Monday, April 19, 2021

Just One Charm Pack Quilts Book!!

I have some exciting news today....I get to officially announce my new book, Just One Charm Pack Quilts!!  The book will be published by Stash Publications in late June and I have a bunch of fun ways to celebrate.


Do you have a pile of charm packs in your sewing room?  I know I do (even after writing an entire book about them!).  Charm packs are so cute and such a great way of getting a little bit of each fabric from a designer's new collection.  I would impulse buy them each time I was shopping for fabric.

But when it came time to use the charm packs, one charm pack never seemed like enough fabric to make a full quilt.  Most charm pack patterns required 2 or 3 packs, sometimes matching packs.  So my stack charm packs slowly grew and grew.

I wanted my charm packs to go into quilts so I came up with 18 patterns that would be the Hamburger Helper for charm packs.  By adding in an additional fabric and background fabric I was able to stretch the charm pack into a full quilt!

The quilts from the book are perfect for babies, children, small lap quilts, table toppers, wall hangings, and more.


TWO COLORWAYS

As a bonus (through the help of some wonderful quilting friends), each pattern is made in two different colorways for added inspiration.

Left quilt by Dana Right quilt by Cheryl Brickey


LAUNCH DATES

Publication Date Late June - Just One Charm Pack Quilts will be published towards the end of June.  The exact date is still unknown depending on shipping times/delays.

Pre-Sale Dates May 29th - June 5th - I am going to be offering a super bundle for signed books that will include additional patterns, plus an unreleased pattern that will only be available during this pre-sale.  More details soon :)


VIDEOS

I will be recording some fun videos in the next couple of months highlighting different quilts and techniques in the book.  You can find the first video introducing the book and showing two quilts here:

Just One Charm Pack - Intro Video

And don't forget to subscribe to the Meadow Mist Designs YouTube Channel so you do not miss one :)


BOOK HOP

In mid-July, there will be a week long book hop where a bunch of quilters will be showing off their versions of the book quilts.  I love seeing everyone's take on the designs and am excited to see what they make.


CHARITY QUILT SEW ALONG

After the book is launched (probably starting in July and ending in November), I will be hosting a charity sew along for the book.  Each quilt made from one of the book patterns and donated to a cause will gain you one entry to win some fun prizes (and help out the worthy cause of your choice).  More details to come...


I hope that you are excited about the book too, thanks!!








Thursday, April 15, 2021

Morewood Mystery ++ Reveal Parade and Prizes



Thank you to all of the quilters that joined in on the Morewood Mystery Quilt Along!  Today is the reveal parade and prizes will be awarded.

If you would like to make a Morewood Mystery Quilt, you can start at any time, the instructions will always be posted as blog posts!  Find out all about the quilt along here.  

Now that the Morewood Mystery Quilt has ended, you can find a easy to print, full version of the pattern for sale in my pattern shop.



Without further ado...here are the OVER 400 Morewood Mystery Quilts... (there are two pages so be sure to check them all out).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
Here are the prize winners (winners randomly selected from quilts submitted to the linkup).  Learn more about the sponsors here.  Winners should have received an e-mail from me.

Quilting Jetgirl: Three winners of 3 pdf patterns each
Link 157: Elaine H.
Link 161: Myst2021 Nanie
Link 271: Shelia A.


Whims and Fancies: 4 winners - each winning the Trio of Star patterns - Twilight Star, Shattered Star, and Sunburst Star
Link 195: JoAnn F.
Link 379: Kathy B.
Link 98: Dia M. #3
Link 203: Christine S.

Sew Fresh Quilts: $100 worth of pdf patterns
Link 187: Mary's Morewood Mystery


Cotton Cuts: Cotton Cuts Classic, Modern Maker, or Java Box
Link 254: Morewood Mystery with Minky backing


Fat Quarter Shop: $50 gift certificate
Link 248: Finished top for my BFF


Aurifil: 12 large spool thread collection
Link 30: A great mystery quilt.  Thanks!


Needle & Foot: $50 gift certificate
Link 320: Margaret E. St Louis


Bear Creek Quilting Company: $50 gift certificate
Link 350: Fun!


Busy Hands Quilts: Three winners of $25 gift certificates each
Link 349: Patty Poppinga
Link 40: Fun Mystery Quilt
Link 222: DAP


Backside Fabrics: $50 gift certificate
Link 136: Morewood Mystery by Ann


Cooking Up Quilts: Two pdf patterns
Link 74: Yvonne T.


Quilting by Anne-Marie: $108 voucher for longarm quilting of mystery (or equivalent) quilt
Link 346: Holley K.


Sew Colorado Quilting, LLC: Voucher for longarm quilting of mystery (or equivalent) quilt
Link 71: Debbie A. Wisconsin


Make Modern: Two winners of six-month subscription each
Link 49: Kim W.
Link 401: Jackie C.


