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August 1, 2019
August's A Time for All Seasons Blocks from Sew Incredibly Crazy

 Are you ready for our August blocks?
Here where I live, it is a little on the warm side.
So how do you cool off? 
With a nice slice of watermelon.

Here is our appliqué block 

Dog Days of Summer

You can find the pattern HERE.  

The second block is our pieced block.
A fast and easy log cabin block.

My Summer Log Cabin

You can find the pattern for it HERE.

If you have missed any of the blocks here 
they are.

July's Blocks
From Carla of Creatin In the Sticks
Can be found HERE. 

June' s blocks ...

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April 13, 2019
A surprise from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

One of the things I love about using the courier system to send/receive packages is that you get a notification that something is coming or when something arrives.

I recently used some fabric from Riley Blake Designs for a magazine quilt. The fabric and the resulting quilt are so darn cute. That was one of the boxes that I received from them a while back. That quilt is already made and delivered. Then I got a notification that I was receiving another package from Riley Blake Designs? Oh, what's in here as I hadn't ordered anything more ...

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April 10, 2019
Project Tutorials and Fabric Collections with Christopher Thompson from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We recently had the wonderful opportunity to have one of our very close quilty friends, Christopher Thompson aka The Tattooed Quilter (@the_tattooed_quilter), come visit the Fat Quarter Shop and make some video tutorials with us! Today, we are sharing the videos where Christopher shows us his newest fabric collections, Blossom, and beginner-friendly tutorials on some more advanced quilting techniques such as applique and foundation paper piecing.

Blossom Basics

Christopher’s newest basics collection, Blossom for Riley Blake Fabrics, is here! This collection comes in 40 different colors, from pastels to saturated colors (and a dash of metallics), and is so ...

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April 9, 2019
Pin Pals: Pin Cushion Projects with Carrie Nelson from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Who says pincushions have to look like tomatoes!? The sky’s the limit when it comes to these little patchwork pinnies. Carrie Nelson brings us a delightful selection of 40 patchwork pincushions in her book, Pin Pals. She visited the Fat Quarter Shop studio to film a few videos showing us how she assembles and personalizes each one of these little patchwork gems, and how you, too, can play with these tiny tuffets and make them your own.


Pin Pals by Carrie Nelson

40 Patchwork Pinnies, Poppets and Pincushions with Pizzazz (Martingale)

These pincushions are quick to stitch and so ...

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March 29, 2019
Tips and Tricks with Christopher Thompson from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We recently had the wonderful opportunity to have one of our very close quilty friends, Christopher Thompson, aka The Tattooed Quilter (@the_tattooed_quilter), come visit the Fat Quarter Shop and make some video tutorials with us! Today, we are sharing the video tutorials where Christopher shows us tips and tricks on how to photo your project, organize your quilting space, and ways to machine quilt and bind your projects.

How to photo your Project

You’ve made your project: hooray! Now it’s time to photo it for social media but the question is how. If you’ve checked out Christopher ...

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March 26, 2019
Spring cleaning, new Etsy shop listings and a new quilt project from Carried Away Quilting

Although we still have snow in the yard and ice on the lake, I’m hopeful that warmer weather is just around the corner. There are some positive signs: the robins are singing and the sun is shining longer each evening. My hopefulness translated into some spring cleaning in my sewing room, which meant a restocking of my Etsy shop!

I’ve been holding onto some much-loved charm packs, jelly rolls, bolt-end fabric and other bundles. I decided to let go of some treasured merchandise and list it in my Etsy shop. I hope you’ll find that special something ...

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March 8, 2019
Accidental Baby Quilt from Tea Rose Home

Have you seen the cute fabric line Gretel designed by my sweet friend Amy Smart for Riley Blake designs? I had a chance to work with them and I made a quilt top a few weeks ago. What? the quilt up above? NO. That isn't it. The picture below is the quilt top I made first. For some reasons, my dog always shows up from nowhere when I start taking pictures of my quilt and gets in the pictures. Sorry if you are not a doggy lover. ;) It is not quilted yet, but I love how it turned out ...

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March 5, 2019
The Hedge Rose Double Pinwheel Quilt from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Hedge Rose Fabric, Riley Blake Designs
Cutting fabrics for my quilt

Hedge Rose Fabric

Have you seen these fabrics?!! I am totally obsessed. Its colors are lush and lovely! They include light teals, rich reds, corals, deep navy blues, jean blues and bright greens. The designer of this blooming line called Hedge Rose is Kelly Panacci done for Penny Rose Fabrics (a division of Riley Blake Designs). The collection has so much depth and texture. The main print, full of large roses, is definitely my favorite. Kelly totally pushes the limits with each print. She uses one of my favorite classic designs, a simple dot, but adds a textured grunge to ...

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February 21, 2019
Show Your WIngs Blog Hop - American Style from Sew Incredibly Crazy

It is been awhile since I 
was able to join a fun blog, 
 seemed like the 
perfect time to do so.

I have a few blocks lying
around that needed to make themselves
into a quilt.

My Uncle Sam nutcracker
has been wanting a home
since the last blog hop 
I was able to participate in.

But he doesn't have wings.

I did decide a few months after him 
to make an eagle applique.
He definitely fit the bill 
of having wings
and this hop was about showing 
off your wings.

So, I ...

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February 14, 2019
Five DIY projects for your car from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Meow and Forever Fabric

Oh my goodness!! I just love this line. Its fishes just make me giggle. The cat whiskers and ears flood me with nostalgia because they make me think of a staple in my home growing up, muisjes (the American word would be sprinkles). Bread with butter and dark chocolate sprinkles was a totally acceptable breakfast for my Dutch parents. And don’t get me started about those cat heads. My Mind’s Eye created all of these mischievous fabrics for Riley Blake Designs. That green and pink combo has been enchanting all of my sewing projects ...

