Spaceship Tic-Tac
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Spaceship Tic-Tac {Completed Quilt}

After much frustration and time spent away from my sewing machine cooling off, I was able to finish the quilting on the Spaceship Tic-Tac baby quilt today. I had originally hoped to complete this quilt on Wednesday, but my sewing machine and I were disagreeing about that! I was able to use thread that I had on hand for the...

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Woven Placemats - Quilting Detail
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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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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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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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Color Weaving II - Quilting Detail
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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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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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Spring Rain Baby Quilt III - Teal and White
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Spring Rain Baby Quilt Tutorial

I am so excited to share my first quilt pattern tutorial! A quick heads-up: The image and link below will jump you over to my Etsy shop to purchase a digital download of this pattern, if you are interested. In order to make the tutorial, I made one more version of Spring Rain in a baby size quilt, which is...

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Birds on Telephone Wires - Mini Quilt
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Birds on Telephone Wires – Mini Quilt

I really wanted to make an artful quilt to gift to a special crazy Frenchman in my life. I am going to get to see him on Friday, May 9th, so I decided that this past weekend I had better make something happen! I checked in with a few close family friends who know him very well, and while...

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Under the Sea - Block Detail
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Under the Sea – A Collaborative Quilt

I was able to attend QuiltCon 2013 with my mother. While there, I found some fabrics that I could not resist purchasing which turned into a baby quilt for my lovely niece, Lillie. My mother fell in love with Tula Pink's Salt Water fabric line and purchased several of those fabrics. Well, she just found a perfect use for them. My...

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2014 Finished Quilts, Life, Quilts

Week Wrap-Up

I have had a very busy week! This has been my first full week at home after resigning from my full time jet job. I was able to accomplish a lot, and for that I am very thankful. As the week is drawing to a close, I am so excited to get to see several initial projects come to completion. One of...

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Blue Spring Rain - Detail
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Blue Spring Rain – Completed!

Blue Spring Rain looks just as crinkly and lovely out of the wash as I had hoped. I love the minimal look to this quilt and its soft feel. After the wash, the quilt measures 56" by 68". If you like, you can follow the links below for the full story of how this quilt came together: Blue Spring Rain -...

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You + Me - Complete!
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You + Me: Complete!

On Thursday after work I got the binding stitched down to the front of the You + Me quilt. I used a lot of the remaining fabric from the front for other projects, so I went with a scrappy binding. I used the last of the yellow and blue from the front and a bit of the backing fabric...

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Whale of a Time - Front
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Whale of a Time – Complete!

It only took 2 hours to get the binding whip-stitched down this morning. Which leaves me with plenty of time to work on something else this afternoon! Here are the other posts related to this quilt: Whale of a Time - Blocks Whale of a Time - Completed Top and Backing Whale of a Time - Starting to Quilt Whale of a Time -...

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Sidekick Sampler Mini Quilt
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Sidekick Sampler

I've completed another project I started at SewDown Portland! Today I finished up the Sidekick Sampler by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. Julie designed the sidekick ruler to cut 3 different shapes in 4 different sizes, and in her class at SewDown Portland she reviewed how to cut all the shapes with the ruler. At the class I was able...

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Shooting Star - Front
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Shooting Star

I just completed the first project from Sew Down Portland - Lee Heinrich‘s “Shooting Star”. She brought in a demo in the same colorway, and I adored the quilting on it. So, I quilted mine pretty much the same way. I am really pleased with how it turned out, and I've hung it in my sewing room for inspiration!

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Genevieve's Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail
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Baby Quilt for Genevieve

As my previous entries (Monkey Business and Falling for Fall) alluded to, I had a busy fall! It was so busy that I am seriously late in completing a baby quilt for little Genevieve. Thankfully her parents were warned ahead of time and they are still excited to work with me! Yay! Genevieve's mother and I went fabric shopping in...

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