Time Expands
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2024 Finished Quilts

Time Expands {Project Quilting 15.4}

I don't remember when or where I picked up this mantra, but when things get busy, I repeat to myself, "Time expands when needed." I was really inspired by the Project Quilting 15.4 prompt (hourglass) and my solid scraps, and I managed to piece, quilt, and bind a 35" x 45" quilt in under 48 hours. I'll be heading...

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Quilts

Project Quilting 15.4 – Hourglass

I was ready yesterday for the Project Quilting 15.4 prompt, and I was excited enough about it that I might have bit off more than I can finish before I need to head to QuiltCon this week. The prompt is Hourglass, and I pulled out my solid scraps and got busy. It's almost 10pm here, and I stopped sewing at...

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Frost Filigree - Cut Fabric
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Frost Filigree {Cut Fabric}

I spent the afternoon and evening on Valentine's day working with my fabric pull for Frost Filigree and cutting everything I need to get started piecing. Knowing how little I enjoy cutting fabric, I started by cutting out the background fabric. About halfway through getting the background fabric cut, I needed to pause to go on a walk with a...

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2024 Finished Quilts

Inside Out {Project Quilting 15.3}

I feel like the Project Quilting Season 15 prompts keep getting better each week! The theme this week is Inside Out: Some part of your project must thematically or literally be inside out. I have honestly been thinking about a project that exposes the seams for years (apparently since February 2015 when I fell in love with the backside of the...

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Quilts

Offset Log Cabin Blocks {Compassion Quilt Block Drive}

At the end of November, Cynthia (Quilting is more fun than Housework) announced her next quarterly block drive: Offset Log Cabin blocks. You may remember the blocks I made for her Happy Block drive. In fact, you may have made and contributed to the Happy Block drive: Cynthia received a total of 3,765 blocks from 109 people. WOW! Since Cynthia...

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Quilts

Star Pulse Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #1}

I am really excited to start seeing the first blocks of your Star Pulse quilts come together! If you have already purchased the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with a link to the Piecing Instructions #1 PDF. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Star Pulse Quilt Along – Piecing Instructions #1....

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2024 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern

Scala {Finished Quilt and Pattern Release}

I am relieved to say that not only did I get the Scala baby quilt finished before baby's arrival, but the quilt has also been received by the family before baby's arrival. Whew! The baby's due date is February 4th, but I think we all know that anything is possible this close to the due date. To celebrate the...

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Linky Party

Favorite Finish {January 2024}

Welcome to the January 2024 Favorite Finish monthly linkup! My friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs began hosting the Favorite Finish monthly linkup in March of 2019. After hosting the linkup for almost 4 years, she has decided it is time to move on. Thankfully she mentioned her desire to step away from hosting the linkup and agreed to...

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Sky Color Mini Quilt
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Sky Color Mini {Project Quilting 15.2}

When I took a look yesterday afternoon, I was very excited by the Project Quilting 15.2 challenge theme: Sky Color. We are to take inspiration from the colors of the sky, but exclude or use less than 10% of the usual blue. I knew *exactly* what photograph I wanted to use as my inspiration: I snapped a quick photograph of...

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Bird On Nest - Quilted Placemat
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2024 Finished Quilts

Bird on a Nest Placemat {PQ15.1 Bird House}

The first prompt for Season 15 of Project quilting was shared on Sunday, January 7th: Bird House. Sunday was a 20 hour travel day for me, so I remembered to look up the prompt sometime mid-day on Monday. Since my first Season 14 project last year was to make a whole cloth quilted placemat, my first thought when I...

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Test Fitting the Passthrough Cover
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2024 Finished Quilts

Quilted, Insulated Passthrough Cover

My husband is working hard on the interior of another custom travel vehicle. This time, we're working with a MUCH smaller vehicle than the one we traveled in for 5 months in 2019: a JLU Wrangler. It used to be a 4-door Jeep, but he cut off the back end and converted it into this: As the interior is starting...

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Scala - Final Design
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Scala {Design Process}

About two and a half years ago, I designed and made the Transparent Building Blocks quilt for friends expecting their first baby. They recently reached out to me again because they are getting ready to welcome a second baby. Given the time frame and the proximity to the holidays, I wasn't sure I would be able to come up with...

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quilt along

Star Pulse Quilt Along {Cutting Instructions}

Happy New Year! I have loved getting to see all the fabrics being selected for the Star Pulse Quilt Along, and this month we will finish our fabric preparation and get everything cut so we can spend the rest of our time sewing. If you have already purchased the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you will receive an email today...

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Life

2024 Goal Setting

Before setting goals for a new year, I always start by reviewing my goals for the previous year. 2023 Goals 2023 Business Goals Host the Diatom Quilt Along. – Complete! Come up with a plan for the 2023-2024 Quilt Along – Complete! More details can be found on the Star Pulse Quilt Along page. Continue to blog 1-2 times a week as...

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Quilt Pattern

Candy Heart Love Block {Digital PDF Pattern}

Last February, I participated in the limited time What is Love? modern quilt block event. My contribution to the event was the Candy Hear Love quilt block. My inspiration for the block: When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of candy hearts. When I consider what love is, to me, love is an expansive feeling and means making room...

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2023 Finished Quilts

Stair Skirt {Finished Quilt}

I am so, so happy with my finished stair skirt! In my excitement to complete it last week, I took exactly zero progress photos. Oops! I really wanted to bind the stair skirt with bias binding, and even with bias binding, the inner small circle was a bit of a challenge to sew by machine to the front of the...

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