Sunday, March 31, 2019

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - March

Welcome to the first Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!

My favorite finish of March is a quick charity finish that I have not even had time to blog about (we just finished getting new carpet in the upstairs so blogging time has been limited).

Back many years ago, I made a Swoon block (pattern by Camille Roskelley).  I had thought about making a Swoon quilt, but after one block I did not feel like making anymore.  This lone block has been hanging out in my sewing room too long so I needed to be finished into something.

I added 5" (finished) borders to the 24" block to make a nice baby quilt that was the perfect size to use a single width backing.  A quick open swirl quilt pattern and some plaid binding finished the quilt.

This quilt will be donated to through the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild to the Greenville Hospital System for children when they are taken from their homes by DSS.

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.
  • You can link up both blog posts and Instagram posts to the party.
                Marci Girl Designs has an excellent tutorial on how to link up a Instagram post to Inlinkz.
  • If linking a blog post, I ask that you please add a link back to the party (and the button graphic if you would like).
  • Please visit at least 3 other links (and preferably leave comments) to share the love and celebration :)
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
I hope you join in by checking out the posts or linking your favorite finish of the month!

I am joining in on Julie of The Crafty Quilter's March UFO & WIP Challenge Link Up

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New Linky Party Coming Soon - Favorite Finish Monthly

I have a super fun announcement today :)

I decided to start a new, monthly linky party that celebrates our favorite quilt finishes for the month!  Won't it be fun to have a party where you can see some of the best finishes for that month all in one place?

Party Details
  • The linky party will open at 12:01am EST on the last day of the month.  This month, the party will start on Sunday, March 31st.
  • The linky party will be open for 5 days, through the 4th at 11:59 pm EST.
  • You can link up both blog posts and Instagram posts to the party.
                Marci Girl Designs has an excellent tutorial on how to link up a Instagram post to Inlinkz.
  • If linking a blog post, I ask that you please add a link back to the party (and the button graphic if you would like).
  • Please visit at least 3 other links (and preferably leave comments) to share the love and celebration :)

Questions?  You can leave any questions in the comments below.  I can't wait to see your Favorite Finishes for March!!


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Happy Birthday Modern Plus Sign Quilts

I am a couple of weeks late, but I wanted to wish Paige and my book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, a happy 1st birthday :)

I can't believe that it has been an entire year, I had such fun brainstorming, making the quilts, and writing the book with Paige.

Book Quilts

For the release, we held a 40+ blogger blog hop.  Below are thumbnails and links to each of the quilts from the book and the different versions from the bloggers.

Find Modern Plus Sign Quilts

Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along

The Modern Plus Sampler is wrapping up soon, with a reveal party (with tons of prizes) next month.  You can find more information and a full pdf of the pattern (book required to make the quilt) right here.

Share your Plus Sign Quilts

Have you made a quilt from the book?  I would love to see it!  You can share on social media using #ModernPlusSignQuilts and e-mail me at cheryljbrickey at gmail dot com

Photo by Paige Alexander

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

North Carolina Quilt Symposium ++ I'll be Teaching

Looking for a fun quilting retreat in a great location?  I am happy to announce that I will be teaching at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium in May and would love to see you there :)

The 3-day retreat this year is May 2 – 5, 2019 at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center which is about a half an hour drive west of Asheville, NC. The retreat center is nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains. In registering for boarding, all of your meals are included too.

New this year, the quilt symposium is having a day of business seminars on the first day of the symposium. Three 2-hour long lectures include:
  • From Design Idea to Full Pattern – Quilt Pattern Writing 101
  • From Play to Profit: Starting Your Own Quilting Business
  • Books, Patterns and Instructions, Oh My! Self-Publishing for the Novice Writer
I am excited to be teaching the pattern writing section and looking forward to sharing my process of pattern writing.

I will also be teaching a 6-hour version of my Subtracting for Minimalism technique and a 6-hour workshop on my Ruby Roads pattern.

There are tons of other wonderful teachers and workshops during the weekend from Amanda Murphy, Carole Lyles Shaw, and Michelle Wilkie.

More more information about the North Carolina Quilt Symposium here and you can register for the event here.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Modern Plus Sampler ++ Full Pattern and Parade Reminder

There are no instructions this month for the Modern Plus Sampler so that you have additional time to finish your quilt tops and quilts. 


