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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Block 11: Home Sweet Home Quilt Along – The Happy Tree from Prairie Moon Quilts

Happy Tuesday everyone! Sorry for the delay in post!  I completely forgot about an appointment for Capri this afternoon and it messed up my plans!  But I’m super excited to be sharing with you the ELVENTH block tutorial in the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along.  Today’s block comes from Shelly Pagliai of Prairie Moon Quilts!  Before we get to the block I want to share with you a little background on our block designer. 

What is your crafting style?
I don’t really have a “style”. I like everything, so I tend to try a bit of everything. And I’ve been known to mix a lot of different styles together into one piece.

How did you get started creating?
I can remember my mother teaching me to embroider at the age of 5 (I was terrible at it!). My grandmother enrolled me in 4-H at the age of 8, where I learned to sew and knit. I started my first quilt at the age of 12, and it’s been all downhill from there. A friend once kindly said to me: “There’s a fine line between hobby and mental illness.”

Do you have a favorite piece? Why is it your favorite?

I have a real problem with picking favorites. I’m like a kid in a candy store: “That one! No, wait, that one! No, no, no, this one!” I make my own self nuts. So while I can’t say this is my favorite, it is one I like a lot. PassionsFlowersI made it for
my daughter, Wessal, whose name means “passion” . . . It’s a Rose of Sharon
sampler quilt and became my first Block-of-the-Month pattern series.

What is your favorite crafty blog to follow/read?
Ugh, there’s that favorite thing again. How can I pick? There are so many that I go back to over and over again. I do like my friend, Victoria’s, blog: and her two “spinoff ” blogs that I get to contribute to:  and They challenge me and inspire me to do things I might not ever think to try on my own, and I’ve made some pretty neat things because of them.

Which part of the creating process does you like the most?  All of it
Which part of the creating process do you dislike the most? None of it
Favorite Adhesive: I don’t use adhesives that I can think of when quilting, other than I do go through quite a few Bandaids.
Favorite Movie: Lonesome Dove
Beverage of Choice: Coffee with way too much half-n-half in it
Sweet or Salty? depends on the moment
Number 1 on your Bucket List: I don’t really have a bucket list. But I’ve not yet seen the Grand Canyon, so that might be fun to do someday


Stay in touch with Shelly by following her in online endeavors:

Web site:
Flickr Group: Prairie Moon Quilts
Email: shelly {at} prairiemoonquilts {dot} com


And now it’s time -

The Happy Tree


Click HERE to go to Prairie Moon Quilt’s website for instructions on how to create the next adorable block in our quilt!

Don’t forget to add your picture to the flickr group once it’s complete:

Previous Home Sweet Home Blocks:



Miss Hillbilly said...

Oh my goodness, this is PERFECT for a baby quilt that I am wanting to make. THANK YOU as I am starting on it this weekend so your timing is perfect!

I haven't the time to do the whole quilt, but I hope you don't mind me borrowing this element.

Love that pretty quilt. I am going to have to go find her blog.

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