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Red, White/Cream, and Blue Quilt Mockups

I started thinking about picnic and holiday quilts due to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend (here in the United States) and the start of summer for the northern hemisphere. I don't tend to make a lot of holiday based quilt patterns, but I wanted to show how a few of my older quilt patterns can be used to make...

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Garden Peony - Quilting Plan
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Garden Peony Quilting Plan {Meringue Bonus Quilt}

I was stumped at first (you'll see a lot of initial thoughts from all over designs to different ways of thinking about the relationship of the elements of the quilt in the timelapse video below), but when I found a path through the shapes I knew I was on the right path! https://youtu.be/ReMeZY2QHIk I *think* I have also figured out why...

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Garden Peony - Pieced Quilt Top
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Garden Peony Progress {Meringue Bonus Quilt}

As you may have noticed in my previous post about the Meringue Bonus Quilt, I am working on two projects at once. For me, that's pretty darn crazy. I love how we all operate differently in our craft rooms. I very rarely have more than one long term project (like a block of the month that runs for a...

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Curved piecing fabric scraps left over from piecing the Meringue quilt, in oyster, mustard, gold, and brown.
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Meringue Bonus Quilt

I am officially distracted by a new idea. As I was piecing together the Meringue quilt, I set aside the large scraps knowing that I would have an opportunity to play with design ideas to create a Meringue bonus quilt. Well, the stack of offcuts was so tempting that I've set aside piecing the Meringue quilt and been having...

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Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Gold, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster neatly stacked on top of the back of a navy blue OLFA cutting mat
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Meringue Quilt {Fabric Selection}

During March, Amy from Amy's Creative Side hosts a daily Instagram prompt challenge called #IGQuiltFest. One of the prompts was to post your Current WIP (work in progress), and I shared a photo a my initial fabric pull for my next quilt design, Meringue. From left to right: Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Amber, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster. The more...

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Quilting Step 2 - Purple Thread Walking Foot Quilting
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Sequenced Quilting Update

I've made good progress quilting the Sequenced quilt this week. At 60" x 80", it's a good size to manipulate through the throat space of my Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini, which has a throat space of approximately 8 3/4" wide by 5 3/4" tall. I started out with the matching background thread, 50wt Aurifil 1200 (Blue Violet) and stitched around...

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Marking Quilting Lines
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Marking Quilting Lines {Sequenced Quilt}

I took my time last week to slowly, methodically, and safely (for my knees and back) mark lines on the Sequenced quilt top with my Hera marker. At 60" x 80", the Sequenced quilt takes up the entire floor space of my "living room" when I roll up the carpet. I layered the quilt top on top of the batting...

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Sequenced Quilt Quilting Plan
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Sesen Bonus Quilt {Quilting Plan}

In early February, I finished piecing the Sesen bonus quilt top. I was not sure how I wanted to quilt it, and I had another project I wanted to complete for a friend, so the Sequenced quilt top got set aside for over a month. Over the weekend, I decided it was time to sit down and put some...

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Planview Quilting Plan
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Planview {Quilting Plan}

I've made my mind up about how I plan to quilt my lava colorway baby size Planview quilt, and I'm excited to get this one finished up. The baby size version of Planview finishes at 40" x 48", which will be a fun size to quilt on my domestic Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini. Before putting a lot of thought into...

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Pre-Cut Bundle Sale Ends Today!

This is just a quick reminder that the $19 Pre-Cut Pattern Bundle sale, which contains 10 patterns by 10 designers, ends today! Don't wait too long or you might miss out on this incredible deal. The patterns individually retail for over $120, and through the end of today, you can get them all together for less than $2 each. If you...

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Pre-Cut Pattern Bundle

Do you have pre-cut fabric bundles waiting to be used? I have teamed up with 9 other designers, and we have put together a bundle of 10 patterns that are all about using up your pre-cuts. The Pre-Cut Pattern Bundle contains 10 patterns to help you unwrap, untie and sew those cute fabric packs into something beautiful for one...

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Sequenced Quilt - Pieced Quilt Top
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Sesen Bonus Quilt {Pieced Top}

Last week, knowing that I would be working on getting all the blocks sewn together for the Sesen Bonus Quilt, I decided to run a few polls in my Instagram stories allowing people to vote on the layout for the top. I was surprised that the majority of people voted for Option B. A and B are very similar, but...

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First Block - Pieced Correctly
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Sesen Bonus Quilt {First Block}

Crazy as it may sound, I am thankful for my seam ripper. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. I chain pieced the center four-patch of quarter circle blocks for all 12 blocks, and they came together just fine. But when I sewed on the bottom border for my test block, it looked a little bit funny when...

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Friendly Fabric Monster
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Sesen Bonus Quilt {Trimming}

Short and sweet for my update today: I was able to get all the Sesen Bonus Quilt 5½" quarter circles trimmed square. This is the pile of trimmings, turned into one #FriendlyFabric Monster. I like the way the monster appears to be leaving a trail of lint and dust behind it as it sweeps across my cutting mat. I used...

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Chain Piecing
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Sesen Bonus Quilt {Chain Piecing}

I keep thinking to myself, tomorrow I'll have more time to sew. But somehow life continues to add surprises and new things for me to focus my attention on. At this point I should know better, but ever the optimist, I do keep thinking, "tomorrow!" After all my prep work last week, I was able to sit down and chain...

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Sesen Bonus Quilt - Preparing to Sew
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Sesen Bonus Quilt {Cutting and Prep}

One of my favorite aspects of piecing Curve Star Blocks and Inset Curve Stars are the large scraps that are left over. As I was piecing Sesen, I set aside the large Kumquat and Coral scraps knowing that I'd be making a bonus quilt using them soon. In early November (I thought it was just a month ago, wow,...

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13 Block Lap Size Quilt Tutorial {Old School BOM Final Layout}

Because we made 2 blocks in April during the Old School BOM, I wanted a layout that would accommodate all 13 blocks that were made during the Old School Block of the Month. This layout is a very straight forward solution to having 13 different blocks that finish at 12" square, so I thought I'd share what you'd need...

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Christmas Blossom Block - Old School BOM
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Christmas Blossom {Old School BOM}

And just like that, the Old School Block of the Month is wrapped up! This month, Sherri Falls from This and That Patterns released a delightful block, Christmas Blossom, to wrap up the year. The only green that I had enough to use for the block was a bit lighter than I would have ideally liked, but overall I really...

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