Thursday, June 17, 2021

Macaron Mystery Quilt Staring in Two Weeks ++ Sponsors & Prizes

 


Only two weeks until the kick off of the Macaron Mystery Quilt Along!  I am so excited and I hope that you are too!  You can find out all about the quilt along here including dates, the un-mystery quilt option, and the Facebook group.

Check out all of our generous sponsors and the prizes they are donating. All prizes will be given out randomly to those that enter the final reveal parade (finished quilt tops or finished quilts).  Be sure to scroll to the bottom for an awesome giveaway.

I want to thank all of our twelve (12!!) sponsors for generously donating prizes for this quilt along!  Without further ado, here are the sponsors in random order...



Large Spool Collection - 12 Large Spools

Aurifil is a favorite of quilters for their high quality, wonderful colors, and variety of thread weights.  Aurifil thread is made from the finest cottons grown in the Mako region of Egypt and manufactured in Milano, Italy.





$50 Gift Certificate

Backside Fabrics specializes in wide quilt backing fabrics that are both beautiful and affordable.  I love wide back fabrics so I do not have to piece a backing and Backside Fabrics has the largest selection I have ever seen.  



$25 Gift Certificate - 3 Winners

Myra of Busy Hands Quilts makes custom quilts and designs quilt patterns.  Her patterns include instructions for all sizes from wall to king, including two lap sizes, wherever possible.  Clear instructions with easy-to-read charts and diagrams are also a part of her patterns, as well  as fabric requirements using yardage and precuts when applicable.  She loves strip piecing because it saves time and she includes directions for strip piecing if it works for the pattern.  You can find all of her patterns in her shop, Busy Hands Quilts.




$50 Gift Certificate

Brewstitched is a wonderful online and brick & mortar fabric shop famous for all of pre-orders, new fabrics, and blender/solids.  Brewstitched is a new sponsor (and is having a giveaway below!!) and will also be offering kits for sale for the Macaron Mystery.

 Cotton Cuts
Cotton Cuts Classic, Modern Maker, or Java Box (US shipping only)

Cotton Cuts is a fabric subscription box that delivers designer quilting fabric based on your preferences.  Cotton Cuts offers subscription boxes for fabrics (large and small amounts), thread, and more. 





$35 Gift Certificate

The Fat Quarter Shop features high quality quilting fabric for quilting, sewing, crafters and fabric lovers of all ages. They have all of the latest prints as well as a huge selection of solids, patterns, notions, quilt kits.





$40 Gift Certificate

Quilt Pattern Mart is a digital pattern marketplace made by quilters for quilters containing almost 200 quilt patterns for sale. The patterns range from beginner to advanced and cover applique, paper piecing, traditional piecing and more.



Quilting Jetgirl
2 winners of 2 pdf patterns each

Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl is back as a sponsor for the fourth year in a row! Yvonne blogs at Quilting Jetgirl. She has been quilting for 20+ years and credits quilting with helping her feel balanced and connected to both her local hometown community and a larger global community. Her patterns are available through her shop.



$85 longarm quilting voucher

Quilting by Anne-Marie offers custom and digital edge-to-edge long arm quilting services to quilters nationwide. Whether you're modern, traditional, or somewhere in between, Anne-Marie will work with you to select a design to complement your quilt. She strives to provide excellent customer service in a timely fashion.


Prize details: $85 will cover many designs of edge-to-edge longarm quilting of mystery quilt (or equivalent size quilt). Winner responsible for shipping (both ways) and batting.





Voucher for Macaron Mystery quilt quilting (or similar sized quilt)

Sew Colorado Quilting, LLC Voucher for longarm quilting of mystery quilt At Sew Colorado Quilting LLC, I'm focused on collaborating with quilters to finish quilts through digital edge to edge quilting designs. Quality at a reasonable cost is my priority and I love working with a variety of experience levels. I've quilted for fabric designers, first time quilters and every level in between.


Prize details: Voucher will cover many designs of edge-to-edge longarm quilting of mystery quilt (or equivalent size quilt) and batting. Winner responsible for shipping (both ways) and batting.


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2 winners - each winning a set of star quilt pattern greeting cards (US addresses only)

Soma of InkTorrents Graphics is a software engineer by trade. She is an accomplished quilter, paper pieced pattern designer, painter, drawer, and photographer.  Soma's beautiful creations can be found in her shop InkTorrents Graphics.





