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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Night Garden - Pieced Quilt Top Seams
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Night Garden {Completed Quilt Top}

As I was working to finish piecing the Night Garden quilt top this month, I started to think more and more about how it would be quilted. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's see how the quilt came together. I was so thrilled when the quilt center was pieced together. I just love the shapes that are created, and...

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Night Garden Blocks - Inset Circle Curve Star Blocks
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Night Garden Piecing Progress

After finishing up my What is Love baby quilt last week, I was so happy to have my Night Garden fabric cut and ready to start sewing! The first blocks came together quickly and smoothly: a large stack of quarter circle block and a much smaller stack of orange peel blocks. Lovely! My next set of blocks were a bit more...

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My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection - Meander and Moda Bella Solids
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My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection

I am very excited to make my second version of the Diatom quilt during the Diatom quilt along! I will be making the Postage Stamp setting in the throw size this time, and I really cannot wait to dig in and get started. Many thanks to Moda Fabrics for providing me with two fat eighth bundles of Meander by Aneela Hoey...

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#2022KonaFoodQuilt
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#2022KonaFoodQuilt {Raffle Open!!!}

Do you remember my Tangerine Peels block that I shared at the end of August? Well, that block and 35 others have been combined together into the #2022KonaFoodQuilt, and the raffle to win the quilt is open through December 4th! Our quilt is a large throw size, 72” square. Each block was created with high quality quilter’s cotton. It’s lined with...

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Night Garden Throw Bonus - 2 Color & Multi
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Night Garden Bonus Quilts & Cyber Monday Deals

I had a lot of fun coming up with bonus quilt design ideas for Night Garden over the weekend, and I'd love to know what you think about what I've decided. I started out with the Night Garden throw size quilts (shown above as a reference). The Night Garden throw size quilt finishes at 66" square. I really love how the...

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Night Garden Throw Multi Fabric Version
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Night Garden & Black Friday Deals

About a year ago, I sat down for a few days and doodled up a bunch of different quilt ideas. Meringue was the first quilt that I made based on those sketches, and I'm about to start working on the next quilt from that design session. I call this design Night Garden, and I think when you see my...

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Quick Quilts Pattern Bundle

You may have noticed in my post on Monday or perhaps my last newsletter that something fun is happening... today is the day! Behind the scenes, there has been a bustle of collaborations, emails, and connections happening just for you. Announcing the Quick Quilts Pattern Bundle! This bundle features 20 incredibly talented quilt designers. That's right - 20!! Each of the...

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Rube Goldberg Teamwork Pinball Flipper Block - Front
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Pinball Block {Patent Pending Group Quilt}

Earlier this year, Patty from Elm Street Quilts asked if I would consider taking part in a group quilt. The theme of the project was given as Teamwork, and the design constraints were that we were to create a path for a ball to move across the quilt top in the style of a Rube Goldberg machine. I was...

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Time to Reposition the Embroidery Hoop
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Gold Dust Day Gecko Thread Painting, Part 2

I've spent many hours doing fine detail quilting this week, and as a result I have made great progress bringing Iggy to life. For more on the backstory, check out my post from Monday, Gold Dust Day Gecko Thread Painting, Part 1, if you haven't seen that already. Fair warning: this is going to be a pretty photo heavy post! Over...

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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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