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October 8, 2019
Another Lakeside Star quilt! from Carried Away Quilting


My second Lakeside Star quilt is finished and ready to be gifted to a lovely bride and groom-to-be, our beautiful niece and her handsome fiancé! I hope this quilt will add the warm reminder of family love and support to their home. We live several states apart and don’t get to see them often. It’s nice to think of them snuggled together under this cozy quilt, watching a movie or sharing their day’s experiences.


The Lakeside Star pattern is a good choice for a quilt intended for a young couple.  It’s bold and graphic, which fits ...

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September 27, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: September blocks from Carried Away Quilting


I’m cruising right along with my blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. The September block assignment includes three darling blocks: Maple Star, Patchwork Big O, and Southern Star. All three blocks feature the Nest collection by Lella Boutique for Moda.


My homework for this month was a bit lighter, as I had already made the Maple Star block months ago when I first received the book. This is still one of my favorite blocks. Any block that lends itself to a fussy-cut center is aces in my book!


The Patchwork Big O block was ...

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September 24, 2019
Recent finish: Cabin Fever quilt from Carried Away Quilting


Don’t worry, quilting friends . . . I am NOT decorating for Christmas in September!  I just wanted to share my most recent finish with you, this cozy “Cabin Fever” quilt, which was a kit I purchased from Sweet Treasures Quilts.


I began cutting and piecing this quilt last winter during a Minnesota snowstorm. It became one of those quilt tops that I worked on sporadically over the next several months, in between other projects that had more immediate deadlines. It surely didn’t need to take me this long to complete this quilt, as the pattern instructions are terrific and the ...

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September 18, 2019
New pattern: Star Watch, a jelly roll quilt from Carried Away Quilting


I’m so excited to share my newest jelly roll pattern with you ~ Star Watch! In this quilt, twinkling midnight stars watch over a landscape of log cabins. There’s nothing cozier than a log cabin quilt, but this contemporary layout adds a bit of flair to the cozy!




As with my other new pattern, 9-Patch Pivot, I’ve used the upcoming Harvest Road collection by Lelle Boutique for Moda, which will be available in stores this October. This gorgeous autumn fabric could actually be on display in your home year-round. While some of the prints feature acorns and oak ...

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September 11, 2019
Fat Quarter Flowers Quilt from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

Today the Fat Quarter Shop is revealing their new fat quarter friendly pattern – Fat Quarter Flowers. Watch the video here. The piecing of this quilt is quite ingenious in the way it only uses half square triangles. Yes, no corner triangle piecing! Fabric : All Hallows Eve by Fig Tree & Co for Moda....

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September 10, 2019
New Pattern: 9-Patch Pivot, a fat quarter quilt from Carried Away Quilting


Do you love collecting fat quarters, but then struggle to find just the right pattern to actually use them? Well, I have just the answer . . . my newest pattern, 9-Patch Pivot!


9-Patch Pivot calls for just 21 fat quarters plus 1 1/4 yards of neutral, making fabric selection a snap! My sample features the upcoming Harvest Road collection by Lella Boutique for Moda, which will be available in October. This pretty quilt finishes at 66" x 77".


Friends, there are several things you will like about this pattern.  First, it really allows a fabric collection to shine. It’s scrappy ...

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September 5, 2019
Pumpkin Sky Pillow: Let's feature a white pumpkin! from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends!  I’m popping in today to share a small project I’m working on, another Pumpkin Sky pillow. This one features a white pumpkin with butterscotch-colored flying geese on a scrumptious denim blue background. I still need to add the side borders and then quilt and bind my pillow, but I already love how it looks.



Below is a photo of my original Pumpkin Sky pillow, sewn up in a much more traditional autumn/Halloween color palette and quilted by the super talented Starlit Bear of Starlit Quilts. Isn't her artistry just amazing? Pumpkin Sky is ...

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September 2, 2019
Autumn decorating with my Fall Flight quilt from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! Fall has officially arrived in Minnesota. Not only has the calendar turned over to September, but we are already experiencing much cooler weather. That was my signal to start a bit of autumn decorating, which I wanted to share with you.


Last year when we moved into this home, I hung my Pumpkin Sky wall hanging in our dining room, and I really loved that look.  But this year I wanted to feature my new autumn quilt, Fall Flight. I decided to hang it over the antique door that leads into the room, and then decorate the ...

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August 28, 2019
X MARKS THE SPOT from That's Sew Kerry

Treasure Hunt 




Treasure Hunt Block Tutorial

12.5" finished block
This block is part of the great series by Blossom Hearts Quilts called The Bee Hive there are 12 blocks in the series, all completely free. The template for this block can be found here.



Cutting:
A1 and A4 2 1/4" x 9 1/2" 
A2 and A5 2 1/4" x 7"      
A3 and A6 2 1/4" x 4"

4 of each is needed to make one complete 12.5" block.



Assembly:

This block is put together in 4 units very simply by foundation paper piecing.

I ...

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August 20, 2019
SCRAP BUSTING from That's Sew Kerry

No Scrap Left Behind




This is something I actually started quite a while ago, the center or main body of the quilt is a simple Jelly Roll quilt but is a very effective and rather quick way to rustle up a fairly decent sized quilt in a couple of hours.

You will need a full Jelly Roll, unroll it and layout all the pairs of colours/prints so you can easily see what you've got to work with. Then sew every strip end to end so you have one extremely long, continuous length of fabric measuring 2.5" wide ...

