Friday, June 27, 2014

Trifle Dish Sew-a-long at the Moda Bake Shop - Brick Border

Hi, and if you are visiting from the Moda Bake Shop, Welcome!

Today is the scheduled day for my layer of the Trifle Dish Quilt, the Brick Border. The Brick block is very versatile and can be created using most pre-cut fabrics including charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls, fat 8ths, and fat quarters.

The Moda Bake Shop version is using a scrappy collection of fabrics from Storybook by Kate and Birdie, Mirabelle by Fig Tree and Co., and basics from the Moda Dottie line. The reandering I have included below are made using April Showers by Bonnie and Camille.

In addition to being a row for the Trifle Dish quilt, the Yellow Brick Row may be used alone to create a quilt.  I have shown below a lap sized version (64” x 68” finished) of the quilt using 6 rows of the Yellow Brick Row separated by a 4” sashing.  

The details for the piecing of the Brick Block and all of the of the other layers in the Trifle dish quilt can be found at the Moda Bake Shop. 

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cracker Lattice - A Free Quilt Pattern from Camelot Fabrics

I am proud to introduce my first quilt pattern for Camelot Fabrics called Cracker Lattice which is available as a free download. 

Cracker Lattice is  a modern take on a classic quilt block, the cracker block using the What’s Cookin’ fabric collection by Allison Cole for Camelot Fabrics.

The pattern is available here through Camelot Fabrics website.  Please go take a look, download the free pattern, and take a look through some of the new and upcoming wonderful fabric collections Camelot has.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Trifle Dish quilt-a-long at the Moda Bake Shop

A Trifle Dish quilt-a-long was just announced over at the Moda Bake Shop and I had the honor of designing one of the layers.

The Moda Bake Shop version of the Trifle Dish Quilt will be made using Storybook by Kate and Birdie, Mirabelle by Fig Tree and Co., and basics from the Moda Dottie line. 

The quilt-a-long instruction tutorials will run from June 8th until June 24th with a link-up of finished quilts for prizes on July 1st.  The full schedule is below:

June 8:     Layer 1 - Cherry Spools and Lady Fingers | Robin Nelson of Craft Sisters
June 10:  Layer 2 - Orange Peel | Leila Gardunia of Sewn by Leila
June 12:  Layer 3 - Pinwheels | Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts
June 14:  Layer 4 - Strawberries | Anjeanette Klinder of AnjeanetteK
June 16: Layer 5 - Jewel Box | AnneMarie Chany of GenX Quilters
June 18: Layer 6 - Flowers | Cory Yoder of Little Miss Shabby
June 20: Layer 7 - Sponge Roll | Keera Job of Live.Love.Sew.
June 22: Layer 8 - Butterflies | Trish Poolson of Notes of Sincerity
June 24: Brick Border | Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs

{Break from June 25 to July 1 to catch up on piecing} 

July 1: Final Reveal {full pattern download} and reader link-up to win prizes

My layer will be brick border shown in June 24th.  I hope you will consider joining in on the quilt-a-long, I have seen the full design and it looks great!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Modern Quilt Guild Challenge Quilt Finished

I am very happy to show you my finished MQG Challenge quilt today, Courthouse Petals. The challenge was to create a quilted article using some fat eighths of Petal Pinwheels (and piece of fabric from another line) combined with any other Michael Miller print and/or any solid.

In the beginning, I was trying to design a quilt using only the Petal Pinwheels collection by Michael Miller.  I found this difficult as the value of the prints are all very similar so the quilts I designed in EQ7 all looked really flat.  I decided to add in the Kona Coal which brought depth to the quilt and good contrast to the Petal Pinwheels fabrics (I also purchased additional Petal Pinwheels fabrics for additional yardage and print variation).

My work-in-progress posts on the quilt can be found here and here.

After going through tons and tons of different designs, I settled on taking a classic courthouse block and updating it.  I alternated the prints and the coal creating a strong contrast and geometric shape.  I also varied the width of the different block layers, made the block really large (finishing at about 68" x 68"), and added some very dense quilting.

