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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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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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December 21, 2020
Button Lovers Club 4: Merry Tidings from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Just Another Button Company’s newest Button Lover’s Club 4, Take Heart is a lovely series that will steal your heart and add a little love to all of your projects. Each bi-monthly box includes about 90 hand-dyed buttons, additional letter buttons to spell a word, and a few handmade clay buttons that fit the theme for that month. For November’s box, the club delivered some buttons that will put you in the holiday spirit! The theme is Merry Tidings and we have some coordinating projects you’ll want to try out!

This month’s shipment is inspired ...

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November 13, 2020
2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are “berry” excited to present the 2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 13 years. This will be the 14th annual Designer Mystery Quilt, and it’s sure to be a surprise.

Can you guess the rest? Here’s a little taste! This year’s quilt finishes at a generous 66.5″ x 84.5″. The Designer Mystery club runs from June 2021 through May 2022, and fabric and patterns for blocks one through twelve will be mailed around the 10th of each month.

Every year, the Designer ...

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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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October 1, 2020
Button Lovers Club 4: Family Gathering from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Just Another Button Company’s newest Button Lover’s Club 4, Take Heart is a lovely series that will steal your heart and add a little love to all of your projects. Each bi-monthly box includes about 90 hand-dyed buttons, additional letter buttons to spell a word, and a few handmade clay buttons that fit the theme for that month. For September’s box, the club delivered some buttons that will give you a sense of home and nostalgia! This month’s theme is Family Gathering and we have some coordinating projects you’ll want to try out!

This month ...

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September 8, 2020
New pattern: Buffalo Check Christmas Runner from Carried Away Quilting


I am a buffalo check girl. I have buffalo check pillows on our living room sofa, buffalo check napkins in the dining room, and even buffalo check curtains in the guest room. I recently debuted two new patterns, Buffalo Check Autumn and Buffalo Check Winter, which both feature this favorite motif. Today I have another fun pattern to show you, Buffalo Check Christmas Runner!


This holiday runner exudes timeless, homespun charm. Simple trees and scrappy stars rest upon a foundation of the classic buffalo check.  I laid out my new runner with some plates, napkins and simple greens.  Now I ...

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August 13, 2020
Announcing the Free Sewcialites Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Today we’re sew excited to debut our Sewcialites Quilt Along! We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options!

SEW together, STAY together

It’s difficult to see our quilty community in person right now, but we can SEW together to STAY together! This quilt along is a chance for quilters all around the world to connect each week for a regular sewing spree, try a variety of blocks, and ...

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July 26, 2020
Button Lovers Club 4: Pumpkin Bouquet from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Just Another Button Company is back again this year with a new theme! Just Another Button Company’s newest Button Lover’s Club 4, Take Heart is a lovely series that will steal your heart and add love to all of your projects. Each bi-monthly box includes about 90 hand-dyed buttons, additional letter buttons to spell a word, and a few handmade clay buttons that fit the theme for that month. For July’s box, the club delivered some buttons you’ll really fall for! This month’s theme is Pumpkin Bouquet and we have some coordinating projects you’ll ...

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June 26, 2020
Barn Style quilt . . . just because from Carried Away Quilting


Sometimes I have to make a quilt just because my heart tells me so. I bet that’s true for a lot of you as well. It doesn’t matter if I’m too busy or have other sewing projects that should be a priority, that desire to sew up a particular pattern with treasured fabrics is too strong to ignore.  And that’s how it was for me recently, when I stitched up the Barn Style pattern by Lella Boutique using some of my favorite fabrics.


I love everything about this quilt. The bold, over-sized blocks create a simple ...

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June 15, 2020
Bloom Topia: Release 10 (the final block) from Carried Away Quilting


I cannot believe that we are nearing the end of the Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop. Today I'm sharing the final block (Release 10) which is the large Richmond Block. The next time I post about my progress, I'll have all of my blocks sewn together and the borders attached! So be sure to check back with me on July 1.


The Richmond Block finishes at 18 1/2" square and is so easy to stitch together. For my center square, I used the navy text print from Sweetwater's Sweet Tea collection. Don't you ...

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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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