Fabrication Block by Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl for the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along
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Fabrication {OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt Along}

Today, it is my pleasure to share about the special block I designed to be included in the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along. When I shared the OLFA 40th anniversary celebration quilt a few weeks ago, I think many of you were able to quickly hone in on the block I designed. It's my pleasure to introduce the...

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OLFA Creates Quilt Along
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OLFA Quilt Along

As you may have seen on Monday, OLFA kicked off a quilt along to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the invention of the rotary cutter! I am really excited to get to share the beautiful quilt that was created by 40 quilters. Photography by @nightquilter, Quilt Design by @rosebudscottage I'm honored to have been a block contributor for the quilt. You'll have to wait...

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Modern Plus Sampler Paper Pieced Areas
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Modern Plus Sampler {Paper Pieced Areas}

I have been looking forward to piecing the Paper Pieced areas of the Modern Plus Sampler quilt along, hosted by Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms), based on the fact that I created a version of the Kaleidoscope Plus quilt last year. Unsurprisingly, the Kaleidoscope Block came together quickly for me. Too quickly in fact. If you look toward...

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Modern Plus Sampler Applique Areas
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Modern Plus Sampler {Applique Areas}

I knew we would get to this month eventually: it's time to make the Modern Plus Sampler Applique Blocks for the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along hosted by Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms). My domestic sewing machine, a Juki TL-2200QVP Mini, is a straight stitch only machine, so my game plan was to use the Crafted Applique...

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Modern Plus Sampler Rick Rack Areas
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Modern Plus Sampler {Rick Rack Areas}

Like Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) mentioned when she and Paige (Quilted Blooms) introduced the Rick Rack Areas at the beginning of the month, how is it already November? Well, I was able to get my Rick Rack Areas pieced before Thanksgiving, so I'm feeling good about my piecing progress this month. The background fabric is a FreeSpirit Kaffe Fassett shot...

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Modern Plus Sampler Transparency Plus Block
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Modern Plus Sampler {Transparency Plus Block}

Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms) were so right: after the 40 small plus blocks that we pieced for last month in the Modern Plus Sampler QAL, the Transparency Plus block for October came together very, very quickly! This is the first time we have used Fabric E and Fabric F (the two outer stripes of color in...

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Modern Plus Sampler Small Plus Area
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Modern Plus Sampler QAL {Small Plus Area}

Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms) have us piecing together (40) small plus blocks this month in the Modern Plus Sampler QAL. With a bit of chain piecing spaced out over a few days, my collection of blocks came together. I opted to oversize my blocks and trim them down to final size per the instructions within...

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Modern Plus Sampler Tribal Rows
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Modern Plus Sampler QAL {Tribal Rows}

I was out of town when Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms) released the first set of piecing instructions for their Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along: Tribal Rows. Once I got home and settled, I was excited to dig in to see how my fabric selections for the QAL begin to work together. We worked with 3 of...

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Modern Plus Sampler Fabric Selection
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Modern Plus Sampler QAL {Fabric Selection}

I think it should come as no surprise that I am going to sew along with the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along hosted by my good friends Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms). The quilt combines most of the plus blocks from their awesome book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, into a beautiful 63" x 78" sampler quilt....

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Wayward Transparency QAL {1 More Week!}

The official end of the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along is on February 7th at 11:55PM Eastern when the final Wayward Transparency linkup ends! I am loving seeing the gallery of all the quilts grow daily. Your versions of the design are exquisite together! To view the final linkup and add your quilt top or finished quilt, visit the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Finish Link...

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Wayward Transparency QAL {Quick Announcement}

I just wanted to pop in and share a quick update: I have decide to extend the entry deadline for the final Wayward Transparency linkup. I have some things going on in my life that will keep me away from my computer at the end of the linkup, and I want to be available and helpful to those who need...

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January Aurifil Designer of the Month: Katja Marek

As I mentioned in early November, I am thrilled to be on the 2018 Aurifil Design Team. Each month in 2018, one of the Aurifil Design Team will create and share a unique quilt block based on a theme. The theme for 2018 is “The Places We Go” and the blocks will be inspired by our favorite places. We will...

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Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Finish Link Up}

I have been looking forward to this post since the beginning of the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along. Today opens the linkup for you to share your finished quilts or quilt tops. By entering the linkup, you become eligible to win one of the 19 prizes from our generous sponsors: Honey, Bunny, and Doll will be offering (1) winner their choice...

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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Magnolia Mystery Quilt {Pieced Quilt Top}

I had a plan for quilting in December that got a bit interrupted, in the best possible way: my husband took some extra time away from work than I had been anticipating. I still had some sewing and quilting time, but I definitely made spending time with him while he was at home a priority. So, while I had...

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Finished Quilt {Wayward Transparency Quilt Along}

I am thrilled to share my third Wayward Transparency quilt finish with you today! I made this version during the quilt along. Full disclosure: no, it was not sewn early! I completed my steps after each new post was shared publicly. I love this rich, deep blue background color. It was a treat to go from dark to light on...

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Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Finishing}

Wow, it's hard to believe, but today I am sharing the final instructions as part of the  Wayward Transparency Quilt Along! I have had such a blast seeing what everyone is creating during the Quilt Along in the Quilting Jetgirl Facebook Group, and I am really excited about the linkup in January. Linkup You have from now through January 31st to...

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Wayward Transparency - Piecing Detail
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Piecing Instructions #3 Complete {WTQAL}

Let's just cut to the chase today, shall we? I am absolutely in love with the deep blue background for this version of Wayward Transparency. Many thanks to my fantastic husband who is more than willing to hold quilts and quilt tops for me so that I can snap photographs of my creations! I will be backing this quilt with more...

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Wayward Transparency QAL {Piecing Instructions #3}

I know today is the day after Thanksgiving, but I'm also pretty sure that some of you following along in the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along might be more than ready for the next set of instructions anyway! Regardless, due to the holiday and timing, the final set of instructions will be released in 3 weeks: plenty of time to...

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Piecing Instructions #2 Complete {WTQAL}

I don't have the largest design wall, but it was just large enough to be perfectly helpful for the second set of piecing instructions for the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along! What works really well for me is to have the pieces arranged on my design wall and to work on one section of a block at a time while referring...

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Magnolia Mystery QAL {Flower Units}

I was really excited when I saw Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs's November instructions for the Magnolia Mystery Quilt on November 2nd: Flower Units! I spend my Sunday afternoon chain piecing the units together. I chose to do things in sets of 8. Sew 8 seams, press 8 seams, repeat. I really love how my fabric selections came together in these...

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