Initial Thread Selections
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Gold Dust Day Gecko Thread Painting, Part 1

My husband and I generally try to be in the present moment and to make choices to keep us excited about the future. We have a bit of a motto that to be happy we need someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to. That said, there are a few things about moving away from...

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Tangerine Peels
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Kona Food Quilt 2022 {Tangerine Peels}

I'm sewing again! I know you probably want more details on the sewing table / cutting mat station that my husband and I built. I promise we took lots of photos and I'll be putting together a really comprehensive DIY tutorial for it in the coming weeks. But after being without my sewing machine for 2 months, I hope...

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Table Setting
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Digital Wave Runner Table Setting

I hated having to play coy about my intentions when I was making the Digital Wave Table Runner and matching placemats and mug rugs, but I had *hoped* that they would work on our new dining room table. Some of my hesitation in sharing about the potential move was that so many of our previous real estate deals earlier...

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Butterfly Effect - Fabric Pull
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Butterfly Effect {WISP}

Several years ago, Jan from The Colorful Fabriholic introduced me to the term "WISP": Work In Slow Progress. And just this past week, I have committed to my first ever intentionally started WISP, the Butterfly Effect EPP pattern by Nicole from Lillyella. Have I done a lot of English Paper Piecing (EPP) before? Not a lot, but I've done a...

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Digital Wave Table Runner - Fabric Pull
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Red, Cream, and Blue Digital Wave

After making the Red, White (or Cream), and Blue digital mockups of a few of my quilt designs at the end of May, I couldn't shake the mockup of Digital Wave in reds, cream, and blues. So after the Meringue pattern release last week, I dug through my stash bins and came up with these solids for the quilt top....

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Garden Peony - Marking
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Garden Peony {Quilting Progress}

This week, I was so grateful for past Yvonne taking the time to make better circle templates to mark out quilting reference lines. It made preparing Garden Peony for quilting a one afternoon activity. Yay! I used the 1", 2", 3", 4", and 5" quarter circle templates that I created in combination with a straight ruler and my Hera marker...

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Marked Quilting Lines
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Meringue {Quilting Progress}

Because I have two quilts to mark for quilting (both Meringue and its bonus quilt, Garden Peony), and because I seem to be marking quilting lines that use standard quarter circle sizes a lot lately, I decided that it was time to make some longer lasting polycarbonate templates to help me mark quilting lines. As you may remember, I...

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Red, White/Cream, and Blue Quilt Mockups

I started thinking about picnic and holiday quilts due to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend (here in the United States) and the start of summer for the northern hemisphere. I don't tend to make a lot of holiday based quilt patterns, but I wanted to show how a few of my older quilt patterns can be used to make...

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Garden Peony - Quilting Plan
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Garden Peony Quilting Plan {Meringue Bonus Quilt}

I was stumped at first (you'll see a lot of initial thoughts from all over designs to different ways of thinking about the relationship of the elements of the quilt in the timelapse video below), but when I found a path through the shapes I knew I was on the right path! https://youtu.be/ReMeZY2QHIk I *think* I have also figured out why...

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Garden Peony - Pieced Quilt Top
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Garden Peony Progress {Meringue Bonus Quilt}

As you may have noticed in my previous post about the Meringue Bonus Quilt, I am working on two projects at once. For me, that's pretty darn crazy. I love how we all operate differently in our craft rooms. I very rarely have more than one long term project (like a block of the month that runs for a...

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Curved piecing fabric scraps left over from piecing the Meringue quilt, in oyster, mustard, gold, and brown.
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Meringue Bonus Quilt

I am officially distracted by a new idea. As I was piecing together the Meringue quilt, I set aside the large scraps knowing that I would have an opportunity to play with design ideas to create a Meringue bonus quilt. Well, the stack of offcuts was so tempting that I've set aside piecing the Meringue quilt and been having...

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Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Gold, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster neatly stacked on top of the back of a navy blue OLFA cutting mat
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Meringue Quilt {Fabric Selection}

During March, Amy from Amy's Creative Side hosts a daily Instagram prompt challenge called #IGQuiltFest. One of the prompts was to post your Current WIP (work in progress), and I shared a photo a my initial fabric pull for my next quilt design, Meringue. From left to right: Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Amber, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster. The more...

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Quilting Step 2 - Purple Thread Walking Foot Quilting
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Sequenced Quilting Update

I've made good progress quilting the Sequenced quilt this week. At 60" x 80", it's a good size to manipulate through the throat space of my Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini, which has a throat space of approximately 8 3/4" wide by 5 3/4" tall. I started out with the matching background thread, 50wt Aurifil 1200 (Blue Violet) and stitched around...

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Marking Quilting Lines
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Marking Quilting Lines {Sequenced Quilt}

I took my time last week to slowly, methodically, and safely (for my knees and back) mark lines on the Sequenced quilt top with my Hera marker. At 60" x 80", the Sequenced quilt takes up the entire floor space of my "living room" when I roll up the carpet. I layered the quilt top on top of the batting...

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Sequenced Quilt Quilting Plan
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Sesen Bonus Quilt {Quilting Plan}

In early February, I finished piecing the Sesen bonus quilt top. I was not sure how I wanted to quilt it, and I had another project I wanted to complete for a friend, so the Sequenced quilt top got set aside for over a month. Over the weekend, I decided it was time to sit down and put some...

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Planview Quilting Plan
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Planview {Quilting Plan}

I've made my mind up about how I plan to quilt my lava colorway baby size Planview quilt, and I'm excited to get this one finished up. The baby size version of Planview finishes at 40" x 48", which will be a fun size to quilt on my domestic Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini. Before putting a lot of thought into...

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Pre-Cut Bundle Sale Ends Today!

This is just a quick reminder that the $19 Pre-Cut Pattern Bundle sale, which contains 10 patterns by 10 designers, ends today! Don't wait too long or you might miss out on this incredible deal. The patterns individually retail for over $120, and through the end of today, you can get them all together for less than $2 each. If you...

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