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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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Rainbow Rose QAL Week 3: Corners
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Rainbow Rose QAL Week 3

D'oh, I thought I would be posting just under the wire today to link up with Week 3 of the Rainbow Rose QAL, but the link up has already closed. That's OK; hopefully I will be more timely for Week 4! The goal for Week 3 was to create the corner blocks, and I first spent a lot of time...

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Rainbow Rose QAL - Week 2
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Rainbow Rose QAL Week 2

Before I jumped into the Rainbow Rose QAL Week 2 instructions for cutting and piecing, I first went back to my stash and edited the fabric transition from teal to blue. My original pull is on the left, and I was unhappy with the too light transition from teal to blue. On the left you can see I changed out...

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Rainbow Rose QAL Fabric Selection
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Rainbow Rose QAL Fabric Selection

My online friend Ruth @Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner is hosting a Quilt Along through the Modern Quilters Ireland blog. This week is the introduction to the Rainbow Rose Quilt Along and the instructions are for fabric selection. I had a lot of fun gathering my materials! The requirements I put on myself were to shop my stash. So the first thing I...

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Coming Soon! Snowflake Shimmer QAL

I live in California, at the very southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and the mountain town that I live in is affectionately known as "The Land of Four Seasons". My husband and I look forward to the winter snow, and my husband has been known to capture and photograph snowflakes using a chilled microscope, macroscopic photography,...

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Michael Miller Cotton Couture (L to R): Wave, Sky, Charcoal, Fog, Bright White
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Sunday Stash & Announcing Snowflake Shimmer QAL

On Friday, I received a very exciting and beautiful bundle of fabric that was generously donated by Michael Miller fabrics. Michael Miller sent me these fabrics to sponsor my upcoming Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! The Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along will start on July 1st and run through October 7th. There will be 5 link up parties along the way and giveaways...

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