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APR

28

2016

100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along!

Welcome to our day of the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along!

This sew along features a collection of quilt blocks taken from different issues of “Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks” magazines. The blocks have all been reduced to 6 inches and are perfect for making a Sampler Quilt!

Our “Happy” block #273 was originally featured in the second issue!

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I’m re making it today in one of our newer fabric groups. In fact these fabrics are so new, the shop owners are just getting to see them!

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The group is called “Brighten Up” and will ship to the stores in August this year.

Now that my block is sewn … I’ve decided to make a mug mat. My current mat is old and stained so this is the perfect opportunity for a new mat.

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Some simple “cross hatch” quilting …

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And some binding … I’m ready to go!

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Should I use it for this …

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Or this …

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Maybe I should just make another since I can’t decide?

There will be a new block every week. So make sure to join in on the fun! For more information visit the Quilty Pleasures Blog or to catch up on any of the blocks you might have missed click here.

Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

APR

16

2016

We’re Away!

Mary and I are starting our adventure teaching in Switzerland!

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We’ll be out of the office until May 7th. I’ll be checking emails whenever I can when internet is available. Sorry for any delays getting back to you in these upcoming days but we’re having another great quilting adventure!

See you soon!
Barb

 

APR

12

2016

Moda Bake Shop!

Some of our “Dot Dot Dash” fabrics were recently featured on the Moda Bake Shop!

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Deb Gehringer of Monday Morning Designs made the cutest place mats!!

Thanks for your creativity!

Barb

 

APR

09

2016

Switzerland Event

Mary and I will teaching and having fun in Switzerland very soon!

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We’ll be at fabulous shop called Cotton and Color for 5 fun filled days!!

The fun starts on the evening of Wednesday April 19th. There will be a small trunk show with snacks served and some great prizes! We’re even giving away a quilt!!

Classes begin on Wednesday and Thursday April 20 and 21st. We’ll be teaching this Jelly Roll quilt …

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Our second class is on Friday and Saturday April 22 and 23rd. The project for this class is made using a layer cake …

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Both projects will be made with our new “Grow!” fabrics.

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We’ll be sewing together for 2 days on each project. We have some exciting bonus projects planned each day and lots of prizes to give away throughout all 5 days!!

You don’t want to miss this … so if you happen to be in the neighborhood … give us a yodel!!

Barb

 

APR

07

2016

Pattern Of The Month!

Our newest pattern of the month is …

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Wild Jelly Rolls 3 and 4!

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It’s one of our newest “Jelly Roll Series” patterns and is made using a jelly roll from our new “Grow!” collection.

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These fabrics have just shipped to the stores.

We had both quilts on display this past Quilt Market in Houston for all to see.

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These are just the cutest quilts and you get both great patterns for the price of one! And to make things even better it’s on SALE this month!

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Hope you enjoy this newest Patterns of the Month. It’s only $7.50 for a limited time. Downloads only please.

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Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

MAR

28

2016

APQ Quilt Along 2015 Finished!!

Well it took forever for me to do this post and finish this quilt!

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I joined the 2015 APQ Quilt Along …

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Featured in American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine April 2015 issue.

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With a little binding help from my friends … my quilt is finished and it only took about a year!!

I started the quilt soon after a fire started in my home. We were displaced when the entire roof, ceilings and all that were in it needed to be re built.

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We lived in an RV trailer in our backyard for about 6 months and my sewing space was limited to a very small table inside the RV and some makeshift sewing tables outside.

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I used our “Bandana” fabrics.

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The original quilt was done in traditional dark colors … but I went way outside the box.

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Lots of strip sets turned into 2 patches …

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Then into 4 patches …

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Into blocks …

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And eventually into rows!

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The quilt was sent away to the quilter and came back gorgeous! I love seeing how the quilting brings the quilt to life.

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This quilt took much longer to make than I had planned but I will always remember my outdoor sewing space and late night sewing in the old rental RV whenever I look at it.

