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November 17, 2017
My Timeless Day grand opening: New storefront from Carried Away Quilting

In July of 2016, Allison Cotton made her quilting dreams come true by opening an online quilt store, My Timeless Day. Now, just 16 months later, Allison is expanding that dream by opening a new brick and mortar storefront as well! This weekend is the Grand Opening, and Allison was kind enough to share some photos of her lovely new shop, so that I could share them with all of you!

Allison Cotton in her wonderful new storefront.

Allison’s new space features beautiful antique cabinets, wonderful lighting (I spy a chandelier!) and of course, heaps of great products! My ...

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November 16, 2017
November Spinning Tops blocks: Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting

How did it happen? There are only two blocks left in the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. It seems like just yesterday that I was eagerly cutting up fabric for the first block!  Today I'm sharing my November blocks: Spinning Tops!

I've been sewing with one of Brenda Riddle's beautiful collections, Fleurs.  Fat Quarter Shop carries several Brenda Riddle lines if you’d like to check them out!

I hope you'll check back on December 15, when I show my December blocks.  Then we'll need to begin setting the blocks and working ...

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November 10, 2017
Mini Charm Chocolate Big Sky Quilt from Sew Incredibly Crazy

I have really been 
enjoying piecing as of late.
Just the pure, fun, and
simplicity of sewing a straight line. 
It really has had a hold on
me for the last couple months.

When Fat Quarter Shop announced
that they would be holding a Quilt-A-Long
for a new pattern using mini charms, 
I was all in. A sweet little quilt
made from Moda Mini-Charms.
And with the release
of this new fabric,
I was in.

I absolutely love this fabric line.
It is Big Sky designed by Annie Brady
for Moda.
The colors and designs are
just my cup of ...

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Window Garden in Tilda: A project update from Carried Away Quilting

Last February I began a Window Garden quilt for myself, using some much loved (and hoarded) Tilda fabric. Because this wasn’t a gift and I had no particular deadline, I worked on this top in between other projects, here and there, as time allowed. Now my top is done and headed off to the quilter! I'm so pleased with how it turned out.

Every time I brought out this project to cut or sew a little bit, I felt a renewed love for the fabric and the pattern. 

Window Garden is a layer cake pattern, but as I ...

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November 9, 2017
Sew Sampler Box November 2017 Sneak Peek! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

November Sneak Peek Header

November has arrived, and for us this month (and the fabric for November’s box) is a great reminder to “Give Thanks”.  We are THANKFUL for our Sew Sampler members, for the chance to share fabrics and notions we love with all of you.  In this clue, we’ve stripped out the color to make it a little more challenging, but die-hard fans may recognize it anyway.

Any guesses on what this collection might be?

November Sneak Peek

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If you are not yet subscribed, and want to join in on the fun, be sure to do so quickly because boxes ship out around ...

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November 2, 2017
Slowdown sewing: My orange peel pillow from Carried Away Quilting

I’m a "list making, meet the deadline, don’t be late" kind of gal.  I bet a lot of you are too. Sometimes I feel like my quilting projects get lost in a blur of schedules and timelines, and I lose a bit of the joy of sewing. Last February I was feeling that way, and so I set about to include some “slowdown sewing” in the mix. 

The result of my slowdown sewing plan: a pretty orange peel pillow, complete with big stitch hand quilting and some mismatched mother-of-pearl buttons. I made pokey progress over the past eight ...

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November 1, 2017
Food and Fabric – Missing Market from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

@gogokim and @thesewingloft hosted the recent #missingmarket event. I was lucky to be part of the fun so I thought I would use the tag #foodandfabric and prepare 3 dishes that went well with Moda fabrics.  Breakfast   Homemade baked beans (saute onion and garlic in olive oil, add finely cut up tomatoes, smoked paprika...

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October 27, 2017
QUILT CLUB CATCH UP! from That's Sew Kerry

New York Beauties and Flying Geese

I've not really had the time to blog as much as I wanted to lately, but I've not been idol and now have a que of things just waiting to be shared, having recently been told off by Carrie for not blogging daily, I'm sure she'll be pleased!

I'm going to start with Saturday just gone and my monthly meet up with my favorite quilting gal pals! They never fail to amaze me with their creations and inspire me every month to want to do at least 4 more ...

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October 24, 2017
Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Medallion Tablerunner from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! Today is my turn on the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop. I was thrilled to be asked to make a tablerunner from Sherri Falls’ fabulous new book, Tablerunner Bliss. I'm a longtime fan of Sherri’s patterns, as she has a wonderful way of mixing traditional blocks with a modern flair.

Tablerunner Blissincludes 20 beautiful projects for every season. I chose Sherri’s “Medallion” pattern, which is a fat eighth friendly pattern.  For the blocks, I used the gorgeous new autumn line by Fig Tree & Company: Hazel & Plum.  I also mixed ...

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October 23, 2017
Holiday quilt pattern roundup from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends!  Just popping in today to remind you of some pretty winter quilt patterns available from Carried Away Quilting. All of these patterns utilize simple, straightforward block construction ~ they are quick projects you can complete well before the holidays!


First up we have the Diamond Trail runner. This versatile charm pack runner measures at 22” x 32 1/2”. I sewed up my original using summery prints, but I teamed up with Fort Worth Fabric Studio to offer you a winter kit featuring Nordic Stitches by Wenche Wolff Hatling for Moda Fabrics. This runner also lends itself to ...

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Autumn Jubilee Tablet Cover Sew Along Finishing from From My Carolina Home

Today we’ll finish the Tablet Cover, and have another Giveaway.  I hope you are enjoying the projects for Autumn Jubilee!  Share your progress and finished projects on the Facebook Autumn Jubilee Sharing group.  You can also upload your photos to our Flickr group Autumn Jubilee.

