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Blog Hop

Stash Statement Blog Tour

Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation is celebrating the publication of her book, Stash Statement, today! (Psst, I hear she has a giveaway or two on her blog, so you probably don't want to miss it.) Also, be sure to visit Stash Statement publisher Martingale as well. Stash Statement (Amazon, Etsy) (non-affiliate links) contains instructions for an easy introduction into improvisation and it is...

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Bixby Bridge Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM

April Aurifil Designer – Block of the Month

In November, I shared my excitement about being included in the 2018 Aurifil Design Team. Today, I get to share my block and design! The theme this year is ‘The Places We Go’ and the palette is Black and White and a Color. When thinking about my favorite place to go, driving California State Route 1 along the Pacific Ocean is...

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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II

A big announcement was made on Tuesday night: Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are releasing The Splendid Sampler II and it begins shipping in mid-October. The announcement also means I get to share a secret I've been keeping... I'm one of the design team for The Splendid Sampler II! Pat and Jane don’t want to wait until the book ships in...

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Quilt Pattern

Mod Star Tree Pattern Release

I always look forward to a pattern release day, but today is extra special. With my site redesign, I now have an integrated store and Mod Star Tree is exclusively available as of today in the Quilting Jetgirl store! And here's the cool thing about today's release: you get to choose which of the two color themes you would rather...

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Discussion

Quilt Pattern / Survey Insights

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to complete the Quilt Pattern / Color Survey I shared on Tuesday. I purposefully held back a little on Tuesday because I just wanted to present the survey without accidentally influencing how anyone was thinking, so I want to share a bit more background about why I put the survey together. Sometimes I...

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Discussion

Quilt Pattern / Color Survey

I am one of the administrators for the Quilt Pattern Designers Facebook group, which my friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs created at the end of her awesome Pattern Writing Blog Series. From time to time, questions come up about choosing fabrics and colors for cover quilts for patterns, and I have been toying with some ideas related to...

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Libson Tile
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – March

Jo Avery from My Bear Paw designed the March block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on an interpretation of a few different tiles she saw on a recent trip to Lisbon. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Libson Tile Block. So far I have been sticking with the suggested color placement and colors...

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Yvonne Fuchs' First Quilt - Card Trick, Grandma's Hand Quilting, Chunky Binding
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OLFA Creators

National Quilting Month & Learning to Quilt

My first thought on hearing that March is National Quilting Month was, "What does that mean how did it get started?" I found the answer from The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. site, Why Quilts Matter: The National Quilting Association (NQA) began sponsoring National Quilting Day with a resolution passed by members attending the 22nd Annual Show in Lincoln, Nebraska, in...

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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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Teaching

Teaching in Tennessee!

With many thanks and gratitude to my mother for her leg work to help make this happen and to Kathy from Spring Creek Quilts for hosting me, I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a 3-hour Wayward Transparency class (or 2 classes if enough people are interested) in Cookeville, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 12th. All the details...

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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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Spring Into Colour Prompts
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Instagram Photo Challenge

Spring Into Colour 2018

Just popping in today to mention that a new Instagram photo challenge, Spring Into Colour 2018, is kicking off today. It is being lead by my friend Leanne from Devoted Quilter, and I am looking forward to seeing the bursts of colour (don't forget the 'u' in colour as Leanne is from Canada)! Even if you are not on Instagram...

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Discussion

Ebb and Flow {Discussion}

This is a quick post today reflecting on something I shared via Instagram earlier this week. Amy from Amy's Creative Side is hosting a month long photo challenge on Instagram called #IGQuiltFest to bring the quilting community together there. A prompt for earlier this week was "Best Tip Ever" and I shared this graphic: A wise man once told my...

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Kaleidoscope Plus
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2018 Finished Quilts, Blog Hop

Kaleidoscope Plus {Modern Plus Sign Book Blog Hop}

When my friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs told me that she was working on a book proposal with Paige from Quilted Blooms, I started looking forward to this blog post. Today it is my extreme pleasure, honor, and privilege to tell you about Modern Plus Sign Quilts, the book written by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander as part...

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