High Desert Jazz and Blues Festival
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Life

High Desert Jazz & Blues Festival

There is going to be a really neat free event in Mojave, CA, this Friday night, and Quilting Jetgirl is involved! The Mojave Foundation (a non-profit organization registered in the state of California dedicated to improving quality of life in Mojave, CA, in order to make the community a more attractive place to live and do business) is presenting "The...

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Fall Placemats - Pieced Tops
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Quilts

WiP Wednesday {10/15/2014}

This week I have an update for 4 different projects. How is that for multi-tasking? Let me tell you, it is kind of over whelming for me... but at the same time it is fun and gratifying to see progress (even small progress) on each project. 1. Cocoa Leaf Drum Lamp Inspired Queen Sized Quilt Things have progressed along quite nicely...

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6 Fall Color Inspired Quilted Placemats - Fabric
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Quilted Placemats

Monday Makers: Fall Placemats

This week I will be working on a set of 6 fall color inspired placemats. About a week ago my friend looked through my fabric stash and selected the fabrics she would like to be used in the placemats. She also brought over a half yard of an additional orange yesterday, so in total I have 4 orange fabrics, 2...

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Quilting Sample
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Life

Sewing Machine Service

I have been doing my best to get along with my sewing machine, but I think it is fair to say that tensions between us are pretty high. I purchased this machine specifically because of its large throat and free-motion quilting features. However, since the day she came out of the box, she has been fussy about quilting (at...

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9(9) Problems... but a Stitch ain't one
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Linky Party

9(9) Problems… but a Stitch ain’t one

Amy @ 13 Spools has created another fun linky party inviting us to share the problems we quilters have that non-quilters just don't understand. Come on over and join the linky party, too, or just enjoy reading and commiserating with other quilter's problems. Jumping up to run to the local quilt store to grab that small item (thread!) I need to finish...

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Quilting Jetgirl: Folksy Fall Palette 1
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Fabric Mosaic Contest

A Fabric Mosaic Contest: Folksy Fall

Rachel @ Stitched in Color is hosting a Fabric Mosaic contest sponsored by The Intrepid Thread. Rachel is asking interested participants to carefully craft a mosaic of 12 fabrics from among the offerings at The Intrepid Thread. Quoting the submission guidelines: Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Folksy Fall. Your collection of fabrics can be pretty, funky, dramatic or totally playful. Just make sure...

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Tessellated Leaves - Design
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Quilts

Lots of WiPs

I definitely think of myself as a one project at a time kind of person, and I have found myself with many more projects than I am used to at one time at the moment. Today I want to introduce you to 2 more queen sized quilt projects that I have taken on. The goal is to have both of these...

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Quilt Tent Fort
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Life

Quilt Tent Fort

My husband and I hosted a gathering of friends at our home this weekend to wish some friends well as they are preparing to move and start a new adventure in their lives. We are sad to see such lovely people move away, but we are also incredibly thankful for the times and memories we have been fortunate enough...

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Foothills Mystery Quilt - Square in a Square Blocks
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Quilts

Foothills Mystery Quilt {Square in a Square}

We just rolled our calendars over to October, which means another set of instructions have been posted for the Foothills Mystery Quilt hosted by Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs. You can check out my previous history in the Mystery Quilt series in these posts: Foothills Mystery Quilt {Fabric Selection} (July 2014) Foothills Mystery Quilt {Fabric Cutting} (August 2014) Foothills Mystery Quilt {HSTs} (September 2014) This month, we are...

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16 Queen Sized Quilt Archival Bags
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Sewing Project

16 Queen Sized Quilt Drawstring Bags {whew}

On August 26th, I was contacted by a person who had been scouring the internet looking for archival bags for queen size quilts. She had previously been able to find and purchase them without a problem, but the largest size she could find from her usual resources only fit up to a twin size quilt. Because she saw that I...

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QuiltCon Quilt Show Call for Entries
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QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon Quilt Show Submissions

The call for entries for the QuiltCon 2015 Quilt Show opened July 1, 2014 and runs through November 30,2014. The Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) has run a series of blog posts about the Quilt Show: QuiltCon Quilt Show: Overview & Choosing Your Quilt QuiltCon Quilt Show: Entry Process QuiltCon Quilt Show: The Judging Process I decided to submit 2 of my quilts for consideration:...

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Tea Cozy Tutorial by Quilting Jetgirl
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2014 Finished Quilts, General Tutorials, Sewing Project

Tea Cozy {Tutorial}

The weather in my town has finally started to cool off a bit. I know that it is just an early tease, but the temperature for the past few mornings really put me in the mood for some hot tea. Which reminded me, I really want to make myself a tea cozy for my tea pot like the tea cozy I made...

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Window Frost Backlit by Sunset Between Cloud Layers - 9/18/2014
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Life

Recap and Reset

I had a wonderful trip to visit with family and celebrate my niece's first birthday. On my flight out just before landing, we descended through a cloud layer as the sun was setting. Being trapped between cloud layers and enjoying the sunset out my window was wonderful. I wish more people would look out the airline windows when they...

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Concept Hand Sketch
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Quilt Design

Cocoa Leaf Queen Size Quilt {Quilt Design}

I delivered the Cocoa Leaf mini-quilts about a week ago and spent some time with my customers discussing design options for the larger, queen size quilt. I drew up some pretty nice hand sketches and colored them with colored pencil, and I am kicking myself for not photographing them before leaving them with the customers. Oops. So I pulled...

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Three Flocks - Meandering Loops Quilting Detail
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Quilts

Three Flocks {Quilting Progress}

I had a very nice weekend working on the quilting of Three Flocks. This is the largest quilt that I have quilted on my home machine to date at 65" wide by 88" long, and so far it has been going just fine. It took me an hour to pin baste the layers in preparation for quilting. I love...

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Three Flocks - One Last Backing Photo
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Quilts

Three Flocks {Completed Backing}

I don't know why it took me so long to finish the backing for my Three Flocks quilt top. I suppose other projects just came up and I kept working on them instead of this backing. Regardless, once I really sat down to work on it, it came together pretty quickly. First I had to finish piecing all the HSTs...

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MQG
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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

Modern Quilt Guild Webinar Review

Last night the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) hosted yet another wonderful webinar. Shea Henderson, of Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio, gave a wonderful talk about the Ins and Outs of Pattern Writing. If you are a MQG member and would like to see previous webinars, you can find them on the Resources tab of the MQG community site (after you...

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Lillie's Gift Bag
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Life, Quilts, Sewing Project

Odd and Ends {WiP Wednesday}

I have accomplished a few things recently that I haven't blogged about, so I thought I would just put some odds and ends together today along with my current WiP. While this is the last thing I finished recently (umm, this morning), it is the project I am the most giddy about. My niece is going to turn 1 year old...

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