Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pattern winners announced, baby quilt sent to LouLou's Fabric Shop

It's time to announce our 10 PDF pattern winners! But first, I want to thank you all for your enthusiasm for the new charity quilt program designed by LouLou's Fabric Shop, Little Lou Quilts, which will provide new, handmade quilts to infants in selected NICUs. What a wonderful idea by the kind folks at LouLou's!

This past summer I made a baby quilt using my Next Up pattern and some darling fabrics by Elea Lutz (Riley Blake Designs). I had tucked this quilt away to save for a "someday shower gift" for a friend or family member, but this seemed like the perfect time to send this quilt off with love. I hope it brings joy to a young family!

As promised, 10 of my readers will win their choice of a Carried Away Quilting PDF pattern. Winners were selected randomly from the comments on the previous post.  Thank you ALL for playing along!  Here are the winners:

Patti G.
Mona Dickey
Rosemarie B.
Tracie (Riceford Streams)
Stacy Lindblom
Tami M.


Monday, February 24, 2020

Baby quilts for NICUs, a LouLou gift card giveaway, and a pattern giveaway!

Hello quilting friends! I’m reaching out today to share a wonderful quilting program organized by LouLou’s Fabric Shop, Little Lou Quilts.  This program seeks to provide new, hand-made baby quilts to infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

LouLou’s Fabric Shop is kicking of their wonderful program with a goal of collecting 100 baby quilts by March 21, 2020. They will collect, wash, package and deliver your quilts to a pre-selected NICU. (The first location will be a NICU in Oregon, in honor of shop owner Jamie’s little nephews.) All you need to do is put your sewing machine pedal to the metal! You can find all of the details and participation guidelines here: Little Lou Quilts.

As an incentive, LouLou’s Fabric Shop is also giving away three $50 LouLou’s Gift Cards. All quilters who send in a quilt before the March 21 deadline will be entered into the gift card drawing. Details here: Little Lou Quilts Giveaway.

Maybe you are like me, and you doubt you can complete a quilt before March 21. Don’t worry. You can donate a quilt at a later date. Be sure to follow LouLou’s Fabric Shop on social media and sign up for email updates. They are planning to open up nominations for other NICU locations to receive Little Lou Quilts in the future!

I’d like to join in the fun by running a pattern giveaway (one PDF pattern of your choice) to ten of my blog readers. Follow this link to see all of my pattern offerings. Then leave a comment below (on this post). Tell me which pattern you would like to win, along with your email address, and you'll be entered!  

Comments are open through 5:00 pm (CST) on Thursday, February 27, 2020.  *Only one comment per person/per email address.  Email me if you are having trouble leaving a comment and I will leave a comment on your behalf. (

Shown below are a few of my patterns that are a great size for a baby quilt. But feel free to enter to win any one of my patterns that you like. The giveaway is just for fun!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 14, 2020

Bloom-Topia: Release 2

Hello quilting friends! I'm popping in today with my Release 2 block for the 2020 Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  Isn't she a dandy? This block is called Carolina Lily. It finishes at 18 1/2" x 20 1/2" and is a snap to make.

If you read my last post, you'll know that I am honored to be one of the guest bloggers for this charity quilt along which benefits Make-A-Wish. The sweet folks at Fat Quarter Shop were kind enough to send the original Bloom-Topia quilt out on a road trip, visiting some of the guest bloggers. Bloom-Topia was at my house last weekend, so I snapped a few pictures for you. This quilt is even more lovely in person, and I enjoyed the sunshine it brought to our guest room.   

I am sewing my own version of Bloom-Topia featuring the earthy Harvest Road collection by Lella Boutique for Moda. For the Carolina Lilly block, I also pulled in the taupe gingham from Lella Boutique's earlier collection, Farmer's Daughter.  I have just a tiny bit of that gingham print left in my stash. 

The original Bloom-Topia quilt designed by Fat Quarter Shop features the beautiful Summer Sweet fabric collection by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda.  If you would like to make one just like the original, there is still time to purchase a Bloom-Topia kit!

Thanks for stopping by!


Important Links:
Fat Quarter Shop: Release 1 Blocks, Release 2 Block
Purchase a kit: Bloom-Topia kit
Purchase a backing set: Backing set kit
My intro post: Bloom-Topia Quilt Along
Jolly Jabber landing page: Bloom-Topia Quilt Along
Donation page: Make-A-Wish