Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Words to Live By Hop: Day 2

Welcome to our Words to Live By hop, featuring Cherry Guidry's new collection. We're excited to share four projects with you this week. Each day you'll also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of some of the Words to Live By fabric. Enjoy!


Today's project is a tutorial we're sharing right here on the blog for the Happiness Wall Hanging. It's perfect for a kitchen or foyer wall--a visual reminder to find the happy things in life. The wall hanging combines fussy cut sections of the panel with coordinates and sews up very quickly! Don't forget to scroll through the whole tutorial to find out how to win a fat quarter bundle of Words to Live By prints. 



Here are the fabrics we used: 

Materials: 
1 Happiness panel
1/3 yard red words print
1/4 yard gray medallion print 
1/2 yard gray key print (includes binding)
1/4 yard turquoise words print
1/4 yard yellow medallion print
7/8 yard turquoise daisy print for backing*
27" x 43" piece of batting

*This is really tight--if you're having it quilted on a longarm, you'll need a longer backing piece. 

Cutting:
Note: Cutting from panel will be listed in the steps below. 
From the red words print: 
(3) 1-1/2" x 24-1/2" strips

(2) 1-1/2" x 21" strips
(2) 2-1/4" x 7-1/2" pieces
(1) 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" piece
(2) hearts**

From the gray medallion print: 
(1) 3-1/2" x 16" piece
(1) 3" x 24-1/2" strip
(2) 2" x 24-1/2" strip

From the gray key print: 
(2) 2-1/2" x 24-1/2" strips
(4) 2-1/4" x 42" strips for binding

From the turquoise words print:
(1) 2-1/2" x 42" strip


From the yellow medallion print:
(1) 2-1/2" x 42" strip

(1) 3-1/2" x 7" piece

**Download the heart template here. Trace (2) onto the paper side of fusible web. Cut out loosely around the hearts and fuse to the wrong side of red words fabric. Cut out on the drawn lines. 

Make the Rows
Refer to the row labels as shown while you assemble your quilt top. Fussy cut panel pieces to center each design as shown.

Row 1: Fussy-cut (1) 6-3/4" x 24-1/2" Happiness panel piece.

Row 2: (1) 1-1/2" x 24-1/2" red words strip

Row 3 and 4: Fussy-cut (1) 3-1/2" x 16" Happiness is a choice... piece. Sew (1) 3-1/2" x 16" gray medallion piece to the top. Sew (1) 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" red words piece to the left edge. Fussy-cut (1) 8" x 6-1/2" Be Happy and Smile piece and sew to the red words piece. Sew (1) 1-1/2" x 24-1/2" red word strip to the bottom.

Row 5: (1) 2-1/2" x 24-1/2" gray key strip

Row 6: Sew the 2-1/2" x 42" turquoise words strip and 2-1/2" x 42" yellow medallion strip together lengthwise. Crosscut into (12) 2-1/2" wide segments. Join the segments to make a checkerboard strip. 


Row 7: (1) 2" x 24-1/2" gray medallion strip

Row 8: Fussy-cut (1) 5-1/2" x 21" If you want to be happy... strip. Sew 1-1/2" x 21" red words strips to the top and bottom. Add 2-1/4" x 7-1/2" red words pieces to the short ends. 

Row 9: (1) 2-1/2" x 24-1/2" gray key strip

Row 10: Fussy-cut (1) 8" x 3-1/2" If you want to find happiness... piece. Sew to the left side of (1) 7" x 3-1/2" yellow medallion piece. Fussy-cut (1) 14-1/2" x 4" There is no way to happiness... piece and sew to the bottom. Fussy cut (1) 10-1/2" x 7" The happiest people... piece and sew to the right side. Fuse two red words hearts to the yellow piece. 

Row 11: (1) 1-1/2" x 24-1/2" red words strip

Row 12: (1) 3" x 24-1/2" gray medallion strip

Assemble the Quilt
Sew the rows together in the order listed. Layer the quilt top with backing and batting and quilt as desired. Use the (4) 2-1/4" x 42" gray key strips to bind the quilt. 


Isn't the daisy print perfect on the back? 

Simply wavy lines add quilting texture without distracting from the words in this wall hanging.



For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Words to Live By prints, leave a comment below letting us  know how you follow Benartex. Please also tell us which of Cherry's three panels you like the best: Love, Happiness, or Joy. Giveaway is open to US residents only through Sunday, September 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. 



Words to Live By Hop Schedule:
Wednesday: Benartex Design Team
Thursday: Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
Friday: Mary @ Needled Mom

Click here to see the entire Words to Live By collection.
Click here to read an interview with Cherry about her Words to Live By collection. 
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70 comments:

  1. I follow on SewInLove. Who doesn’t Love the Joy of Happiness every day.

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  2. I am a happy Bloglovin' follower...also on IG! My favorite panel is the Happiness row! This is so creative and unique!

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  3. I LOVE THIS IDEA - HAPPINESS IS THE WAY TO GO. I FOLLOW BENRTEX ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND PINTEREST.

