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 - 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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Cloudy Night Sky Thread Selection
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Cloudy Night Sky {Piecing Thread Selection}

I am taking my time getting started piecing Cloudy Night Sky this week. I have been documenting my decision making process on Instagram, but nothing really feels "official" until I record it here on my website. So today, I'm going to share how I thought through and selected the thread I am going to use to piece my two...

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A stack of navy blue concave fabric and off white convex fabric shapes, prepped and ready to sew into blocks
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Cloudy Night Sky {Fabric Prep}

After finally overcoming the urge to put off cutting the fabric for my next project, I'm happy to report that the worst is over and I'm ready to start piecing Cloudy Night Sky. I'm using Kona cotton in Nightfall and Snow. My 28mm rotary cutter was perfect paired with the drunkard's path templates from Jen Carlton-Bailly. The design wall doesn't look...

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Happy Blocks {Compassion Quilts Block Drive}
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Happy Blocks {Compassion Quilts}

Since the beginning of 2023, my friend Cynthia (Quilting is more fun than Housework) has been running a series of block drives. She then assembles the blocks she receives into quilts and donates them to her local hospital. These Compassion Quilts support multiple programs; from palliative care to a family housing program (similar to a Ronald McDonald house) to...

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Sunset Block
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#2023FoodQuilt – Sunset Block

I had to run an errand on Friday afternoon, and when I got home I had planned to get some more quilting done on Signal Trace. The universe had different plans. Before sitting down at my sewing machine, I checked Instagram and noticed that Meaghan @so_gingerly had opened up registration for the #2023FoodQuilt; this year, the funds raised from...

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Signal Trace - Quilting Lines and Basting
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Signal Trace {Quilting Progress}

Last Friday, it didn't take long for me to sew the final 3 seams to complete the Signal Trace quilt top: I am so happy with how it came together! Friday evening, I took the left over fabric from the quilt top, and started overlaying those fabrics on top of the quilt on my design wall. I also dug around in...

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Signal Trace - Blocks 1 through 4 (four 24 1/2" square quilt blocks in blue and lime green)
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Signal Trace Quilt {Piecing Progress, Part 2}

The biggest update in this post might be right here: this quilt has a name! After a lot of fun discussion, several people suggested it reminded them of something cosmic and a few others said printed circuit boards, so I've chosen to call my Q3 Just for Fun project the Signal Trace quilt. Last week's piecing progress left off after...

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