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Push-Pull Quilt Along {Quilt Top Assembly & Finishing Instructions}

It’s time to put our Push-Pull quilts together! If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today linking to the Quilt Top Assembly and Finishing Instructions. Look for an email from Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl with the subject Push-Pull Quilt Along – Quilt Top Assembly & Finishing Instructions. If you haven’t joined in yet,...

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2018 Aurifil DOM Quilt Finish
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2020 Finished Quilts

2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month Quilt Finish

By taking it slow and steady this week, I'm thrilled to say I was able to finish my 2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month quilt. My shoulders got tired of wrestling with the quilt as I began the spiral; it's a lot of bulk to move around for those first several passes. I took frequent breaks and stretched a lot...

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2018 DOM Quilt - Beginning of Spiral Quilting
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2018 Aurifil BOM

Quilting the 2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month Quilt

Two weekends ago, I pieced the quilt backing for my 2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month quilt top using a little over 4 1/4 yards of the light purple Timeless Treasures solid I recently acquired. Then I put off basting the quilt sandwich. Even the thought of basting the 72" square quilt made my back hurt! Last Tuesday I finally...

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MDL April Quilt Design
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Modern Design Lab

MDL April Design Challenge Part 2

In total, there are 7 members of the Modern Design Lab, so after everyone submitted their block design for Part 1 of the April design challenge, it was time for me to try to use them as inspiration for a full quilt design. I do my computer design in Inkscape, so I pulled all the images into a new...

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Downstream
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2020 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery, Quilt Pattern

Downstream {Pattern Release}

A little over 3 years ago, I made a quilt I named "Downstream" for the Quilt Design a Day QuiltCon exhibit. I used paper piecing to make the quilt, so when I considered writing a pattern for it, I struggled with how to offer it in sizes larger than the wall hanging size I created due to the ridiculous...

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MDL April Block Design - Yvonne
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Modern Design Lab

MDL April Design Challenge Part 1

We were given a two part design challenge for April in the Modern Design Lab by Travis @travlis. The first part of the challenge was to create a square block design (nominally considered as 5" square finished) using our signature "style" and the color navy. We could use any medium we wanted for the design but we were encouraged...

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Push-Pull Quilt Along {Piecing #5}

It's time to piece the final block! If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today linking to the Piecing #5 Instructions. Look for an email from Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl with the subject Push-Pull Quilt Along – Piecing #5. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Push-Pull Quilt Along and I will...

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Quilt Tutorials

12 Block Circle Setting Quilt Top {Tutorial}

Today I'm going to share a quick tutorial for how you can set 12 quilt blocks in a circle setting to make a quilt top. I originally created the layout for blocks that finish at 12" square and creates a 72" finished quilt, but I figured I would go ahead and write this tutorial for a range of block...

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Pieced 2018 DOM
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month Blocks

One of my 2020 planning goals was to work on finishing long term works in progress, and last week I decided to pull out my 2018 Aurifil Designer of the Month blocks to figure out a path forward. The photo above is a reminder of all the 12 1/2" unfinished (12" finished) blocks I created in 2018 look like. I...

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Basting Pins
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Fabric

The Confident Stitch {Stash Enhancement}

To be perfectly honest, my stash of prints looks a lot more like scraps to most people. The first shelf above my sewing machine has 12 small, clear plastic bins that hold the majority of my print stash (I also have a dedicated Carolyn Friedlander large bin on the second shelf right now, too). I tend to add fat quarters,...

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General Tutorials

Binding Mini Mini Quilts & #MQGKeepCalmAndSewOn

As part of the Modern Quilt Guild's #MQGKeepCalmandSewOn weekly content, this week MQG members can download a PDF I created to help think about exploring design constraints through small makes: mini mini quilts. Mini mini quilts are tiny, think "mug rug" size or 5" per side or smaller. In short, mini mini quilts are a great way to explore...

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Trussed
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2020 Finished Quilts

Trussed {MDL Mini Quilt Challenge Finish}

The April Aurifil Artisan prompt or challenge is to share about our favorite thread weight, and the Trussed mini quilt is a great example of my most used thread weight, 50wt, coupled with the fact that I love using other thread weights to accentuate details. When I last shared about the MDL Mini Quilt Challenge, I went through my...

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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

Design Freely with Inkscape {MQG Webinar}

The Modern Quilt Guild is organizing weekly content to be delivered to its members in the form of 2 webinars and a PDF download each week in what they are calling the #MQGKeepCalmandSewOn series. On Thursday from 1-2pm Central, I will be doing a live webinar about installing and using Inkscape, a free and open source professional vector graphic...

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Push-Pull Quilt Along {Piecing #4}

It's time to piece Block 2! If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today linking to the Piecing #4 Instructions. Look for an email from Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl with the subject Push-Pull Quilt Along – Piecing #4. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Push-Pull Quilt Along and I will add...

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Giveaway, Linky Party, quilt along

Push-Pull Quilt Along {Midway Linkup}

I am really looking forward to seeing how everyone is progressing in the Push-Pull quilt along! Today opens up the midway linkup where you can share your progress and show off your hard work. The linkup will be open from today through 11:59pm Pacific on April 5, 2020. By entering the linkup, you become eligible to win one of 12...

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Quilt Pattern

Scoop {Pattern Release}

I shared Scoop back in mid-November, and today I'm excited to announce the release of the Scoop digital quilt pattern! And here's the inside scoop on Scoop: I actually made it to reacquaint myself with curved piecing before making the Rock Candy quilt for the MQG's Modern Monthly. The pattern is written to help you explore your stash and scraps...

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Rock Candy
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2020 Finished Quilts

Rock Candy {MQG Modern Monthly}

Just before Thanksgiving last year, I submitted a few quilt designs to the Modern Quilt Guild to consider for their upcoming Modern Monthly series, and I was thrilled when one of my designs was selected to be featured as the quilt design for March 2020. It's my pleasure to introduce you today to Rock Candy. Rock Candy is a design...

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