November Mini Mini Quilts
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November Patron Mini Mini Quilts

I had 5 Patrons unlock the mini mini quilt reward in November. I typically aim to make mini mini quilts in the 4" square size range, but they all vary a little bit. Over Thanksgiving, we had over 9 inches of snow at my house, which made a soft photo background for these fun tiny quilts. I ask each patron...

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Linky Party

2020 Planning Party {Coming Soon}

Mark your calendars! For the 5th consecutive year, I will be hosting a planning party from December 15th-31st. It’s time to look back on 2019 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: #2016PlanningParty #2017PlanningParty #2018PlanningParty #2019PlanningParty How about a little extra...

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Color Blending - Blue, Aqua, Lime
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Additional Push-Pull Colorway Options

I've put together a handful of additional colorways based on requests I have received, so I thought I'd share them all here. If you are still not seeing something that interests you, please leave me a comment or send an email to yvonne(at)quiltingjetgirl(dot)com and I'll be happy to help! As a reminder, if you pre-ordered the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern,...

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Push-Pull Quilt Along {Fabric Selection}

There are two elements that create transparency quilts: design and color/fabric selection. From a design perspective, transparency is first and foremost about overlapping shapes. The Push-Pull quilt design explores overlapping triangular shapes. With the design element taken care of, the focus for the first Push-Pull Quilt Along instructions focus on color/fabric selection. If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt...

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Push-Pull - Sample Lap Quilt in Northcott Solids
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Push-Pull {Completed Quilt}

I was able to finish hand stitching the binding on a lap sized version of Push-Pull the day after Thanksgiving, and I am so smitten with how it all came together! I used Northcott ColorWorks Premium Solids in Iris, Heather, and Lilac Mist. The backing is Iris and the binding is Heather. After quilting and binding, it finished at 65"...

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Tips

Converting Images to Grayscale {Video Tutorial}

One of the topics that I cover when I teach transparency workshops is how to take good quality photographs of your fabric selections and convert the images into grayscale. Once the photos are in grayscale, it is easier to evaluate their relative values and edit your fabric selection to create stunning transparency quilts. I just completed a video tutorial to...

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General Tutorials

Reverse Appliqué and Hand Quilted Pillow Tutorial {November Slice & Stitch Challenge}

OLFA and Aurifil teamed up in 2019 to create 6 Slice & Stitch Challenges. For each challenge, one OLFA ambassador and one Aurifil Artisan received the same products to create a project and tips/tutorials to share. This month Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I were both given OLFA's 5" Precision Smooth Edge Scissors (SCS-4) and Aurifil’s Cotton 12...

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Push-Pull Quilt Along {Pre-Sales Open}

The Push-Pull Quilt Along officially kicks off on December 2nd, and pre-sales open today! *Note: Quilting Jetgirl Patrons are automatically enrolled. By purchasing the Push-Pull Quilt Along, you are agreeing to be added to a mailing list that will be used to distribute the Push-Pull Digital Quilt Pattern in PDF segments starting on December 2, 2019, through May 18, 2020....

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Scoop
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Scoop {November MDL Challenge}

I wasn't surprised to realize that I did not have enough fabric to make my initial November MDL Design Idea that I shared early last week. I didn't need to change much, and I have to admit that I really liked how the design evolved with just those few changes. After getting the design modified for the fabric I had...

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Quilt Pattern

Expanded Quilt Theory Digital Pattern Releases

When the Quilt Theory collaboration ended, the rights to the patterns reverted back to the original designers. This summer, I decided to revisit the 3 patterns I released with the group and expand them (they were originally all only for lap size quilts). Today, I am releasing the 3 expanded patterns. Tiled Parquet creates a strong geometric pattern with varying...

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Fabric Pull
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Quilt Design

November Inspiration & Design {Modern Design Lab}

The design group in which I have been participating now has a name: Modern Design Lab (MDL)! I like the group name and how well it describes our activities together. For November, instead of an inspiration image taken by one of our members, we were given an image of a magazine cover to use as inspiration. The email that contained...

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Announcing the Push-Pull Quilt Along

I knew that when I got home, I was going to need a quilting goal to focus on. I had a lot of time to think about what that might look like, and I am excited to announce the upcoming Push-Pull Quilt Along is the result! I refined the Push-Pull design in March based on Sylvia from Flying Parrot Quilts'...

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Sewing Room Refresh
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Life

Sewing Space Refresh and Reorganization

It's hard to put into words what coming home after spending 5 months traveling and living in a 75-square foot space was like. What I can tell you is that after unpacking everything out of Wabi-Sabi Overland, I spent the majority of my first 24 hours at home in my sewing room. A lot has changed in my sewing space;...

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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt
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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Complete!

It is my great pleasure to share with you the completed Stone Sheep Mini quilt today! I put a lot of thought and time into alternate ways of finishing this mini quilt: should I stretch it across a canvas or frame it or put it in a shadow box? After exploring all my options, I opted for a black binding...

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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt - Aurifil Threads Used
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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Layering & Blocking

Well, we have made it home. The tail end of our trip felt like a whirlwind; getting back into the lower 48 meant much higher population density than we had been used to all summer which made finding camp spots harder. We were also super fortunate to be able to stop and visit with friends along the way, so...

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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Basting
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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Basting & Background

After finishing the preparation for the Stone Sheep Mini quilt and writing the layout blog post, I had some time to consider how I wanted to start. Another reality about quilting while traveling this summer: when the weather is beautiful, we are outside. When it is raining, I have more ample time in the afternoons and evenings for other...

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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt Layout
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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Layout

Another fact of life that I have come to embrace while traveling: I have learned how to slow down. At the beginning of the trip, I voraciously worked my way through tech editing and reading (all) the books I had brought with me for the summer. Now, nearly 5 months later, I savor the time to sit and think;...

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Aurifil Thread for Stone Sheep Mini Quilt
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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Fabric and Thread Selection

There have been many wonderful aspects to my summer travels, but the opportunity to get to see wildlife in their natural habitat has been special and at times magical. I made the conscious decision to not spend a lot of time taking photographs of this trip. For one thing, my husband is a fabulous photographer and he often gets...

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River Antoine Mini Quilt Finish, Quill Creek, Yukon
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River Antoine Mini Quilt Finish

I decided to tackle basting the River Antoine Mini Quilt, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had enough floor space to baste it inside Wabi-Sabi Overland. The floor space is tight, as you can see. Our pull-out chest refrigerator is to the far left in the image, our kitchen is at the top of the image with...

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Life

Birthday Week Pattern Sale

Today is my paternal grandmother’s birthday, and my birthday is a bit later this week (on Thursday). Happy Birthday, Grandma! My grandmother offered to hand quilt a twin-size quilt for me to take to college. The only catch was that I had to make the quilt top. She’s the reason I started quilting, and the first quilt that I made means...

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