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Petal Song – How They Shine Quilt

Hello Quilting Friends! It’s Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting  here, with you today. I am thrilled to be sharing my newest quilt finish with you featuring the gorgeous Petal Song Fabric Collection by Corri Sheff!! Corri is so amazing with prints and color, and I just love her work!!! I used her Sonnet Dusk fabric in my Treasured Quilt, and knew I just had to create with her new Petal Song fabric 😉 So I went back to a favorite quilt from years past . . . How They Shine!! And the fun news is, since this was made for a compilation book and the publishers have now closed their doors, I can turn it into a Happy Quilting Pattern!!! That will be coming soon, but for now, I get to teach this quilt design at Garden of Quilts and I am so very excited!!!

This How They Shine quilt pattern is so much fun to make and it is Fat Quarter friendly, so you can just grab a Petal Song Bundle ( or a favorite Fat Quarter Bundle stashed away) and get to cutting and piecing in no time!!! All you need is to add some background fabric and binding fabric. I used Blossom on White Rose Gold Sparkle for my background fabric and I just love how it adds a little pop in all of that beautiful white space! And for the binding I used Bee Cross Stitch Raisin and it was the perfect compliment to all of those gorgeous colors!!!

And while this might look a little complex, it truly is a great beginner quilt with some easy to learn techniques. It is made with Half Square Triangles, Stitch and Flip units, and a few angled seams, but don’t worry, I help you nest them 😉 You make half the blocks in one layout and then do the other half in the reverse layout which creates all kinds of awesome secondary designs. So fun!!!

And when it came time to quilt mine, I opted for a favorite of mine. The all over wavy arch free motion design. This is always a favorite to do when I have a “square grid” in the piecing. And the way the grid worked out, it combines blocks to make the square, which pulls the blocks together all the more and highlight the secondary patterns. Double bonus!!! I used my favorite 402 So Fine thread as it blends perfectly into the white as well as the prints.

And just look at all of that yummy texture. I quilted a simple figure 8 “border” around the outside of the quilt to make the “square grid” work, and I just love the way it frames up the quilt. This quilt is so ready to be snuggled in!!! And the nice thing is, the How They Shine pattern will have multiple size options, so you can make whatever size you need. The pattern will be released on Sept 18th and will be on sale for it’s debut 😉

And that is my How They Shine quilt! I hope you have enjoyed this post and consider making your own How They Shine Quilt very soon!!! And if you do, I would love to see them! You can share your projects with me on social media with the hashtags  #happyquiltingwithmc and #rileyblakedesigns and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com. I can’t wait to see your How They Shine Quilts!!

Thank you so much to Riley Blake Designs for having me here on their blog. And to see more of my Happy Quilting adventures, you can stop by my Happy Quilting Blog for a visit, follow me on Instagram @happyquiltingmc or visit my Happy Quilting Facebook Page. I just love being able to share lots of quilting goodness on a daily basis and would love to share it with you.

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

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