Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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Magnolia Mystery Quilt Finish!

I knew that it was time to finish my Magnolia Mystery quilt, but until I sat down to write this post, I didn't realize that I finished Cheryl's (Meadow Mist Designs) Magnolia Mystery Quilt in January. In May I ordered and received backing fabric, and this week I had time to finish it. Earlier this year, my oldest niece told...

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2018 Aurifil Artisans and Teaching Update

Sometimes all the pieces fall into place at once. Yesterday Aurifil announced their 2018 Aurifil Artisans, and I am thrilled that they are welcoming me back for another year. It's an amazingly talented bunch, and it is an honor to be a part of the group. You know that my machines and I love Aurifil, and I am grateful...

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Murrina
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Murrina {Stash Statement Blog Tour}

I am thrilled to get to share my finished Murrina quilt, from the Stash Statement book by Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation, today! If you want to see my progression in making the quilt, all the previous posts about Murrina are: Murrina – Getting Started {Stash Statement} Improv Piecing Progress {Murrina | Stash Statement} Still Sewing Along {Murrina | Stash Statement} ...

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Sunset Mini Mini Quilt
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Sunset Mini Mini Quilt {Patreon Reward}

I had two Patrons unlock rewards in May. One of my Patrons unlocked a mini quilt and I was able to send her a quilt that was in my stock that I know she will love and appreciate. The second Patron unlocked a mini mini quilt, and other than asking me to refrain from pastel colors, I had free...

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Murrina - Snowball Blocks
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Snowballs {Murrina | Stash Statement}

My progress on the Murrina quilt continues to be rather slow, but hopefully I can pick up the pace this week a bit and at least get the quilt top and backing ready to quilt. Wish me luck! I have transformed all the improv blocks I shared in my last progress post into the snowball blocks that the pattern calls for. I...

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Murrina - Improv Blocks Pieced
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Still Sewing Along {Murrina | Stash Statement}

I really like improvisation, but I am not the quickest when doing it myself. I am happy to say that I have all my improv blocks for the Murrina quilt from Stash Statement pieced together and my sewing area has been tidied back up. Whew, that brings me a lot of peace of mind! Up next will be seeing how...

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Grape Ombre Scroll Wide Backing
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Backing for Magnolia Mystery Quilt

For years, my oldest niece said her favorite color was black (because black is "all the colors"). Just before I went back to visit in April, I heard her say that Pink and Purple are her favorite colors, something that she maintained during our visit ("...but I still like black, too!"). I know that my nieces have lots of...

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Murrina Improv Block Progress
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Improv Piecing Progress {Murrina | Stash Statement}

I have been making slow and stead progress on the improv squares that I need to piece the Murrina quilt from Stash Statement. I just crested over the halfway point; I have 16 blocks complete and 10 more to piece. I am taking a different approach to the improv panels than is presented in the book because I really wanted...

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Through the Garden Gate
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Cotton Cuts – Fall Mystery Quilt Reveal

Many of you likely remember that I pieced the August Clue for the Through the Garden Gate Mystery Quilt hosted by Cotton Cuts. Bloggers from around the world contributed: July – Sheila Christensen (www.mysteryquilter.com) August – Yvonne Fuchs (www.quiltingjetgirl.com) September – Teri Lucas (www.terificreations.com) October – Wendy Welsh (www.wendysquiltsandmore.blogspot.com) November – Nicole Young (www.lillyella.com) December – Chris Dodsley (www.madebychrissied.blogspot.com) January – Amy Smart (www.diaryofaquilter.com) February – Sam Hunter...

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Murrina - Fabric Pull
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Murrina – Getting Started {Stash Statement}

I came home from Tennessee without my mobile devices (thanks to my parents, I received them last last Thursday) and with a cold. On Friday, I decided to take it easy, and despite my best efforts of going slow, this bug has decided to linger. My weekend consisted of lots of naps, hot tea, and additional rest. That being...

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Introducing Refraction {LP&Q Issue 59}

It is rather hard for me to believe this, but I created the design for this quilt in February of 2016 as part of Quilt Design a Day (QDAD)! Many of the quilts I designed in QDAD got put on my "must make" list, and I am excited to finally get to share Refraction with you today. Refraction can be...

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March Blogger Bundle Buster
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Blogger Bundle with Needle and Foot Fabrics {Giveaway}

I have been looking forward to sharing this curated blogger bundle with you for over a month! Bernie from Needle and Foot reached out to see if I would curate a 5 or 6-piece fat quarter bundle of fabric from her Needle and Foot Etsy shop, and I was thrilled at the opportunity. Knowing that I would get to...

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In Our Own Words Quilt Block
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In Our Own Words Quilt Block

Last week, in coordination and celebration of International Women's Day, Kim from Leland Ave Studios put out a call for quilt blocks for what she is calling the "In Our Own Words Quilt". In Kim's words: In celebration of how *AMAZING* we are as women, I am asking for YOUR HELP in creating a quilt that acknowledges and honors ourselves...

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Hawthorne Threads Aurifil Order
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Matching Aurifil Thread

Last week as I was working on my first bed quilt for 2018, I realized I needed to place an Aurifil thread order to have matching thread for my projects for the year! I had planned ahead and purchased a lot yardage of the Kona Cotton colors my husband and I selected (Ocean, Astral, Lake, and Sky), but I had...

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