Frost Filigree - Basted and Ready for Quilting
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Quilts

Frost Filigree {Quilting Plan + Basting}

Between all the life stuff going on (trying to address health topics for myself and my husband), the intense social and political things going on in the US and around the world right now, doing some pattern writing, and all the things I want to be doing in my quilting studio right now, it has been a while since...

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Curated Pattern Bundles

Playful Patchwork

My friend Cheryl and I have been hard at work this year with Curated Pattern Bundles, and this week we are excited to be offering the Playful Patchwork Bundle. The 10 Playful Patchwork patterns were specifically curated to help you stitch delight, whimsy, and love into your next quilt. Most of the patterns offer multiple sizes, so the hard...

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Effervescence Fabric - Banyon Batiks
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Fabric

Banyan Batiks

I am really excited about my quilt along design for next year, and Northcott Fabrics has once again generously provided me with the fabric I need to test the pattern. This year, I selected a bright rainbow of color that I can't wait to cut into! I'll be sewing the sample using Banyon Batiks, and almost all of the batiks...

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Linky Party

2024 Quilting Q2 Check In

We have made it through just over half of 2024, and I'm ready to look back on how the first half of my year has progressed. You are welcome to join me in the #2024QuiltingQ2CheckIn (the link up is open through July 15th)! Looking back at my 2024 Goal Setting post, I think that I am more than on track...

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Life

Xmas in July & Rev Craft Biz Podcast

Today I've got a few fun things that I worked on behind the scenes over the last few months that I finally get to share. Hopefully one or both will interest you! I will be participating in the Quilter's Advent Calendar as a featured designer this year. The Quilter's Advent Calendar will make counting down the days until Christmas fun!...

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Quilt Show Entry Tips Word Cloud
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Discussion

Word Clouds {Discussion}

Sometime last month I stumbled upon Word Clouds - a free online word cloud generator. I thought it would be a powerful tool to help evaluate my writing and word choice in many locations: from pattern writing to blog post writing and beyond. I started by evaluating with my Quilt Show Entry Tips post. The larger the words, the more...

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Quilt Pattern

Bonus Bouquet {Pattern Release}

Behind the scenes, I'm working on the pattern for my next quilt along. My Quilting Jetgirl Patrons have insight and details on the pattern, so if you can't wait to get the details later this year, I hope you'll consider joining us on Patreon. Because the 2025 quilt along won't be released until late in the year, I dusted...

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Star Pulse Lap Size Quilt
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2024 Finished Quilts, quilt along

Star Pulse {Finished Lap Size Quilt}

The cleaning my husband gave the foot pedal for my Juki has continued to be all that I've needed (no more accidental use of the thread cutter), and with a plan in place for the free motion quilting of my lap size Star Pulse quilt, I was able to get the quilt finished this week. The great thing about trimming...

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Linky Party

Favorite Finish {June 2024}

Welcome to the June 2024 Favorite Finish monthly linkup. I look forward to seeing and celebrating your favorite finish of the month! Ready to celebrate? Here are the Favorite Finish linkup party details: The linky party opens on Monday, June 24th, and will be open through Wednesday, July 3rd, at 11:55pm PST. If linking a blog post, I ask that you...

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Juki TL-2200QVP Mini Foot Pedal Circuit Board
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quilt along, Quilts

Star Pulse {Quilting Progress}

Having finished the Star Pulse bonus quilt over the weekend AND having already set myself up by basting the Star Pulse quilt, I was ready to get started quilting it this week. Even better, months ago I had made sure I had color coordinating 50wt Aurifil thread on hand to quilt the bright and happy Libs Elliot Phosphor Electric prints....

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Star Pulse Bonus Quilt
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2024 Finished Quilts, quilt along

Star Pulse Bonus Quilt {Finished Quilt}

After basting both Star Pulse quilts, I decided to start with the smaller bonus quilt to get a quick finish. In the theme of keeping it simple, I opted to quilt the bonus quilt following the piecing lines, aka, stitch in the ditch. I used 50wt Aurifil 2120 (Canary) for the quilting, not that you can see it from the...

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Basting Star Pulse
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quilt along, Quilts

Basting Star Pulse Quilts

I really would like to get both my Star Pulse and the Star Pulse bonus quilt finished this month in time to link up with the Star Pulse quilt along final linkup. The only way out is through, so over the weekend I basted both quilts. I started small with the Star Pulse bonus quilt. For the backing, I used...

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Second Nine Blocks
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Quilts

Two Step Blocks {Block Drive}

This week I made 18 blocks to send to Cynthia for her next charity block drive. She just announced the blocks she is gathering for this quarter: Two Step Block Drive. The blocks sew together quickly; it took me longer to cut and prep all the fabric than it did to sew them! Cynthia requested fall/autumn colors, and prints (no...

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Muditā
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2024 Finished Quilts

Muditā {Finished Quilt}

I finished Muditā on Friday afternoon, so I snuck it in as a finish that I can share with the May Favorite Finish linkup. Muditā finished at 13¾" wide by 23¼" tall. Just like with every other step of this process, after trimming the quilt into the rectangular shape it wanted to be (yes, those are odd measurements, but the...

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quilt along

Star Pulse QAL {Final Linkup}

To celebrate the end of the Star Pulse Quilt Along, today marks the opening of the final linkup where you can share your finished quilt top OR completely finished quilt. The linkup will be open from today through 11:55pm Pacific on June 30, 2024. Note that you can enter once for each Star Pulse quilt and once for each...

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Linky Party

Favorite Finish {May 2024}

Welcome to the May 2024 Favorite Finish monthly linkup. I look forward to seeing and celebrating your favorite finish of the month! Ready to celebrate? Here are the Favorite Finish linkup party details: The linky party opens on Monday, May 27th, and will be open through Monday, June 3rd, at 11:55pm PST. If linking a blog post, I ask that you...

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Muditā - Free Motion Quilting
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Quilts

Muditā {Quilting}

Basting small quilts is usually quick and easy. For whatever reason, when I basted Muditā, I decided to use a LOT of pins, so it took me slightly longer than I had anticipated. After I finished basting and stepped back, I had to laugh at myself. Those pins are only 1-2 inches apart! I started quilting by stitching in the ditch...

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Muditā - Third and Fourth Inset Circles
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Quilts

Muditā {Pieced Top and Back}

I have really enjoyed piecing the top and backing for Muditā, but it has certainly gone at a pace dictated by my ability to focus and listen. The circle of background fabric that I had to trim away  in order to piece in the first inset circle clearly asked to be added back to the composition. My interpretation of Muditā...

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