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The Rug Quilt Quilt-A-Long Schedule


Are you ready?!! The Rug Quilt Quilt-A-Long starts next Thursday. It will be packed with tips and goodies. All you need to do is show your progress on Instagram using #therugquiltalong, the weekly hashtag (#trqalweek1), and tag me @brownbirddesigns . I have mapped out the steps below and allowed for one catch up week.  You can …


Save The Date To Quilt-A-Long


  What: the Rug Quilt Quilt-A-Long When: September 2016  October 2016 – November 2016 (Sorry I bumped it back due to white fabric issues) Where: Here on my Blog Why? Because Quilting + Free Pattern + Gifts = Fun   I am hosting a Quilt-A-Long! During September to October I will be posting steps on …

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Hoffman Challenge 2016


Holy Moly!!! I just found out that this quilt that I made for the Hoffman Challenge (called Garden Star 2 – A Butterfly Enchantment) has made it to the next stage. What does this mean? Well, I need to add a sleeve to the back of the quilt, as well as add a label to the …

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Virtual Fabric Challenge


What is black and white with thread through and through??? The Me + You Virtual Fabric Challenge by Hoffman Fabric and Sewtopia   Luckily I saw the post about this challenge as I was scrolling through my Instagram feed. Sewtopia hosted it along with a sponsor, Hoffman Fabric. The first 80 people that signed up …

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We are well into June!! That means that we are almost halfway through the year. Holy moly this year has flown by. It also means that it is dairy month. Since I am a dairy farmer and I come from generations of dairy farmers, I like to do something special in June. I think there’s …

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All Zipped Up Quilt


If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that since I moved to Arizona I have joined Block Busters, as well as a club called Loose Change Club (which just ended). They are both so awesome and occur on the first Saturday of each month at my LQS called Quilters Market. Block Busters is …

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Charity Bee Sewing


  Making a difference – Two blocks at a time. I have found the coolest thing!!! This is my fourth month participating in a Charity Bee called Do Good Stitches. My group/chapter is Harmony. It’s a Flickr group. This is how it works:  The group is compiled of a leader, stitchers and quilters totaling (around) …

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Valentine’s Day Tech Bites


Meadows full of tiny flowers, where the walking dead roam freely is the back drop for this “Zombie Love” fabric line by Emily Taylor (for Riley Blake). I am not sure if everyone will agree with me, but I totally see this as a Valentine’s Day fabric. Why you might ask? Well, for starters, it has …

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Cute as Sheep Office Bag


Ok. I think I can NOW say I am ready for 2016. I am not sure why but I have been totally overwhelmed by this bag. Maybe it’s because I have wanted to quilt and not make a bag. Maybe it’s because I wanted to make a different bag. (like the sew together bag by SewDemented) …

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Say Thank You With A Quilt

rolled up quilt

  This quilt features my Garden Star Pattern with an added border. I was very picky when arranging the colors used in the center of the quilt, which lead me to get more charm packs then anticipated (when only needing one full charm pack I used 4 so I would have the right amount of black). …

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A Banner Adventure Swap Mini Quilt


As soon as I saw Banner Adventure Swap: call for entries (co-hosted by The Tattooed Quilter) I was like heck yeah!! NOW – IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHO THIS GUY IS… I recommend  you check out his blog and then head over to Modern Sewciety and listen to ALL of their podcasts. The Tattooed Quilter is always on …

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Jessa’s Wedding Signature Quilt


 A day before the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon in Portland, my husband and I went on a bike ride to explore the city— we saw so many cool things. One memorable sight was an old neighborhood that had four rose gardens in it’s center (this is where I took pictures of the Garden Star quilt). Our …