Triangle Transparency Workshop Collage
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Teaching

Valley Modern Quilt Guild {Wrap Up}

I thoroughly enjoyed myself last week with the Valley Modern Quilt Guild. One week ago (how can a week go by so fast?!), I was at their monthly meeting and had a combination lecture and trunk show about Transparency Fabric Selection Tips and Tricks. My favorite part of the lecture is that it is already out of date. Ha! One...

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Linky Party

#2018MidYearReview {Linkup}

Back in December, I hosted the #2018PlanningParty, and now that the year is officially halfway over, I think it will be good for me to go back and review my goals and see where things stand for the year. I welcome you to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on your year as well, even if you did...

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Wayward Transparency Quilting for a Friend
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Life

A little of this and that…

When my oldest niece was about 3 years old, she and I were playing together and one of the phrases she used a lot at the time was, "This is this and that is that." As I was trying to come up with a name for this post, that memory popped to mind and I thought that a little...

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Discussion

Website Maintenance {Discussion}

With all the recent difficulty bloggers who use Blogger have had with comments (note: if you aren't aware of the solution, be sure to check out Leanne from Devoted Quilter's Comment Problem Fix), I have to admit that I was feeling a bit lucky to be using a self-hosted Wordpress site. You know, until karma fixed that and my...

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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

June Patreon Reward Quilts

Five Patrons unlocked rewards in June! One unlocked a mini quilt reward, and they received Variant. The other four unlocked mini mini quilt rewards, which I am pleased to say have all been received and so I get to share them with you today. I like to ask each person if they have any likes or dislikes or strong preferences for me...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Tips and Tutorials Festival {Winner Announcement}

Thank you so much to everyone who linked tips and tutorials or visited links during the first bi-annual Tips and Tutorials Festival! Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I had such fun and learned so much from the link ups. You voted on your favorite tutorials, and below are the winners (the top three with the most votes in each category)....

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Magnolia Mystery Quilt Finish!

I knew that it was time to finish my Magnolia Mystery quilt, but until I sat down to write this post, I didn't realize that I finished Cheryl's (Meadow Mist Designs) Magnolia Mystery Quilt in January. In May I ordered and received backing fabric, and this week I had time to finish it. Earlier this year, my oldest niece told...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through June
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – June

Kerry from Kid Giddy is the designer of the June Aurifil block, the Tonga Block, and I could not wait to sew this one together! Kerry's block is inspired by Tonga and depicts a sea turtle. As you probably saw earlier this year through my Deep Dive mini quilt, my husband and I really love sea turtles. I waited...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Tips and Tutorials Festival {Voting Open!}

Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I have really enjoyed all the posts linked up to the Tips and Tutorials Festival this week. Have you had a chance to check them all out? If not, now is a great time to go visit them all because Voting is Open! (Note: voting takes place on the main link-up post.) The top three posts...

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Quilt Market - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II Sew Along {Starts Today!}

In anticipation of the Splendid Sampler II book release (non-affiliate link), the Splendid Sampler II sew-along is kicking off today. 80 quilt designers from all over the world (including yours truly!) have contributed blocks to this fantastic sampler quilt book. The sew-along is going to give a variety of 20 of the Splendid Sampler II blocks to download weekly...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Tips and Tutorials Festival {Linkup!}

Welcome to the first bi-annual Tips and Tutorials Festival I am co-hosting with Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs. I hope that you have fun learning some great new tips and tutorials! Just as a reminder, details about the festival... Submissions close at 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, June 15th. You can submit up to 4 tutorials: one per category or all...

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Giveaway, OLFA Creators

OLFA 60mm Endurance Blade {Giveaway}

I don't know about you, but I was curious about the OLFA 45mm Endurance blade when it was released last March, but I use a 60mm rotary cutter, so it was mostly just a blip on my radar. I saw people discussing how it worked for them, and I was hopeful that OLFA might extend their product offering to...

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Quilts

2018 Aurifil Artisans and Teaching Update

Sometimes all the pieces fall into place at once. Yesterday Aurifil announced their 2018 Aurifil Artisans, and I am thrilled that they are welcoming me back for another year. It's an amazingly talented bunch, and it is an honor to be a part of the group. You know that my machines and I love Aurifil, and I am grateful...

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Linky Party

2018 Goals Check-in

As hard as it is to believe, it's fast approaching the halfway point of the year. I am going to host a #2018MidYearReview linkup party from July 1st through July 15th, so now is the time to take stock of the goals you set for yourself. You can browse the #2018PlanningParty linkup to find your original goal setting. I'll...

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QuiltCon 2019, Teaching

QuiltCon 2019: Nashville

Last week the Modern Quilt Guild released the Catalog for QuiltCon 2019, which is going to be held from February 21-24 in Nashville, Tennessee. I am really excited to share that I will be teaching a 3 hour transparency design workshop on Sunday, February 24th, from 9-12 am. Workshop description: Combining discussion, sketching, and design wall group activity, Yvonne will walk...

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Tips and Tutorials Tuesday

Tips and Tutorials Festival {Rules and Prizes}

I hope that you are getting as excited as Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and I am about the upcoming Tips and Tutorials Festival! The festival will open for links to tutorials on June 11th. Festival Rules Submissions open at Midnight Eastern on Monday, June 11th and close at 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, June 15th. There will be 4 categories open...

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Murrina
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2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Murrina {Stash Statement Blog Tour}

I am thrilled to get to share my finished Murrina quilt, from the Stash Statement book by Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation, today! If you want to see my progression in making the quilt, all the previous posts about Murrina are: Murrina – Getting Started {Stash Statement} Improv Piecing Progress {Murrina | Stash Statement} Still Sewing Along {Murrina | Stash Statement} ...

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Giveaway

Giveaway Friday

Wow, it's hard to believe this is the 4th week of Giveaway Friday... and I've got weeks of giveaways lined up to keep going! My husband and I are building a custom expedition vehicle, and we purchased the habitat box from Total Composites. The big expedition vehicle “conference” (think the equivalent of QuiltCon) of the year, Overland Expo West, was...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through May
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – May

Minki Kim is the designer of the May Aurifil block, the Santa Barbara Tile Block, and I have to admit I was a bit stumped when I first saw the block. So far I had used black, white, and the suggested color by the designer. But Minki's suggestion of yellow would make the second yellow block for the year......

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