Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Magnolia Mystery Quilt Finish!

I knew that it was time to finish my Magnolia Mystery quilt, but until I sat down to write this post, I didn't realize that I finished Cheryl's (Meadow Mist Designs) Magnolia Mystery Quilt in January. In May I ordered and received backing fabric, and this week I had time to finish it. Earlier this year, my oldest niece told...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through June
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – June

Kerry from Kid Giddy is the designer of the June Aurifil block, the Tonga Block, and I could not wait to sew this one together! Kerry's block is inspired by Tonga and depicts a sea turtle. As you probably saw earlier this year through my Deep Dive mini quilt, my husband and I really love sea turtles. I waited...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Tips and Tutorials Festival {Voting Open!}

Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I have really enjoyed all the posts linked up to the Tips and Tutorials Festival this week. Have you had a chance to check them all out? If not, now is a great time to go visit them all because Voting is Open! (Note: voting takes place on the main link-up post.) The top three posts...

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Quilt Market - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II Sew Along {Starts Today!}

In anticipation of the Splendid Sampler II book release (non-affiliate link), the Splendid Sampler II sew-along is kicking off today. 80 quilt designers from all over the world (including yours truly!) have contributed blocks to this fantastic sampler quilt book. The sew-along is going to give a variety of 20 of the Splendid Sampler II blocks to download weekly...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Tips and Tutorials Festival {Linkup!}

Welcome to the first bi-annual Tips and Tutorials Festival I am co-hosting with Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs. I hope that you have fun learning some great new tips and tutorials! Just as a reminder, details about the festival... Submissions close at 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, June 15th. You can submit up to 4 tutorials: one per category or all...

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Giveaway, OLFA Creators

OLFA 60mm Endurance Blade {Giveaway}

I don't know about you, but I was curious about the OLFA 45mm Endurance blade when it was released last March, but I use a 60mm rotary cutter, so it was mostly just a blip on my radar. I saw people discussing how it worked for them, and I was hopeful that OLFA might extend their product offering to...

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Quilts

2018 Aurifil Artisans and Teaching Update

Sometimes all the pieces fall into place at once. Yesterday Aurifil announced their 2018 Aurifil Artisans, and I am thrilled that they are welcoming me back for another year. It's an amazingly talented bunch, and it is an honor to be a part of the group. You know that my machines and I love Aurifil, and I am grateful...

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Linky Party

2018 Goals Check-in

As hard as it is to believe, it's fast approaching the halfway point of the year. I am going to host a #2018MidYearReview linkup party from July 1st through July 15th, so now is the time to take stock of the goals you set for yourself. You can browse the #2018PlanningParty linkup to find your original goal setting. I'll...

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QuiltCon 2019, Teaching

QuiltCon 2019: Nashville

Last week the Modern Quilt Guild released the Catalog for QuiltCon 2019, which is going to be held from February 21-24 in Nashville, Tennessee. I am really excited to share that I will be teaching a 3 hour transparency design workshop on Sunday, February 24th, from 9-12 am. Workshop description: Combining discussion, sketching, and design wall group activity, Yvonne will walk...

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Tips and Tutorials Tuesday

Tips and Tutorials Festival {Rules and Prizes}

I hope that you are getting as excited as Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and I am about the upcoming Tips and Tutorials Festival! The festival will open for links to tutorials on June 11th. Festival Rules Submissions open at Midnight Eastern on Monday, June 11th and close at 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, June 15th. There will be 4 categories open...

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Murrina
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Murrina {Stash Statement Blog Tour}

I am thrilled to get to share my finished Murrina quilt, from the Stash Statement book by Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation, today! If you want to see my progression in making the quilt, all the previous posts about Murrina are: Murrina – Getting Started {Stash Statement} Improv Piecing Progress {Murrina | Stash Statement} Still Sewing Along {Murrina | Stash Statement} ...

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Giveaway

Giveaway Friday

Wow, it's hard to believe this is the 4th week of Giveaway Friday... and I've got weeks of giveaways lined up to keep going! My husband and I are building a custom expedition vehicle, and we purchased the habitat box from Total Composites. The big expedition vehicle “conference” (think the equivalent of QuiltCon) of the year, Overland Expo West, was...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through May
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – May

Minki Kim is the designer of the May Aurifil block, the Santa Barbara Tile Block, and I have to admit I was a bit stumped when I first saw the block. So far I had used black, white, and the suggested color by the designer. But Minki's suggestion of yellow would make the second yellow block for the year......

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Sunset Mini Mini Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt {Patreon Reward}

I had two Patrons unlock rewards in May. One of my Patrons unlocked a mini quilt and I was able to send her a quilt that was in my stock that I know she will love and appreciate. The second Patron unlocked a mini mini quilt, and other than asking me to refrain from pastel colors, I had free...

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Giveaway

Giveaway Friday

Welcome to installment 3 of Giveaway Friday! My husband's maternal grandparents have been a big influence in both of our lives and are part of the inspiration in our consideration for downsizing. His grandparents had a lovely home and extra large yard where they raised 5 children. Upon his grandfather's retirement, they decided to move into a condo living...

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Instagram Photo Challenge, Quilt Theory

#MissingMarket

Spring quilt market is being held in Portland, Oregon, this week, and images are about to flood our social media channels. Quilt Market is the Quilting Industry's equivalent to Spring and Fall Fashion Week in NYC and Paris. Every fabric manufacturer, sewing machine manufacturer, and designers of fabrics / patterns / notions attend Quilt Market to share new and...

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Murrina - Snowball Blocks
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Quilts

Snowballs {Murrina | Stash Statement}

My progress on the Murrina quilt continues to be rather slow, but hopefully I can pick up the pace this week a bit and at least get the quilt top and backing ready to quilt. Wish me luck! I have transformed all the improv blocks I shared in my last progress post into the snowball blocks that the pattern calls for. I...

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Giveaway

Giveaway Friday

Welcome to installment 2 of Giveaway Friday! There were a lot of questions about my downsizing last week, and I will definitely be filling in more details when I can. For now, we are just doing a lot of de-cluttering, donating, selling, and general spring cleaning. This week, I'm giving away more 100 Blocks magazines. I am giving away (1) 100...

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Murrina - Improv Blocks Pieced
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Quilts

Still Sewing Along {Murrina | Stash Statement}

I really like improvisation, but I am not the quickest when doing it myself. I am happy to say that I have all my improv blocks for the Murrina quilt from Stash Statement pieced together and my sewing area has been tidied back up. Whew, that brings me a lot of peace of mind! Up next will be seeing how...

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