Tire Tracks - photograph taken by Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter in Costa Rica
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Tire Tracks in the 2020 Quilter’s Planner

It continues to be a huge honor for me to have a quilt pattern included in The Quilter's Planner companion magazine every year. This year, I am very excited to introduce you to Tire Tracks, a modern two-color lap quilt that I created for the 2020 Quilter's Planner (affiliate link). I made Tire Tracks using Northcott ColorWorks Premium Solids in...

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Mirage and Sprig {Double Pattern Release}

One of the benefits of my time traveling this summer is that I have had the opportunity to work through my backlog of patterns waiting to be released. The new patterns I get to introduce today both use 6 fat quarters and background yardage. Mirage was originally included in the 2019 Quilter's Planner companion magazine as a large lap size...

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Filler Blocks for Group Quilt
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Log Cabin Filler Blocks for Design Group Quilt

After sending off my first set of blocks for the Design Group quilt and seeing how all the blocks made related to one another, I made a few smaller blocks to use a potential filler blocks as the quilt top is assembled. I made sure to use each of the 8 colors this time, and my personal touch was to...

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River Antoine Mini Quilt
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River Antoine Mini Quilt Top {Design Group}

The design group that I participate in was given a set of 3 inspiration images to work with last month. They were all taken at the River Antoine Rum Distillery on Grenada. I was drawn to the wheel and the isosceles triangle shapes in the wheel in the top image along with the bright colors in the third image. I quickly...

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Sparkler Mini Quilt Sewing
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Sparkler Mini Quilt

The first quilting project that I have been working on while traveling is making a Sparkler Mini Quilt. The Sparkler block is my block design for the 2019 Summer Sampler, and I envisioned it as a full mini quilt block. I learned in the first week of living in our space that everything needs to be done at a slightly...

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First Three Group Quilt Blocks
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Group Quilt Blocks

The design group I am a part of is working on a group quilt. The overarching goal is to create a group quilt that is both cohesive in design while reflecting each quilter within the group. I would like to thank Painter's Palette and Hobbs for supplying fabric and batting. I had a beautifully washed, pressed, and stacked fabric bundle...

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Fabrication Block by Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl for the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along
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Fabrication {OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt Along}

Today, it is my pleasure to share about the special block I designed to be included in the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along. When I shared the OLFA 40th anniversary celebration quilt a few weeks ago, I think many of you were able to quickly hone in on the block I designed. It's my pleasure to introduce the...

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Outline Quilting - Circle on the Left is Quilted Around the Perimeter and Circle on the Right is Not
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Outline Quilting

All over quilting motifs can be the perfect way to finish a quilt, but when I do not select an all over motif, I outline quilt or foundation quilt around each quilting shape to help stabilize and define the quilt. The difference in how a quilt looks before and after the outline quilting can be quite dramatic, and I...

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Butterfly Inspiration Mini - Detail
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Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt Top {Design Bee Challenge}

After sharing my Crop Circles Table Runner with the design bee group in December, I was asked to submit the inspiration photograph for the next challenge. I went through photographs I have taken and even some of my favorite photographs that my husband has taken. In the end I chose a photograph of a butterfly that I took while...

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Celebrating 10k with an Instagram Giveaway

I just wanted to pop in with a quick announcement this morning: I have reached 10,000 followers (gulp) on Instagram and am celebrating with a giveaway there today. Instagram is weird in that it only shows "relevant" posts, so I wanted to make sure that you had the most possible notification to go and check it out / enter...

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

Today, I want to share about a huge effort that Carole from My Carolina Home has been organizing: the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project. In Carole's own words: The Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project is well underway, collecting new and nearly new bed size quilts for the victims of Hurricane Florence and Michael on the North Carolina coast. Just to define the...

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Fox Wholecloth Quilt - Background Quilting Complete and Bound
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Fox Wholecloth Quilt {Bound But Not Finished}

On Monday, I finished quilting the background of the fox wholecloth quilt and I buried all the last threads. I squared the quilt on Christmas morning and spent Christmas afternoon starting to bind the quilt. On Wednesday, I was able to put the finishing hand stitches on the binding. I used a laser square and tape to help get mark...

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2019 Goal Setting

First things first: happiest of happy birthday wishes to my husband today (this is his 40th birthday)!! I realized that I had better sit down and write down my goals for 2019 before I missed linking up with my own hosted #2019PlanningParty! Before I jump into sharing my goals for 2019, I want to look back on my 2018 goals...

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Fox Wholecloth Quilt - Positioning Foxes
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Fox Wholecloth Quilt {Background Quilting}

First of all, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope that you are able to be with friends, family, and even possibly find some moments of peaceful solitude and joy. I am excited to report in with progress on the Fox Wholecloth Quilt today. My goal is to have the quilt complete before the end...

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Outline Testing
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Gaining Momentum and Curve Templates

I am continuing to build momentum to prepare myself to make the fox wholecloth quilt for my husband and me. I really want to make the quilt this month and have it done before the new year. Beyond getting comfortable with my thread choices, I needed to decide how I was going to outline the foxes. My husband and...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through November
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2018 Aurifil BOM – November

Sue O'very (Sue O'very Designs) is the designer for the November Aurifil block, The Fort. As I am down to wanting to use only orange or purple with my blocks for the year, I spent a lot of time wavering back and forth on my fabric selection. In the end I decided to go with purple because Sue has been...

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Vintage Quilt – Finished Quilting / Quilting Details
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Vintage Quilt {Client Quilting Complete}

As always, after sharing about Working with a Vintage Quilt Top last week, there are many great suggestions in the comments of the post, so be sure to go back and check them out or bookmark that post in case you find yourself in a similar situation in the future! My client was able to get all the tucks...

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Vintage Quilt - Potential Solution
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Working with a Vintage Quilt Top

Sometimes, the right person steps into your life at the right time. Serendipity in moments like those has been something I have been savoring over the past few weeks. A local woman, a friend of a friend, approached me about quilting a vintage quilt for her. We bartered for payment, and in return I am getting a meditation session...

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Diffraction Block Baby Quilt by Cheryl Brickey
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Diffraction Block Baby Quilt

As I mentioned in my See Right Through Me post, Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs helped review my tutorial for the Diffraction Block and even created a test block. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing the block and baby quilt Cheryl created, and I think it will really inspire you. Cheryl used a print for the background of...

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