Country Star – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Country Star

The Splendid Sampler 2 picks the pace back up again today by sharing 4 more blocks and designers from the book. I chose to piece the Country Star by Nancy Mahoney. I could envision this block made with a dark background and lighter pieces and think it would be stunning! Be sure to visit The Splendid Sampler website to see the...

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Life

Craftsy Patterns Update

As I am sure you are aware, last Friday, December 28th, Craftsy made some major changes to their online marketplace. The Quilting Jetgirl Craftsy store was one of thousands closed down entirely, and many of the stores that were kept had their selection of patterns reduced drastically. All the patterns you purchased, even if they are no longer available for...

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Linky Party

Best of 2018

I think it's no surprise that I adore Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs (she is an amazing quilter and friend). Cheryl is hosting the 4th annual Best of... yearly linkup party where we get an opportunity to highlight our "best" 5 posts from 2018. There are no rules on how to define what the "best" posts are, and golly it...

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Fox Wholecloth Quilt - Background Quilting Complete and Bound
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Quilts

Fox Wholecloth Quilt {Bound But Not Finished}

On Monday, I finished quilting the background of the fox wholecloth quilt and I buried all the last threads. I squared the quilt on Christmas morning and spent Christmas afternoon starting to bind the quilt. On Wednesday, I was able to put the finishing hand stitches on the binding. I used a laser square and tape to help get mark...

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Changing Seasons - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Changing Seasons {Catch Up}

Visit The Splendid Sampler today to get a bonus block from Jane Davidson. With the holidays here, we are getting a break and I chose to go back and sew one of Jane's blocks revealed a few weeks ago that I didn't have time to put together, Changing Seasons. Just like last week, I opted to leave off the applique...

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Quilts

2019 Goal Setting

First things first: happiest of happy birthday wishes to my husband today (this is his 40th birthday)!! I realized that I had better sit down and write down my goals for 2019 before I missed linking up with my own hosted #2019PlanningParty! Before I jump into sharing my goals for 2019, I want to look back on my 2018 goals...

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Fox Wholecloth Quilt - Positioning Foxes
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Quilts

Fox Wholecloth Quilt {Background Quilting}

First of all, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope that you are able to be with friends, family, and even possibly find some moments of peaceful solitude and joy. I am excited to report in with progress on the Fox Wholecloth Quilt today. My goal is to have the quilt complete before the end...

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Craftsy Notice
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Life, Quilt Pattern

Quilting Jetgirl Craftsy Shop Closing

I, along with all designers who have a Craftsy pattern store, received email notification of a change in the Craftsy marketplace on Wednesday. I am one of the many designers whose Craftsy shop will be closed effective on December 28, 2018. Other designers were informed that their shop will remain open, but some of their listings will or may be...

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Silverware Roll
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General Tutorials, Sewing Project

Silverware Roll & Tutorial

My husband and I are making great progress on Wabi-Sabi Overland. As the majority of the structure has been built and installed inside the habitat / apartment, it's time for us to start thinking about all the small details that will make the space work for us. It's not that we haven't been thinking about those details, but I...

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For Madge - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – For Madge {Catch Up}

Visit The Splendid Sampler today to get a bonus block from Pat Sloan. With the holidays here, we are getting a break and I chose to go back and sew one of Pat's blocks revealed a few weeks ago that I didn't have time to put together, For Madge. I chose to leave off the applique elements in the corners...

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Quilting Jetgirl QuiltCon 2019 Submissions
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QuiltCon 2019

QuiltCon 2019 Entries Update

Everyone who submitted quilts for consideration to QuiltCon 2019 received email notifications yesterday morning about whether their quilts were accepted this year or not. Over the years, I have submitted many more quilts that have not been accepted to QuiltCon than quilts that have been accepted, so I want to start by saying to anyone who has submitted a...

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Modern Plus Sampler Applique Areas
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quilt along

Modern Plus Sampler {Applique Areas}

I knew we would get to this month eventually: it's time to make the Modern Plus Sampler Applique Blocks for the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along hosted by Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms). My domestic sewing machine, a Juki TL-2200QVP Mini, is a straight stitch only machine, so my game plan was to use the Crafted Applique...

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Nancy's Spool - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Nancy’s Spool

When I saw that one of the blocks in the Splendid Sampler 2 was by the late Nancy Zieman, I knew that I would piece it no matter what. Nancy's Spool offers a lot of great background space, which was perfect for my large cat-ronaut print. Cats in space with a large spool of thread. Why not? Be sure to visit...

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Needle and Foot Blogger Bundles
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Fabric

2018 Needle and Foot Blogger Bundles {Reader’s Choice & Giveaway}

9 months ago, in March, I had the pleasure of sharing a curated fabric bundle that I created with Bernie from Needle and Foot. I used my curated 6 fat quarter bundle to make a baby size version of my Bundle Buster pattern. Well, Bernie thought ahead and had a fun surprise for us all for the end of the year:...

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Crop Circles Table Runner
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2018 Finished Quilts

Crop Circles Table Runner {Design Bee Challenge}

Well, before getting started on the fox wholecloth quilt, I had a DrEAMi project (Drop Everything And Make It - coined by Sandra from mmmquilts); a design bee challenge. And since I just received the circle templates from Jen Carlton-Bailly, I had to use curves, right?? The design bee group that I had an opportunity to participate with in October...

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Outline Testing
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Quilts

Gaining Momentum and Curve Templates

I am continuing to build momentum to prepare myself to make the fox wholecloth quilt for my husband and me. I really want to make the quilt this month and have it done before the new year. Beyond getting comfortable with my thread choices, I needed to decide how I was going to outline the foxes. My husband and...

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Balancing Reflection - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Balancing Reflection

Hello and warm welcome to the reveal of the block I designed for The Splendid Sampler 2: Balancing Reflection! For those of you that are visiting for the first time, my name is Yvonne Fuchs and I am a quilter, designer, teacher, technical editor, blogger, and all around quilting community cheerleader and enthusiast. In my earlier career, I worked as an...

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Combinatorics Introductory Tutorial Mini Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts

Combinatorics Introductory Tutorial Mini Quilt Finish

I couldn't let the blocks I made to create the Combinatorics Introductory Tutorial that I shared last month go to waste. They quickly sewed into a mini quilt top and over the weekend I was able to get it quilted and bound. I couldn't help myself and hung the new mini quilt next to the original Combinatorics mini quilt that I...

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