Monday, September 28, 2020

Morrison Park Blog Hop and English Trellis Pattern

I am so happy to be the blog kicking off Pat Sloan's new fabric line for Benartex called Morrison Park.  It is a great collection of pinks, reds, greens, and blues with great floral and blender prints.  

Hint, hint - this post is long but there may be a super awesome fabric giveaway at the end...


NEW PATTERN ENGLISH TRELLIS USING MORRISON PARK FABRICS

Here is my new pattern, English Trellis, I made with the Morrison Park prints.  You can find the English Trellis in my pattern shop for a introductory price of $9.50 through October 2nd.


I started by picking 5 of the Morrison Park fabrics, then combined them with navy, white, and gray solids.


All fabrics in the collection.  You can pre-order Morrison Park fabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop.

Morrison Park fabrics I used.

I designed the quilt in EQ8 and was able to use the fabric images to render into a quilt top so I knew I would be happy with the colors and prints before I even started cutting. Pretty soon I had a pile of beautiful blocks finished.



FIGURE EIGHT QUILTING

Once I had the quilt top finished, I had to decide how to quilt it.  I went back and forth with quilting designs, from a simple stipple to complex custom quilting.  

I decided to use the piecing to my advantage and quilt a large, allover figure eight motif using the 3" (finished) fabric pieces in quilt to keep my spacing and sizing even.  I used a similar pattern (on a 2" scale) on my ruler quilt you can see here.


I used Aurifil 50 wt thread in the soft white 2021 (my favorite) for all of the piecing and quilting.  Even though the white thread goes across the navy and gray fabrics, because the thread is fine, you can not see it much.


ENGLISH TRELLIS PATTERN

I made the lap size version of English Trellis, but the pattern contains instructions for baby, lap, twin, and king sizes.  It is prefect for a confident beginner quilter and is fat quarter (or scrap) friendly.

Many thanks to Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl for professionally tech editing English trellis!




ADDITIONAL QUILT PICTURES

Here are some more pictures I took of the finished quilt top and quilt ...



I love this one with my new logo on it :)


BEHIND THE SCENES

When scouting out locations for the quilt photography I noticed a new fence had been installed behind a doctor's office near my house.  The fence was wet from a storm the night before giving the wood a deeper, richer tone.  The funny thing was that the fence was installed to block the view of an unsightly dumpster :)  Here is a zoomed out picture of the quilt.



PINTEREST PIC

I have been trying to learn Pinterest better and be more active in the program.  This has caused me to rearrange my boards, pins, and really focus on quilting.  

In addition, I have been trying to make some more "pinnable" images.  Here is one of my creations if you would like to pin this pattern for later.  You can find me on Pinterest right here.



PATTERN SPECIAL PRICE



Would you like to make your own English Trellis quilt? It is on sale for an introductory price of $9.50 in my shop for only 5 days through October 2nd.

For additional savings in the shop - Use the coupon code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.

If you decide to make a English Trellis quilt, please share your progress and finished pictures on social media #EnglishTrellisQuilt and be sure to tag me @MeadowMistDesigns :)



GIVEAWAY!!

I want to thank Pat for including me in her fabric blog hop, I had a great time playing with her beautiful fabrics.  I also want to thank everyone that has stopped by my blog hop post!  

If you are new to Meadow Mist Designs, I hope that you will take a few minutes looking around (especially the Morewood Mystery Quilt  - My 5th annual, free, monthly mystery quilt along that just started in July).


The giveaway prize, sponsored by Pat Sloan, is a Morrison Park layer cake and a Benartex Fat Quarterly club newsletter w/charm pack for US addresses or an Aurifil Perfect Box of Neutrals for international addresses.

The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on Friday, October 2nd EST and is open to everyone worldwide.

You can enter using Rafflecopter, with entries for a blog comment, following the blog, and following by Instagram.  Note: if you are reading this post via e-mail you might have to click over to the website site to enter.



