Little Ruby Quilt Along – part 2



I have enjoyed working with the Fat Quarter Shop and this quilt along is so much fun. I mean the pattern is just too cute and it is really a quick quilt to make as well. I haven’t gotten everything ready to post but I wanted to let you all know where to find the next part of the quilt along. I will post some pictures soon of my quilt.

Check out the awesome video showing you just how to go about making the star blocks. Kimberly always does the best tutorials!


In case you missed the first post on the quilt along check it out here.

And check out the other bloggers who are participating

Melissa from Happy Quilting

Angie from Gnome Angel

Erin Cox from Why Not Sew

Andy from A Bright Corner

Heidi from Buttons & Butterflies

Pat from Pat Sloan

Peta from She Quilts a Lot

Heather from Quilt Story

Megan from Quilt Story

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl

Gerri from Planted Seed Designs

Sherri from A Quilting Life

Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts

Sherri from This & That Patterns

Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon

Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts

Stephanie from Modern Sewciety

Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts

Carrie from Moda’s United Notions

MS episode 092:: Christa Watson from Christa Quilts

Machine Quilting with Style, Christa’s first book. Also have a listen to episode 077 when she chatted about this book.
Christa’s Shop, The Precut Store
The new Julian Fellowes show on amazon, Dr Thorne. (affiliate link)

Stephanie’s Podcast Picks::

Heather Dubrow’s World

Bon Appetit Foodcast

Allegedly with Theo Von and Mathew Cole Weiss

Elise Gets Crafty

Fat Mascara 

Masterpiece Studio (PBS podcast)

I also mentioned

Joe Rogan (this is a podcast my husband listens to. Just a warning:: there is a lot of bad language usually)

Serial (loved the first season and not really the second season)

Christa’s Podcast Picks::

Hip to Be a Square

Hobbies up to Here

Explore Your Enthusiasm

The Simple Show

Seamwork Radio

Link to another list of podcasts to listen to (From Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams): 

Little Ruby Quilt Along – part 1



I am so excited to start sewing up my Little Ruby quilt with the Fat Quarter Shop. I however wanted something a little different and choose to use Tula Pink jelly rolls instead! I mean how fun is that!

I choose two different Tula Pink lines that I think will play well together, Eden and Chipper. I have some white fabric I will use as the coordinating fabric to make the colors of the jelly rolls pop. For this project I will yield TWO quilts with 2 jelly rolls of print and 2 jelly rolls of solid (I will be just cutting from yardage for my solid).

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I think the fun thing about patterns and sewing is using different fabrics to play around with the look of the finished product. I love little ruby but I really wanted something super saturated and I don’t have a Tula quilt in my house… GASP! I really love Tula and her fabrics are a favorite of mine so I think it is fun to finally make something to showcase her fabrics. Wanna learn more about Tula? Go listen to our chat on the podcast, episode 063. She is amazing and so funny.

Below is the finished quilt but I think mine will look different because of the fabrics but I am excited to see just how different it will be. I am experimenting a little on this one which is fun.


Wanna learn a little more about this quilt along? Go check out the Fat Quarter Shop video to help you with getting started.

Also there are a GREAT list of other bloggers participating in this quilt along so go check out what jelly rolls they chose to use. And come back in two weeks to check out the progress we have made and the next steps in the quilt along.. the star blocks!

Melissa from Happy Quilting

Angie from Gnome Angel

Erin Cox from Why Not Sew

Andy from A Bright Corner

Heidi from Buttons & Butterflies

Pat from Pat Sloan

Peta from She Quilts a Lot

Heather from Quilt Story

Megan from Quilt Story

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl

Gerri from Planted Seed Designs

Sherri from A Quilting Life

Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts

Sherri from This & That Patterns

Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon

Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts

Stephanie from Modern Sewciety

Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts

Carrie from Moda’s United Notions

MS episode 091:: Sew Pro Convention


Sew Pro 2016 in Chicago – REGISTER NOW!

What track do you think you would like to take?

