February 2016 archive

Fat Quarter Shop Crossroads Quilt-along :: House blocks!

By Melissa LeRay


Crossroads Quiltalong - Vintage Picnic!

Hi!  Today Fat Quarter Shop is releasing their house block for the CrossRoads Quilt-along!  This quilt was designed by Joanna Figueroa, and a few of us bloggers are sewing the blocks along with them each month.  I’m using the newly released Vintage Picnic by Bonnie + Camille, and I chose to make all my little houses using the wildflower florals in the collection.  I love my little village!

Crossroads Quiltalong - Vintage Picnic

Fat Quarter Shop is offering this as a free pattern, but they would love it if you would consider donating just $5 to the March of Dimes for each pattern you use during the quilt-along.  March of Dimes is a charity that aims to end prematurity, and the sometimes debilitating effects that come from it.

Donate to March of Dimes

Here’s what the finished quilt looks like:


We’d love for you to join in!  Fat Quarter Shop even has quilt kits and pieced backing sets available to you so you can just jump right in!  If you want to quilt along with what you’ve got at home, here are the fabric requirements for this quilt.

Make sure to tag your your blocks with #crossroadsquiltalong, and there’s even a Crossroads Quilt-Along Facebook group you can join!  Check back on March 15th for the Diamond Block!

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Paperie Happy Mail Giveaway Winner

By Melissa LeRay

Paperie Giveaway winner!

I am so flattered by all your kind words about my Paperie quilt!  This is such a fun quilt to sew up, and if you follow me on Instagram (@ohhowsweetco), you’ll see how smitten I am with Paperie, as I’ve sewn with it quite a bit now!  The colors are so sweet, and the little details are even sweeter!

I’m so sorry I’m a day late in picking a winner!  We had an important doctors appointment yesterday morning for my little one, (and that was made after I had already drafted this post) quite a drive from home, and the day completely got away from me! So without further ado, I’m excited to announce that the winner for the happy mail giveaway is Lacey Burns!  Congrats, Lacey!  I’ll email you so I can get your address.

Thank you for entering, and I hope you all snag some Paperie up before its gone!  Limited Editions go fast! xoxo

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Paperie Blog Hop – a Moda Love Quilt

By Melissa LeRay

Paperie Moda Love Quilt

Welcome to my stop on the Paperie Blog Hop!  If you’ve been following the tour, you know we’re all sewing up something lovely with Amy Sinibaldi‘s sweet and sophisticated debut collection, Paperie for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Paperie Blog Tour

Paperie is a limited edition collection, and Amy designed it with her love of books in mind – in her own words, ” …not only for the stories, the wonderful words, and the faraway places, but in the look of the books themselves…” and you can see this so subtly and elegantly put into each print.

Paperie Moda Love

One of my goals this year is to fill our home with quilts.  I do a lot of sewing, and make a lot of mini quilts, but all the full sized quilts I’ve made over the years have been gifts – so none of them live at home with us. From the first time I saw the collection, I knew I wanted a Paperie quilt, and I had hoped even then to use a pattern that really shows off each print.  As I was searching around Pinterest, I stumbled across the {free!} Moda Love quilt.  Paired with a sweet lightweight chambray, I knew it would be a perfect match. This quilt finishes at 72″ square – the perfect size for a throw! This quilt pattern is not only pretty quick to sew up {each block is 9″ finished}, but it also really lets each print shine.  The bow print chambray is by Gretchen Hirsch for Jo-Ann fabrics, and is a perfect lightweight complement to Paperie.

Heart Quilting by @OnConnorsHill

I sent this off to my dear friend Sarah (@OnConnorsHill on Instagram) to long-arm quilt this for me, and I think she did an outstanding job!  Those sweet hearts coordinate so well with the “Happily Ever After” print, don’t you think?

Paperie Moda Love

Paperie Moda Love Binding

For the binding, I chose one of my favorite prints, Eponine, and love how the little flowers are speckled all over.

Win some Paperie happy mail!

Would you like to win a little bundle of Paperie happy mail from Amy? Simply leave a comment here, telling me which print is your favorite {if you’re able to choose just one!}, and I’ll choose a winner from the pool of comments here and on my Instagram account @OhHowSweetCo on Wednesday morning! Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo

{Image from Art Gallery Fabrics}
{Image from Art Gallery Fabrics}