OTHER TOUR STOPS

Plus be sure to stop by each of the other bloggers in the Pat Sloan's Morrison Park Tour (each with a chance to win fabric or thread)

September 28 - Cheryl Brickey Meadow Mist Designs
September 29 - Laura Pilan Slice of Pi Quilts
September 30 - Andy Knowlton A Bright Corner
October 1 - Amy Ellis Amy's Creative Side
October 2 - Yvonne Fuchs Quilting Jetgirl
October 3 - Pam Vieira-McGinnis Pam Kitty Morning
October 4 - Jen Shaffer Patterns by Jen
October 5 - Heather Valentine The Sewing Loft
October 6 - Annie Unrein By Annie
October 7 - Melissa Corry Happy Quilting Melissa
October 8 - Karen Pratt Cream Craft Goods
October 9 - Jane Davidson Quilt Jane
October 10 - Wendy Sheppard Ivory Springs
October 11 - Pat Sloan




Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New Logo

Notice anything new?


After many years with my previous logo, I am happy to share a little upgrade!  My goal with this new logo was to make Meadow Mist more readable, more in line with my brand, and more versatile.

Here is version in white on a dark background...


What do you think?  I have new business cards and stickers on order from Moo and I am rolling out the logo to all of my social media over the next few days.

Thanks! Cheryl






Thursday, September 10, 2020

New Pattern ++ Jelly Lantern

 Happy Friday!  Jelly Lanterns is the second new pattern I am releasing today!  You can Jelly Lanterns in my shop (along with the other new pattern Candy Stripes) for their introductory sale prices.

Jelly Lanterns is a beginner level, jelly roll friendly pattern that creates lantern like shapes when the blocks are sewn together. 

All of the photographs of the cover quilt were taken by Michelle Bartholomew.  A lap size only version of Jelly Lanterns was originally released as part of the Quilt Theory collaboration.

The cover quilt was made using Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman, Warm & White batting by The Warm Company, and Aurifil thread.


Here are some more of Michelle's beautiful photographs of the quilt...



Would you like to make your own Jelly Lanterns quilt?  It is on sale for an introductory price of $9 for only 4 days through September 14th.

You can combine this special price with the introductory pricing on Candy Stripes and also with a coupon code for even more savings. 

Use the coupon code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.

If you decide to make a Candy Stripes quilt, please share your progress and finished pictures on social media #JellyLanternsQuilt and be sure to tag me @MeadowMistDesigns :)








Wednesday, September 9, 2020

New Pattern ++ Candy Stripes

I am happy to be releasing two new patterns, Candy Stripes and Jelly Lanterns.  Today I will be highlighting Candy Stripes and tomorrow I will showcase Jelly Lanterns.  You can find it (for a special introductory price) here in my shop.

Candy Stripes originally appeared in the Quilter's Planner Magazine 2020 as a lap sized quilt.  I have expanded the pattern to contain three sizes: baby, lap, and twin.  All of the sizes are pre-cut friendly, fat eighths for baby, fat quarters for lap, and half yard cuts for twin.  The pattern has few seams to match and is perfect for a confident beginner quilter.  

The cover quilt was made using solids from the Painters Palette Collection by Paintbrush Studios. All of the cover quilt photography is by Kitty Wilkins. 



Candy Stripes was quilted by Johellen George, a local longarm quilter who used the most perfect and whimsical double loop quilting design.

Many, many thanks to Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl for her spectacular tech editing skills!!




I had some fun playing around with different colorways, trying out darker backgrounds and making a holiday version.





Would you like to make your own Candy Stripes?  It is on sale for an introductory price of $9 for only 5 days through September 14th.

You can combine this special price with the introductory pricing on Jelly Lanterns and also with a coupon code for even more savings. 

Use the coupon code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.

If you decide to make a Candy Stripes quilt, please share your progress and finished pictures on social media #CandyStripesQuilt and be sure to tag me @MeadowMistDesigns :)





Monday, September 7, 2020

Mosaic Mystery Quilt - Finished at Last!

