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QuiltCon 2020

QuiltCon 2020 Workshop

Did you see the announcement of faculty for QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas, last week? I’m excited that I have been asked back to teach another 3-hour workshop next year! As part of the crew, I can only sneak away to teach one 3-hour workshop each year. I have said in the past that I am passionate about the quilting...

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Sparkler Block for the 2019 Summer Sampler
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Sparkler Block {2019 Summer Sampler}

Were you able to pick out which block I designed in the Summer Sampler 2019? I look forward to getting to use sparklers every 4th of July, and it is such a quintessential part of summer that it was the inspiration for my 2019 Summer Sampler block design. The Sparkler block will introduce transparency topics, especially for moving around the...

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First Three Group Quilt Blocks
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Quilts

Group Quilt Blocks

The design group I am a part of is working on a group quilt. The overarching goal is to create a group quilt that is both cohesive in design while reflecting each quilter within the group. I would like to thank Painter's Palette and Hobbs for supplying fabric and batting. I had a beautifully washed, pressed, and stacked fabric bundle...

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Inspiration photograph taken by Travis Seward @travlis
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Discussion

Finding Design Inspiration

As part of a design group, I receive an inspiration photograph on roughly a bi-monthly basis and work to design and piece a block, mini quilt, or quilt based on inspiration I get from the photograph. This is very similar to the Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) Facebook group that I have discussed in the past (in case you...

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Life

2019 Aurifil Artisans

Last week, Aurifil announced their 2019 Aurifil Artisans, and I am thrilled that they are welcoming me back for another (third!) year. With over 250 applications this year, I don't envy the hard work they had to do to select the Artisans this year. It’s an amazingly talented bunch, and it is an honor to be a part of...

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Fussy Cut Mini Mini Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts

Fussy Cut Mini Mini Quilt

I really love getting to make special quilted rewards for my Patreon supporters, and last month I had the opportunity to piece a mini mini quilt for a patron who has enjoyed watching my fussy cutting skills evolve through the Splendid Sampler 2. They also mentioned liking purple, teal, and gray. Now that the mini mini quilt has been...

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Summer Sampler 2019

For the past few summers, Lee Heinrich, Faith Jones, and Katie Blakesley have hosted a popular quilt along called the Summer Sampler. Today I am really pleased to share with you that I am a designer in the Summer Sampler 2019! Summer Sampler 2019 Designers (Top to Bottom, Left to Right) Row 1: Heather Black @Quiltachusetts, Krista Hennebury @poppyprint, Lynne Goldsworthy...

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Teaching

Vermont Quilt Festival

My newsletter subscribers have heard all about this, but I just realized I hadn't shared this exciting news on my blog: I will be teaching at the Vermont Quilt Festival in June! I will be teaching 4 classes while I am there; 3 full day workshops and one half-day workshop. For full workshop and registration details, please visit the links...

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Block Tutorials

Uneven Log Cabin Block Tutorial

I was recently contacted by a reader asking for sizing details on the uneven log cabin block that I used to create a yellow and black baby sized uneven log cabin quilt in early 2014. Because I was more than willing to share the sizing details once, I immediately went to work to create this quick tutorial to share...

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Blog Hop, Giveaway, Review

Quilts with an Angle Blog Hop and Giveaway

I met Sheila Christensen when I participated in the Cotton Cuts mystery charity quilt in 2017. While Sheila, who lives in New Zealand and blogs at Mystery Quilter, loves creating Mystery Quilts, she also owns a quilt shop, teaches, and is also now an author. Today, I am looking forward to introducing you to her first book, Quilts with...

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Figure 8 – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Figure 8

Welcome to the last week of the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along! It has been a really fun journey for me. I was excited and honored to be asked to contribute to the book (Balancing Reflection), and I have really enjoyed making the 42 unique blocks that I have pieced along the way. I feel like my small piecing...

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Typecast J - Bag
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Blog Tour

“J” {Typecast of Characters Blog Tour}

Today is my day to share a letter in the Typecast of Characters blog tour, hosted by Sheri from Whole Circle Studio. I met Sheri in person when I filmed for Fresh Quilting in June of 2017, and I am eager to present my version of the letter "J" from Sheri's latest pattern, Typecast, with you today. You might be...

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Summer Reading – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Summer Reading

I had so much fun making the block for the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along this week: Summer Reading by Heather Givans of Crimson Tate. Clearly, my stack of books represents my love of math and science fiction (and my love of the prints I am working with)! Be sure to visit The Splendid Sampler website to see the other blocks revealed today....

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Crown Mini Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts

Design Group Challenge: Crown Mini Quilt

One of the reasons I was motivated to finish the Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt a few weeks ago was that it was time for me to start working on the next design group challenge. In general, I like to finish one project before moving on to another (although quilt alongs and other long term projects definitely interrupt that general...

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Scatter – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Scatter

This week in the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along, I chose to make Scatter by Jess Frost from @elvengardenquilts. I took my time and sewed using a scant quarter inch seam allowance meaning I then trimmed after each seam to keep things as square and true as possible. I really love the color gradient across the block and once again...

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Flight Path Quilt by Quilting Jetgirl for Pattern Drop
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Quilt Pattern

Flight Path Pattern Release

Today I have a quick announcement: Flight Path is now available for sale in my pattern shop! The pattern contains instructions for baby, lap, twin, and queen size versions. I have made a number of these quilts over the years, and it's really fun to see how the pattern is used. From the first quilt (above)... To a recently gifted college graduation version! Flight...

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Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts

Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt Finish

When I shared the Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt in January, I knew it would be a while before I had time to get back to quilt and finish it. This week I was able to put the finishing touches on the mini quilt, and I really love how it finished. For the quilting, I started by drawing a long, continuous...

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Stars Above – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Stars Above

Today marks the start of the final 4 weeks of the official Splendid Sampler 2 sew along, but don't worry, you can absolutely work from the book and sew along at your own pace at any time after the sew along. Without further ado, here is the block I made this week, Stars Above which was designed by Cath...

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