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November 11, 2021
NEW Free Pattern – Hello Birdie! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Chirp chirp! Give a little wave to the newest and cutest table topper – Hello Birdie!

Fly away with Riley Blake’s famous bluebird! Table Toppers can add pizzazz to a table, and who wouldn’t want to adorn their table (or wall or baby’s room) with cute little birds?

This bird is too cute to resist, and you can find it in three versions – appliqué, paper-pieced and traditional – on the Riley Blake Designs website.

Finishing at 40″ x 40,” Hello Birdie is a free quilt pattern designed using Hush Hush, Riley Blake Design’s latest neutral fabric collection. Hush ...

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October 11, 2021
Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Heart Pillow from Tea Rose Home

Today marks my 3rd mastectomy anniversary. If you are interested you can read about it in my blog post after when I was diagnosed, the day of the mastectomy and the day I came home from the hospital.

I reflected on the past three years and the main thing that comes to my mind is that how grateful I am. I woke up this morning, got ready, went to church and later that day I was able to Facetime my sons who are both serving our church in Japan. I was able to cook and had dinner with my family ...

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September 3, 2021
Terracotta Fiori Quilt – A Sneak Peak from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Dreaming in Sea Glass 

Currently, I’m pretending I’m at the beach. Baking in the sun, enjoying the birds as they dance with the waves, breathing in the salty air, thinking about the Terracotta Fiori quilt, and searching for shells as I trek across the sandy shore. 

That is where this quilt is taking me… That is what I channeled every time I took a stitch. 

Terracotta Fiori quilt in sea glass full quilt
Terracotta Fiori quilt in sea glass

I’ve become enamored with solid fabrics — I’m using them more and more in the projects I make. They are so interesting because you are creating your own pallet like this one ...

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June 11, 2021
Garden Star Four Quilt Pattern from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

I love color!!  I have had a few different favorites throughout my life.  Hunter green.  Purple.  Teal.  Pink.  With each color I fall in love with I simply add it to my pallet, still loving all the colors that came before it.  When I was in college (and many years after it) I went through a purple phase.  Purple was the color in my wedding.  I had deep purple calla lilies and light purple bridesmaid dresses.  I made all the centerpieces for all of the tables.  They started out clear glass vases from Joann’s.  I cut and glued skinny ...

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June 10, 2021
Snowed In is here! from Trends and Traditions

Hello and Happy Summer! I hope you are all doing well since my last check in. Life has been very busy here with the kids, sports, friends, the end of school and trying to meet all of my work deadlines. I thought I would pop in quick to tell you about a couple of those work related things.

First of all, my Snowed In collection with Riley Blake Designs is hitting stores now! It was such a fun line to create and I’m really excited to have a holiday/winter line out again. It feels like it’s been ...

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May 15, 2021
Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 5The Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter

Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 5

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along is in week 5.  Are you quilting along? Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.  Every two weeks, they release a new quilt block.


Week 5 - Fateful  Block Row

This week, we make the Fateful block. Below, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected. Go, get the pattern.  


My quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch.

NOTE: The ...

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April 29, 2021
Chess Board Quilt Tutorial from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

A couple months back I watched The Queen’s Gambit on netflix. It’s an excellent mini series that opens up the world of chess and sheds light on how it functioned in the ’60s. It is created from the pages of a novel by Walter Tevis written in 1983 also titled The Queen’s Gambit.

Chess is something that I have never played. I love the checkerboard and all of the pieces that go with the board, like the knights, king, and queen. But no one has ever explained the game to me. The mini series has inspired me ...

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March 10, 2021
Serendipity QAL - Make-A-Wish FoundationThe Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter

Serendipity QAL - Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along has begun!  Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.


My Serendipity quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch. The fabric for this project was generously provided by Riley Blake Designs.


Lucky Row One is released today. Above, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected for row one.


The half-square triangles in this block were quickly made with Thangles.


Join us ...

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February 26, 2021
Free The Sewing Room Stuff Friday from Mama Spark's World

How is it Friday already??  I went through some of my fabrics that I have made a few quilts from and decided to liberate some more fabric.  I hope you will be excited to give my fabric a new place to call home.  My home is smoke free and cat friendly.  Buyer pays shipping.  PLEASE leave me an email if you claim something as otherwise I have no way to get in touch with you.  Shipping will be

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January 25, 2021
Oh Happy Hay Fabric by Sandy Gervais from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

I am sew excited to be working with a new line from Riley Blake Designs. Sandy Gervais is the creator of this whimsical line of Oh Happy Day fabric. This line was inspired by Sandy’s love for sunny days, “The bright sunny colors make me happy!” It features reds, yellows, blues, and greens. The way that those colors pop with the dark black background is perfect! An example of this is the main print. The line is bright and cheerful with inspirational quotes and is full of texture.

Oh Happy Day fabric from Riley Blake Designs

I recorded a video on New Year’s (when I unboxed ...

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December 15, 2020
Sparkling Table Runner Tutorial from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

New Year’s is right around the corner. Meaning the end of the year is less than 20 days away. Since I will be spending New Year’s hunkered down at home (in my bubble), I decided it would be fun to create an easy and fun project. SO… my New Year’s gift to you is a tutorial on how to make this Sparkling Table Runner. 

