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It’s February 15th and time for block two of Snapshots, the Fat Quarter Shop quilt-along.  You can find the free block on the Jolly Jabber blog and it’s the perfect one for all of us.  It’s the sewing machine block! Just think, you can make a sewing machine any color you’d like!  This block is quick, easy […]

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February 15, 2015 - 8:47 am

Hildy - Love the fabrics you’ve used for your sewing machine!

February 15, 2015 - 11:45 am

DeAnna Dodson - So cute! :D

February 16, 2015 - 7:26 am

mimi'sdarlins - What a great block! I don’t have time for a QAL right now, but this sure looks like one to collect blocks and sew later… each block in itself would be a darling wall quilt or pillow :)

February 16, 2015 - 9:32 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Love the block, would look good made into a sewing machine cover, Lorraine

Designer Mystery has me dreaming of far away places

Take 12 Moda designers, add some Moda fabric, ask each designer to design a block and what do you get?  It’s another wonderful, cute,  fabulous Designer Mystery Quilt that you’ll find at The Fat Quarter Shop! Rows of houses and snowmen.  It’s such a cute quilt, and I designed one of the blocks for it.  As the mystery […]

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February 11, 2015 - 5:40 am

Barb - Hi Anne- well, I couldn’t find the quiz to take but that Quilt of the Month is just wonderful. I love your idea of personalizing it, too.

There are so many wonderful designers and such great ideas – who can keep up,with all of them? It’s so much fun to see all the creativity, imagination that is out there – so great and so much fun!!

Thanks for sharing thismwithnus!!

February 11, 2015 - 6:56 am

mimi'sdarlins - I seem to be the Grandma’s Cottage quilt block…can’t say it surprises me :) Love your vacation pics…if we ever make it back to England, the Cotswolds are at the top of my list. I’d spend the entire trip seeing the English countryside (with a quick stop at Cath Kidston of course).

February 11, 2015 - 8:47 am

Hildy - I’m a quilt shop quilt block whatever that is I’m sure it’s something good;-)

February 11, 2015 - 10:16 am

Janice King - I’m the “Grandma’s Cottage” block!! LOL! Guess that about sums me up. Looking forward to the 2015 Block of the Month quilt.

February 11, 2015 - 11:17 am

Lorraine Isaac - For some reason I am the church block, it’s a mystery all right, lol

February 11, 2015 - 11:36 am

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, what lovely pictures!

I’ve been to England several times, but it’s been several years since the last time. I miss it! Such a beautiful place, such nice people and all that history! Now I’m dying to go back. :D

February 11, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Sandra - I’m the “Post Office Block”. Thanks for the photos of the Cotswolds. I’ve read the Agatha Raison books by M.C. Beaton, which are set in the Cotswolds. It was great to see the actual place where the books are set. I would love to visit there some day!!

February 12, 2015 - 4:32 am

Alicia Key - Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Oh those fat quarter bundles

If I owned a factory the first thing I would buy is a machine that cuts fat quarters.  Then I’d buy a machine that folds, one that presses and one that collates.  Since there’s no chance of a factory coming my way, I’m in a studio with rulers, rotary cutters, irons and a few helpers.  Over a two-week […]

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February 10, 2015 - 10:00 am

LINDA - HI,it’s Charming Collection,for sure!

February 10, 2015 - 11:49 am

DeAnna Dodson - That’s what you get for making everything SO cute! :D

I think I must have one eventually, but I’ll give you time to catch your breath.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 10, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Pat Godkin - Congratulations on the culprits and Snow Happies being a hit outta the park!

February 10, 2015 - 5:12 pm

Barb - Such beautiful fabric, so many fabulous ideas – Snow,Happy Hearts & quilt ideas.

You’ve tempted us with just too much to resist. Good job!! :-)

February 10, 2015 - 6:38 pm

Anne Marie - I hope you will keep cutting – can’t wait to order this fabric bundle. Please let me know when they are available! Thanks.

February 11, 2015 - 3:02 am

Christine B. - Anne, I am not surprised you have been busy…. this fabric is absolutely stunning! Love the ribbons too! :) xx

February 11, 2015 - 6:37 am

mimi'sdarlins - Sorry you’re so swamped….but how nice to have so much business you can’t keep up. It doesn’t surprise me that these little projects are so popular, the fabric and trims are just darling :)

February 11, 2015 - 11:19 am

Lorraine Isaac - Imagine snowmen all year long, doesn’t get any better than that, lol, Lorraine

February 12, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Karen Dobbs - They’re adorable. I’ll stay tuned to see if more fat quarters will become available. I won’t order the embellishing kit until I know about the fat quarters. Thanks much!

Fast, fun and easy layer cake quilt

Sewing with a Layer Cake is so much fun!  Add a charm pack (or 5” squares) and you’re on the road to success.  You can make a quilt in just one weekend, start to finish!   So, when The Fat Quarter Shop asked me to try their new Layer of Charms pattern I just couldn’t wait! […]

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February 9, 2015 - 4:57 am

Patricia Cash - Great quilt for Valentines, Christmas, 4th July, St Patrick’s Day, on and on. I see lots at my home and gifts!

Thank you,

February 9, 2015 - 8:35 am

mimi'sdarlins - Very cute topper, and even better made with your Mistletoe Lane fabrics! The rick rack is such a nice little touch, and I like the way you’ve separated the pieced area from the border. I agree about layer cakes and charm packs, they make it easy to get a project done in no time. Thanks for sharing the link :)

February 9, 2015 - 9:22 am

Hildy - Love the ricrac you’ve added!

February 9, 2015 - 10:19 am

Renee - I love the addition of ric rac…what a nice touch!

February 9, 2015 - 12:56 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, the ricrac is darling! Thanks for sharing. :)

February 9, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Barb - Oh this is so clever & “charming” (okay, I couldn’t resist,)

Thanks for sharing this with us – I’m going to try to figure out where I can make time to make this!!

February 9, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Vicki H - Love the ric rac, what a great idea! How nice you are ahead of the game with a holiday topper already done.

February 9, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Love the pattern, looks easy, thanks for the inspiration

February 9, 2015 - 8:55 pm

Kimberly - How fun, I can’t wait to try it :0)

Love your newest fabric line, I am using it to make my snowmen ornaments.

Happy Sewing

February 10, 2015 - 3:21 am

Christine B. - What a lovely quilt… thank you for sharing the link to the pattern…. I am off to print it out right now! Hugs! :) x

February 10, 2015 - 11:03 am

Myra - Your quilt made a lovely table piece!

February 10, 2015 - 7:52 pm

Lori Morton - What a beautiful Tablecover! Looove it! & I love RicRac! Awesome job! :)