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April 18, 2021
New pattern: Buffalo Check Table Topper from Carried Away Quilting

Last year you all shared a lot of love for my new buffalo check patterns, which included two bed quilts (Buffalo Check Winter and Buffalo Check Autumn) and the Buffalo Check Christmas Runner. I also heard from some of you that while you like table runners, you really prefer table toppers! Well, I aim to please, so I came up with a new pattern, my Buffalo Check Table Topper, which is really two patterns in one. Yes, this pattern will provide instructions to make either a Halloween or Christmas table topper for your home!

 


The Buffalo Check Table Topper finishes ...

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April 7, 2021
Star Crossed Pines: A finished quilt featuring Christmas Morning from Carried Away Quilting

Spring is slowly arriving in Minnesota. It’s a joy to hear the robins tweeting in the evergreen outside my window. I am so excited for my grass to green, the perennials to peek out from the soil, and the trees to bud. But we quilters also know that in a month or two, several wonderful Christmas and winter fabric collections will be hitting the stores, and we have to be prepared! As crazy as it sounds, now is the time to plan any quilts you may want to have completed by next Christmas. I hope that my Star Crossed ...

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April 5, 2021
Update: Fat Quarter Lattice Quilt is back from the quilter from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! I haven’t posted on my blog in about a month, and a few of you have noticed. I’ve received some sweet emails and messages, just checking in to see if everything is okay in the Carried Away Quilting sewing room. All is well here, I’ve just been busy behind the scenes.  I do have some fun things to show you in the coming weeks, including a new pattern.

Today I thought I’d share progress on a winter project that I just got back from the machine quilter, my Fat Quarter Lattice quilt. I ...

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March 25, 2021
Jolly Bar Book Volume 3 Quilt Along from In the Boondocks


Are you looking for some fun in April - May 2021?
Come join the Quilt Along with the 

Read about it here on


By the 


This 10” Ruler is great for 1/2” and 1” cuts!
Get it here 
Creative Grid


I’ll be using Maureen McCormick’s (Brady Bunch)
For Moda Fabrics!
Spring is in the air!

Join me, other bloggers, and the Fat Quarter Shop!
Let’s have some fun!
Lisa


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March 6, 2021
A classic sailboat pillow from Carried Away Quilting

Over the years I have collected a small library of quilt patterns and books. On evenings when I am too tired to sew but have quilting on my mind, I enjoy perusing them and pondering future projects. My husband approves of this pastime as well, because it means he gets to control the clicker and can watch golf, or fishing or some other sporting event on TV without me complaining.

Recently, we shared just such an evening of marital bliss . . . Brad watching “Wicked Tuna” and Taunja thumbing through her pattern collection . . . when I came across “Boat Day” by the Pattern ...

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February 26, 2021
Free The Sewing Room Stuff Friday from Mama Spark's World

How is it Friday already??  I went through some of my fabrics that I have made a few quilts from and decided to liberate some more fabric.  I hope you will be excited to give my fabric a new place to call home.  My home is smoke free and cat friendly.  Buyer pays shipping.  PLEASE leave me an email if you claim something as otherwise I have no way to get in touch with you.  Shipping will be

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February 17, 2021
Star Crossed Pines shines with Christmas Morning from Carried Away Quilting

How many of you talk to yourself when sewing?  Do you praise the pretty fabric you are pressing? Do you let out hoots of laughter or even exclaim, “YES!” when a block comes together just right? Do you repeat the cutting instructions to yourself aloud to make sure you’re slicing in the correct spot?

I’m not embarrassed to say that I do all of those things. (I also chew myself out when I make a mistake, but let’s not dwell on that.) This past weekend I was chatting up a storm to my own best sewing friend ...

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February 4, 2021
Harmony fat quarter quilt featuring Farmhouse Flannels II from Carried Away Quilting

Our nephew Adam will graduate from high school this May, and I’ve completed his flannel quilt with a few months to spare.  Last fall I asked Adam if he had any special requests for his graduation quilt, or if he would trust me to select the pattern and colors. He texted back, “I trust you Aunt Taunja. Go for it!”  He’s such a great kid. I hope he loves his quilt!


This past year I’ve made three quilts featuring the Farmhouse Flannels II collection by Primitive Gatherings for Moda: one for my husband, one for my son ...

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January 25, 2021
Star Watch: a Christmas quilt featuring Hearthside Holiday from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! Last October I shared sneak peek photos of another winter quilt I was working on, a Christmas version of my Star Watch pattern featuring fabrics by Deb Strain (Moda). This festive quilt is now complete, and yesterday I took several photos to share with you.


My daughter was home this weekend and commented that she hoped this quilt was for her, as she really loved the striking black and red, the buffalo checks and plaids, and the deer head motif. The traditional holiday elements have a slightly contemporary feeling thanks to that color combination, we decided. Sadly ...

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January 19, 2021
New pattern: "By the Hours" baby quilt and coordinating pillow from Carried Away Quilting

Several years ago, I made a simple patchwork quilt of five-inch squares for the new granddaughter of a dear friend. I was tickled to learn that the baby’s mother was using this quilt to track her daughter’s growth!  Each month she took a photograph of the baby on the patchwork quilt, documenting how she stretched in length. This was this inspiration for my newest quilt pattern, By the Hours.

