Military Spec Dumb Phone
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Tech Talks

{Tech Talk} Website Design for Mobile Devices

If you have a smart phone or iPad or easy access to these devices, you might want to skip ahead in the post. However, if you are like me and still sporting a "dumb phone", then this first section might be eye opening. I consider myself pretty tech savvy, but for numerous reasons (the battery lasts a week on a single charge,...

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Yvonne - Quilting Jetgirl
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Life, Quilts

Let’s Get Acquainted – Blog Hop {6/4/2014}

Today is my day on Plum & June’s New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! I am Yvonne (aka Quilting Jetgirl). About a month and a half ago, I took a big leap and left my full time engineering job in the aerospace industry. I actually loved my job and my co-workers (hint: scroll to the bottom of the linked post if you are curious), but...

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Spaceship Tic-Tac Pieced Top
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Quilts

Spaceship Tic-Tac – Piecing

My favorite part of any quilt project is piecing the top. I love seeing how a pattern comes together, and it it super fun to flip through the photos and condense time to see the top come together. Instead of having you flip though photos to get the effect, I put together a quick timelapse video. Spaceship Tic-Tac Pieceing Timelapse...

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Woven Placemats - Quilting Detail
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Woven Placemats

I had previously made myself a set of 4 placemats using this tutorial by Alissa. I wanted another quick stash busting project on Sunday afternoon, and I decided to use her tutorial as a starting point, but I modified it a bit. The biggest change is that I switched the side for the vertical inserts. I really love the woven...

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2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop at plum and june
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Life

2014 New Quilt Bloggers {Blog Hop}

A few weeks ago, Beth @ plum and june announced that her yearly new quilting bloggers blog hop was getting organized for 2014. I must have thought about it for *maybe* 10 seconds before I jumped in and asked to participate. Over the past several weeks, an amazing (and large!) group of new quilt bloggers have gotten to know one another...

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Solar System - Quilting Detail
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Solar System Quilt

I previously posted about the design process that I went through to start this quilt project. The quilt top came together pretty quickly; log cabins lend themselves to chain piecing so it only took me one day to get to a completed quilt top. I was sending photographs of the process to the customer along the way, too, which...

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Fly Me to the Moon
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Fly Me to the Moon – Wall Hanging

Today I was able to complete another quick project and stash buster. I wanted to work on another pattern that I had sketched up: a rocket! It went together really smoothly and I really think it is a super fun wall hanging for a child's room (or for an office... I can think of a few former co-workers who might...

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Rainbow Placemats - I Love ROYGBIV
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Set of 6 ROYGBIV Placemats

I wanted to challenge myself to complete a fast project today. And I wanted to use up materials in my stash. I am pleased to say that I was able to complete this fun set of 6 placemats in just over 5 hours, but I don't really see much of a dent in my stash (other than my batting...

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4th of July Picnic Quilt - Pieced Top
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Quilts

4th of July Picnic Quilt – Pieced Top

One thing I can say for this quilt: it is definitely very bold! I have another lesson that I have learned from working with this quilt top and the Color Weaving pattern that I would like to share. I found that even with using the dual feed / walking foot on my machine I was always much happier with my seams...

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4th of July Picnic Quilt WiP
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Life, Quilts

Wednesday WiP and an Unexpected Gift

As I was working on my new pattern Color Weaving last week, I got lots of great ideas for other fun ways to modify the quilt. One thing that I really wanted to do was open up the pattern to have a larger size, and I have also really wanted to make something fun for a picnic quilt for...

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Life, Quilts

Picnic Quilt Sneak Peak & Kitchen Backsplash

I am going to warn you now that this post has a lot less to do with fabric and sewing and quilting than normal for me. But I can show you a sneak peak of the fabric I am working with to create a super fun picnic quilt: Kitchen Backsplash When my husband and I purchased our home, I was not...

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Color Weaving II - Quilting Detail
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Blogger’s Quilt Fest Entry – Color Weaving (Original Design)

Twice a year, Amy of Amy's Creative Side puts on Blogger's Quilt Fesitval, a wonderful linky event so quilt bloggers can share our quilts and see the work of lots of other talented quilter's in blogland. I am new to blogging and new to knowing about this festival, so I was enjoying reading about everyone's amazingly creative and beautiful quilts that have been submitted. It did...

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Color Weaving I - Completed Quilt Top
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Color Weaving I – Complete!

I just completed Color Weaving I, and it is currently getting its first wash. I am looking forward to seeing how it crinkles up! I decided to go with an all over "robot boxes" quilting pattern. I think it works pretty well with the quilt design, and I am hoping that I will work on my piecing precision enough to...

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Color Weaving I by Quilting Jetgirl - Pieced Top
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Quilts

Wednesday WiP {5/14/2014}

As I mentioned on Monday, I had some time this weekend to come up with new ideas that I wanted to turn into quilts. And I am excited to share the progress today on the first of those projects. I am calling this pattern "Color Weaving", and I have visions of all kinds of color combinations. As you can...

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Modern Improv Round Robin - Quilting Detail
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Modern Improv Quilt – Complete!

I am very excited to say that I have completed the modern improv quilt that I started at SewDown Portland. That means that I have finally finished up all of the projects that I brought home from Portland - and that feels very good to be able to say! The quilt finished out to be 33" wide by 40" long....

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Grid Paper
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Life

Monday Musings {5/12/2014}

I went out of town this past weekend. It was a trip that my husband and I had planned from months ago, and it might just be the last time we fly somewhere for a while. It is interesting how my decision to leave my full time job is subtly adjusting our lives. I won't miss driving down to...

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