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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Strippy Aunt Josie Mini Quilt with Maxie Mail


I'm so excited to share my Strippy Aunt Josie Mini Quilt from the March Maxie Mail Subscription Box! I just love this project so much!!! I'm not sure what I love more.....the gorgeous fabric or the pattern!

Just look at this month's fabulous subscription box from Maxie Mail.




I love how Maxie includes everything your need to make your Stripy Aunt Josie Mini Quilt top with binding...plus a bonus project! No wasted scraps!!! Plus Maxie creates a fabulous video tutorial for each project that shows you each step! This is perfect for beginners and experienced sewists for extra helpful hints.

Ready to start making your Stripy Aunt Josie Project (and Bonus)


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Flamingo Fever Quilt Tutorial with ADORNit


I'm so excited to share my Flamingo Fever Quilt Tutorial today! This fun to sew quilt is perfect for a wall hanging or baby quilt! Flamingo Fever is such a cute and fun fabric collection by ADORNit

Have you heard of ADORNit??? They are fabulous family operated company, that designs and sells so much awesome crafting supplies and clothing. I love supporting a family business! Plus the fabric quality is AMAZING! 

Ready to get sewing your own Flamingo Fever Quilt (27" x 34"). 


Supplies -don't forget to use the 25% off coupon code at the end of the post 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Year of the Fat Quarter with Fat Quarter Shop plus a GIVEAWAY


 Happy April! Have you heard Fat Quarter Shop has named 2018- The Year of the Fat Quarter. I LOVE it! April is all about GRAY and I just love this neutral bundle! This is one of my most favorite fabric bundles!


I love the new Riverside Pattern by It's Sew Emma Patterns and knew it would be perfect for this bundle! The pattern shows off each fabric so well and I love the modern look! 


Supplies to make your own Riverside Quilt (lap size) 56: x 73"

4. Flora and Fawn - 1 yard (extra fat quarter and binding)


I really loved sewing this quilt! I followed the Riverside pattern and trimmed each block to size- which did take a bit of time...but worth it! A little "how to " video by FQS.



For the binding- I chose to use Flora and Fawn Weave fabric, which I love! 



Who else is excited about Year of the Fat Quarter? It is my favorite pre-cut size as it is so versatile! Plus they look all cute stacked and folded!

Finished quilts also look cute folded....


Would you like to win your own April Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop???



Be sure to go to my Instagram account @mellierc to enter). Just look for the giveaway image (will be posted on later on Friday). Plus if you follow my blog....you will get an extra entry. Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring the giveaway!



Be sure grab your Year of the Fat Quarter bundle here and Riverside Pattern here. I can't wait see your projects!!!

Happy Friday!!! 

Follow me on Instagram @mellierc and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing, quilting, and fabric fun!

Melanie

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Stars and Stripes Pillow with Wonderland Fabric by Rifle Paper Co


Soooo.....it has been awhile since I foundation paper pieced and I forgot just how much I LOVE the crisp points!  They are just so lovely! Yay for precise points with no pins....whoo hoo!



When Jemima (Tied With a Ribbon) asked if I wanted to test her Stars and Stripes Pillow Pattern...of course I said YES. I just love her patterns plus this one was perfect for fussy cutting my Wonderland Fabric by Rifle Paper Co.  I love the Stars and Stripes pattern as Jemima included both patterns with great instructions for foundation paper piecing, which is super helpful if you are new to it or need a refresher ;). 



Fabric I used for my Stars and Stripes Pillow (size 16.5"x 16.5")

Clementine Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop and Moda - Month 3


Welcome to Month Three of the Clementine Quilt Along Fundraiser with Fat Quarter Shop! I love that Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics have partnered together to match donations up $20,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!


My fabrics
I choose my favorite Bonnie & Camille Aqua Fabrics to make my Clementine Quilt monochromatic. I am loving monochromatic projects right now!

Making the Blocks-

Tip-
I chose to cut my A and C squares to 2.5" (small block) and 3.5" (large block). This allowed me to trim my half square triangles to size. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hideaway Quilt with Art Gallery Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop


Happy Quilting Day! I'm excited to share my Hideaway Quilt with Nest Fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop! When Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop was sharing the sneak peek of the video....I knew I had to make this quilt. I am so happy that I was able to participate in the Quilt Along!!!!

The Hideaway Quilt Pattern is free and is super quick to sew as it features the ADORABLE Nest Panel. I just love those bears...plus I have three kids...so perfect!



Supplies:
6. Happy Cloud Batting- I chose Bamboo/Cotton 50/50. This is a thin batting so the quilt has a lovely drape and is perfect for spring! Don't worry FQS also has 100% Cotton or the 80/20 Cotton/Poly Blend too.



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Modern Plus Sign Quilt Book Hop


I'm super excited be part of the Modern Plus Sign Quilt Book Hop for Cheryl and Paige's new book! I seriously love each project and want to sew each one!  They are amazing! 



It was hard to decide which project to sew first, but I chose the Rick Rack Runner as I needed a green table runner for March! Plus I had the best bundle of green Sweetwater Fabrics to use!



Supplies: 

I did adapt the pattern a bit and only made one row for my table runner as I prefer a more narrow table runner for my table. This is a super quick pattern to sew! If you hurry... you can have one sewn before St.Patrick's Day ;). 



