Monday, March 27, 2023

Montgomery Pattern Release

It's pattern release day!  The Montgomery pattern is now available!

You can grab a copy of Montgomery for the special introductory price of $10 now through Friday March 31st.

My Pattern Shop - Digital and Print Versions
Etsy Shop - Digital Version


Montgomery combines shoo fly and petal blocks for a complicated looking design that is easy to piece. The pattern is scrap and pre-cut friendly and is written at a confident beginner level.

Montgomery is charm pack, layer cake, fat quarter, and scrap friendly and includes instructions for a baby, throw, and queen sized quilts.


Moda generously supplied the fabric for the cover version.  The prints are Curio by Melody Miller for Ruby Star Society which are paired with Bella Solids in Tangerine and White by Moda Fabrics were used in the cover quilt. 

The backing fabric is an awesome wideback print by Ruby Star Society that I purchased from Backside Fabrics (an awesome shop for wideback fabrics).

Jean Chadwick (@jean_chadwick) made the cover quilt and did a wonderful job.


Jessica Steinbach of the Calico Hutch Quilt Shop (@calicohutchquiltshop) quilted Montgomery with a box-like meandering design that works fabulously with the quilt design.  A light white/cream thread was used in the quilting to blend in well with the background and all of the other colors.  The batting used was Warm & White by the Warm Company.

You can see a quick video of the quilting on Instagram.


Montgomery is charm pack, layer cake, fat quarter, and scrap friendly and includes instructions for a baby, throw, and queen sized quilts.

This pattern is perfect for a confident beginner, the blocks are easy to assemble and the quilt looks more difficult to piece than it is.

The pattern is on sale in my pattern shop and on Etsy at a special introductory price of $10 now through Friday, March 31st (midnight ET).  Once you make an Montgomery quilt of your own, you can share it via social media using the hashtag #MontgomeryQuilt.

In both my pattern shop (digital and print) 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.


I love seeing how the quilt pattern looks with different colors, prints, backgrounds and more. It gives me an idea of the versatility of the design and it is so fun to see the different options.


I would like to thank Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl for her amazing tech editing skills, Jean Chadwick for piecing the quilt top, Jessica Steinbach of Calico Hutch Quilt Shop for the quilting, and Moda Fabrics for the fabric.

Remember, you can get a digital version of the Montgomery pattern in the Meadow Mist Designs pattern shop (digital and print) and Etsy for only $10.00 through Friday, March 31st (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.


Thursday, March 23, 2023

Melodic Mystery ++ My Version

The Melodic Mystery is wrapping up and I am happy to share my version of the quilt.

Just a reminder...if you have made a Melodic Mystery quilt (quilt top or finished quilt), the deadline to submit your quilt for prizes is April 6th.  

You can use the linkup or you can email me your picture at and I will upload it for you.


I love Giucy Giuce fabrics so decided to use his Fabric from the Attic collection for Andover Fabrics (this is actually the third quilt I have made with this collection, it is one of my favorites).

For the backing, I went with a navy solid.  For the binding, I wound up not having enough of the print from the Fabric from the Attic collection so I went with a very old (circa 2011) Lotta Jonsdotter print.


I used one of my favorite all over quilting designs for my Macaron Mystery, the meander or stipple design.  I love the texture this design gives and it is super quick to quilt. 

I used Aurifil Dove thread (50 wt) for the quilting which blended in well with all of the different colors in the quilt top.  I really like how the light gray thread shows up well on the backing (I always use matching top and bottom thread colors).


Here is a short video showing the back of the quilt:


You can find all of the information for the Melodic Mystery quilt on the main Melodic Mystery Quilt Page and if you would like a full pdf, easy to print version of the pattern, you can find it in my pattern shop as the Melodic Mystery Quilt.


Monday, March 20, 2023

Just Two Charm Pack Quilts Book!!

I have some exciting news today....I get to officially announce my new book, Just Two Charm Pack Quilts!!  The book will be published by Stash Publications in late May (tentative date of May 25th) and I have a bunch of fun ways to celebrate.

Do you find yourself accumulating charm packs in your sewing room? If you're anything like me, you probably have a pile of these adorable little packs aging like fine wine on your shelves.  I know I have a ton despite already having written two books about them! Charm packs are a fun and convenient way to get a sample of each fabric from a designer's latest collection, and it's hard to resist impulse-buying them when browsing for fabric.

My first book, Just One Charm Pack Quilts, was all about using a single charm pack, along with additional and background fabrics, to create a beautiful quilt. This book has been a hit with quilters who loved the playful and joyful quilts it showcased. The quilts in the first book tend to be on the smaller side, making them perfect for babies, kids, table toppers, or smaller lap quilts.