Fabric Designer 



Pattern Designer 

I think taking a little of all of them would be fun and Brenda and I chat about that on this episode.

The amazing list of teachers… this is a mega!!!!


Also go check out Brenda from

Pink Castle Fabric Shop and Blog

And check out episode 069 of the podcast to hear another chat with Brenda!


Sara from Sew Sweetness Shop and Blog

And check out episode 03 of the podcast to hear another chat with Sara. I think I need to have Sara on again! Wow she has done so many amazing things since that chat!






ModSew:: check it out, my list of must sees

Check out the sales from our sponsors and also what I am crushing on this week!

Fabric Spark is an online fabric shop in Canada. I have curated several blogger bundles for Daryl and she is ALWAYS so much fun to bounce ideas off of. I can’t say I am the best at putting a bundle together but I send her my ideas and we chat until we both love it. You can curate your own bundle this weekend for Mother’s Day and get a mystery fat quarter too! She says this is a very popular event for her shop. No promo code needed.

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I have always loved the classes I take on Creativebug. I think they are top notch and I really do make the projects and love them. I have chatted on the podcast lately about wanting to have a loom to play around with when we travel or camp. I found the amazing loom class by Annabel Wrigley on Creativebug and loved it. I was about to go purchase all of the loom materials when I spotted this loom in target for $9.99 and thought it was too good to pass up. So I can’t wait to put it to use with all of the information from Annabel’s class.

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This weekend is Mother’s Day and Creativebug is having a great sale that is too good to pass up! $25 for a year of classes and 15% off! Go check it out. (this is an affiliate link. I do get a small commission if you sign up but I would recommend them no matter what!)


Another sponsor of the podcast that has supported Modern Sewciety from the beginning is Fat Quarter Shop. I am always amazed at the various products Kimberly stocks but also the quilt kit and sew alongs she hosts. AND she is on youTube, you won’t be disappointed following her informative videos!

She has a new Sew Sampler subscription quilting box. I received the first box and loved it. I can’t wait to use the tools and fabric to sew up a great project.

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And I am totally crushing on Anna from Noodlehead’s Carkai Gatherer Crossbody Bag. I have a cross body that someone gifted me and I love it but I want to make my own to add and delete some things about my current bag I need! Am I the only one that thinks about the changes you can make to store bought anything?!?!

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So I will have to keep you updated… I think I am going to make one of these up very very soon. And if you haven’t visited Noodlehead‘s website well you are missing out. Anna has been on the podcast several times as well! Go take a listen to episode 078 for the latest chat.


MS episode 090:: Bryan House Quilts, Purple Daisies Quilting and Singer Sewing Co.



Bryan House Quilts

Bryan House Quilts tutorials

Bryan House Quilts shop

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Modern Rainbow book


Purple Daisies Quilting

Purple Daisies tutorials

Purple Daisies patterns

The Piec-lique pattern Circle Maze we chatted about

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Purple Daisies blog

Purple Daisies Supplies (this is where you find all of the things we chatted about that she sells)

my favorite in the shop are the Micro Fine Glue Tips

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Purple Daisies digitized designs


Singer Sewing Co.

Singer Superb – embroidery only sewing machine

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Singer Legacy – the embroidery and sewing machine

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Singer’s Blog which is filled with project ideas, tips and tricks, and much more.


Some things I am crushing on and mentioned in this episode::

I love buttermilk and I love banana bread so I think I am going to give this recipe a try.

Two Peas and Their Pod Buttermilk Banana Bread

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I am kinda obsessed with anything by Timna Tarr. I think her work is freaking amazing and so darn colorful. Go follow her like right now on Insta @timnatarr

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I always love checking in with My Paper Crane. Heidi is a full stop inspiration motherload. She never disappoints.

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My kids go to a Catholic school so I am ordering this awesome Nun print for a small gift for one of the Sisters at the school. I mean how stinkin’ cute is that?!?!?!

