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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!

Magnolia Mystery Quilt


I'm so excited to share my Magnolia Mystery Quilt. I love the pattern design! It looks so tricky, but it wasn't! 

This is the first time I have participated in a Mystery Quilt Along and I loved it! Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs creates fabulous patterns and is a great host! 

Fabrics:




Each Month Cheryl would share cutting directions and/or piecing directions. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Spelling Bee Saturday Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop


It is Spelling Bee Saturday with Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt! I'm excited to be sharing letter M today.  The M block was super easy to piece as Lori's patterns are always clear and well written. My M 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 quilts...it is amazing...more in a bit!

Let's get ready to start sewing M...




Supplies:

I chose to add borders to my M block to make it a 16" square.  Next, I added a zippered backing so I can use it as a mini quilt or a pillow....I love having options! 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop



I am so excited to be part 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!

How it works:

On the 25th of January - July 2018, Fat Quarter Shop will release a Clementine pattern with matching video. The Clementine patterns are FREE to download at Fat Quarter Shop. It is suggested that you make a donation of $5 to the Fat Quarter Shop St. Jude campaign for each time you download the pattern.

Fat Quarter Shop has an amazing kit available featuring Mama's Cottage by April Rosenthal. It is gorgeous! Available here.

My fabrics

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



Monday, January 8, 2018

Flora and Fawn Mini Quilt


I'm so excited to be part of Amanda Herring's Creative Team...I love her Flora and Fawn Fabric! For February our theme is Home. I chose to make a Flora and Fawn Mini Suburbs Quilt. I just love these sweet little deer and knew they would be perfect for fussy cutting...one of my favorite sewing techniques! 



I am loving Flora and Fawn fabric designed by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake Designs....it is just gorgeous! Keep on reading if you want to make your own mini quilt!


Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 Sewing Round Up

I can't believe how much I was able to sew in 2017! It is amazing how a little bit of sewing almost everyday...adds up to SEW much!!!! Here it goes....

30 Quilts!!! Some tops were started in 2016, but finished in 2017! I was so happy to finish so many WIPs...now I can start more :)




I also discovered the love of table runners this year....so I made 15! I love having a different table runner on my dining table for each month! Since many of these table runners are living with my Grandparents and Mom...I need to make more for me in 2018!


Plus 25 Mini Quilts/Pillows! I always add a zippered backing so I can use it as a mini quilt or pillow! I love having options!


I also made 12 bags/pouches/bins too! They make such great gifts!!!


I love sharing my sewing on Instagram @mellierc ...so of course I had to follow the trend of #bestnineof2017 I was so glad that my Geranium dress made it....I LOVE it! 

I am still shocked with how much sewing I managed to complete in 2017!!! I don't think I will be able to top that for 2018...but we will see ;)

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc and here on my Mostly Crafty Blog for more sewing fun!

Happy New Year!

Melanie

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