Preparing for Final Live Q&A
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QuiltCon

QuiltCon Together

From my perspective there are many overwhelmingly positive things about QuiltCon Together. As I mentioned last week, I was thrilled to get to teach workshops in a format where students got to immediately learn more about their machines, and I've been blown away by the beautiful work that they have been creating. One big highlight for me was spending an...

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Pacific Grove Tree - Thread Painting Workshop Sample
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2021 Finished Quilts

QuiltCon Together Workshop Samples

In preparing workshops for QuiltCon Together, I made several class samples that I have yet to share here on my blog. Going through the workshops with attendees last weekend reminded me of these fun projects. While the mini mini quilt workshop is an invitation to have fun and use up your scraps, I also talk about some principles of quilt...

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Summer Sampler Black Lives Matter Quilt
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Quilts

Summer Sampler Black Lives Matter Quilt Auction

Last summer, as a former Summer Sampler block designer, I was honored to contribute a block to the Summer Sampler Black Lives Matter quilt. The quilt is now listed on eBay for Charity, and all proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Social Justice Sewing Academy. The Auction is live until 11am (Mountain), March 1, 2021. The quilt measures 72”...

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Group Quilt Blocks 1-4
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Quilts

Group Quilt Blocks 1-4

Over a year ago, I brainstormed ideas for a group quilt. After discussing the ideas with the group, we opted for the following guidelines: All blocks will finish at 3″, 6″, or 9″ on any side (3 1/2″, 6 1/2″, or 9 1/2″ unfinished). All blocks will have a curve. The curve can be done via piecing, applique, bias...

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quilt along

Bokeh Quilt Along {Piecing #2}

Now that our flying geese blocks are pieced, it's time to make some half-square triangles and square-in-a-square blocks. If you have already purchased the Bokeh Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today with the Piecing #2 instructions. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Bokeh Quilt Along – Piecing #2. If you haven’t joined in...

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Patched Friendship Star
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Quilts

Patched Friendship Star Block {Old School BOM}

I am squeaking in right under the wire to get my first block made as part of the 2021 Old School Block of the Month. Kim shared her tutorial for the Patched Friendship Star block on January 12th, and the next block (designed by Nancy Scott from Masterpiece Quilting) will be shared today. It took me longer to come...

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No-Waste Flying Geese Tutorial and Top TIps
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Block Tutorials

No-Waste Flying Geese Tutorial and Top Tips

Over the years, I've learned a handful of tips that have added up to having a lot more success and confidence when piecing flying geese blocks using the no-waste method (also known as the four-at-a-time method). Today, I thought I'd put all of my current top tips and best practices together into a blog post in case there is...

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Fractures
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Quilt Pattern

Fractures Quilt Pattern Release

The expanded version of the Fractures digital quilt pattern (which was previously available to Modern Quilt Guild members through Modern Monthly in lap size only under the name Rock Candy) is complete and available in the Quilting Jetgirl digital pattern shop. The Fractures pattern includes instructions to make the quilt in six sizes: baby (48" x 48") throw (48"...

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Tips

Nesting Ironing Table

As I mentioned in my Big Move post, we are working hard to renovate and create a cozy space in our new-to-us 512 square foot cottage. One of the challenges of a smaller space is making sure that everything has its place and that the overall effect leaves it feeling as large and open as possible. Before we moved,...

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quilt along

Bokeh Quilt Along {Piecing #1}

Hooray, it's time to start piecing! If you have already purchased the Bokeh Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today with the Piecing #1 instructions. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Bokeh Quilt Along – Piecing #1. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Bokeh Quilt Along and I will add you to...

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Bokeh QAL Fabric Pull
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quilt along

Bokeh Quilt Along {Fabric Pull}

Well, there's nothing quite like being behind in a quilt along you are hosting. I think moving is a pretty good reason, but I am definitely eager to catch up and work along with everyone else. I had a bit of time to organize my sewing space this week, and one of the first things I needed to do...

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Quilts

Introducing the Old School BOM

At the end of 2020, Kim Lapacek reached out to some designers because she was craving an "old school" style blog hop based block of the month for 2021. Starting today, on the 12th of every month this year, a new free tutorial will be shared by one of the block of the month designers. We will be sharing...

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quilt along

Bokeh Quilt Along {Cutting Instructions}

With fabric selections made, it’s time to get cutting! If you have already purchased the Bokeh Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today with the Cutting Instructions. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Bokeh Quilt Along – Cutting Instructions. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Bokeh Quilt Along and I will add you...

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Life, Linky Party

Best of 2020

My good friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs is hosting the Best of 2020 link party where we get an opportunity to highlight our “best” 5 posts from 2020. There are no rules on how you define and share your best posts, and I hope you join in with us! Most Popular Tutorial - 12 Block Circle Setting Quilt Top While the 12 block...

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Life

2021 Goal Setting

Before setting goals for a new year, I always start by reviewing my goals for the previous year. 2020 Goals Host and have fun with the Push-Pull Quilt Along. - Complete! Make a queen size version of Push-Pull to replace the deteriorating bed quilt I made as a wedding gift to my husband 16 years ago. - Complete! Be on the crew...

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Blog Hop

Holiday Memories {Blog Hop}

I think you had as much fun as I did last week with Bernie from Needle and Foot's Guess Who game, but I have to admit it was more challenging than I expected! Bernie has been brainstorming ways to spread cheer this year. This week, she has organized a Holiday Memories blog hop. See below to hop around and...

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Linky Party

#2021PlanningParty

Welcome to the 2021 Planning Party Linkup!! As 2020 is winding down, I want to pause to reflect on how the year has gone and look ahead to goals for 2021. I welcome you to join me. :) Accountability Partner If you are looking to connect with an accountability partner to work with over the year, please make a note in...

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