Mark your calendars! For the 6th consecutive year, I will be hosting a planning party from December 14th-31st. It’s time to look back on 2020 and think about plans and goals for next year!
Curious about how it works? Here are the previous year’s linkups for you to peruse if it helps:
Stay tuned; the link...
In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image. Bokeh has also been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light". Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause very different bokeh effects. - Wikipedia
The Bokeh quilt requires 5 fabrics: a background fabric (Fabric E), 3 fabrics for...
Today is the last day to join the Bokeh Quilt Along at the discounted price. The quilt along begins tomorrow!
In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image. Bokeh has also been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause...
There is still a week left to submit quilts to QuiltCon Together! As the quilts will go through a jury selection process, there is no guarantee that any of my submissions will be accepted, so I always love to share the quilts that I am proud of making in the year in a blog post as their own kind...
In light of feeling unsettled during election week, I decided to go through my quilts. I was able to gift or donate 14 quilts, and it helped me feel calm and like I was putting out love and positive energy. After all, quilts are made to be used and loved and I can't keep them all.
Some friends locally helped...
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The Bokeh Quilt Along officially kicks off on December 1st, and pre-sales open today! *Note: Quilting Jetgirl Patrons are automatically enrolled.
By purchasing the Bokeh Quilt Along, you are agreeing to be added to a mailing list that will be used to distribute the Bokeh Digital Quilt Pattern in PDF segments starting on December 1, 2020, through May 1, 2021. The dates you...
I reached out to Susanne Woods from Lucky Spool in October of 2019 to discuss my goals of growing as a technical editor within the quilting industry. I met Susanne through the Modern Quilt Guild and QuiltCon, and when I reached out to her last year, she was generous with her time and replies. Armed with new knowledge, I...
I finished the lap size sample quilt for my upcoming Bokeh Quilt Along last week, so today I can finally reveal the design for the upcoming quilt along. I really love this design, so I hope you are ready to see a lot of photos of the quilt!
As I mentioned, I made the lap size version of Bokeh, which...
Early this year, I began the training process to become a certified Aurifilosophy instructor. I am pleased to announce that I am now offering a virtual Aurifilosophy Trunk show.
Aurifilosophy – All About Thread!
90-120 minute lecture and trunk show
Are you ready to achieve brilliant results with all the amazing weights of luscious Aurifil thread? I’ll share a structured presentation and...
A local friend reached out to me at the beginning of October enquiring if I would consider making a quilt on commission. Although it is pretty rare that I take on commission work, she gave me free reign on the design (with just enough input to make sure the recipient will love it) and I am really excited to...
A month or two ago, Stephanie Socha reached out to me to see if I would consider being a guest on her podcast, Make and Decorate. I had such a lovely time chatting with her (how can over an hour fly by so quickly???) and I am excited to let you know that the podcast is now available for...
In 2015 (how can that have been 5 years ago already??), I hosted a series of discussions based on the “Why Quilts Matter“ discussion guide. If you are curious, the previous posts were about:
Aspects of Quilt Making
Technology and Quilting
Selling Your Work
As I was doing a digital cleanup and backup of my files...
After 2 months in shipping, a mini mini quilt that I shipped internationally was finally received last week. The tracking number had not updated for a month, and I was starting to fear it had been lost, so I was super delighted to hear that it was finally received. Now that it has been received, I can share the...
I'm really pleased to be able to mark my final long term WIP off my 2020 goals; my Modern Plus Sampler quilt is finished!
The air quality here continues to be atrocious, so no outdoor finish photos of the quilt. I have been suffering through a bit of depression; I could handle being home and only going to the grocery...
I recently finished a quick, unexpected project. I was contacted by a friend who was gifted a family heirloom baby quilt, and they wanted to hang it on the wall. I was happy to agree to put a hanging sleeve on the back of the quilt.
Because the quilt is not directional, the first thing I did after receiving the...
As I mentioned on Monday, I am taking a bit of a detour so that I can wrap up a long term WIP. It has been a little over a year and a half since I pieced the Modern Plus Sampler quilt top. The Modern Plus Sampler was a quilt along hosted by my friends Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs)...
Cutting fabric to start a new project is my least favorite step in the quilt making process. It is always heavily outweighed by the fact that I am excited to get to make something (!!), but it's still the part of the process I like the least. I just find the time it takes to be tedious. As a...
What's even better than one quilt? Two! The curve star blocks and inset curve stars create scraps that are perfect for squaring up and creating drunkard's path blocks, so I designed a second quilt using an additional background fabric and the Pistils & Pollen scraps to showcase how Morrison Park looks against a darker background.
I really adore how the...
Welcome to my stop on Pat Sloan's Morrison Park Tour! If you are new to Quilting Jetgirl, I'm a former aerospace engineer (the highlight of my 15 year career was working on the small design, build, and test team for the prototype SpaceShipTwo) turned quilt pattern designer, teacher, and technical editor. I lean toward modern, graphic designs and have...