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MS episode 051:: Nicole from Snip Snippets & Jenny Fox-Proverbs from Love Patchwork and Quilting



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MS episode 050b-side:: the wonky, seam ripped side of ModSew with Chris, The Tattooed Quilter



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MS episode 050:: BariJ, Pink Fig patterns, & Sew Fab Pattern Sale (winter)


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ModSew:: MugRug hop with Ellison Lane


Welcome Ellison Lane friends. I am so glad you stopped by. I have to admit that this project really made me get into the Christmas spirit and season. I hope you enjoy my project.


Christmas is a time that I cherish but also a time that makes me remember being a kid. When you are a child you love the whole season of Christmas for so many reasons but for me it reminds me of my grandma. She lived across the street from us, we all lived on a farm in the country, and I went to her house every day. She was a constant in my life until she suddenly passed when my oldest daughter was born. It was a hard thing to have a newborn and loose someone so special.

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I remember so many things about her house at Christmas because I usually helped her set everything up since we lived so close. I had a lot of cousins that always would come in and out of grandmas house stopping by to eat her awesome food, sit on the porch and chat with her and grandpa, help her shell peas in the summer, and well hang out with her because she let you do things your parents didn’t like climb trees and eat fried bologna sandwiches. It was a great childhood.

So when Jennifer asked me to participate in the mug rug hop I thought I would do something modern. I wanted to live up to the name of this blog. BUT I couldn’t help making something with a vintage feel that made me think of grandma. I found these circles of Christmas fabric and thought it would be perfect. So vintage and so perfect for your mug of hot chocolate.

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So I quilted the top with some batting and then sewing the back on RST, turned them right sides out, and sewed around the outside. Super easy. I love how they are simple but so Christmas-y. They make me want to build a fire, make some hot chocolate, and read to the girls. Actually after making them I really decorated the house more, put up some lights outside, and got more into the Christmas spirit. And shed some sweet tears remembering my grandma.

MS episode 049:: Elizabeth Dackson, Sew Can She, Inspira Studio, & Husqvarna Viking



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ModSew:: Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Bar Quilt

I love the ladies at Fat Quarter Shop and I love how they are always thinking of new and awesome things for the sewing community. They have a new pre-cut coming out called the Jolly Bar which I chatted with Kimberly about on episode 045 of the Modern Sewciety Podcast.  Go check it out if you haven’t.

I was sent a Jolly Bar to create something with for their blog hop. The bars are 5″ X 10″ and I had the Red, White, and Free which made me so happy because I love, love, love patriotic fabric. (NOTE:: it had been raining here for days so good pictures just didn’t happen. I am so sorry for the terrible lighting. Dark rainy days are great for sewing but not for pictures!)