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  5. Following by email. Happiness is my favorite

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  6. Love the Happiness panel! It makes me smile. I get the emails from SewInLove and Bloglovin.

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  7. Oooooh my gosh!!! I LOOOOVE this Collection..and this Quilt!!! Beautifu!!! LOOOOOVE IT! Hard to pick one Panel..but Happiness is first..Joy is a tie! lol
    I follow by Email & Bloglovin :)

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  8. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric. I like all of this collection. Happiness may be my favorite.

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  9. I follow bernatex on instagram @abundantdawn The happiness is my favorite but I really like the joy panel too :)

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  10. I follow Benartex on Facebook & Instagram! Thank you, Susan

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  11. Certainly words of encouragement to me today -- need to stay focused on choosing to be happy. I follow on Sew in Love (with Fabric).

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  12. This is a fabulous collection. It would be hard to choose a favorite, but the happiness would make a perfect wall handing for the home. I follow through Blogger.

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  14. I follow Benartex by email and on facebook. I love the Joy panel, and the key and flower designs are lovely.

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  15. I follow by email ...SewInLove.....I really like this collection a lot! Thanks for the giveaway. If I don't win I will definitely buy ❤️

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  16. I follow by Sew in Love email.

    Caryn
    caspharm@yahoo.com

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  17. I follow via email, Bloglovin', and I choose "Joy".

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  18. I follow by E-mail. Love the words.

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  19. I follow via bloglovin. I like the Happiness panel because of the horizontal sayings.

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  20. I follow on Bloglovin. I really love the Happiness panel.Those are definitely words to live by.

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  21. I follow you on Instagram, Facebook, your blog, and email! Thank you for all of the inspiration. I like Happiness.

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  22. I follow via email, Facebook (under my full last name), and via Mr B's fabric club :-) I'm in love with the Happiness panel because the words and thoughts are fantastic, and it uses colors that I favor!

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  23. I follow the blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC. I like the Joy panel best, but the others are lovely as well.

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  24. I follow on Instagram. Love the happiness panel.

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  25. I follow via email--Sew in Love (with fabric). I like happiness!

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  26. i follow by email and bloglovin - I like Happiness - need that banner beside my desk especially today...sigh....mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  27. I follow by email and on Instagram. The Happiness panel is my favorite.

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    1. I like the Happiness panel best. Thank you for the hop!

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  29. I follow by email. I like the Happiness panel best.

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  30. I like Happiness. I am following with email and GFC.

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  31. I follow Benartex through the email/blog and on Facebook. I love Happiness best. Thanks for a great tutorial. It is sometimes difficult to figure out how to use a panel so this will be a go to idea.

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  32. I happily follow with bloglovn! I love Happiness!!

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  33. I follow via email. I love all three panels, but if I had to choose only one, I think it would be Happiness.

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  34. I follow Benartex on Pinterest.

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  35. My favorite of the panels is the Happiness one. So many ideas for ways to use those quotes. :)

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  36. I love them all, but happiness is my favorite. I follow on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Bloglovin

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  37. I follow on Facebook and email. I don't think I have a choice or should I say I always chose Joy.

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  38. I follow on Instagram. I like happiness the best.

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  39. I follow Benartex on Facebook.

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  40. I follow via Bloglovin. I like the Joy panel the best!

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  41. I follow via email, also on Facebook and Instagram.

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  42. I love the
    Happiness panel!
    Carla from Utah

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  43. I follow
    the blog.
    Carla from Utah

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  44. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing! I follow the Sew in Love blog

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  45. I love the Happiness panels. I follow on Bloglovin and IG. grinnie1961 @ gmail dot com

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  46. Your Words to Live By are so inspirational! I follow Benartex on Facebook.

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  47. I think I like the Joy panel the most. They are all beautiful.

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  48. This new line is great. I follow you on Instagram.

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  49. I follow you through email. Joy is my favorite

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  50. I follow Benartex on Bloglovin, Instagram, and the Fat Quarterly!
    My favorite panel is Joy.

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  51. I follow on bloglovin and facebook: Nicole Sender. Also receive Sew in Love e-mails!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  52. I follow you on bloglovin'. LOVE would be my first choice, but any of those great sayings and fabrics would be appropriate to make for my 16 month old granddaughter.

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  53. I follow by Instagram and blog. I like the happiness panel best.

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  54. I guess my favorite is happiness but I love them all.

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  55. I follow with Bloglovin'.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  56. I believe my favorite is the Joy panel.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  57. I follow by email and GFC. I love this fabric collection and I love the Love panel most of all. Thank you for the free projects, including the "Live By Love" pdf download, and for the chance to win ... <3 Pat

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  58. I follow you on FB and Instagram. Thank You for sharing your project, it makes me “happy”! I love the JOY panel the best.

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  59. This is a great line of happy fabrics. I like the love panel the best, but all three are great. I follow on bloglovin'.

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