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Inset Curve Star Tutorial

I am really excited to share a photo tutorial today for inset curve stars. If you are comfortable sewing drunkard's path blocks, you can sew an inset curve star; the inset curve star does require partial seams, but I promise they are really gentle and easy to do! This tutorial will create a 24 1/2" unfinished / 24" finished...

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Curve Star Block Tutorial

Today I'm sharing a photo tutorial on how to create a 12" finished curve star block, like the 6" finished versions that I pieced in the borders of the Mum's Garden quilt. If you are comfortable sewing drunkard’s path blocks, you can sew a curve star block! I am really excited about the possibilities of what these blocks can...

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Solidarity Quilt Block

In late April I was contacted by Quilt Mania to see if I would help support their solidarity project. In their own words, During these difficult times, health care providers around the world are risking their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, working over-time in this battle against the coronavirus. We would like to mobilize the international quilting...

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Uneven Log Cabin Block Tutorial

I was recently contacted by a reader asking for sizing details on the uneven log cabin block that I used to create a yellow and black baby sized uneven log cabin quilt in early 2014. Because I was more than willing to share the sizing details once, I immediately went to work to create this quick tutorial to share...

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Block Tutorials, Tutorial

Quarter Arch Piecing Tutorial

When I shared my Crop Circles Table Runner in December, I immediately wanted to create a tutorial to show how I pieced the quarter arch blocks. This week I had a small window of opportunity to make a sample block and photograph the steps, so without further ado, let's get started! Note that this tutorial does not cover in depth...

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Combinatorics {Introductory Tutorial}

Last July (2017), I shared the Combinatorics Mini Quilt. Then, at the end of September, I shared the Combinatorics: Paper Airplanes and Stars baby quilt. I have finally had a bit of time to pull some of my testing together and today I am looking forward to explaining more about what I mean by Combinatorics and share a fun block...

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Block Tutorials, Giveaway

Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop! Cloud9 generously sponsored this New Block Blog Hop featuring their Cirrus Solids. Cloud9 is also generously sponsoring a fat quarter giveaway, so don’t miss out on two different ways to enter to win (details at the bottom of the post). https://www.instagram.com/p/BIfVsPfjSce/?taken-by=quiltingjetgirl My co-hosts, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, and I had fun selecting...

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Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop! Paintbrush Studio generously sponsored this New Block Blog Hop featuring their new line of solids, Painter’s Palette. Paintbrush Studio is also generously sponsoring a half yard giveaway of the fabric bundle put together for the blog hop, so don’t miss out on two different ways to enter to win (details at the bottom...

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Block Tutorials, Stash Bee

Plus Banner Block {Tutorial}

Happy New Year! I will be a hive mama for Hive 9 of the Stash Bee in 2016, which means I get the pleasure of posting a tutorial for my hive in January. I created a fun block that I call the Plus Banner Block, and I thought I would share the tutorial with you today here on my...

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Block Tutorials, Quilts

Applique Heart Block Tutorial

Bernie @Needle and Foot blogged today, and it really captured my attention. I live in California, and the state is currently besieged by wildfires. While I was away on vacation, a fire started 3 miles from my home, and I made a short list of 3 things that I sent to a friend to remove from my home if necessary:...

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Notched Quilt Block Tutorial
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Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to the first day of the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop sponsored by Fabri-Quilt and Inspired by Fabric. Today, I am excited to share a unique new quilt block tutorial that finishes at 12-inches square with you! Fabri-Quilt is also generously sponsoring a half yard giveaway of the fabric bundle put together for the blog hop, so don't miss...

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Love Letters Block Tutorial
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Block Tutorials, Stash Bee

Queen Bee for June – Love Letters Block Tutorial

Today I am sharing the tutorial I put together for my Stash Bee hive mates in case you are interested in making some "Love Letter" blocks, too! Love Letters Block Tutorial When I was notified that I had been accepted into the Stash Bee in Hive 2 this year, I knew what my design inspiration for my month was going to...

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Tessellated Leaf Block Tutorial
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Tessellated Leaves {Block Tutorial}

When I was trying to come up with inspiration and a pattern for the Tessellated Leaves quilt, I started by looking at M.C. Escher's artwork. I quickly realized that what I was going to be able to create based on Escher's work was a tessellated pattern of some kind. I found many examples of Escher-style tessellations and corresponding online tessellation...

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