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Project Quilting 15.4 – Hourglass

I was ready yesterday for the Project Quilting 15.4 prompt, and I was excited enough about it that I might have bit off more than I can finish before I need to head to QuiltCon this week. The prompt is Hourglass, and I pulled out my solid scraps and got busy. It's almost 10pm here, and I stopped sewing at...

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Frost Filigree - Cut Fabric
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Frost Filigree {Cut Fabric}

I spent the afternoon and evening on Valentine's day working with my fabric pull for Frost Filigree and cutting everything I need to get started piecing. Knowing how little I enjoy cutting fabric, I started by cutting out the background fabric. About halfway through getting the background fabric cut, I needed to pause to go on a walk with a...

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Offset Log Cabin Blocks {Compassion Quilt Block Drive}

At the end of November, Cynthia (Quilting is more fun than Housework) announced her next quarterly block drive: Offset Log Cabin blocks. You may remember the blocks I made for her Happy Block drive. In fact, you may have made and contributed to the Happy Block drive: Cynthia received a total of 3,765 blocks from 109 people. WOW! Since Cynthia...

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Star Pulse Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #1}

I am really excited to start seeing the first blocks of your Star Pulse quilts come together! If you have already purchased the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with a link to the Piecing Instructions #1 PDF. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Star Pulse Quilt Along – Piecing Instructions #1....

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Scala - Final Design
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Scala {Design Process}

About two and a half years ago, I designed and made the Transparent Building Blocks quilt for friends expecting their first baby. They recently reached out to me again because they are getting ready to welcome a second baby. Given the time frame and the proximity to the holidays, I wasn't sure I would be able to come up with...

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Spiral Staircase
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Stair Skirt {Work in Progress}

I had a really productive sewing week last week, so this post will catch you up on all the progress I was able to make on a new project (read: lots of photos to follow!). Our apartment has a spiral staircase to go between the floors. Just like last year, around Thanksgiving, I wound LED lights up the column of...

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Final Hours of the Star Pulse Quilt Along Pre-Sale

The Star Pulse Quilt Along officially kicks off tomorrow, December 1st, with the release of the Fabric Requirements. There are only a few hours let to sign up before the price increases. Sign up today to get the Fabric Requirements tomorrow, and while it's still on sale! Join the Star Pulse QAL Learn More about Star Pulse and the QAL

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Bountiful Bundle {Curated Pattern Bundles}

I have been hard at work behind the scenes with my good friend Cheryl Brickey (Meadow Mist Designs) on a new joint venture that we are calling Curated Pattern Bundles, and today, we are THRILLED to offer our first Curated Pattern Bundle, the Bountiful Bundle, as a limited time sale. The goal that Cheryl and I set for Curated Pattern...

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Auribuzz Guest Post {Burying Thread Tails}

Today, via a guest post on Aurifil's Auribuzz blog, I'm excited to one of the most requested technique tutorials that I receive: how to bury thread tails in a quilt sandwich. I predominantly piece and quilt with Aurifil 50wt thread, and my personal preference for burying thread tails is to use Sench Side Threading needles. But I created information about...

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2023 Q4 Just for Fun {Fabric Pull}

I really love the additional goal I added this year of making one quilt "just for fun" each quarter. Without a clear idea of what I want to make right now, I turned to my stash and started looking for inspiration. I was quickly drawn to a fat quarter stripe from Giucy Giuce's Natale line for Andover fabrics, so...

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Spicy Flower Block
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Spicy Flower Block {2023 Kona Food Quilt}

Because life happens, a few of us who made blocks for the #2023KonaFoodQuilt were asked to make a second block for those who were unable to meet the block submission deadline. For a quick refresher, you can check out my original Sunset Block. I was more than happy to help out, and for my second block, I was asked...

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Cloudy Night Sky - Progress as of Monday Evening 10-23-2023
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Cloudy Night Sky {Quilting Update 2}

I am taking a much needed break from days of working on the quilting details of Cloudy Night Sky to write this update. It's Monday evening, October 23rd, and I've just finished my 5th day of adding dense straight line quilting. If I'm lucky, I'll be done in another 4 days. Realistically, given I have an appointment to get...

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Cloudy Night Sky - First Pass Quilting Complete
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Cloudy Night Sky {Quilting Update}

Earlier this afternoon I finished what I consider to be the "first pass" of quilting for Cloudy Night Sky. I took photos along the way, so let's take a look at how the base layer of quilting has progressed. On Monday, I was able to get the off-white quilting first pass complete. So, you might be thinking to yourself, what...

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Cloudy Night Sky - Basted
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Cloudy Night Sky {Marked and Basted}

Last week I spent about about 2 hours (each day) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday marking out the quilting plan and basting Cloudy Night Sky. It was a lot of time for me to be on the floor, so since then I've been letting my back rest. I expect by the middle of this week (Wednesday or Thursday?),...

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Cloudy Night Sky - Ready for Chain Piecing
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Cloudy Night Sky {Pieced Quilt Top}

After working through what thread color(s) I wanted to use to piece the Cloudy Night Sky quilt top, I was ready to start chain piecing my curve blocks for the quilt top. I loaded up my machine with 50wt Aurifil Thread in 2785 (very dark navy) and was able to sew my quarter circle and orange peel blocks fairly quickly....

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