Meet Darius Dragon!

Darius is the new Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club pattern – just released today! (Darius means “maintains possessions well” which I think is the perfect name for a dragon.)

If you’re in the Funny Faces club, use this link to go straight to the clubhouse to download the new pattern – and see the other sample blocks I made.

If you’re not in the club, click here to join. You’ll get instant access to the Darius pattern, plus all the other lessons and patterns in the clubhouse.

Want to see how to assemble that block? It’s easy!

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

Meet Frasier Frog

Have you seen Frasier Frog yet? He’s the current Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month pattern and I love him!

That fabulous fly-catching tongue is optional. Here’s a pink-on-pink-on-pink version I made without it.

You can also make a version where the tongue (and fly) bust out of their own block and into neighboring blocks, like I did with this pair.

Here are a bunch of handy-dandy links. . .

Have fun with this guy!

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

July 2019 Wallpaper

Happy July!

I had to use the Funny Faces Block of the Month pattern again this month because I just can’t get enough of that frog and his fabulous fly-catching tongue! He makes me smile every time I see him and that’s exactly what I want on my computer screen. πŸ™‚

Download your wallpaper below – there are options both with and without the July calendar.

Have a great month!

Best,
Wendi

How to Minimize Show-Through on White Eyes

When you use fusible adhesive and layer a light color (like white) over a boldly patterned fabric, the print below can show through.

In this video I show you how to minimize that show-through. It’s really easy!

I rarely use light-colored solids, so this isn’t often an issue for me – but it does come up when I want to make big googly eyes. πŸ™‚

Here’s the interfacing that I recommend. It’s one step thicker than the one I use in the video – still nice and flexible, but with better hiding properties. πŸ™‚

Want to make your eyes extra-googly? Use this faux-trapunto technique.

Calling them "faux trapunto eyes with needle sculpted pupils" makes them sound really hard to make - and they're not - so I just call them googly eyes. :-)

Do you like that frog pattern? It’s the current Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club pattern! You can join the club here.

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

Happy June!

Happy June!

Want to know what’s happening this month at Shiny Happy World? I’ll show you! You’ll see the new Ami Club pattern, what’s happening in the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club, my current hand-stitching project, and some AWESOME projects made by you!

Here are the links to all the things I mentioned. . .

Have a great month everyone!

Best,
Wendi

June 2019 Wallpaper

Happy June!

I think this horse is my favorite version of this month’s Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club pattern. He’s a horse of a different color! So, of course, I had to make him my calendar for this month.

Download your wallpaper below – there are options both with and without the June calendar.

Have a great month!

Best,
Wendi

Paxton Penguin Pattern

The Paxton Penguin pattern is in the shop!

This was the first pattern in the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club and now he’s available to everyone!

Club members get their blocks before everyone else – and for 20% less. It’s a great deal and you should definitely join here. πŸ™‚

Take a look at just a couple of the adorable versions made by club members!

See a bunch more finished penguins in all kind of fun colors – and get the pattern here.

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

May 2019 at Shiny Happy World

There’s so much fun stuff happening this month at Shiny Happy World! Now that I’m allowed to stitch again I’m finishing lots of old projects and starting new ones. πŸ™‚

Watch the video here to see what’s going on.

Here are links to all the things I talk about in the video. . .

Have fun! And happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club

You’re invited to join the club!

Membership costs just $4 a month.

Every month (on the 15th) members get a new pattern for a fun applique quilt block.

The blocks are all sized to finish at 10 inches square – so you can join them together into a funny faces quilt, or mix and match them with my other quilt patterns. They’re so much fun to play with!

This is Paxton Penguin – he’s the first block in the club, available to members right now. Isn’t he a cutie?

Here’s another version – in classic black and white.

You don’t have to make a quilt. You’ll also get free patterns for lots of other projects you can make with a single quilt block – pillows, tote bags, receiving blankets. placemats, and more. πŸ™‚

The club includes complete video instructions for Quilt as You Go and applique with fusible adhesive – my favorite way to make quilts.

As long as your membership is active, you’ll have access to the virtual clubhouse where you’ll download your new pattern every month, find all the video lessons, ask questions, and chat with other club members – and share photos of your finished funny faces!

It’s going to be so much fun!

Join the Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club here!

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi