MCM #40 – New Pattern Releases & Giveaways

Thank you so much for all the great suggestions on how to work with the vintage quilt top I shared with you last week. You were so helpful! I now have some great ideas on how I’m going to finish the quilt, I just need to add it to the line-up of projects I have going on.

It has been head down, full steam ahead in my sewing room this past week. I’ve had to stop a few times to come out and take care of household stuff, but then it was right back in, shut the door and keep on sewing. Fun stuff! At one point, my mother even called and asked if I was ever going to come see her. Yes, last week I was a bad daughter…. 😉

But the result of all that time in my room was worth it. I finished sewing the top for a new pattern (it’s a pretty speedy one), put the finishing touches on a wall hanging I can’t talk about yet, made labels for a few quilts AND got them sewn on(!), and finished the editing and proofing of my newest pattern.

You guys have seen glimpses of the ‘bubbles’ I have been quilting and all those pretty grunge fabrics. Now it’s time to see the full quilt. I call this one Stack o’ Bubbles.

Stack o' Bubbles finished quilt

Stack o’ Bubbles

Look how those grunge fabrics just seem to glow against that black background! I am so pleased with how this turned out – exactly like the sketch in my sketchbook.

I outline quilted all the colorful bubbles, and then filled each one with more bubbles quilted in clear Mono-Poly thread. The sheen of the thread makes those bubbles look wet – exactly how a bubble should look, right?

FMQ Pebble TextureFMQ Pebble Texture

I love the way the quilt design shows so clearly on the back, which I pieced with leftover pieces of grunge and Carolyn Friedlander’s architextures fabric. I love that stuff and need to buy it by the bolt!

Quilting texture on backing

The quilt finishes at 58″ x 68″ and is the perfect size for cuddling up with. The pattern is great for using a fat quarter bundle OR scraps…I think a scrappy version would be beautiful.

The pattern is in full color, with diagrams and illustrations that are easy to read and understand. It also includes a coloring sheet so you can audition your color choices, and fabric labeling worksheets. The key to this pattern is labeling your fabrics so you’ll know which color goes where.

The pattern is available in my Craftsy and Etsy shop for instant PDF download. The price is $6.00 through Sunday, October 2nd. Go grab your copy now before it goes to the regular price of $9.00!

Stack o’ Bubbles will be displayed in the Bolts & Quarters Quilt Shop and paper patterns are available at the shop. The Mystery Harvest Quilt Shop Hop starts September 28 and runs through October 1, so it’s a great time to visit the shop and see all the great stuff they have.

In addition to the release of my own new pattern, Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs is releasing a new pattern today called Check Plus. I was a pattern reviewer for Cheryl and have to say I really like this pattern. It is also fat quarter friendly, the pattern is well written, and includes a coloring diagram to try out different color schemes. You can read more about Cheryl’s new pattern release by clicking here to visit her blog. (Before you do though, keep on reading for the giveaway!)

Check Plus Pattern by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs

Check Plus Pattern by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs

On to the giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Stack o’ Bubbles and Check Plus, we will be offering two readers a chance to win a PDF copy of one of these patterns. One reader will win a copy of Stack o’ Bubbles and one reader a copy of Check Plus.

I’m doing the happy dance for you… 🙂

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment. That’s it – easy peasy! I’ll draw for winners and announce them on Friday, Sept. 30th. (If you purchase a copy of Stack o’ Bubbles and are a winner, I will refund your money.)

(And here’s a little hint for you: come back tomorrow for a second giveaway and another pattern release!)

This new pattern is my crush for this week’s Main Crush Monday. It’s time now to check out yours, but first a recap of a few from last week’s MCM party!

Mary from Quilting is in my Blood finished her Terra Australis quilt. I love the soft colors and the quilting, and that binding is spot on!

Photo by Mary of Quilting is in my Blood

Photo by Mary of Quilting is in my Blood

Stacey of The Farmhouse in the Field made an adorable butterfly mini quilt. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to add this pattern to my list of ‘someday’ projects. Those blue, frosty butterflies are really cute!

Photo by Stacey of The Farmhouse in the Field

Photo by Stacey of The Farmhouse in the Field

Emese of Pale Blue Corner is making a memory quilt for her daughter using many shades of pink from her outgrown t-shirts. Be sure to follow along on her journey as she puts together her quilt:

Photo by Emese of Pale Blue Corner

Photo by Emese of Pale Blue Corner


Okay everyone! Now it’s time to share your crush for this week. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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40 Responses to MCM #40 – New Pattern Releases & Giveaways

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  2. Jen B says:

    I love both of the new patterns.

  3. karenj7216 says:

    I love Stacks o’ Bubbles. I love how the bright colors pop with the black background. This is a very fun quilt. I hope I win a pattern. Thanks for a chance to win.