As quilters began requesting larger quilts, I realized it was time for a new book - and thus, Just Two Charm Pack Quilts was born! Each of the 16 patterns in this book uses two charm packs, along with an additional and background fabric, to create a large throw-sized quilt. I am thrilled to share these designs with you and can't wait for you to try them out for yourself!

If you have a stash of charm packs and are looking for inspiration for larger quilts, Just Two Charm Pack Quilts may be just what you need. With its variety of patterns, you're sure to find a design that speaks to you and brings your charm packs to life in a whole new way. Happy quilting!


Just like in the first book, Just Two Charm Pack Quilts features 16 patterns, each using two distinct colorways. I find it useful to see a quilt in different colorways when considering what fabrics to use in a design. This way, I can visualize the quilt in various color schemes and choose the one that best suits my taste and style.

String Lights Left quilt by Delia Dorn, right quilt by Cheryl Brickey


Pre-Sale Dates April 17 - April 22 - I am going to be offering a super bundle for signed books that will include additional patterns, plus a chance to win a quilt from the book that will only be available during this pre-sale.  More details soon :)

Publication Date May 25th - Just Two Charm Pack Quilts' official publication date right now is May 25th.  The exact date may still change a tiny bit due to printing or shipping delays.


I will be recording some fun videos in the next couple of months highlighting different quilts and techniques in the book.  You can find the first video introducing the book and showing a few quilts  here or at the attached link:

Just Two Charm Pack - Intro Video

And don't forget to subscribe to the Meadow Mist Designs YouTube Channel so you do not miss one :)


In late July/early August, there will be a book hop where a bunch of quilters will be showing off their versions of the book quilts.  I love seeing everyone's take on the designs and am excited to see what they make.


I will be hosting a sew along for the book starting in January 2024.  This will be a super fun and easy going quilt along and I hope that you will join in!  More details to come...

I hope that you are excited about the book too, thanks!!


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Happy Pi Day!

To quilty engineers, scientists, Pi lovers everywhere,
Happy Pi Day!
I am a chemical engineer and got my degree at Carnegie Mellon University (known to be a super nerdy engineering school). We did not have many of your typical college parties, but holidays like Pi day (March 14th for 3.14) were always huge celebrations.

Students spent most of the night writing out the thousands of digits of pi on the sidewalks all through the campus. I always try to celebrate pi day now with a celebration including some pie.

A bunch of years ago, I made a pi quilt for my engineer husband containing 49 paper pieced digits of Pi and I thought that I would post it again for the occasion.  You can find the Paper Pieced Numbers and Pi Quilt pattern in my shop if you would like to make your own.

Go have a piece of pie today to celebrate Pi Day :)



Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Creative Sparks - Color Mixer Event

I am very excited to be teaching in the virtual Creative Sparks Color Mixer event! I love prints and colors and using my own stash to create new quilts.

The Color Mixer Event is $50, but you can save $20 using my code (affiliate link) "mix1cheryl" or by clicking this link.

Grow Your Color Confidence at the Quilter’s Color Mixer

Do you find yourself…
  • Stuck trying to figure out which colors and fabrics to use in your next quilt project?
  • Wondering how to use fabrics in your stash that you love but can't seem to figure out how to use in a quilt?
  • Intimidated by using prints in your quilts?
  • Relying on kit quilts for a successful project?

You'll unlock the answers and more during Creative Spark's LIVE Color Mixer Virtual Live Event with recordings of all of the sessions available after the event.

Join 12 expert quilting instructors for a vibrant multi-class event on the most powerful (and intimidating) tool in the quilter's toolkit: color.

You’ll gain access to join 12 40-minute workshops to learn color theory, the history of color in art, creating custom color palettes, stash-busting piecing tips, explore ombré quilt designs, master designing with prints, and more.

VIRTUAL LIVE EVENT: Thursday, March 30th at 9 am (Pacific Time)

RECORDING: Available April 2nd with no expiration

How does it work?

You’ll get over eight hours of content in four hours using the magic of TECHNOLOGY! The virtual Quilter’s Color Mixer will include a keynote address from Jean Wells, followed by twelve 40-minute breakout rooms. You’ll pick four you want to see LIVE and choose your learning adventure with just a click.

Recordings of the other eight rooms will be available to watch later through your Creative Spark account.

My Class - Create Custom Quilt Color Palettes - 11:50am PT

Stuck trying to figure out which colors and fabrics to use in your next quilt project? If you’re looking to use beloved fabrics in your stash, but can’t seem to put them together in a quilt, you’re in the right place!

You will look at your fabric stash with new eyes after the lecture when you learn how to create your own custom palette. Cheryl focuses on using what you already have in your sewing room. This lecture will show the process of starting with an inspiration (a favorite color, fabric, or picture) and building that into a cohesive set of fabrics for your quilt.

The Color Mixer Event is $50, but you can save $20 using my code (affiliate link) "mix1cheryl"