#CelebrateMyQuiltSubmission
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#CelebrateMyQuiltSubmission

With the deadline for QuiltCon 2022 submissions approaching (the final day to submit a quilt is October 31, 2021), I wanted to share more about my thoughts surrounding entering quilts into juried quilt shows. First, let's talk about what it means for a quilt show to be juried. If a quilt show is juried, one or more people will be looking...

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Playful Partial Seams
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2021 Finished Quilts

TDR Queen {Finished Quilt}

It wasn't exactly smooth sailing to get from the basted quilt to a quilt finish this week, but my sample for the Playful Partial Seams workshop that I'll be teaching at QuiltCon 2022 in Phoenix is complete. 50wt Aurifl in 2435 (Peachy Pink) melted into the Tula Pink print perfectly. I did vacillate back and for on whether to use...

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Playful Partial Seams - Basted
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Quilts

TDR Queen {Making Progress}

After pausing on working on the TDR Queen (Playful Partial Seams workshop sample mini quilt), I was able to come back and make better progress on moving it forward. Most importantly, I was able to cut correctly from the background fabric. Whew. With the correct cut under my belt, I was able to successfully get the mini quilt pieced without...

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Life

Email is Working Again

Short story: My professional email is working again.   Long story: After waiting 72 hours, it still didn't work. I contacted support and *surprise surprise* they had to get a system administrator to make a change to the server. LONGEST WEEK EVER but my business should be back to normal. Thank you so much for your patience as this resolved. I...

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Marking Diagonal for QSTs
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Marking Diagonal Lines for QSTs

One of my favorite aspects of teaching workshops is that it makes me really think through what I do. In the process of preparing to teach the Sunburst workshop with the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild a little over a week ago, I was making samples to show my process for making quarter-square triangles (QSTs), and I realized that...

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Planview
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2021 Finished Quilts

Planview {Completed Quilt}

Quilting the white background for Planview honestly went quicker than I had anticipated, and so I'm really happy to get to share the finished quilt with you today! The fabric for the sample quilt was provided by Northcott Fabrics. The colorful prints are by Patrick Lose Studios and are part of the reorderable Mixmasters Mashup line. The quilt includes: Open...

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Quilts

Pulsar {Pacific International Quilt Festival}

On August 4th, I submitted Pulsar for consideration for the upcoming Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF), to be held in Santa Clara Convention Center on October 14-17. A few weeks ago, I started seeing quilters on Instagram posting that their quilts had been juried in and selected to hang at the show. I did not receive an email, so...

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Planview Quilting Progress - Quilt Backing
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Quilts

Planview – Listening to the Quilt

Once I had a quilting plan in mind, I was ready to get started quilting the Planview Quilt. I basted the quilt in two sessions: half before lunch and half after lunch, so it felt like it went quickly. And I am still very much an advocate of pinning the batting to the backing around the edge of the...

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Planview Quilting Plan - Upper Left Quadrant
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Quilts

Planview Quilting Plan

Today, I want so share the process I went through to come up with a quilting plan for my Planview quilt. I use an app on my iPad called Procreate (I think I paid $9.99 for it) which allows me to use an Apple pen to doodle out quilting motifs. I'll explain more about how I work through the...

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Cathedral Stars Mini Quilt
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2021 Finished Quilts

Cathedral Star Mini Quilt

In addition to the Cathedral Star Block that I'll be adding to my Old School Block of the Month quilt, I also pieced 4 additional Cathedral Star blocks in the process of creating the PDF that I shared last Sunday: one block for each method and with each type of ruler. There was no sense in letting those blocks...

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Cathedral Star Block
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Quilts

Cathedral Star Block {Old School BOM}

Hello and welcome to the 9th month of the Old School Block of the Month hosted by by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams. If we haven't met before, I'm Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl. I'm a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, quilt designer, quilt instructor, and technical editor. In addition, I have over 90(!!) free tutorials that you may...

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Aurifil Thread for Quilting
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Quilts

Planview {Pieced Quilt Top}

I get to share the Planview pieced quilt top with you today! As an engineer, I created plans to communicate how to manufacture parts that I developed. Plans are two-dimensional diagrams used to describe an object and communicate building and/or fabrication instructions. A plan view is a projection looking down on the object, like in a floor plan for a...

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Teaching

Sunburst Virtual Workshop {Las Vegas MQG}

This is a quick post that I'm sharing for the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild. I am going to be giving my Transparency Fabric Selection Tips & Tricks virtual lecture and teaching a 3-hour Sunburst transparency pattern virtual workshop (blue quilt in the upper right of image below) with the Las Vegas MQG later this month (see full date...

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Tips for Working with Directional Prints
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General Tutorials

Directional Prints {HSTs and Stitch and Flip}

Hello, and welcome to any new visitors who are following along with my Aurifil Instagram takeover this weekend. I'm Yvonne Fuchs, a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, pattern designer, quilt instructor, and technical editor. I've been a very active blogger since 2014, and if you have more time to poke around my website after reading my tips for...

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Life

Aurifil Instagram Takeover

This is just a super quick post to let you know to keep an eye on the Aurifil Instagram account this weekend. I'll be sharing through their account this weekend (and doing my best to keep up with comments there). There will be additional coordinated content shared here on my blog *wink wink*. On top of that, Sunday is...

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Planview Quilt Along Fabric - Northcott Fabrics
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quilt along

Planview {2022 Quilt Along}

After coming up with a design, writing a pattern (that includes 6 sizes to choose from!), and getting the pattern edited by my technical editor (Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs), this week I get to start sewing the test version of my upcoming Planview quilt along quilt. I'm making the lap size quilt and I'm really looking forward...

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