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October 19, 2018
Garden Star One Quilt Pattern Re-Release from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

The Fabric

 

Are you ready for a blast from the past?? I found the sweetest floral line called Lemonade Sundae for this Garden Star One quilt. I love the vintage vibe of the fabric line. I feel like it’s from the thirties. My heart just sings when I look at it! Heart Flower Green is my favorite fabric from the line. There is just something about that green. I love that color so much, I even have green heels in that same color (LOL). The brilliant creator of this line is Leonie Bateman; she designs for Penny Rose Fabrics ...

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October 15, 2018
Festival Quilt Finish from Wedding Dress Blue

This is my major charitable quilt for the year. It is based on donated fabric from Riley Blake and a modified pattern and will go to the annual Festival of Trees in December.

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I like the pieced binding and the back.

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I don’t have to love a quilt to know that someone will love it.

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It will warm the heart and body of a child, surely.

 

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October 8, 2018
Milk Can Quilt Block & Grocery List from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Milk Can Quilt Block & Grocery List

Milk Can Quilt Block

In the ’30s, my Opa (Grandpa) delivered milk all around a small city in Holland, Zandvoort aan Zee. Although I never met him, I like to imagine him riding his bike with a cart of jars full of milk. Leaving them on doorsteps for families. When I talked to my mom about this post I learned it was actually a horse and wagon he used for delivery.  My very favorite story about him is the reason why he was put into a work camp for six months during WWII. A few British soldiers’ plane had been ...

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October 1, 2018
Gone Batty Quilt and Pattern Release from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Welcome to my Birthday Bash Month. I will be sharing fun things with you the whole month of October, like new patterns, giveaways, tutorials and more. Yes. It’s true, I was born on Halloween. Although my mother wished, hoped, and most likely prayed that I wouldn’t be born on that day, I was. She feared that I would be called a witch, or worse, so she proactively dressed me as a pumpkin for the holiday. I grew to love my birthday and all it had to offer. Things like candy, funny songs, school carnivals, and dressing up as ...

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October's It's a "Wild" Life Block from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Here we are at our 9th 
block for the 

This month's adorable block was
created by Joan of MooseStash Quilting.
With a name like MooseStash, 
what would you expect for her to 
create for the October block?


Well, an adorable little moose 
and a cute little friend.
It is I "Moose" Go Camping
You can find this cutie Here.

The pattern will be free for the whole
month of October.
After that time, 
it will be available for a small fee.
If you have missed any blocks, 
this is the rest of the years.

September's Block 
You can ...

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September 20, 2018
Autumn brings a new adventure from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends!  I’m happy to say that our move is complete!  We've settled into a home on a small lake just a few miles north of the town where my husband now works. We are centrally located to most of our family and friends, which is wonderful. We are so excited to begin this next adventure. 


My husband is a fisherman, and our whole family enjoys spending time on the water. It’s my dream that we’ll live here for many years, and one day there will be grandkids playing on our little beach.


Most of ...

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September 19, 2018
Salty Creations- Fabric Weaving & More from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Fabric Weaving

Before I get to todays scheduled blog post on Salty Creations, I wanted to take a moment to pray for all of those affected by hurricane Florence. I hope everyone stays safe, find shelter, and gets the items they need. My heart goes out to them. It is in times like these I wonder how I can make a difference… When I searched for hurricane Florence I found this on the PBS website. Google is matching donations made to the American Red Cross. That is amazing!! 

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September 11, 2018
Meet Dodi Lee Poulsen, Teacher, Pattern Writer, and Fabric Designer from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Today I have a special treat for you. I am sharing my interview with Dodi Lee Poulsen. Recently I was able to create a project with her newest fabric line called Simply Happy for Riley Blake Designs. When she reached out to me about sharing the project on her website, I had to know more about her. I was fascinated to learn about all she has done in our industry and delighted that she agreed to talk about her journey.  Designing fabric is something that intrigues me and I love learning about how other people built their business. Everyone say ...

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September 3, 2018
Pretty Pansy Quilted Wall Hanging Tutorial from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Simply Happy Fabric

It’s here! It’s here! Simply Happy fabric is now available online and in LQS everywhere. It is a fun and incredibly cheerful new fabric line from Riley Blake Designs. The colors are refreshing and perfect for that summer project you have been procrastinating about making. Or if you have been looking for a summer project but haven’t found one yet, the Pretty Pansy Quilted Wall Hanging is just the one for you.

My absolute favorite print of the line is the border print. The whimsical flowers at the bottom are wonderful, but it is the tall dainty ...

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September 1, 2018
September's It's a "Wild" Life Block from Sew Incredibly Crazy



Here we are already
(where did time go) with
the September Block for the 




This month's adorable block was
created by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.
Is it not the cutest?

September's Block 


You can find the pattern HERE.

The pattern will be free for the whole
month of September.
After that time, 
it will still be available for a 
small fee.
If you have missed any of the blocks, 
this is what we have so far.



August's Block


Home at the Cabin
You can find the pattern HERE.

July's ...

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August 17, 2018
Sew Together & Finish Your Cricut Riley Blake Quilt Kit from Stitching Through Life Blog

Sew Together & Finish Your Cricut Riley Blake Quilt Kit

Sew Together & Finish Your Cricut Riley Blake Quilt Kit!  Trying to support you in having no UFO’s (Unfinished Projects)!  I really want to give you all the tools to complete your quilt!

