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February 14, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 2 from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I'm popping in today with my Release 2 block for the 2020 Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  Isn't she a dandy? This block is called Carolina Lily. It finishes at 18 1/2" x 20 1/2" and is a snap to make.


If you read my last post, you'll know that I am honored to be one of the guest bloggers for this charity quilt along which benefits Make-A-Wish. The sweet folks at Fat Quarter Shop were kind enough to send the original Bloom-Topia quilt out on a road trip, visiting ...

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January 31, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 1 from Carried Away Quilting


Today I'm revealing my first blocks for the 2020 charity quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop, called Bloom-Topia. I'm thrilled to be one of the guest bloggers for this program which benefits Make-A-Wish of Central & South Texas. I'll be sharing my blocks with you twice a month. Will you join me in sewing along?

Both of the blocks in Release 1 finish at 12 1/2" square and are easy to construct. Remember, the block patterns are free, and they will be released by Fat Quarter Shop twice a month.  We quilters are simply asked to make ...

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January 28, 2020
Selecting fabrics for your spring sewing projects from Carried Away Quilting


Fabric selection ~ the quilter’s nemesis. Most of us feel some lack of confidence and unease when it comes to selecting fabric for our next quilting project. In fact, it can cause us to stop in our tracks. We purchase pretty new patterns and quilting books, and then they stockpile in our sewing rooms until we muster up some fabric-picking gumption. This is probably why so many of us love to purchase kits. Someone else has done the hard work for us!

When I am designing a new pattern, I try to make this process easier by doing two things ...

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January 18, 2020
Cross stitch: getting started with a mug rug from Carried Away Quilting


Thank you all for your kind, funny and enthusiastic comments about our fish house. We continue to enjoy our time on the frozen lake, particularly when the neighbors wander over to visit and share their snacks. It’s like a block party on the ice.

Since my blog post, Stitching while Ice Fishing, I’ve taken baby steps back into cross stitching.  I have to tell you, I felt like a newbie, all awkward and unsure of what I was doing. After some minor struggles, I stitched a small practice piece which I made into a mug rug.


The Jack ...

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January 5, 2020
9-Patch Pivot: A new version in bright, cheery prints from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I’m popping in today to show you some blocks I’ve made for a cheerful new version of my 9-Patch Pivot pattern. I’m using the Lollipop Garden collection by Lella Boutique for Moda. Aren’t the colors glorious?


My 9-Patch Pivot pattern calls for just 21 fat quarters plus 1 1/4 yards of neutral, so fabric selection is fun and easy. The quilt finishes at 66" x 77". My pattern includes detailed photographs for both block construction and trimming. 


Here’s a photo of my original 9-Patch Pivot quilt, stitched up in soothing blues ...

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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 26, 2019
Flying Geese blocks featuring the Harvest Road collection from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I hope you all had a joyous holiday and are excited about the coming New Year. I’ve been thankful for a quiet December. Besides enjoying time with family, I worked on my 2020 calendar, read, wrote project lists and goals, and watched some favorite old movies. I also did a bit of sewing, which I’m sharing with you today.


I’m making a looooong runner of Flying Geese blocks that I intend to hang in my living room. I only have two of the eight 12” blocks completed, but the construction is easy peasy. I ...

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November 23, 2019
Sweetly Scalloped for Christmas from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I have another Christmas quilt to share with you today. This one is for my mom, and it’s based on my Sweetly Scalloped pattern. If I weren’t concerned about landing on the naughty list, I’d be tempted to keep it for myself. I love how it turned out, but more importantly, I know my mom will love it too.


Mom recently moved into a pretty apartment for the winter months, where she’ll have access to fun activities and lots of friendly people. We had a great time selecting new furniture for her winter ...

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November 22, 2019
2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew thrilled to present the 2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 12 years! This will be the 13th annual Designer Mystery Quilt and it might just be our favorite one yet. This year’s quilt is blooming with mystery and intrigue as each block is made in Bloomington by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, but the blocks’ designs are a secret!

Can you guess how the rest of it will look?  Here’s a portion we can show you! This year’s quilt finishes at a ...

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November 10, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: November Blocks from Carried Away Quilting


An early cold front has settled over my home state of Minnesota, and we even experienced some light snow this weekend. Rather than venture outside, I did a whole lot of sewing. I even stitched up my November blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. I added a warm, sunny yellow print to each block ~ take that Mother Nature!


This month’s assignment includes these three blocks: Four X’s, Log Cabin and Memory. I’m sewing from my stash using a mix of prints by Lella Boutique and Corey Yoder. In these three blocks, the ...

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November 1, 2019
Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop: Will you join me? from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I’m excited and honored to share that I will be one of the bloggers sewing along with Fat Quarter Shop for their 2020 charity quilt along, Bloom-Topia! This wonderful program benefits Make-A-Wish of Central & South Texas. This is the 7th year that Fat Quarter Shop has hosted a charity quilt along.


This quilt along is special in that it binds us (pun intended) together in an event that makes a positive difference in the lives of children. We quilters will be called upon to offer participation donations, which will in turn be matched by Fat Quarter ...

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October 28, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: October Blocks from Carried Away Quilting


This past weekend I stitched up my October blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. This month’s assignment includes three pretty blocks: Checkerboard, Darting Birds and Nonsense. I’m sewing from my stash, and my blocks feature a mix of prints by Lella Boutique and Corey Yoder, who are two of my favorite Moda designers.


I went rogue and broke the rules on the Checkerboard block, but I had a good reason. I wanted to use the alphabet script from Corey’s Yoder’s Strawberry Jam collection as my neutral for this block. The problem ...

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October 24, 2019
Kits available: Star Watch & 9-Patch Pivot, featuring Harvest Road from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends. Fabric kits are now available for my two newest patterns: 9-Patch Pivot and Star Watch. The long-awaited Harvest Road fabric is in stock at LouLou’s Fabric shop, and the kits are ready! Will one of these pretty quilts become your next project?




9-Patch Pivot is a fat quarter friendly quilt that finishes at 66” x 77”.  My favorite thing about this pattern is how all the prints in the fabric line have a chance to shine. And the Harvest Road collection by Lella Boutique for Moda is totally shine-worthy!


Star Watch is a jelly roll friendly ...

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