Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Work- In-Progress Wednesday

I have not shared a work-in-progress Wednesday in a really long time.  Here is a little sneak peek into the sewing room to see what projects I am working on right now.  


1.  Lattice Vines
Lattice Vines is all finished and ready to launch!  This is my newest design and will be released this Friday, July 10th.  My son helped me with the photo shoot and we were able to get it done and home less than 2 minutes before it started pouring :)




2.  Checkers
Checkers is another new pattern I am working on that still in the piecing stage.  I am in no rush with this quilt so it is nice to work on in between other projects.


3.  Morewood Mystery Quilt

My Morewood Mystery is actually already finished (I made it during the testing phase) so I want to get it basted and quilted before I decide to hang it in the closet and forget about it for many months.  Here is the backing I picked, a wide back from Tula Pink.



4.  English Trellis
Pat Sloan has a new fabric line called Morrison Park for Benartex coming out in September/October and she asked if I would make something to help highlight it.  Here is the fabric, I love the red, blue, pink, and orange combos.  I am just starting to cut the fabric to make a quilt called English Trellis.




I hope you enjoyed the little sneak peek into what I am working on :)



Thursday, July 2, 2020

Morewood Mystery Quilt ++ Fabric Requirements

Welcome to the start of the Morewood Mystery Quilt!!  I am so excited to get started and I hope you are too!



About the Morewood Mystery Quilt Along - As a reminder, the Morewood Mystery Quilt is a free quilt along hosted on my blog (all instructions will be posted here) running from July 2020 through April 2021 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month.

The lap-sized mystery quilt is at an advanced beginner level containing basic piecing techniques (no applique, Y-seams, or paper piecing).

The directions and all of the other information related to the mystery quilt can always be found on the Morewood Mystery Quilt Page.

Don't miss a single Morewood Mystery Quilt post (or any of the other blog posts) by subscribing via e-mail to the blog:  Link to subscribe to the blog by e-mail.

Share Your Progress
Facebook: I encourage you to join the Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group (if you have not already).  We now have over 6,500 members in the group and I am so excited for the members to start sharing pictures of their fabric picks.  If you want some feedback on possible fabric choices or have any questions during the quilt along, the Facebook group is an excellent resource. 

Social Media: Please share your progress pics on social media with the hashtag #MorewoodMysteryQuilt and tag me at @MeadowMistDesigns.

Sponsors - 
We have 16 generous sponsors with over $1000 in prizes being awarded randomly in the reveal parade in April 2021.  You can read about the sponsors and prizes here.

Fabric Kits - On this post right below the fabric selection tips are some fabric kits available from the Bear Creek Quilting Company, Needle & Foot, and Bernina We're in Stitches. You do not need to use a kit to make this quilt, you can use your own fabrics you already have or purchase and use any you like.

Unmystery Quilt - If you signed up for the un-mystery quilt option, you should receive an e-mail today showing the design, some colorway options, the kit options, and a quilt top coloring page. You can e-mail me at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com if you have any questions or do not receive the file.

If you would like a sneak peek now, you can click the following link get one: Un-Mystery Sneak Peek

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

Easy to Print Instructions - Each month, the instructions will be posted as a blog post on the Meadow Mist Designs blog.  I will also include a link each month to an easy-to-print, pdf version of the instructions that will be available until the reveal parade in April.






And now without further ado....July's instructions...remember, you have an entire month to get your fabric, the next set of instructions comes out on Thursday, August 6th.




Fabric Requirements


The Morewood Mystery quilt is a lap sized quilt and contains 4 different fabrics plus a background fabric in the quilt top:






Fabric Selection Tips

  • It is suggested that a solid or a tone-on-tone print that reads as a solid be used for the background fabric.
  • Due to the finished fabric piece sizes and piecing methods for the quilt top, it is recommended that fabric prints used have a non-directional design.
  • Each of the fabrics may be made using scraps of similar colors instead of a single fabric if desired. Generally, the pieces within the quilt will be 6" x 6" or smaller.
  • Within the quilt, all of the A, B, C, and D fabrics are adjacent the background fabric, but none of the A, B, C, or D fabrics are next to each other.
  • In these instructions, the background is shown as white, but the quilt design looks very good with other colors and tones of background (light, medium, and dark) as long as the A-D fabrics have good contrast with the background color.
PATTERN NOTES: 
  • Width of fabrics (WOF) for this pattern is assumed to be 40".  
  • A scant ¼" (a thread width smaller than ¼") seam is to be used throughout the construction of the quilt unless otherwise instructed.  



Fabric Kits

Bear Creek Quilting Company, Needle & Foot, Bernina We're in Stitches are offering kits for the Morewood Mystery quilt. 

Bear Creek Quilting Company
You can find the Bear Creek Quilting Company kits all together in their Morewood Mystery Kit Category

 
  
$89.99
                                                                
 
$89.99
 
$89.99
 
$89.99
 
$89.99
 
$89.99
 
$89.99
 
$89.99



Needle and Foot

 

$98.50 (free shipping within US)
    

$90.00 (free shipping within US)
 

$90.00 (free shipping within US)
 

$98.50 (free shipping within US)
 

$110.00 (free shipping within US)
 

$92.00 (free shipping within US)



Bernina We're In Stitches
All Kits $89.00
$10 shipping within US, Shipping outside US available

To purchase kits,
Email: berninagreenville@yahoo.com
Phone: 864-235-5031

 

 Geometry
$89.00, $10 shipping within US
                                                                         
 

 Orange/Blue
$89.00, $10 shipping within US
 

 Holiday #1
$89.00, $10 shipping within US
 

 Holiday #2
$89.00, $10 shipping within US




Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Morewood Mystery Quilt!






