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11

2015

2015 Designer Mystery Hop!

I just love these blog hops and I love a good mystery!

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Today we’re visiting with all the designers involved in the Fat Quarter Shop 2015 Designer Mystery Quilt! The fabrics in the 2015 Mystery Quilt were designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. So if your a fan of her designs like I am, your sure to love these fabrics!

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I truly wish that I could share our block NOW! You have no idea how hard it is for me to keep a secret but I don’t want to ruin any fun. I love house blocks and I’m not sure why I don’t do more quilts with them? Our house block looks just like the two of us!

Please visit the other Designers participating in this fun event!

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The gals over at the Fat Quarter Shop also thought up a fun quiz to go along with this event!

Click on over and find your “Block Personalty “.

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I found that I’m the “Post Office Block”. I’ve never heard of that one before so I learned something today!

Sign up for this great new Mystery Series today!

Barb

 

FEB

10

2015

New Pattern Of The Month!

Every month we feature a new pattern download and put it on sale!

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The bargain for this moth is Dandelions! It’s one of our newest patterns. I love a good repetitive block. I have a thing for “factory” sewing and sometimes I just like to sew the same thing over and over.

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Dandelions is made using 16 fat quarters and our new Bandana fabrics.

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You get a bonus “mini” quilt project included in the pattern booklet. You can see a bit of it here under the fabric bundle.

Hope you enjoy the new pattern of the month. It’s only $7.50 for a limited time. Downloads only please.

Barb

 

FEB

08

2015

APQ Four Patch Quilt Along Update!

Are you quilting along with me?

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I’m making the “Scaptacular” quilt by Edyta of Laundry Basket Quilts. It’s featured in the newest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine! There are 3 great quilts to choose from.

I selected a bundle of our new Bandana Fabrics to get me started!

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This past week I’ve been pressing my fabrics …

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And cutting my strips …

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I mixed them all up in a plastic tub and then spent a few hours here and there sewing my strip sets together!

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Yesterday I was able to sneak in a few minutes to press my strip sets.
Today I’m cutting my 4 Patch segments.

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With just a few stolen minutes everyday I’m making progress!
You could join us!

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Me and My Sister Designs
Bonnie Hunter
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The Quilted Moose
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Quilt Jane
Jo Morton Quilts
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Linda Collins
Primitive Gatherings
Lissa Alexander
Shea Henderson
Sherri McConnell
Thelma Childers
Lella Boutique
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Lets see how far I get this week!

Barb

 

FEB

05

2015

New U Tube Video!

Mary and I make a short “guest” appearance on another fun Fat Quarter Shop video!

Give it a try!
Barb

 

FEB

02

2015

Doggie 911

This weekend our dog Bella fell off the steps leading into the RV … that we’re staying in … while the house is being fixed … in our backyard.

Away we all went to the Dog ER Friday night. We had 2 panting, screeching, upset dogs. Yes … Frasier dog was having sympathy pain and anxiety so we had to bring him along. By the time we arrived at the ER I think I was the one who needed treatment! We were there until 2AM.

Then Saturday at noon another trip to our regular vet.
The patient is resting comfortably on pain medication and steroids.

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We’ve converted the sleeper sofa in the RV to a doggie hospital bed.

We also have a new dog ramp leading to the RV with an ugly carpet on the end. I have no idea what the carpets function is but I guess my husband thought it was a nice touch. I choose my battles these days.

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The ramp is 8 feet long and built for a tank BUT no more falling dogs! OMG! Does it look like that tire on the trailer is going flat? I’ll just worry about that another day …

It rained here all weekend so they’ve both had fun tracking lots of mud into the trailer and hospital bed.

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You just can’t make this stuff up!
Barb

 

FEB

01

2015

Quilt Along With Me!

I just received my newest APQ in the mail!

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I’m so excited to be a part of the Quilt Along! This a a first for me. I’ve never tried anything like this before, so if you can say the same thing … or even if you can’t … quilt along with me!

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Hopefully this will keep me on task and I’ll have a quilt FINISHED at the end.
I’ve chosen to do Edyta’s Scraptacular quilt.

I’ll bet you all thought I’d go for the bright one didn’t you!
Well … I’ll still be doing a bright quilt but at the same time I’ll be showing a totally different look for this quilt!

This should be FUN!
Quilt Along with me!
Barb

JAN

29

2015

We’re On The Cutting Table!

Not on my cutting table … but the Moda Cutting Table Blog!

I was interviewed about our new Bandana fabrics that are shipping to the stores NOW.

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The conversation sort of crept the way of my sewing space and how I’m handling my current working situation.

RV living and working! I’ve shared several new pictures of my new temporary studio and working space with them.

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It’s very BROWN here these days and filled with lots of plastic bins and boxes!

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For the complete story hop on over to the Moda Cutting Table Blog.

Moda Rosie aka Carrie Nelson wrote the nicest article! Hope you enjoy reading about my newest adventure. I have a whole new appreciation for all of you that seem to manage to sew in an RV somehow!

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Happy Quilting … I hope you enjoy our new “Bandana” fabrics!

Barb

 

JAN

28

2015

Auifil Design Team 2015!

The 2015 Aurifil Design Team was announced at quilt market in Houston!
Mary and I are so proud to be a part of this team!

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Each month a different designer will be featured along with a free mini project made using Aurifil thread!

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January’s designer is …

Aurifil Jan 2015 Designer of the Month Gudrun Erla

I love her adorable mini quilt!

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Please visit Gundrun and the Aurifil Blog to learn a little about her and her great designs! To get her free pattern click here.

The other designers participating are …

January … Gudrun Erla
February … ​​Joanna Figueroa
March … Kimberly Jolly
April … John Kubiniec
May … Sara Lawson
June … Me and My Sister Designs ​ ​
July … Ebony Love
August … Nancy Rink
September … Valori Wells
October … Lynn Harris
November … Bonnie Christine
December … Celine Perkins
Host  … Pat Sloan

The new Designers and their patterns will be introduced each month between the 12th and 15th.

Hope you enjoy Aurifil thread and all the fun designs!

Barb

JAN

27

2015

He Ate The Dog Cookies!

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You might know that we had a fire in our home. Well demolition is in full swing and we’ve temporarily moved into an RV parked in our backyard. My husband keeps reminding me that it’s a “travel trailer” not an RV.

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Due to the limited space, I took many of my pantry items out of boxes and placed them in ziploc bags … dog treats included.

Last night I looked over and my husband was sitting at the table with a huge glass of milk eating the dog cookies!

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He put a pretty big dent in the package before I could stop him!

Good thing is, he says they taste good and the dogs will enjoy what’s left.

Doggie’s get the leftovers and who cares if it’s an RV or a travel trailer … I’m not the one eating dog food!

Crunch Crunch!
Barb

 

JAN

25

2015

Bandana Has Shipped!

The wait is over and my little Moda warehouse spy has sent me photographic proof that the shop orders are being processed!

Her “Super Spy” camera caught this video of the bolts being shrink wrapped!

Bolts and bolts ready to be plucked off the shelves …

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And put into those brown boxes that we all love getting!

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Be on the lookout!
Bandana is on it’s way to YOU!

I can’t wait to see all the beautiful things you create!

Happy Sewing!
Barb

 

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