My Mosaic Mystery quilt is finally finished!

I had the quilt top for the Mosaic Mystery quilt done forever ago (in early 2019 before the quilt along even started), but I had not gotten around to quilting it.  Then I started working on my book and the Mosaic Mystery Quilt had to be put to the side.  

You can find a pdf version of the Mosaic Mystery quilt in my shop.


Because I was not able to finish it, I sent it to Carol Alperin (who quilted a large number of my book quilts) and told her to quilt it whenever she had time.  Carol did a beautiful job on the quilting, using a light pink thread in a flower kind of pattern. 


You can find the Mosaic Mystery Quilt reveal party to see over 150 other versions of the quilt here.

And here are a bunch of other pictures, I love this finish so much that I tried to give it a photo shoot (as much as I was able).







I used Painter's Palette Solids from the Paint Brush Studio for the quilt.  They have the perfect light pink that I used for the backing.


If you are interested in making your own Mosaic Mystery Quilt you can find all of the information on the Mosaic Mystery Quilt blog page and find a pdf version of the Mosaic Mystery pattern in my shop.





Friday, September 4, 2020

Rope Basket #1

I saw a post on Instagram from The Mountain Thread Company asking for volunteers to try their new thicker rope.  I have always wanted to try to made a rope basket so I volunteered.  I was very excited to see I was picked and got my rope in the mail in a few days.


The Mountain Thread Company has a series of 6 short videos on their website covering from picking out the materials all the way through the construction of the basket. After I had picked out my fabric bits I was going to wind candy cane style on the rope, I jumped in.

I used a jeans needle (thicker and tougher), Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread, a zigzag stitch with a width of 7mm, and my Bernina 710.  I was worried with the bulkiness of the rope, my machine would have trouble sewing it or advancing the rope coil, but the sewing went so smoothly and easily.  I did not break a thread or needle.


The basket came together so quickly and I love the end result!  I think that everyone in my family (plus all of the teachers, coaches, scout leaders, etc) are going to get rope baskets this holiday season!


If you want to check out The Mountain Thread Company's ropes and videos, you can find them right here.

Note: The Mountain Thread Company provided me the rope at no cost.  They asked for honest feedback and did not ask for this post to be written.  I wanted to share my experience with the rope and my fun project with you.




Thursday, September 3, 2020

Morewood Mystery ++ Half Square Triangles

Who loves half square triangles?



Welcome to the September instructions for the Morewood Mystery Quilt along. 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 instructions...

Morewood Mystery - HST Units






Half Square Triangle (HST) Units



Combine 30 fabric A squares 3 ½" x 3 ½" and 30 bg squares 3 ½" x 3 ½" to make 60 A/bg HST units 3" x 3".

1. Place a fabric A square 3 ½" x 3 ½" and a bg fabric square 3 ½" x 3 ½" right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the lighter square (shown as the solid line).

 2. Sew a ¼" seam on either side of the solid line (shown as the dotted lines). Cut on the solid line and press seams open or toward the darker fabric.

3. Trim each A/bg HST unit to 3" x 3". Repeat to make a total of 60 A/bg HST units.



Combine 15 fabric B squares 6" x 6" and 15 bg squares 6" x 6" to make 30 B/bg HST units 5 ½" x 5 ½".

1. Place a fabric B square 6" x 6" and bg fabric square 6" x 6" right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the lighter square (shown as the solid line).

  2. Sew a ¼" seam on either side of the solid line (shown as the dotted lines). Cut on the solid line and press seams open or toward the darker fabric.

3. Trim each B/bg HST unit to 5 ½" x 5 ½". Repeat to make a total of 30 B/bg HST units. 

 Note: you will use 29 of the 30 B/bg HST units 5 ½" x 5 ½" in the quilt top.







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 units.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of October, the 1st.