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October 7, 2019
Sparkle Jane Finish: Blue Bargello from Wedding Dress Blue

Sparkle Jane has waited a long time for this finish.


She started the quilt about six years ago (age 13).  The piecing went well, but then it was time for quilting.  She started hand quilting it, got about half way and decided that she didn’t like the way it looked.


And TORE IT ALL OUT.  Painful!


And then put the quilt away.


But now it was time.  The quilting looks a lot like water over stones.  Which is perfect for the pattern.  Finish size is 82″ x 63″.

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September 10, 2019
New Pattern: 9-Patch Pivot, a fat quarter quilt from Carried Away Quilting

Do you love collecting fat quarters, but then struggle to find just the right pattern to actually use them? Well, I have just the answer . . . my newest pattern, 9-Patch Pivot!

9-Patch Pivot calls for just 21 fat quarters plus 1 1/4 yards of neutral, making fabric selection a snap! My sample features the upcoming Harvest Road collection by Lella Boutique for Moda, which will be available in October. This pretty quilt finishes at 66" x 77".

Friends, there are several things you will like about this pattern.  First, it really allows a fabric collection to shine. It’s scrappy ...

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February 14, 2019
A simple patchwork quilt from Carried Away Quilting

Some of the best quilts are simple patchwork quilts, wouldn’t you agree? Last fall I purchased a half yard bundle of the Oxford collection by Sweetwater for Moda. My bundle included the blues and greens from the collection, in both prints and wovens. I pondered a few different ideas and looked through all of my patterns and books, but in the end, I couldn’t get past how pretty the fabrics looked just lying next to each other. And so it was decided . . . a really big, easy peasy patchwork quilt.

There is so much that I love about this ...

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February 14, 2018
W.I.P: Something Blue from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Progress matters than perfection.

Little by little you’ll get there.

I love that the process of making a quilt is really about making small progress each day/each session you have.

It reminds you that in life if you want anything – make progress towards it every day. Even just a tiny step.

Even if it just means what you do that day is simply a two minute pray.

I believe in miracles, I believe in the impossible.

I believe that all big things come with little steps. 

And I hope all of you are making that tiny steps towards ...

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