Sky Full of Stars - Mapping Out Quilting Reference Lines
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Quilts

Sky Full of Stars {Quilting}

I don't know about anyone else, but I was really busy at the end of July. I was really glad at the end of last week when I was able to take a deep breath, start working on writing up a pattern for Mum's Garden, and dive into quilting Sky Full of Stars. I took a quick photo of the...

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Curated Quilts - Half-Square Triangles
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Life

Curated Quilts – Half-Square Triangles

When Amy reached out to me to ask permission to include Oh Happy Day in the upcoming Curated Quilts - Half-Square Triangles edition, I was more than happy to say yes. Oh Happy Day is pieced using a wide variety of quilt blocks, but it definitely relies on Half-Square Triangles. More than anything, though, this quilt felt timely all...

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Block Tutorials

Inset Curve Star Tutorial

I am really excited to share a photo tutorial today for inset curve stars. If you are comfortable sewing drunkard's path blocks, you can sew an inset curve star; the inset curve star does require partial seams, but I promise they are really gentle and easy to do! This tutorial will create a 24 1/2" unfinished / 24" finished...

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Block Tutorials

Curve Star Block Tutorial

Today I'm sharing a photo tutorial on how to create a 12" finished curve star block, like the 6" finished versions that I pieced in the borders of the Mum's Garden quilt. If you are comfortable sewing drunkard’s path blocks, you can sew a curve star block! I am really excited about the possibilities of what these blocks can...

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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkard’s Path MQG Webinar

I'm just dropping in with a quick note today to let everyone know that I will be doing a webinar with the Modern Quilt Guild on July 30th at 2 pm Eastern / 1 pm Central / Noon Mountain / 11 am Pacific. I will be discussing curved piecing; specifically what you can do beyond just the Drunkard's Path...

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Sky Full of Stars Piecing Detail
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Quilts

Sky Full of Stars {Curved Piecing Explorations}

After finishing Mum's Garden, I dove straight into more curved piecing exploration. These ideas all started with the pieced stars in the borders of Mum's Garden: Instead of making four Drunkard's Path blocks and sewing them together into a block to create the star shape, I used a single piece of fabric for the star. Four curved seams later, and...

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QuiltCon, Teaching

QuiltCon Together Registration

The MQG decided in early May to pivot from a live conference to an all-virtual event for 2021, QuiltCon Together, in order to protect the health of attendees, staff, volunteers, faculty members, vendors, and more. As a member of the crew, I have to admit that I was simultaneously relieved at the early decision and gutted to miss out...

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quilt along, Quilt Pattern

Push-Pull {Pattern Release}

First I want to thank everyone who quilted along and joined the quilt along. Over 120 people participated, and you can see about a quarter of the quilts in the Push-Pull final linkup. Also, many thanks to our sponsors. The randomly selected winners from the final linkup are: Rochelle won a free e-book from C&T thanks to Flying Parrot Quilts and C&T...

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Block Tutorials

Solidarity Quilt Block

In late April I was contacted by Quilt Mania to see if I would help support their solidarity project. In their own words, During these difficult times, health care providers around the world are risking their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, working over-time in this battle against the coronavirus. We would like to mobilize the international quilting...

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Push-Pull Quilt Along - Queen Size Finish
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2020 Finished Quilts, quilt along

Push-Pull QAL {Queen Size Finish}

I sewed along with the Push-Pull Quilt Along in order to make a new queen size quilt for our bed at home. Today, I'm happy to finally be able to share the finish and how the queen size quilt drapes on the mattress. I purposefully designed the quilt to have the focal design elements seeming to fall off the edge...

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Modern Design Lab

MDL Quilt Invitational Online Gallery

The Modern Design Lab Quilt Invitational Exhibition has opened. While the exhibit is planned to open for in-person appointments on June 17th, you can view the online gallery on the Greenville Center for Creative Arts website now! The MDL Quilt Invitational will be on display in the gallery and virtually through July 29th, 2020. Mill Challenge Collage Makers Top Row (L-R):...

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Life

Auction for Anti Racism + Summer Sampler

If you are looking for ways to focus your creative and quilting energy around the Black Lives Matter movement, here are a few opportunities that I am aware of and participating in. If you know of others, please share them in the comments. Starting Monday and running through Friday, there will be an auction where all proceeds will be donated...

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Tire Tracks - photograph taken by Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter in Costa Rica
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Quilt Pattern

Tire Tracks {Pattern Release}

The life and evolution of a quilt pattern isn't always straight forward and linear. Heck, life isn't straight forward and linear. I designed Tire Tracks several years ago when I was collaborating with Quilt Theory, but it didn't translate to the pattern needs of that group. In late 2018, the pattern was selected for the 2020 Quilter's Planner. It...

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