My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection - Meander and Moda Bella Solids
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Fabric, quilt along, Quilts

My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection

I am very excited to make my second version of the Diatom quilt during the Diatom quilt along! I will be making the Postage Stamp setting in the throw size this time, and I really cannot wait to dig in and get started. Many thanks to Moda Fabrics for providing me with two fat eighth bundles of Meander by Aneela Hoey...

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#2022KonaFoodQuilt
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Life, Quilts

#2022KonaFoodQuilt {Raffle Open!!!}

Do you remember my Tangerine Peels block that I shared at the end of August? Well, that block and 35 others have been combined together into the #2022KonaFoodQuilt, and the raffle to win the quilt is open through December 4th! Our quilt is a large throw size, 72” square. Each block was created with high quality quilter’s cotton. It’s lined with...

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Night Garden Throw Bonus - 2 Color & Multi
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Life, Quilts

Night Garden Bonus Quilts & Cyber Monday Deals

I had a lot of fun coming up with bonus quilt design ideas for Night Garden over the weekend, and I'd love to know what you think about what I've decided. I started out with the Night Garden throw size quilts (shown above as a reference). The Night Garden throw size quilt finishes at 66" square. I really love how the...

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Night Garden Throw Multi Fabric Version
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Night Garden & Black Friday Deals

About a year ago, I sat down for a few days and doodled up a bunch of different quilt ideas. Meringue was the first quilt that I made based on those sketches, and I'm about to start working on the next quilt from that design session. I call this design Night Garden, and I think when you see my...

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Quick Quilts Pattern Bundle

You may have noticed in my post on Monday or perhaps my last newsletter that something fun is happening... today is the day! Behind the scenes, there has been a bustle of collaborations, emails, and connections happening just for you. Announcing the Quick Quilts Pattern Bundle! This bundle features 20 incredibly talented quilt designers. That's right - 20!! Each of the...

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Rube Goldberg Teamwork Pinball Flipper Block - Front
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Quilts

Pinball Block {Patent Pending Group Quilt}

Earlier this year, Patty from Elm Street Quilts asked if I would consider taking part in a group quilt. The theme of the project was given as Teamwork, and the design constraints were that we were to create a path for a ball to move across the quilt top in the style of a Rube Goldberg machine. I was...

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Time to Reposition the Embroidery Hoop
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Quilts

Gold Dust Day Gecko Thread Painting, Part 2

I've spent many hours doing fine detail quilting this week, and as a result I have made great progress bringing Iggy to life. For more on the backstory, check out my post from Monday, Gold Dust Day Gecko Thread Painting, Part 1, if you haven't seen that already. Fair warning: this is going to be a pretty photo heavy post! Over...

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Initial Thread Selections
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Gold Dust Day Gecko Thread Painting, Part 1

My husband and I generally try to be in the present moment and to make choices to keep us excited about the future. We have a bit of a motto that to be happy we need someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to. That said, there are a few things about moving away from...

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Tangerine Peels
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Kona Food Quilt 2022 {Tangerine Peels}

I'm sewing again! I know you probably want more details on the sewing table / cutting mat station that my husband and I built. I promise we took lots of photos and I'll be putting together a really comprehensive DIY tutorial for it in the coming weeks. But after being without my sewing machine for 2 months, I hope...

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Table Setting
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Digital Wave Runner Table Setting

I hated having to play coy about my intentions when I was making the Digital Wave Table Runner and matching placemats and mug rugs, but I had *hoped* that they would work on our new dining room table. Some of my hesitation in sharing about the potential move was that so many of our previous real estate deals earlier...

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Butterfly Effect - Fabric Pull
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Butterfly Effect {WISP}

Several years ago, Jan from The Colorful Fabriholic introduced me to the term "WISP": Work In Slow Progress. And just this past week, I have committed to my first ever intentionally started WISP, the Butterfly Effect EPP pattern by Nicole from Lillyella. Have I done a lot of English Paper Piecing (EPP) before? Not a lot, but I've done a...

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Digital Wave Table Runner - Fabric Pull
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Red, Cream, and Blue Digital Wave

After making the Red, White (or Cream), and Blue digital mockups of a few of my quilt designs at the end of May, I couldn't shake the mockup of Digital Wave in reds, cream, and blues. So after the Meringue pattern release last week, I dug through my stash bins and came up with these solids for the quilt top....

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Garden Peony - Marking
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Garden Peony {Quilting Progress}

This week, I was so grateful for past Yvonne taking the time to make better circle templates to mark out quilting reference lines. It made preparing Garden Peony for quilting a one afternoon activity. Yay! I used the 1", 2", 3", 4", and 5" quarter circle templates that I created in combination with a straight ruler and my Hera marker...

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Marked Quilting Lines
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Meringue {Quilting Progress}

Because I have two quilts to mark for quilting (both Meringue and its bonus quilt, Garden Peony), and because I seem to be marking quilting lines that use standard quarter circle sizes a lot lately, I decided that it was time to make some longer lasting polycarbonate templates to help me mark quilting lines. As you may remember, I...

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Quilts

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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