Curved piecing fabric scraps left over from piecing the Meringue quilt, in oyster, mustard, gold, and brown.
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Quilts

Meringue Bonus Quilt

I am officially distracted by a new idea. As I was piecing together the Meringue quilt, I set aside the large scraps knowing that I would have an opportunity to play with design ideas to create a Meringue bonus quilt. Well, the stack of offcuts was so tempting that I've set aside piecing the Meringue quilt and been having...

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quilt along, Quilt Pattern

Planview Pattern Release and Quilt Along Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who sewed along during the Planview Quilt Along. It was a treat to get to see your beautiful quilts come together! Now that the quilt along is officially over, the stand along Planview digital quilt pattern is now available in the Quilting Jetgirl pattern shop. The Planview quilt pattern is a fun, modern design that...

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Tips

Curved Piecing Bias Evaluation

I was cutting fabric to prepare to test out the Meringue quilt pattern, and I noticed that I could get a little bit creative and save some fabric if I cut drunkard's path concave templates differently than I normally recommend in a pattern. Well, one thing lead to another and I decided it was worth a side trip of...

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Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Gold, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster neatly stacked on top of the back of a navy blue OLFA cutting mat
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Quilts

Meringue Quilt {Fabric Selection}

During March, Amy from Amy's Creative Side hosts a daily Instagram prompt challenge called #IGQuiltFest. One of the prompts was to post your Current WIP (work in progress), and I shared a photo a my initial fabric pull for my next quilt design, Meringue. From left to right: Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Amber, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster. The more...

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Two nearly identical 5 1/4-inch square quilts featuring 8 different Tula Pink prints arranged in squared off circle
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2022 Finished Quilts

Rainbow Circle Mini Mini Quilts

After spending a few weeks quilting the Sequenced quilt, I had some computer work to catch up on. Then I second guessed my initial fabric pull for my next project (I'll share a blog post about that when the replacement fabric arrives), so instead of jumping into another big project, I decided it was time to have the joy...

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Stash Fabrics Kona Club Storage Solution - Bookshelves!
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Fabric

Current Stash Fabrics Kona Club Storage Solution

I have officially received one third of the Stash Fabrics Kona Club fabric. In January, I wasn't sure how I was going to store all this fabric so I put it all back in the box it was shipped in and tucked it away in my "super closet" for later consideration. I am getting a yard of each color,...

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Sesen
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Quilt Pattern

Sesen Pattern Release

Sometimes, a quilt tells you what it wants. Different colors, specific quilting motifs, a particular binding; whatever the case may be. Sesen has taught me that sometimes quilt patterns can tell you what they need to be. Today, after taking the time to really listen to what the quilt had to teach me, I am really pleased to be...

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An overall straight shot of the Sequenced quilt, which is made using a combination of 5" square drunkard's path (quarter circle) blocks in Kona Purple, Kona Coral, and Kona Kumquat.
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2022 Finished Quilts

Sequenced Quilt

The quilting on Sequenced, the bonus Sesen quilt, came together much quicker than I anticipated, and I just love the additional texture and detail it gives the design! Sequenced is a 60" x 80" quilt, which was a comfortable size for my husband to hold inside when we tested out holding the quilt... but he had to balance on his...

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Block Tutorials

Conquering Curves: Connection Block {Tutorial}

Back in September of 2015, I had a block tutorial published on the now closed Sew Mama Sew website called Conquering Curves: Connection Block. I recently had someone comment on my post that linked to the Sew Mama Sew tutorial, and I realized that it was time to publish the block tutorial here on my own website. I will...

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Planview
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2022 Finished Quilts, quilt along, Quilt Gallery

Planview {QAL Finish}

I'm really happy to get to share the finished Planview quilt that I made during the quilt along. I made the baby size in the lava colorway, and I couldn't be happier with how it all came together! As much as I love a good all over finish photograph, I wanted to lead with a photo of the back of...

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Standing by the Crew Hatch of Space Shuttle Discovery - April 6, 2005
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Life

I’m Featured Today on A Quilter’s Life Podcast

Paula Chamberlain who hosts the A Quilter's Life podcast, reached out to me a few weeks ago, and we were able to schedule a time for an interview. We have all heard that every quilt tells a story, and Paula believes that every quilter has a story. Her goal is to capture details about what inspires and drives the...

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Quilting Step 2 - Purple Thread Walking Foot Quilting
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Quilts

Sequenced Quilting Update

I've made good progress quilting the Sequenced quilt this week. At 60" x 80", it's a good size to manipulate through the throat space of my Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini, which has a throat space of approximately 8 3/4" wide by 5 3/4" tall. I started out with the matching background thread, 50wt Aurifil 1200 (Blue Violet) and stitched around...

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quilt along

Planview Quilt Along {Final Linkup}

Congratulations, we’ve reached the end of the Planview Quilt Along and I am really looking forward to seeing how everyone’s quilts came together! Today opens up the final linkup where you can share your finished quilt top or completely finished quilt. The linkup will be open from today through 11:55pm Pacific on April 30, 2022. For quilting inspiration, I'll be...

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Marking Quilting Lines
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Quilts

Marking Quilting Lines {Sequenced Quilt}

I took my time last week to slowly, methodically, and safely (for my knees and back) mark lines on the Sequenced quilt top with my Hera marker. At 60" x 80", the Sequenced quilt takes up the entire floor space of my "living room" when I roll up the carpet. I layered the quilt top on top of the batting...

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Quilt Pattern

Playful Partial Seams {Pattern Release}

Today, I have a new mini quilt pattern available in my pattern shop: Playful Partial Seams! I created this mini quilt pattern as an introduction into some of the techniques needed for my larger quilt pattern, Sesen. I often find that a lower risk, small project like a mini quilt is the perfect way to try out new techniques...

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Sequenced Quilt Quilting Plan
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Quilts

Sesen Bonus Quilt {Quilting Plan}

In early February, I finished piecing the Sesen bonus quilt top. I was not sure how I wanted to quilt it, and I had another project I wanted to complete for a friend, so the Sequenced quilt top got set aside for over a month. Over the weekend, I decided it was time to sit down and put some...

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Partial Seams Mini Quilt
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2022 Finished Quilts

Partial Seams Mini Quilt

As I suspect many have felt over the past weeks watching the news unfold about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, I have felt helpless. I have purchased digital patterns via Etsy from Ukrainian sellers. You may have already seen it, but I really love the Rise of Freedom pattern by Sashas Quilts. I have donated money to care and aid...

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Life

Quilt Pattern Mart 2nd Birthday Celebration

Today, March 17th, is Quilt Pattern Mart's 2nd birthday and to celebrate, QPM is hosting a Feed the People Birthday Party. By donating money to a non-profit food bank or charity with a focus on feeding people, you will get a discount on a bunch of great quilt patterns AND you can enter a giveaway for $50 to spend...

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Planview Quilting Plan
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quilt along, Quilts

Planview {Quilting Plan}

I've made my mind up about how I plan to quilt my lava colorway baby size Planview quilt, and I'm excited to get this one finished up. The baby size version of Planview finishes at 40" x 48", which will be a fun size to quilt on my domestic Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini. Before putting a lot of thought into...

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