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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Snowflake Shimmer Linkup #4 Winners

There were 26 total linkup participants in the 4th Snowflake Shimmer linkup; 16 via the blog linkup (numbers 1-16) and 10 via email link up (numbers 17-26). The winners are: Congratulations to Amy (number 11 in the linkup) who won the Intense Glow 10 small spool thread collection from Aurifil! Congratulations to Anja (number 13 in the linkup) who won her...

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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Finishing Details}

Welcome back to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! This is the final week of instructions! I timed myself as I went through the quilt making process, and finishing the quilt (backing prep, quilting, and binding) took me just over 11 hours. I know we all work at different paces (especially when it comes to quilting), but I thought that I would try to give...

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Snowflake Shimmer in Blue - Pieced Quilt Top
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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Linkup #4}

Welcome to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Linkup #4! I am so excited to see the quilt tops starting to come together, and today you can link up a blog post, Instagram photo, or email me to be included in the linkup which makes you eligible to win one of four awesome prizes from fabulous sponsors Aurifil, Meadow Mist Designs, Sew...

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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #2}

Welcome back to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! This week we are piecing the quilt top! I timed myself as I went through the quilt making process, and it took me 3 hours to piece the quilt top. I know we all work at different paces, but I thought that I would try to give you some kind of expectation of...

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Meadow Mystery Quilt - Fabric Cutting Complete
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Meadow Mystery Quilt Fabric Cutting

As I mentioned yesterday, I feel like I am a bit behind this month. It's not that I am truly behind on commitments, but I do like to keep as up to date as possible. Another one of those projects that I felt I was behind a bit on is Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs' Meadow Mystery Quilt. She released...

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Star Light Star Dark QAL - Small Stars
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Piecing Small Stars {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

As a quilter who likes to stay on top of my commitments and "to-do" list, it feels like a long time, but Jess @Quilty Habit released the instructions for piecing the small stars in the Star Light Star Dark QAL last Monday, August 8th. Thankfully the schedule has a bit of breathing room built into it, and I am...

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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #1}

Welcome back to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! This week we are making square in a square blocks. I timed myself as I went through the quilt making process, and the first piecing instructions took me 3.5 hours. I know we all work at different paces, but I thought that I would try to give you some kind of expectation of the work...

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Snowflake Shimmer in Blue - Fabric Preparation
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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Linkup #2}

Welcome to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Fabric Selection Linkup! I have really enjoyed getting to see the fabric everyone has shared so far, and today you can link up a blog post, Instagram photo, or email me to be included in the linkup which makes you eligible to win one of five awesome prizes from fabulous sponsors Aurifil, Meadow Mist...

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Star Light Star Dark QAL - Large Stars
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Piecing Large Stars {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

On Monday, Jess @Quilty Habit released the first set of piecing instructions for her Star Light Star Dark QAL: piecing the large stars. Looking ahead at the schedule, the small star instructions will come out next Monday. Looking ahead at my month... I decided I had better get these blocks pieced ASAP! I am really pleased with how my blocks...

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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Fabric Preparation}

Welcome back to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! This week we are preparing the fabric for piecing the quilt top (and cutting our binding strips, just to get all of the cutting out of the way). I timed myself as I went through the quilt making process, and the fabric preparation took me 1 hour. I know we all work...

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Snowflake Shimmer in Blue - Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Bright White, Sky, and Blue
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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Linkup #1}

Welcome to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Fabric Selection Linkup! I have really enjoyed getting to see the fabric everyone has shared so far, and today you can link up a blog post, Instagram photo, or email me to be included in the linkup which makes you eligible to win one of four awesome prizes from fabulous sponsors Aurifil, Meadow Mist...

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Star Light Star Dark QAL - Fabric Prep
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Layout Planning and Fabric Prep {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

Jess @Quilty Habit released the next set of instructions for her Star Light Star Dark QAL on Monday. She discusses how to plan the quilt layout based on our fabric selections, and I dove right in. After cutting my first section, I realized that I wanted to note what fabrics I had selected to be used where (there are 6...

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Rainbow Rose QAL
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Rainbow Rose QAL {Finished Quilt}

I am really pleased to share with you my finished Rainbow Rose QAL quilt today! I made the small / baby quilt size during the quilt along, which finishes at approximately 40-inches square. It was a joy to put together, and I loved getting to do the final photo shoot and see all the bright colors outside. One of the...

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Snowflake Shimmer
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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Fabric Selection}

Welcome to the official start of the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! I am so excited to get started and I hope you are too! Quilt Along Intro The Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along will run from July 1st, 2016, until October 7th, 2016, with a set of directions or a link up party revealed on the Fridays listed in the schedule at the bottom...

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Rainbow Rose QAL - Finished Flimsy
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Rainbow Rose QAL Week 5

I honestly did not sew up my Rainbow Rose quilt top until the instructions came out this week, but I was definitely excited to do so! The photos of the quilt top taped to my large sliding glass door don't do much to show you how well the quilt top came together, but they sure are stained glass like glowing...

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Start Light Star Dark QAL

I am going to be busy with Quilt Alongs for the next little bit! Not only is my Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along starting on Friday (!!!), but my good friend Jess @Quilty Habit started her Star Light Star Dark QAL on Monday (and I am eagerly anticipating the start of Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs latest Mystery Quilt next week...

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Rainbow Rose QAL - Center Star
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Rainbow Rose QAL Week 4

Picking the fabric and placement for the center star of the Rainbow Rose QAL went faster than I expected. I didn't have quite the right mix of left over pieces, so I needed to add 4 new fabric selections. The new fabric I introduced are the Blue Alison Glass Mercury print, a Purple star print, Orange Pearl Bracelet, and Green...

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Final Countdown!

One week from today, on July 1st, I will be unveiling the design along with the first set of instructions for my free Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! The Snowflake Shimmer quilt is a 72 ½ʺ x 88 ½ʺ generous lap / twin size quilt top, and the Fat Quarter Shop will be selling fabric bundles for 2 different colorways. As I...

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