Red, Cream, and Blue Placemats
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Red, Cream, and Blue Placemats

Last week, I was happy to find that I had plenty of remaining red, cream, and blue fabric left over from the Digital Wave table runner to piece two placemat tops. There wasn't a LOT of fabric, so I decided to keep it very simple and just create bands of color. Too many more seams and I wouldn't have...

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Digital Wave Table Runner
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2022 Finished Quilts

Digital Wave Table Runner

I'm super pleased that I was able to get the red, cream, and blue Digital Wave table runner complete. Not that I'm feeling especially patriotic this year for 4th of July, given the state of affairs of politics in America, but I think that almost makes it more important to claim that I, too, also belong. I, too, am...

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Life

Coming Soon: #2022MidYearCheckIn

As crazy as it may seem, 2022 is almost halfway over. On July 1st, I'll open the #2022MidYearCheckIn link up party that will run the month of July. I welcome you to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on your year as well, even if you did not join the original #2022PlanningParty link up. So, prepare to take...

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Digital Wave Table Runner - Fabric Pull
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Quilts

Red, Cream, and Blue Digital Wave

After making the Red, White (or Cream), and Blue digital mockups of a few of my quilt designs at the end of May, I couldn't shake the mockup of Digital Wave in reds, cream, and blues. So after the Meringue pattern release last week, I dug through my stash bins and came up with these solids for the quilt top....

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Life

Auribuzz Guest Post

Today on Aurifil's Auribuzz blog, I’m excited to get to share some of my top tips for quilting with you so that you can confidently quilt your version of Meringue or tackle your next quilting project. I did all the quilting for Meringue on my domestic Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini with coordinating 50wt Aurifil thread. I hope there is a...

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Meringue (& Bonus Garden Peony) Pattern Release

I have been having so much fun over the past two months making Meringue and Garden Peony, and today the Meringue pattern is now available for you to make your own versions of these quilts! The pattern offers three sizes (baby, lap or queen) AND the pattern includes instructions for Garden Peony, a bonus quilt option in three sizes for...

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Garden Peony
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2022 Finished Quilts

Garden Peony {Finished Quilt}

I love finishing the binding of my quilts by hand. That doesn't mean I hand bind all of my projects; I'm not totally crazy! Sometimes it's more practical to finish binding by machine, but I definitely enjoyed the process of getting to spend a bit more time with Garden Peony as I stitched the binding to the back by...

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Garden Peony - Marking
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Garden Peony {Quilting Progress}

This week, I was so grateful for past Yvonne taking the time to make better circle templates to mark out quilting reference lines. It made preparing Garden Peony for quilting a one afternoon activity. Yay! I used the 1", 2", 3", 4", and 5" quarter circle templates that I created in combination with a straight ruler and my Hera marker...

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Meringue
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2022 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery

Meringue {Finished Quilt}

Today is a doubly good day; my brother is celebrating a milestone birthday today (happy birthday, C!) and I have a quilt finish to share! I had a lot of fun adding the quilting detail to Meringue. I started in the center and quilted my way from darkest to lightest and then finished with the background quilting. As I mentioned...

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Marked Quilting Lines
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Meringue {Quilting Progress}

Because I have two quilts to mark for quilting (both Meringue and its bonus quilt, Garden Peony), and because I seem to be marking quilting lines that use standard quarter circle sizes a lot lately, I decided that it was time to make some longer lasting polycarbonate templates to help me mark quilting lines. As you may remember, I...

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Quilts

Red, White/Cream, and Blue Quilt Mockups

I started thinking about picnic and holiday quilts due to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend (here in the United States) and the start of summer for the northern hemisphere. I don't tend to make a lot of holiday based quilt patterns, but I wanted to show how a few of my older quilt patterns can be used to make...

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Garden Peony - Quilting Plan
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Garden Peony Quilting Plan {Meringue Bonus Quilt}

I was stumped at first (you'll see a lot of initial thoughts from all over designs to different ways of thinking about the relationship of the elements of the quilt in the timelapse video below), but when I found a path through the shapes I knew I was on the right path! https://youtu.be/ReMeZY2QHIk I *think* I have also figured out why...

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Garden Peony - Pieced Quilt Top
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Garden Peony Progress {Meringue Bonus Quilt}

As you may have noticed in my previous post about the Meringue Bonus Quilt, I am working on two projects at once. For me, that's pretty darn crazy. I love how we all operate differently in our craft rooms. I very rarely have more than one long term project (like a block of the month that runs for a...

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Life

2022 Summer Quilt Along

Have you taken part in the Summer Sampler quilt along in years past? This year Faith, Lee, and Katie are pausing and there is not Summer Sampler. However, one of the co-hosts, Katie @swimbikequilt, is offering her own 2022 Summer Quilt Along: a Choose Your Own Adventure Sampler Quilt! If you need a Summer Sampler fix, this quilt along...

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Curved piecing fabric scraps left over from piecing the Meringue quilt, in oyster, mustard, gold, and brown.
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Quilts

Meringue Bonus Quilt

I am officially distracted by a new idea. As I was piecing together the Meringue quilt, I set aside the large scraps knowing that I would have an opportunity to play with design ideas to create a Meringue bonus quilt. Well, the stack of offcuts was so tempting that I've set aside piecing the Meringue quilt and been having...

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quilt along, Quilt Pattern

Planview Pattern Release and Quilt Along Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who sewed along during the Planview Quilt Along. It was a treat to get to see your beautiful quilts come together! Now that the quilt along is officially over, the stand along Planview digital quilt pattern is now available in the Quilting Jetgirl pattern shop. The Planview quilt pattern is a fun, modern design that...

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