Murrina - Improv Blocks Pieced
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Still Sewing Along {Murrina | Stash Statement}

I really like improvisation, but I am not the quickest when doing it myself. I am happy to say that I have all my improv blocks for the Murrina quilt from Stash Statement pieced together and my sewing area has been tidied back up. Whew, that brings me a lot of peace of mind! Up next will be seeing how...

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Grape Ombre Scroll Wide Backing
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Backing for Magnolia Mystery Quilt

For years, my oldest niece said her favorite color was black (because black is "all the colors"). Just before I went back to visit in April, I heard her say that Pink and Purple are her favorite colors, something that she maintained during our visit ("...but I still like black, too!"). I know that my nieces have lots of...

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Murrina Improv Block Progress
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Improv Piecing Progress {Murrina | Stash Statement}

I have been making slow and stead progress on the improv squares that I need to piece the Murrina quilt from Stash Statement. I just crested over the halfway point; I have 16 blocks complete and 10 more to piece. I am taking a different approach to the improv panels than is presented in the book because I really wanted...

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Through the Garden Gate
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Cotton Cuts – Fall Mystery Quilt Reveal

Many of you likely remember that I pieced the August Clue for the Through the Garden Gate Mystery Quilt hosted by Cotton Cuts. Bloggers from around the world contributed: July – Sheila Christensen (www.mysteryquilter.com) August – Yvonne Fuchs (www.quiltingjetgirl.com) September – Teri Lucas (www.terificreations.com) October – Wendy Welsh (www.wendysquiltsandmore.blogspot.com) November – Nicole Young (www.lillyella.com) December – Chris Dodsley (www.madebychrissied.blogspot.com) January – Amy Smart (www.diaryofaquilter.com) February – Sam Hunter...

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Murrina - Fabric Pull
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Murrina – Getting Started {Stash Statement}

I came home from Tennessee without my mobile devices (thanks to my parents, I received them last last Thursday) and with a cold. On Friday, I decided to take it easy, and despite my best efforts of going slow, this bug has decided to linger. My weekend consisted of lots of naps, hot tea, and additional rest. That being...

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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Introducing Refraction {LP&Q Issue 59}

It is rather hard for me to believe this, but I created the design for this quilt in February of 2016 as part of Quilt Design a Day (QDAD)! Many of the quilts I designed in QDAD got put on my "must make" list, and I am excited to finally get to share Refraction with you today. Refraction can be...

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March Blogger Bundle Buster
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2018 Finished Quilts, Fabric, Quilts

Blogger Bundle with Needle and Foot Fabrics {Giveaway}

I have been looking forward to sharing this curated blogger bundle with you for over a month! Bernie from Needle and Foot reached out to see if I would curate a 5 or 6-piece fat quarter bundle of fabric from her Needle and Foot Etsy shop, and I was thrilled at the opportunity. Knowing that I would get to...

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In Our Own Words Quilt Block
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In Our Own Words Quilt Block

Last week, in coordination and celebration of International Women's Day, Kim from Leland Ave Studios put out a call for quilt blocks for what she is calling the "In Our Own Words Quilt". In Kim's words: In celebration of how *AMAZING* we are as women, I am asking for YOUR HELP in creating a quilt that acknowledges and honors ourselves...

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Hawthorne Threads Aurifil Order
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Matching Aurifil Thread

Last week as I was working on my first bed quilt for 2018, I realized I needed to place an Aurifil thread order to have matching thread for my projects for the year! I had planned ahead and purchased a lot yardage of the Kona Cotton colors my husband and I selected (Ocean, Astral, Lake, and Sky), but I had...

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Beacon Mini Mini Quilt
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February Patreon Mini Mini Quilt

On February 5th, I had one of my Patreon’s unlock the mini mini quilt reward. The patron told me to follow my current muse and inspiration but noted that their favorite quilt I have made is Beacon. They like the colors, shapes, vibe, etc. Well, I really love Beacon, too, so I dove in and created a Beacon mini mini quilt. I...

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Spiced Chai Quilting
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Client Quilting {Spiced Chai Quilt}

I have a local friend who is quilting more frequently. I had talked with her about free motion quilting on her Bernina, but after frustration with her efforts, we have struck on the happy deal that I will quilt some of her finishes for her. Most recently, I had the fun of quilting her version of the Spiced Chai...

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Not What I Had Planned Mini Mini Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Not What I Had Planned {Mini Mini Patreon Reward}

As you are familiar with right now, I had another patron unlock a mini mini quilt reward for supporting me via Patreon this month. When I inquired about preferences, I was given the guideline to create something representative of my style. I had many thoughts about what my style is. Clearly, I use solids and use transparency quite often in...

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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quilt along, Quilts

Magnolia Mystery Quilt {Pieced Quilt Top}

I had a plan for quilting in December that got a bit interrupted, in the best possible way: my husband took some extra time away from work than I had been anticipating. I still had some sewing and quilting time, but I definitely made spending time with him while he was at home a priority. So, while I had...

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