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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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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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OLFA Creators, Quilts

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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Stitchers for United Families Auction

In July, @stitchersforunitedfamilies raised more than $22,000 for RAICES through an online auction held through Instagram. A second auction kicks off today with a preview of the items to be auctioned.   The official auction will be held through the @stitchersforunitedfamilies Instagram account September 12-14, so set your alarms and mark your calendars! 100% of the proceeds will go to Families Belong Together. I donated my magenta...

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Fox Wholecloth Quilt - Planning Progress
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Fox Wholecloth Quilt Progress

One of my big goals for the year is to make quilts for the bed in the Wabi-Sabi Overland expedition truck that my husband and I are building. I have been nervously anticipating making the second quilt, and my husband and I just sat down together to discuss design and make plans for how I am going to approach...

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2019 Quilter’s Planner {Pre-Sales Kickoff!}

I have taken on a larger behind the scenes role with The Quilter's Planner this year: I am the technical editor, creator of the weekly content for the 2019 Quilter's Planner, and I can't wait to share with you the quilt I designed for the magazine this year, too! So it is with great excitement and pleasure that I...

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Flags for Sue
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Life, Quilts

Flags for Sue

On Wednesday, Alycia shared that her Quilts of Valor group is collecting flag blocks to honor Sue, a QOV member who recently passed away. The tribute that Alycia wrote about Sue is moving, and I wanted to get up and start sewing before I finished reading the post. While I had a few other things I needed to accomplish first,...

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Wayward Transparency for Client
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Client Quilting {Wayward Transparency Quilt}

A few weeks ago a local friend dropped off a quilt for me to quilt. She used my Wayward Transparency pattern, and together we selected coordinating Aurifil thread colors for the different fabrics in the quilt top: 2360 (Chocolate), 2330 (Light Chestnut), and 2311 (Muslin). Which left me to ponder just how I was going to quilt it! Tish from...

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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

June Patreon Reward Quilts

Five Patrons unlocked rewards in June! One unlocked a mini quilt reward, and they received Variant. The other four unlocked mini mini quilt rewards, which I am pleased to say have all been received and so I get to share them with you today. I like to ask each person if they have any likes or dislikes or strong preferences for me...

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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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