Any questions?  Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page.  I look forward to seeing everyone's fabric selections.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of August, the 6th.



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - June 2020

Welcome to June's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!


I hope everyone had a good June, it is getting super hot here in South Carolina.  We are using the summer break to learn some new recipes and kitchen techniques.

My favorite finish this month was my Bee Quilt and being part of the Greenville Center for the Creative Art show, the Modern Design Lab Quilt Invitational.

Here was my mini finish that I made for the group photo challenge.  You can see more pictures and read more about the mini here.




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 (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 :)
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




Thursday, June 18, 2020

Morewood Mystery Quilt ++ Sponsors & Prizes



Only two weeks until the kick off of the Morewood Mystery Quilt Along!  I am so excited and I hope you are too!  You can find out all about the quilt along here including dates, the non-mystery quilt option, and 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 monthly and reveal parade link parties.

I want to thank all of our fifteen (15!!) sponsors for generously donating prizes with a total value of over $1,000 for this quilt along!  Without further ado, here are the sponsors in random order...




 
 Quilting Jetgirl
3 winners of 3 pdf patterns eachYvonne 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
 

4 winners - each winning the Trio of Star patterns - Twilight Star, Shattered Star, and Sunburst Star

Soma of Whims and Fancies is a software engineer by trade. Aside from math and science, she has loved painting and photography since she was a child. Soma started quilting in 2012. Within a couple months of that, she started writing quilt patterns. Soma blogs at Whims and Fancies and her patterns are available through her shop.

 
Sew Fresh Quilts
$100 worth of pdf patterns

Lorna is a modern quilter, pattern designer and the author of the Sew Fresh Quilts blog. Lorna uses traditional piecing methods to create a menagerie of animal quilts and an occasional block design. Lorna's patterns are available at her Etsy shop.

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.
 
Fat Quarter Shop
$50 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.  Free shipping on orders over $80! 

12 large spools of thread collection

Aurifil is a favorite of quilters for their high quality, wonderful colors, variety of thread weights. I love Aurifil's thread colors and weights (and my machine loves Aurifil thread)! Aurifil thread is made from the finest cottons grown in the Mako region of Egypt and manufactured in Milano, Italy. 



Needle & Foot
$50 gift certificate

While Needle & Foot has been around since 2014, Bernie began stocking fabric in January of 2017. She strives to carry a wide variety of quilting cottons.  In her Etsy shop, you will find a large selection of small fat quarter bundles, an affordable way to have a collection of pieces from one line without having to buy the entire fat quarter bundle.  Also, Bernie has recently expanded and now carries a selection of voiles and stretch knit fabrics for sewing garments. Providing individual help is a pleasure for Bernie so don’t hesitate to contact her with questions or concerns when selecting fabrics.
 

Reveal parade prize: $50 gift certificate

The 
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.

 

3 winners each winning a $25 gift certificate

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, whenever 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 ♥ strip piecing because it saves time, and she includes directions for strip piecing if it works for the pattern. You can find her patterns in her Etsy shop, Busy Hands Patterns

 

$50 gift certificate


Christine Scholz, is the owner of BackSide Fabrics, an internet only, family run business, and is located in the Lake Norman area of NC (near Charlotte). They specialize in a large selection of wide quilt backing fabrics that are both beautiful and affordable, and Quilters Dream Batting. 

 

2 pdf patterns

Beth from Cooking Up Quilts is a quilter, pattern designer, DIYer, blogger, wife and mother. She shares her passion for creating on her blog Cooking Up Quilts.  You can find her patterns in her shop 

Quilting by Anne-Marie
$108 voucher for longarm quilting of mystery quilt

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, I will work with you to select a design to complement your quilt. I strive to provide excellent customer service in a timely fashion.

Prize details: $108 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.
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).


2 winners each winning a six-month subscription

Make Modern is a wonderful digital quilting magazine that is stuffed full of great modern patterns for quilts of all sizes and other quilted items. I have been honored to have been able to contribute a number of patterns to the magazine through the years. 
 


3 yards of a cotton solid

A family affair! Honey, Bunny, and Doll Patterns are designed by a mother (Lori) and two daughters (Alison and Amanda). While it is hard for them to live in three different states, their mutual love of quilting keeps them close! They aim to design quilts that appeal to a wide variety of quilters and designs that work well with a range of different fabric styles. We also offer a limited selection of kits and precuts in our Etsy store, as well as a variety of 108" wide backing fabrics! 

 

 3 winners of 3 pdf patterns each


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.




Questions about the quilt along?  Please ask any questions in the comments below.



Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Connecting Threads Part 2

I have had the pleasure of designing for Connecting Threads for their kit program and am playing catch up with sharing them on the blog.  Here is part 2 of the Connecting Threads patterns and I kits available right now (you can find part 1 here)...

All photos courtesy of Connecting Threads



Chloe




Irish Corners
Quilt Kit (sold out) - Pattern





Check Plus




Raindrops




The Quilt in the Hat




Snail's Trail



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