It’s Tuesday, which must mean we’re celebrating one of our lovely Finish Along sponsors.  This week our featured sponsor is Melissa at Happy Quilting.

Although I tend to associate Melissa with her love of traditional stars, and the QALs she’s done with them, she also has a great range of modern patterns in her collection of 12 paid for and 6 free patterns in her Craftsy pattern store which we’re going to take a look at today.

My first pick to highlight today is the In Your Neighbourhood pattern.  This is a pattern suitable for beginners and uses squares and rectangles of fabric to great effect:

The Way The Crow Flies is a quirky way to use your flying geese, and rather more stress free for beginners with the offset geese meaning you don’t have to stress about having all your points perfectly aligned:

Finally, new since last quarter, is the Back To Basics pattern, another beginner friendly option, designed around the use of ‘basic’ prints such as dots and stripes, using them to create a myriad of patterns across the quilt:

Head on over to check out Melissa’s blog, where you can see these and the many other patterns she creates for books and magazines (often accompanied by fabulous giveaways!)