Saturday, October 7, 2017

Spelling Bee Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop

It's Spelling Bee Saturday with Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt! I'm excited to be starting off the Quilt Along with letter A.  The block was super easy to piece as Lori's patterns are always clear and well written. My A block finishes at 8.5" x 12.5" (there is a smaller size too at 4.5" x 6.5").  The Spelling Bee Book has 26 letters (upper and lower case) in 2 sizes, plus punctuation, numbers, picture blocks, quilts, and mini is amazing...more in a bit!

Let's get ready to start off with A


I decided to add borders to my A block to make it a 16" square so I could make it a mini quilt and/or pillow! I couldn't decide if my daughter would like a pillow for her bed or to hang on her wall as a mini quilt! A zippered backing....will let her choose and change her mind ;)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cobblestone Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop

Happy Friday! I'm so excited to share my Cobblestone Quilt with the Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along! The Cobblestone Quilt pattern is the next free Shortcut Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop. The large block size shows off the fabrics so well....I love that! Grab your favorite 25 fat quarters and start sewing!

I chose to sew my quilt with Sweetwater's The Treehouse Club fat quarter bundle! I just love these cheerful fabrics -they are perfect for my sister! Merry Christmas early sis ;) 

Here is another view of all the lovely fabric colors!

Let's start sewing the Cobblestone Quilt

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Gaze Tablerunner with Fat Quarter Shop

I'm so excited to share my Gaze Table runner with Fat Quarter Shop Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along! I was so glad that I could use Moda's new collection Big Sky! It is perfect as my husband grew up inWyoming and even got chased by a moose when he was a kid. Plus those bears are just too cute! 

I chose to make the Graze Pattern from the Tablerunner Bliss book by Sheri Falls. I just love how this pattern really shows the larger prints of the Big Sky Collection. The blocks could also be easily adapted into a quilt by just making more of them!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Rose Petal iPad Mini Clutch

My iPad mini needed a cute carrying clutch and I had just a little bit of left over fabric from my Rose Petal bundle and some cute pink polka dot bias trim from Fort Worth Fabric Studio that would be perfect!  I had a few hours to sew on Saturday, which was just enough time to sew myself a new clutch! I just love it!

Since I was using left over clutch is reversible too ;) I also added a wrist strap so I would be less likely to drop it!

Back of clutch
I even added a pocket to the inside.....

I love being able to complete a project in one day and start using it right away!!! I think these clutches will be perfect for Christmas gifts! 

Supplies I used:

Lindsey at Fort Worth Fabric Studio has a fabulous tutorial (here) on making your own pouches/clutches. Mine is sized between the Large and Medium Pouches.

I love my new iPad mini clutch! It's perfect! Plus now when I carry it, I'm not worried about dropping it!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc for more sewing fun!

Have a great day!

Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop

Happy October 1st and Month 9 of the Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop! I can't believe we are already at the final month of blocks! Next month will be assembling our quilts...yay!!!!

This month we are sewing the Lazy Angle Blocks in 2 different sizes

Time to get sewing our Lazy Angle Blocks

Friday, September 29, 2017

Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt

When Zen Chic's True Blue Fabric was first released, I knew I need to sew a quilt with it! I was waiting for the perfect pattern to show off the lovely blue and gray fabrics....then came Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop...a perfect match!

The Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt is another free Short Cut Quilt Pattern, which means it is a quick and easy quilt to sew! Plus Kimberly always creates a video if you are a visual sewer.  Let's grab 2 Jolly Bars and some background fabric and start sewing! 

Plus I even created a BONUS quilt with the left over pieces...a quick tutorial at the end of my really long post ;).

Let's start sewing our Jolly Bar Jazz Quilt 65 x 84"

Rose Petal Friday Bundle Batch with Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Happy Friday! I'm excited to share my Rose Petal Pillows 
with this week's Friday Bundle Batch at Fort Worth Fabric Studio!!! I always enjoy sewing pillows because new pillows are an affordable way to update the style of your home!  
I just love this super sweet rose fabric with soft pinks and gray! This week the Friday Bundle Batch features Free Spirit's Charlotte Fabric by Tanya Whelan...she designs the best floral fabrics!

Does this pattern look familiar??? I used the same block pattern for my Home is Where the Haunt is table runner! I love a good versatile pattern! The pattern is Blossom Tablerunner in Tablerunner Bliss.  ...I just changed the pattern a bit to become pillows! Keep Reading on how to sew your own matching pillows 16" x 16" using the Rose Petal Friday Bundle Batch!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Part 2

I'm excited to enter my second quilt in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival! I love how she brought the festival "back to the basics" by having just one post and random winners. I think this is perfect as each quilter has their own unique quilting style- which is what makes quilting so awesome! Plus you can enter up to 2 finished quilts...that was the tricky part...choosing favorites ;). Check out Amy's post here for all the details.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I'm excited to enter in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival! I love how she brought the festival "back to the basics" by having just one post and random winners. I think this is perfect as each quilter has their own unique quilting style- which is what makes quilting so awesome! Plus you can enter up to 2 finished quilts...that was the tricky part...choosing favorites ;). Check out Amy's post here for all the details.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Camp Glamp Mini Quilt with Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Happy Friday! I'm super excited to share my Camp Glamp Mini Quilt with a bonus doll sleeping bag!  I just love this week's Friday Bundle Batch: Camp Glamp at Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

The Camp Glamp Bundle features Glamper-licious by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake Studio! These prints are just too perfect! I love the cherries, gingham, polka dots, and cute campers!

Mini Tutorial Below- click on read more to keep reading

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lady of the Lake with Fat Quarter Shop

I'm so excited to sew along with Fat Quarter Shop with the Lady of the Lake - Classic & Vintage Series Sew Along! I love how Fat Quarter Shop takes a classic block and makes it easy to sew...complete with a video and pattern! Fat Quarter Shop has both the free one block download plus a low price purchase version pattern that includes multiple quilt sizes. I decided to sew 4 of the blocks and make a table runner...keep reading for the mini tutorial below!

It's time to start sewing!

Mini Tutorial for Lady of the Lake table runner 17.5" x 53.5"  
click on Read More to keep reading 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Hello Beautiful Tote with Fort Worth Fabric Studio

I just love love love the Hello Beautiful Friday Bundle Batch from Fort Worth Fabric Studio! I used every last bit of my bundle to make the Posy Pocket tote and 3 matchings lace zipper pouches using Lindsey Weight's free patterns (which are sooooo easy to follow....don't let zippers scare you!) at Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

The bundle features the On Trend fabric collection by Riley Blake and I just love the prints plus they are metallic too!

  1. On Trend Notecards Raspberry - Riley Blake
  2. Wonderland Two Pink Cards - Riley Blake
  3. Garden Girl Damask Mint - Riley Blake
  4. On Trend Hexie Dot White - Riley Blake
  5. Kimberbell Pink Doodles - Maywood Studio
  6. On Trend Main Print White - Riley Blake
  7. Metro Living Gold Metallic Rings - Robert Kaufman
  8. Rustic Elegance White Mini Floral - Riley Blake

Ready to make your own Hello Beautiful Tote....It is even two sided so you can have different looks :)

Supplies for Tote

  1. Hello Beautiful Fat Quarter Bundle or choose half yard bundle size if you prefer the same fabric for front and back of tote.
  2. Moda Grunge Hits the Spot Vanilla - 1/2 yard for bag lining. 
  3. Posy Pocket Tote Pattern by Lindsey Weight- FREE at Fort Worth Fabric Studio 
  4. Pellon SF101 Interfacing - 3.5 yards
  5. Pellon Fusible Fleece - 0.5 yard
  6. (2) 9" zippers - I used handbag zippers as they have a bigger zipper pull
  7. Aurifil Thread
  8. Polka Dot Scissors- because they are too cute!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Peppermint Holiday Quilt with Fort Worth Fabric Studio Christmas Blitz

When Fort Worth Fabric Studio asked if I wanted to participate in Christmas Blitz with a fabulous Peppermint Holiday bundle....I said YES YES YES! I just love all of these red and white fabrics! Plus I needed a Christmas Quilt!!!

When I saw the Peppermint Holiday bundle, I knew a scrappy Simple Sixteen Quilt by Lindsey Weight would be perfect!  This is one of my favorite patterns as it is easy to sew and shows the fabrics so well! I was able to use the entire 17 piece FQ bundle to piece the entire quilt top, plus binding (I did have to add one strip from my stash as I made a cutting oops) plus a matching pillow! See the tiny sneak of the perfect backing fabric.....

Ready to make your own Simple Sixteen Quilt with a Peppermint Holiday Bundle
Finished size will depend on borders-  57" x 57" or 61" x 61"

Keep on Reading....

Monday, August 7, 2017

Prairie Waltz Quilt

I was so excited when Melanie (great name ;) ) from Hello Melly Designs gave me a copy of  her newest quilt pattern to sew: Prairie Waltz!   I just love her new pattern! She did a fabulous job writing a clearly written pattern with fabulous diagrams (I love diagrams when sewing!)!!!

I pulled out my FQ bundle of Cotton + Steel Boo fabric and started cutting. I love how Prairie Waltz is 16" finished size block with fussy cutting potential (love). Skeleton cats...yes! She even has a mini version of the quilt pattern available too!

Keep on reading....

Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Wishes Table Runner with Fort Worth Fabric Studio

I'm excited to share my Confetti Table Runner with Summer Wishes Friday Bundle Batch at Fort Worth Fabric Studio. I  loved sewing with this week's happy and bright Friday Bundle Batch. The Confetti Table Runner (available in the Sew This and That book) is such a fun and quick pattern to sew! I was able to sew the entire table runner including the binding and backing with the fat quarter bundle. I even made my table runner a bit longer than the pattern as I love being able to use every bit of my bundles!

The Summer Wishes bundle features the cheerful Wistful Winds prints from Riley Blake. This bundle just makes me happy! I loved sewing it into a table runner, which brightens up my dining room!

You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each (or half-yard if you choose the half-yard bundle):
  1. Wistful Winds Main Print Red - Riley Blake
  2. Happy Day Floral Aqua - Riley Blake
  3. Marble Mates Dots Lemon - Moda
  4. Wistful Winds Red Stripes - Riley Blake
  5. Wistful Winds Mini Multi Dots - Riley Blake
  6. Wistful Winds Blue Stripes - Riley Blake
  7. Sweet Orchard Red Text - Riley Blake
  8. Sew & Sew Apron Strings Lemon Drop - Moda

Ready to sew your Confetti Table Runner 

4. Batting

Keep on reading to make your Summer Wishes Table Runner....