Wayward Transparency
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Teaching

Wayward Transparency Workshop at Gotham Quilts

Gotham Quilts is hosting me to teach a virtual Wayward Transparency workshop in October. The workshop will be split into two Saturdays: October 23rd and October 30th. I've been teaching virtually for quilt guilds for over a year, and it's exciting that this workshop is an opportunity that is available to anyone interested. For Session 1 on October 23rd, I...

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Transparent Building Blocks Fabric Pull
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Quilts

Transparent Building Blocks {Design and Fabric Pull}

Some friends are expecting their first child later this year, and I have been working with them on a design and fabric selection to make a baby quilt. They are not going to learn the gender until birth, and other than not wanting something that read as stereotypically gender related, I had pretty free reign to come up with...

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Life

2021 Mid Year Review

Let’s just jump right in and take a look at the goals I set for 2021 and how things are progressing. Host the Bokeh Quilt Along. - Complete! Teach at QuiltCon. - It was a great learning experience; complete! Expand virtual teaching options to include more workshops. - I fluctuate back and forth with what I offer, but in...

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Tips

Walking Foot Washi Tape Tip

I took these photos weeks ago when I was setting up to spiral quilt the Love is Love Sky Full of Stars quilt to share this simple tip with you, but silly me misplaced the photos and then forgot about them. Oops! Well, better late than never, right? This is a really simple tip that I find handy when...

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Life

Christmas Pattern Bundle {This Week Only!}

It seems crazy to me that we are already over halfway through 2021. If you, like many others, are starting to think and plan ahead for Christmas this year (because, let's face it, Christmas will be here before we know it), some quilting friends and I have bundled together our most popular Christmas patterns to make sure you are...

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Love is Love Bonus Quilt
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2021 Finished Quilts

Love is Love Bonus Quilt

It didn't take long to puzzle together a layout with the Love is Love bonus blocks from the Sky Full of Stars quilt. And the quilt came together so quickly I was able to get it quilted and finished this week, too! The bonus quilt measured 50 1/2" x 60 1/2" when it was pieced and is now about 49"...

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Bonus Blocks
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Quilts

Love is Love Fabric Collection – Bonus Blocks

As I mentioned on Friday, the curve star blocks in the Sky Full of Stars quilt create great scraps that can easily be made into 5" finished drunkard's path bonus blocks. Each star can create 4 of the bonus blocks, so with 17 stars in the quilt top, that's a total of 68 bonus blocks. Score! I spent the weekend...

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Sky Full of Stars using Love is Love Fabric Collection
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2021 Finished Quilts

Love is Love Fabric Collection Sky Full of Stars {Finished Quilt}

I was really hoping that there would be a brief rain shower at the end of the day yesterday so I might get a photo of this finished quilt with a rainbow, but it just got cloudy: no rain and no rainbow. The little bit of overcast was pretty nice for taking the quilt outside for a few photographs,...

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Love is Love Fabric Collection Sky Full of Stars Quilt
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Love is Love Fabric Collection Sky Full of Stars, Piecing Part 2

I'd like to continue and expand on the conversation about change that I only very briefly touched on last Friday. There are lots of reasons we, as human beings, can be resistant to change. The amygdala, a part of our brain, interprets change as a threat and releases the hormones for fear, fight, or flight. So our initial reactions to...

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Love is Love Fabric Collection Sky Full of Stars Quilt
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Quilts

Love is Love Fabric Collection Sky Full of Stars, Piecing Part 1

Without change, we are stagnant and do not grow. To transform, we have to accept and embrace change. There is so much about the process of creating a quilt that I enjoy. But nothing is quite as magical as seeing the transformation that occurs as a quilt top is pieced.   Time to sew a few more seams so we can see...

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Love is Love Pride Fabric Collection
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Fabric

Love is Love Pride Fabric Collection

A few years ago, Mathew Boudreaux (whom you may likely know as Mister Domestic) reached out to see if I had the time to make something with his newest fabric collection. Unfortunately, the timing didn't work out due to some other commitments that I had. Fast forward to about a month ago, and he reached out again to see...

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May Stripey Cartwheels Blocks
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Quilts

Stripey Cartwheels Blocks {Old School BOM}

Since the April hexie block is going to take me some time to hand piece, after prepping and getting it ready for hand sewing, I went ahead and pieced the May block for the Old School block of the month sew along. The block for May is from Natalie Santini from Sew Hungry Hippie, and it's a fun two-for-one...

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April Hexie Block Preparation - Old School BOM
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Quilts

Old School BOM – April Hexie Block

Once I had my sewing machine set up for quilting Pulsar, I stayed focused and only worked on finishing the quilting. That means that when I finished up the quilt, I was 2 months behind in the Old School Block of the Month sew along. Grateful to have smaller piecing projects to focus on, I started by turning my...

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Zoom Workshop Setup
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Teaching

Behind the Scenes – Zoom Workshop Setup

A few weeks ago when I was teaching workshops with the Desert Quilters of Nevada, my husband took a few photos of my while I was working. I was honestly paying so much attention to what I was doing that I had no idea he took the photographs until later. Since we are making a small 512-square foot cottage...

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Sunburst Evaluated in What a Color App
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Tips

Color Blending Color Theory

I am very excited to share this color blending color theory post with you today! It's pretty technical at the beginning, but trust me, I wrap back around to discussing how this applies to fabric selection for quilting projects. During a recent Wayward Transparency workshop that I was teaching, where quilters apply fabric selection techniques to create a transparency design,...

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Pulsar
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2020 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern

Pulsar Finish and Quilt Pattern Release

I am so, so excited to get to share the finished Pulsar quilt with you today! The Pulsar digital quilt pattern is also complete and available as of today in the Quilting Jetgirl digital pattern shop. Are you ready to see more photos of the finished quilt (I sure hope you said, yes)?!? A pulsar is a type of rotating...

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