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That’s what making a quilt should be … making memories!

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Happy Quilting!
Barb

 

MAR

23

2016

Grow In Progress!

Our newest fabric group “Grow” is here!
It arrived in the Moda warehouse recently …

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The boxes were opened and all those large rolls turned into bolts on the shelves …

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And MORE bolts on the shelves.

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The precut boxes were opened …

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Then jelly rolls, fat quarter bundles and all their precut friends shipped!
So be on the lookout!

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Grow is headed to your favorite Quilt Shop!

Barb

 

MAR

18

2016

25 Percent Off Celebration Sale!

We don’t do sales like this very often but we really want to celebrate!

We’re currently featured on The Quilt Show! (If you want to read more about that … just scroll down to the post below this one.)

Anyway … to celebrate International Quilting Weekend, The Quilt Show is opening their doors March 18-20 2016. On this weekend all quilters have FREE access to The Quilt Show programming!
So if you’d like to see our program and you’re not a Quilt Show member … no problem. Our show is number 1806.

Too make life even sweeter we’ve decided to discount ALL of our electronic patterns 25 percent!! Just use code MMS25.

The sale starts at 12am today and continues through Sunday at 12pm.

So if there’s something on your bucket list …

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Or something you’ve been wanting to try …

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This is the time to go for that pattern of your dreams at a 25 percent savings!!

Just remember, the sale code is MMS25 and this sale is open to ELECTRONIC PATTERN DOWNLOADS ONLY . It’s also for a very limited time.

Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

MAR

13

2016

We’re On The Quilt Show!

Our episode is finally here!
It’s been a long time coming and a crazy journey.
You might remember back to late 2014 …

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The day the crew showed up to film our show, the plumbing in my house backed up!
I jumped out of bed that morning at 2 am into ankle deep water … the film crew was arriving in a few short hours so I had to move fast. An emergency call to a plumber was made and we started mopping.

During the filming we had plumbers digging up the yard …

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And another crew trying to dry out my house. There were very powerful and noisy fans everywhere.

So when you watch our episode remember … we had no water or toilets and had to run down the street to McDonald’s to use the restroom.

Every time the camera started rolling I had to run from room to room telling everyone to be quiet and to turn off the fans. I also had to run outside to silence the backhoe!

I was stressed beyond belief and as soon as the film crew left Mary and I broke down laughing like crazy women.

What a day!!

The adventure continued a few weeks later when a fire started in my home, due to sparks getting into the attic during some wall repair caused by the flooding.

 

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I ended up living here …

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In my backyard for about for about 6 months.

This was the day that started it all!!

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And to make things even funnier, my husband was off having fun on the beach!!

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I hope you enjoy our little program! Our show is #1806 and it’s available now if your a subscriber.

If your not a subscriber to the Quilt Show … you can see our episode FREE March 20th  to March 27th 2016.

I”ll post that link when it’s available on the 20th.

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There’s also a promo/trailer on U Tube. You can watch that now.

As you watch … remember what was going on behind the scenes and have a good laugh!!

Barb

 

MAR

02

2016

Pattern Of The Month!

Our newest Pattern of the Month is …

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Milky Way!

It’s one that we did a few years ago using our “Hubba Hubba” fabrics.
Since the very first day we introduced the quilt, Mary has been saying that she wanted to make the quilt in different tones of blue solids.

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I didn’t hold my breath but slowly the blocks began to take shape.

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Over the years more and more of the quilt showed up at quilting retreats and late night sewing sessions. More and more of these pictures stared being saved on my desktop for the day I would get to use them.

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Finally we had some blocks finished in Savannah …

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I didn’t think the rows would ever be started! But her new resolution to finish some already started projects finally brought this new quilt back from our quilter.

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I have to admit that it was worth the wait!

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Try it in prints or solids … It’s a winner!

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Hope you enjoy this newest Patterns of the Month. It’s only $7.50 for a limited time. Downloads only please.

Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

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