selections. The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of next month.





Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - August 2022

  Welcome to August's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!





My big finish this month is the release of my Up the Ladder pattern (you can find the pattern in my pattern shop and on Etsy for only $9.98 through Friday night).  I had made the lap size version years ago for a collaboration for Quilt Theory and when I expanded the pattern I added a baby size which I just finished.  It was a super fun, quick finish that used some of my favorite scraps in a more modern, minimalist design.







Ready for the party?  

Here is a reminder of the party details:
  • The linky party will open at 12:01am EST on the last day of the month and will be open for 5 days, through the 4th at 11:59 pm EST.
  • For instructions on how to link up blog, Instagram, or pictures from your computer (new - there is now a way to just upload a picture without a web link) to the party, click here.  
  • If linking a blog post, I ask that you please add a link back to the party.
  • Please visit at least 3 other links (and preferably leave comments) to share the love and celebration :)
I hope you join in by checking out the posts or linking your favorite finish of the month!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter



Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Up the Ladder Pattern Release

I am happy to announce the release of my Up the Ladder quilt pattern !  The Up the Ladder pattern is now available (with a limited time intro price):

The throw sized version of Up the Ladder was initially released as part of the Quilt Theory collaboration.  It was a wonderful group of seven modern quilt pattern designers that created postcard sized modern quilt patterns.

Over the years I have been asked about the availability of Up the Ladder so I decided to expand the instructions (it went from the back of a post card to a four page, full color pattern with a coloring page) and also add a baby size layout.

Up the Ladder was inspired by traditional quilt ladders used to showcase and store quilts and is a scrap friendly design that combines beginner level piecing into a strong geometric design. 

This picture and all of the beautiful throw sized quilt pictures were taken by Michelle Bartholomew.


FABRICS & MATERIALS

The throw sized cover quilt was made using Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids.  The baby sized version was made using some scraps from my Camden Road quilt on a white background.

I used my favorite Warm & White batting by the Warm Company and Aurifil thread for the piecing and quilting.  


 Photograph by Michelle Bartholomew




ABOUT THE QUILTING

For the throw version of Up the Ladder I used a topographical looking all over quilting design.  For the baby version I went with a bear claw (sometimes also referred to as an open swirl) all over design.  Both designs are fun, beginner friendly and give a good texture to all of the white background fabric.






PATTERN DETAILS

Up the Ladder is a scrap friendly, modern quilt pattern that contains instructions for baby and throw sizes.  

The pattern is on sale in my pattern shop as a digital pattern at a special introductory price of $9.75 now through Friday August 2nd (midnight ET).  Once you make an Up the Ladder quilt of your own, you can share it via social media using the hashtag #UptheLadderQuilt.

In both my pattern shop and Etsy, you can combine this intro sale price with an additional coupon for more savings. Use the code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.








MANY THANKS

I would like to thank Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl for her amazing tech editing skills and quilting ideas and to the entire Quilt Theory team.  I would also like to thank the Warm Company for the Warm & White batting (my favorite!).



MORE PICTURES

I just love Michelle's photography so here are a few more of her pictures...










PINTEREST 

I have been more and more active on Pinterest (check me out here).  If you would like to save Up the Ladder for later on your Pinterest boards, here are two pinnable images.






Remember, you can get the Up the Ladder pattern in the Meadow Mist Designs pattern shop and Etsy for only $9.75 through Friday, September 2nd (midnight ET)

You can combine this intro sale price with an additional coupon for more savings (these codes work for both my shop and Etsy). 

Use the code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.