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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Walk in my Footsteps - Old School BOM
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Walk in My Footsteps {Old School BOM}

It's hard to believe there is only one more block to make to wrap up the Old School BOM. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Today I'm sharing my version of the November block, Walk in My Footsteps, which was designed by Katy Cameron (The Littlest Thistle). Walk in my Footsteps is a really sweet adaptation of a bear paw...

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Planview Quilt Along {Fabric Requirements}

As an engineer, I created plans to communicate how to manufacture parts that I developed. Plans are two-dimensional diagrams used to describe an object and communicate building and/or fabrication instructions. A plan view is a projection looking down on the object, like in a floor plan for a house. This design started by overlapping various sizes of rotated plus...

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2022 Planning Party (Coming Soon)

Mark your calendars! For the 7th consecutive year, I will be hosting a planning party from December 13th-31st. It’s time to look back on 2021 and think about plans and goals for next year. Curious about how it works? Here are the previous year’s linkups for you to peruse if it helps: #2021PlanningParty #2020PlanningParty #2019PlanningParty #2018PlanningParty #2017PlanningParty #2016PlanningParty Stay tuned; the link...

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Sesen Pieced Quilt Top
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Sesen {Pieced Quilt Top}

I write my patterns to have enough extra fabric to allow for cutting mistakes, but in my excitement earlier this year, I placed my fabric order for this version of Sesen before I finalized the pattern and fabric requirements. Which shouldn't be a big deal, because I've already made one version of the quilt, right? But I opted to...

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Sesen Scraps for Bonus Quilt
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Sesen Bonus Quilt Musings

I got a bit distracted over the weekend by the scraps from piecing the Sesen curve star blocks. I love that the scraps created by my patterns that use curve star blocks can be quickly transformed into another quilt (the Sky Full of Stars pattern also offers the Hang On bonus pattern and the Pistils & Pollen pattern also...

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Sesen Pieced Blocks
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Sesen Piecing Progress

Due to the number of mistakes I made in piecing the sample quilt for the Playful Partial Seams workshop, I'm definitely going slower and paying a lot more attention to my instructions as I'm working through piecing Sesen. The great thing about the start of the pattern is that it begins by making curve star blocks, which are easy...

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October Blocks - Old School BOM
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Courthouse Steps Block {Old School BOM}

After the excitement of getting to share my block in September, I was ready to sew up another block for the Old School Block of the Month. The October block, Courthouse Steps, was shared by Pat Sloan. I was really inspired by some early versions of the block that were sewn together by quilters following along with the block of...

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Playful Partial Seams - Basted
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TDR Queen {Making Progress}

After pausing on working on the TDR Queen (Playful Partial Seams workshop sample mini quilt), I was able to come back and make better progress on moving it forward. Most importantly, I was able to cut correctly from the background fabric. Whew. With the correct cut under my belt, I was able to successfully get the mini quilt pieced without...

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Pulsar {Pacific International Quilt Festival}

On August 4th, I submitted Pulsar for consideration for the upcoming Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF), to be held in Santa Clara Convention Center on October 14-17. A few weeks ago, I started seeing quilters on Instagram posting that their quilts had been juried in and selected to hang at the show. I did not receive an email, so...

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Planview Quilting Progress - Quilt Backing
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Planview – Listening to the Quilt

Once I had a quilting plan in mind, I was ready to get started quilting the Planview Quilt. I basted the quilt in two sessions: half before lunch and half after lunch, so it felt like it went quickly. And I am still very much an advocate of pinning the batting to the backing around the edge of the...

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Planview Quilting Plan - Upper Left Quadrant
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Planview Quilting Plan

Today, I want so share the process I went through to come up with a quilting plan for my Planview quilt. I use an app on my iPad called Procreate (I think I paid $9.99 for it) which allows me to use an Apple pen to doodle out quilting motifs. I'll explain more about how I work through the...

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Cathedral Star Block
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Cathedral Star Block {Old School BOM}

Hello and welcome to the 9th month of the Old School Block of the Month hosted by by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams. If we haven't met before, I'm Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl. I'm a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, quilt designer, quilt instructor, and technical editor. In addition, I have over 90(!!) free tutorials that you may...

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