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Quilts

2022 Planning Party (Coming Soon)

Mark your calendars! For the 7th consecutive year, I will be hosting a planning party from December 13th-31st. It’s time to look back on 2021 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: #2021PlanningParty #2020PlanningParty #2019PlanningParty #2018PlanningParty #2017PlanningParty #2016PlanningParty Stay tuned; the link...

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Life

Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale

I'm having a Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale! All patterns in my pattern shop are marked down 20% (except for the Planview Quilt Along which is still at its introductory pre-sale price). All prices have been adjusted and there is no coupon code for you to use at checkout. I thought I'd take some time to share a few...

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Life

Create Whimsy Spotlight

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the curators of Create Whimsy. At Create Whimsy we share the stories and journeys of makers and their work, providing inspiration for living creatively every day. My interview is complete and available for you to read in their Spotlight Series. I hope you hop over to check out my interview because I'm sharing some...

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quilt along

Planview Quilt Along {Pre-Sales Open}

The Planview Quilt Along officially kicks off on December 1st, and pre-sales open today! *Note: Quilting Jetgirl Patrons are automatically enrolled. By purchasing the Planview Quilt Along, you are agreeing to be added to a mailing list that will be used to distribute the Planview Digital Quilt Pattern in PDF segments starting on December 1, 2021, through April 30, 2022. The dates you will receive...

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Sesen Pieced Quilt Top
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Quilts

Sesen {Pieced Quilt Top}

I write my patterns to have enough extra fabric to allow for cutting mistakes, but in my excitement earlier this year, I placed my fabric order for this version of Sesen before I finalized the pattern and fabric requirements. Which shouldn't be a big deal, because I've already made one version of the quilt, right? But I opted to...

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Sesen Scraps for Bonus Quilt
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Quilts

Sesen Bonus Quilt Musings

I got a bit distracted over the weekend by the scraps from piecing the Sesen curve star blocks. I love that the scraps created by my patterns that use curve star blocks can be quickly transformed into another quilt (the Sky Full of Stars pattern also offers the Hang On bonus pattern and the Pistils & Pollen pattern also...

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Sesen Pieced Blocks
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QuiltCon, Quilts

Sesen Piecing Progress

Due to the number of mistakes I made in piecing the sample quilt for the Playful Partial Seams workshop, I'm definitely going slower and paying a lot more attention to my instructions as I'm working through piecing Sesen. The great thing about the start of the pattern is that it begins by making curve star blocks, which are easy...

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Lava Colorway - Sewtopia
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quilt along

Planview Quilt Along – Sewtopia Fabric Kits

In 2 weeks, on November 15th, the pre-sales for the Planview Quilt Along will open! I've been working behind the scenes to get everything ready for the quilt along, and today I'm excited to share with you that Sewtopia is offering Planview Kona cotton lap size (60" x 72") kits in two colorways. Although the fabric requirements won't be...

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QuiltCon

2022 QuiltCon Submissions

This year, I submitted 3 quilts for consideration to QuiltCon 2022. I've been submitting quilts to QuiltCon for 8 years now, and over the years I feel like I have developed a better sense of which of my quilts are more appropriate for the show. But every year, I have at least one quilt that I struggle to decide...

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October Blocks - Old School BOM
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Quilts

Courthouse Steps Block {Old School BOM}

After the excitement of getting to share my block in September, I was ready to sew up another block for the Old School Block of the Month. The October block, Courthouse Steps, was shared by Pat Sloan. I was really inspired by some early versions of the block that were sewn together by quilters following along with the block of...

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#CelebrateMyQuiltSubmission
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Discussion

#CelebrateMyQuiltSubmission

With the deadline for QuiltCon 2022 submissions approaching (the final day to submit a quilt is October 31, 2021), I wanted to share more about my thoughts surrounding entering quilts into juried quilt shows. First, let's talk about what it means for a quilt show to be juried. If a quilt show is juried, one or more people will be looking...

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Playful Partial Seams
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2021 Finished Quilts

TDR Queen {Finished Quilt}

It wasn't exactly smooth sailing to get from the basted quilt to a quilt finish this week, but my sample for the Playful Partial Seams workshop that I'll be teaching at QuiltCon 2022 in Phoenix is complete. 50wt Aurifl in 2435 (Peachy Pink) melted into the Tula Pink print perfectly. I did vacillate back and for on whether to use...

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Playful Partial Seams - Basted
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Quilts

TDR Queen {Making Progress}

After pausing on working on the TDR Queen (Playful Partial Seams workshop sample mini quilt), I was able to come back and make better progress on moving it forward. Most importantly, I was able to cut correctly from the background fabric. Whew. With the correct cut under my belt, I was able to successfully get the mini quilt pieced without...

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Life

Email is Working Again

Short story: My professional email is working again.   Long story: After waiting 72 hours, it still didn't work. I contacted support and *surprise surprise* they had to get a system administrator to make a change to the server. LONGEST WEEK EVER but my business should be back to normal. Thank you so much for your patience as this resolved. I...

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Marking Diagonal for QSTs
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Tips

Marking Diagonal Lines for QSTs

One of my favorite aspects of teaching workshops is that it makes me really think through what I do. In the process of preparing to teach the Sunburst workshop with the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild a little over a week ago, I was making samples to show my process for making quarter-square triangles (QSTs), and I realized that...

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