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June 20, 2020
Pack a Picnic Basket of Patterns from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy First Day of Summer! Summertime is officially here and what is summer without a picnic? A picnic is a great way to social distance and spend some time outdoors, but you’ll need a quilt to take along! If you aren’t sure which quilt to pack, we can help! We’ve packed a basket of our favorite FREE and low-cost PDF Patterns that are perfect for lounging outdoors. Read on for details on all the patterns and for details on our Pack a Picnic contest!

Paid Picnic Patterns

1. Picnic Patch is a traditional picnic design finishing at ...

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June 15, 2020
Bloom Topia: Release 10 (the final block) from Carried Away Quilting


I cannot believe that we are nearing the end of the Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop. Today I'm sharing the final block (Release 10) which is the large Richmond Block. The next time I post about my progress, I'll have all of my blocks sewn together and the borders attached! So be sure to check back with me on July 1.


The Richmond Block finishes at 18 1/2" square and is so easy to stitch together. For my center square, I used the navy text print from Sweetwater's Sweet Tea collection. Don't you ...

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June 9, 2020
Join the Quilt Bee with Bonnie & Camille from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew excited to share a few sneak peeks Bonnie & Camille’s newest book, The Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee! This is their first book with our very own It’s Sew Emma, and we have had sew much fun working with them </p>
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May 15, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 8 from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I can't believe it's already the middle of May and there are only a few blocks remaining in our Bloom-Topia Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. What fun this has been! Today I'm sharing my Release 8 block, which is called Corn and Beans.   



This was a super easy block with nicely sized pieces. I took a risk and decided to use a navy print for my background fabric, which I think makes this simple block look more striking. From a distance, that navy background fabric almost takes on a denim tone, which I ...

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May 1, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 7 from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I'm cruising right along with my Bloom-Topia blocks. Today I'm sharing my Release 7 blocks for this fun charity quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  



Our assignment was to make two long Geese blocks, each measuring 6 1/2" x 18 1/2".  One of the Geese blocks was then used as the middle portion of the larger block, the Geese and Gander block, which finished at 18 1/2" x 30 1/2". 


I introduced a bit of Sweet Tea fabric (by Sweetwater) into these blocks.  The navy with white pin dot is from ...

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April 24, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along: Finished Quilts from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ve finished our sewing adventure with the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along and we can’t wait to share some finished quilts with you! If you are just tuning in, it is never too late to join! Visit our kick-off post to get started. You can also check out all our monthly block round-ups here, pardner!

 

This finished quilt looks fresh-off-the-farm fantastic. It was made with all the beautiful Farm Girl Vintage fabrics by Lori Holt. Some of you sewed with the same or mixed it up with your own scrappy fabrics. We’ve loved seeing all the ...

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April 19, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 6 from Carried Away Quilting


I'm popping in today to share my Release 6 block for the 2020 Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  This pretty block is called the Lewis & Clark block, and it finishes at 24" square.   


The center square of this block is 4" finished (4 1/2" cut), which is a great size for fussy cutting or using a focal fabric.  I selected a lovely navy floral for the center square. I also switched things up a bit on my block, electing to border it with a taupe print rather than a neutral border as called for in the ...

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April 17, 2020
Enjoy the Holidays with Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Enjoy the holidays with Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts!  In A Very Coriander Christmas Book, Corey and It’s Sew Emma joyfully bring you a beautiful quilt full of blocks that each represent her very favorite things about the Christmas season.  Spread joy, cheer, love and a little magic with this quilt of festive stars.

The main quilt is perfect for intermediate to advanced quilters, and can be used as a block of the month. This book also includes a radiant bonus quilt to gift (or keep)!

Forget the pumpkin spice, season your holidays with A Very Coriander Christmas Block ...

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April 3, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along Part 6 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

What a ride! We’ve been sewin’ up a storm each week for the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along and we’re in the home stretch now. We’re sew excited to see your progress. If you’ve been following along you know that there are 45 blocks of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sampler Quilt inspired by Lori Holt’s rural roots. The namesake book, Farm Girl Vintage 2, also contains 13 new projects, including quilts, pillows and a pincushion that use these cute-as-can-bee blocks!

We covered blocks 29-38 last month, and now we’re catching up ...

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April 1, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 5 from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends. I'm back today sharing three more blocks for the 2020 Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  These beautiful Release 5 blocks were so much fun to make.  


The Martha Washington Star Block features a festive pinwheel nestled in a traditional star. The pattern called for the background fabric behind the pinwheel to be neutral, but I substituted that for a soft green, which I think warms up the overall look of the block. 


We also made Magnolia Bud blocks this month. Once again I broke the rules. Instead of using a neutral fabric for the ...

