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quilt along, Quilt Pattern

Push-Pull {Pattern Release}

First I want to thank everyone who quilted along and joined the quilt along. Over 120 people participated, and you can see about a quarter of the quilts in the Push-Pull final linkup. Also, many thanks to our sponsors. The randomly selected winners from the final linkup are: Rochelle won a free e-book from C&T thanks to Flying Parrot Quilts and C&T...

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Block Tutorials

Solidarity Quilt Block

In late April I was contacted by Quilt Mania to see if I would help support their solidarity project. In their own words, During these difficult times, health care providers around the world are risking their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, working over-time in this battle against the coronavirus. We would like to mobilize the international quilting...

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Push-Pull Quilt Along - Queen Size Finish
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2020 Finished Quilts, quilt along

Push-Pull QAL {Queen Size Finish}

I sewed along with the Push-Pull Quilt Along in order to make a new queen size quilt for our bed at home. Today, I'm happy to finally be able to share the finish and how the queen size quilt drapes on the mattress. I purposefully designed the quilt to have the focal design elements seeming to fall off the edge...

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Modern Design Lab

MDL Quilt Invitational Online Gallery

The Modern Design Lab Quilt Invitational Exhibition has opened. While the exhibit is planned to open for in-person appointments on June 17th, you can view the online gallery on the Greenville Center for Creative Arts website now! The MDL Quilt Invitational will be on display in the gallery and virtually through July 29th, 2020. Mill Challenge Collage Makers Top Row (L-R):...

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Life

Auction for Anti Racism + Summer Sampler

If you are looking for ways to focus your creative and quilting energy around the Black Lives Matter movement, here are a few opportunities that I am aware of and participating in. If you know of others, please share them in the comments. Starting Monday and running through Friday, there will be an auction where all proceeds will be donated...

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Tire Tracks - photograph taken by Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter in Costa Rica
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Quilt Pattern

Tire Tracks {Pattern Release}

The life and evolution of a quilt pattern isn't always straight forward and linear. Heck, life isn't straight forward and linear. I designed Tire Tracks several years ago when I was collaborating with Quilt Theory, but it didn't translate to the pattern needs of that group. In late 2018, the pattern was selected for the 2020 Quilter's Planner. It...

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Linky Party, quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Final Linkup}

Congratulations, we've reached the end of the Push-Pull Quilt Along and I am really looking forward to seeing how everyone's quilts came together! Today opens up the final linkup where you can share your finished quilt top or completely finished quilt. The linkup will be open from today through 11:59pm Pacific on June 30, 2020. By entering the linkup, you...

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Color Palette
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Quilts

Mum’s Garden {Design Process}

When I purchased all the Kona Cotton yardage from my local quilt shop that is closing, I was intrigued by the Yarrow/Spice/Burgundy color combination. Last week I decided to start thinking about what I could made using those fabrics. To start, I went to my cut up Kona Cotton color card and found the color swatches for the 4...

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Ready to Ship
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Modern Design Lab

Modern Design Lab Quilt Exhibit

About a year ago, the Modern Design Lab (MDL) submitted a quilt exhibit proposal to the Greenville (South Carolina) Center for Creative Arts (GCCA). The proposal was accepted, and a quilt show was scheduled for June 5 - July 29, 2020. Although GCCA will be limiting the number of people who can be in the building, with restrictions easing...

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Quilt Pattern

Dancing Diamonds {Pattern Release}

I originally shared about Dancing Diamonds at the end of March in 2016, and the mini size tutorial was available on the Sew Mama Sew website. Sew Mama Sew no longer exists, so the tutorial is no longer available online. After thinking it over, I decided to expand the pattern and release it as a full quilt pattern, which...

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quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Quilt Top Assembly & Finishing Instructions}

It’s time to put our Push-Pull quilts together! If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today linking to the Quilt Top Assembly and Finishing Instructions. Look for an email from Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl with the subject Push-Pull Quilt Along – Quilt Top Assembly & Finishing Instructions. If you haven’t joined in yet,...

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2018 Aurifil DOM Quilt Finish
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2020 Finished Quilts

2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month Quilt Finish

By taking it slow and steady this week, I'm thrilled to say I was able to finish my 2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month quilt. My shoulders got tired of wrestling with the quilt as I began the spiral; it's a lot of bulk to move around for those first several passes. I took frequent breaks and stretched a lot...

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2018 DOM Quilt - Beginning of Spiral Quilting
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2018 Aurifil BOM

Quilting the 2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month Quilt

Two weekends ago, I pieced the quilt backing for my 2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month quilt top using a little over 4 1/4 yards of the light purple Timeless Treasures solid I recently acquired. Then I put off basting the quilt sandwich. Even the thought of basting the 72" square quilt made my back hurt! Last Tuesday I finally...

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Downstream
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2020 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern

Downstream {Pattern Release}

A little over 3 years ago, I made a quilt I named "Downstream" for the Quilt Design a Day QuiltCon exhibit. I used paper piecing to make the quilt, so when I considered writing a pattern for it, I struggled with how to offer it in sizes larger than the wall hanging size I created due to the ridiculous...

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MDL April Block Design - Yvonne
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Modern Design Lab

MDL April Design Challenge Part 1

We were given a two part design challenge for April in the Modern Design Lab by Travis @travlis. The first part of the challenge was to create a square block design (nominally considered as 5" square finished) using our signature "style" and the color navy. We could use any medium we wanted for the design but we were encouraged...

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