  4. Mary D says:

    I love Moda Grunge fabrics. They do sparkle in your quilt. Beautiful quilt, kool pattern.

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  6. Amy H. says:

    Beautiful patterns!

  7. Dave Stemple says:

    Wonderful post Beth! I LOVE that new design and your quilting is PERFECT the back looks wonderful too. I will make this quilt someday…Is it a Jelly Roll friendly pattern? If so I may use the TulaPink Chipper to do it!!!! Can’t wait to spend some time with you the others at the “retreat” if that is what it is called.

  8. Congrats on your new pattern. Stack of Bubbles looks unique. I love it!

  9. Danice G says:

    What pretty patterns. Would love to win either. I love those grunge fabrics- so pretty 🙂

  10. Very cute pattern. Love the name, Stack of Bubbles! What fun.

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  12. Chris says:

    Congratulations both are great patterns.

  13. Congrats on your pattern release. I love all that texture you created with those pebbles and the clear mono-poly thread. I can just imagine how amazing it would look in person. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Cecilia says:

    Congratulations! Both of these patterns are great! Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Lori says:

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  16. Esther Grimes says:

    Cute quilt!

  17. Lori M says:

    LOOOOOVE the ” Stack o’ Bubbles” Pattern!! Would love to make one! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 🙂

  18. Donna W says:

    Congrats on your new quilt pattern. It is so much fun. Also, thanks for showing us Cheryl’s new Check Plus pattern.

  19. I really love the bubbles pattern!! Reminds me of summer fun days with my kids. When my daughter was a girl scout, I was their leader and with my husband’s help made a huge bubble contraption that would surround a person in a bubble. We had a person stand on a piece of wood in the middle of a kiddie wading pool that had some bubble liquid. A hula hoop was lifted up over the person’s head standing in the middle making the bubble. It was great fun and yes it worked wonderfully well. Congratulations on a great pattern release! I’d love to make this one. Karen

  20. Summer says:

    Love the back of your Stack o’ Bubbles quilt! Great way to not have to use a whole lot of yardage and use up some extra strips!

  21. Nann says:

    The bubbles are great! Rectangles are more interesting (visually) than squares. I can imagine these in 30’s fabrics . . . hmmm.

  22. Amy L says:

    What great quilts! Both are graphic, modern and would be fun to make.

  23. buntyw says:

    Great patterns – congratulations to you both!!

  24. Alycia says:

    Oh those are both lovely – the Stack o Bubbles is fantastic!! Congrats on getting it *patterned* ? Ha ha – is that a word?

  25. Hi Beth, Congrats on your pattern release and thanks a lot for featuring my quilt on your blog! Cheers, Emese

  26. How exciting!! Congrats on the pattern release. Love it as well as Cheryl’s pattern. 🙂

  27. Kathy E. says:

    I’m not sure how I missed your post on your husband’s grandmother’s vintage quilt…it’s one I need to take a longer look at. I have two vintage quilt top made by my mother’s mother that I don’t like AT ALL, but need some suggestions as to how to work with it. I love your Stack O’ Bubbles pattern and the grunge fabrics you used!

  28. Mary C says:

    Stack of Bubbles is so pretty. I need to add it to my list of “want to do” quilts.

  29. Patricia says:

    Pretty patterns, would be happy to win either.

  30. Preeti says:

    Love the Stack O’ Bubbles. It is so modern and so fresh. Your quilting has really enhanced the patchwork. if you pick my name out of the hat, I’d love to get my hands on Stack O’ Bubbles. Congratulations, Beth!!!

  31. Congrats on the pattern release. Beautiful quilt and oh the grunge fabric, slow down beating heart. Love grunge and it’s amazing in your quilt.

  32. Tish says:

    Beth, I LOVE how this turned out. Congrats on your pattern release! It’s a great pattern and I love all the tiny bubbles floating around in the center of the colorful bubbles.

  33. Kathi Riemer says:

    Bubbles!! I love it. The grunge fabric looks really good on that black background.

  34. Congratulations on your pattern!!! Stack of Bubbles looks awesome!! Would be cute in water colors!!

  35. Vicki in MN says:

    Very cute pattern you have written, congrats Beth!

  36. spierssusan says:

    Love your colors on your Stack of Buubles quilt-the dark background really does make them pop!

  37. Pat K says:

    Love our bright and colorful both of those quilts are!

  38. Melanie says:

    Congrats! The quilting turned out amazing!

  39. Kate says:

    Stack of Bubbles turned out beautifully. Black and brights just seem to go together. Congrats on a gorgeous pattern!

  40. Congratulations Beth!! That is a wonderful pattern and looks great in those fabrics!!


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