Friday, May 17, 2024

Willow Lily Pattern Release

🌱It's pattern release day!  Willow Lily is now available!

You all know I love charm squares and I love half-square triangles and Willow Lily is the perfect combination of the two.  It is simple to make, beginner friendly, and can highlight your favorite prints.

If you liked my Just One Charm Pack Quilts and Just Two Charm Pack Quilts books, then you will love Willow Lily.  The pattern contains instructions for 3 sizes: lap, throw, and twin.

The lap size uses just one charm pack plus an additional fabric and a background fabric.  The throw and twin sizes use just two charm packs plus an additional fabric and a background fabric.

The digital version of Willow Lily is available in my shop and Etsy and the print version of Willow Lily is available as pre-order in my shop.

Willow Lily - Digital Pattern: Meadow Mist Designs Pattern Shop and Etsy

Willow Lily - Printed Pattern PRE-ORDER: Meadow Mist Designs Pattern Shop Note: The pre-order printed patterns will ship around May 24th.


The main (lap sized) cover version of Willow Lily used the Love Always collection by Anna Maria Horner for FreeSpirit Fabrics along with Moda Bella Solids in white and charcoal. I used a fat quarter bundle that I cut into charm squares.

I love the colorfulness of this collection and how it pops against the dark gray. I used some leftover fat quarters and some yardage of an older Anna Maria Horner print for the backing.

For the quilting, I used an all over paisley design. I thought that curved quilting played well with the straight lines in the piecing.


I made a second lap sized version of Willow Lily using the Flower Girl collection by Heather Briggs for Moda Fabrics along with Moda Bella Solids in white and gray. This is Heather's debut collection for Moda Fabrics and I love how soft the colors are.

I am always amazed at how different a quilt looks by changing out the colors and prints!

For the quilting, I used an all over meandering design. I love the crinkly texture that a meander gives a quilt. It make it look like it is already been loved and washed.


Willow Lily contains lap, throw, and twin sizes and uses 1 charm pack (lap) or 2 cham packs (throw and twin) along with an additional fabric and a background fabric.

Willow Lily is on sale in my pattern shop (digital and pre-order print versions) and on Etsy (digital version) at a special introductory price of $9.87 now through Tuesday, May 21st (midnight ET).

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.

Note: The pre-order printed patterns will ship around May 24th.


I would like to thank Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl for her amazing tech editing skills!!  I will also linking up to Yvonne's Favorite Finishes.


Thursday, May 16, 2024

Malted Mystery ++ Reveal Parade and Prizes

Thank you to all of the quilters that joined in on the Malted Mystery Quilt Along!  Today is the reveal parade and prizes will be awarded.

If you would like to make a Malted Mystery Quilt, you can start at any time, the instructions will always be posted as blog posts!  Find out all about the quilt along at the Malted Mystery Main Page.  

Now that the Malted Mystery Quilt has ended, you can find a easy to print, full version of the pattern for sale in my pattern shop.

Full pdf Instructions of Malted Mystery Quilt

Without further are the OVER 280 Malted Mystery Quilts...

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
Here are the prize winners (winners randomly selected from quilts submitted to the linkup).  Learn more about the sponsors here.  Winners should have received an e-mail from me.

Quilting Jetgirl: Two winners of 2 pdf patterns each
Link # 208 ltrout
Link #74 Maria S.

Fat Quarter Shop: $35 gift certificate
Link #24 Kate


Aurifil: 12 large spool thread collection
Link #137 Liz B.

Busy Hands Quilts: Three winners of $25 gift certificates each
Link #11 Cindy Fo.
Link #119 Sarah J.
Link #55 Roseline

 Backside Fabrics: $50 gift certificate

Link #153 Susan B

 Quilting by Anne-Marie: $90 voucher for longarm quilting of mystery (or equivalent) quilt

Link #279 Jeni O.

Sew Colorado Quilting, LLC: Voucher for longarm quilting of mystery (or equivalent) quilt
Link #85 Claire

Meadow Mist Designs: Two winners of 2 pdf patterns each
Link #190 Pat C.
Link #116 Lois T.

My Sew Quilty LifeOne winner of 2 pdf patterns
Link #65 Kaylin S.

Thanks again for taking part in the Macaron Mystery Quilt and thank you again to all of our wonderful sponsors!




Monday, April 29, 2024

Malted Mystery ++ Link Up Due Thursday May 2nd

Just a reminder that the deadline to enter your Malted Mystery quilt top or quilt into the reveal parade to be eligible for prizes is  Thursday, May 2nd at midnight ET.

