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November 13, 2020
2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are “berry” excited to present the 2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 13 years. This will be the 14th annual Designer Mystery Quilt, and it’s sure to be a surprise.

Can you guess the rest? Here’s a little taste! This year’s quilt finishes at a generous 66.5″ x 84.5″. The Designer Mystery club runs from June 2021 through May 2022, and fabric and patterns for blocks one through twelve will be mailed around the 10th of each month.

Every year, the Designer ...

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September 2, 2020
Pumpkin Sky pillow: A welcoming touch for my front porch from Carried Away Quilting


The first week of September has ushered in bright, crisp days for those of us in Minnesota. I plan to spend part of my Labor Day weekend doing some fall decorating. As a jump start, I added a few autumn elements to my front porch, including my newest Pumpkin Sky pillow.


I hope you don’t remember that I was working on this white, butterscotch and denim version of my Pumpkin Sky pillow in September of last year! I finally got my ducks in a row and sent it off to be quilted by my friend Barb at Quilts on ...

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August 13, 2020
Announcing the Free Sewcialites Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Today we’re sew excited to debut our Sewcialites Quilt Along! We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options!

SEW together, STAY together

It’s difficult to see our quilty community in person right now, but we can SEW together to STAY together! This quilt along is a chance for quilters all around the world to connect each week for a regular sewing spree, try a variety of blocks, and ...

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July 1, 2020
Bloom-Topia: A finished quilt top from Carried Away Quilting


Our Bloom-Topia charity quilt along journey began in January. Now it is July and we can look back at the fun we have had along the way. It feels wonderful to have participated in this effort! Many thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for hosting this annual event, which will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation of central and south Texas. To date we have raised over $55,000, with Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics each matching up to $10,000. Here is my completed Bloom-Topia top:



As you know, I stitched my own version of Bloom-Topia using mostly prints from the ...

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June 17, 2020
Blockheads- Block 23- Vanessa Goertzen from Moda Lissa

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the LUCKY PENNY block designed by Vanessa Goertzen.


 

I absolutely love this pattern and I am pretty proud of my workmanship. I took my time and enjoyed the process!

You  can  hop  on  over  to  Vanessa’s  blog  to   download  the  pattern. I am sharing just a few pictures of my process and can’t wait to see yours.

I made the 8″ block and cut the pieces and did a layout so I could make sure none of the same fabrics touched each other… and really I just loved looking at all the blue ...

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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 6, 2020
A sunny, sweet graduation quilt from Carried Away Quilting

Last week I shared some sentimental feelings with you about making graduation quilts, and here I am again, full of emotion over another graduate we are celebrating, our niece Madison. She will be heading off to college in the fall, where I am certain she will excel in her studies and make the most of her college experience. Madison is smart, kind, funny, compassionate and hard working. She will be a blessing to everyone she encounters.



When I was choosing fabrics for Maddie’s quilt, I was drawn to Lella Boutique’s Lollipop Garden collection because it reminded me of ...

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June 1, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 9 from Carried Away Quilting


Happy first day of June! I hope you all are well, safe and happily quilting! I'm excited to share my latest Bloop-Topia blocks with you today.  These are my Release 9 blocks, titled Evening Star and Dragonfly, and I just love how they turned out. Have you been quilting along? I sure have enjoyed this slow-paced quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.   


The Dragonfly blocks were made using a tool called the Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler by Creative Grids. I love it when a pattern pushes me to try a new technique or tool. The Bloom-Topia pattern provides ...

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May 30, 2020
Sew Sampler May 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Be inspired to cultivate something beautiful with our May Sew Sampler box! This box will help you to grow to learn new skills like free-motion quilting! Let’s dig right in and see what we included. Watch Kimberly reveal this box here.

Petite Bloomington Layer Cake by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

Welcome to a verdant valley of wild blossoms, lush meadows and sweet clover. This collection captures the rich and pure notes of Spring, with all the promise of Nature’s bounty.

In this curated selection of 20 Layer Cake squares, vivid blues, greens and ...

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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 30, 2020
Fat quarter bundle winner with LouLou's Fabric Shop from Carried Away Quilting


Thank you all for entering our giveaway for the fat quarter bundle of Bloomington. It was certainly fun to read all of your comments and hear the love we all share for Lella Boutique fabric collections! 


I took all of your comments, copied and pasted them into an Excel spreadsheet, shuffled the entries around, and did a random number draw using a cool app on my phone. The winner is Tracie @ Riceford Streams. Congratulations! I’ll be contacting you via email so we can coordinate sending your prize to you.

Many thanks to my dear sponsor, LouLou's Fabric Shop ...

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April 24, 2020
Bloomington bundle giveaway with LouLou's Fabric Shop from Carried Away Quilting


Last weekend I had a play date with myself in my sewing room. I pulled out my stash of Lella Boutique fabrics and admired some of my favorite prints. I rifled through my pattern basket for project ideas. I didn’t have a plan, but I felt compelled to create. For me that is the true joy of sewing. Turning myself over to the process, letting the outside world fall away, becoming happily focused on something basic and beautiful.


So today I'm sharing a little peek at what I was up to. Mostly I just cut some fabric and ...

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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 6, 2020
The Kindness Project: Mystery quilt top is complete from Carried Away Quilting


This past weekend, I enjoyed time outdoors in the sunshine with my family. The weather was nice enough to complete some spring yard work and talk to the neighbors . . . from a safe social distance of course. I also found just enough time at the sewing machine to finish my quilt top for The Kindness Project.  


If you had time to read my earlier posts, you'll know that The Kindness Project was a mystery quilt sew-along hosted by Sweet Treasures Quilts. The goal was to sew a quilt to gift to someone affected by the COVID-19 outbreak or someone who ...

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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 30, 2020
The Kindness Project: A mystery quilt sew along (Day 3) from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I'm back sharing my progress on The Kindness Project, a mystery quilt sew-along hosted by Sweet Treasures Quilts. Today is Sew Day 3, a super fun sewing day where we put together two large blocks. My blocks are nearly identical, so I've just shown one in this photo.


All of the information (fabric selection, fabric requirements, block instructions) for this mystery sew along is available through social media on the Sweet Treasures Facebook page and the Sweet Treasures Instagram feed.  Please check out those links, as shop owner Terri was kind enough to offer some ...

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March 27, 2020
The Kindness Project: A mystery quilt sew along (Days 1 & 2) from Carried Away Quilting


Earlier this week I introduced you to The Kindness Project, a mystery quilt sew-along hosted by Sweet Treasures Quilts. The goal is for us each to sew a lap quilt which we gift to someone else . . . someone who has been affected by COVID-19, or maybe someone who has served as a hero during this crisis. (Check out my earlier post for all the details.)

Sweet Treasures Quilts released the Day 1 block instructions yesterday and the Day 2 block instructions today.  So I'm popping in to show you my progress. I've also included the Sweet Treasures Quilts instruction ...

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March 24, 2020
Kindness Project: a mystery quilt sew along with Sweet Treasures Quilts from Carried Away Quilting


In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us are turning to sewing as mental health therapy. If we are in a stay-home/stay-safe situation, it’s a great way to keep our minds and hands busy. It’s also a great time to sew service projects.

Terri Staats, shop owner of Sweet Treasures Quilts in Keizer, OR, has come up with a wonderful idea: The Kindness Project, a mystery quilt sew-along in which we all sew a lap quilt that we will gift to someone else! The recipient could be someone who has been hit hard by COVID-19 ...

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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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