Prismatic Rainbow - Quilting Detail
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Life, Quilts

Rainbow is a Color

When I was a little girl, somewhere around 5 years old, I was able to have some say in getting my room decorated. I was clear in my vision: blue walls with rainbows. I'm pretty sure a compromise had to be struck, as the walls were a pale blue and a wallpaper border was selected for the rainbows, but...

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Improv House Block
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Life, Stash Bee

Stash Bee – Improv Houses

This month the Hive 9 queen bee put together a really fun tutorial on how to make Improv House blocks. The blocks come together so very quickly and I had a hard time restraining myself from making more. I mean, these are some seriously tall and skinny houses. Wouldn't it be fun to make some short and squat to go...

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Giveaway, Life

Ocean Sunrise Bundle Winner

There were 202 entries for the Ocean Sunrise Half Yard bundle giveaway, courtesy of Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. The random number generator selected number 199. Congratulations, Debbie! Website Migration Thanks to the support of my Patrons and Sponsors, I purchased web hosting services and started my website migration from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org at the end of this past week. If you notice...

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Life

Product Review: Oliso Smart Iron

When I went to the first QuiltCon in 2013, the workshop classrooms used a new to me type of iron: an Oliso Pro Smart Iron. Since then, any time I have been in a workshop setting hosted by the MQG, I have been exposed to the unique irons that remain horizontal and retract standing legs when touched. At QuiltCon...

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Blog Hop, Life

A Few Announcements

Paintbrush Studio (formerly Fabri-Quilt) is generously sponsoring a New Block Blog Hop at the end of March featuring their new line of solids, Painter’s Palette. Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, and I will be hosting the hop March 28th through 30th, and I am really looking forward to seeing the assortment of new block designs that...

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Life

Patreon: Support Quilting Jetgirl

Today, I am taking a step to meet a short term AND potentially several long term goals that I made for 2016: I am going to try something new related to blogging, I will continue to cultivate the "seeking rejection" philosophy, and I will ultimately work on cultivating a gentleness for myself. Today, I am announcing that I have created a Quilting...

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Giveaway, Life

2016 Quilting / Blogging Planning and Giveaway

Why Plan? {Short Discussion} It probably comes as no surprise to long time followers / readers that I love to plan by making lists and that one of my favorite things to do is cross an item off a list! I am really motivated by that. I have been reading "The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life's Most...

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Life, Quilts

Lots of Irons in the Fire {WiP Wednesday}

I am in the middle of needing to do quite a bit of secret sewing, which is really hard for me! I love getting to share my progress and what I am learning with you on my blog, and I worry that it is is not authentic to do a bunch of secret sewing with only "Ta-da!" kind of...

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Life

Holiday Shopping Reminders

I have to admit that I am amazed that I am already feeling the press of the holiday season. Many of my neighbors have their Christmas lights up and shining every evening already (including one very over the top yard that has thousands of strands of lights coordinated with loud music). And with Thanksgiving and the rush of holiday...

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Life

No Tech (Long) Weekend

At the beginning of the year, my husband decided to institute "no computer weekends" into his life. Once a month, he turns off his computer at home and dedicates the weekend to making sure he is doing the hands on projects and relaxation that he really enjoys (and sometimes really requires) in order to recharge and renew. I have...

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The Four Agreements
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Discussion, Life

The Four Agreements

I really enjoyed the conversation last week when we discussed the aesthetics of design. I don't know if I will have a philosophical or discussion type post every week, but I am inspired this week to open another discussion after recently re-reading the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Even though it is a small book, I come away with...

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Olive
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Life

Introducing Olive {Odds and Ends}

While I was sewing in my newly renovated sewing room on Wednesday, a wonderful thing happened: I made peace with my Bernina, and she finally told me her name (almost 2 years after buying her). I would like to introduce you to Olive. Olive is a great name for this little lady. She does love oil and needs it quite frequently...

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Updated Sewing Room
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Life, Quilts

Sewing Room Update and Whole Cloth Baby Quilt

Warning! This is a photo heavy post. :) My fantastic husband helped me finish remodeling my sewing room last night. I am really excited that everything I need is now contained in one room, and in such an orderly and tidy fashion, too! First, let's take a peek at what my sewing room used to look like... And here are a...

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Hello, Millennium!
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Life

New Sewing Adventure

After examining options, I have made a big change to my sewing room. I purchased a used APQS Millennium long arm sewing machine. Here we are getting to know each other in my newly rearranged sewing room: I spent 2.5 hours testing her out in the home of the seller with an APQS representative / mechanic on site on Saturday...

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Mosaic Me - Things I Love
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Life

Things I Love

Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe has a wonderfully reflective post today called Mosaic Me. In it, she challenges us to create a "things you love" mosaic and share what currently makes you happy. I purposefully stayed away from my quilting / crafting photos - I think you have all seen what I am working on and probably have an inkling of the...

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Tessellated Leaves - 4 of 9 Rows Pieced
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Life

{break}

I dropped "the beast" (my sewing machine) off for service again today. Cross your fingers for me that the new hook mechanism helps. No sewing machine coupled with current life events and a short trip out of town this weekend means that life is far from normal for me at the moment. I will hopefully be able to get back...

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