Remember, you can always find all of the information and pattern instructions on the Malted Mystery Quilt Page.

On May 2nd, the pdf instruction links will be removed from the blog (the instructions will remain in the posts).  

If you would like a single pdf of the entire Malted Mystery pattern, it is now available in my shop.


Two Ways to Link Up

1.  Link up into the linky party directly using the link here.  If you have any problems with the linkup (can't get it to work, your image is sideways, etc.) skip to option 2.

2.  E-mail a picture of your quilt top / quilt to I am happy to load your picture into the party.  

Please let me know if you are outside of the US.  More than half of the prizes are available for everyone around the world.


  • Do I need to finish my quilt (quilted and bound) to take part in the parade and be eligible for prizes? 
    • No, you can enter pictures of completed quilt tops or finished quilts.
  • I posted my quilt picture to Facebook / Instagram / my blog, am I entered into the parade? 
    • No, you must link up your picture to be eligible. I will help you if you have any problems (
  • How are the prizes given out? 
    •  All prizes are given out randomly to quilters who participate in the reveal parade.
  • I loved the mystery quilt so much I made two (or more) versions, can I link up both of them? 
    •  Yes! You can link up all of the quilt tops and/or finished quilts you made from the Malted Mystery quilt and each quilt gets an entry into the prize drawing.
  • I changed up the design (added borders, arranged blocks differently, changed size, etc), can I still enter the reveal parade for prizes?
    • Yes!  Any and all Malted Mystery variations are eligible for prizes.



Friday, April 19, 2024

Flutter Pattern Revisited

I just updated Flutter just wanted to share the newly redone pattern.  I created the Flutter pattern back when I was working on promoting my first book Modern Plus Sign Quilts.  

I combined the plus sign with Drunkard's path blocks and they reminded me of butterflies so that is how it got its name.

Flutter originally was published in Modern Quilts Unlimited (which is not longer published) as just the throw size and I expanded it into a three size pattern: baby, throw, and twin.

Flutter is a great first curves pattern because the curved blocks are a nice, large size which makes the curve more gentle and easier to sew.

Here are renderings of all three sizes:


I made my version of Flutter using Kona Cotton solids in flamingo, lipstick, navy, and white by Robert Kaufman. The batting was Warm & White by the Warm Company and Aurifil thread was used in the piecing and quilting. I matched the quilting threads to the Kona colors.

I quilted each Drunkards Path block using butterfly looking ruler design which I posted a tutorial on the blog about right here.  I quilted the plus signs in a dense back and forth and the white background in a tiny stipple.

I hope that you enjoy it the pattern and I would love to see your versions of Flutter (make sure you share them on social media with #FlutterQuilt).

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Marble Mystery Quilt-Along Announcement!!!

I am very excited to announce that the next mystery quilt, the Marble Mystery Quilt, will begin on Thursday, July 4th! 

This is my tenth annual mystery quilt along!  The Marble Mystery joins the Foothills, Midnight, Meadow, Magnolia, Mosaic, Morewood, Macron, Melodic, and Malted mysteries.  How many have you sewn along with?

The Marble Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2024 through March 2025 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month.  This slow pace makes for a fun and stress-free quilt along!

We will kick off the quilt-along on Thursday, July 4th with the fabric requirements and some helpful hints to pick fabrics and colors (you will have an entire month to gather fabrics before the cutting instructions in August).

Here are some more details about the upcoming mystery quilt...

Quilt-along Instructions - 

There is no sign-up for the mystery quilt.  All of the mystery quilt information and instructions will be posted to this blog. Within each instructional post, there will be a link to an easy to print, downloadable version of the instructions. 

To make sure you do not miss any instructions, you can:

Open the blog or main Marble Mystery Quilt Page on the first Thursday of each month. 

Visit at the Facebook Group

Subscribe to the Meadow Mist Designs Blog via email (this will send all blog posts to your email address, not just the mystery quilt posts).

The Un-Mystery Quilt - Want to join in the fun but making a mystery quilt is not your thing? I totally understand and will offer a sneak peek of the design!  The sneak peek will be available as a linked document right on the blog starting July 4th.

The only rule is that you have to keep the design completely to yourself as to not spoil anyone else's surprise.

Facebook Group - We have 12,000 active members in our Facebook Group (Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group) sewing together! Join the group today so you can share and see everyone else's fabric, progress pictures, and finished quilts.