Thursday, August 16, 2018

Star Break Quilt with Fort Worth Fabric Studio


I'm excited to share my latest quilt pattern design- Star Break! I love sewing patterns that allow the fabrics to stand out- no tiny pieces in this quilt. Badda Bing by Me and My Sisters Design is too cute to cut up small!  Plus these stars are no-point stars...yes...no need to match up the points or loose them! 

The best part is that Star Break is a free pattern at Fort Worth Fabric Studio AND Kits are available here at Fort Worth Fabric Studio! Seriously - these fabrics are even more fabulous in person! 




Finished size: 54.5" X 63.5"
Included in the kit:
  • Badda Bing Layer Cake 
  • Moda's Bella White for the star block background
  • Binding fabric Moda's Badda Bing Mini Petals in Red (Moda 22344-11)
  • Star Break Quilt Pattern by Melanie Call (me)
You will need to purchase backing separately:  3.5 yards (44" wide) or 1.875 yards (108" wide).

Since I LOVE every single fabric in the Badda Bing Fabric Collection...Star Break Quilt Pattern uses every single 10" Layer Cake Square. No left over layer cake squares to collect dust in the scrap bin...yay!


You can easily sew this quilt together while the kiddos are in school or over a weekend! It is a relaxing quilt kit that allows you to just enjoy sewing and creating a quilt...my favorite kind! In fact- I even designed the stars to be "no matching points". This gives perfect stars every time - hooray!

This is the binding fabric included in the kit too...love!

The Star Break Badda Bing Quilt Kit does not contain backing fabric...so I recommend this one-   Badda Bing Everything Cherry in Red!

I decided to free motion quilt swirls and flowers on my quilt...which took forever and sooooo much thread! I can't wait to wash it and enjoy all the crinkle-loveliness! 


Be sure to purchase your Star Break Quilt Kit with Badda Bing at Fort Worth Fabric Studio - HERE.  The free Star Break Quilt pattern- HERE. Sewing this quilt was so relaxing and just made me happy! I love fabric that just makes me feel happy...cherries- flowers- and gingham!

I would love to see your Star Break Quilts! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @mellierc and use the hashtags #StarBreakQuilt and #SewingwithFWfabricstudio 

PS - this is a great quilt pattern to make for Christmas Quilts! Check out these awesome Layer Cakes at Fort Worth Fabric Studio.
North Pole Layer Cake - Available here

Christmas Delivery 10" Stacker - Available here


 Mulberry Lane 10" Squares - Available here

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!

Have a great day!!! 
Melanie









Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hello Lovely Jumbo Zipper Pouch

I sewed myself new Hello Lovely jumbo zipper pouch that holds my iPad mini and Orion Project Planner...yay!!! Plus I am totally smitten with Amanda's Hello Lovely Collection and can't stop sewing with it!

I had 12 left over half square triangle blocks (or the goose droppings LOL ) from Amanda's Friendship QAL- Loyal Blocks that I wanted to sew up. They are just too cute to toss! 



I love them all sewn in row...so many lovely points!!! 

This is a nice jumbo zipper pouch...measuring 9" x 11.5". I love how it can hold so much! Plus the added wrist strap makes it so handy. I love it when I remember to sew one on!



Here's a peek on the inside....



I decided to add quilting to my pouch for some fun texture! I used the Riley Blake Linen...so the stitching added a fun pattern too!



Fabrics:
Hello Lovely Aqua Bouquet (half square triangle blocks)
Hello Lovely Gray Floral (half square triangle blocks)
Hello Lovely Aqua Medallion (interior)
Riley Blake Linen Light Gray (exterior)



I wanted to share a bit more about Amanda's Orion Project Planner!  I chose PINK with metallic stars (it also comes in gray)! I love all the different page styles (graph paper, lists, pull booklet, fold out pages, evelope)....so many different options for how you like to plan your projects! Plus it is totally cute! More about Orion at Amanda's website HERE
Orion's interior pages - just a few



I'm super excited for Amanda's next fabric collection - Harry & Alice...have you seen it yet? Amanda is sending me some early release fabric to sew something special! I can't wait! 


Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!

Melanie

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies
This post contains affiliate links. Hello Lovely Fabric and Orion Project Planner were given to me by Amanda Herring! Big Thank you!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Orange Blossom Table Runner - Maxie Mail Subscription Box


 Who LOVES sewing curves???? I'm going to guess that very few hands are up...which is why I LOVED this month's Maxie Mail Subscription Box! Maxie included the Orange Blossom Pattern and video which shows a fabulous technique that makes curves super easy with NO pins or special sewing feet! I am loving how each month Maxie teaches a new sewing technique! 

What did Maxie include in the July Maxie Mail Subscription Box...

  • Orange Blossom Pattern (multiple sizes including the table runner I made!)
  • Art Gallery Pure Elements (16) 10x10" squares. This is enough fabric to make the table runner or mini quilt or table topper!
  • Art Gallery Arboretum Inspirit by Bonnie Christine (for the binding- I was able to cut (4) 2.5" x WOF that was included in box) - she has extra on her website if want to purchase for project backing.
  • 4 full sets of die-cut templates (these are awesome!)
  • Thread
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Tea
  • Plus an AWESOME "how to" video. I highly recommend watching the video completely before starting your project. Maxie shows you each step and makes it easy to understand!
After I was watched Maxie's video- I was so excited to try this new technique. I made a few blocks and then couldn't stop! I love the sharp petal points...plus they were sooooo easy to sew! The first few blocks took a bit of time, but then once I "got it". I chain pieced four blocks at a time...super quick!


I wanted a new table runner so I arranged my 16 blocks as shown below.


I just love how it looks on my dining table....it makes me so happy! Plus my family loves it too (even the hubby)!



I decided to straight line quilt my table runner....I love the clean and modern look it gives! Each line is about 1/2" apart. Plus the binding fabric Maxie chose is perfect!



My unboxing video

I enjoy receiving my Maxie Mail Subscription Box each month! I love how she always teaches us a new technique and includes the supplies to make the project! It is truly a "class in a box". They are great for anyone who loves sewing and quilting! I love how I can take a class right in my home!

Subscribe here. Be sure to add -- Melanie -- as the referral code to save 10% off your first box


Previous Maxie Mail Subscription Blog Posts 
May 2018 - Cool Tools
April 2018 - Peppermint Rose Pillowcases
March 2018 - Strippy Aunt Josie Mini Quilt/Pillow

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!

Melanie


Monday, July 30, 2018

My Summer Tulip Tote with Sirena Fabrics



I am loving my new Summer Tote!!! I purchased the Tulip Tote pattern by Stubbornly Crafty a bit ago and was just trying to decided on fabrics when I saw Sirena Fabrics by Jessica Swift and knew it would be perfect! 

I love the large floral print...plus there is purple!!! It is perfect for the focal fabric and the Sea Kelp adds a modern touch mixed with Art Gallery Denim!

Fabric: 
I purchased mine at Fat Quarter Shop (affiliate links)
3. Art Gallery Denim - Wicked Sky 


I took my new tote to work today and saw these lovely flowers outside my building....so I had to snap a few photos. I only got a few weird looks from other employees ;).


I really love the Tulip style top of the bag. It is so unique and the first I have seen! Don't worry...it wasn't too tricky either! 

I chose to quilt each section of my tote as I love the way it looks! I always forget how long it takes to straight line quilt a project. I think that took me the longest!

Below is the Front/Back of my tote...they look very very very similar! Do you have a favorite side? I can't decide!



Thank you so much for reading! Have a great day sewing!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!

Melanie

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies