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JUL

27

2016

Winner!

The blog winner of our Bella Solid bundle is …

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Pam!
I love these luscious colors you have assembled. Everything that you two do is delightful!

I will be contacting the winner by email shortly.

Instagram winners announced on Instagram.

Congratulations!

Barb

 

JUL

21

2016

Bella Solid Bundles!

Isn’t this the cutest 12 pack you’ve ever seen??

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They’re new Bella Solid fat quarter packs in our colors and they give the “12 pack” a whole new meaning!

These bundles of 12 fat quarters were introduced at Quilt Market this Spring.

There’s lots of fun things you can do with them …

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How about using one to make this 6th Grade quilt from our Precut Primer book?

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I love the quilting on this one!

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Or this Easy as 12 quilt …

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From our Simple Quilts book!

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These quilts weren’t originally designed using fat quarters, so we’ve decided to make things easier for you and created some new “Cutting Diagrams”.

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They’re available on our website under … “Cutting Diagrams”!

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These adorable bundles were shipped to your local quilt shop this June.

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Would you like to win this bundle?  We’re  giving away 2 bundles and there are 2 ways to win! Leave a comment below and and we’ll choose a blog winner!

Get a second chance to win on Instagram. Winners will be chosen at random sometime on Wednesday July 27. Good luck!!

Please visit the other designers for more chances to win!

Fig Tree

Bonnie and Camille

Kate Spain

Sweetwater

V and Co

Zen Chic

Be sure to visit their Instagram accounts too!!

Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

JUL

16

2016

Moda Bake Shop!

We’re in the Bake Shop again!!

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This table runner is absolutely darling!!

It’s made with our new “Brighten Up” fabrics that will be shipping to the quilt shops this August.

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Don’t you just love those flowers hand embroidered on the center blocks!!

Visit the Moda Bake Shop to get the free pattern and I’ll see you there because this is one that I think I have to have for myself!

The perfect project for …

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Thanks Jen!!

It’s adorable!!

Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

JUL

13

2016

Maker Valley!

I just got my T Shirts from Maker Valley!!

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I love them! They’re so cute and soft … and I can’t wait to wear one.

BUT I need to decide which one I’m going to keep and which one Mary gets?

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They both have attitude …

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I think I’ll have to flip a coin. I just can’t decide!

Be sure to visit the Maker Valley ~ Stately Type website to see all the fun T Shirts.

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Many are specifically designed for people who like to craft and sew. They get us!!

I think that could be because the owner Holly Lesue’ is a quilter??

I’ll be ordering again soon … especially if I decide to keep both T Shirts for myself!!

Happy Quilting!
Barb

 

JUL

08

2016

Pattern Of The Month!

Our newest Pattern of the Month is …

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The Double Wide Dresden!

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It’s one of our newest patterns and we debuted it at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City this past May.
It’s made using our new “Brighten Up” fabric collection.

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“Brighten Up” ships to the stores this August.

The typical Dresden has 20 segments and ours has only 10. That makes them double wide!

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Traditional Dresden is also 18 degrees … and ours is 36.

Plus there are no raw edges and the center forms a star! Our unique paper template is included in the pattern.

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It’s really a new twist on an old favorite … especially when you use bright fabrics.

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Fast, fun and easy!
We machine stitched around all the Dresden segments and it was quilted by our friend Sharon Elsberry.

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Hope you enjoy our newest pattern of the month.

It’s 25 percent off for a limited time. That makes it only $7.50! Downloads only.

Happy Quilting!
Barb

 

JUL

05

2016

June ~ Sew Sampler Box!

It’s here!
My June Sew Sampler Box!

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I know I’ve said this before but I love the presentation!
Every time I order something from the Fat Quarter Shop it looks like it was packed with love.

It’s full of wonderful things again too …

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And as usual …

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Bella has found her favorite item!

It’s such a treat getting my box of goodies every month. Thanks for doing such a wonderful box of surprises Fat Quarter Shop!

Happy Quilting!
Barb

 

JUN

30

2016

Splendid Sampler!

It’s our Splendid Sampler day!

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I’ve been waiting for this day for months and it’s finally our turn!
Our block is all about friendship and all the quilting friends we’ve made over the years.

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There are 4 Friendship Stars in our block that represent different groups of our quilting friends.

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These pictures are some of my friendly favorites! They make me smile.

The first star represents all the friends we made when we owned our quilt shop.

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The second star represents all the friends we made when we started designing patterns and attending Quilt Markets. Download your pattern here.

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I dare you not to smile at some of these!

The third star stands for all our shop owner friends who have supported us over the years and all the students who have become friends.

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The final star represents all the friends we made when we started designing fabric … which caused an explosion of friends!

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We’re blessed that quilting has enabled us to make friends all over the world so it’s fitting that our block in the Splendid Sampler stands for friends!

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Thanks Pat and Jane for including us in your splendid adventure and for being such good friends!

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I wish we could have fit a thousand stars into our block!

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Your friends,

Barb and Mary

 

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JUN

28

2016

A Special Thanks!

We want to give Sharon at Patches Indooroopilly a special thank you!

While at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City last month, she surprised us with the best gifts ever …

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A beautiful handmade pillow and my new favorite Australian candy … Red Frogs! Can you tell by my face how much I love these gifts? I’m almost hyperventilating. I think I’m drooling too.

We visited her shop in Australia last Summer and had a fabulous time meeting all her wonderful customers.

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What a thoughtful and beautiful souvenir of our trip. I quickly claimed the pillow as my own. Mary you loose this time. But I did share the Red Frogs.

She used our “Grow” fabrics and the block pattern is from our Precut Primer book, 11th Grade quilt.

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The back of the pillow is just as wonderful as the front …

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The details are beyond perfect. Look at this zipper …

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And the piping!  This woman can sew!

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Thanks for thinking of us. The Red Frogs are long gone but the pillow will be with ME forever.

Can you tell I LOVE this pillow!

Barb

 

JUN

24

2016

The Quilt Branch!

Our friend Susan Knapp at “The Quilt Branch” has a brand new book inspired by her new grand daughter!

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That’s Susan, the proud Grandma on the right. We’ve known Susan for years and love seeing her every Quilt Market.

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Her “Nursery” book is the latest in her series of books that use 6 half yard cuts. Additional yardage might be needed for accents and backgrounds.

The projects are for all skill levels. Anyone can put together six fabrics so it makes these projects super easy.

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I especially love this quilt! Not only does it work as a play mat but doubles as a place to store all the blocks.

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There’s cording along the four sides that allows you to gather it up for storage. Genius!

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The blocks are also good for causing trouble when they’re not tucked away in the storage quilt or with baby .

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Susan wore a super cute apron in her booth! I just had to show a close up of the pocket.

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There are 4 quilts plus bonus projects for the toys and accessories. The complete set of letters and numbers to personalize each quilt is also included.

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We’re so happy and thankful to Susan for using our fabrics in all the projects!

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To find out more about purchasing this book for your collection or store visit Susan’s Website.

Happy Quilting!
Hugs and much success with the new book!
Barb

 

JUN

21

2016

Moda Designer Roll Call!

Here it is!
Our after market “Designer Roll Call”. It’s a tour of the Moda designer area at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. I think this will be my my longest post ever so get ready!

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We had a new layout this time. The booths weren’t in rows. Each designer had two cardboard walls to work with and we all had a great time being so close to each other. It made for lots of visiting with our friends. I hope that we get the same display layout next time!

Lets start here at Me and My Sister Designs and “Brighten Up”!

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Mary just loves that she always gets to pose for this picture alone. I always promise that next year I’ll get myself in the picture.

New designer Shannon Gillman Orr and her group “Acreage”.

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Minick and Simpson aka Polly and Laurie with “Grand Traverse Bay”.

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Corey Yoder and “Sundrops”.

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Sweetwater aka Karla, Lisa and Susan with “The Treehouse Club”.

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I somehow deleted the picture I took of them in their booth so this one with the photo of them will have to do! It was a really cute picture too!

Jan Patek with “Fern Hill”.

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Brenda Riddle and “Fleurs”.

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Pat Sloan and “Hometown Charm”.

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Lisa Bongean and “Little Gatherings 2”.

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Janet Clare and “Flight”.

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April Rosenthal and “Prairie Grass Patterns”.

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Amy Ellis and her new book “Modern Heritage Quilts”.

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Sandy Klop with “Hop, Skip and Jump”.

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Alma from Blackbird Designs with “Wild Orchid”.

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Vanessa Goertzen with “Olive’s Flower Market”.

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Kathy Schmitz and “Count Your Blessings”.

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Lynne Hagmeier and “Oak Haven”.

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Sandy Gervais and “Plush”.

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Betsy Chutchian and “Hope’s Journey”.

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New designer Lydia Nelson and “Darling Little Dickens”.

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Stacy Iest Hsu and “Farm Fun”.

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Allison aka Basic Gray and “Saturday Morning”.

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Thimble Blossoms aka Camille and “Handmade”.

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Thimble Blossoms aka Bonnie and “Handmade”.

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New designer Debbie Maddy and “Shibori”.

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New designers Frannie and Jane and “Manderley”.

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Sherri and Chelsea with “Desert Bloom”.

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1 Canoe 2 aka Beth and “Hazelwood”.

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Laundry Basket Quilts and “Pumpkin Pie”.

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New designer Jo Morton and “Gratitude”.

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Erin Michael and “Meow or Never”.

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Joanna aka Fig Tree and “Chestnut Street”.

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Jen Kingwell and “Moving On Lawns”.

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New designer Stacy Bloomfield with “Thicket”.

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And last but not least and honorary designer Doug Leko and Holly Taylor’s “Country Road”.

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Welcome to Moda Spring 2016!

Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

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