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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Blog Hop

Stash Statement Blog Tour

Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation is celebrating the publication of her book, Stash Statement, today! (Psst, I hear she has a giveaway or two on her blog, so you probably don't want to miss it.) Also, be sure to visit Stash Statement publisher Martingale as well. Stash Statement (Amazon, Etsy) (non-affiliate links) contains instructions for an easy introduction into improvisation and it is...

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Bixby Bridge Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM

April Aurifil Designer – Block of the Month

In November, I shared my excitement about being included in the 2018 Aurifil Design Team. Today, I get to share my block and design! The theme this year is ‘The Places We Go’ and the palette is Black and White and a Color. When thinking about my favorite place to go, driving California State Route 1 along the Pacific Ocean is...

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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II

A big announcement was made on Tuesday night: Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are releasing The Splendid Sampler II and it begins shipping in mid-October. The announcement also means I get to share a secret I've been keeping... I'm one of the design team for The Splendid Sampler II! Pat and Jane don’t want to wait until the book ships in...

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Quilt Pattern

Mod Star Tree Pattern Release

I always look forward to a pattern release day, but today is extra special. With my site redesign, I now have an integrated store and Mod Star Tree is exclusively available as of today in the Quilting Jetgirl store! And here's the cool thing about today's release: you get to choose which of the two color themes you would rather...

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Discussion

Quilt Pattern / Survey Insights

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to complete the Quilt Pattern / Color Survey I shared on Tuesday. I purposefully held back a little on Tuesday because I just wanted to present the survey without accidentally influencing how anyone was thinking, so I want to share a bit more background about why I put the survey together. Sometimes I...

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Discussion

Quilt Pattern / Color Survey

I am one of the administrators for the Quilt Pattern Designers Facebook group, which my friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs created at the end of her awesome Pattern Writing Blog Series. From time to time, questions come up about choosing fabrics and colors for cover quilts for patterns, and I have been toying with some ideas related to...

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Libson Tile
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – March

Jo Avery from My Bear Paw designed the March block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on an interpretation of a few different tiles she saw on a recent trip to Lisbon. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Libson Tile Block. So far I have been sticking with the suggested color placement and colors...

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Yvonne Fuchs' First Quilt - Card Trick, Grandma's Hand Quilting, Chunky Binding
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OLFA Creators

National Quilting Month & Learning to Quilt

My first thought on hearing that March is National Quilting Month was, "What does that mean how did it get started?" I found the answer from The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. site, Why Quilts Matter: The National Quilting Association (NQA) began sponsoring National Quilting Day with a resolution passed by members attending the 22nd Annual Show in Lincoln, Nebraska, in...

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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Introducing Refraction {LP&Q Issue 59}

It is rather hard for me to believe this, but I created the design for this quilt in February of 2016 as part of Quilt Design a Day (QDAD)! Many of the quilts I designed in QDAD got put on my "must make" list, and I am excited to finally get to share Refraction with you today. Refraction can be...

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Teaching

Teaching in Tennessee!

With many thanks and gratitude to my mother for her leg work to help make this happen and to Kathy from Spring Creek Quilts for hosting me, I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a 3-hour Wayward Transparency class (or 2 classes if enough people are interested) in Cookeville, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 12th. All the details...

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