Friday, June 7, 2024

Moonbeams Charity Quilt and Stitch along: Release 4

 Wishing Star and Friendship Star Blocks


It's time for Release 4 of the  Fat Quarter Shop  Moonbeams Charity Quilt and Stitch Along. Fat Quarter Shop generously releases both the quilt and cross stitch patterns for free each month and would appreciate a donation to the Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas. 

Donate to: Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas (donate directly here)

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Let's chat about quilting first. Keep on reading for cross stitch....I made a matching Friendship Star Pillow!

--- Moonbeams: Friendship Star Blocks ---


This month we are making (2) Moonbeams Friendship Star Blocks (pattern here).  I actually made (3) blocks as I am replacing one dove block with another Friendship Star Block. 

Fat Quarter Shop has Moonbeams Quilt Kits available with Strawberry Lemonade fabric by Sherri & Chelsi...it's super cute! 

As it's fun to see different version of the Moonbeams Quilt,  I'm quilting with Old Glory by Lella Boutique. (also available at Fat Quarter Shop)


--- Moonbeams: Wishing Star Blocks ---


This month we are making (2) Moonbeams Wishing Star Blocks (pattern here).  I actually made (3) blocks as I am replacing one dove block with another Friendship Star Block. 


Quarter Square Triangles, Half Square Triangles, and Flying Geese Tips for perfect blocks: 




---Moonbeams Charity Cross Stitch Along---


You may have noticed, my project looks a lot different from the original Moonbeams Charity Stitch. Instead of stitching the Moonbeams as one large project, I'm going to stitch the motifs separately and make a coordinating pillow each month!  

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This sweet pillow is 4" x 4" and so cute! It will be perfect for Patriotic decor! It's so fun how much different a pattern can look when you change the colors.  This stitched piece matches the Friendship Star Block!




Fat Quarter Shop Stitch Model Supplies 


Moonbeams Cross Stitch Supplies:
Melanie's version

 I  hope you are joining along with Fat Quarter Shop for the Moonbeams Charity Quilt and Stitch Along!  Both projects are gorgeous and I love that the donations support Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas!

Donate to: Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas (donate directly here)


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Have a great day and happy quilting and stitching! 


Melanie CallI


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Sunday, June 2, 2024

Dazzle Quilt : Jubilee

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Hi Quilty friends! I'm soooo excited to share my Dazzle Quilt with the gorgeous Jubilee fabric by Tilda. This is my very first quilt using Tilda fabrics and I LOVE it!!!  The prints are absolutely fabulous and the florals are perfection!

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Did you know that Missouri Star Quilt Company has Tilda fabrics?!?! Plus if you use my affiliate link (here) you can save an additional 20% off orders $50+ , which is soooo awesome for Tilda fabrics plus all your other supplies available at Missouri Star Quilt Company.

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The Dazzle Quilt is 76.5" x 76.5" so you can definitely share this quilt! You could always make your border larger if you wanted it to bed size or add a few more blocks. 

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Dazzle Quilt 76.5" x 76.5"
Supplies:
  • Dazzle Quilt Pattern: Pattern Shop or Etsy
  • 27 fat eighths : Jubilee by Tilda
  • 1.75 yards background: Moda Bella Porcelain
  • 1 yard sashing: Moda Bella Porcelain
  • 1.25 yards outer border: Jubilee Sue Teal by Tilda
  • 0.75 yard binding: Jubilee Sue Teal by Tilda
  • 5 yards backing: Jubilee Sue Teal by Tilda

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As this Dazzle Quilt was my very first quilt with the gorgeous Tilda fabric, I wanted some special quilting.  Jodi at Pleasant Home Quilting did an absolutely amazing job long-arm quilting this special quilt.  

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Machine Quilting Details:

Jodi is offering a one-time 20% discount on digital edge-to-edge quilting on one quilt. Just add ABitofScrapStuff in the message box on the Quilt Request Form. 

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Dazzle Quilt Tips
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  • Pins are your friend for perfect points - I love Little House pins
  • Measure your Dazzle blocks BEFORE cutting sashing. Due to seam variance, your Dazzle block might not measure the same as the pattern. That is OKAY. Just measure all your blocks and trim to the same size and cut your sashing length to the same size. Example: Your blocks measure 20.25" inches instead of 20.5" - so cut your sashing length to 20.25"
  • Measure your Dazzle quilt center BEFORE cutting borders. Due to seam variance, your Dazzle quilt center might not measure the same as pattern. That is OKAY. Measure your quilt center and cut border length per your quilt measurements. Don't forget to remeasure quilt again once side borders are added so your top and bottom border strips are cut correctly.

