Murrina
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Murrina {Stash Statement Blog Tour}

I am thrilled to get to share my finished Murrina quilt, from the Stash Statement book by Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation, today! If you want to see my progression in making the quilt, all the previous posts about Murrina are: Murrina – Getting Started {Stash Statement} Improv Piecing Progress {Murrina | Stash Statement} Still Sewing Along {Murrina | Stash Statement} ...

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Giveaway

Giveaway Friday

Wow, it's hard to believe this is the 4th week of Giveaway Friday... and I've got weeks of giveaways lined up to keep going! My husband and I are building a custom expedition vehicle, and we purchased the habitat box from Total Composites. The big expedition vehicle “conference” (think the equivalent of QuiltCon) of the year, Overland Expo West, was...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through May
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – May

Minki Kim is the designer of the May Aurifil block, the Santa Barbara Tile Block, and I have to admit I was a bit stumped when I first saw the block. So far I had used black, white, and the suggested color by the designer. But Minki's suggestion of yellow would make the second yellow block for the year......

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Sunset Mini Mini Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt {Patreon Reward}

I had two Patrons unlock rewards in May. One of my Patrons unlocked a mini quilt and I was able to send her a quilt that was in my stock that I know she will love and appreciate. The second Patron unlocked a mini mini quilt, and other than asking me to refrain from pastel colors, I had free...

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Giveaway

Giveaway Friday

Welcome to installment 3 of Giveaway Friday! My husband's maternal grandparents have been a big influence in both of our lives and are part of the inspiration in our consideration for downsizing. His grandparents had a lovely home and extra large yard where they raised 5 children. Upon his grandfather's retirement, they decided to move into a condo living...

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Instagram Photo Challenge, Quilt Theory

#MissingMarket

Spring quilt market is being held in Portland, Oregon, this week, and images are about to flood our social media channels. Quilt Market is the Quilting Industry's equivalent to Spring and Fall Fashion Week in NYC and Paris. Every fabric manufacturer, sewing machine manufacturer, and designers of fabrics / patterns / notions attend Quilt Market to share new and...

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Murrina - Snowball Blocks
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Quilts

Snowballs {Murrina | Stash Statement}

My progress on the Murrina quilt continues to be rather slow, but hopefully I can pick up the pace this week a bit and at least get the quilt top and backing ready to quilt. Wish me luck! I have transformed all the improv blocks I shared in my last progress post into the snowball blocks that the pattern calls for. I...

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Giveaway

Giveaway Friday

Welcome to installment 2 of Giveaway Friday! There were a lot of questions about my downsizing last week, and I will definitely be filling in more details when I can. For now, we are just doing a lot of de-cluttering, donating, selling, and general spring cleaning. This week, I'm giving away more 100 Blocks magazines. I am giving away (1) 100...

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Murrina - Improv Blocks Pieced
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Still Sewing Along {Murrina | Stash Statement}

I really like improvisation, but I am not the quickest when doing it myself. I am happy to say that I have all my improv blocks for the Murrina quilt from Stash Statement pieced together and my sewing area has been tidied back up. Whew, that brings me a lot of peace of mind! Up next will be seeing how...

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Grape Ombre Scroll Wide Backing
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Quilts

Backing for Magnolia Mystery Quilt

For years, my oldest niece said her favorite color was black (because black is "all the colors"). Just before I went back to visit in April, I heard her say that Pink and Purple are her favorite colors, something that she maintained during our visit ("...but I still like black, too!"). I know that my nieces have lots of...

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Murrina Improv Block Progress
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Improv Piecing Progress {Murrina | Stash Statement}

I have been making slow and stead progress on the improv squares that I need to piece the Murrina quilt from Stash Statement. I just crested over the halfway point; I have 16 blocks complete and 10 more to piece. I am taking a different approach to the improv panels than is presented in the book because I really wanted...

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Through the Garden Gate
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Quilts

Cotton Cuts – Fall Mystery Quilt Reveal

Many of you likely remember that I pieced the August Clue for the Through the Garden Gate Mystery Quilt hosted by Cotton Cuts. Bloggers from around the world contributed: July – Sheila Christensen (www.mysteryquilter.com) August – Yvonne Fuchs (www.quiltingjetgirl.com) September – Teri Lucas (www.terificreations.com) October – Wendy Welsh (www.wendysquiltsandmore.blogspot.com) November – Nicole Young (www.lillyella.com) December – Chris Dodsley (www.madebychrissied.blogspot.com) January – Amy Smart (www.diaryofaquilter.com) February – Sam Hunter...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Announcing the Tips and Tutorials Festival

Mark your calendars! Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I are excited to announce that we are co-hosing the Tips and Tutorials Festival in June. The goal of the Tips and Tutorials Festival is to share and celebrate all the wonderful online tutorials that the quilting community has created recently. There are going to be 4 categories: Block and Pattern Tutorials Sewing...

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Stash Enhancement
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Fabric

Stash Enhancement

Last week I had the pleasure of taking the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt, Better Together, created by the Blue Moon Quilters to my local quilt shop to drop of for donation to Project Linus. I picked up and brought Better Together home with me from QuiltCon. I removed the labels required for the show, removed the hanging sleeve, and was...

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Life

Color Responses, Part Two

Thanks to everyone who voted in the comments or purchased a copy of the Mod Star Tree quilt pattern and Transparent Ribbons quilt pattern. I wanted to share a quick tally of how the color choices were distributed in the comments, in the purchases, and combined overall. The differences in the Mod Star Tree pattern were very subtle. The cover...

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Downstream
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Giveaway

Recent Publications & Giveaway

Have you heard of Machine Quilting Unlimited? It is a sister magazine to Modern Quilts Unlimited. I just received a May/June 2018 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited which has a feature of Downstream on page 80. I am definitely looking forward to setting aside time this week to read through the magazine to glean some quilting inspiration. In January, Amy Ellis reached...

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Murrina - Fabric Pull
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Quilts

Murrina – Getting Started {Stash Statement}

I came home from Tennessee without my mobile devices (thanks to my parents, I received them last last Thursday) and with a cold. On Friday, I decided to take it easy, and despite my best efforts of going slow, this bug has decided to linger. My weekend consisted of lots of naps, hot tea, and additional rest. That being...

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Quilt Pattern

Transparent Ribbons Pattern Release

Transparent Ribbons was originally published by the Quilter's Planner, and today it is my pleasure to release the expanded pattern which includes instructions for 6 different sizes: baby, lap, large lap, twin, queen, and king! The twist for the Transparent Ribbons release is that there are two different quilt covers: a blue version using prints (Christa Watson's Modern Marks line...

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Life, Teaching

Teaching and Time Off Recap

I had a family trip to Tennessee planned for last week, and with the help of my mom and the support of Kathy, the owner of Spring Creek Quilts, I was also able to teach a morning and afternoon class of Wayward Transparency last Thursday. I really enjoyed getting to spend time teaching about transparency and the Wayward Transparency pattern, and...

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