Meadow Mist Designs
2 pdf Patterns - 2 Winners

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs focuses on producing innovative patterns with clear instructions by combining her technical writing and math skills with her love of quilting. She loves teaching computer aided quilt design and basic quilting skills to others. You can find all of her patterns in her shop and she just published her second book, Just One Charm Pack Quilts.







And now who is ready for a giveaway?

This giveaway of a $25 gift certificate is generously donated by one of our newest sponsors, Brewstitched, who is also going to be offering kits for purchase for the Macaron Mystery Quilt.

Giveaway open now through Tuesday June 22nd at midnight EDT.  Open to everyone everyone around the world, ages 18 and up.

To enter the giveaway:  

1. Sign up for Brewstitched newsletter (which includes their free pattern of the month) here. Leave a comment on this blog post saying you have signed up (or are already a subscriber).

2. Follow Brewsitched on Instagram here. Leave a second comment on this blog post saying you are a follower.

** If you are a no-reply blogger be sure to include your email address otherwise I have no way of contacting you **










Saturday, June 5, 2021

Ending Soon - Super Awesome Pre-Sale Signed Book Bundle!



Just a quick reminder that the Just One Charm Pack Quilts Super Awesome Presale Signed Book Bundle Sale ends tonight.

The Special Deal will end at midnight tonight (EDT), Saturday June 5th





WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THIS BUNDLE
  • Signed copy of Just One Charm Pack Quilts book ($25 value)
  • Three (3) individual Meadow Mist Designs patterns, printed or digital ($36 value)
  • Digital copy of Cathedral Window Pincushions pattern ($12 value). This is a special pattern not available for purchase outside of this bundle.

$73 dollar value for $25 plus shipping*

* Shipping - Bundle will be shipped using USPS Priority Mail flat rate envelops for a cost of $7.50 for US and $28.50 for Canada. For all other countries, please email me at Cheryl@Meadow-Mist-Designs.com for a shipping estimate.

The shipping estimate currently is about June 25th, but this subject to change based on shipping delays and when I receive the books. As soon as I receive them, I will ship them out as quickly as possible.

Signed Copies - I will sign the inside of the book and include your name that is listed in the shipping address so if you would like a different name, please email me after purchase.







HOW TO PURCHASE THE BUNDLE

1. Add the Just One Charm Pack Book Bundle to your cart.


2. Add three individual Meadow Mist Designs patterns (digital, printed, or a mixture of both) to your cart. Note: Digital patterns will be available right to download right after purchase. Printed patterns will be shipped with book.


3. Add the digital Cathedral Window Pincushion pattern to your cart.


4. Enter the coupon code CHARMBOOK during checkout. The coupon code will take off $48 from the total to make the bundle cost $25 plus shipping.


If you have any questions with the listing or using the coupon code, e-mail me at Cheryl@Meadow-Mist-Designs.com and I will help you.



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BONUS BOOK

If you purchase this bundle, you can add a signed copy of my first book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts for only $15 (40% off the list price of $25).










ABOUT THE JUST ONE CHARM PACK BOOK

Who can resist a perfectly coordinated and fun-filled fabric charm pack? Now make the most of your growing collection with projects designed with the charm pack lover in mind. Sew colorful and bright quilt projects, each using only one charm pack, one extra fabric, and a background fabric.

All 18 projects come in two colorway options with easy to follow instructions and illustrations. Finished creations have multiple uses! Projects are perfectly sized for a baby or child, but also make for unique house d├ęcor as table toppers, wall hangings, or the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. Plus, you'll never need another excuse to keep buying those irresistibly fun charm packs!

By Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. Published by Stash Publications, an imprint of C&T Publications, June 2021.

You can find a series of posts and videos all about the book showing samples and giving many tips and tricks:





 




Friday, June 4, 2021

Just One Charm Packs Quilts & Cats

I thought it might be fun to highlight my favorite quilt testers Oreo, Reeses, and Piper today.  They took their job of laying on and messing with every fabric, quilt block, quilt top, and finished quilt I made for the Just One Charm Pack Quilts book very seriously.  

These are all in-progress iPhone pictures so they are not the best photo-wise but it they were too cute not to share.



