October Do Good Stitches Blocks

Last week I finished up and mailed off my Do Good Stitches blocks for October. This quilt will be for a very special young lady who is graduating from high school in June. I used the Circle of Geese free pattern.

Trust Circle - Do Good Stitches - Circle of Geese October 2015 - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Have you been doing any charity sewing recently?


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Classic Diamond Table Runner Pattern Updated

Classic Diamond Table Runner - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comHello All! I don’t know if you remember the free pattern I published two years for a fun Christmas Table Runner but I recently updated the pattern to include directions on how I make my Half Square Triangles.

This pattern has been downloaded thousands of times on Craftsy, and it is still available for free download. Please feel free to head over to my Craftsy Pattern Store and download it today, Christmas is heading towards us at the speed of light and this is a lightning fast pattern to make!

Happy Monday!



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A Lovely Year of Finishes – November Goal Party


Hello November! It’s time to work on those Christmas projects! I will be working on Hazel number 5!

Hazel the Hedgehog baby - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

I really want this done by Thanksgiving, so we will see if I can make it happen!

How about you?

What one item will you choose?

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month

Please choose ONE project


2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month

Only with a completed, successful project.  And yes the same one that you choose earlier in the month.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun!

And if you are on twitter or Instagram tag #ALYoF

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Shanna, so there is no need to enter twice **

 Here’s our amazing prizes this month…thank you sponsors!

1. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies – Custom fabric package, 3 yards plus free shipping anywhere

2. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

3. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

FatQuarterShop - http://www.fatquartershop.com

4. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

5. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

Meadow Mist Designs Button

6. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams


7. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet


8. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to
Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)

9. Sew BitterSweet Designs one pdf pattern


10. One PDF pattern from Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness

11. One PDF pattern from Honey, Bunny, and Doll Designs

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

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Quilt Market Sewing

This month I had the honor and pleasure of sewing some adorable dress samples for Camelot Fabrics and their Mickey Mouse and Friends booth at Quilt Market.Salme Kimono - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThe first outfit I got to make was this adorable Kimono Style Romper.

Hummingbird Dress- http://blogsewbittersweetdesigns.comThis dress Anne wanted to keep! It is the Hummingbird Dress and is just lovely.

Sweet Comfy Romper - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThis is the Sweet Comfy Romper. It is fully lined and completely adorable!

Teeny Tiny Tunic - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThis is the Teeny Tiny Tunic and is a free pattern from Camelot Fabrics. I wish this came in Anne’s size (heck! I wish it came in mine!). It is hands down my favorite outfit that I got to make.

Everything looked amazing in the booth, check out this great picture from quilt market:

Camelot Fabrics wrote a great blog post about the booth yesterday and you can read about it here and they have some fabulous new lines coming out that Anne and I really excited about. This new Mickey line, but also the new Disney Princess Collection. Can’t imagine why Anne is so excited :)

This was part of the reason for my silence during the month of October, I had to keep these projects under wraps until they were revealed at Quilt Market, but I hope you will agree with me that they were will worth the wait!

Have a happy Friday!



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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Hypnotic Eye

Hello! If you are new to my blog, welcome! My name is Melissa and I am an aspiring quilt designer with a small shop over on Craftsy.  I am a mom to a beautiful and amazing almost 6 year old little girl and a wife to my very own personal hero (he’s a US Army Soldier).  If you are a regular here, thank you for sticking with me over the years.  I have recently taken a break on regular blogging but I am trying to make an effort, especially now that my daughter is in full-time kindergarten, to make more time to blogging.

My entry into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is my Hypnotic Eye Quilt.  I’ve decided to enter it into the original design category. I designed this block in EQ7 as a challenge for the Quilt Design a Day group over on Facebook. It is an outstanding group and if you want to further your design skills, I highly recommend joining!  The inspiration photo for the day was a seaside landscape and we were given the colors below.

Hypnotic Eye Inspiration - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comAt about the same time that I designed the block, a black and white challenge was announced for the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guilds. The challenge was to make black to white quilts with a pop of color.  Black to white meaning that you could use shades of gray as well.  I interpreted this challenge using all solids, and this is what I came up with.

Hypnotic Eye - http://blogs.sewbittersweetdesigns.comTo date, this is one of my favorite quilts that I have made.

Quilt Stats:

Designed, Pieced & Quilted by: Melissa Dunworth (me)
Batting: Warm & Natural
Fabrics: Kona Solids and American Made Brand Solids
Free Motion Zentangle Inspired Quilting

You can read more about this quilt in this post.  You can also read more about my quilting process on this quilt in this post.

I hope you will consider visiting the festival and voting for my quilt for Original Design!

And please keep coming back! I promise to be blogging more regularly!


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