Thursday, June 30, 2022

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - June 2022

  Welcome to June's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!





I have been working on some secret sewing recently... working on some quilts for my next book :)  I can't wait to share them with you!  

My favorite for this month is my Checkers quilt and pattern.  You can see my post about the quilt here and pick up a copy of the fat quarter / fat eighth / scrap friendly quilt 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.
  • 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, June 29, 2022

Checkers Quilt Pattern Release

I am happy to announce that my Checkers quilt is finished and the pattern is being released today!  The Checkers pattern is now available:

Checkers is a fun little twist on the classic nine-patch block by putting the blocks on point and adding sashing.   My cats are already busy doing their quality assurance on it :)

The quilt pattern is a great throw sized quilt to highlight some of your favorite fat quarters, fat eighths, or scraps.




FABRICS & MATERIALS

The cover quilt is made with:

  • Various scraps in pinks, teals, blues, and yellows
  • Bella Solids in Smoke and White

The start of this quilt was a home decorating magazine cover with a picture of a fun, teenaged girl's room.  I pulled color inspiration of the picture and then pulled different fat quarters and scraps from my stash with those colors.

I used my favorite Warm & White batting by the Warm Company and Aurifil thread for the piecing.  I wanted to use a darker teal for the binding, but I did not have enough of any one print, so the binding is a mixture of two similarly toned prints.

For the backing, I went with an older Tula Pink wide-back print.







ABOUT THE QUILTING

I went with my one of my favorite quilting designs for Checkers, a large paisley shape.  I love the larger scale of the design, the flow it gives the quilt, and how it adds texture without taking away from the piecing.  






PATTERN DETAILS

Checkers is a lap/throw sized quilt pattern that is fat quarter, fat eighth, and scrap friendly.   

Checkers is on sale in my pattern shop as a digital pattern at a special introductory price of $9.75 now through Saturday, July 2nd.  Once you make an Checkers quilt of your own, you can share it via social media using the hashtag #CheckersQuilt.

In both my pattern shop and Etsy, you can combine this intro sale price with an additional coupon for more savings. Use the code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns.








MANY THANKS

I would like to thank Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl for her amazing tech editing skills and quilting ideas.  I would also like to thank the Warm Company for the Warm & White batting (my favorite!).



ADDITIONAL COLORWAYS

I design almost all of my quilt patterns using EQ8 (a computer-aided quilt design software from Electric Quilt) and I love seeing how different colors and prints can create such different looking quilts.  Here are four different versions:








MORE PICTURES

I took a couple more pictures of Checkers... including one of Piper the cat modeling the quilt :)










PINTEREST 

I have been more and more active on Pinterest (check me out here).  If you would like to save Checkers for later on your Pinterest boards, here is a pinnable image.



Remember, you can get the Checkers pattern in the Meadow Mist Designs pattern shop and Etsy for only $9.75 through Saturday, July 2nd.

You can combine this intro sale price with an additional coupon for more savings (these codes work for both my shop and Etsy). 

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






Thursday, June 23, 2022

Melodic Mystery Quilt Staring in Two Weeks ++ Sponsors & Prizes


Only two weeks until the kick off of the Melodic Mystery Quilt Along!  I am so excited and I hope that you are too!  You can find out all about the quilt along here including dates, the un-mystery quilt option, and the 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 final reveal parade (finished quilt tops or finished quilts).  Be sure to scroll to the bottom for an awesome giveaway.

I want to thank all of our twelve (11!!) sponsors for generously donating prizes for this quilt along!  Without further ado, here are the sponsors in random order...



Large Spool Collection - 12 Large Spools

Aurifil is a favorite of quilters for their high quality, wonderful colors, and variety of thread weights.  Aurifil thread is made from the finest cottons grown in the Mako region of Egypt and manufactured in Milano, Italy.





$50 Gift Certificate

Backside Fabrics specializes in wide quilt backing fabrics that are both beautiful and affordable.  I love wide back fabrics so I do not have to piece a backing and Backside Fabrics has the largest selection I have ever seen.  



$25 Gift Certificate - 3 Winners

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, wherever 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 loves strip piecing because it saves time and she includes directions for strip piecing if it works for the pattern.  You can find all of her patterns in her shop, Busy Hands Quilts.




$50 Gift Certificate

Brewstitched is a wonderful online and brick & mortar fabric shop famous for all of pre-orders, new fabrics, and blender/solids.  Brewstitched is a new sponsor (and is having a giveaway below!!) and will also be offering kits for sale for the Melodic Mystery.





