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November 27, 2018
Decorating for the holidays, quietly from Carried Away Quilting

I’ve been feeling quiet inside as we move into the holiday season. Not sad or depressed. On the contrary, I feel quite thankful and happy. But I also feel a sense of quiet. Maybe this is my mind’s way of fighting off the constant barrage of noise . . . from the television, the radio, the computer and the phone. So much information. So much news. So much to do. So much to make!

I’ve talked to other quilters who, like me, feel that being a quilter today is a bit like being a squirrel. We are constantly zipping about ...

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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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November 24, 2017
Single block "Star Crossed Pines" and other gift ideas from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! Today I want to share some holiday gift ideas with you. Christmas is just around the corner, and many of us are feeling disappointed that we didn’t get more homemade gifts accomplished during the year.  Well, I have two small projects that you could definitely complete before the holidays, plus another unique gift idea designed by a young artist!

Some of you are familiar with my “Star Crossed Pines” pattern, a 74” x 80” quilt featuring scrappy stars and festive pine trees. It turns out that just one block from that pattern makes a darling wall ...

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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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