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Life

Modern Quilting Decisions {Machine Quilting Unlimited}

In February, I was contacted by Kit Robinson, the Editor for Machine Quilting Unlimited about featuring my quilt Downstream in an upcoming issue of MQU. We worked out an agreement and Downstream was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of MQU. A few weeks after finalizing all the details for Downstream, Kit wrote again with a proposal to write...

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Giveaway

#2018MidYearReview Winners

It was delightful getting to catch up with how everyone is doing through the #2018MidYearReview linkup. Overall the theme for the year seems to be that people have accomplished over half of their goals for the year which is very impressive. I hope that you all continue to have a creative and productive second half of your year! The linkup...

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Quilts

2019 Quilter’s Planner {Pre-Sales Kickoff!}

I have taken on a larger behind the scenes role with The Quilter's Planner this year: I am the technical editor, creator of the weekly content for the 2019 Quilter's Planner, and I can't wait to share with you the quilt I designed for the magazine this year, too! So it is with great excitement and pleasure that I...

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Flags for Sue
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Life, Quilts

Flags for Sue

On Wednesday, Alycia shared that her Quilts of Valor group is collecting flag blocks to honor Sue, a QOV member who recently passed away. The tribute that Alycia wrote about Sue is moving, and I wanted to get up and start sewing before I finished reading the post. While I had a few other things I needed to accomplish first,...

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Point Taken - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Point Taken

I am leisurely sewing along with the Splendid Sampler II Sew Along, which started on June 14th with the Quilt Market Block. The sew-along is giving away a variety of 20 of the Splendid Sampler II blocks to download weekly and make. This week, the block design is by Susan Ache (@yardgrl60 on Instagram) and her block is called Point...

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Life

Quilting Community Update

Yesterday, I learned about the Instagram account @stitchersforunitedfamilies, which is hosting an Instagram based quilt auction July 9-13 to benefit RAICES and the immigrant and refugee families in crisis. This account is operated by @katebasti and @ohsewbrooke. I have posted the bidding rules below, and if you are interested, please visit @stitchersforunitedfamilies to place a bid. 1. Bidding begins on Monday, July 9 at 10am...

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Wayward Transparency for Client
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Quilts

Client Quilting {Wayward Transparency Quilt}

A few weeks ago a local friend dropped off a quilt for me to quilt. She used my Wayward Transparency pattern, and together we selected coordinating Aurifil thread colors for the different fabrics in the quilt top: 2360 (Chocolate), 2330 (Light Chestnut), and 2311 (Muslin). Which left me to ponder just how I was going to quilt it! Tish from...

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Modern Plus Sampler Fabric Selection
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quilt along

Modern Plus Sampler QAL {Fabric Selection}

I think it should come as no surprise that I am going to sew along with the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along hosted by my good friends Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms). The quilt combines most of the plus blocks from their awesome book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, into a beautiful 63" x 78" sampler quilt....

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Triangle Transparency Workshop Collage
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Teaching

Valley Modern Quilt Guild {Wrap Up}

I thoroughly enjoyed myself last week with the Valley Modern Quilt Guild. One week ago (how can a week go by so fast?!), I was at their monthly meeting and had a combination lecture and trunk show about Transparency Fabric Selection Tips and Tricks. My favorite part of the lecture is that it is already out of date. Ha! One...

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Linky Party

#2018MidYearReview {Linkup}

Back in December, I hosted the #2018PlanningParty, and now that the year is officially halfway over, I think it will be good for me to go back and review my goals and see where things stand for the year. I welcome you to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on your year as well, even if you did...

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Wayward Transparency Quilting for a Friend
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Life

A little of this and that…

When my oldest niece was about 3 years old, she and I were playing together and one of the phrases she used a lot at the time was, "This is this and that is that." As I was trying to come up with a name for this post, that memory popped to mind and I thought that a little...

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Discussion

Website Maintenance {Discussion}

With all the recent difficulty bloggers who use Blogger have had with comments (note: if you aren't aware of the solution, be sure to check out Leanne from Devoted Quilter's Comment Problem Fix), I have to admit that I was feeling a bit lucky to be using a self-hosted Wordpress site. You know, until karma fixed that and my...

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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

June Patreon Reward Quilts

Five Patrons unlocked rewards in June! One unlocked a mini quilt reward, and they received Variant. The other four unlocked mini mini quilt rewards, which I am pleased to say have all been received and so I get to share them with you today. I like to ask each person if they have any likes or dislikes or strong preferences for me...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Tips and Tutorials Festival {Winner Announcement}

Thank you so much to everyone who linked tips and tutorials or visited links during the first bi-annual Tips and Tutorials Festival! Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I had such fun and learned so much from the link ups. You voted on your favorite tutorials, and below are the winners (the top three with the most votes in each category)....

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Magnolia Mystery Quilt Finish!

I knew that it was time to finish my Magnolia Mystery quilt, but until I sat down to write this post, I didn't realize that I finished Cheryl's (Meadow Mist Designs) Magnolia Mystery Quilt in January. In May I ordered and received backing fabric, and this week I had time to finish it. Earlier this year, my oldest niece told...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through June
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – June

Kerry from Kid Giddy is the designer of the June Aurifil block, the Tonga Block, and I could not wait to sew this one together! Kerry's block is inspired by Tonga and depicts a sea turtle. As you probably saw earlier this year through my Deep Dive mini quilt, my husband and I really love sea turtles. I waited...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Tips and Tutorials Festival {Voting Open!}

Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I have really enjoyed all the posts linked up to the Tips and Tutorials Festival this week. Have you had a chance to check them all out? If not, now is a great time to go visit them all because Voting is Open! (Note: voting takes place on the main link-up post.) The top three posts...

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Quilt Market - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II Sew Along {Starts Today!}

In anticipation of the Splendid Sampler II book release (non-affiliate link), the Splendid Sampler II sew-along is kicking off today. 80 quilt designers from all over the world (including yours truly!) have contributed blocks to this fantastic sampler quilt book. The sew-along is going to give a variety of 20 of the Splendid Sampler II blocks to download weekly...

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