March 28th - Submissions to the quilt parade due (quilt tops or completed quilts)
April 4th - Sampler Quilt reveal parade 


  • E-mail a picture of the quilt top or finished quilt by Thursday March 28th.
  • Address e-mail to
  • Name your photo with your name as the file name, if possible, such as "Cheryl Brickey.jpg".
  • (optional) Include in your e-mail your location (city, state and/or country) and/or a web address for any related blog posts you would like linked to.
  • Prizes will be randomly awarded to those that participate in the parade.
We have tons of prizes, we are looking forward to seeing your versions of the Sampler!  You can find all of the prizes here.


Now that all of the instructions have been posted, if you would like the instructions for the Sampler together in one pdf file you can download it right here:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Welcome Bear Creek Quilting Company

I would love to welcome Bear Creek Quilting Company today as as new sponsor for the Meadow Mist Designs blog!  
Hint hint....there may be a giveaway at the end of this post.

I asked Shari to share a little about her shop...

Bear Creek Quilting Company started in 2011 as a family business based out of Lebanon Oregon. Over the years they have grown and the online shop now has thousands of yards of fabric available. Bear Creek Quilting Company offers a flat shipping fee, quick shipping, and every order includes a surprise gift; everyone loves something exciting and free.

Bear Creek Quilting Company offers a huge of cotton, flannel and batik quilting fabric for every quilters taste (from traditional to modern).   You can search for fabric by collection, manufacturer, theme, or even color!  I love using the color search option to find just the print I am looking for.

In addition to the yardage, the shop also sells pre-cut bundles (fat quarters, jelly rolls, charm packs and layer cakes), patterns, books, notions and tools.  They have a wonderful selection of Aurifil thread (my favorite) including an Aurifil thread color card to help perfectly match your thread to faric color. 

Some more exciting things Bear Creek Quilting Company offers...

Aurifil Thread Gem Pack of the Month - a 3 spool color collection that launches each 1st of month. 

Creative Grids Ruler of the Month + Free Pattern - new combos are announced to our subscribers about the 15th of the month. 

Bear Creek Quilting Company is always getting new fabric and notions in stock, in their Coming Soon section you can enter your e-mail address in the listings to be notified when that product becomes available.  And because they have so much fabric coming in, Bear Creek Quilting Company also has an incredible Clearance Section (right now it has over 700 products on clearance!).


** Giveaway now closed, congrats Julie **

Bear Creek Quilting Company has been generous to offer a giveaway of a Something Blue Scrappy Bundle by Andover Fabrics. This is a scrap pack of width of fabric cuts left over from bolt ends and weighs about 4 pounds!  4 pounds of fabric is a lot of fabric!!

Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is limited to only the US and the prizes will be shipped directly from Bear Creek Quilting Company.

The giveaway starts Wednesday, March 6th at 12:30 am and runs through Sunday, March 10th at 8 pm (EST).

To enter, subscribe to the Bear Creek Quilting Company's newsletter (link right here) and leave a comment saying that you subscribe.  Be sure to include your e-mail address if you are a no-reply blogger.  

If you are new here, please take a minute to take a look through my mystery quilts (the next mystery quilt, the Mosaic Mystery, will be starting in July), tutorials, and recent finishes.

If you would like to subscribe to the blog you can do so by e-mail or bloglovin.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sew Tiny Sampler Release Party

You probably have heard of and seen Kitty of Night Quilter's tiny piecing.  She did a 100 day challenge and sewed a block a day and then turned them into the cutest little sampler (the quilt and pictures of the blocks were highlighted in a QuiltCon exhibit last week).

The great news is that Kitty is releasing today a Sew Tiny Sampler pattern today that contains 16 paper pieced tiny blocks and she asked me to help spread the word.  Each block finishes at 1 ¼" square.

The sampler has a bunch of blocks to choose from, but which did I decide on?  The plus signs of course :) 

I decided to use some of the new Figo fabric I got from my QuiltCon goodie bag and the Figo booth.  The colors are wonderful.  Because the piecing was so tiny, I was able to use a mini charm square for each block.

I made two regular plus signs and two skinny plus signs and combined them into a pincushion.

You can find the pattern in Kitty's pattern shop, on sale for $10 for the first week (after that it will go up to its regular price of $15).