January, February, and March Blocks
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Fussy Cut Block {Old School BOM}

Today, Missie Carpenter (Traditional Primitives) will be releasing the next block in the Old School Block of the Month series, so today I am sharing the block that I made based on Quilt Jane‘s instructions LAST month for the Fussy Cut block. I had previously decided to work with my stash of Carolyn Friedlander's prints to make these blocks, but...

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Diffraction Quilt Pattern Release

Today I'm excited to share that the Diffraction digital quilt pattern is complete and available in the Quilting Jetgirl digital pattern shop. The Diffraction pattern includes instructions to make two versions of the baby size (40" x 40") cover quilt as well as 2 alternate baby quilts, a large lap quilt, and a queen size quilt. Inspired by an improv mini quilt I...

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Diffraction Quilt Block Tutorial
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Diffraction Block Tutorial

Note: This tutorial was originally written in partnership with OLFA and published on the OLFA craft blog, which no longer exists. I love all the angles included on the OLFA 6" x 24" Frosted Acrylic Ruler, and they inspired me to create the dramatic Diffraction Quilt Block. The Diffraction Quilt Block is created using a repeated slice and insert progression....

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Pulsar - Pieced Quilt Top
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Pulsar – Quilting Plan Doodling

Now that quilting is my "job", I've tried a lot of different time and organization strategies to see what works for me and keeps my creative juices flowing and my work/life in a reasonable alignment (what is balance anyway?). Right now, what's working for me is this rough schedule: Monday - Friday mornings: Technical Editing + life needs (laundry,...

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Pieced Blocks
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Bokeh Quilt Along {Piecing #4}

The Bokeh blocks are pieced, so it's time to add curves! If you are opting to make the no curves option, this is a great time to catch up or focus on other projects. If you have already purchased the Bokeh Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today with the Piecing #4 instructions. Look for an email...

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Pulsar - Piecing
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Pulsar Piecing and Musings on Storage

My biggest hurdle when working on a project is getting the fabrics cut. I've had my fabrics selected for Pulsar (that I shared earlier this week) for a while, but sharing my fabric pull was finally the push I needed to overcome the inertia and get everything cut out. After that, I've had a fun week of piecing. I learned...

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Pulsar Fabric Pull
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Pulsar 2.0 Pattern Writing and Fabric Pull

Ever since I made Pulsar in December of 2019, I have intended to come back to it and write a full pattern for the design. Here is what the first quilt looked like: I snatched bits of time over the past several weeks and have finally sorted out the math for how to set the corner blocks for a range...

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Square in a Square Tutorial & Top Tips
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Square in a Square Tutorial & Top Tips

Last month I shared a tutorial and my top tips for making no-waste flying geese. Another block that I've worked with over the years that is surprisingly tricky is the square in a square block, so today I'm sharing a tutorial and my top tips in case anything I have learned is helpful. As always, if you have a...

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Variable Star Block
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Variable Star Block {Old School BOM}

Today, Quilt Jane will be releasing the next block in the Old School Block of the Month series, so it's only fitting that I share the block that I made based on Nancy Scott from Masterpiece Quilting's instructions LAST month for the Variable Star block. As I mentioned in my post about the first block (Patched Friendship Star Block), I'll...

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Bokeh Quilt Along {Piecing #3}

Now that we have all the sub-units pieced, it's time to start putting things together! If you have already purchased the Bokeh Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today with the Piecing #3 instructions. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Bokeh Quilt Along – Piecing #3. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase...

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Cheery Mini Quilt
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2021 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Cheery Mini Mini Quilt

In early December, one of my patrons unlocked their mini mini quilt reward. I was literally days away from putting my sewing machine in a box for our move (and most of everything else in our house was already boxed up), but I reached out to see about making one last thing in my old sewing space before moving....

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Preparing for Final Live Q&A
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QuiltCon Together

From my perspective there are many overwhelmingly positive things about QuiltCon Together. As I mentioned last week, I was thrilled to get to teach workshops in a format where students got to immediately learn more about their machines, and I've been blown away by the beautiful work that they have been creating. One big highlight for me was spending an...

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Pacific Grove Tree - Thread Painting Workshop Sample
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2021 Finished Quilts

QuiltCon Together Workshop Samples

In preparing workshops for QuiltCon Together, I made several class samples that I have yet to share here on my blog. Going through the workshops with attendees last weekend reminded me of these fun projects. While the mini mini quilt workshop is an invitation to have fun and use up your scraps, I also talk about some principles of quilt...

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Summer Sampler Black Lives Matter Quilt
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Summer Sampler Black Lives Matter Quilt Auction

Last summer, as a former Summer Sampler block designer, I was honored to contribute a block to the Summer Sampler Black Lives Matter quilt. The quilt is now listed on eBay for Charity, and all proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Social Justice Sewing Academy. The Auction is live until 11am (Mountain), March 1, 2021. The quilt measures 72”...

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Group Quilt Blocks 1-4
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Group Quilt Blocks 1-4

Over a year ago, I brainstormed ideas for a group quilt. After discussing the ideas with the group, we opted for the following guidelines: All blocks will finish at 3″, 6″, or 9″ on any side (3 1/2″, 6 1/2″, or 9 1/2″ unfinished). All blocks will have a curve. The curve can be done via piecing, applique, bias...

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Bokeh Quilt Along {Piecing #2}

Now that our flying geese blocks are pieced, it's time to make some half-square triangles and square-in-a-square blocks. If you have already purchased the Bokeh Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today with the Piecing #2 instructions. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Bokeh Quilt Along – Piecing #2. If you haven’t joined in...

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Patched Friendship Star
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Patched Friendship Star Block {Old School BOM}

I am squeaking in right under the wire to get my first block made as part of the 2021 Old School Block of the Month. Kim shared her tutorial for the Patched Friendship Star block on January 12th, and the next block (designed by Nancy Scott from Masterpiece Quilting) will be shared today. It took me longer to come...

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No-Waste Flying Geese Tutorial and Top TIps
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No-Waste Flying Geese Tutorial and Top Tips

Over the years, I've learned a handful of tips that have added up to having a lot more success and confidence when piecing flying geese blocks using the no-waste method (also known as the four-at-a-time method). Today, I thought I'd put all of my current top tips and best practices together into a blog post in case there is...

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Fractures
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Fractures Quilt Pattern Release

The expanded version of the Fractures digital quilt pattern (which was previously available to Modern Quilt Guild members through Modern Monthly in lap size only under the name Rock Candy) is complete and available in the Quilting Jetgirl digital pattern shop. The Fractures pattern includes instructions to make the quilt in six sizes: baby (48" x 48") throw (48"...

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