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May 3, 2020
Button Lovers Club 3: Happy from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Prepare yourself for some cute-as-a-button, buttons! Just Another Button Company’s newest Button Lover’s Club, Words with Buttons has bloomed and brought us some fresh springtime buttons. Each bi-monthly box includes a word pack with button letters to spell the word of the month, plus an assortment of handmade clay buttons. For March’s box, the club delivered some bright and colorful Happy Buttons that inspired a budding new project. Let’s take a look!

Button Lover’s Club: Happy Buttons

The March Button Lover’s Club 3 box was perfect for customizing Easter quilts and spring sewing projects ...

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May 1, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 7 from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I'm cruising right along with my Bloom-Topia blocks. Today I'm sharing my Release 7 blocks for this fun charity quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  



Our assignment was to make two long Geese blocks, each measuring 6 1/2" x 18 1/2".  One of the Geese blocks was then used as the middle portion of the larger block, the Geese and Gander block, which finished at 18 1/2" x 30 1/2". 


I introduced a bit of Sweet Tea fabric (by Sweetwater) into these blocks.  The navy with white pin dot is from ...

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April 1, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 5 from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends. I'm back today sharing three more blocks for the 2020 Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  These beautiful Release 5 blocks were so much fun to make.  


The Martha Washington Star Block features a festive pinwheel nestled in a traditional star. The pattern called for the background fabric behind the pinwheel to be neutral, but I substituted that for a soft green, which I think warms up the overall look of the block. 


We also made Magnolia Bud blocks this month. Once again I broke the rules. Instead of using a neutral fabric for the ...

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February 25, 2020
Button Lovers Club 3: Frost from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Prepare yourself for some cute-as-a-button, buttons! Just Another Button Company’s newest Button Lover’s Club, Words with Buttons has us feeling cozy and loving winter while we still can. Each bi-monthly box includes a word pack with button letters to spell the word of the month, plus an assortment of handmade clay buttons. For January’s box, the club delivered some wintery and whimsical buttons, the Frost Buttons, that inspired a few new frosty projects. Let’s take a look!

Button Lover’s Club: Warm Hearts Pillow

The January Button Lover’s Club 3 project is the Warm Hearts ...

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December 5, 2019
Button Lovers Club 3: Jolly from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Prepare yourself for some cute-as-a-button, buttons! Just Another Button Company’s newest Button Lover’s Club, Words with Buttons has us feeling festive and jolly, of course! Each bi-monthly box includes a word pack with button letters to spell the word of the month, plus an assortment of handmade clay buttons. For October’s box, the club delivered some wintery and whimsical buttons, the Jolly Buttons, that inspired two cute holiday projects. Let’s take a look!

Button Lover’s Club: Jolly Garland

The October Button Lover’s Club 3 project is the Jolly Garland project! It’s perfect for ...

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November 23, 2019
Sweetly Scalloped for Christmas from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I have another Christmas quilt to share with you today. This one is for my mom, and it’s based on my Sweetly Scalloped pattern. If I weren’t concerned about landing on the naughty list, I’d be tempted to keep it for myself. I love how it turned out, but more importantly, I know my mom will love it too.


Mom recently moved into a pretty apartment for the winter months, where she’ll have access to fun activities and lots of friendly people. We had a great time selecting new furniture for her winter ...

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November 22, 2019
2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew thrilled to present the 2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 12 years! This will be the 13th annual Designer Mystery Quilt and it might just be our favorite one yet. This year’s quilt is blooming with mystery and intrigue as each block is made in Bloomington by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, but the blocks’ designs are a secret!

Can you guess how the rest of it will look?  Here’s a portion we can show you! This year’s quilt finishes at a ...

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November 12, 2019
Christmas bed runner welcomes overnight guests from Carried Away Quilting


My Christmas bed runner is finished! I did a “decorating test-run” to see how it will look in our guest room with a few other holiday items, and I think the end result is warm and inviting. Now I’m torn, though. Do I put the Christmas décor away until after Thanksgiving, or leave it out and watch my husband shake his head and roll his eyes?


As I mentioned in my post a few weeks ago, a bed runner is a great solution if you don’t have time to make a full quilt, but you want to dress ...

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October 26, 2019
Christmas bed runner with Star Crossed Pines from Carried Away Quilting


Just the other day I was walking by our guest room and thought, “I wish I had a Christmas quilt to lay across the foot of the guest bed this winter.” You may be surprised to hear that I don’t have enough Christmas quilts for every bed and sofa in the house, but I don’t! Since Christmas is less than two months away (eeek!), I decided to make a bed runner instead. Here’s my first block.


Do you recognize the block? It’s from my Star Crossed Pines quilt pattern!  Doesn’t it have a cozy, homespun ...

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October 10, 2019
Button Lovers Club 3: Boo Buttons from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Prepare yourself for some cute-as-a-button, buttons! Just Another Button Company’s newest Button Lover’s Club, Words with Buttons just got spooky! Each bi-monthly box includes a word pack with button letters to spell the word of the month, plus an assortment of handmade clay buttons. All of the buttons are chosen to coordinate with a popular new fabric collection. For this August’s box, the club delivered some bewitching buttons, the Boo Buttons. The Boo Buttons box matches perfectly with the featured collection, Fab-Boo-Lous by Dani Mogstad by Riley Blake Designs!

The Fab-Boo-Lous Pillow Pattern

The August Button Lover ...

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December 29, 2018
Fancy Little Mug Rugs from Solid Stars from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
I have a fun little gift project to share today!



I made three little mug rugs, using
some 6 1/2" star blocks that I made
a short long time ago. 

{Ahem...time flies.}

You can read more about the Moda Sweetwater solid bundle
of fabrics that I used, in this post.




I had such fun stitching up these solid blocks!
I used one of them on the back of a little table runner,


Hmmm...solid blocks do tend to show "mistakes", 
don't they?
I'm pretty sure I've ...

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October 5, 2018
{ Home Sweet Hometown Christmas~ Log Cabin Quilt } from {The Sweetest Dreams}

It's been sometime since I've updated my blog but that doesn't mean I've been idle.
There's been a lot of sewing going on from quilts to tote bags to sewing machine accessories.

I'm really happy to be sharing one of my favorite quilts to date
{Home Sweet Hometown Christmas}


This quilt is made entirely of Sweetwater holiday fabrics that I've been hoarding saving for a few years. The collections included are Cookie Exchange, Holly's Tree Farm & Hometown Christmas.


All of their fabrics work so well together.


The backing is from Hometown Christmas ...

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