Variable Star Block
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Variable Star Block {Old School BOM}

Today, Quilt Jane will be releasing the next block in the Old School Block of the Month series, so it's only fitting that I share the block that I made based on Nancy Scott from Masterpiece Quilting's instructions LAST month for the Variable Star block. As I mentioned in my post about the first block (Patched Friendship Star Block), I'll...

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Bokeh Quilt Along {Piecing #3}

Now that we have all the sub-units pieced, it's time to start putting things together! If you have already purchased the Bokeh Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today with the Piecing #3 instructions. Look for an email from newsletter@quiltingjetgirl.com with the subject Bokeh Quilt Along – Piecing #3. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase...

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Cheery Mini Quilt
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Cheery Mini Mini Quilt

In early December, one of my patrons unlocked their mini mini quilt reward. I was literally days away from putting my sewing machine in a box for our move (and most of everything else in our house was already boxed up), but I reached out to see about making one last thing in my old sewing space before moving....

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Summer Sampler Black Lives Matter Quilt
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Summer Sampler Black Lives Matter Quilt Auction

Last summer, as a former Summer Sampler block designer, I was honored to contribute a block to the Summer Sampler Black Lives Matter quilt. The quilt is now listed on eBay for Charity, and all proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Social Justice Sewing Academy. The Auction is live until 11am (Mountain), March 1, 2021. The quilt measures 72”...

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Group Quilt Blocks 1-4
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Group Quilt Blocks 1-4

Over a year ago, I brainstormed ideas for a group quilt. After discussing the ideas with the group, we opted for the following guidelines: All blocks will finish at 3″, 6″, or 9″ on any side (3 1/2″, 6 1/2″, or 9 1/2″ unfinished). All blocks will have a curve. The curve can be done via piecing, applique, bias...

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Patched Friendship Star
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Patched Friendship Star Block {Old School BOM}

I am squeaking in right under the wire to get my first block made as part of the 2021 Old School Block of the Month. Kim shared her tutorial for the Patched Friendship Star block on January 12th, and the next block (designed by Nancy Scott from Masterpiece Quilting) will be shared today. It took me longer to come...

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Introducing the Old School BOM

At the end of 2020, Kim Lapacek reached out to some designers because she was craving an "old school" style blog hop based block of the month for 2021. Starting today, on the 12th of every month this year, a new free tutorial will be shared by one of the block of the month designers. We will be sharing...

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Bokeh Quilt Along {Fabric Requirements}

In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image. Bokeh has also been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light". Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause very different bokeh effects. - Wikipedia The Bokeh quilt requires 5 fabrics: a background fabric (Fabric E), 3 fabrics for...

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Sesen - Blues and Yellows
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Quilt Commission {Quilt Design}

A local friend reached out to me at the beginning of October enquiring if I would consider making a quilt on commission. Although it is pretty rare that I take on commission work, she gave me free reign on the design (with just enough input to make sure the recipient will love it) and I am really excited to...

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Modern Plus Sampler - Binding
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Modern Plus Sampler {2020 Goals}

As I mentioned on Monday, I am taking a bit of a detour so that I can wrap up a long term WIP. It has been a little over a year and a half since I pieced the Modern Plus Sampler quilt top. The Modern Plus Sampler was a quilt along hosted by my friends Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs)...

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Basting
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Bonus Bouquet {Quilting}

I have had a really productive week. Not only was I able to finish squaring up the Bonus Bouquet blocks, but I got the quilt top pieced and it is now basted and ready for quilting. I really love this design, so to not spoil it too much, I'm going to wait to give you the full reveal next...

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Bonus Blocks
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Bonus Bouquet {Work in Progress}

I had a really fun and productive week quilting last week. The air quality in my California town continues to be bad enough that I am not able to go outdoors for my evening walk, and I started sewing in the evenings after dinner for a bit instead. I'm definitely stir crazy but thankful our area isn't near any...

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Free Motion Quilting Sample
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Works in Progress

I am currently working on a lot of different "secret sewing" projects, which is both exciting and frustrating. I definitely look forward to being able to share details about these projects when I can (stay tuned for more about some on Friday), but it's frustrating because I have less that I can share and talk about in the mean...

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Quilting Prep
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Bonus Quilt Progress

Last week was a long week of computer work. Between preparing to release the pattern for Mum's Garden and laying the ground work for the next few patterns (Sky Full of Stars, which will include instructions for this bonus quilt, is out for review with my technical editor, Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs), I didn't make too much progress...

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Sky Full of Stars Bonus Blocks
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Sky Full of Stars {Bonus Quilt}

When piecing the curve star blocks and inset curve stars for the Sky Full of Stars quilt, (4) large convex scraps were created from each of the prints that I used to create the stars, for a total of (68) large scraps. I quickly trimmed them down using 5" finished / 5 1/2" unfinished convex templates. I looked through...

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Sky Full of Stars - Mapping Out Quilting Reference Lines
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Sky Full of Stars {Quilting}

I don't know about anyone else, but I was really busy at the end of July. I was really glad at the end of last week when I was able to take a deep breath, start working on writing up a pattern for Mum's Garden, and dive into quilting Sky Full of Stars. I took a quick photo of the...

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Sky Full of Stars Piecing Detail
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Sky Full of Stars {Curved Piecing Explorations}

After finishing Mum's Garden, I dove straight into more curved piecing exploration. These ideas all started with the pieced stars in the borders of Mum's Garden: Instead of making four Drunkard's Path blocks and sewing them together into a block to create the star shape, I used a single piece of fabric for the star. Four curved seams later, and...

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