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August 25, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: August blocks from Carried Away Quilting


I’m back today with another set of blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. The August block assignment includes three pretty blocks: Twin Star, Split Nine Patch, and Birds in the Air.


I thoroughly enjoyed making the Twin Star block. Fabric selection for this block was a snap. Once I decided to fussy cut a pink flower from Lella Boutique’s Nest collection, all that was left was to select two complementary blush prints for the star points. To add visual interest, I used the pale gray text print from Corey Yoder’s Strawberry Jam ...

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May 13, 2019
Strawberry Jam from Wedding Dress Blue

About a month ago (I am just getting around to sharing) Husband came home with two cases of strawberries purchased on a GREAT deal.  We’ll make jam!

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But, we couldn’t make jam that night.  And it didn’t happen next night.  On night three I came home feeling DONE with the world, and life in general, and mostly throwing a pity party for myself.  “We must make jam,” said Husband.  “I’ll prep the fruit.”
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Well, OK then.

So we went to work.  The kitchen was soon filled with sugary steaminess and good smells.

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And the fruit was ...

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February 25, 2019
Summer Moon: a sampler book by Carrie Nelson from Carried Away Quilting


Last week I received a lovely surprise in my mailbox. The kind folks at It’s Sew Emma/Fat Quarter Shop sent me a copy of Carrie Nelson’s new book, “Summer Moon,” which features a beautiful and unique sampler quilt. After spending some time looking at all of the pretty photos in the book, I zipped on over to my sewing room and made up one of the blocks, the Maple Star!


The sampler quilt is comprised of 24 blocks that are each made in three different sizes: 5”, 6 1/2” and 8” unfinished. The book includes setting ...

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