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November 27, 2020
Sewcialites Block 10 – Sincere by April Rosenthal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #10 this week!

This week’s designer, April Rosenthal designs fabrics and patterns for Moda Fabrics, and she is so creative! We loved all the fun patterns and designs she made with ...

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November 23, 2020
DIY Foam Fabric Wreath from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s time for a new wreath! Fall is here and the holidays are approaching and oh, do we have a treat for you! This DIY Foam Fabric Wreath tutorial is a completely free, no-sew project using your favorite Jelly Roll or any scrappy strips you have hanging around.

This tutorial is sew easy you can make a wreath for every season in a snap. Let’s get started!

This look is easily recreated or made one-of-a-kind with your own twist. You can top your Foam Fabric Wreath with floral decor or whatever “yule” like. We used a Yuletide Grunge ...

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November 20, 2020
Sewcialites Block 9 – Gracious by Vanessa Christenson from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #9 this week!

This week’s designer, Vanessa Christenson is the wonderful designer behind V & Co. for Moda Fabrics. The Gracious block she designed is a challenging block that will require patience ...

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November 17, 2020
Paper Piecing All Year Round from Made By Marney

My newest book, PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND, is ready for pre-sale from Amazon. I don’t even have a copy of it yet…that’s how new it is!

PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND

This book has something for everyone. I have designed 2 images for each month of the year… that means you will be getting 24 paper pieced block patterns, plus the patterns for 7 different projects. All blocks fit in all patterns in this book, as well as all of the projects in my previous 5 books.

TWO GNOMES

These 2 adorable Gnomes are the images ...

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November 12, 2020
Sewcialites Block 8 – Soulful by Joanna Figueroa from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #8 this week!

This week’s designer, Joanna Figueroa is the creative force behind Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics. The Soulful block she designed is intermediate-level, but we know you can ...

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November 7, 2020
Sew a DIY Travel Tissue Pouch from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Fall is finally here!  After a long, hot summer, we are more than ready for cooler temps and sweater weather.  But with that seasonal change comes plenty of sniffles and sneezing, so we’ve got just the thing to use up some trimmings from your favorite quilts and keep your necessities looking fab!  In today’s post, we’re showing you how to sew an easy DIY Travel Tissue Pouch using scraps with a free video tutorial and step-by-step guide. Sniffles don’t stop for winter, so make sure your loved ones have a Tissue Pouch in their favorite color ...

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November 6, 2020
Sewcialites Block 7 – Kindred by Bonnie Olaveson from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #7 this week!

This week’s designer, Bonnie Olaveson is an expert quilter, author, and half of the mother-daughter duo Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. Bonnie designed the Kindred block as an ...

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November 2, 2020
The cozy time of year from Quilting with Kimberly

The sunset on November 1st was particularly glorious and captured the beauty and fiery colors of autumn.

Last night, the clocks turned back one hour. For the next two months, the days will grow shorter and twilight will come sooner each evening.

I always look forward to this time of year with great anticipation. Why? Because of something the Danish call “Hygge.” The word Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is usually translated as “cozy” or a sense of “coziness”. It’s much more than warm lighting and flickering candles. Hygge is also a mindset or the purposeful practice of relaxation and being ...

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October 29, 2020
Sewcialites Block 6 – Devoted by Robin Pickens from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #6 this week!

This week’s designer, Robin Pickens is an expert quilter and fabric designer for Moda Fabrics. Robin designed the Devoted block which will be a challenging block but rewarding ...

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October 23, 2020
Sewcialites Block 5 – Wisdom by Sherri McConnell from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #5 this week!

This week’s designer is an expert quilter, author, and podcaster and is one half of the duo Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics. Sherri designed the Wisdom block as ...

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October 16, 2020
Sewcialites Block 4 – Spirited by Vanessa Goertzen from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #4 this week!

This week’s designer, Vanessa Goertzen is an expert quilter, author, and is the designer behind Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Vanessa designed the Spirited block which will be ...

