Monday, October 31, 2022

Fabric Destash!

 


I try to keep a reasonable amount of fabric and notions in my sewing room.  Most of my fabric storage is limited to my two book shelves so when they get full, it is time to clean up and do a little destashing.

My destash includes yardage, fabric bundles, scrap bundles, thread, and more.  Hop over to the shop and see if there is anything you like :)


All fabric and thread comes from a smoke-free but cat friendly house.

SHIPPING - Fabric will be shipped as cheaply as possible using either first class package or using flat rate mailers. It is sometimes difficult to estimate shipping, any shipping charges over actual shipping cost will be refunded. Shipping is within US only due to shipping costs.

QUESTIONS? - You can reach out to me at cheryl@meadow-mist-designs.com with any questions you have about the thread and/or fabric.

Side note: if you would like a little tour of my sewing room you can find a short video over on Instagram:

Sewing Room Tour









Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - October 2022

  Welcome to October's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!





My big finish this month was the release of my free pattern for newsletter subscribers called Candy Circle.  This pattern was originally released as a Moda Bake Shop pattern over 6 years ago and I updated it to include all new pictures, illustrations, and additional sizes. 

Get your copy of Candy Circle with the charm pack friendly baby size and the layer cake friendly queen size by signing up for the Meadow Mist Designs newsletter.






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, October 21, 2022

Candy Circle - FREE Pattern

 

Way back in 2014, I created Candy Circle as my first "recipe" (aka pattern) for the Moda Bake Shop. I was so excited to become a Bake Shop Chef.

The quilt actually falls into my Just One Charm Pack Quilts formula as the baby quilt uses a single charm pack, an additional fabric (white), and a background (green print) and it also has a plus sign!

Over the years, the MBS has revamped its website and this pattern is no longer on the site.  I still love the design and so I decided to give the pattern a facelift, expand the size options, and offer it as a free pattern to all of my newsletter subscribers. 

Current newsletter subscribers will get the pattern emailed to them at 10:15 am ET.  You can join the newsletter to get the free pattern right here.




The baby size uses one charm pack and the new queen size uses one layer cake creating a larger scale version of the design.

I made a second version of the quilt too, both used Fig Tree & Company fabrics from Moda.  I quilted both using pebbles in the white areas, and straight lines and cross-hatching in the print areas.




For this second version of Candy Circle, I even pieced the back!  I still have the original version and the second version was gifted to my niece.

Would you like a copy of Candy Circle? 

If you are a subscriber of my newsletter, the pattern will be sent out via email at about 10:15 am ET (you can always reach me at cheryl@meadow-mist-designs.com if you do not get the pattern or have any questions).

If you would like to subscribe, you can subscribe right here or click the newsletter button.







Monday, October 17, 2022

Fall and Halloween Styled Quilts

As the weather (here in South Carolina) gets a littler cooler and the leaves start to turn and fall, I thought it might be fun to do a mash up of fall and Halloween quilts.  Not just ones that were specifically designed for the season, but other patterns done up in seasonal colors as well. 

The names and links to the patterns are below the images.

The first quilt was made originally as a Halloween quilt with the Sweeter and Spookier line from AGF...


Swamp Rabbit Trail - Horizontal Layout
Digital & Print patterns


Here are seven other designs decked out for the season ...



Morewood Mystery
Digital pattern




Cake Slices
Digital pattern




Checkers
Digital & Print patterns




Magnolia Mystery
Digital pattern




Candy Stripes
I thought these looked like striped witches' socks :)
Digital & Print patterns




Raindrops
Digital & Print patterns




Trumpet Horns


 Which is your favorite?  Have you ever made a fall quilt?

 









Thursday, October 6, 2022

Melodic Mystery ++ Star Blocks


Let's Make some Star Blocks!  

Welcome to the October set of instructions for the Melodic Mystery Quilt! The Melodic Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that runs from July 2022 through April 2023 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. 

There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along, instructions are published monthly so there is plenty of time to catch up! You can find all of the information about the Melodic Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more in the Main Melodic Mystery Quilt Page.


Easy to Print PDF Instructions

You can download the monthly instructions in an easy to print, pdf version right here:








Half Square Triangle (HST) Units

Combine 12 fabric A squares 4" x 4" and 12 bg squares 4" x 4" to make 24 A/bg HST units 3 ½" x 3 ½".

1.  Place a fabric A square 4" x 4" and a bg fabric square 4" x 4" 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 ½" x 3 ½".  

4.  Repeat to make a total of 24 A/bg HST units.



Combine 18 fabric C squares 4" x 4" and 18 bg squares 4" x 4" to make 36 C/bg HST units 3 ½" x 3 ½".

1.  Place a fabric C square 4" x 4" and a bg fabric square 4" x 4" 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 C/bg HST unit to 3 ½" x 3 ½".  

4.  Repeat to make a total of 36 C/bg HST units.




Star Blocks

Combine the following pieces to make 4 star blocks 12 ½" x 12 ½". 

1.  Arrange the following blocks and pieces according to the diagram. 
4 A/bg flying geese units 3 ½" x 6 ½"
1 bg square 6 ½" x 6 ½"
4 bg squares 3 ½" x 3 ½" 

2.  Sew together the units and pieces into rows, pressing the seams open or away from the flying geese units.

3.  Sew the rows together, pressing the seams open, to make a star block 12 ½" x 12 ½".  

4.  Repeat steps 1-3 to make a total of 4 star blocks.





Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Melodic 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 next month.


 





Saturday, October 1, 2022

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - September 2022

  Welcome to September's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!





My big finish this month was the Sycamore Canyon quilt and pattern (you can find the pattern in my pattern shop).  I do not usually make such bright quilts, but I love how these neon colors pop against the black.









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