Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - November 2022

  Welcome to November's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!





My big finish this month was the Board & Batten quilt and pattern and the announcement of a new quilt along starting the beginning of next year.  

Make a Board & Batten with me starting Thursday, January 5th and running through March 2nd!  The pattern contains instructions for baby, throw, twin, and queen and it is a super fun, beginner friendly quilt to make.  The perfect way to kick off 2023!

You can get your copy of Board and Batten in my pattern shop (digital or print version) and visit the Board & Batten QAL page for all of the quilt along information.



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

 





Monday, November 28, 2022

Thanksgiving Pattern Sale Ends Today

Just a quick reminder that the 

Thanksgiving Pattern Sale

sale is ending tonight at midnight (EST).





Buy 2 Patterns, Get 1 Free 
Digital patterns, print patterns, or a mixture of both.


Meadow Mist Designs Pattern Shop

No coupon code needed, the discount will be automatically applied when you add 3 patterns to your cartThe patterns may be digital, printed, or a mixture of both.  

This sale is cumulative meaning that for every 2 patterns bought, you will get a free pattern.  Buy 4 patterns, get 2 free, buy 6 patterns, get 3 free, etc.


Sale Timing: The sale runs through midnight (EST) on Monday, November 28th.


Etsy Pattern Shop

I am also offering the buy 2 get 1 free patterns in my Etsy Shop, but to get the discount you will need use the code THANKSGIVING during check out for the sale (discount not automatically applied).

Etsy - Use code THANKSGIVING for Buy 2, Get 1 Free

Sale Timing: The sale runs through midnight (EST) on Monday, November 28th.
 

 




Friday, November 25, 2022

Board and Batten - Quilt Kits

 Are you joining in on the Board and Batten quilt along?  

The pattern is available now and the quilt along kicks off on January 5th.  It is the perfect quilt to start the new year making!  The pattern is pre-cut and scrap friendly and contains baby, throw, twin, and queen sizes.

I had such fun rendering Board and Batten in all sorts of colors and prints and with dark backgrounds and light backgrounds to give you ideas on which fabric combinations you may wish to use.

Being that the pattern is so pre-cut and scrap friendly, you might already have the perfect fabric waiting in your sewing room. If not, then you can shop some Black Friday sales :) 

Reminder - You can grab a copy of the pattern during my Thanksgiving Sale now through Monday, Nov. 28th where all of the patterns in my shop are buy 2 get 1 free (digital and print).

No coupon code needed, the discount will be automatically applied when you add 3 patterns to your cart.  The patterns may be digital, printed, or a mixture of both.  

This sale is cumulative meaning that for every 2 patterns bought, you will get a free pattern.  Buy 4 patterns, get 2 free, buy 6 patterns, get 3 free, etc.




Quilt Colorway Renderings

Here are a bunch of different Board & Batten renderings, each illustrated in the throw size.  Below each picture is a link to the print fabric collection and the background fabric shown in the picture.  

If you like a rendering and decide to make the quilt with that fabric, you can click the link and add the amount of fabric needed for your size to your cart shown in the fabric requirements chart below. All link are affiliate links to Fat Quarter Shop unless otherwise stated.



My scrappy version using blue, turquoise, lime colored solids on a white background.


This is what I am making for the quilt along.
Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off

Same collection with a pink background (I almost went with this version)
Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off


Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off


Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off


Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off


Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off


Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off


Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off


Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off


Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off


Fat Quarter Shop - Black Friday Sale - 20% off



** Right now, Connecting Threads has its Black Friday sale going on so the Board & Batten quilt kit (along with the whole site) is 25% off with the coupon code SITWIDE25.  So the quilt is on sale for only $39.74 (from $52.99 org.) and you can find it here.** 


Which is your favorite?  What fabrics are you going to use?











Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Board & Batten - "ele" Quilting Design

Does your quilt have a regular, repeating pieced grid?  Then I have a great quilting design for you!

When I am deciding what quilting design to use on a quilt and I decide that an all over design works best, I look at the piecing of the quilt.  If the quilt has a piecing grid (meaning that there is the same size block or unit repeating across the quilt), then I try to use this grid in my quilting.

This grid keeps the quilting spaced and consistent.  Plus there is no marking :)

Board & Batten has a grid design (each square is either a solid fabric or a half square triangle) so I used this grid to create a fun and quick quilting design.

"ele" Quilting Design

The "ele" quilting design I used for Board & Batten runs vertically in the quilt top, but was actually quilted in my machine left to right like a typewriter.  

I started the design off the left hand side of the quilt (so no thread burying, yippee) and quilted the following pattern:

1. Quilted a cursive "ele" in the first block.
2. Crossed downward through the grid seam intersection.
3. Quilted an upside down "ele" in the second block (the second block is one block to the right and one block down from the first block)
4. Crossed upwards through the grid seam intersection. 

I continued this pattern all the way to the other side of the quilt and ended off the quilt (again no thread burying).  Then, like a typewriter, I moved the quilt to start the next row of quilting.

Here is a short video showing the quilting across a section of the quilt.


My quilting is far from perfect, but always aiming for the seam intersections kept the spacing of the design consistent and look more even then it really is.


Here is how the quilting looked in the finished quilt:



I love this design due to the impact this quilting gives with no marking and no thread burying.  The next time you are trying to figure out how to quilt your quilt, if your design has a grid, try something like this :)

If you want to make your own Board & Batten, you can get a copy:


Board & Batten - Digital Version

Board & Batten - Printed Version


And remember, the Super Thanksgiving Sale is going on right now, Buy 2 Patterns, Get 1 Free!  
Digital patternsprint patterns, or a mixture of both.

In my pattern shop, no coupon code is needed, the discount will be automatically applied when you add 3 patterns to your cart. The patterns may be digital, printed, or a mixture of both.  In my Etsy shop you will need to use the coupon code THANKSGIVING.








Monday, November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving Sale (and Board & Batten Launch)

I hope that you will be enjoying the holidays this week!

Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, & Cyber Monday!



To celebrate, I am offering a special discount: 

Buy 2 Patterns, Get 1 Free!  
Digital patterns, print patterns, or a mixture of both.


Meadow Mist Designs Pattern Shop

No coupon code needed, the discount will be automatically applied when you add 3 patterns to your cartThe patterns may be digital, printed, or a mixture of both.  

This sale is cumulative meaning that for every 2 patterns bought, you will get a free pattern.  Buy 4 patterns, get 2 free, buy 6 patterns, get 3 free, etc.


Sale Timing: The sale runs through midnight (EST) on Monday, November 28th.




Etsy Pattern Shop

I am also offering the buy 2 get 1 free patterns in my Etsy Shop, but to get the discount you will need use the code THANKSGIVING during check out for the sale (discount not automatically applied).

Etsy - Use code THANKSGIVING for Buy 2, Get 1 Free

Sale Timing: The sale runs through midnight (EST) on Monday, November 28th.




Board & Batten Pattern Launch (and QAL)

This is the perfect time to get your copy of my newest pattern launching today, Board & Batten, to be ready for the quilt along starting on January 5th.  You can get all of the information about Board and Batten here.  

You can use the Thanksgiving sales to get any fabrics you might need for the quilt. I will be posting about some kit options from the Fat Quarter Shop on Black Friday the 25th.


Thank you so much for your support throughout the year!