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October 13, 2020
Shortcut Quilt: Half Yard Jam from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt and this one is so our jam! We’re going back to an all-time favorite, Jelly Roll Jam and bumping it up to a Half Yard Jam for major fun! This 90.5″ square quilt will keep you cozy all year and is very simple to make. Grab your copy of the FREE Half Yard Jam Quilt Pattern and sew it in any collection for a quilt that is truly YOUR jam!

Our version of the Half Yard Jam Quilt is sewed in Homestead by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics. This charismatic collection ...

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October 9, 2020
Sewcialites Block 3 – Affection by Brigitte Heitland from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #3 this week!

This week’s designer, Brigitte Heitland is an experienced modern quilter and the designer behind Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. Brigitte designed the Affection block which is challenging but ...

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October 8, 2020
Halloween Patterns from Made By Marney

My newest book, PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND, has patterns for every month of the year. This book is hot off the press and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

Here are 2 October blocks from my book made into Mini Quilts…

Mini Quilts

These 2 blocks are some of my many Halloween patterns. Check out what my friends and customers have been creating with some of my other paper pieced Halloween patterns…

Toothy Witch, Glinda the Witch, Frankenstein, and Dracula

This adorable wall hanging was created by Bernadette.

I have lots of different Witch patterns!
Bewitched!

This adorable wall hanging ...

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October 2, 2020
Sewcialites Block 2 – Loyal by Lisa Bongean from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re on to block #2 this week!

This week’s designer, Lisa Bongean is a longtime quilter and is the designer behind Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics. Lisa designed the Loyal block is a perfect beginner-level ...

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Daybreak Quilt Project from Moda Lissa

Oregon Coast

Every February, I join some dear friends for a quilt retreat on the coast of Oregon. With COVID we will not being retreating. I am bummed to miss my friends, the laughter, the stories, the food, drink and  the scenery. I will also miss the time to work on future projects. The last retreat I was working on a project using Daybreak by 3 Sisters, which is shipping to stores now. So many projects I work on I can’t really show until the fabric is available, but I can share now.

Daybreak fat quarter bundle

I  had ...

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September 25, 2020
Sewcialites Block 1 – Harmony by Lissa Alexander from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re excited to get started with Block #1 this week!

This week’s designer, Lissa Alexander is known by many as ModaLissa (@modalissa), and she is the Marketing Director of Moda Fabrics. Lissa loves all things ...

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September 24, 2020
Candy Corn Quilt Pattern from Moda Lissa

candy corn quilt

I love the colors.
I love the pattern.
I love the quilting.

I love, love, love it.

Someone asked me about the pattern and colors so I thought I would share it here. When I went to hunt down
the ...

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It’s A Garden Party Row Along! from Clever Chameleon

pigeon in a bird bath paper pieced quilt block designed by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Welcome to Day 6 of the “It’s A Garden Party” row along!

Please excuse the pigeon. He says he’ll be with us in a moment.

Once a year Marian of Seams to be Sew hosts an amazing event – a huge row along where lots of designers come together on one project. This year we have each designed a garden themed block for you to collect – mix and match them into a project that you love!

Garden Party row along

If you follow along with this event, you will find lots of beautiful gardening blocks, flower blocks, garden produce blocks and fun critters ...

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September 17, 2020
October Treat ~ Quilt Archaeology Reveal! from Heartspun Quilts ~ Pam Buda

I'm so jazzed!!  Today is the day I can reveal my new Quilt Archaeology sew along project, called October Treat!

This sweet antique is the quilt (or quilt block) that inspired me.  It has a lot of wonderful elements to it and was fun to play with.  While this little gem is very versatile, it always spoke "Halloween" to me!  
Quilt Archaeology ~ October Treat ~ Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts
I took a little creative license with this quilt as I added a small black star inside the larger black star.  The original antique only has one star.  If you ...

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