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Wayward Transparency QAL: T-Minus 14 Days and Counting!

Eek! I am getting soooo excited to kickoff the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along. Only 2 more weeks before the planning details and fabric requirements are released. I have a lot of behind the scenes work happening right now: not only will I be releasing the material requirements but I'll share a bunch of colorway options, renderings, and tips and...

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Wayward Transparency
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Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Quilt Reveal, Schedule, Sponsors and Prizes!}

I am super excited today to share lots and lots of details about the upcoming Wayward Transparency Quilt Along with you! There are a lot of details packed into this one post. First, it is my pleasure to show you my first finished version of Wayward Transparency. I used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Pond (lightest), Cypress, and Bluegrass (darkest) to...

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt - Fabric Cut
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Magnolia Mystery QAL {Cutting}

It's that time of year again: Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs has her annual mystery quilt along up and running! This is the second month in the series, and Cheryl released the Magnolia Mystery Cutting Instructions last Thursday (aka there is still lots of time to consider joining in and sewing along with us!). The cutting went nice and smoothly...

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Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Coming Soon}

Thank you so much to everyone who weighed in with enthusiasm and suggestions for a Quilt Along based on my question at the bottom of my post on Sunday. To recap, I asked: I had originally tentatively planned to host another Quilt Along starting in September, but life has pulled me in many different directions lately. How would people feel...

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I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along

Today, I am really pleased to tell you that a group of bloggers who you were introduced to during the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop have collaborated and are bringing you the "I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along"! The free QAL starts on August 1st, and every other Tuesday a new 12-inch (finished) quilt block pattern and...

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Cotton Cuts – Puzzle Mystery Quilt

Occasionally I receive an email that I get so excited about that I am itching to reply and say "Yes!" before I am done reading the whole note. Last week, I got one of those exciting kind of opportunities from Kim Moos of Cotton Cuts; Kim wrote to ask if I would participate in a charity blog hop that...

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Rin Along - Second Pillow Finish
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RinAlong – Second Finish

Thanks to Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and Cindy from Hyacinth Quilt Designs, I stretched myself to learn needle turn applique following Carloyn Friedlander's Rin Pattern. Today, I am excited to share that I was able to finish the second block and make my second pillow finish just under the wire for submitting my finishes to the final Rin...

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Freefall QAL {Finished Quilt}

It was so much fun to participate in Sandra from mmmquilts! first Quilt Along, and I am really excited to share my finished Freefall quilt today. I just love the way the Alison Glass Sunprints glow in this quilt against the darker shadow leaf (a black with white star print by Northcutt Fabrics) and the crisp Kona Cotton White background....

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Rin Along – Materials

I kind of realize as I am writing this post that I might be jumping ahead of the RinAlong schedule a bit? The official kick off of the quilt along is next Wednesday, so yeah, I'm sure Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs and Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs have details I will be glad to consider... I have put...

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Freefall QAL – Final 6 Blocks

Sandra @mmmquilts! published the final set of piecing instructions for the Freefall QAL last Monday, May 1st. Before piecing the final blocks, I decided I needed to consider the placement of color in the final quilt as the last blocks are very specifically made. Note that the layouts I am presenting below are for color order ONLY. As per Sandra's advice,...

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Rin Along and Other News

Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs and my good friend Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs announced yesterday that they are going to host a Rin Quilt Along. Rin is a quilt pattern by Carolyn Friedlander and the instructions are for needle turn applique. Since I jumped at the chance to learn something new once this month (bag making!), it was...

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Freefall QAL – 6 Leaf Blocks and Shadow Leaf Corner Unit

Sandra @mmmquilts! published the second set of piecing instructions for the Freefall QAL last Monday, April 17th. Piecing the second set of leaf blocks went so much quicker after learning the block in the first step. I opted for paper piecing the Shadow Leaf corner unit blocks, and I love how on their own they have a very Star Trek vibe to...

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Freefall QAL - 8 Leaf Blocks
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Freefall QAL – 8 Leaf Blocks

Sandra @mmmquilts! published the first piecing instructions for the Freefall QAL last Monday, April 3rd. I had time Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday to give the piecing my attention. I started by going through all the instructions on Monday afternoon, and I realized that I had not cut enough of one of the pieces for the "floating leaves"...

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Baby Carter Lucent Quilt
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Project Progress

Last Friday, I was able to start working on the Baby Carter quilt. One of the things I like most about this design is the ease in which fabrics can be oriented and kept "right side up". On Monday, I sewed the final seams and had a finished quilt top. After thinking about the options for the quilting thread, the...

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December Meadow Mystery Quilt Blocks
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December Meadow Mystery Quilt

I've said it before, and I will probably say it again, but the great thing about Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs Mystery Quilt Alongs is the pace. She releases new instructions on the first Thursday of each month. Sometimes I can make early in the month, and some months I'm glad for some extra time. This month was a lot of...

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Snowflake Shimmer in Blue
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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Final Linkup}

Welcome to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Final Linkup. This has been a wonderful experience for me. Thank you so much for quilting along with me; I have loved watching all the different versions come together! Today you can link up a blog post, Instagram photo, or email me to be included in the linkup which makes you eligible to...

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Meadow Mystery Quilt - September Blocks
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Meadow Mystery Quilt {September}

Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs released the September Meadow Mystery Quilt instructions on September 1st. After looking over what we would be making this month and seeing how my fabric selections were going to come together, I realized that I was not going to be happy with my choices in the long run. Because I had chosen two different tones of colors for...

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Cirrus Solids Giveaway Bundle
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Week Roundup

First, I want to congratulate Katrin, the winner of the delicious fall inspired fat quarter bundle of Cirrus Solids curated by Cloud9 Fabrics. I had such a great time with the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop this week! The participants were so creative and wrote amazing tutorials, and I loved the excitement and enthusiasm with with they were...

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