Spice up your table with a handmade table runner and decor from Crate and Barrel
Handmade Table Runner

The Sparkling Table Runner features large flying geese made up of half square triangles. For me, it is the perfect icon for the transition from 2020 to 2021 because I can’t wait ...

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October 13, 2020
The Farmers Market bag – DIY from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

We have stepped into fall here in Tucson and the mornings are so nice. This year, life has been truly altering and there are so many things that I miss doing. I love Farmers Markets! On Saturdays when I can find time to run, I like to park at the Farmers Market so I can check out a few booths and get a little exercise in. All before I start sewing. These cooler days have me wanting to get out and about, so I made the perfect bag to take shopping as soon as I am mentally ready to get ...

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October 2, 2020
Appli-Play! from Life in the Scrapatch


I am calling this "Appli-Play."

For a quilter who was once wrote many times that I was afraid of applique,

I have come a long way. 

Tutorial Coming Soon ... :-)

I am playing with these fabrics today.

This is Petals and Pots by Riley Blake Designs

I am also playing with the small cut off pieces. 

I have a sample project done that I hope to be sharing next week.

This pretty fabric is making a gloomy gray day bright and happy.

May your sewing place be bright and happy today.


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August 28, 2020
Garden Star 2 Quilt from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

This color palette!! I can’t get enough of it. I am not sure which color is my favorite, they are all so good. You guys this is New Dawn by Citrus & Mint Designs. Now this lady knows color. Each and every line Rachel creates for Riley Blake Designs has a perfect palette of beautiful colors. This one is packed with pinks, oranges, blues, and greens. I think the greens . . . yep, it’s the greens that got me. I can see a whole room designed around these colors and fabrics. Imagine a green desk, a quilty chair, drapes in the ...

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August 13, 2020
Wishing Upon a Falling Stars Quilt from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Falling Stars Quilt

I have been doing a lot of wishing and hoping and thinking and praying, planning and dreaming upon Falling Stars. Yes, another My Best Friend’s wedding reference. LOL. Such a great song. You guys, I have been dreaming about getting into this magazine for years!! I am ecstatic to present a quilt, which is in this month’s edition (August – Issue 88) of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, called Falling Stars Quilt. Hopefully the name is obvious to you and you see the movement in the colors from light to dark emulating a star falling in the sky.

Issue 88 of Love Patchwork and Quilting

I have ...

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April 24, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along: Finished Quilts from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ve finished our sewing adventure with the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along and we can’t wait to share some finished quilts with you! If you are just tuning in, it is never too late to join! Visit our kick-off post to get started. You can also check out all our monthly block round-ups here, pardner!


This finished quilt looks fresh-off-the-farm fantastic. It was made with all the beautiful Farm Girl Vintage fabrics by Lori Holt. Some of you sewed with the same or mixed it up with your own scrappy fabrics. We’ve loved seeing all the ...

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April 21, 2020
The Invasion of the Basic Fabric from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

I don’t know what is happening to me. For almost a decade I hadn’t made one single quilt using all solids fabrics. Now however, well . . . I just finished this quilt using Shades, a Basic Fabric (tonal) solid. I am currently working on a quilt that uses shot cotton (a woven solid). At the beginning of the year, I finished a quilt with Confetti Cottons, another basic fabric that is a true solid. Last year, I made a queen size quilt for Bluprint with what else? All solids. Even now, at this very moment, I have a pile of ...

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April 3, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along Part 6 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

What a ride! We’ve been sewin’ up a storm each week for the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along and we’re in the home stretch now. We’re sew excited to see your progress. If you’ve been following along you know that there are 45 blocks of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sampler Quilt inspired by Lori Holt’s rural roots. The namesake book, Farm Girl Vintage 2, also contains 13 new projects, including quilts, pillows and a pincushion that use these cute-as-can-bee blocks!

We covered blocks 29-38 last month, and now we’re catching up ...

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March 26, 2020
Quick Quilt Using Crazy Quilt Paper from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

This quilt is the easiest quilt I have ever made! Have you heard of Crazy Quilt Paper? It is an insanely simple way to make a quilt. Perfect for the quilt you need to make in a weekend or, even better, perfect for the beginner quilter. Lori Holt, an absolute genius, is the mastermind behind the product Crazy Quilt Paper. I am not sure if you have seen any of her other creations, but there are many ranging anywhere from note cards, ribbon, purse charms, pattern templates, and so much more. I dare you to click over to her site ...

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March 10, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Week 18 Rise and Shine Block 36 from In the Boondocks

Welcome to “In The Boon Docks”, 
my name is Lisa
and I am excited to share my block 
from the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Along 
Week 18
with Lori Holt from 
on Instagram

Farm Girl Vintage 2
This book has all
the fun farm blocks plus
patterns for pincushions, quilts, doll quilts,
and pillows!
It is available for sale at

I used a combination of Lori’s fabric with Riley Blake Designs!
Granny Chic
Bee Backgrounds
Modern Minis

I lost my Alphabitties from 
and spent a good amount ...

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