The Quilt Keeper
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Life

The Quilt Keeper

Just after we had arrived in California, but before our household items had arrived to start unpacking, I was contacted by Azera from The Quilt Keeper. Azera is the communications, advertising, and shipping coordinator for The Quilt Keeper and her mother, Ellen Taurins, is the inventor and patent owner of The Quilt Keeper. Azera was hoping I would be...

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Table Setting
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Quilts

Digital Wave Runner Table Setting

I hated having to play coy about my intentions when I was making the Digital Wave Table Runner and matching placemats and mug rugs, but I had *hoped* that they would work on our new dining room table. Some of my hesitation in sharing about the potential move was that so many of our previous real estate deals earlier...

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Tips

Quilt Basting Tips and Tricks

Hello and if this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! I'm Yvonne and my blog and business name is Quilting Jetgirl which is a blend between my current profession (I am a quilt pattern designer and technical editor for the quilting industry) and my former professional career as an aerospace engineer. Today I'm going to be giving all...

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Tips

Sewing Machine Cleaning Tip

If nothing else, this post is a friendly reminder to take some time and care for one of your best friends: your sewing machine! The first thing I should note is that all sewing machines are made a little differently. For reference, I sew on a Juki TL-2200QVP Mini. After every bobbin, I like to use a small paintbrush to remove...

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Butterfly Effect - Fabric Pull
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Quilts

Butterfly Effect {WISP}

Several years ago, Jan from The Colorful Fabriholic introduced me to the term "WISP": Work In Slow Progress. And just this past week, I have committed to my first ever intentionally started WISP, the Butterfly Effect EPP pattern by Nicole from Lillyella. Have I done a lot of English Paper Piecing (EPP) before? Not a lot, but I've done a...

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Life

2022 Mid Year Review

Let’s just jump right in and take a look at the goals I set for 2022 and how things are progressing. Host the Planview Quilt Along. - Complete! Teach at QuiltCon 2022. - Due to the Omicron surge, I made the very tough decision to cancel. It was the right choice for me and my family, but it was an excruciating and difficult...

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Red, Cream, and Blue Mug Rugs
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2022 Finished Quilts

Red, Cream, and Blue Mug Rugs

I'm continuing to work my way through the remainder of my red, cream, and blue scraps left over from making the Digital Wave table runner, and I think I can safely say I have used up as much of the fabric as I can. Last week and over the weekend, I eeked out two matching mug rugs. I made the...

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quilt along

Melodic Mystery QAL

The Melodic Mystery Quilt Along started yesterday!  This is a free monthly quilt along hosted by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs (her eighth annual mystery quilt).  Instructions are posted to the Meadow Mist Designs blog on the first Thursday of each month with a reveal parade with tons of prizes in the spring.  There is an active Facebook...

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Red, Cream, and Blue Placemats
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2022 Finished Quilts

Red, Cream, and Blue Placemats

Last week, I was happy to find that I had plenty of remaining red, cream, and blue fabric left over from the Digital Wave table runner to piece two placemat tops. There wasn't a LOT of fabric, so I decided to keep it very simple and just create bands of color. Too many more seams and I wouldn't have...

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Digital Wave Table Runner
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2022 Finished Quilts

Digital Wave Table Runner

I'm super pleased that I was able to get the red, cream, and blue Digital Wave table runner complete. Not that I'm feeling especially patriotic this year for 4th of July, given the state of affairs of politics in America, but I think that almost makes it more important to claim that I, too, also belong. I, too, am...

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Life

Coming Soon: #2022MidYearCheckIn

As crazy as it may seem, 2022 is almost halfway over. On July 1st, I'll open the #2022MidYearCheckIn link up party that will run the month of July. I welcome you to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on your year as well, even if you did not join the original #2022PlanningParty link up. So, prepare to take...

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Digital Wave Table Runner - Fabric Pull
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Quilts

Red, Cream, and Blue Digital Wave

After making the Red, White (or Cream), and Blue digital mockups of a few of my quilt designs at the end of May, I couldn't shake the mockup of Digital Wave in reds, cream, and blues. So after the Meringue pattern release last week, I dug through my stash bins and came up with these solids for the quilt top....

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Life

Auribuzz Guest Post

Today on Aurifil's Auribuzz blog, I’m excited to get to share some of my top tips for quilting with you so that you can confidently quilt your version of Meringue or tackle your next quilting project. I did all the quilting for Meringue on my domestic Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini with coordinating 50wt Aurifil thread. I hope there is a...

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Quilt Pattern

Meringue (& Bonus Garden Peony) Pattern Release

I have been having so much fun over the past two months making Meringue and Garden Peony, and today the Meringue pattern is now available for you to make your own versions of these quilts! The pattern offers three sizes (baby, lap or queen) AND the pattern includes instructions for Garden Peony, a bonus quilt option in three sizes for...

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Garden Peony
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2022 Finished Quilts

Garden Peony {Finished Quilt}

I love finishing the binding of my quilts by hand. That doesn't mean I hand bind all of my projects; I'm not totally crazy! Sometimes it's more practical to finish binding by machine, but I definitely enjoyed the process of getting to spend a bit more time with Garden Peony as I stitched the binding to the back by...

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Garden Peony - Marking
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Quilts

Garden Peony {Quilting Progress}

This week, I was so grateful for past Yvonne taking the time to make better circle templates to mark out quilting reference lines. It made preparing Garden Peony for quilting a one afternoon activity. Yay! I used the 1", 2", 3", 4", and 5" quarter circle templates that I created in combination with a straight ruler and my Hera marker...

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Meringue
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2022 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery

Meringue {Finished Quilt}

Today is a doubly good day; my brother is celebrating a milestone birthday today (happy birthday, C!) and I have a quilt finish to share! I had a lot of fun adding the quilting detail to Meringue. I started in the center and quilted my way from darkest to lightest and then finished with the background quilting. As I mentioned...

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