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March 15, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 4 from Carried Away Quilting


Welcome back! Today I'm sharing my latest blocks for the 2020 Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  The Release 4 blocks are so striking, aren't they? The blocks are named Sarah's Choice and Goose & Gosling


The Sarah's Choice (star) blocks were a little tricky, but I pinned, pressed and stitched carefully. Pinning is essential for me to keep my seams matched up!  I also use my walking foot when sewing together blocks with a lot of seam bulk. The walking foot makes it much easier to maneuver over bulky junctions!


My version of Bloom-Topia features ...

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March 6, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along Part 5 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Well hey there, partner! We’re sewin’ up a storm through another month of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along! It’s been quite a ride and there is still a way to go! We’re sew excited to see your progress. There are 45 blocks of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sampler Quilt and we are 38 in! This much-anticipated sequel to Farm Girl Vintage features 6″ and 12″ quilt blocks, inspired by Lori Holt’s rural roots. She has also designed 13 new projects, including quilts, pillows and a pincushion that use these cute-as-can-bee blocks!

We ...

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February 28, 2020
Summer Moon Quilt Along – Finishing from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are finally finishing up our beautiful Summer Moon Quilt from the Summer Moon Block of the Month Book after a fun 10 months! Quilters from every corner of the world sewed along with this whimsical sampler quilt designed by Carrie Nelson. Now that we’re wrapping up our quilting, let’s check on those final blocks and our finishing pattern!

Each month since May, Carrie Nelson has been giving tips for making the blocks in these short videos. We released three new videos each month on our YouTube channel. Bookmark the Summer Moon video playlist and subscribe to our ...

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February 7, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along Part 4 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Howdy and welcome back! We’re sewin’ up a storm through another month of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along! It’s been quite a ride and there is still a way to go! We’re sew excited to see your progress. There are 45 blocks of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sampler Quilt and we are 28 in! This much-anticipated sequel to Farm Girl Vintage features 6″ and 12″ quilt blocks, inspired by Lori Holt’s rural roots. She has also designed 13 new projects, including quilts, pillows and a pincushion that use these cute-as-can-bee blocks!

We ...

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January 2, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sew Along Part 3 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ve sewn right through another month of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along! It’s been quite a ride and there is still a way to go! We’re sew excited to see your progress. There are 45 blocks of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sampler Quilt and we are 18 in! This much-anticipated sequel to Farm Girl Vintage features 6″ and 12″ quilt blocks, inspired by Lori Holt’s rural roots. She has also designed 13 new projects, including quilts, pillows and a pincushion that use these cute-as-can-bee blocks!

We covered Weeks 2 though 6 last ...

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Summer Moon Quilt Along – Months 5-8 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are over halfway through our beautiful Summer Moon Quilt from the Summer Moon Block of the Month Book! Quilters from every corner of the world are sewing this whimsical sampler quilt designed by Carrie Nelson. Now that Month Eight of our 10-month Block of the Month club is behind us, let’s check in and see where we’re at!

Each month since May, Carrie Nelson has been giving tips for making the blocks in these short videos. We release three new videos each month on our YouTube channel. Bookmark the Summer Moon video playlist and subscribe to our ...

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December 31, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: December Blocks from Carried Away Quilting


Nothing like waiting until the last stitching minute!  It’s the end of December, and I’ve just finished this month’s blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. Our December assignment includes three pretty blocks: Friendship Star, Rocky Mountain Puzzle and Weathervane.


If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m sewing from my stash. The pink, blue and green prints are from Lella Boutique’s Nest collection, while the background fabric is from Corey Yoder’s Strawberry Jam collection. Here are my December blocks.

Friendship Star


Rocky Mountain Puzzle


Weathervane


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December 6, 2019
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sew Along Part 2 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ve sewn right through our first month of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along! It’s been quite a ride and there is still a way to go! We’re sew excited to see your progress. There are 45 blocks of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sampler Quilt and we are 12 in! This much-anticipated sequel to Farm Girl Vintage features 6″ and 12″ quilt blocks, inspired by Lori Holt’s rural roots. She has also designed 13 new projects, including quilts, pillows and a pincushion that use these cute-as-can-bee blocks!

We covered Week 1 last month ...

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December 4, 2019
Perfect 5 Quilt Along Week 9 – Finishing from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for Week 9 of the Perfect 5 Quilt Along for the Perfect 5 Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma! We’re celebrating one of our favorite precuts, the 5″ Charm Pack. Our Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included.

We’ve been sewing two blocks every Wednesday, joined by a wonderful lineup of bloggers who’ve been sharing their blocks (and other Perfect 5 inspired projects) with us during the event!

Kimberly Jolly’s Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt, made with Early Bird by Bonnie ...

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November 27, 2019
Perfect 5 Quilt Along Week 8 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for Week 8 of the Perfect 5 Quilt Along for the Perfect 5 Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma! This book is a celebration of one of our favorite precuts, the 5″ Charm Pack. Our Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included.

We’ve been sewing two blocks every Wednesday from October 9 to December 4, joined by a fun lineup of bloggers who’ve been sharing their blocks (and other Perfect 5 inspired projects) with us during the event!

Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt ...

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