Q3 Just for Fun - Piecing Progress
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Q3 Just for Fun {Piecing Progress}

Piecing progress on this just for fun quilt started off slowly last weekend but it really started to pick up momentum this week. I took some progress photos to show a bit about how I puzzled through putting the blocks together. I had 4 blocks to begin with based on the Bonus HST tutorial that I created . So to...

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Q3 Just for Fun - Fabric Pull
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2023 Q3 Just for Fun Quilt Fabric Pull

A week ago, I shared the Bonus HSTs from Stitch and Flip Tutorial and Table. In order to test out the math and make the tutorial, I pulled a few fabrics from my stash. Several of you commented on the lovely fabrics, and I heartily agree! The prints I used are from Leslie Tucker Jenison's Urban Garden line for...

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Diatom Meander Throw - Auditioning Quilting Thread
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Diatom – Postage Stamp Throw {Quilting}

The summer heat has slowed down my sewing / quilting progress. But I did make slow and steady progress last week on my Postage Stamp Throw version of the Diatom quilt. The first thing I needed to address was what thread I wanted to use for the quilting. I auditioned 4 50wt Aurifil thread choices (top to bottom): 2785 (Very...

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Diatom Postage Stamp Throw - Basted and Binding Strips
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Diatom – Postage Stamp Throw {Pieced & Basted}

I don't remember exactly when I got my Diatom blocks that I pieced during the quilt along sewn into a quilt top (it happened sometime in the past month). It honestly didn't take long to do since I had already sewn the first 6 blocks into the top half of the quilt top, and I'm sure I snuck it...

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Sunrise Sherbet - 50wt Aurifil Thread for Quilting
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Life, Quilts

Sunrise Sherbet Improv & Online Vacation

I really delighted in participating in the week long Project Quilting prompts at the beginning of this year (I'm still not sure why I waited so long to join in). Because of that joy, I wanted to add in a "just for fun" project each quarter of this year. I knew when I pulled the Sunrise Sherbet palette in...

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My First Quilt

Hello and Happy Friday! It's hard to believe but today is the last day of June and we are halfway through the year (don't forget about the #2022QuiltingQ2CheckIn). I'm popping in quickly today to let you know that Leanne of Devoted Quilter has an interview up on her blog today about the first quilt I ever made. I found the...

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Space Arcade - Background Thread Selection
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Creating a Quilting Plan {Auribuzz Guest Post}

The pattern instruction to “quilt as desired” can leave a lot of us feeling stumped, especially when we are working with a quilt that has a lot of negative space (like the quilts I love to design and make). In my quilt patterns, I include details and templates that I use to create my quilting plans, but there are...

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An angled view of a two color bluish-green (Kona Enchanted) and off white (Kona Oyster) quilt top with quilting plan lines marked out by a Hera marker and basting pins holding the quilt layers together
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Congruence {Basting}

Thank you so much for your well wishes; what a difference a week makes. I'm feeling better and have short periods of good energy. Hooray! Since all of my quilting plan options for Congruence (including Plan C) have the same straight line quilting, I went ahead and got the quilting lines marked out on the quilt top using my Hera...

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Third sketch of my quilting plan for the Congruence quilt which creates echoes of the pieced shapes in the negative space and then adds in minimal echo lines in the remaining the negative space.
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Congruence {Quilting Plan C}

I'm still very low energy and not feeling well, and I am feeling pretty stir crazy. About all the energy I had in this past week was to come up with what is likely the final quilting plan for Congruence, Plan C. Based on feedback from a week ago, I think this splits the difference and seems achievable. Hopefully I'll...

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Friendly Fabric Monster
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Congruence {Piecing Progress}

This weekend I was able to finish piecing the rest of the drunkard's path blocks for Congruence, and then get them all pressed and trimmed. While it can be rather messy to set all of the trimmings aside to create a friendly fabric monster, it is so silly and fun that I can't help myself. 64 drunkard's path blocks now...

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Congruence - Piecing
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Congruence {Slow Piecing Progress}

Last week, I had big intentions to make a lot of piecing progress on Congruence, but the universe had other plans. On Tuesday evening, I pinned just over half of the curves and I even sewed 2 units together. But instead of chain piecing, my husband and I took an hour long phone call. Then Wednesday was a long...

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Congruence - Friendly Fabric Monster
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Congruence {Fabric Prep}

With the first Night Garden bonus quilt finished (Space Arcade), what else was a girl to do but start on the second bonus quilt, Congruence? While Space Arcade can be made from the scraps of either Night Garden quilt size, Congruence can only be made from scraps created to make the queen size quilt. Congruence is a two-color quilt, and...

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Space Arcade - Quilting Progress
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Space Arcade {Quilting Progress}

Wow, it's really hard for me to believe that the last time I shared a progress update on the Space Arcade quilt was exactly a month ago. After marking the quilting plan and basting the quilt, I set it aside so I could finish the last Project Quilting challenge of the year. Then Night Garden came back from being...

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Diatom Blocks 1 through 6 - Postage Stamp Throw
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Diatom QAL {Blocks 1 through 6}

After the first three Diatom blocks were released, a few people in the quilt along shared photos of their blocks already sewn together into the top row of the quilt. It was beautiful and exciting for me to see! I've been sewing along making the Postage Stamp Throw version and I was definitely tempted to sew my first three...

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Space Arcade - Quilting Plan Marked Using Hera Marker
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Space Arcade {Quilting Plan}

I was able to get the Space Arcade quilt top pieced early this week, which meant I then spent time thinking about the quilting plan. To begin, I took a high resolution illustration of the quilt top into Procreate and started doodling out some ideas. A few notes about the exported timelapse from Procreate that is linked to below... I...

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Space Arcade Piecing
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Space Arcade Quilt {Piecing}

With my Project Quilting 14.5 Not a Square quilt finished and Night Garden out to be longarm quilted, I started another project this weekend: the first bonus quilt using the large scraps created piecing Night Garden. Because I made the queen size version of Night Garden, I will be making two bonus quilts: Space Arcade (above), which is a bonus...

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