Friday, October 23, 2020

#sewpink Blog Hop ++ Bear Hugs Quilt Pattern

I am very excited to participate in the #SewPINK initiative created by My mother had breast cancer, but because she caught it early she is now thankfully cancer free.

Three activities for my hop day...
  1. I am giving complimentary copies of my newest pattern Bear Hugs which is launching today. 
  2. I am auctioning off the Bear Hugs cover quilt on Instagram and all proceeds will be donated to support breast cancer research.
  3. I am giving away a $30 gift certificate to


My newest pattern, Bear Hugs, uses a scrappy Bear Claw quilt block in an interesting design setting.  This pattern is prefect for your scraps and you can use it to create your own quilt.  I believe that a quilt is a hug made of fabric.

The pattern contains cutting instructions for both scraps and fat eighths, detailed step by step piecing instructions, and a coloring page to test out different color schemes.   

I had a lot of fun taking pictures of this quilt including in a field behind the hospital by my house.

To get your complimentary (free) Bear Hugs pattern:

  1. Go to my Meadow Mist Designs pattern shop and click on the Bear Hugs pattern link.
  2. Add the digital Bear Hugs pattern to your cart.
  3. Use the coupon code SEWPINK which will take $12 off so you receive the pattern for free!
Be sure to hurry to get your Bear Hugs pattern, the coupon code will expire at midnight EST on Sunday October 25th!


The Bear Hugs quilt will be auctioned off on Instagram today, being posted around 8 am EST this morning.  The auction will last for 3 days through midnight EST Sunday night.  I will pay shipping costs within the US and the winner will donate the winning amount directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


And last but not least, byAnnie has generously given a prize of a $30 gift certificate to one lucky winner.  

Enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter.  The giveaway is open from 12:15am EST Friday, October 23, 2020 and will end at 11:00pm EST on Sunday, October 25, 2020.  The giveaway is open to everyone around the world.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The #SewPink Initiative was created by LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection and support for those affected by breast cancer. 

To learn more and see the calendar of events visit:

To find screenings available near you:
Breast Screen (Australia) (US)
WebMD (free screenings)

To donate directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit:

Check out the rest of the #sewPINK blog hop...
✂ Oct. 1 (Thur): Mister Domestic
✂ Oct. 5 (Mon): Sewfinity
✂ Oct. 7 (Wed)Great Heron Thread
✂ Oct. 9 (Friday)Knot and Thread
✂ Oct. 12 (Mon): Snuggles Quilts
✂ Oct. 14 (Wed)A Bright Corner
✂ Oct. 16 (Fri)Suzn Quilts
✂ Oct. 19 (Mon)HUGS'N KISSES
✂ Oct. 20 (Tues)Sallie Tomato
✂ Oct. 22 (Thur)Masterpiece Quilting, Nancy Scott 
✂ Oct. 23 (Fri)Meadow Mist Designs
✂ Oct. 26 (Mon): LoveYouSew
✂ Oct. 27 (Tue)Teresa Coates
✂ Oct. 31 (Sat)Sookie Sews of Sue O'Very Designs

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to get your complimentary Bear Hugs pattern, check out the Instagram auction, and enter the giveaway.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Morewood Mystery ++ Irish Units

I love strip piecing, do you?

Welcome to the October instructions for the Morewood Mystery Quilt along. There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along!  You can find all of the information about the Morewood Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more at the Morewood Mystery Page.

We are going to be making some Irish Units this month using strip piecing.

Click the link below for an downloadable, easy to print version of the instructions...

Morewood Mystery - Irish Units

Irish Units

Make 15 double Irish units 2 ½" x 2 ½".

1. Sew together 1 fabric C strip 1 ½" x WOF and 1 bg strip 1 ½" x WOF along their long sides to make a strip set 2 ½" x WOF, pressing the seam open or towards the darker fabric. Repeat to make a total of 2 strip sets.   

Tip: I find that pressing the seam open keeps the seam in these narrow strip sets straighter.

2. Cut the strip sets into 30 units 1 ½" x 2 ½" (each strip can yield 26 segments).

3. Sew together 2 units from step 2, pressing the seam open, to make a double Irish unit 2 ½" x 2 ½".  Repeat to make a total of 15 double Irish units.

Combine 2 fabric C strips 1 ½" x WOF and 2 bg strips 2" x WOF to make 30 single Irish units 3" x 3".

1. Sew together 1 fabric C strip 1 ½" x WOF and 1 bg strip 2" x WOF along their long sides to make a strip set 3" x WOF, pressing the seam open or towards the darker fabric. Repeat to make a total of 2 strip sets. 

Tip: I find that pressing the seam open keeps the seam in these narrow strip sets straighter. 

2. Cut the strip sets into 30 units 1 ½" x 3" (each strip can yield 26 segments).

3. Sew together 1 unit from step 2 and a bg rectangle 2" x 3", pressing the seam open, to make a single Irish unit 3" x 3". Repeat to make a total of 30 single Irish units.


Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Morewood 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 units.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of November, the 5th.


Monday, September 28, 2020

Morrison Park Blog Hop and English Trellis Pattern

I am so happy to be the blog kicking off Pat Sloan's new fabric line for Benartex called Morrison Park.  It is a great collection of pinks, reds, greens, and blues with great floral and blender prints.  

Hint, hint - this post is long but there may be a super awesome fabric giveaway at the end...


Here is my new pattern, English Trellis, I made with the Morrison Park prints.  You can find the English Trellis in my pattern shop for a introductory price of $9.50 through October 2nd.

