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2022 Planning Party (Coming Soon)

Mark your calendars! For the 7th consecutive year, I will be hosting a planning party from December 13th-31st. It’s time to look back on 2021 and think about plans and goals for next year. Curious about how it works? Here are the previous year’s linkups for you to peruse if it helps: #2021PlanningParty #2020PlanningParty #2019PlanningParty #2018PlanningParty #2017PlanningParty #2016PlanningParty Stay tuned; the link...

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Sesen Pieced Quilt Top
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Sesen {Pieced Quilt Top}

I write my patterns to have enough extra fabric to allow for cutting mistakes, but in my excitement earlier this year, I placed my fabric order for this version of Sesen before I finalized the pattern and fabric requirements. Which shouldn't be a big deal, because I've already made one version of the quilt, right? But I opted to...

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Sesen Scraps for Bonus Quilt
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Sesen Bonus Quilt Musings

I got a bit distracted over the weekend by the scraps from piecing the Sesen curve star blocks. I love that the scraps created by my patterns that use curve star blocks can be quickly transformed into another quilt (the Sky Full of Stars pattern also offers the Hang On bonus pattern and the Pistils & Pollen pattern also...

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Sesen Pieced Blocks
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Sesen Piecing Progress

Due to the number of mistakes I made in piecing the sample quilt for the Playful Partial Seams workshop, I'm definitely going slower and paying a lot more attention to my instructions as I'm working through piecing Sesen. The great thing about the start of the pattern is that it begins by making curve star blocks, which are easy...

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October Blocks - Old School BOM
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Courthouse Steps Block {Old School BOM}

After the excitement of getting to share my block in September, I was ready to sew up another block for the Old School Block of the Month. The October block, Courthouse Steps, was shared by Pat Sloan. I was really inspired by some early versions of the block that were sewn together by quilters following along with the block of...

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Playful Partial Seams - Basted
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TDR Queen {Making Progress}

After pausing on working on the TDR Queen (Playful Partial Seams workshop sample mini quilt), I was able to come back and make better progress on moving it forward. Most importantly, I was able to cut correctly from the background fabric. Whew. With the correct cut under my belt, I was able to successfully get the mini quilt pieced without...

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Pulsar {Pacific International Quilt Festival}

On August 4th, I submitted Pulsar for consideration for the upcoming Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF), to be held in Santa Clara Convention Center on October 14-17. A few weeks ago, I started seeing quilters on Instagram posting that their quilts had been juried in and selected to hang at the show. I did not receive an email, so...

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Planview Quilting Progress - Quilt Backing
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Planview – Listening to the Quilt

Once I had a quilting plan in mind, I was ready to get started quilting the Planview Quilt. I basted the quilt in two sessions: half before lunch and half after lunch, so it felt like it went quickly. And I am still very much an advocate of pinning the batting to the backing around the edge of the...

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Planview Quilting Plan - Upper Left Quadrant
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Planview Quilting Plan

Today, I want so share the process I went through to come up with a quilting plan for my Planview quilt. I use an app on my iPad called Procreate (I think I paid $9.99 for it) which allows me to use an Apple pen to doodle out quilting motifs. I'll explain more about how I work through the...

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Cathedral Star Block
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Cathedral Star Block {Old School BOM}

Hello and welcome to the 9th month of the Old School Block of the Month hosted by by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams. If we haven't met before, I'm Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl. I'm a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, quilt designer, quilt instructor, and technical editor. In addition, I have over 90(!!) free tutorials that you may...

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Aurifil Thread for Quilting
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Planview {Pieced Quilt Top}

I get to share the Planview pieced quilt top with you today! As an engineer, I created plans to communicate how to manufacture parts that I developed. Plans are two-dimensional diagrams used to describe an object and communicate building and/or fabrication instructions. A plan view is a projection looking down on the object, like in a floor plan for a...

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August Blocks - Old School BOM
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Butter Churn Block {Old School BOM}

Before diving into quilting the group quilt this week, I set aside a bit of sewing time to make my August block for the Old School block of the month. The August block, Butter Churn, was designed by Lee Chappell Monroe of May Chappell. I used a dark navy print for the center. and I love that strip of metallic...

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Thread Matters 2021: Pairing Thread Weight and Needles

I just wanted to pop in and let you know that today on the Aurifil blog, I am walking through the steps to create a test quilt sandwich so that you can evaluate all the thread weights that you have on hand in combination with a variety of needle sizes. One of my favorite techniques to teach is thread...

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Transparent Building Blocks Pieced Top
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Transparent Building Blocks {Pieced Quilt Top}

It was a treat to get to sew together the quilt top for Transparent Building Blocks last week, and below I'm sharing a quick GIF that toggles back and forth between the graphic design based on the fabric pull and the pieced quilt top. I love getting to see how similar the quilt can be to the concept!   With the...

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Transparent Building Blocks Fabric Pull
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Transparent Building Blocks {Design and Fabric Pull}

Some friends are expecting their first child later this year, and I have been working with them on a design and fabric selection to make a baby quilt. They are not going to learn the gender until birth, and other than not wanting something that read as stereotypically gender related, I had pretty free reign to come up with...

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