Curve Star and Inset Curve Star Mini Quilt
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2020 Finished Quilts

Curve Star and Inset Curve Star Mini Quilt

This week I was able to turn my test block for the Inset Curve Star tutorial into a finished mini quilt. The mini quilt uses curve star blocks, square in a square blocks, and an inset curve star. With the test block finished as a mini quilt, I have one long term WIP that needs to be quilted, but...

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Inset Curve Star Mini Quilt
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2020 Finished Quilts

Inset Curve Star Mini Quilt

I was able to finish the first of two test piecing blocks that I figured deserved to become finished mini quilts over the weekend. When I pieced the brightly colored yellow, green, and purple test block that was my first attempt at piecing an inset curve star, I wasn't sure if my piecing idea was going to work. To...

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Sky Full of Stars
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2020 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery

Sky Full of Stars {Finished Quilt}

Well, in the end I stuck with the 1" quilting density for Sky Full of Stars. The quilting seems to be just what the quilt needed, and I probably didn't have enough of the dark navy thread to double the density. The quilt finished at 48" square after quilting and binding. I love how the quilt shows off both the...

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Sky Full of Stars - Mapping Out Quilting Reference Lines
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Quilts

Sky Full of Stars {Quilting}

I don't know about anyone else, but I was really busy at the end of July. I was really glad at the end of last week when I was able to take a deep breath, start working on writing up a pattern for Mum's Garden, and dive into quilting Sky Full of Stars. I took a quick photo of the...

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Curated Quilts - Half-Square Triangles
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Life

Curated Quilts – Half-Square Triangles

When Amy reached out to me to ask permission to include Oh Happy Day in the upcoming Curated Quilts - Half-Square Triangles edition, I was more than happy to say yes. Oh Happy Day is pieced using a wide variety of quilt blocks, but it definitely relies on Half-Square Triangles. More than anything, though, this quilt felt timely all...

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Block Tutorials

Inset Curve Star Tutorial

I am really excited to share a photo tutorial today for inset curve stars. If you are comfortable sewing drunkard's path blocks, you can sew an inset curve star; the inset curve star does require partial seams, but I promise they are really gentle and easy to do! This tutorial will create a 24 1/2" unfinished / 24" finished...

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Block Tutorials

Curve Star Block Tutorial

Today I'm sharing a photo tutorial on how to create a 12" finished curve star block, like the 6" finished versions that I pieced in the borders of the Mum's Garden quilt. If you are comfortable sewing drunkard’s path blocks, you can sew a curve star block! I am really excited about the possibilities of what these blocks can...

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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkard’s Path MQG Webinar

I'm just dropping in with a quick note today to let everyone know that I will be doing a webinar with the Modern Quilt Guild on July 30th at 2 pm Eastern / 1 pm Central / Noon Mountain / 11 am Pacific. I will be discussing curved piecing; specifically what you can do beyond just the Drunkard's Path...

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Sky Full of Stars Piecing Detail
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Quilts

Sky Full of Stars {Curved Piecing Explorations}

After finishing Mum's Garden, I dove straight into more curved piecing exploration. These ideas all started with the pieced stars in the borders of Mum's Garden: Instead of making four Drunkard's Path blocks and sewing them together into a block to create the star shape, I used a single piece of fabric for the star. Four curved seams later, and...

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QuiltCon, Teaching

QuiltCon Together Registration

The MQG decided in early May to pivot from a live conference to an all-virtual event for 2021, QuiltCon Together, in order to protect the health of attendees, staff, volunteers, faculty members, vendors, and more. As a member of the crew, I have to admit that I was simultaneously relieved at the early decision and gutted to miss out...

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quilt along, Quilt Pattern

Push-Pull {Pattern Release}

First I want to thank everyone who quilted along and joined the quilt along. Over 120 people participated, and you can see about a quarter of the quilts in the Push-Pull final linkup. Also, many thanks to our sponsors. The randomly selected winners from the final linkup are: Rochelle won a free e-book from C&T thanks to Flying Parrot Quilts and C&T...

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Block Tutorials

Solidarity Quilt Block

In late April I was contacted by Quilt Mania to see if I would help support their solidarity project. In their own words, During these difficult times, health care providers around the world are risking their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, working over-time in this battle against the coronavirus. We would like to mobilize the international quilting...

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Mum's Garden
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2020 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery

Mum’s Garden {Finished Quilt}

Mum's Garden took me a month from start to finish, although I was itching to use the color palette starting back in April when I brought home all those Kona Cotton solids from my closing local quilt shop. It is definitely one of my favorite quilts I've made so far. This quilt has been a joy to work on;...

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Push-Pull Quilt Along - Queen Size Finish
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2020 Finished Quilts, quilt along

Push-Pull QAL {Queen Size Finish}

I sewed along with the Push-Pull Quilt Along in order to make a new queen size quilt for our bed at home. Today, I'm happy to finally be able to share the finish and how the queen size quilt drapes on the mattress. I purposefully designed the quilt to have the focal design elements seeming to fall off the edge...

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