Monday, August 31, 2020

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - August 2020

Welcome to August's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!


I hope everyone had a good August, we just started school (virtually) here in South Carolina.  It has been a learning curve but it seems to be going pretty well.

My favorite finish this month was a challenge quilt I made for my local Greenville Modern Quilt Guild's challenge.  The rules were to create something quilted that had to be at least 50% recycled fabrics.   

Due to the pandemic, I did not want to go to Goodwill so I used what I had around the house.  I called my quilt "Two T-shirts" because it was made using two t-shirts (original name right?).  This was first ever time sewing or quilting with knits.


The gray shirt was an old college t-shirt from Carnegie Mellon, the college I went to and the black shirt was an old college t-shirt from Purdue where my husband went.  The size of the quilt was dictated by the amount of fabric I could cut from the shirts.

I used a nice thick black 12 wt Aurifil quilting thread for the quilting and bound it with an old Rifle Paper Co print.  My quilt did not win, but I had fun making it and playing with knits for the first time.






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

 




Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Virtual Lectures Available

Is your guild meeting virtually and looking for guest lecturers?  I am happy to be offering two virtual lectures now, a trunk show and Quilt as Desired.  

If your guild is interested you can find more information (pricing, etc) on my Teaching Page, or contact me at MeadowMistDesigns (at) gmail (dot) com.



45-60 minute lecture and Q&A

Those three words, “quilt as desired” strike fear in many quilters. In this lecture, I take you through a step by step process you can use to help determine which quilt design you should use on your quilt, whether you are quilting the quilt yourself or sending it out to a quilting professional. This process helps you decide between allover versus custom patterns, which designs to use, and even quilting density and thread color. I will be showing many of my quilts and discussing how I decided on the quilting designs for each.




Meadow Mist Designs Trunk Show
45-60 minute discussion and Q&A


My trunk show shares my story of how I became a quilter and my work has evolved over time.  The talk is stuffed full of fabric picking tips, quilting advice, design inspiration, fabric/notion information, and more!    

I would love to talk to your guild!





Monday, August 10, 2020

Swamp Rabbit ++ Summer Sampler 2020

 Today is my block's day for my block for the Summer Sampler 2020 :)

My block is called Swamp Rabbit after the walking/running/bike path that runs for over 22 miles through the heart of Greenville, South Carolina.  It is a favorite trail of my family's, especially because of an ice cream shop near the end with homemade, pink waffle cones!

The trail is mostly level with just a few peaks, just like the Swamp Rabbit block.

Here is a rendering of the block, I thought it might be fun to play around with it to see how it would look in a full quilt.

If you are taking part in the Summer Sampler I look forward to seeing your block!


About the Summer Sampler 2020

The Summer Sampler is a sampler quilt along hosted by LeeFaith, and Katie.  "Summer Sampler 2020: Easy-Piecing Summer" brings you 16 quilt block designs that are easier than they look. This block-of-the-week program will help you create an amazing quilt that only looks complex! Plus, the designers will give you easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints every step of the way.  You can find out more information here.






Sunday, August 2, 2020

Morewood Mystery ++ Cutting Instructions

Is everyone ready to start cutting their fabrics?



Normally, instructions are posted on the first Thursday of each month.  Due to vacation plans, I am posting this month's a few days early.  This change in posting schedule will only affect August, all of the other months will remain the same.

There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along, we are just getting started!  You can find all of the information about the Morewood Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more at the Morewood Mystery Page.


Click the link below for an downloadable, easy to print version of the cutting instructions...

Morewood Mystery - Cutting Instructions






Cutting Instructions




FABRIC A
1. Cut 3 strips 3 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 30 squares 3 ½" x 3 ½" (each strip can yield 11 squares).
2. Cut 3 strips 3" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 30 squares 3" x 3" (each strip can yield 13 squares).

FABRIC B
1. Cut 3 strips 6" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 15 squares 6" x 6" (each strip can yield 6 squares).

FABRIC C
1. Cut 2 strips 5" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 15 squares 5" x 5" (each strip can yield 8 squares).
2. Cut 4 strips 1 ½" x WOF.

FABRIC D
1. Cut 3 strips 5 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 15 squares 5 ½" x 5 ½" (each strip can yield 7 squares).

BACKGROUND FABRIC
1. Cut 3 strips 6" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 15 squares 6" x 6" (each strip can yield 6 squares).
2. Cut 3 strips 5 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 16 squares 5 ½" x 5 ½" (each strip can yield 7 squares).
3. Cut 6 strips 5" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 45 squares 5" x 5" (each strip can yield 8 squares).
4. Cut 6 strips 4 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 45 squares 4 ½" x 4 ½" (each strip can yield 8 squares).
5. Cut 3 strips 3 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 30 squares 3 ½" x 3 ½" (each strip can yield 11 squares).
6. Cut 10 strips 2 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 60 rectangles 2 ½" x 5 ½" (each strip can yield 7 rectangles).
7. Cut 5 strips 2" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut 3 strips into 30 rectangles 2" x 3" (each strip can yield 13 rectangles).
b. Reserve remaining 2 strips.
8. Cut 2 strips 1 ½" x WOF.





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 cut fabrics.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of September, the 3rd.