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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Planview
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2021 Finished Quilts

Planview {Completed Quilt}

Quilting the white background for Planview honestly went quicker than I had anticipated, and so I'm really happy to get to share the finished quilt with you today! The fabric for the sample quilt was provided by Northcott Fabrics. The colorful prints are by Patrick Lose Studios and are part of the reorderable Mixmasters Mashup line. The quilt includes: Open...

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Quilts

Pulsar {Pacific International Quilt Festival}

On August 4th, I submitted Pulsar for consideration for the upcoming Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF), to be held in Santa Clara Convention Center on October 14-17. A few weeks ago, I started seeing quilters on Instagram posting that their quilts had been juried in and selected to hang at the show. I did not receive an email, so...

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Planview Quilting Progress - Quilt Backing
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Quilts

Planview – Listening to the Quilt

Once I had a quilting plan in mind, I was ready to get started quilting the Planview Quilt. I basted the quilt in two sessions: half before lunch and half after lunch, so it felt like it went quickly. And I am still very much an advocate of pinning the batting to the backing around the edge of the...

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Planview Quilting Plan - Upper Left Quadrant
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Quilts

Planview Quilting Plan

Today, I want so share the process I went through to come up with a quilting plan for my Planview quilt. I use an app on my iPad called Procreate (I think I paid $9.99 for it) which allows me to use an Apple pen to doodle out quilting motifs. I'll explain more about how I work through the...

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Cathedral Stars Mini Quilt
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2021 Finished Quilts

Cathedral Star Mini Quilt

In addition to the Cathedral Star Block that I'll be adding to my Old School Block of the Month quilt, I also pieced 4 additional Cathedral Star blocks in the process of creating the PDF that I shared last Sunday: one block for each method and with each type of ruler. There was no sense in letting those blocks...

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