Sunday, March 11, 2018

Layered Brick Quilt with Quilt 101



I'm so excited to share Quilt 101 with you today!!!! Quilt 101 is a mother/daughter team that provides  modern PRECUT quilts! Yes....the kits are all PRECUT- so you can start sewing right away!!!

I chose the Baby Size- Layered Brick- Hello Bear quilt and it came packaged perfectly!



I love that each group of fabric is labeled so you know exactly which precut fabric is what. Plus isn't that the cutest quilt label ever!!!


Sooooo- you may noticed that my quilt is a quite a bit bigger than a baby quilt.When I started laying out the fabric....I knew that I needed to make it larger as I wanted this Layered Brick Quilt on my family room couch! So I cut up my backing  plus a few fat quarters I had to make a large lap size (the pattern includes all the sizes!)....this is also why my quilt has more duplicates ;). 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Flora and Fawn Range Backpack


I love backpacks! I love how they hold so many items plus I can be hands free....yay!!! I've been using my North Face Backpack from college (I can't believe it has lasted so long!).....so it was time for a new back pack! I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous fawn fabric from Flora and Fawn by Amanda Herring with Riley Blake Designs. Those sweet deer and flowers have me all heart eyes!



Deciding on the best backpack pattern for me took some time. I wanted a full size back that was functional plus looked great too! I love Noodlehead's patterns so I thought her Range Backpack would be perfect....and it was!!! 

When I opened up the 20 page pattern (eek)- I freaked out a bit and thought do I really want to sew a 20 page pattern???  I am so glad did because the reason why the pattern is quite long is that she explains EVERY step with words and diagrams....which was sooooooo helpful! I love how clearly written and easy to follow the pattern was! Success!


Making your Range Backpack
3. Range Backpack pattern by Noodlehead  (pattern includes recommendations for interfacing, zipper, and hardware).

I took soooooo many pictures of my backpack because it was a gorgeous sunny day and I LOVE it! So sit back and relax ;)

I was so excited that I was able to line up the deer for the pockets and side panels of the bag! Fussy cutting for the win!!!!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop and Moda - Month 2


 Welcome to Month Two of the Clementine Quilt Along Fundraiser with Fat Quarter Shop! I love that Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics have partnered together to match donations up $20,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!


My fabrics
I choose my favorite Bonnie & Camille Aqua Fabrics to make my Clementine Quilt monochromatic. I am loving monochromatic projects right now!


Making the blocks: 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hunter Star Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop


I just love the Hunter Star Pattern!!! It is so gorgeous! Fat Quarter Shop has simplified the pattern and is offering the block pattern for FREE! 

Fat Quarter Shop used Ombre Confetti Metallic by V & Co to make this amazing Hunter Star quilt....plus they have a kit available here



I chose to use the lovely Flora and Fawn fabric by Amanda Herring with Riley Blake Designs. I just love the sweet little deer and florals!  I made four blocks to create my Hunter Star Pillow/Mini Quilt!



Ready to make your own Hunter's Star Project!

Supplies:

1. Flora and Fawn Fabric- Amanda Herring with Riley Blake Designs.  1 FQ or 1/2 yard of each gray print will work for 4 blocks to make a pillow or mini quilt.
Fat Quarter Shop has the Fat Quarter Bundle on sale this week (here). Sale price valid until 2/18/18 and is less than $2 per FQ...yay!
2. Swiss Dots- hot pink/white by Riley Blake Designs - 3/4 yard for 4 blocks
3. Backing- 3/4 yard 
3. Hunter's Star Quilt Block Pattern: FREE or complete pattern with multiple size options HERE.


Start Sewing:

1. Sew 4 Hunter's Star Quilt Blocks....I just had to fussy cut those adorable deer 



Friday, February 2, 2018

Year of the Fat Quarter with Fat Quarter Shop plus Giveaway!


 Happy February! Have you heard Fat Quarter Shop has named 2018- The Year of the Fat Quarter. I LOVE it! February is all about PINK!!! I just love pink and was so excited when I opened up my Fat Quarter package. It is such a fabulous bundle of fabric!


I thought a scrappy quilt would be perfect for these lovely pinks. The Trifles pattern from It's Sew Emma is perfect! The pattern shows off the fabrics so well plus it is quick to sew! It is perfect for a beginner quilter as there are no real seams to match.


Supplies to make your own Pink Trifles Quilt.

1. Fat Quarter Shop- Year of the Fat Quarter- Pink (February)
2. It's Sew Emma- Trifles Pattern
3. Moda Bella White for background
4. Backing fabric: Wyndham Maribel - it is on sale too!
5. Aurifil thread

Zoom in on the backing fabric! I love it!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hometown Mini Quilt


I love my Hometown Mini Quilt! I had the cutest The Front Porch charm pack and knew it would be perfect for this pattern! I did need to make the background and borders scrappy...but I love it that way!

Supplies:
1. Hometown Mini Quilt Pattern by A Quilting Life
2. The Front Porch Fabric Charm Pack
3. Little Miss Sunshine by Lella Boutique for binding
4. Farmer's Daughter by Lella Boutique for backing



I sure loved sewing these sweet little stars...they finish at 4"...so tiny and cute! Plus The Front Porch fabric is gorgeous!