I started by picking 5 of the Morrison Park fabrics, then combined them with navy, white, and gray solids.

All fabrics in the collection.  You can pre-order Morrison Park fabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop.

Morrison Park fabrics I used.

I designed the quilt in EQ8 and was able to use the fabric images to render into a quilt top so I knew I would be happy with the colors and prints before I even started cutting. Pretty soon I had a pile of beautiful blocks finished.


Once I had the quilt top finished, I had to decide how to quilt it.  I went back and forth with quilting designs, from a simple stipple to complex custom quilting.  

I decided to use the piecing to my advantage and quilt a large, allover figure eight motif using the 3" (finished) fabric pieces in quilt to keep my spacing and sizing even.  I used a similar pattern (on a 2" scale) on my ruler quilt you can see here.

I used Aurifil 50 wt thread in the soft white 2021 (my favorite) for all of the piecing and quilting.  Even though the white thread goes across the navy and gray fabrics, because the thread is fine, you can not see it much.


I made the lap size version of English Trellis, but the pattern contains instructions for baby, lap, twin, and king sizes.  It is prefect for a confident beginner quilter and is fat quarter (or scrap) friendly.

Many thanks to Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl for professionally tech editing English trellis!


Here are some more pictures I took of the finished quilt top and quilt ...

I love this one with my new logo on it :)


When scouting out locations for the quilt photography I noticed a new fence had been installed behind a doctor's office near my house.  The fence was wet from a storm the night before giving the wood a deeper, richer tone.  The funny thing was that the fence was installed to block the view of an unsightly dumpster :)  Here is a zoomed out picture of the quilt.


I have been trying to learn Pinterest better and be more active in the program.  This has caused me to rearrange my boards, pins, and really focus on quilting.  

In addition, I have been trying to make some more "pinnable" images.  Here is one of my creations if you would like to pin this pattern for later.  You can find me on Pinterest right here.


Would you like to make your own English Trellis quilt? It is on sale for an introductory price of $9.50 in my shop for only 5 days through October 2nd.

For additional savings in the shop - Use the coupon code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.

If you decide to make a English Trellis quilt, please share your progress and finished pictures on social media #EnglishTrellisQuilt and be sure to tag me @MeadowMistDesigns :)


I want to thank Pat for including me in her fabric blog hop, I had a great time playing with her beautiful fabrics.  I also want to thank everyone that has stopped by my blog hop post!  

If you are new to Meadow Mist Designs, I hope that you will take a few minutes looking around (especially the Morewood Mystery Quilt  - My 5th annual, free, monthly mystery quilt along that just started in July).

The giveaway prize, sponsored by Pat Sloan, is a Morrison Park layer cake and a Benartex Fat Quarterly club newsletter w/charm pack for US addresses or an Aurifil Perfect Box of Neutrals for international addresses.

The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on Friday, October 2nd EST and is open to everyone worldwide.

You can enter using Rafflecopter, with entries for a blog comment, following the blog, and following by Instagram.  Note: if you are reading this post via e-mail you might have to click over to the website site to enter.


Plus be sure to stop by each of the other bloggers in the Pat Sloan's Morrison Park Tour (each with a chance to win fabric or thread)

September 28 - Cheryl Brickey Meadow Mist Designs
September 29 - Laura Pilan Slice of Pi Quilts
September 30 - Andy Knowlton A Bright Corner
October 1 - Amy Ellis Amy's Creative Side
October 2 - Yvonne Fuchs Quilting Jetgirl
October 3 - Pam Vieira-McGinnis Pam Kitty Morning
October 4 - Jen Shaffer Patterns by Jen
October 5 - Heather Valentine The Sewing Loft
October 6 - Annie Unrein By Annie
October 7 - Melissa Corry Happy Quilting Melissa
October 8 - Karen Pratt Cream Craft Goods
October 9 - Jane Davidson Quilt Jane
October 10 - Wendy Sheppard Ivory Springs
October 11 - Pat Sloan

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New Logo

Notice anything new?

After many years with my previous logo, I am happy to share a little upgrade!  My goal with this new logo was to make Meadow Mist more readable, more in line with my brand, and more versatile.

Here is version in white on a dark background...

What do you think?  I have new business cards and stickers on order from Moo and I am rolling out the logo to all of my social media over the next few days.

Thanks! Cheryl

Thursday, September 10, 2020

New Pattern ++ Jelly Lantern

 Happy Friday!  Jelly Lanterns is the second new pattern I am releasing today!  You can Jelly Lanterns in my shop (along with the other new pattern Candy Stripes) for their introductory sale prices.

Jelly Lanterns is a beginner level, jelly roll friendly pattern that creates lantern like shapes when the blocks are sewn together. 

All of the photographs of the cover quilt were taken by Michelle Bartholomew.  A lap size only version of Jelly Lanterns was originally released as part of the Quilt Theory collaboration.

The cover quilt was made using Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman, Warm & White batting by The Warm Company, and Aurifil thread.

Here are some more of Michelle's beautiful photographs of the quilt...

Would you like to make your own Jelly Lanterns quilt?  It is on sale for an introductory price of $9 for only 4 days through September 14th.

You can combine this special price with the introductory pricing on Candy Stripes and also with a coupon code for even more savings. 

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

If you decide to make a Candy Stripes quilt, please share your progress and finished pictures on social media #JellyLanternsQuilt and be sure to tag me @MeadowMistDesigns :)