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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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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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Quilts

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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Quilts

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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Quilts

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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