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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

Design Freely with Inkscape {MQG Webinar}

The Modern Quilt Guild is organizing weekly content to be delivered to its members in the form of 2 webinars and a PDF download each week in what they are calling the #MQGKeepCalmandSewOn series. On Thursday from 1-2pm Central, I will be doing a live webinar about installing and using Inkscape, a free and open source professional vector graphic...

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quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Piecing #4}

It's time to piece Block 2! If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today linking to the Piecing #4 Instructions. Look for an email from Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl with the subject Push-Pull Quilt Along – Piecing #4. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Push-Pull Quilt Along and I will add...

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Giveaway, Linky Party, quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Midway Linkup}

I am really looking forward to seeing how everyone is progressing in the Push-Pull quilt along! Today opens up the midway linkup where you can share your progress and show off your hard work. The linkup will be open from today through 11:59pm Pacific on April 5, 2020. By entering the linkup, you become eligible to win one of 12...

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Quilt Pattern

Scoop {Pattern Release}

I shared Scoop back in mid-November, and today I'm excited to announce the release of the Scoop digital quilt pattern! And here's the inside scoop on Scoop: I actually made it to reacquaint myself with curved piecing before making the Rock Candy quilt for the MQG's Modern Monthly. The pattern is written to help you explore your stash and scraps...

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Rock Candy
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2020 Finished Quilts

Rock Candy {MQG Modern Monthly}

Just before Thanksgiving last year, I submitted a few quilt designs to the Modern Quilt Guild to consider for their upcoming Modern Monthly series, and I was thrilled when one of my designs was selected to be featured as the quilt design for March 2020. It's my pleasure to introduce you today to Rock Candy. Rock Candy is a design...

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Ready for Quilting
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Quilts

MDL Mini Quilt Challenge {Improv Piecing}

Earlier this month I shared my fabric pull and test block for the MDL mini quilt challenge. Since then I've had some time to work on some improv piecing for the quilt top and I wanted to share how that process evolved for me. In order to do that, I am going to back up a little bit and...

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Quilt Pattern

Mirage {New Printed Pattern}

I have had a handful of my patterns printed into booklets over the years, but knowing that I was going to travel last year I put a big hold on printing new patterns or re-stocking printed patterns that sold out. Today I have great news: I now have 14 printed pattern booklets as all are back in stock and...

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quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Piecing #3}

Surprise! I'm releasing the 3rd piecing instructions a week early. No other dates in the quilt along are changing at this time. Why release early? I will be on a family vacation next week and I wanted to make sure everyone received the next set of instructions so I could have a stress free time. However, if you need help...

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Fabric Pull
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Modern Design Lab

MDL Mini Quilt Challenge {Design}

After the bustle of the holidays, start of the new year, and QuiltCon, the Modern Design Lab group is looking ahead to our plans for this year. One of the first challenges in store for us this year is a mini quilt challenge. We will all be working to create a finished 15" square mini quilt (including binding) using...

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quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Piecing #2}

Let's piece the last subunits needed before starting to put our blocks together! If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today linking to the Piecing #2 Instructions. Look for an email from Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl with the subject Push-Pull Quilt Along – Piecing #2. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase...

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Bubbly
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Quilt Pattern

Bubbly {Pattern Release}

I created the Bubbly quilt pattern as my 2019 Patreon pattern, and as such it was only available to those who signed up to support me via Patreon for $1 or more per month. Today, I’m excited to get to expand the pattern release to everyone! Toward the end of 2018 I asked my patrons to vote on two quilt...

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Life

Newsletter & Giveaway Winner

Since getting home from my long summer trip, I have slowly been evaluating the best ways to stay in touch online. As such, I have not gotten back into a rhythm with my 🚀 Launching Pad newsletter. I am setting an intention to get back into sending out a monthly newsletter, so I wanted to let everyone know to...

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Giveaway, Review

Modern Curves & Bold Stripes {Book Review & Giveaway}

It is my pleasure today to share about a book written by my two good friends Daisy Aschehoug (@warmfolk) and Heather Black (@quiltachusetts): Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes (affiliate link). As you might surmise from the title, each quilt pattern within the book combines curved piecing and striped elements. I have to admit that while I find the...

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Two Hearts Beating as One
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2020 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern

Two Hearts Beating as One {Finished Quilt & Pattern Release}

Do you like to make seasonal and holiday themed quilts? Honestly, I typically would answer that I do not. But I happened to be doodling about a month ago and struck on the fact that I could overlap hearts to make transparency hearts. Well, suddenly that looked like something I wanted to explore more and turn into a quilt! I...

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quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Piecing #1}

Now that all the fabric has been cut and prepped, it's time to start sewing it back together! If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today linking to the Piecing #1 Instructions. Look for an email from Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl with the subject Push-Pull Quilt Along – Piecing #1. If you haven’t...

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Mini Quilt Tutorials

Tumbling Transparency Placemat {Tutorial}

Fabric Requirements The Tumbling Transparency Placemat is a quick and fun project that requires (for each placemat): Fabric A (background & binding): 1 fat quarter* Fabric B (includes backing): 1 fat quarter* Fabric C: (2) 3 1/2" squares Batting: 17 1/2" x 13" rectangle *Note that a fat quarter is assumed to be 18" x 20" for the purposes of this...

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Tumbling Transparency Placemats
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2020 Finished Quilts

Tumbling Transparency Placemats

When Sandra from mmm!quilts posted about making placemats earlier this month, it got me thinking. A little over 7 years ago, in Novemer 2012, I made a set of 4 placemats for my husband and I to use at home based on a tutorial by Alissa, one of the co-founders of the Modern Quilt Guild. I didn't reduce the presser...

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