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She has a blog full of amazing creativity, a shop full of products, tutorials to ohh and ahh over and an AMAZING Spoonflower shop. Go check her out also on Insta @mypapercrane


And let’s not forget all of the camping research I have done lately! I think some of the things have helped me be better prepared but no one not one person can prepare you for sleeping in a tent with others around you in a campground. Whoa!

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Your Own Home Store has a great set of lists of things you will need. It is even easy to add and take things off of to fit your families needs. I made a big bin that has helped so much to have ready when we start packing.

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The one thing I really have loved the most is the portable camp shower. I fill it up when we get there and hang it up to heat. I place a small tub/bowl I got from the dollar tree under it with soap. I usually hang a towel close by as well. We use it to wash our hands, rinse off the sand, wash any cooking utensils, etc. It is so handy to have at the camp site for sure.

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I also take the kids portable Ikea potty to put in the tent for midnight potty breaks. My husband usually gets up super early so he usually grabs it on the way out of the tent, dumps and rinses it for us. You can also put a bag over it and just throw away the bag. Hey people potty breaks in a tent in a campground with kids are not on the “Oh My Gosh This is So Much Fun” list! Just sayin’ and keepin’ it real.

We have the one above called the Lattsam but it looks like they have replaced that model with a similar Lilla model. At $3.99 you can’t beat the price and it is so easy to wipe out because it is one solid piece.


Abby of While She Naps recently asked several podcasters what they were listening to and I was so honored to be included in this amazing group of creatives. Go check it out HERE. You might be surprised at what I listen to on the regular.

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Go visit our sponsor for this podcast, Quilt Guild!

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MS episode 089:: Vanessa of V and co.


V and Co.

Vanessa on Instagram

V and Co. Shop

V and Co. Blog

V and Co. tutorials

V and Co. Fabric

V and Co. Thread

V and Co. Simply Color Books

V and Co. Make it Sew Modern book


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Flavor of Pink posted about the amazing hoops from Stars and Sunshine. WOW amazing aren’t they?!?!?!
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The Thread House on instagram

Karen Lewis Textiles on instagram

 Jo of My Bear Paw on instagram

LilyQuilts on instagram

Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 4.13.01 PMThe amazing Dear Daughter QAL I mentioned from Sherri of Rebecca Mae Designs!


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Chi Arc iron rotating curling iron at Ulta

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If you haven’t checked out this amazing show do yourself a favor and go take a watch. My kids love this show as much as my husband and I. A Chef’s Life reminds me of my upbringing on a farm in rural north Florida which brings up such sweet memories of my childhood.


If you haven’t left a review on iTunes for the podcast please pop over and do that for me, please. It helps others find the show.

MS episode 088:: Massdrop & The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild



Massdrop forum

Sign up for Massdrop and let them know Modern Sewciety sent you:)


Orlando Modern Quilt Guild

Orlando Modern Quilt Guild calendar


I chatted about this amazing website, Gimme Some Oven! An amazing resource for recipes that are always tasty and yummy. I made these biscuits and my Southern Grandma would approve of these as a healthy version of her traditional lard recipe for sure.

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The Ruffle Pouch I mentioned on the podcast today that @sewknotcrochet posted! Pattern by @faithessenburg HEREScreen Shot 2016-03-19 at 3.28.11 PM

Jodi from @talesofcloth is a MUST follow! She is on fire with her creativeness.

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And I chatted about wanting to know if you have a recommendation for a beginner loom. While searching looms I found the amazing creative, Rachel, of @smileandwave on instagram. Go check her awesomeness out! Her flash sales are on the @smileandwaveflashsale. I follow both accounts because they are both filled with so much inspiration!


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MS episode 087:: Stephanie Palmer (Quilter’s Planner) & Simply Stitched Retreat



Simply Stitched Retreat

March 17-19, 2016

Simply Stitched on Instagram

register for all 3 Days

register for specific classes


Sherie Schmitt
c/o Miss Annie’s Quilt Shop
165 E 100 S 
Roosevelt, UT 84066


Quilter’s Planner


Late Night Quilter

Late Night Quilter on Instagram

Late Night Quilter’s tutorials and video tutorials

Tuesday Tips