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January 29, 2019
Mary Elizabeth Butterfly Quilt from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

I am totally smitten over my newest quilt. Everything about it makes me smile. The fabrics I used in it are all designed by Christopher Thompson aka The Tattooed Quilter. This is his third line created for Riley Blake Designs called Mary Elizabeth. Its fresh spring feel has inspired some spring cleaning in my sewing room as well as this light and playful quilt. As soon as I saw the line at Market, I fell in love with the petals design because of its playfulness. When my package of fabric arrived, it was the main fabric that drew me in ...

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January 10, 2019
2019 Riley Blake Table Runner b from Abbi Mays

This is a fun table runner club beginning in March 2019 from Riley Blake! 

Table Runner Club provides one seasonally themed table runner in a kit complete with all the pattern and all the fabric to make the table runner packaged in a keepsake box each month for one year (backing not included). The cost is $34.95 per month + $4.95 shipping.

  May's table runner will be available in March 2019 with giving you over a month to make it.

The club runs from March 2019-February 2020.
Sign Up here: 
2019 Table Runner Club
This is ...

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January 4, 2019
The 12th and Final Block of the It's a "Wild" Life BOM from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Well, Can you believe 
that this is the final block to the 
This has been such a great adventure.
It has definitely been a little "Wild".

I am the lucky designer to close out our 
BOM for 2018.
It is called
"Forest of Trees"

It is 12 1/2" x 60 1/2".
You can find the pattern HERE
 The row of blocks is a mix between 
paper pieced and standard pieced.
So, it might be a new adventure 
for some of you.
but you will absolutely love the 
end result.

This block is available for free for the
entire ...

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December 14, 2018
Santa Snow Globe Wall Hanging – Christmas Project from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

News flash — We have less than two weeks until Christmas!!! AHHHHHH!! It’s the perfect time to show you what I have been working on. Ever since I made my Peppermint Way Table Runner, as I cut out the English paper piecing parts, I saw the hole of the ring as a snow globe. The peppermint ring had the perfect base for the globe, too. As I was working with the pinks and red fabrics from Jill Howarth and her Way Up North line for Riley Blake Designs, there was one Santa scene that kept speaking the word snow globe ...

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December 7, 2018
Christmas Projects – Santa Doorknob Bells from Brown Bird Designs Quilts


Guess what? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and Christmas decor is popping up everywhere. This weekend, while I was searching for some fun items to use in photos, I was totally sidetracked with a Michaels Christmas sale. A whopping 70% off all Christmas items, plus I had a 20% off my entire purchase. BAM. That’s how I roll! I love coupons. Wholeheartedly, I jumped into their marketing trap and came home with a few Christmas projects. I wanted to show you these shabby chic Doorknob Bells I got at Michaels. They are super cute the ...

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December 3, 2018
Fat Eighth Fruitcake with the Fat Quarter Shop from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Do you ever just look at a pattern and think
"Oh, I have got to make that one?"
Well, that's a crazy question.
I think as quilters, we
are always wanting to make
quilts that are so eye appealing.

When I set my eyes on 
the newest pattern from the

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies 

I knew that I wanted to join in 
on all of the fun.

This one is called
Fat Eighth Fruitcake.

A fun mix of hearts, flowers 
and vintage.
You can find the quilt kit 
for the above quilt HERE

For my version,
I chose the fabric collection
Vintage Adventure ...

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December 1, 2018
It's a "Wild" Life - A Midnight Picnic - 11th Block from Sew Incredibly Crazy

I am so happy to 
be the designer of the 
11th Block in the 
Yes, the 11th!!
We are so close to finishing up this 
BOM and what 
better way to join our 
"Wild" life but with a 
Midnight Picnic.

A Midnight Picnic can be found 
It is available for free for the
entire month of December 2018.
After that, it will be available for 
a small fee.
If you have missed our previous blocks, 
here is a quick recap.

 "Wishful Love"
You can find the pattern HERE.  

I "Moose" Go Camping
You can find the pattern ...

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November 16, 2018
November's It's a "Wild" Life Block from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Here we are at our 10th 
block for the 

This month's adorable block was
created by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.
She has outdone herself with another 
adorable little critter to add to our quilt. 

It is called "Wishful Love"
You can find the pattern for it HERE.  

The pattern will be free for the rest 
of November, so go and 
pick it up.
After that, it will be available for a small fee.

If you have missed our previous blocks, 
here is a quick recap.

I "Moose" Go Camping
You can find the pattern Here.

September ...

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November 6, 2018
Tis the season: Christmas quilts, runners and pillows! from Carried Away Quilting

We woke up to snow this morning! Granted it was just a dusting, and it has already melted. But let me tell you, those fluffy white flurries got me feeling all snuggled up inside. I was ready to pull out the holly and the ivy. It took every bit of restraint I had to leave the Christmas decorations in the storage room.

So instead, I thought I’d share some of my favorite holiday makes from the past couple of years. You can click on each project link for full details and more photos!

74” x ...

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October 24, 2018
Zakka Home book tour from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

Zakka (from the Japanese ‘zak-ka’(雑貨)or ‘miscellaneous things’) is a fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia. The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and appearance. (ref Wikipedia). I am very excited to join the Zakka Home book tour, hosted by Sedef Imer from Down Grapevine Lane. On my...

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