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Using the last two layer cakes, cut strips 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 inches wide, as is your preference for binding. I used two more prints in the same colors, sewing the strips end to end alternating the prints.

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Fold in half lengthwise and press.  Sew to the right side.  I have a multi-part ...

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October 21, 2017
Autumn Jubilee Week 3 Giveaway Winners from From My Carolina Home

It has been a fun week, with more giveaway winners!  Autumn Jubilee is such fun, and I have really enjoyed reading all your comments, thank you!!  There are lots more giveaways in progress and coming up, so I hope you are entering each day.

The winner of the fabulous Autunm Lane Fat Quarter Bundle and Essentials Threads is Shirley!

Connecting Threads winner at From My Carolina Home

The winner of the Moda Fat Eighth Bundle of Thistle Farm is Sandy!

Moda Bundle Winner at From My Carolina Home

If you want to get some of those fabrics for your autumn sewing, check out the Fat Quarter Shop’s Moda Line.

The next winner for this week ...

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October 20, 2017
Quick Jelly Roll Quilt from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

I made this quick, simple and easy quilt top yesterday using Jelly Rolls. Grab your Jelly Rolls and let’s begin. Step 1 : Find your favourite Moda Jelly Roll(s). You can make 60 blocks from one roll. Determine how many Block A and B you require by downloading the Quilt outline and marking the desired...

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October 18, 2017
Countdown to Christmas from Becca's Crazy Projects

A few months ago I finished the quilting of Countdown to Christmas.

That quilt, with its binding, sat around for months before I got around to the binding.
I loaded the backing before I realized I hadn't stitched the label on the backing. That label ended up being stitched right onto the border. Because a label is more important than a label on the back.
These charm-pack tumbler quilts are a great way to use up a stack (I have several stacks) of 5" charm squares. This one uses six charm packs in the same line, plus a couple ...

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October 17, 2017
Tula Spider Mini Quilt from In the Boondocks

"Spider Mini Quilt"

Size: 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Fabrics: Spider & Borders - Holiday Homies, Tula Pink, Freespirit, Background & Backing - miscellaneous 5" solid squares Binding -Rocacco Grunge, Moda

Threads: Piecing & Quilting - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2000 (Light Sand), Raw Edge Applique - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2692 (Black) Binding - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2250 (Red)

So who takes the Christmas fabric and makes a Halloween mini quilt?

That would be me!


Print and cut out a random spider 3" or so. This helped when I raw edge applicated it on the 5" square! But I am getting ahead of myself. I outlined the spider on some iron on double sided interfacing! Then centered everything on the red cross in the green square. Ironed it on the 5" x 5" square. Sewed the raw edge applique then the web string. I am sure there is a better word, but I cannot think of it! Sew the 2 1/2" borders on, match at top, trim! I do sides first then top and bottom. Make a quilt sandwich and start quilting! Trying to think like a spider is hard so it is pretty straight but at an angle! Not the greatest quilting but I did it myself! Trim and square up! Sew on your binding, mine is 2" wide! Hand sew the back of binding down, I think it looks better even if I hate doing it. Tip: The more you do the faster you get!

Hope you like it! Lisa

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October 16, 2017
October Country Road blocks: Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! It's the middle of October, which means I have an update on my progress in the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. The October block is called Country Roads, a super easy block with no seams to match!

I am sewing my blocks with the beautiful Fleurs fabric by Brenda Riddle for Moda.  I always love Brenda’s soft, romantic collections.  Fat Quarter Shop carries several Brenda Riddle lines if you’d like to check them out!

Many of you are sewing along, but if you are new to the game (and it’s ...

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October 14, 2017
Autumn Jubilee Giveaway Winners Week 2 from From My Carolina Home

There is so much interest in the Inspired LED Sewing Machine Lighting kits, it is a tough competition to just have one winner this week.  These lights are such a great addition to a sewing machine or a counter area where extra light is such an asset.  It really is easier to thread a needle with the extra light.  (Note –  This picture is from Inspired LED, showing the marvelous lighting from their kits. This is not my machine, I do not own a Juki.)

Congratulations to Judy whose name was picked by the Rafflecopter.  Judy was sent an email, and ...

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October 12, 2017
Christmas Caroling Show and Tell from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Today is the day to reveal what 
we decided to do with our
Christmas Caroling Row
that we created for
Row Along put together
by Marian of Seams to Be Sew.

If you recall that my row was 
a Nutcracker.

Which you can find the pattern for here.

I could have just finished him up and created a cute little
wall hanging, but that just would not do.
He would have looked lonely on the wall 
hanging there.

So how about a second Nutcracker, 
with a snowflake on his hat.

And a few more Holly Jolly accents to 
add to ...

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October 10, 2017
New pattern: Welcome Home Wreath from Carried Away Quilting

When I became an empty nester, preparing for the holidays took on a whole new meaning. As I laid out the Christmas decorations last year, I thought about my kids coming home from college, and how I wanted them to feel the hug of home the minute they walked through the door.

Nothing quite says “Welcome Home” like a holiday wreath, so I’ve designed a wall hanging that would evoke a sense of love and homecoming. For all who enter our home, especially my adult children, I hope this quilt reminds them that they are loved and most welcome ...

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STARTS AND FINISHES from That's Sew Kerry

An Animal Menagerie 

It feels like an age since I've had the time to sit down and share my thoughts and adventures, not for want of intention simply to much life going on! I've not been idol in fact far from it I seem to have quilts and ideas coming out my ears! 

I finished Grans Fancy Forest and thankfully it went down a treat, although the deliberate errors still really annoy me, Gran didn't mind them.

Not only has it made a great addition to the chair, but the spot has now been taken over for ...

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