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I can't wait to see your Dazzle Quilt! This quilt pattern will look lovely in any fabrics that you choose!

Dazzle Quilt Pattern: Pattern Shop or Etsy

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Have a great day and happy quilting! 


Melanie Call


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Friday, May 24, 2024

Sugar Cone Pillow: Perfectly Pieced May 2024

I love love love the Sugar Cone Pillow from the Perfectly Pieced May 2024 project. The design is absolutely fabulous!  

The bonus project is the Sugar Cone Tote ... I will be making this tote too! I have some extra Albion fabric from my Sunrise Quilt- which is perfect!


Each Sugar Cone Quilt block is perfectly pieced and quilted using your embroidery machine! The 4" finished blocks are so cute and can be arranged to create so many patterns.


Perfectly Pieced: May 2024 Doorstep Contents:


  • Printed, full-color, step-by-step block instructions
  • Curated fabric bundle with enough fabric to make one of the included projects
  • Glide Thread from Hab+Dash by Fil-Tec, Sunkissed Peach 70984
  • Collectible Pin
  • Leather Straps

Digital Files Include:

  • Files for 2", 4", 6", & 8" blocks
  • Instructions for 4 projects
  • Custom block-by-block quilting files
  • Allover quilting files for use with Clear Blue Tiles
  • Block Coloring Template
  • Quilt layouts & fabric calculations

I receive the Perfectly Pieced Doorstep Subscription Box - which is AMAZING! Each month I receive digital files (for machine embroidery) to create 2", 4", 6", 8" quilt blocks, bonus project instructions, and quilting files PLUS coordinating fabrics and thread plus a bonus.   I am always so excited when the coral box arrives in my mail box!  You can subscribe to Perfectly Pieced (here) or  purchase past digital files and fabric bundles plus embroidery supplies at the ME Time Delivered Shop (here)

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The included fabric bundle features Albion by Amy Smart with coordinating Essex Yarn Dyed in Aqua, Art Gallery Decostitch, and Windham Nature Study. It's a gorgeous bundle of curated fabric!


I love how the quilting designs match when the blocks are sewn together!




I made (16) 4" finished Sugar Cone Blocks with quilting plus added a 1" border to create the 18" Sugar Cone Pillow.


Making pillows is a favorite project for me as they are much quicker than a full quilt and are great for decorating! I do want use my scraps and make the tote bag too!

A bit more about Perfectly Pieced by Me Time Delivered

Perfectly Pieced is a monthly subscription that is available in two options: Digital (digital files only) or Doorstep which includes all the digital files plus a curated fabric bundle, printed instructions, thread, plus notion(s) delivered to your doorstep.  The subscription is zero stress as you can always skip a month, but once you see the upcoming projects - you won't want to skip!  Kimberbell is the parent company of ME Time (machine embroidery delivered) so the quality is outstanding. 

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Have a great day and happy embroidering /sewing / quilting! 

Melanie Call





Thursday, May 23, 2024

Summersault Pillows

Hello! Today I'm sharing reversible pillows I made with the Summersault Block Party Multi Panel available at Missouri Star Quilt Company.  

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This project is so quick because the Summersault - Block Party Multi Panel includes (4) 20" quilt block panels of two butterflies and two months.  I simply quilted all four panels then used my Reversible Pillow Tutorial (here) to finish both pillows.  Super quick and easy!

Supplies for (2) Summersault Pillows




Day or Night Decor:
For each pillow I used (1) Butterly and (1) Moth panel so the pillows could be reversed appropriately to correct time of day. Now my daughter can decided if she wants Daytime Butterflies or Evening Moths!



When making reversible pillows, I prefer to insert the zipper at bottom of the pillow. This way the zipper is hidden and makes the pillow truly reversible. 



I loved creating these fun summer pillows! They will definitely brighten up your decor!


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and

Reversible Pillow Tutorial (here)



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

Have a great day and happy quilting! 


Melanie Call



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