As I mentioned in my 2021 Goal Setting post, my husband and I have moved to the big island of Hawaii. This change has been a long time coming. While it might seem on the outside like paradise (and I will admit, it is utterly green and verdant here), we have a lot of work ahead of us this...
At the end of 2020, Kim Lapacek reached out to some designers because she was craving an "old school" style blog hop based block of the month for 2021. Starting today, on the 12th of every month this year, a new free tutorial will be shared by one of the block of the month designers. We will be sharing...
With fabric selections made, it’s time to get cutting! If you have already purchased the Bokeh Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today with the Cutting Instructions. Look for an email from email@example.com with the subject Bokeh Quilt Along – Cutting Instructions. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Bokeh Quilt Along and I will add you...
My good friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs is hosting the Best of 2020 link party where we get an opportunity to highlight our “best” 5 posts from 2020. There are no rules on how you define and share your best posts, and I hope you join in with us!
Most Popular Tutorial - 12 Block Circle Setting Quilt Top
While the 12 block...
Before setting goals for a new year, I always start by reviewing my goals for the previous year.
Host and have fun with the Push-Pull Quilt Along. - Complete!
Make a queen size version of Push-Pull to replace the deteriorating bed quilt I made as a wedding gift to my husband 16 years ago. - Complete!
Be on the crew...
I think you had as much fun as I did last week with Bernie from Needle and Foot's Guess Who game, but I have to admit it was more challenging than I expected! Bernie has been brainstorming ways to spread cheer this year. This week, she has organized a Holiday Memories blog hop. See below to hop around and...
Welcome to the 2021 Planning Party Linkup!! As 2020 is winding down, I want to pause to reflect on how the year has gone and look ahead to goals for 2021. I welcome you to join me. :)
If you are looking to connect with an accountability partner to work with over the year, please make a note in...
My friend Bernie from Needle and Foot is hosting a really fun event starting today: Guess Who!
When she suggested her idea last week, I knew it would be a lot of fun to participate and I'm looking forward to trying to match up quilt bloggers with their childhood picture!
I've submitted a photo of myself when I was in 1st...
I took some time "off" from technical editing over Thanksgiving week in order to make a quilt. It was time to turn the Sesen quilt design into a real quilt (72 inches square prior to first wash)! It took me 20 hours and 45 minutes over 6 days, and I already know that I'll be making a second version...
Mark your calendars! For the 6th consecutive year, I will be hosting a planning party from December 14th-31st. It’s time to look back on 2020 and think about plans and goals for next year!
Curious about how it works? Here are the previous year’s linkups for you to peruse if it helps:
Stay tuned; the link...
In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image. Bokeh has also been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light". Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause very different bokeh effects. - Wikipedia
The Bokeh quilt requires 5 fabrics: a background fabric (Fabric E), 3 fabrics for...
Today is the last day to join the Bokeh Quilt Along at the discounted price. The quilt along begins tomorrow!
In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image. Bokeh has also been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause...
There is still a week left to submit quilts to QuiltCon Together! As the quilts will go through a jury selection process, there is no guarantee that any of my submissions will be accepted, so I always love to share the quilts that I am proud of making in the year in a blog post as their own kind...
In light of feeling unsettled during election week, I decided to go through my quilts. I was able to gift or donate 14 quilts, and it helped me feel calm and like I was putting out love and positive energy. After all, quilts are made to be used and loved and I can't keep them all.
Some friends locally helped...
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The Bokeh Quilt Along officially kicks off on December 1st, and pre-sales open today! *Note: Quilting Jetgirl Patrons are automatically enrolled.
By purchasing the Bokeh Quilt Along, you are agreeing to be added to a mailing list that will be used to distribute the Bokeh Digital Quilt Pattern in PDF segments starting on December 1, 2020, through May 1, 2021. The dates you...
I reached out to Susanne Woods from Lucky Spool in October of 2019 to discuss my goals of growing as a technical editor within the quilting industry. I met Susanne through the Modern Quilt Guild and QuiltCon, and when I reached out to her last year, she was generous with her time and replies. Armed with new knowledge, I...
I finished the lap size sample quilt for my upcoming Bokeh Quilt Along last week, so today I can finally reveal the design for the upcoming quilt along. I really love this design, so I hope you are ready to see a lot of photos of the quilt!
As I mentioned, I made the lap size version of Bokeh, which...
Early this year, I began the training process to become a certified Aurifilosophy instructor. I am pleased to announce that I am now offering a virtual Aurifilosophy Trunk show.
Aurifilosophy – All About Thread!
90-120 minute lecture and trunk show
Are you ready to achieve brilliant results with all the amazing weights of luscious Aurifil thread? I’ll share a structured presentation and...
A local friend reached out to me at the beginning of October enquiring if I would consider making a quilt on commission. Although it is pretty rare that I take on commission work, she gave me free reign on the design (with just enough input to make sure the recipient will love it) and I am really excited to...