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June 3, 2019
Next Up: a graduation quilt from Carried Away Quilting

I have a special quilt to share with you today, a gift for our niece Molly, who is graduating from high school. Molly is a sweet, smart, soft-spoken young lady who also has a great sense of humor. With her easy-going temperament and kind ways, I just know she will make a positive mark on the world.  It makes me happy to be sending a quilt along with her to college, to remind her how much she is loved.

When I asked Molly if there was a style or color combination she would like for her quilt, she wasn’t ...

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May 13, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: May blocks from Carried Away Quilting

A few weeks ago I encouraged you to join me in the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. If I didn't tempt you then, I hope I can tempt you now. I've made the May blocks, and they turned out as cute as buttons, if I do say so myself! 

Summer Moon is a sampler quilt designed by Carrie Nelson and It’s Sew Emma (the pattern company of Fat Quarter Shop). The quilt is comprised of 24 blocks that are each made in three different sizes: 5”, 6 1/2” and 8” unfinished, for a ...

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May 1, 2019
Lakeside Star: a crimson version from Carried Away Quilting

In February I introduced you to my new fat quarter pattern, Lakeside Star. This bold, dynamic quilt makes a statement with thoughtful color and print placement. My original quilt showcased a blue, butterscotch and taupe color combination. I recently completed another Lakeside Star top featuring crimson, brown and taupe prints. I’m doing my final pressing and then she’ll be off to the quilter!

This crimson version of Lakeside Star could be considered a winter or Christmas quilt, as some of the prints have a subtle seasonal motif.  But I think the overall effect is such that the quilt ...

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April 30, 2019
2019 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Do you love a good mystery? This might be our best one yet! We are sew happy to present the 2019 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 11 years and we are even more excited to be going into our 12th! Check out the first block of this year’s Designer Mystery Quilt!

Do you have any idea how the rest of it will look?  Here’s a portion we can show you, the center of the quilt finishing! This year’s quilt finishes at a generous 84.5 ...

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Summer Moon Quilt Along: Will you join me? from Carried Away Quilting

Are you looking for a fun and inspiring quilt along experience? Then join me for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. It begins in May and runs for 10 months, ending in February 2020. When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful quilt top measuring 70 x 78 inches . . . OR, you could be a rebel like me and just sew some of the blocks.

Summer Moon is a sampler quilt designed by Carrie Nelson and It’s Sew Emma (the pattern company of Fat Quarter Shop). The quilt is comprised of 24 blocks that are each ...

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April 6, 2019
A fat quarter quilt top finish from Carried Away Quilting

This week I finished a special quilt top, one made out of beautiful fat quarters I have gathered over the past year. It’s a mix of dusty, denim blues and soft pinky-reds. This quilt will be gifted to a lovely young lady. I’ve sent it off to the quilter to be finished, and I can’t wait for it to return!

The pattern is called Wayne & Gordie from the book Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites by Carrie Nelson. The quilt finished at 74” x 81” and was a snap to make with Carrie’s strip piecing method. For ...

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February 25, 2019
Summer Moon: a sampler book by Carrie Nelson from Carried Away Quilting

Last week I received a lovely surprise in my mailbox. The kind folks at It’s Sew Emma/Fat Quarter Shop sent me a copy of Carrie Nelson’s new book, “Summer Moon,” which features a beautiful and unique sampler quilt. After spending some time looking at all of the pretty photos in the book, I zipped on over to my sewing room and made up one of the blocks, the Maple Star!

The sampler quilt is comprised of 24 blocks that are each made in three different sizes: 5”, 6 1/2” and 8” unfinished. The book includes setting ...

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December 30, 2018
A Tumbler quilt for my sewing room from Carried Away Quilting

A few weeks ago I told you about a new project I was starting, a Tumbler quilt. I’m pleased to share the final result with you, a sweet little quilt for my sewing room. She’s a super cute complement to the Lone Star quilt I shared with you last spring.

While the Lone Star quilt hangs above my cutting table (a DIY project made by my husband and me), the new Tumbler quilt is displayed in an opposite corner of the room where I can see her from my sewing machine. I’ve used an old yard stick ...

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December 17, 2018
New project: a Tumbler quilt from Carried Away Quilting

I’ve wanted to make a Tumbler quilt for some time. If you’re unfamiliar with that name, a tumbler quilt is made up of blocks that resemble a drinking glass. It’s a classic quilt layout that can take on a traditional or contemporary feeling depending on the fabrics selected. It’s also a terrific quilt pattern for busting your stash, which is exactly what I did this weekend. I pulled some of my favorite Moda leftovers and began cutting tumblers. Aren’t they cute?

I’m sure there are many patterns and templates available for sewing a Tumbler ...

