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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

 

JAN

22

2015

2015 Designer Mystery BOM!

It’s that time again!

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In just a few short months the newest Designer Mystery Quilt will begin!

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It’s a mystery quilt so we can’t show you our block yet but I think you’ll like it.

Did you know that the first Designer Mystery Quilt was in 2008? Has it really been that long?

There are 12 Designers participating again this year and we all created a block with Lisa Bongean’s vision of a wintery snowman village in mind.

For more information visit the Fat Quarter Shop.

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Be sure to reserve your space in this popular quilt series.

See you there!
Barb

 

JAN

15

2015

Bandana Is In The House!

In the “warehouse” that is!
I have a super secret spy that stayed late last night after everyone left the Moda warehouse to get me the scoop!

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We have absolute verification and proof … It’s here!

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The photos are a bit grainy and dark … but that’s what you get when you use a super secret spy camera!

Shipping to your favorite Quilt Shop soon!

Barb

 

JAN

07

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 month is Our Twinkle Twinkle pattern! It’s one of my all time favorites. I think I say that every time but I really mean it.

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It’s made using fat eights and our “Hubba Hubba” fabrics.

The quilting on this one is a stunner …

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Our friend Sharon Elsberry quilted this one for us.

Hope you enjoy the new pattern of the month … it’s only $7.50 for a limited time!

Barb

 

DEC

31

2014

Favorite Moda Quilt ~ Tag Along!

Want something fun to do today?
Well if you do … come join us on Instagram for a Moda Quilt Tag Along!

Over 30 Moda designers will be participating in this worldwide event!

Everyone will be showing a picture of their favorite Moda quilt made in 2014!

To see all the quilts and participate be sure to check #myfavoritemodaquilt2014 and tag modafabrics.

Every Moda designer will be playing tag with the next designer on the list until we loop the world!

My favorite 2014 quilt happens to be a re-make of a favorite!

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Mary did this cute table runner based on our Poison Ivy pattern. She used our new LOL fabrics that are in the stores now.

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She used the basic flower pot and leaf blocks.

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She just made a lot less. Then added 4 inch borders to each side.

I added the Makin’ It Cute flowers!

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Love this! It was a project that we worked on together and that makes it even better.

Can’t wait to see YOUR favorite 2014 Moda quilt on Instagram. Remember this must be a quilt made with Moda fabrics.

TAG … your it!!

Happy New Year!
Barb

 

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