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July 16, 2019
Autumn quilt ideas and a layer cake giveaway! from Carried Away Quilting


Just a few months ago, I was whining to you about the spring snowstorms we were experiencing in central Minnesota. Well, I’m back with a new weather complaint today . . . it’s 92 degrees F, with a “feels like” temperature of 100 due to the high humidity. Good grief, that’s hot!

While I don’t want to wish away my summer, my mind can’t help but console itself with the thought that in just a few months, autumn will be here. Right now I’m imagining myself taking a long walk wearing bluejeans and a sweatshirt, tromping on ...

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July 15, 2019
Birds in the Orchard 11 from Virtual Quilter

Usually I turn everything around so the quilt can be used anyway on a double or bigger bed, but thought I would keep just one design with everything facing the same way. I made a queen size sampler quilt for our bed which had a top and bottom, and after twenty years I had to remove the top row because it was falling to pieces.

Perhaps that is why the last few years have been almost devoid of quilt making time, as the top row included a sewing machine and a quilt block in a hoop for hand quilting.

Not ...

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December 3, 2018
Weekend sewing and a "near squirrel moment" from Carried Away Quilting


I almost had a “squirrel moment” on Sunday.  If you read my last post, “Decorating for the holidays, quietly,” you’ll know what I mean. I almost got distracted by a shiny new nut in my possession. Instead, I made a quick cup of tea, assessed the situation, and found my quiet place. Whew! It was a close call.

I did have a really nice, low stress weekend.  On Friday evening, my husband and son headed out on the ice in front of our place for a little fishing. We have about 4-5 inches of solid ice on the lake ...

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October 19, 2018
Quilt retreat: A wonderful place to start a pumpkin quilt from Carried Away Quilting


This past weekend I attended an informal quilt retreat with long-time friends. We meet twice a year in the spring and fall to sew or scrapbook, eat, talk, laugh and enjoy each other’s company. I’ve been gathering with these lovely ladies for more than a decade, and it is truly a blessing. I’ve written about our Koronis Quilt Retreat before, if you’d like to read that post.  Today I wanted to pop in and show you some of the blocks I made at retreat!



You all know I am a big fan of Corey Yoder’s ...

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September 14, 2018
Block #2 Christmas Fig Sew Along from Pat Sloan's Blog

FIRST.. Did you read my interview yesterday with my friend Joanna and enter her giveaway??

CLICK HERE

Now onto Block #2!

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 2 pic 2

We are sewing from Joanna's Christmas Fig book.  Red & Green like the book,  then I selected Something Blue Fabric from my friend Edyta to do a second quilt.

How This Works:

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