Hawthorne Supply Co Order
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Fabric, Splendid Sampler II

Stash Acquisitions

I'm glad I thought about going ahead and getting some more fabric for my Splendid Sampler 2 blocks, because when I went to order more fabric last week, it was harder to find yardage than I had anticipated. In the end I was able to find the pieces I was looking for along with a few other prints to...

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Tips

Diagonal Cross-hatch Quilting on a Longarm {Tips}

Based on responses to my post earlier this week about my Local Fair, a few things became obvious: Quilters are visual! Adding more description (using images, photos, or pictures) on the tips I learned while quilting a diagonal cross-hatch on my longarm on Wayward Transparency would be helpful. I am certainly no exception to being visual. I actually have a...

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Flowering Tree - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Flowering Tree

Another week and another Splendid Sampler 2 block! This week the block was designed by Amy Friend from During Quiet Time, and her block is Flowering Tree. Well, with my color palette, I'm thinking my block has more of a fall tree vibe than a flowering tree, but I love how it came together regardless! I am having a lot of...

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Giveaway

#100Days100Blocks2018 Sponsor Announcement

Even if you are not sewing along with Angie from Gnome Angel's #100Days100Blocks event this year, I wanted to let you know about my sponsorship of the event and how you can enter to win your choice of any 3 Quilting Jetgirl PDF patterns. I am the daily sponsor for Block 36, which will be on Saturday, August 11th (in...

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My Flock – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – My Flock

Today, the Splendid Sampler II Sew Along block design is by Brenda Ratliff (from Pink Castle Fabrics and Just a Bit Frayed), and her block is called My Flock. You can find the pattern and details about the inspiration behind block today on The Splendid Sampler website. Eek, I just love how the space / astronaut cats are featured in this block! I've sewn...

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Fox Wholecloth Quilt - Planning Progress
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Quilts

Fox Wholecloth Quilt Progress

One of my big goals for the year is to make quilts for the bed in the Wabi-Sabi Overland expedition truck that my husband and I are building. I have been nervously anticipating making the second quilt, and my husband and I just sat down together to discuss design and make plans for how I am going to approach...

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Aurifil BOM Blocks Through July
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – July

Sherri from A Quilting Life is the designer of the July Aurifil block, the Beach Houses block, and while I think her teal colors for the block are perfect for the beach, I already had a teal block in my grouping which is turning into a rainbow. As I was pondering what color to use for the block last week,...

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Life

Modern Quilting Decisions {Machine Quilting Unlimited}

In February, I was contacted by Kit Robinson, the Editor for Machine Quilting Unlimited about featuring my quilt Downstream in an upcoming issue of MQU. We worked out an agreement and Downstream was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of MQU. A few weeks after finalizing all the details for Downstream, Kit wrote again with a proposal to write...

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Giveaway

#2018MidYearReview Winners

It was delightful getting to catch up with how everyone is doing through the #2018MidYearReview linkup. Overall the theme for the year seems to be that people have accomplished over half of their goals for the year which is very impressive. I hope that you all continue to have a creative and productive second half of your year! The linkup...

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Quilts

2019 Quilter’s Planner {Pre-Sales Kickoff!}

I have taken on a larger behind the scenes role with The Quilter's Planner this year: I am the technical editor, creator of the weekly content for the 2019 Quilter's Planner, and I can't wait to share with you the quilt I designed for the magazine this year, too! So it is with great excitement and pleasure that I...

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Flags for Sue
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Life, Quilts

Flags for Sue

On Wednesday, Alycia shared that her Quilts of Valor group is collecting flag blocks to honor Sue, a QOV member who recently passed away. The tribute that Alycia wrote about Sue is moving, and I wanted to get up and start sewing before I finished reading the post. While I had a few other things I needed to accomplish first,...

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Point Taken - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Point Taken

I am leisurely sewing along with the Splendid Sampler II Sew Along, which started on June 14th with the Quilt Market Block. The sew-along is giving away a variety of 20 of the Splendid Sampler II blocks to download weekly and make. This week, the block design is by Susan Ache (@yardgrl60 on Instagram) and her block is called Point...

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Life

Quilting Community Update

Yesterday, I learned about the Instagram account @stitchersforunitedfamilies, which is hosting an Instagram based quilt auction July 9-13 to benefit RAICES and the immigrant and refugee families in crisis. This account is operated by @katebasti and @ohsewbrooke. I have posted the bidding rules below, and if you are interested, please visit @stitchersforunitedfamilies to place a bid. 1. Bidding begins on Monday, July 9 at 10am...

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Wayward Transparency for Client
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Quilts

Client Quilting {Wayward Transparency Quilt}

A few weeks ago a local friend dropped off a quilt for me to quilt. She used my Wayward Transparency pattern, and together we selected coordinating Aurifil thread colors for the different fabrics in the quilt top: 2360 (Chocolate), 2330 (Light Chestnut), and 2311 (Muslin). Which left me to ponder just how I was going to quilt it! Tish from...

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Modern Plus Sampler Fabric Selection
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quilt along

Modern Plus Sampler QAL {Fabric Selection}

I think it should come as no surprise that I am going to sew along with the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along hosted by my good friends Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms). The quilt combines most of the plus blocks from their awesome book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, into a beautiful 63" x 78" sampler quilt....

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