Friday, April 2, 2021

Serendipity Quilt Along AND Stitch Along

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Hello Friends! Today is Release Two for the annual Fat Quarter Shop Charity Quilt Along plus Cross Stitch Along that benefits Make A Wish of Central and South Texas!!! I absolutely love the generosity of Fat Quarter Shop and am glad that I able to quilt and stitch along! 

Today Release Two is available for BOTH the Serendipity Quilt AND Cross Stitch Patterns - yay!

Serendipity Release Two:

I'm quilting with Smol designed by Kimberly Kight with Speckled designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Ruby Star Society / Moda Fabrics. 

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I loved making all these flying geese. To save a bit of time - I did use the AccuQuilt Flying Geese Die 2"x3.5" (unfinished) / 1.5" x 3" (finished) to cut my flying geese because I totally love using my AccuQuilt cutting system

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  • Cross Stitch Pattern (HERE) 
I'm stitching with DMC floss that coordinates with my quilt!
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How to donate:

Every two weeks, Fat Quarter Shop will release FREE Serendipity Quilt and Cross Stitch download patterns. A suggestion donation of $5 each for each quilt pattern and $15 for the whole cross stitch pattern directly to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. Of course, you can always donate more if you choose! No amount is too small - all donations are appreciated! Please use the official donation link as  your donation goes directly to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign HERE.

Serendipity Supplies:

You can choose the Serendipity Quilt Kit featuring the gorgeous Spring Brook fabric collection - HERE


Or you can choose your own fabrics! 

I'm making my Serendipity Quilt with Ruby Star Society Fabric: Smol  designed by Kimberly Kight with Speckled designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for the background.  I love the bright and happy colors!

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I want my Serendipity Cross Stitch to match my quilt so I chose my own colors!
Of course I needed the matching accessories!!!

I'll be back on April 15th to share Serendipity Release Three ... yay!!!!!


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Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Melanie

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Sew Sampler Box. - March 2021



Hello! I'm sew excited to share the March Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop! March them is Happiness is Homemade...I love it! The featured fabric collection is Spring Brook designed by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. 

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Let's chat more about my favorite aqua box of quilty goodies that I receive each month!

March Sew Sampler Box
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I love Corey Yoder's newest fabric collection: Spring Brook. The colors are so light and perfect for springtime! Plus the Starry Checkers exclusive Quilt Pattern is fabulous! I really love it! If you need the finishing kit - it's available HERE. 

Finished Starry Checkers Quilt by Fat Quarter Shop

NEW Notions

Each month, Sew Sampler Box contains fun and new sewing/quilting notions! 

I love trying new products! 
  • SewTites Sticklers - These tiny silicone dots are for applying to the back of your SewTites so they don't slip when hand sewing.
  • Silver Needle Case - This antique looking Silver Needle Case is exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop and is perfect for storing your needles so fashionably. 
  • Rainbow Bobbins - These bright bobbins are sure to brighten up your sewing room... who wants plain clear ones when rainbow colors are a more fun option!

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I can't believe we have been sewing the Greatest Hits Album Quilt for an entire year already?!?!? I have LOVED making these large 18" blocks from multiple collections designed by Ruby Star Society. 

I've finished all 12 blocks and just need to assemble the quilt top - yay! Below is block 11 - as I didn't show it last month.  I love the fussy cut unicorn in the center!

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OR 
Each month, Sew Sampler Members have received a block pattern for the current Sew Sampler Mystery Quilt. This year- Greatest Hits Album features Moda Bella Solids and will be a large 70.5" x 90.5" sampler quilt! You can find Track #12 (pattern), Quilt Kit, and Thread Set available at Fat Quarter Shop! Purchase the Quilt Kit and you will be ready each month to sew your Greatest Hits block.

I'm sooooooooo excited to see the new Sew Sampler Member Mystery Quilt Along that starts in April!!!! 


Don't forget to sign up for the Sew Sampler Box wait list (here)* - each box is a wonderful surprise plus an awesome value! 

*The Sew Sampler Box Membership is full, but don't worry - you can sign up for the waitlist AND most of the items in this month's box are available at Fat Quarter Shop - links above.

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

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Melanie

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Hillside Tote - Poppy and Posey

Happy April 1st ... no tricks here today. I'm excited to share my latest project! I made myself a Hillside Tote by Noodlehead with the gorgeous Poppy and Posey designed by Dodi Lee Poulsen for Riley Blake Designs. 

When the Main Amethyst Print from Poppy and Posey arrived - I knew the florals needed to be made into a Hillside Tote. I'm totally wishing I had ordered extra yardage because it's sooooo gorgeous. 

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I really loved making the Hillside Tote as I love the adjustable cross body strap plus the top zipper closure.  I think my Poppy and Posey version is so perfect for spring!

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This was my first time installing a large metal snap and it was so easy! I will definitely be adding more snaps to my projects....which is good as I bought THIS set from Amazon, which includes the installation tools and 75 snaps.  As this is the large 15mm snap, next time I will add a bit of fusible fleece between the fabric layers (around the snap) to help support the fabric as I used quilting cotton. 

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I chose a light color print from the Posey and Poppy Collection for the bag lining. I prefer my bag linings to have a lighter color fabric as I feel it is easier to find items in my bag. 


The back of the Hillside Tote is very similar to the front except I sewed a divided pocket instead of a large pocket with snap closure.

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I absolutely LOVE my new Hillside Tote - Poppy and Posey edition! 



The beautiful Poppy and Posey fabric collection will be shipping to your favorite quilt shop this month- yay!

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Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Heartful Quilt - Unicorn Kingdom - Free Quilt Pattern


Hello Quilty Friends! When my daughter saw Unicorn Kingdom fabric...her unicorn loving heart was full of happiness! She wanted to help design her Heartful Quilt (free pattern HERE)!  She knew she wanted a large patchwork heart quilt and to choose the fabric layout herself! She is my "mini me" co-designer, which I LOVE!


When I showed her the original random patchwork layout Heartful Quilt in EQ8 -- she said nope as she wanted to make a pattern with the fabric layout. So we started over and she told me where she wanted each fabric in the quilt. I love the ombre effect she chose! She's definitely a future quilter!


Guess what - the Heartful Quilt is a FREE pattern that you can download in my PayHip Pattern Shop (HERE).  The Heartful Quilt is perfect for beginner quilters or experienced quilters who are wanting a weekend project! Plus the pattern is 10" square friendly or use your scraps!


Heartful Quilt 
63.5" x 63.5"

Supplies:

My "mini me" quilt co-designer also informed me that she wanted pink thread for the quilting. I used Sulky Cotton + Steel 50wt Cotton Thread color #1015 and it was the perfect match!


Because I made my Heartful Quilt with yardage - I was able to use every last bit of Unicorn Kingdom fabric for a pieced backing. We both LOVE it! It's just like a magical Unicorn Hug!!!!


Unicorn Kingdom fabric will be shipping to your favorite quilt shop this month and it's fabulous for your unicorn loving little one! Or yourself - because even grown quilters like unicorns ;)



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Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie
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