Getting Cozy with a Tribal Throw Christmas Quilt web

This Tribal Throw Quilt is so COZY that I made myself some hot cocoa and lite the fireplace!  It was so cozy that my Cavalier Spaniel, Lady, had to come snuggle too!

Here is the video all about finishing the Tribal Throw from Facebook! I’m sorry it went a bit fuzzy, as I was streaming live to ...

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August 6, 2018
How to cut Riley Blake Quilt Kit Fabric on the Cricut Maker from Stitching Through Life Blog

How to cut Riley Blake Quilt Kit Fabric on the Cricut Maker

How to cut Riley Blake Quilt Kit Fabric on the Cricut Maker

Let’s use a Riley Blake Cricut Comfort and Joy Quilt Kit to cut out fabric with the Cricut Maker!  This Possibilities Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Comfort and Joy Fabric Collection will make a Tribal Throw Quilt.

In this video, I will show you how to prep your fabric and start cutting it out on the Cricut Maker.

Steps introduced in the video above:

Cricut Easy Press Iron Fabric 2

Press your fabric with the Cricut EasyPress to put on ...

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It's a "Wild" Life August Block from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Here it finally is...
The August Block for the 


So sorry for the delay.
I hope that it was worth waiting for.



I was the lucky designer for this month's block.
The pattern for the block
can be found HERE.

I am so sorry that the block 
was a few days late, 
but I have been under the weather
for the last couple weeks
and it hit me pretty hard.
Thank you all for your understanding.


The pattern will be free for the whole
month of August.
After that time, 
it will still be available for a 
small fee ...

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August 4, 2018
New Charitable Project from Wedding Dress Blue

It is that time of the year again–time to make a quilt for the local children’s hospital’s Festival of Trees (and more…).

Riley Blake, based here in Utah, donates bags of mystery fabric.  A quilter can pick up a bag and turn it into anything they like.  Not all fabric must be used in a single project. Donated items are then sold to provide services and charitable treatment for young patients.IMG_3526

This is my fabric this year. Hmmm….Maybe black sashing and an interesting black-and-color back???

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July 30, 2018
Sew Sampler Reveal July 2018 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Get ready for a fun, summer adventure all packed inside our July Sew Sampler box! Learn how to make a Dresden plate, practice basic applique’ skills and embellish with fun notions like Vintage Trim. Let’s dive right into this reveal.

We have a lot of fun boxes ahead of us, if you’re not already signed up for this membership, do so by visiting our website!

Petite Vintage Adventure Rolie Polie by Beverly McCullough for Riley Blake Designs
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive Precut

Embrace the day with Vintage Adventure by Beverly McCullough for Riley Blake Designs! This 20-piece Rolie ...

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July 19, 2018
How to Plan a Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Cricut Maker from Stitching Through Life Blog

How to Plan a Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker Possibilities Quilt Kit with Riley Blake Designs Comfort and Joy Fabric is a quilting treat together!  Have you seen a quilt kit that can become one of four quilts?

Cricut Riley Blake Possibilities Quilt Kit Comfort & Joy

Which quilt would you make with the Comfort & Joy fabric?  Checkmate Quilt? All Wrapped Up Quilt?  Star Burst Quilt?  or Big Star Quilt?    To see this quilt kit for sale in the Cricut Online Store click here.  

Cricut Riley Blake Possibilities Quilt Kit Comfort & Joy Tribal Throw Quilt

But wait….  There is more… in Cricut Design Space there is a Tribal Quilt that also works with the ...

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July 5, 2018
Monday, Monday! from quiltscapes


I've been playing with some fun fabric lately - the cutest little "laundry day" fabric designed by Jill Finley (Jillily Studio) for Penny Rose/Riley Blake Designs - Monday, Monday.  Love these colors and the little clothes hanging on the line.  Reminds me of when I was a little kid in the days before we had a dryer.


Birds on the clothesline and other adorable details in the fabric make me smile.


Typically, Monday is laundry day.  At least that's what was stitched on Grandma's dishtowel sets when I was a kid.  And this was the ideal fabric to ...

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July 1, 2018
It's a "Wild" Life July Block from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Here we hit the half way mark on 
our Block of the Month.

I hope you are all 
having as much fun as we 
are!!

Here is our block for July.


A super adorable fisherman!
It is designed by Carla of 

You can find the pattern HERE.


It will be free for the month
of July, after that there
will be a small fee.

If you have missed the other 
blocks, here is a quick recap.

June's Block



 Owl Tree block.
The pattern can be found HERE


May's Block


Bear Paw
The pattern can ...

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June 25, 2018
The Peppermint Way Quilt & Table Runner from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

I am totally smitten over a new line by Jill Howarth called Way Up North. She created it for Riley Blake Designs and it’s absolutely adorable! I love it all! This is a great line for fussy cutting because it has cute snowmen, whimsical Santas, peppermints, snowflakes, and so much more. Having it in my sewing room has led to daydreams filled with merry carolers on streets decorated with Christmas lights and drinking from mugs of yummy peppermint cocoa. A street I have been calling Peppermint Way. I know, I know it’s only June, but this girl has ...

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June 22, 2018
Riley Blake Fabrics – Not So Basic from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends! I am thrilled to share with you that I am on the Riley Blake Fabrics Not So Basic team! We will be sharing projects using Confetti Cottons, Kisses, Hashtags, Shades and the ever popular Swiss Dot! Riley Blake sent us a fun box of goodies for the start of the program and they sent me some extras – […]

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