Do you remember my Tangerine Peels block that I shared at the end of August?
Well, that block and 35 others have been combined together into the #2022KonaFoodQuilt, and the raffle to win the quilt is open through December 4th!
Our quilt is a large throw size, 72” square. Each block was created with high quality quilter’s cotton. It’s lined with...
The Diatom quilt can be made with:
A 24-piece (minimum) Fat Quarter Bundle, unifying Background yardage, and unifying Star Point yardage
For my sample Star Setting Twin size version, I opted to use the 4 Fabric option, and the pattern is written using the colorway of my sample version. During the quilt along, I will be...
The Diatom Quilt Along officially kicks off tomorrow, December 1st, with the release of the Fabric Requirements. There are only a few hours left to sign up before the price increases by $6. Sign up today to get the Fabric Requirements tomorrow, and while it's still on sale!
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I had a lot of fun coming up with bonus quilt design ideas for Night Garden over the weekend, and I'd love to know what you think about what I've decided.
I started out with the Night Garden throw size quilts (shown above as a reference). The Night Garden throw size quilt finishes at 66" square.
I really love how the...
About a year ago, I sat down for a few days and doodled up a bunch of different quilt ideas. Meringue was the first quilt that I made based on those sketches, and I'm about to start working on the next quilt from that design session. I call this design Night Garden, and I think when you see my...
I was asked a really good question on Monday about if the Diatom pattern would lend itself to being modified to be used with AccuQuilt dies. I spent some time that afternoon going through all the instructions in the pattern, and Block 11 is the only block that likely has unusual enough sizing that it might not be realistic...
We all need a LOT less pressure on us at this time of year, so I've decided that I will offer a Gratitude Sale on all of my patterns (I now have 60 in my pattern shop) starting now through the end of November. All of my patterns are marked down 25%. All prices have been adjusted and there...
This is a tip that I hope you never need to use. Ideally, when you purchase your sewing machine, you will have space in your home to keep the box and padding that your machine was shipped to you in, just in case you need to ship or move your sewing machine in the future. However, if you are...
The Diatom Quilt Along officially kicks off on December 1st, and pre-sales open today! *Note: Quilting Jetgirl Patrons are automatically enrolled in the quilt along.
By purchasing the Diatom Quilt Along, you are agreeing to be added to my newsletter email list. The Diatom quilt pattern will be released in sections as the quilt along progresses, so when you purchase...
It might seem crazy, but I'm already well into planning dates and business goals for 2023. Thankfully, one of my favorite tools to help me stay organized and on track publishes and ships in plenty of time: the Quilter's Planner.
For my 2023 Quilter's Planner, I chose the Rainbow Radiant Cover, and I love how bold and bright it is....
I have been working hard for months to prepare for my next quilt along, and today I am thrilled to be able to share my most recent finish: Diatom!
I tested the 4 fabric, star setting, twin size version of the pattern. The quilt finished at 72" wide by 96" tall (6 feet wide by 8 feet tall).
Based on previous...
Monday was the deadline for entering quilts for consideration to QuiltCon 2023. QuiltCon will be held next year in Atlanta, GA, on February 23-26, 2023. Looking back at the quilts that I have made in the past year, I came up with 4 quilts that I considered for submission.
upper row (L-R): Sesen, Sequenced
lower row (L-R): Meringue, Garden Peony
To be honest, while...
My husband and I were part of the small team that designed, built, and flight tested the SpaceShipTwo prototype. Eight years ago today, there was an accident during the fourth rocket powered flight test, and SpaceShipTwo crashed, killing the co-pilot, Mike Alsbury. Even though I had left my job 6 months earlier, I still made sure I was there...
Some stories are linear and easy to follow. And for the most part, this post is about the easy process of submitting an article idea to Curated Quilts for consideration in their upcoming (now published) Negative Space issue. In addition, I also submitted a few quilts for consideration in the Gallery section of the issue, one of which was...
When I was preparing to travel for 5-6 months in 2019, and condensing my stash down to fit in 75 square feet, I started a new habit for organizing my scrap batting. Every time I trim my quilts when I'm basting, I make note of the larger scrap sizes and write their size down on a sticky note that...
Life continues to be very hectic and I have not had much time to focus on quilting this week. So today I thought I'd share two quick sewing room cleaning tips using items you very likely have on hand already!
I keep ALL of my scrap batting. The larger pieces get saved for potential future projects (from mini mini...
On Saturday, I picked up the October 2022 Kona Fabric Club bundle from Stash Fabrics. If you have seen my fabric this year and are interested in signing up for next year, you can find all of the clubs that they offer on the Stash Fabrics Clubs page.
Many of you likely remember that this is a gift that my...
After piecing my Flying Geese Mini Quilt, I had to set it aside for a bit because my parents were out for a visit. I still had fun in my studio, though, and helped my mom piece a baby quilt top while she was here.
I raided my print stash (yes, they are small bins, but they have a lot...
Over the past 4 days there has been a flurry of activity in my studio. A quilt top was pieced; but it wasn't sewn by me!
My parents are out visiting, and my mom prepped a baby quilt to sew while she was here with me. She picked out fabric for a baby quilt using the pattern Windows, which is...
You may have noticed in my post on Monday or perhaps my last newsletter that something fun is happening... today is the day! Behind the scenes, there has been a bustle of collaborations, emails, and connections happening just for you.
Announcing the Quick Quilts Pattern Bundle!
This bundle features 20 incredibly talented quilt designers. That's right - 20!! Each of the...