Selvage Along
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Selvage Along

Have you heard that Renee @Quilts of a Feather and Jess @Quilty Habit are hosting a fun Selvage Along this summer? This week, they are hosting a link up to show off your selvage storage and / or collection, and I had to laugh at my meager offering: https://instagram.com/p/5kKKrpIefp/?taken-by=quiltingjetgirl   I currently have 2 selvages in my stash. I did recently work...

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Midnight Mystery Quilt - Fabric Selection
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Midnight Mystery Quilt – Fabric Selection

I had a lot of fun making Cheryl's (Meadow Mist Designs) Foothills Mystery Quilt last year. When she announced that she would be doing another mystery quilt starting in June, I knew I would participate. This year Cheryl is calling it the Midnight Mystery Quilt, and it would be so much fun if you joined us, too! On Thursday,...

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Sunday Stash {5-31-2015}

At the end of April, Stephanie @Late Night Quilter posted a tip about how to recycle used Olfa rotary blades. For the sake of redundancy, I will not republish the details, but needless to say I was greatly intrigued. On May 4th, I shipped off 5 used 60mm Olfa rotary blades and a $29 check and wondered just what...

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Sunday Stash 5-17-15
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Sunday Stash {5-17-15}

I am super thankful for the wonderful customer service at Hawthorne Threads. They were so responsive and sent me Scribble Notes in Black when I found it was missing from my previous order. I also could not resist the amazing Daily Deal at the Missouri Star Quilt Company a week or so ago. I picked up 2 yards of Kona Snow for $7...

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Evaluating Fabric Color Value Tips
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Evaluating Fabric Color Value Tips

I do a lot of my fabric selection and shopping online, and that can present a challenge on occasion. Lately, I have been really drawn to creating quilts with subtle tonal differences like in my Triangle Transparency quilt. The key to getting a design like Triangle Transparency to pop is in the fabric selection, and I wanted to share...

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Stash Building
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Sunday Stash {5-10-2015}

After my de-stash efforts earlier this week, I rewarded myself for my hard work with 12.5 yards of brand new, modern, lovely fabric from Pile O'Fabric and Hawthorne Threads to fill in the gaps in my stash. L to R: Mini Pearl Bracelets in Frosting, Saltwater Turtles in Pink, Saltwater Fish in Pink, Free as a Bird in Dark Red, Feathers in Rouge, Mercury in Coral, Dottie...

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Fabric Destash 2015
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Destashing

Continuing to evaluate my progress on my 15 Quilty Resolutions for 2015, I decided to tackle resolution #11 yesterday mornting: 11. Let go of things that no longer serve me This includes de-stashing fabrics I know I will never use and letting go of the idea that everything I do needs to be perfect. I am not perfect, and my quilts...

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Sunday Stash {5/3/2015}

I was out of town last weekend and had a lovely opportunity to visit with Renee @Quilts of a Feather. We decided to split a purchase of the Denise Schmidt solids from Massdrop - a beautiful rainbow collection of 75 fat quarters. We got together for a bit of breakfast and then we pulled out fabrics two at a time and...

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LV Fabric Swap
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Sunday Stash – LV Edition

I recently participated in a Low Volume fabric swap through the Late Night Quilter's group on Facebook. If you are not a member of the Late Night Quilter's Facebook Group, you are really missing out on one of the friendliest, most civil, and engaging quilting / sewing groups around! The swap was for fat quarters, and I am really delighted with...

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Extra Kona Solids Snuck into my Shopping Cart
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Sunday Stash: Happy Mistake

When I placed the fabric order for the front of the Diamonds in the Deep baby quilt, I went ahead and filled up my shopping cart with more Kona solids until I got free shipping. I don't see a point in ordering and paying twice as much for an order due to shipping, and I am always going to...

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Kona Royal Blue, Kona White, Kona Lime
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Sunday Stash {3-22-15}

The fabric for the front of the baby quilt I discussed last Sunday arrived mid-week: Kona Royal Blue, Kona White, and Kona Lime. I am really happy with how well the backing fabric coordinates with the royal blue and lime. Yummy! In my excitement, the quilt top may or may not already be pieced together... Linking Up to Sunday Stash.

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Royal Artisan Spirit Shimmer Backing Fabric
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Sunday Stash: Baby Quilt Backing Fabric

When my "sister" announced over that holidays that she is expecting her first child in June, I was so excited for her! AND I could not wait to start designing a quilt for her first child. Now, when I say "sister", this is very tongue in cheek. I met Amanda in middle school, and we were always seated one after...

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Drift 50wt Aurifil
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Sunday Stash: Aurifil Massdrop

On January 17th (yes I went back and looked up the date!), Renee @Quilts of a Feather let her Facebook friends know about a really good Massdrop deal on Aurifil thread. In the end, each large spool of thread was $6.67, and I just could not resist the fantastic bargain. I chose to get the Drift in 50wt bundle,...

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Sunday Stash: QuiltCon Part 2

Not only was it exciting to meet online quilting friends at QuiltCon, but it was a pleasure to meet Alyssa of Pile O'Fabric in her vendor booth as well! You might recall that I won a curated fat quarter bundle from Pile O'Fabric earlier this year that I used to make my Racetrack quilt. I wanted to introduce myself...

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Out of the Woods Fabric
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Sunday Stash {2/8/2015}

It has been a while since I had a fabric purchase worth blogging about. The first fabric I purchased is for the backing for my Foothills Mystery Quilt (more about the mystery quilt tomorrow). I chose to use Kona Black as the background for the mystery quilt, a handful of yellow prints from my stash as the feature fabrics, and...

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