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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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November 24, 2018
Winter Flurries: a finished quilt top from Carried Away Quilting

Here in the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone. In the Kelvington household, we cooked our turkey, enjoyed time spent with family, shopped a little, and started a tiny bit of Christmas decorating. I also managed to finish up this cute quilt top from the “Winter Flurries” mystery sew along with Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

This was such a fun project! I’ve never participated in a mystery sew along before, and it was intriguing to make a few blocks each week, all the while wondering what the final product would look like!

In week one we ...

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November 20, 2018
2018 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber


The 2018 Designer Mystery Block of the Month has been a lot of fun so far! We’re using lovely fabric from Joanna Figueroa’s collection, Ella & Ollie!

This quilt is great for quilters of all levels. The Designer Mystery quilt is made up of 12 different blocks designed by 12 different Moda designers and each block finishes at 12″ x 12″. If you’re an adventurous beginner, this quilt will help you grow your skills. Get started with the club by signing up today!

We have a wonderful community of Designer Mystery quilters in our 2018 Designer Mystery BOM ...

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July 18, 2018
Double Zip Pouch by Sweet Jane’s Quilting & Design from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

An adorable way to store your wonderclips, thread, quilting notions, cards, change and more, we are sew happy to present the Double Zip Pouch by Sweet Jane’s Quilting and Design! These finish at 4″ x 5″ so they’re great for throwing in your bag or attaching to your keys with the D-ring. And since they are easy to put together, you can make a bunch at a time, which is great for gifting!

Fabric Requirements

Here’s what you’ll need to make your Double Zip Pouch:

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July 3, 2018
Banana Bag by Lazy Girl Designs from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

In a pinch for a bag to store your rotary cutter, sunglasses, or pens/pencils? Check out the Banana Bag! A pattern by Lazy Girl Designs, the Banana Bag is so cute and very versatile in its use. And, since they’re super easy to crank out, you can make a bunch in one go, perfect for gifting!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your Banana bag:

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June 20, 2018
NEW BOOK: Garden Sampler Block of the Month Book from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Get your green thumb ready and grab your gardening gear, the Garden Sampler Quilt is here! It’s Sew Emma and Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company are so happy to present their newest book, the Garden Sampler Block of the Month Book! And there’s a Block of the Month Program complete with a matching Backing Set.

The Garden Sampler Quilt is comprised of 12 blocks using the Garden Variety collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics that are sure to get you into the gardening spirit!

Here are some of the Garden Blocks you’ll be creating ...

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May 30, 2018
My Timeless Day: custom kits for Diamond Trail and Summer Breeze! from Carried Away Quilting

As a pattern designer, it is always a thrill to see my patterns sewn up by other quilters. It’s exciting to see one of my creations come to life with a different color palette, fabric style or theme. It’s also quite a thrill when quilt shop owners kit my patterns and offer a custom option to their customers.

One of my sponsor shops, My Timeless Day of Alcester, SD, has recently kitted two of my new patterns: Diamond Trail and Summer Breeze.  Shop owner Allison has a great eye for putting colors together, and I just love what ...

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May 21, 2018
Spelling Bee Sew Along: a finished pillow from Carried Away Quilting

Do you remember the blocks I showed you months ago for the Spelling Bee Sew Along with Lori Holt and Fat Quarter Shop?  Well, I finally got my act together and completed the over sized pillow I was imagining in my mind. It feels so good to have this sweet project done, and just in time for my college girl to move home for the summer!

During the Spelling Bee Sew Along, I made the Capital HCapital G and Flower blocks from Lori's fabulous book Spelling Bee. My plan all along was to incorporate these blocks into a ...

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May 7, 2018
Counting my quilting blessings from Carried Away Quilting

Spring has finally sprung in Minnesota, and I'm so thankful for warm days, green grass, budding trees and singing birds! Maybe that's why I decided to add another piecing project to my list!  I've started working on a darling pattern called "Springville" by Thimble Blossoms, and I'm using a beautiful new fabric collection by Lella Boutique called "Nest." Here are a few of the blocks I stitched up:

I went out on a limb (pardon the seasonal pun), and selected a very soft yellow for my background fabric.  I'm hoping the final result will be ...

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Road Trip Pillow Bag Sewing Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

With school holidays coming up, lots of trips (especially road trips) are in full planning mode! We have the perfect little project to keep your little ones comfy as well as giving them a place to store their road trip necessities. We used the Nest collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics for our bag but you can put your own creative twist on it! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:


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April 26, 2018
Spring 2018 Limited Edition Nesting Box Revealed from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Spring is here and so is our brand new Limited Edition Nesting Box! We have included all our favorite springy items that will have you ready for warmer weather and a beautiful project to feather your nest. This mystery box includes 11 charming items including fabric, notions and more to really put the Spring back in your step, pick up yours today!

Nest Layer Cake by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Includes 42 – 10″ squares of Nest Collection.

Red Bronze Scissors by Warm Crochet

4.5″ high quality, lightweight snips.

80wt Light Grey Turquoise Thread by Aurifil

Perfect for machine ...

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