Muditā - Free Motion Quilting
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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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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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General Tutorials

Sewing Inset Circles {Video Tutorial}

I made a bit more progress on Mudita on Friday afternoon, and as I was adding in the next few inset circles, I thought it would be a good time to create a video tutorial for how I sew inset circles using drunkard's path templates. So, instead of making more progress on Mudita over the weekend, I put together...

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Mudita - Fabric Pull
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Muditā {Q2 Just For Fun Project}

During my daily meditation (I use the Calm app) a few weeks ago, I was introduced to Muditā. Muditā is a dharmic concept of joy, particularly an especially sympathetic or vicarious joy - the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being. The concept really resonated with me, and long after the meditation I kept coming back to the...

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quilt along, Quilts

Star Pulse Quilt Along {Finishing Instructions}

It's time to piece our Star Pulse quilt top and bonus quilt top. I am so excited to see how your quilt top(s) come together! If you have already purchased the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with a link to the Finishing Instructions PDF. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Star Pulse...

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Linky Party

Favorite Finish {April 2024}

Welcome to the April 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 Friday, April 26th, and will be open through Friday, May 3rd, at 11:55pm PST. If linking a blog post, I ask that you...

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Garden Peony
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2024 Finished Quilts

Garden Peony {Finished Quilt}

Thankfully the wind was low enough yesterday evening after I finished the hand binding on my new Garden Peony quilt that my husband could hold it up outside for a few quick photographs. I love a good stripe binding, and the Ruby Star Society Melody Miller Rise and Shine! Heat Shimmer in June has a really subtle change in the...

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Garden Peony - Quilting Detail
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Garden Peony {Quilting}

I love my original quilting plan for Garden Peony, but for this version I wanted to free motion quilt an all over motif. That meant that I needed to settle on using a single thread for the quilting. I pieced the quilt top using 50wt Aurifil 4093 (Jade), which was a close color match to the background fabric, but...

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Cutting Convex Shapes Efficiently & From Directional Fabric
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Tips

Cutting Convex Shapes Efficiently & From Directional Fabric

As I promised yesterday, I have a quick video tutorial to share with you today. Not only is this tutorial perfect for showing how I cut the convex shapes from a directional print so that I could keep the print "right side up" as I was piecing Garden Peony, the added bonus is that this is actually also the...

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Garden Peony - Pieced Quilt Top
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Garden Peony {Pieced Quilt Top}

I sewed up a storm yesterday afternoon and not only I was able to get the curves for my next baby size Garden Peony quilt sewn together, but I also finished piecing the quilt top. I was moving so quickly that the only photograph I took was of the pieced quilt top. Ha! I really love the spring time feeling...

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Quilts

Introducing Curves Jubilee

Today, I am thrilled to get to share the details of the next Curated Pattern Bundles collaboration that I’ve been working on behind the scenes for you. Introducing Curves Jubilee - a bundle of 12 modern quilt designs for $23.99 (just $2 a pattern)! The 12 Curves Jubilee patterns were specifically curated to offer you a range of curve pieced,...

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Tips

Stitch and Flip Pressing Tip

Have you ever made a stitch and flip unit only to be disappointed to find that it is undersized? Because I do not pre-wash my fabric, this happened to me all the time, and I got frustrated enough by the undersized units that I avoided patterns with stitch and flip piecing. When I wrote the pattern for Star Pulse...

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Frost Filigree - Color Bleed
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Frost Filigree {Color Bleed}

There are several reasons I haven't been making progress on my Frost Filigree quilt top. One is that I've been busy behind the scenes working on a few fun things (a collaboration that I'll be able to share with you next week and finalizing the design for my next quilt along - Quilting Jetgirl Patrons will get the details...

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Patriotic Churn Dash Blocks
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Donation Blocks for Many Hands and Many Hearts

Cynthia is working to formalize her large scale effort of creating and distributing charitable / compassion quilts into a non profit organization under the umbrella of Many Hands and Many Hearts. I love supporting Cynthia's efforts, and I just sent off a set of blocks for her latest block drive. I dug through my scrap bins and found plenty of...

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2024 Q1 Finishes
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Linky Party

2024 Quilting Q1 Check In

I wanted to wait until we had officially made it through the first three months of 2024 before writing up my first quarterly check in post for the year. Pretty much entirely due to Project Quilting, I'm feeling like the year started off with a lot of productivity and finishes. I suppose it's going to be interesting to see...

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Quilts

Star Pulse Quilt Along {Piecing #3}

This month we are making the final blocks so that we will be ready to piece the quilt top together in May. If you have already purchased the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with a link to the Piecing Instructions #3 PDF. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Star Pulse Quilt Along...

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Linky Party

Favorite Finish {March 2024}

Welcome to the March 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, March 25th, and will be open through Wednesday, April 3rd, at 11:55pm PST. If linking a blog post, I ask that you...

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Orange Peel Chain
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2024 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery

Orange Peel Chain {Project Quilting 15.6}

Whew, I am tired, and I have no one to blame but myself. It's after 10pm at night on Friday, and I am very happy with how my final entry for Project Quilting came together this week. When the final prompt for the season came out on Sunday: 15.6 - Irish Chain, I pretty much knew exactly what I...

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