Beach Themed Round Placemats
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Beach Themed Placemats

After finding a wonderful tutorial on sewing circular quilted placemats and practicing on a set, this weekend I was ready to sew the requested round placemats. Using the beach as a color pallet inspiration, I pulled this lovely bunch at my local quilt shop: Piecing the placemats was a breeze, and I quilted them with an all over loose swirl...

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Synesthetic Alphabet - Front Post-Wash
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{Friday Finish} Synesthetic Alphabet

I am really excited to be able to share the finish photos of Synesthetic Alphabet! This has truly been a collaborative effort with my husband, and the story of the creation of this quilt can be found in my previous posts. Synesthetic Alphabet - Fabric and Prep Synesthetic Alphabet - Quilting It felt really good to be able to finish up this special...

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College Rainbow Quilt
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Throwback Thursday – College Rainbow Quilt

I was leafing through some old photo albums this morning when I found a photograph of a quilt I made in college. It was the first quilt I made using my first sewing machine - a Viking / Husqvarna Freesia 415 that I used until last year. I chose to tie this quilt, and it seemed to hold up...

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Synesthetic Alphabet - Quilting Detail (Front)
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Synesthetic Alphabet – Quilting

Today I started quilting the Synesthetic Alphabet quilt, but I want to step back and talk a bit more about the piecing of the quilt top. Piecing this quilt top was another great learning experience for my husband and I. I had a plan to randomly place the letter "blocks" within each gradated background block. After I made the...

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Synesthetic Alphabet - Pieced Top
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Synesthetic Alphabet WiP and Suggestions?

It has been a while since I prepped all the fabric for the very special Synesthetic Alphabet quilt I am making. The pre-cut kit was fantastic; in about a day I was able to complete the top and mostly complete the backing. I am taking a quick pause in making progress on this quilt to ask for some help. I plan...

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Round Placemats
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Weekend Challenge: Round Placemats

I was asked if I could make round placemats by a friend. My initial reaction was, ROUND?!? How the heck is the binding going to work out? I am so thankful for all the wonderful quilters who blog about their work, though, because I quickly found a wonderful tutorial on sewing circular quilted placemats. Perfection! Well, with nothing left to...

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Spaceship Tic-Tac
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Spaceship Tic-Tac {Completed Quilt}

After much frustration and time spent away from my sewing machine cooling off, I was able to finish the quilting on the Spaceship Tic-Tac baby quilt today. I had originally hoped to complete this quilt on Wednesday, but my sewing machine and I were disagreeing about that! I was able to use thread that I had on hand for the...

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Yvonne - Quilting Jetgirl
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Let’s Get Acquainted – Blog Hop {6/4/2014}

Today is my day on Plum & June’s New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! I am Yvonne (aka Quilting Jetgirl). About a month and a half ago, I took a big leap and left my full time engineering job in the aerospace industry. I actually loved my job and my co-workers (hint: scroll to the bottom of the linked post if you are curious), but...

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Spaceship Tic-Tac Pieced Top
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Spaceship Tic-Tac – Piecing

My favorite part of any quilt project is piecing the top. I love seeing how a pattern comes together, and it it super fun to flip through the photos and condense time to see the top come together. Instead of having you flip though photos to get the effect, I put together a quick timelapse video. Spaceship Tic-Tac Pieceing Timelapse...

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Woven Placemats - Quilting Detail
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Woven Placemats

I had previously made myself a set of 4 placemats using this tutorial by Alissa. I wanted another quick stash busting project on Sunday afternoon, and I decided to use her tutorial as a starting point, but I modified it a bit. The biggest change is that I switched the side for the vertical inserts. I really love the woven...

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Solar System - Quilting Detail
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Solar System Quilt

I previously posted about the design process that I went through to start this quilt project. The quilt top came together pretty quickly; log cabins lend themselves to chain piecing so it only took me one day to get to a completed quilt top. I was sending photographs of the process to the customer along the way, too, which...

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Fly Me to the Moon
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Fly Me to the Moon – Wall Hanging

Today I was able to complete another quick project and stash buster. I wanted to work on another pattern that I had sketched up: a rocket! It went together really smoothly and I really think it is a super fun wall hanging for a child's room (or for an office... I can think of a few former co-workers who might...

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Rainbow Placemats - I Love ROYGBIV
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Set of 6 ROYGBIV Placemats

I wanted to challenge myself to complete a fast project today. And I wanted to use up materials in my stash. I am pleased to say that I was able to complete this fun set of 6 placemats in just over 5 hours, but I don't really see much of a dent in my stash (other than my batting...

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4th of July Picnic Quilt - Pieced Top
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4th of July Picnic Quilt – Pieced Top

One thing I can say for this quilt: it is definitely very bold! I have another lesson that I have learned from working with this quilt top and the Color Weaving pattern that I would like to share. I found that even with using the dual feed / walking foot on my machine I was always much happier with my seams...

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4th of July Picnic Quilt WiP
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Wednesday WiP and an Unexpected Gift

As I was working on my new pattern Color Weaving last week, I got lots of great ideas for other fun ways to modify the quilt. One thing that I really wanted to do was open up the pattern to have a larger size, and I have also really wanted to make something fun for a picnic quilt for...

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Picnic Quilt Sneak Peak & Kitchen Backsplash

I am going to warn you now that this post has a lot less to do with fabric and sewing and quilting than normal for me. But I can show you a sneak peak of the fabric I am working with to create a super fun picnic quilt: Kitchen Backsplash When my husband and I purchased our home, I was not...

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Color Weaving II - Quilting Detail
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Blogger’s Quilt Fest Entry – Color Weaving (Original Design)

Twice a year, Amy of Amy's Creative Side puts on Blogger's Quilt Fesitval, a wonderful linky event so quilt bloggers can share our quilts and see the work of lots of other talented quilter's in blogland. I am new to blogging and new to knowing about this festival, so I was enjoying reading about everyone's amazingly creative and beautiful quilts that have been submitted. It did...

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