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Quilt Pattern

Precession Pattern Release

When designers contract with magazines, part of the contractual agreement has to do with the rights to the pattern. I prefer to allow the magazine to have exclusive rights to the pattern for a period of time and to have them revert back to me so that I can release the pattern on my own as well. Today, I'm...

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Life

Upcoming Events

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs is back with her 5th annual mystery quilt, called the Mosaic Mystery, kicking off on Thursday, July 4th.  This confident beginner level quilt along is completely free to join and has a relaxed pace with monthly instructions posted on the first Thursday of each month.  All quilt instructions will be posted on the Meadow...

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Scraping Cottonwood Seed Sap Off My Shoes
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Discussion

Samsara {Discussion}

Now that I am offline more often, it is interesting to rely on what I do know instead of “Googling” everything. My husband and I are realizing both that we have a deeper knowledge of natural topics than we perhaps gave ourselves credit for, and that we are heavily reliant on being able to look things up instantly. Gone...

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Sparkler Mini Quilt Sewing
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Quilts

Sparkler Mini Quilt

The first quilting project that I have been working on while traveling is making a Sparkler Mini Quilt. The Sparkler block is my block design for the 2019 Summer Sampler, and I envisioned it as a full mini quilt block. I learned in the first week of living in our space that everything needs to be done at a slightly...

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Rust Mini Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts

Rust Mini Quilt {Design Group}

Now that I have shared my finished mini quilt with the design group that I created based on the inspiration photo of the rusting truck I shared in the Finding Design Inspiration post; I can share it here as well. After considering the inspiration photo for a few weeks, I talked it over with my husband and decided to focus...

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Sewing on an early test trip in April
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Life

Wabi-Sabi Overland Move In

My husband and I have been living full time in Wabi-Sabi Overland, our custom-built expedition vehicle, since May 11th. In the final week before setting out to travel for the summer, I fully moved my stash and sewing supplies into the habitat, and I have to admit that I was more than pleasantly surprised at the quantity I was...

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QuiltCon 2020

QuiltCon 2020 Workshop

Did you see the announcement of faculty for QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas, last week? I’m excited that I have been asked back to teach another 3-hour workshop next year! As part of the crew, I can only sneak away to teach one 3-hour workshop each year. I have said in the past that I am passionate about the quilting...

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Sparkler Block for the 2019 Summer Sampler
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quilt along

Sparkler Block {2019 Summer Sampler}

Were you able to pick out which block I designed in the Summer Sampler 2019? I look forward to getting to use sparklers every 4th of July, and it is such a quintessential part of summer that it was the inspiration for my 2019 Summer Sampler block design. The Sparkler block will introduce transparency topics, especially for moving around the...

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First Three Group Quilt Blocks
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Quilts

Group Quilt Blocks

The design group I am a part of is working on a group quilt. The overarching goal is to create a group quilt that is both cohesive in design while reflecting each quilter within the group. I would like to thank Painter's Palette and Hobbs for supplying fabric and batting. I had a beautifully washed, pressed, and stacked fabric bundle...

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Inspiration photograph taken by Travis Seward @travlis
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Discussion

Finding Design Inspiration

As part of a design group, I receive an inspiration photograph on roughly a bi-monthly basis and work to design and piece a block, mini quilt, or quilt based on inspiration I get from the photograph. This is very similar to the Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) Facebook group that I have discussed in the past (in case you...

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Life

2019 Aurifil Artisans

Last week, Aurifil announced their 2019 Aurifil Artisans, and I am thrilled that they are welcoming me back for another (third!) year. With over 250 applications this year, I don't envy the hard work they had to do to select the Artisans this year. It’s an amazingly talented bunch, and it is an honor to be a part of...

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Fussy Cut Mini Mini Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts

Fussy Cut Mini Mini Quilt

I really love getting to make special quilted rewards for my Patreon supporters, and last month I had the opportunity to piece a mini mini quilt for a patron who has enjoyed watching my fussy cutting skills evolve through the Splendid Sampler 2. They also mentioned liking purple, teal, and gray. Now that the mini mini quilt has been...

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quilt along

Summer Sampler 2019

For the past few summers, Lee Heinrich, Faith Jones, and Katie Blakesley have hosted a popular quilt along called the Summer Sampler. Today I am really pleased to share with you that I am a designer in the Summer Sampler 2019! Summer Sampler 2019 Designers (Top to Bottom, Left to Right) Row 1: Heather Black @Quiltachusetts, Krista Hennebury @poppyprint, Lynne Goldsworthy...

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Teaching

Vermont Quilt Festival

My newsletter subscribers have heard all about this, but I just realized I hadn't shared this exciting news on my blog: I will be teaching at the Vermont Quilt Festival in June! I will be teaching 4 classes while I am there; 3 full day workshops and one half-day workshop. For full workshop and registration details, please visit the links...

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Block Tutorials

Uneven Log Cabin Block Tutorial

I was recently contacted by a reader asking for sizing details on the uneven log cabin block that I used to create a yellow and black baby sized uneven log cabin quilt in early 2014. Because I was more than willing to share the sizing details once, I immediately went to work to create this quick tutorial to share...

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Blog Hop, Giveaway, Review

Quilts with an Angle Blog Hop and Giveaway

I met Sheila Christensen when I participated in the Cotton Cuts mystery charity quilt in 2017. While Sheila, who lives in New Zealand and blogs at Mystery Quilter, loves creating Mystery Quilts, she also owns a quilt shop, teaches, and is also now an author. Today, I am looking forward to introducing you to her first book, Quilts with...

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Bag for Lucy - Easy Fat Quarter Bag
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2019 Finished Quilts, Sewing Project

Easy Fat Quarter Bag

As you may have wondered when I shared about the Typecast J bag that I made for my older niece earlier this week... I also made a second bag to gift to my younger (2-year-old) niece at the same time. Giving a gift to one would have definitely created some sibling jealousy, so I knew better than to arrive...

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Figure 8 – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Figure 8

Welcome to the last week of the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along! It has been a really fun journey for me. I was excited and honored to be asked to contribute to the book (Balancing Reflection), and I have really enjoyed making the 42 unique blocks that I have pieced along the way. I feel like my small piecing...

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Typecast J - Bag
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2019 Finished Quilts, Blog Tour

“J” {Typecast of Characters Blog Tour}

Today is my day to share a letter in the Typecast of Characters blog tour, hosted by Sheri from Whole Circle Studio. I met Sheri in person when I filmed for Fresh Quilting in June of 2017, and I am eager to present my version of the letter "J" from Sheri's latest pattern, Typecast, with you today. You might be...

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