Reeses on the Nine Patch Challenge quilt top






Piper asleep on the job monitoring Baskets piecing






Piper on Baskets while I was trying to cut batting






Reeses and Piper helping with basting Coin Flip






Piper helping to block the Nine Patch Challenge after quilting








Oreo helping with basting Ships Ahoy






Reeses and Piper wrestling over Nine Patch Challenge








Piper modeling the finished Fishies quilt






Reeses getting cat hair on Baskets as I was trying to de-lint and fold it for shipping





Piper getting cat hair on Baskets as I was trying to de-lint and fold it for shipping






Oreo getting cat hair on Baskets (the other version) as I was trying to de-lint and fold it for shipping



Just as a reminder, my super awesome, signed book bundle pre-sale for Just One Charm Pack Quilts ends tomorrow night (Saturday June 5th at midnight EST).  The bundles includes:

  • Signed copy of Just One Charm Pack Quilts book ($25 value)
  • Three (3) individual Meadow Mist Designs patterns, printed or digital ($36 value)
  • Digital copy of Cathedral Window Pincushions pattern ($12 value). This is a special pattern not available for purchase outside of this bundle.
$73 dollar value for $25 plus shipping

You can find out more about the deal here and purchase the deal here.








Thursday, June 3, 2021

Macaron Mystery ++ 1 Month Until Kickoff!

The Macaron Mystery Quilt, a free monthly mystery quilt along will kick off in just one more month on Thursday, July 1st! 




The Macaron Quilt is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2021 through April 2022 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month.

We will kick off the quilt-along on Thursday, July 1st 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

The monthly instructions will be posted to this blog as blog posts (and can always be found on the Macaron Mystery Page).  I will be attaching a link to the downloadable, easy to print, pdf versions of the instructions right into each monthly instruction blog post.  There is no need to sign up to get the instructions, they will be posted here each month.

To make sure that you do not miss any posts, make sure that you are subscribed to the blog (here are some links for following... BloglovinEmail).




PRIZES 

We will have many prizes which will be given out randomly to quilters who submit finished quilts or quilt tops to the reveal parade in April 2022.  I will be posting about the sponsors and prizes in about two weeks.



UN-MYSTERY QUILT OPTION

Want to join in the fun but making a mystery quilt is not your thing? I totally understand and offer a sneak peek of the design!

If you would like to see the final pattern to decide whether to join in or to help pick colors, you can sign up to receive the Un-Mystery Quilt Sneak Peek.  The sneak peek will be sent out on Thursday, July 1st and will contain the sneak peek, multiple colorway renderings, and a coloring page.



  • The only rule is that you have to keep the design completely to yourself as to not spoil anyone else's surprise.
  • This sign up is only for a sneak peek and will not be used for sending out instructions.
  • This is a fresh signup so if you want the sneak peek you need to sign up, even if you had signed up for last year's sneak peek. 




FACEBOOK GROUP
We have over 8,000 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.





QUILT KITS

There is no need to purchase a kit to take part in the mystery quilt along, but for those that would like to purchase a quilt kit, there will be kits offered (more info and links will be posted on July 1st)



PREVIOUS MYSTERY QUILTS

The instructions for my previous mystery quilts are located in the Mystery Quilt tab above (and are always available so you can start them at any time).





QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions regarding my mystery quilts you can e-mail me at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com or leave your question in a comment below.



 




Monday, May 31, 2021

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - May 2021

Welcome to May's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!




My big news this month was the official pre-sale launch of my book Just One Charm Pack Quilts. The super awesome, signed book bundle pre-sale includes:

  • Signed copy of Just One Charm Pack Quilts book ($25 value)
  • Three (3) individual Meadow Mist Designs patterns, printed or digital ($36 value)
  • Digital copy of Cathedral Window Pincushions pattern ($12 value). This is a special pattern not available for purchase outside of this bundle.
$73 dollar value for $25 plus shipping

This special offer is only available through Saturday June 5th and you can find out more about the deal here.




I thought that in honor of the Just One Charm Pack Quilts, I would share one of my favorite quilts from the book. 

Here is Ninja, one of the very beginner friendly patterns from the book. I used a charm pack of Flower Shop by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics paired with Moda Bella solids in white (fabric A) and frost (background) for this quilt. I love the bright happy colors of this quilt and the swirl quilting that Carol Alperin quilted on it.

Photo: C&T Publications
Designed & sewn by Cheryl Brickey, Quilted by Carol Alperin







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