Honey, Bunny, and Doll: Three yards of cotton solid
Link 60: Wedding Quilt


Meadow Mist Designs: Three winners of 3 pdf patterns each
Link 355: Kathy P.
Link 281: Lisa in Port Hope
Link 8: Morewood Mystery - Dianne Sanchez



Thanks again for taking part in the Morewood Mystery Quilt and thank you again to all of our wonderful sponsors!





Monday, April 12, 2021

Macaron Mystery Quilt-Along Announcement!!!

I am very excited to announce that the next mystery quilt, the Macaron Mystery Quilt, will begin in about two months on Thursday, July 1st! 



The Macaron Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2021 through April 2022 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month.

We will kick off the quilt-along on Thursday, July 1st with the fabric requirements and some helpful hints to pick fabrics and colors (you will have an entire month to gather fabrics before the cutting instructions in August).

Here are some more details about the upcoming mystery quilt...


1. Quilt-along Instructions -The monthly instructions (always on the first Thursday of each month) will be posted to my blog as blog posts (and can always be found on this page as well as in the Mystery Quilt tab above) and within each instructional post, there will be a link to an easy to print, downloadable version of the instructions.


2. Videos - Each Friday after the monthly instructions are posted, I will use Facebook Live to post about the instructions and give some tips and tricks for the month. These videos are uploaded to my Meadow Mist Designs Youtube channel so you can easily find and view them. Be sure to subscribe to the Youtube channel to make sure you do not miss any :)


3. Quilt Kits - A quilt kit is not required for this quilt along, but for those that would like that option, I am working with a number of quilt shops to offer quilt kits in variety of styles and colors. 


4. Prizes - There are going to be tons of great prizes for the Macaron Mystery Quilt!  Details to be announced. 


5. The Un-Mystery Quilt - Want to join in the fun but making a mystery quilt is not your thing? I totally understand and will offer a sneak peek of the design!

If you would like to see the final pattern to decide whether to join in, or to help pick colors, you can sign up to receive the Un-Mystery Quilt Sneak Peek. The sneak peek will be sent out on Thursday, July 1st and will contain the sneak peek, multiple colorway renderings, and a coloring page.


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

6. Facebook Group - We have 8,000 active members in our Facebook Group (Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group) sewing together! Join the group today so you can share and see everyone else's fabric, progress pictures, and finished quilts.


7. Previous Mystery Quilts - The instructions for my previous mystery quilts are located in the Mystery Quilt tab above (and are always available so you can start them at any time).


8. Questions? If you have any questions regarding my mystery quilts you can e-mail me at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com or leave your question in a comment below.


Morewood Mystery Quilt Reminder - The deadline to link up your picture for the reveal parade and for prizes is tonight 4/12 at midnight (EDT).  You can e-mail me (MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com) your picture and I can upload it for you (but I do go to bed at about 10pm).





Thursday, April 1, 2021

Morewood Mystery Quilt ++ Linkup Reminder

 Morewood Mystery Quilt Linkup Reminder


It may be April 1st, but this no April Fools joke :)  The Morewood Mystery quilt linkup deadline is April 12th at midnight (EDT).

Remember, you can always find all of the information and posts about the quilt along on the Morewood Mystery Quilt Page.  You can find a complete set of downloadable Morewood Mystery instructions for sale in my shop.

LINK UP BY APRIL 12TH

  • Use the linkup link below. You will link up your quilt top or quilt and then on the reveal parade day, they will all publish together in one post.
  • The deadline to linkup is April 12th at midnight EST.
  • If you have any problems or questions with the link-up, e-mail me at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com with a picture of your quilt top/quilt and I can upload it for you. 
  • If you need help, please do not DM me through Instagram, PM through Facebook, leave a comment in the Facebook group, etc. I simply cannot keep track of all of the different avenues of communication and might not see your question or problem.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Do I need to finish my quilt (quilted and bound) to take part in the parade and be eligible for prizes? 
    • No, you can enter pictures of completed quilt tops or finished quilts.
  • I posted my quilt picture to Facebook / Instagram / my blog, am I entered into the parade? 
    • No, you must link up your picture to be eligible. I will help you if you have any problems.
  • How are the prizes given out? 
    •  All prizes are given out randomly to quilters who participate in the reveal parade.
  • I loved the mystery quilt so much I made two (or more) versions, can I link up both of them? 
    •  Yes! You can link up all of the quilt tops and/or finished quilts you made from the Morewood Mystery quilt and each quilt gets an entry into the prize drawing.
  • I changed up the design (added borders, arranged blocks differently, changed size, etc), can I still enter the reveal parade for prizes?
    • Yes!  Any and all Morewood Mystery variations are eligible for prizes.