For the quilting, I wanted to add a lot of texture to the gray areas so I decided on a dense back and forth quilting design in a matching gray thread with lines are a little less than 1/4" apart.  Because there is more than 2 yards of Kona Coal used in the quilt, the dense back and forth quilting took me almost 11 hours.  For the print area, I used an off-white thread to blend in as best as possible and quilted using a small scale meandering pattern.  

This quilt was the first time I had not used Warm & Natural, but used a bamboo batting called Nature-Fil by Fairfield.  I was very pleased with the batting and how soft the quilt still is after all of that tight quilting.  I will be doing a full review on my experiences with the batting once I have a chance to wash the quilt to test it washability.

Here are some more pictures of the finish...

Thanks for taking a look!  This was a very fun challenge to take part in and I have enjoyed seeing everyone's creations.  It is amazing how starting with the same fabrics, quilters came up with such different ideas.

Quilt stats:
Design: Modern variation on a court house block
Fabrics:  Petal Pinwheel by Michael Miller and Kona Coal
Size: 68" x 68"
Quilted: Dense back and forth quilting in the gray areas using Aurifil 1246
               Small scale meandering in the patterned areas using Aurifil 2021
               on my Bernina 710

I am linking up to Link a Finish FridayWhoop Whoop FridayThank Goodness Its Finished FridayFinish It Up FridayFabric Frenzy Friday,  Sewjo @ My Go Go Life, and Show Off Saturday @ Sew She Can.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the first day of the 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop and to my little corner of the blogging universe.  Thank you so much to Beth over at Plum and June for setting up this fun blog hop for all of us. The hop is a great avenue for us newish bloggers to connect up with others, as well as find lots of new blogs we might otherwise not find!

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Cheryl and I was born and raised in New Jersey and spent some years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Rochester, New York before moving down to Greenville, South Carolina with my husband almost 9 years ago. Here is a a picture of me that my wonderful sister had taken in an surprise photo shoot for my birthday.

I have a 7 year old son who loves legos, minecraft, and sports and a 4 year old daughter who loves dancing, coloring, and anything having to do with the Disney princesses.

I am a chemical engineer, now working as a patent agent 3 days a week for a textile and chemical company.  Most of the inventions I file patents for are technical woven and knit fabrics (ballistics, composites, tires to name a few). The work is very interesting and the occasional free fabric is a plus.

Why did you start your blog and where did your blog name come from?

I started blogging because I want to be able to better connect with the online quilting community and join in on all of the fun linky parties. I was sharing on Flickr and found that I wanted to write more and more in the descriptions.

I came up with the name Meadow Mist Designs for my blog because I live on Meadow Mist Trail and always loved the sound of it.

When did you start quilting and who taught you?

I started quilting about 3 years ago because I wanted to make a toddler quilt for my then 1 year old daughter, and have not look back since. I have learned almost everything about quilting from the online community (thank you all so much!).

I started quilting at a spare desk in our office and have seen taken over the guest room and converted it into my studio. There is much more room for fabric now that I have kicked the queen sized bed out :)

What do you sew on?

I started sewing on a 1980's slant shank Singer my mother had given me. Last year, my wonderful husband gifted me with my Bernina 710 for our ten year wedding anniversary present.

Favorite parts of quilting?

I love the design aspect of quilting along with all of the quilty math (I am an engineer after all) and fabric selection. I also love piecing blocks and the quilt top.

Least favorite parts of quilting?

Making quilt backings. More quilts than I would care to admit have Target cotton sheets as the backing so I don't have to do any piecing.

Random favorites:
  • Movie: The Princess Bride 
  • Color: Blue 
  • Animal: Cat 
  • Season: Summer 
  • Food: Berries and all desserts 
  • Part of blogging: Meeting new and wonderful quilters :) 

Some of my quilt finishes:

A quick quilting tip - An Alternative to Thimbles:

I really don't like thimbles, they seem to always fall off and they make my finger really hot.  I have found that a simple, inexpensive band aid gives my finger enough cushioning and stays right where I want it to.

I hope that you decide to join me on some great quilting adventures!  In addition to this blog, you can find me hanging out on:




Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today! Please take some time and hop over to some of the other blogs in the New Bloggers Blog Hop