 


I’ve always loved the simple beauty of the Hourglass block. The name alone, indicating passing time, makes it fitting to use in a baby’s growth quilt. In ...

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January 12, 2021
super tote from Charm About You


I am just so THRILLED with this bag! I searched for a long time for just the right pattern to sew, as this was a Christmas gift for my mum. Like me, she is particular in what she wants in a bag - a good size, big enough to hold A4 documents/files, a zip closure, pockets and long enough handles to be worn over the shoulder. This hit every need and it was a joy to make. I've honestly learnt so very much making it (read on for the specifics), I'm really happy with the combination of prints ...

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January 11, 2021
Free tutorial: Fat Quarter Lattice Quilt from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends!  Today I’m happy to share a new tutorial with you, the Fat Quarter Lattice Quilt. In December I shared my original version of the quilt with you, promising that I would follow up with a free tutorial. Armed with some beautiful Holly Taylor prints that I purchased from LouLou’s Fabric Shop, I was able to make a second quilt, testing my instructions and taking photographs along the way. I think you will find this to be a fun and easy project, and one that will look terrific in any fabric collection you choose!

 


Fat Quarter ...

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December 27, 2020
Lattice style quilt featuring Folktale from Carried Away Quilting


Even with the restrictions caused by the pandemic, our small family managed to have a lovely and festive Christmas celebration. Although we truly missed gathering together with extended family, we seemed to treasure our simple holiday even more because of it. Now that the gifts have been given, I have another quilt to share with you which I made for our son’s girlfriend, Emilee.





We weren’t able to celebrate with Emilee in person. As a young nurse at a large hospital, she was scheduled to work both Christmas Eve day and Christmas Day. But our son celebrated with ...

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December 16, 2020
Finally . . . a flannel quilt for Brad from Carried Away Quilting

Last spring, I made a college graduation quilt for Haley’s boyfriend. When I showed it to my husband, he asked, “Is that for me?” He knew darn well that it was for Cameron, but I felt a twinge of guilt. I realized I hadn’t made a quilt just for Brad in several years. When I told him that I’d make him one for Christmas, he asked for an exact replica of Cam’s quilt. Even though it won’t be much of a surprise, I’m still excited to see him open his present next week. I ...

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December 4, 2020
Vintage Bouquet Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Vintage Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! If you love Marcia Brady as much as we do, get excited! 

Last year, Maureen McCormick (aka Marcia Brady) visited Missouri to meet Jenny. Maureen is an avid quilter and just as sweet in person as she was on TV. (Click HERE to watch the video!)

The Vintage Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Now, Maureen has her own fabric collection with Moda, and Jenny used it to whip up a flower applique quilt made with quick and easy half-square triangles. 

These pretty blocks can be laid out in dozens of ways. And whether you choose pinwheels, chevrons, or square-in-a-square, you’ll have a groovy ...

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December 1, 2020
Countdown to Christmas 2020 – Winter Frost from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

Welcome December and welcome to the Modabakeshop Countdown to Christmas 2020. This year’s theme is Winter Frost. The Moda Bakers will be sharing a block each day, so make sure you visit the Bakeshop in December to bake your own delightfully, chilled quilt. Dec 1 starts with my winter palace block – 18″ x 18″...

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November 19, 2020
Fabric kits for Buffalo Check Winter from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! I’m popping in quickly to let you know that LouLou’s Fabric Shop has restocked fabric kits for my Buffalo Check Winter pattern!  LouLou’s offered kits when the pattern released in August, but they quickly sold out. Here's your second chance to nab one!



Remember, the pattern is a digital (PDF) pattern which needs to be purchased from my Etsy shop. The fabric kits are available directly from LouLou’s.

That’s the post. I told you I was popping in quickly. Have a great day everyone!

~Taunja



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November 15, 2020
Christmas quilts out early this year from Carried Away Quilting

This weekend I was seized by the desire to decorate for the holidays. I don’t usually pull out my Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. But this year is different. We’ve had three snowfalls since the middle of October. Our extended families won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving due to the pandemic. I rarely leave the house anymore. I’m not whining or complaining, I’m just deciding to make the best of it and give myself a warm hug. As one of my Instagram friends said, “Bring on the merry!” That’s exactly what I decided to do all ...

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November 8, 2020
Free block pattern: Snazzy Snowflake from Carried Away Quilting

This past week we experienced unseasonably warm weather.  November high temps in the 70s are rare in Minnesota. The snow we received in October disappeared quickly, and we were able to get outside to finish our autumn yard chores and enjoy the sunshine.  But mother nature can’t fool me.  I know that bitter cold and mounds of white stuff are just around the corner. So, I embraced the inevitable and sewed up this pretty snowflake pillow.


I’m pleased to tell you that the snowflake block is a free pattern from Highway 10 Designs, a Canadian based design team ...

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November 1, 2020
Christmas Economy Blocks from Carried Away Quilting

I got a little sidetracked this weekend, quilting friends.  I had fully intended to organize the scrap baskets and shelves in my fabric closet. Unfortunately, I was easily distracted by a bin of festive Sweetwater Christmas prints I had saved from past projects. So instead of organizing, I found myself cutting and sewing. Before I knew it, I had made four holiday Economy Blocks to share with you.


Just in case you missed my most recent posts, I’ve provided a detailed tutorial on making these 4 1/2” Economy Blocks from your stash. Let me warn you though, you ...

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