Thursday, December 1, 2016

Meadow Mystery Quilt - Blocks 1, 3, and 4 - December Instructions

Welcome to the December instructions for the Meadow Mystery Quilt! If you just found this mystery quilt, there is still plenty of time to join in and catch up!

In case you are new to the Meadow Mystery Quilt here are some links to all of the relevant information:

Mystery Quit Tab (main page containing links to all monthly instructions and other information)

Link to Signup for Easy to Print pdf Versions of the Instructions (via e-mail)

Mystery Quilt Facebook Group

And now onto the December directions :) This month we will be starting to take all of those units we have been making for the last few months and starting to piece them into blocks.  Just as a reminder, here are the corresponding fabric letters to colors used in these illustrations:

Block 1

Arrange and sew the following fabric pieces as listed and shown below, pressing all seams open.  Block  1 should measure 12 ½” x 12 ½”.  Make 1 block.

Block 3

Arrange sew the following fabric pieces as listed and shown below, pressing all seams open.  Block 3 should measure 12 ½” x 12 ½”.  Repeat to form a total of 4 blocks.

**Note** Do not worry about the orientation of the seams in the B/E Half Hourglass Units

Block 3

Arrange and sew the following fabric pieces as listed and shown below, pressing all seams open.  Block 4  should measure 12 ½” x 12 ½”.  Repeat to form a total of 4 blocks.

**Note** Do not worry about the orientation of the seams in the B/E and C/E Half Hourglass Units

Be sure to share your progress in our Facebook Group :)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Meadow Mystery Quilt {My Flying Geese and Square in a Square Units}

This month for the Meadow Mystery Quilt we made some flying geese and square in a square units. The Facebook group so full of some wonderful versions. If you want to join in, it is not too late!

Some links for more information:

I am making two versions of the Meadow Mystery Quilt, a more traditional version using Gentle Breezes by Maywood Studio and a more modern version using some of my favorite text prints. 

I once again only have the Modern Text units to share today.

The instructions are given out on the first Thursday of every month so the next set of instructions will be posted on the blog in just a few days on Thursday, December 1st.

I am linking up with Let's Bee Social at Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at Kelly @My Quilt Infatuation.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Reminder - Thanksgiving Pattern Bundle Sale Ending Soon

Just a little reminder that my limited-time pattern bundle of Meadow Mist Designs patterns on Etsy will end at midnight tonight.  The bundle contains five (5) of my most popular patterns in both digital and printed versions for only $30 (a $50 value).

You can find the Digital Bundle here and the Print Bundle here.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Quilter’s Planner 2017

As I recover from my Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and do some Black Friday shopping today, I am also starting to plan out and organize the start of next year by starting to fill in my new 2017 Quilter's Planner.  I just love to start writing in a new planner, it is like a new blank slate for a new year.

This year's planner is even better than last years!  The cover and tabs are more durable, the photography is amazing and there are more project sheets included to keep your on going and planned quilting projects organized.

I utilized my 2016 Quilter's Planner extensively, using the monthly spreads to organize my family, quilting, and work schedules and plan out my blog posts.

I used the weekly spreads for to-do lists and due date reminders. My pages definitively did not look as beautiful and stylish as Stephanie's below but they really got the job done.

Also included in the planner are 14 beautiful full quilt and sewing patterns, with color instructions by way of a supplemental e-book. (Just these patterns alone are worth the price of the planner!)

My quilt pattern Canvas Lines is one of the quilt patterns included in the planner.

The Quilter's Planner is available to from Stephanie's online store: The Quilter's Planner.

To receive planners by Christmas or Hanukkah, orders need to be placed by December 10th. To receive orders by the New Year, orders need to be placed by December 20th.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Drawstring Bags and Pincushions

In my local modern quilt guide, the Greenville Modern Quilt Guide, we recently held elections and voted in a new president.  I was the president for the last two years and was the vice-president for two years before that. We are a new guide so we did not have much money to bring in speakers and therefore relied on our own members for our content.

I am in awe of the talent that we have in our group and so grateful for them to have shared their talents and their time for our guide.  I made each member that contributed to the group that held a chair position and/or presented a presentation, tutorial, or workshop.

I shared four mini quilts that I gifted last week and today I would like share some drawstring bags and pincushions I made for some members.

For the drawstring bags, I used Jeni Baker from In Color Order's Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial and customized each bag for the recipient.

Drawstring Bag 1 - For our incoming president who taught a quilting workshop and presented a trunk show (and who I know loves this blue print by Rifle & Co. for Cotton & Steel).

 Drawstring Bag 2 - For our treasurer who also organized and hosted the guild challenge, a Cotton & Steel version.  The yellow fabric is a Japanese print that is all about handwriting to go along with the theme of her guild challenge piece.

  Drawstring Bag 3 - For one of our board members who lead the creation of the by-laws and co-organized our one year anniversary pattern, a Kaffe Fassett bag.  

All of the bags together.

I also made 4 pincushions for other members who have contributed to the guild.  Since I stopped selling pincushions in my Etsy shop I have actually missed making them so these were fun to sew up.

Pincushion 1 - For a quilter who shared a trunk show

Pincushion 2 - For one of our Charity Chairs

Pincushion 3 - For our QuiltCon Charity Quilt Chair

Pincushion 4 - For a quilter who shared a trunk show

I hope you enjoyed seeing these little gifts!  Have a wonderful weekend!