$35 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.





$40 Gift Certificate

Quilt Pattern Mart is a digital pattern marketplace made by quilters for quilters containing almost 200 quilt patterns for sale. The patterns range from beginner to advanced and cover applique, paper piecing, traditional piecing and more.



Quilting Jetgirl
2 winners of 2 pdf patterns each

Yvonne 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.



$100 longarm quilting voucher

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, Anne-Marie will work with you to select a design to complement your quilt. She strives to provide excellent customer service in a timely fashion.


Prize details: $100 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.





Voucher for Melodic Mystery quilt quilting (or similar sized quilt)

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) and batting.


2 winners - Large Fairy Lantern Everyday Notebook (US addresses only)

Soma of InkTorrents Graphics is a software engineer by trade. She is an accomplished quilter, paper pieced pattern designer, painter, drawer, and photographer.  Soma's beautiful creations can be found in her shop InkTorrents Graphics.





Meadow Mist Designs
2 pdf Patterns - 2 Winners

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 and she just published her second book, Just One Charm Pack Quilts.


Sign-up for the Meadow Mist Designs Newsletter to make sure you don't miss any 
Meadow Mist Designs happenings!








Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Quilting Hour: Season Three

 

I am very happy to a part of Season 3 of The Quilting Hour, hosted by Lee Chappell Monroe by Creative Sparks by C&T Publications.

Every 2 weeks the LIVE one-hour conversations explore quilting techniques and creative trends, focusing on a specific theme or technique. The event is live, but if you miss the love event, don’t worry because the discussions will be recorded and accessible to watch at your leisure.

June 24 at 12 pm PT, 3 pm ET: Outside the Seam: Exploring New Corners of Quilting

Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side
Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs

Ever find yourself in a creative rut? Or do you just want new challenges? Our experts will talk about finding new ideas and inspiration in the world of quilting. From the endless ways to look at precuts to using patterns as a jumping-off point, these experts are your guides to keeping your creative spirit full.

Here is the link to register for the event. Creative Sparks
The cost is $4.99 per session, or $19.99 for all 6 sessions

I hope to see you there!


 




Thursday, June 9, 2022

Melodic Mystery ++ Less than 1 Month Until Kickoff!

The Melodic Mystery Quilt, a free monthly mystery quilt along will kick off in less than one month on Thursday, July 7th! 




The Melodic Quilt is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2022 through April 2023 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month.

We will kick off the quilt-along on Thursday, July 7th 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).  There will also be links to optional quilt kits on July 7th.

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

1. Quilt-Along Instructions -The monthly instructions will always be posted to my blog as blog posts and on this main page.  Within each instructional post, there will be a link to an easy to print, downloadable version of the instructions.


2. Prizes - There are going to be prizes for the Melodic Mystery Quilt!  Details to be announced. 

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.  Links to all of the kits will be posted on July 7th.


4. The Un-Mystery Quilt - There will be a sneak peek option for those that would like to see the design before deciding to join in.  This year's sneak peek will be a little different than in past years.  There will be no mailing list to signup for, the sneak peek will be available as a linked document right on this page starting Thursday, July 7th.

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

5. Facebook Group - We have over 8,800 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.


6. 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).


7. 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.


 




Monday, June 6, 2022

Patriotic Colorways

 In honor of July 4th (in the US) coming up, I thought that I would take a few minutes to create patriotic versions of some of my patterns.  I love seeing how quilt patterns look so different with alternative colorways.

Which is your favorite?


Irish Puzzle

My Pattern Shop: digital, print
Etsy: digital



Spinning Stars

My Pattern Shop: digital, print
Etsy: digital


Reedy River Falls

My Pattern Shop: digital



Supernova

My Pattern Shop: digital







Thursday, June 2, 2022

Just One Charm Pack Quilt Along - Parade!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Just One Charm Pack Quilts quilt along!  Seeing so many versions of the designs is so much fun!

You can see all of the finished quilts and quilt tops:

The parade is still open so you can add your quilt to the parade anytime over the next year (you can also email me a picture at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com and I will upload it for you).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter




 

 

 




Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - May 2022

  Welcome to May's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!





