I’ve mentioned several times that i’m a fabric junky, so I was totally stoked when i stumbled across the L&J blog! This is a blog by Lauren and Jessi Jung, fabric designers who are coming out with a new line called “Hideaway” for Moda. I can’t wait to make something out of this fabric, but I’ll have to sit tight for now as the line doesn’t come out until December I believe. Their blog (screen shot below) talks a little about the making of the fabric designs/re-designs, it’s pretty interesting.

On a different note, I received my next batch of Moda fabrics for my next tutorial! 🙂 This line is called “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Fig Tree Quilts and should be available in stores Sept. 10.
This will be a quick and simple tutorial which uses layer cakes and charm squares, shown in the pic. above. Stay tuned for tutorial updates. 🙂

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Charming Hearts Quilt

As promised, you can find the tutorial for this quilt HERE, or by clicking the photo above.

This quilt was easier than it looks. The main quilt top is a repeat of 2 blocks, shown below.

The first photo above is a 9.5″ square with a heart appliqued in the center. For this quilt, I varied the way I appliqued these blocks to mix it up a little. The second photo are four 5″ squares sewn together. After assembling a certain amount of the above blocks as well as cutting some half square triangles, the main quilt top is assembled as shown below, and sewn together in diagonal rows (designated by the red lines).

I used pre-cut layer cakes (aka 10″ squares) and charm packs (aka 5″ squares) by fabric designer Moda. For easy to follow instructions, please check out my tutorial here, featured on Moda’s blog : )

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Fabric Hoarder, that’s me!

I’m a sick puppy. I went to two local quilting shops last weekend and added to my fabric stash… I took about 10 different shots of this photo from varying angles… what can i say, i’m a fabric junky!

On a different note, I finally finished quilting my Moda quilt… the tutorial will be posted on Monday. For the quilting design, I went with loopy-loops. Not sure if you can see the quilting too well below, but you can click the pictures to enlarge.

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Latest project and 120″ quilting frame…

A few weeks ago I received my batch of Moda fabrics for my next Moda Bakery project! I will be using Moda’s new fabric line called “Bliss.” I just love the colors.

Here’s a sketch of my quilt design which uses Moda’s layer cakes and charm squares. I’m just about finished and plan on quilting it tonight, so stay tuned for the next tutorial shortly.

Speaking of quilting, last night my husband and I were up until midnight extending my Imperial Quilting Frame from crib size (60″) to King size (120″). I’m intimidated by my quilt frame now – it’s completely taken over our upstairs and what was left of my husband’s guitar corner is no more… :- [] i owe him!!

Here’s the final set-up with the layers rolled up and ready to quilt!

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Vintage sewing machine

I snagged this sweet vintage sewing machine for free at a neighborhood yard sale. Apparently no one wanted this beauty so at the end of the yard sale they put up a “free” sign trying to rid of it. And along I came, perfect timing, and a happy camper 8-[) The machine still works too.

If anyone knows anything about this machine, please let me know!! I don’t even know what year it is…looks like it could be from the 70’s?

It came on this handy little table where the machine can flip under and be hidden away.

I hope to clean it up soon so i can admire it even more.

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