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Christmas Sofa Quilt – A Free Pattern from Gray Barn Designs

Good morning from Cindy in Ohio!  I just finished the pattern for Sandy’s latest masterpiece…a “Christmas Sofa Quilt”!
Logo 2

We fell in love with this Little Tree fabric line and knew it was the perfect match for Sandy’s pattern.  She combined four 10 inch (finished) patchwork blocks to make one large patchwork block.  Here’s a close up view:

Block Close Up

Sandy designed this quilt with a 2 inch tone on tone border to showcase these lovely Christmas prints.  We like this pattern because the large floral blocks and the color scheme can easily be changed to use other themed ...

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August 11, 2019
TIME FLIES from That's Sew Kerry

12 Months On

I can't believe it's been over a year since I last wrote a blog post! I was walking around Festival of Quilts a little over a week ago thinking it's been a good few months since I've blogged and I quite miss it, only to log on and realize it's actually been more than a year  - how time flies!

So much has happened since my last post it'll take all day to catch you up but in brief we got the dream house and said room is filled to bursting with ...

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July 23, 2019
Winner: Hallo-Harvest layer cake from Carried Away Quilting


It’s time to announce the winner of the Hallo-Harvest layer cake by Basic Grey for Moda. But first, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for leaving a comment. I enjoyed reading them more than you know. Sometimes in this crazy, stressful, busy world, it’s the kind words of strangers that lift us up. Your enthusiasm for my patterns, thoughtfulness and willingness to share a slice from your own life were day brighteners for me.  You have no idea how badly I wish I could ship a layer cake to everyone ...

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July 19, 2019
Postage Stamp Star block with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting


A few weeks ago, the creative folks at the Fat Quarter shop asked if I’d like to sew a project for their Classic & Vintage series, where they take a traditional block (like those found in old catalogs and vintage quilts) and give it a fresh spin in a new pattern. Well, of course I said yes and signed up to make their Postage Stamp Star block!


The block finishes at 18” square, which is a great size for a table topper or wall hanging. The piecing is simple and straightforward. I was able to sew, quilt and bind my ...

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July 17, 2019
Fat Quarter Flourish autumn bundles from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! After I posted about my autumn quilt ideas earlier this week, I got to thinking that I would love to see my Fat Quarter Flourish pattern sewn up in fall fabrics. So, I mocked up some options using green, orange and black prints from Fig Tree’s Farmhouse II collection.

The great thing about my Fat Quarter Flourish pattern is that it only requires five fat quarters to make the top. And you can easily switch up the fabric placement depending upon what looks best to your creative eye!

Here is the fat quarter bundle I created ...

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July 16, 2019
Autumn quilt ideas and a layer cake giveaway! from Carried Away Quilting


Just a few months ago, I was whining to you about the spring snowstorms we were experiencing in central Minnesota. Well, I’m back with a new weather complaint today . . . it’s 92 degrees F, with a “feels like” temperature of 100 due to the high humidity. Good grief, that’s hot!

While I don’t want to wish away my summer, my mind can’t help but console itself with the thought that in just a few months, autumn will be here. Right now I’m imagining myself taking a long walk wearing bluejeans and a sweatshirt, tromping on ...

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June 29, 2019
Moda Love Quilt Update from Magpie Quilts

Look what came back from being quilted by Marie of Blueberry Hill Quilts in Chestermere, Alberta?
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/699115057/queen-quilt-moda-love-quilt-patchwork
Moda Love Quilt - FOR SALE HERE
This baby! I just couldn't wait to see how it looked on a bed, so I threw it on our bed as soon as I could!
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/699115057/queen-quilt-moda-love-quilt-patchwork
Moda Love Quilt - FOR SALE HERE
Marie is a genius in picking out quilting patterns and this one is just perfect for this quilt.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/699115057/queen-quilt-moda-love-quilt-patchwork
Moda Love Quilt - FOR SALE HERE
Every. Single. Time. I am blown away by the way a perfect quilting job turns a quilt from being just ok ...

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June 26, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: June blocks from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! We're nearing the end of June, which means it’s time for me to show you this month’s blocks from the Summer Moon Quit Along with Fat Quarter Shop. I’ve been having so much fun sewing from my stash of Moda fabrics from Lella Boutique and Corey Yoder. These cheerful, pretty prints are day brighteners, don’t you think?


The June quilt along assignment called for making a Capital T block (top), a Hidden Star block (bottom left) and a Pinwheel Geese block (bottom right).


This month I moved out of my comfort zone ...

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June 19, 2019
Fig Tree fat quarter bundles available from Carried Away Quilting


Are you looking to build your Fig Tree stash? Well, you’re in luck!  I have listed two new fat quarter bundles on my Etsy shop and they are as pretty as can be.

The autumn bundle includes 6 fat quarters from Fig Tree’s Farmhouse II collection, featuring their signature butterscotch orange mixed with black and green.  These would be perfect adders for a fall quilt or any farmhouse inspired project!


The red and green bundle includes 6 fat quarters from three Fig Tree collections: Ella & Ollie, Christmas Figs and Farmhouse II. This versatile bundle would be a lovely ...

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June 18, 2019
4th of July Flag Block from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I’m popping in today to share a fun little mini I made recently, the 4thof July Flag by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. This block is a free tutorial as part of Lori’s Vintage Block Along series.


The finished block measures 13” x 20” and is just one of many blocks that will be sewn into the finished quilt in Lori’s newest sew along. I didn’t have enough time in my sewing schedule to join the Vintage Block Along, but I sure had fun whipping together this festive flag ...

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