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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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Wayward Transparency QAL {Piecing Instructions #2}

I am really loving seeing the progress in the Quilting Jetgirl Facebook Group for the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along! This set of instructions is really going to be exciting: we are going to get to see how the fabric selections start to come together. Instructions The instructions are published in this post and are available in an easy to print PDF format,...

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Wayward Transparency - Piecing #1
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Piecing Instructions #1 Complete {WTQAL}

I am having a hard time thinking of my fabrics going from dark to light for this version of my Wayward Transparency quilt. I did many double takes making the first set of blocks for the quilt along, but I am sure I have the right number of pieces in the right color values. 48 half-square triangles are sewn and...

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt - Half Geese Blocks
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Magnolia Mystery QAL {Half Geese}

When Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs released the October Magnolia Mystery QAL instructions, I was excited to get to work with Fabric B. It took me all month, but I got them done (just not shared) in October. And it's very timely; the next set of instructions come out tomorrow! My Fabric B is a Cotton + Steel basic, Dottie's Cousin in Bright Plum. My...

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Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #1}

I get more excited each week as I see more fabrics being selected, cut, and shared in the Quilting Jetgirl Facebook Group for the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along! One quick administrative note before we get to the first piecing instructions this week: I have created a Wayward Transparency Quilt Along Pinterest Board. Instructions The instructions are published in this post and are available in...

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Wayward Transparency - Fabric Prep
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Fabric Prep Complete {Wayward Transparency}

You know I like a pattern a lot when I make it more than once. I am working on making my third version of Wayward Transparency during the Quilt Along, and I am really looking forward to making it in a dark to light value order this time! I love seeing everyone share their progress in the Quilting Jetgirl Facebook...

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Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Cutting Instructions}

I am looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful fabric selections that have been shared in the Quilting Jetgirl Facebook Group start to develop into quilts in the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along! Let's get things started with the cutting instructions. Instructions The instructions are published in this post and are available in an easy to print PDF format, link below. The instructions will...

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Wayward Transparency QAL: 14 Days and Counting!

We are officially halfway through the fabric selection phase for the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along. I purposefully left this open long enough for discussion, thought, and fabric deliveries to occur. I am really excited by the groupings people are sharing in the Quilting Jetgirl Facebook group. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or email or...

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt - September HSTs
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Magnolia Mystery QAL {HSTs}

When Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs released the September Magnolia Mystery QAL instructions, I don't think many of us were surprised to see making half-square triangles (HSTs) as the assignment for the month. My 72 Fabric A/D HSTs came together quicker than I had anticipated. I do love a HST block! That uses up all of Fabric A; I'm curious to see what comes...

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Wayward Transparency Fabric Options and Sales

The Wayward Transparency Quilt Along officially started yesterday (September 15th) with the posting of planning and fabric requirements. For anyone looking for inspiration or a bit of help picking out and/or purchasing fabric for the mystery quilt, below are some options and discounts! A quick note about the renderings I am presenting here: online graphics and thumbnails of fabric swatches are...

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Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Fabric Requirements}

Welcome to the official start of the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along! I am so excited to get started and I hope you are too! Quilt Along Intro I am looking forward to exploring using color value and transparency in a quilt along with you! The Wayward Transparency Quilt Along runs from September 2017 through the end of January 2018. The details of the...

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Wayward Transparency - in Prints!
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Wayward Transparency Finish 2 – Prints!

I can't wait any longer; I have to share the second version of Wayward Transparency that I just finished. This time I used prints! The fabrics are all by fabric designer Sarah J. The light and medium value prints come from her Dandy Days line and the dark value is from A Shout, a whisper, a Text. I stuck with a...

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