Sunday, May 31, 2020

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - May 2020

Welcome to May's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!


Another month has passed, I hope that everyone is safe and doing well.  

This month marked two important events for me:

1.  I now have a teenager!  My son turned 13 in early May.  I can't believe that he has gotten so old.  

2.  I mailed off the 36 quilts for my book!  I made 20 of the quilts and local quilters made 16.  I had a lot of help from Carol Alperin who did the quilting on about half of the quilts. I never would have been able to make the deadline otherwise.

Here are 36 quilts all boxed up and ready to mail.  The 3 boxes together weighed just under 75 pounds.



Please link up your favorite finish from April and take a few minutes to see everyone else's finishes.  Remember, you can link a picture right from your computer, you do not need an Instagram or blog post.


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 (and the button graphic if you would like).
  • 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




Friday, May 29, 2020

Summer Sampler 2020 ++ Pre-Sale Ending Soon

Have you joined in on the Summer Sampler 2020 yet?  The pre-sale price with my coupon code is ending soon.

Sampler Price: $29.99
Pre-sale Coupon Code: $5 off using code MEADOWMIST, coupon expires May 31

The theme of this years Summer Sampler is Easy-Piecing Summer.  This block-of-the-week program will help you create an amazing quilt that only looks complex! 

Here is my block I designed:



The block can be found as the second block from the left on the bottom row of the sampler...



Details:

Schedule:

The Summer Sampler 2020 Quilt-Along runs from June 1 - September 21.

16 Blocks, a new block pattern is sent out each Monday beginning June 1. Quilt Top assembly released Monday, September 21.

Participants will be notified via email that the new block is ready to download. If someone joins after June 1, they will receive all of the previously-released block patterns via email once they sign up.

Price:

Sampler Price: $29.99
Pre-sale Coupon Code: $5 off using code MEADOWMIST, coupon expires May 31

Participants will receive a Welcome PDF upon purchase with fabric requirements, the schedule, the specific solids used in the mockup, answers to frequently asked questions, etc.

Many thanks to LeeFaith, and Katie for allowing me to be part of this quilt along! 







Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fabric Destash!

Now that my book quilts are finished, I went to clean up the crazy messy space I call my sewing room and I did not have room to put all of the fabric away.  You know what that means....fabric destash!


I have pre-cuts, bundles, scrap packs, and more listed in the Fabric Destash section of my shop.  

Please note:
  • Shipping is limited to the US due to shipping costs.  If you are international and wish to purchase, contact me.
  • All fabrics are from my stash in my sewing room.  My house is smoke-free, but pet friendly.
  • Questions about any of the fabrics?  I am happy to answer any questions about fabric sizes, designers, shipping, etc before you purchase. You can reach me at MeadowMistDesigns@gmail.com.
  • Shipping:  I will try to ship the most economical way, using either USPS first class or USPS flat rate mailers based on size and weight.  I will refund any shipping overage charges of $0.15 or more. 



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Washi Dress ++ Fleet and Flourish

As part of Made by Me May and for the May Aurifil Artisan Challenge, I decided myself to make a garment.  As most of you know, I am a garment novice, preferring to stick to the mostly straight lines and two dimensions of quilt making.

I actually made a Washi dress back in 2013 (yes, 7 years ago!) using some cheap fabric I got from JoAnn's as a wearable muslin.  I have actually gotten a lot of wears out of my old dress, so I figured that it might be time to revisit the pattern and make a new one.

I had originally gotten this Fleet and Flourish print by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Prints for a quilt backing, but I loved the design so much and the fabric felt so soft and light that I kept it because I knew that I eventually wanted to make a dress or shirt out of it.  (I was able to find the print still available on Etsy right here and on Amazon here.)

Here is my Washi Dress:



I made a few alterations to the pattern this time around.  I lengthened the torso portion of the pattern by 2 inches because in the first version, the waist seam was actually located on my bust.  I also lengthened the dress by just a couple of inches so it would hit me at my knee.

It is starting to get hot here in South Carolina so I opted for a sleeveless version, which also had the benefit of making the sewing go that much quicker.

I had a great time sewing up this dress, the inside is not pretty but the seams are finished so it won't fall apart in the wash :)

And just to revisit 2013, here my younger self in my original Washi...



Have you made any garments this May?





Monday, May 11, 2020

Summer Sampler 2020

LeeFaith, and Katie are back hosting another summer sampler called Summer Sampler 2020. Today I am really pleased to share with you that I have the honor of being part of the sampler with a block.

"Summer Sampler 2020: Easy-Piecing Summer" brings you 16 quilt block designs that are easier than they look. This block-of-the-week program will help you create an amazing quilt that only looks complex! Plus, the designers will give you easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints every step of the way. 



Details:

Schedule:

The Summer Sampler 2020 Quilt-Along runs from June 1 - September 21.

16 Blocks, a new block pattern is sent out each Monday beginning June 1. Quilt Top assembly released Monday, September 21.

Participants will be notified via email that the new block is ready to download. If someone joins after June 1, they will receive all of the previously-released block patterns via email once they sign up.


Price:

Sampler Price: $29.99
 
Pre-sale Coupon Code: $5 off using code MEADOWMIST, coupon expires May 31
 

Participants will receive a Welcome PDF upon purchase with fabric requirements, the schedule, the specific solids used in the mockup, answers to frequently asked questions, etc.


Can you guess which block is mine?