May has been full of end of school activities and secret sewing so I have no Favorite Finish for this month.  But on the bright side, the Melodic Mystery quilt is getting prepped for the July kick-off and I hope everyone is looking forward to that :)


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.
  • 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



Friday, May 20, 2022

Just One Charm Pack Quilt Along - Linkup

Many quilters are finishing their quilt tops and quilts from the Just One Charm Pack Quilts so I wanted to open up the linkup for the quilt along.

You can link up ANY quilt top or quilt from the Just One Charm Pack Quilts book.  Quilts made ANYTIME (before or during the quilt along) can be linked up.  It will be so much fun to see everyone's quilts all together.


How to Linkup

1.    Email me a picture of your quilt.  MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com

OR

2.    Upload your picture of your quilt to this link-up party.  Be sure to click the "Enter without link" button (circled in red), enter a name for your quilt, and upload a picture (note that this works better on a computer than a mobile device).


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

The quilt parade will be posted on June 2nd but I will be leaving the linkup party open so you can add your quilt or quilt top at any time.

Be sure to show off your progress in the Facebook Group and/or on Social Media using #JustOneCharmPackQuilts or #JustOneCharmPackQuiltsBook.




 

 




Thursday, May 19, 2022

Just One Charm Pack Quilt Along - Week 4 - Quilt Top Assembly

 

We are already in week 4 of the Just One Charm Pack Quilt Along!  This is a super fun and laid back quilt along so you can join in at any time. 

The quilt along will focus on Blossom Chains, Star Surround, and Medallion, but if you would like to make another quilt from the book during the quilt along that is awesome too!

If you would like to join in and don't have the book yet, you can get a copy in my pattern shop or on Amazon.


This week, we are are sewing up all of the blocks into the quilt tops.  Don't worry if you are a little behind, next week is a quilting/catch-up week.



Be sure to show off your progress in the Facebook Group and/or on Social Media using #JustOneCharmPackQuilts or #JustOneCharmPackQuiltsBook.















Bonus Pattern Schedules - Here are schedules for Ninja and Fishies too.  If you would like another quilt schedule added, just let me know.








I look forward to seeing everyone's quilts come together!!



 

 




Friday, May 6, 2022

Passport to Quilting + Free Quilting Event


I am excited to be part of the Passport to Quilting, a totally free event full of quilty goodness.  When you sign up for the event you will get access to 20+ quilt patterns and projects from some of the top quilt designers.

Here's what you'll find in the FREE Bundle...

     11 Quilt Patterns from some of the most creative quilt designers out there.

     10 Quilty Projects that are fun and creative.

     Fun and Simple Sewing Projects

     20+ Inspirational Quilt Designers


How it Works

     Go to the Passport to Quilting Page.

     Click the orange Enroll Button and add your name and email.

     Receive an email with details on how to login to the site and get immediate access to the Bundle information and details.

     Visit all of the designers' pages within the event amazing free patterns and projects.  Each designer's page includes a link to their pattern shop (along with a coupon code) and a link to download their free pattern.


The coupon code to my shop is "quiltingpassport", good for 15% off all digital quilt patterns now through June 9th.

NOTE: By joining the event you will have access to 20+ free quilting and sewing patterns and you will be signed up for each of the designer's newsletters for even more quilty goodness :)

Here are all of the contributors for the Passport to Quilting event.


If you sign up for the event and have any issues logging in, getting patterns, or navigating the site, you can reach me at cheryl@meadow-mist-designs.com.






Thursday, May 5, 2022

Just One Charm Pack Quilt Along - Week 2 - Unit Piecing

 

We are now in week 2 of the Just One Charm Pack Quilt Along.  This is a super fun and laid back quilt along so you can join in at any time. 

The quilt along will focus on Blossom Chains, Star Surround, and Medallion, but if you would like to make another quilt from the book during the quilt along that is awesome too!

If you would like to join in and don't have the book yet, you can get a copy in my pattern shop or on Amazon.


This week, we are making the units that make up the blocks and quilt top.  For Medallion, we are making the HST this week, for Star Surround we are making the flying geese, and for Blossom Chains we are making the X, Y, and Z units.

For other quilts from the book, you can make the half-square triangle / flying geese / square in a square units.


Be sure to show off your progress in the Facebook Group and/or on Social Media using #JustOneCharmPackQuilts or #JustOneCharmPackQuiltsBook.















Bonus Pattern Schedules - Here are schedules for Ninja and Fishies too.  If you would like another quilt schedule added, just let me know.








I look forward to seeing everyone's quilts come together!!