Flight Path
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Flight Path

In late April, I learned that one of my friends was pregnant. About a microsecond after she told me, my brain was already thinking about the baby quilt I would be making. I reached out to several of her other friends, and in the end 7 of us collaborated to make this special quilt. Today, I am really excited...

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Double Mobius
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2016 Finished Quilts, Blog Tour, Quilt Pattern

Introducing Double Mobius {Desert Bloom Blog Tour}

I was introduced to Amanda @The Quilted Fish last year when I chose to participate in the Modern Quilt Guild's Riley Blake fabric challenge. The fabric they selected to use was The Cottage Garden, which was designed by Amanda. I jumped at the chance to participate because the colorway, patterns, and detail in her prints really spoke to me, and...

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Ombre Mini Quilt
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Ombre Mini Quilt Swap

I recently participated in a mini quilt swap with a small group of quilting friends. I occasionally get to travel to visit with my husband's family, and while I am there, I have been fortunate enough to get together with this group of friends for dinner. It is only once every 3 or 4 months, but the joy of sitting...

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Purple Passion
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2016 Finished Quilts, Review

Crafted Applique Book Tour & Giveaway

I have said it before, but it is worth repeating: I blog because of the wonderful community of quilters online helps me make connections and grow as an individual and as a quilter. Today is a case in point: if I were to only be a modern quilt guild member, I probably would never have had the wonderful opportunity...

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Mother's Day Mini Quilt
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Mother’s Day Mini Quilt

I live in California and my family lives in Tennessee. Earlier this year, I made plans with my brother and his family to visit with them in early May. My parents and brother live within an hour and a half drive of one another, so that meant I also had the good fortune of getting to visit with my...

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The Humans Are Dead
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2016 Finished Quilts, Blog Hop, Quilts

The Humans are Dead – Art with Fabric {Blog Hop}

Alida @Tweety Loves Quilting contacted me early in the year with an idea for a blog hop. Her idea was to host an "Art with Fabric" hop where quilters would explore the endless possibilities of art-inspired quilted pieces. After much hemming and hawing on my part (I was plagued with thoughts like, "I am not an art quilter" and "Would...

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High Road Low Road
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

High Road Low Road {Finished Quilt}

I am really pleased with how my quilt, High Road Low Road, finished. It started as a re-examination of the block and piecing technique that I used for Beacon, and morphed into something entirely new. And then I let myself play and have a lot of fun with the quilting. This is a very double sided quilt, in my opinion,...

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Santa's Mailbag
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Quilting Santa’s Mailbag

My mom made a quilt top for her granddaughter (my niece) and asked me to quilt it. She brought the quilt, backing, and bias binding with her to QuiltCon, and I was looking forward to working on the quilt in April. I have had the quilt finished for well over a week and been waiting on better weather to...

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Mini Mini Quilts
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Patreon Reward: Mini Mini Quilts

On January 4th, I introduced the concept of supporting Quilting Jetgirl through Patreon. I am so grateful for my Patrons: those who have pledged their support. The beginning of April marked the third month of this system, and it unlocked one of the rewards for several patrons. So I spent the beginning of this week making custom mini mini...

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Beacon
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2016 Finished Quilts, Blog Hop, Quilt Gallery, Quilt Pattern

Beacon Pattern Release & Blog Hop

I am excited to announce that my quilt Beacon is finished and the pattern is also now available! You can find the pattern in my Craftsy and Etsy stores. The pattern will be on sale for $7 for two weeks (through April 3rd). The Beacon quilt pattern is an intermediate level, minimal, modern quilt design offered in three sizes: baby, lap, and queen. I...

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Sunburst at Badwater Salt Flat, Death Valley National Park
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2016 Finished Quilts, Giveaway, Quilts

Sunburst Background & Giveaway

Today I wanted to share more about Sunburst, which is probably my favorite quilt that I have finished to date. I love blogging and sharing my thoughts on a quilt as I am working on it, and I really missed out on getting to share details and lessons learned with you as I made Sunburst. I have been looking...

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Woodland Animals Baby Quilt
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt Finish

Last weekend, I was able to put the finishing touches on the Woodland Animals Baby Quilt. I made this quilt on commission for a friend who will be an aunt for the first time later this year, and I will be giving the quilt to her in person on Friday evening. Over the weekend, my husband and I made...

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Mini Minis 28 through 31
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

#MiniMiniQuiltSwap Not Slowing Yet

I have made and shipped off another batch of mini mini quilts! Although each was made with intent and purpose, it turns out that one of these things is not like the other... Just before QuiltCon, I agreed to a mini mini swap with Jane (@janequiltsslowly on Instagram). I asked her to remind me about this swap when I returned...

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Midnight Mystery Quilt - Quilting Detail
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Midnight Mystery Quilt Finish

Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs hosted another wonderful mystery quilt pattern this year, and I am thrilled to get to show off my finished Midnight Mystery Quilt Today. When selecting our fabric last June, I decided to shop my stash. I used Mercury in Yellow by Alison Glass, an old blue with yellow star print, Rocket Age Rocket Blast in Navy...

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4" Square Mini Mini Quilt
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Mini Mini & Lucky Lady

As of today, I only sleep 4 more times in my own bed before I head to Pasadena for QuiltCon. I will be arriving early on Tuesday morning because I am volunteering to help set up the show; I expect it will be a great learning experience for me to participate (in a very, very small way) and see...

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February Hive 4 Block for Ruth
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts, Stash Bee

Weekend Odds & Ends

As can happen sometimes, what I had planned to do this past weekend (start quilting my Midnight Mystery quilt) did not happen. Instead, late on Friday night I realized it was the first Friday of the month and so I turned on my sewing machine and participated in the fun #FridayNightSewAlong on Instagram. I started by gate crashing the...

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2016 Finished Quilts, Discussion, Quilts

Creative Process

***Strong Language Warning*** In this post, I share a quilt I created that contains a curse word. If that is not your cup of tea, this post may not be for you. Based on some responses and conversations I had after publishing about Design Inspiration last week, one of the things that came up was the saying, "Fake it till...

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Rockabilly Baby Quilt - Postwash
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Rockabilly Baby Quilt {Friday Finish}

Today I am thrilled to share the finished Rockabilly Baby Quilt! It might be a bit hard to tell, but the photos below are of the quilt pre- and post-wash. After quilting, binding, and wash, the quilt finished at 55-inches wide by 65-inches long (~8% shrinkage from the flimsy finish of 60 x 70). As this was a quilt for...

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Pool Tile Mini Quilt
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Pool Tile Mini Quilt

Two weeks ago, Stephanie @Late Night Quilter ordered a mini quilt through my Etsy store to support my blog. When I asked her if she had any preferences for what I make her, she responded, "I would love something in the colors you often work with ... Blues. I love shades of Aqua the most." I had some free...

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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts, Review

Cut and Shuffle Quilts {Book Review}

I am thrilled to get to share with you about Jan Ochterbeck @The Colorful Fabriholic's recent AQS publication, Cut and Shuffle Quilts (available for purchase from AQS and Amazon *not affiliate links*). I met Jan in May 2014 as part of the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, and I have enjoyed continuing to get to know her through her blog....

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