Basting Star Pulse
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Basting Star Pulse Quilts

I really would like to get both my Star Pulse and the Star Pulse bonus quilt finished this month in time to link up with the Star Pulse quilt along final linkup. The only way out is through, so over the weekend I basted both quilts. I started small with the Star Pulse bonus quilt. For the backing, I used...

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Second Nine Blocks
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Two Step Blocks {Block Drive}

This week I made 18 blocks to send to Cynthia for her next charity block drive. She just announced the blocks she is gathering for this quarter: Two Step Block Drive. The blocks sew together quickly; it took me longer to cut and prep all the fabric than it did to sew them! Cynthia requested fall/autumn colors, and prints (no...

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Muditā - Free Motion Quilting
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Muditā {Quilting}

Basting small quilts is usually quick and easy. For whatever reason, when I basted Muditā, I decided to use a LOT of pins, so it took me slightly longer than I had anticipated. After I finished basting and stepped back, I had to laugh at myself. Those pins are only 1-2 inches apart! I started quilting by stitching in the ditch...

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Muditā - Third and Fourth Inset Circles
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Muditā {Pieced Top and Back}

I have really enjoyed piecing the top and backing for Muditā, but it has certainly gone at a pace dictated by my ability to focus and listen. The circle of background fabric that I had to trim away  in order to piece in the first inset circle clearly asked to be added back to the composition. My interpretation of Muditā...

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Mudita - Fabric Pull
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Muditā {Q2 Just For Fun Project}

During my daily meditation (I use the Calm app) a few weeks ago, I was introduced to Muditā. Muditā is a dharmic concept of joy, particularly an especially sympathetic or vicarious joy - the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being. The concept really resonated with me, and long after the meditation I kept coming back to the...

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Star Pulse Quilt Along {Finishing Instructions}

It's time to piece our Star Pulse quilt top and bonus quilt top. I am so excited to see how your quilt top(s) come together! If you have already purchased the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with a link to the Finishing Instructions PDF. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Star Pulse...

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Garden Peony - Quilting Detail
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Garden Peony {Quilting}

I love my original quilting plan for Garden Peony, but for this version I wanted to free motion quilt an all over motif. That meant that I needed to settle on using a single thread for the quilting. I pieced the quilt top using 50wt Aurifil 4093 (Jade), which was a close color match to the background fabric, but...

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Garden Peony - Pieced Quilt Top
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Garden Peony {Pieced Quilt Top}

I sewed up a storm yesterday afternoon and not only I was able to get the curves for my next baby size Garden Peony quilt sewn together, but I also finished piecing the quilt top. I was moving so quickly that the only photograph I took was of the pieced quilt top. Ha! I really love the spring time feeling...

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Introducing Curves Jubilee

Today, I am thrilled to get to share the details of the next Curated Pattern Bundles collaboration that I’ve been working on behind the scenes for you. Introducing Curves Jubilee - a bundle of 12 modern quilt designs for $23.99 (just $2 a pattern)! The 12 Curves Jubilee patterns were specifically curated to offer you a range of curve pieced,...

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Frost Filigree - Color Bleed
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Frost Filigree {Color Bleed}

There are several reasons I haven't been making progress on my Frost Filigree quilt top. One is that I've been busy behind the scenes working on a few fun things (a collaboration that I'll be able to share with you next week and finalizing the design for my next quilt along - Quilting Jetgirl Patrons will get the details...

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Patriotic Churn Dash Blocks
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Donation Blocks for Many Hands and Many Hearts

Cynthia is working to formalize her large scale effort of creating and distributing charitable / compassion quilts into a non profit organization under the umbrella of Many Hands and Many Hearts. I love supporting Cynthia's efforts, and I just sent off a set of blocks for her latest block drive. I dug through my scrap bins and found plenty of...

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Star Pulse Quilt Along {Piecing #3}

This month we are making the final blocks so that we will be ready to piece the quilt top together in May. If you have already purchased the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with a link to the Piecing Instructions #3 PDF. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Star Pulse Quilt Along...

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Star Pulse Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #2}

We will be using the HSTs we pieced last month to make some stitch and flip units, which gives us the opportunity to make bonus HSTs. Be sure to read on for all my top tips to make block construction this month a breeze! If you have already purchased the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you will receive an email...

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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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