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Block Tutorials

Uneven Log Cabin Block Tutorial

I was recently contacted by a reader asking for sizing details on the uneven log cabin block that I used to create a yellow and black baby sized uneven log cabin quilt in early 2014. Because I was more than willing to share the sizing details once, I immediately went to work to create this quick tutorial to share...

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Blog Hop, Giveaway, Review

Quilts with an Angle Blog Hop and Giveaway

I met Sheila Christensen when I participated in the Cotton Cuts mystery charity quilt in 2017. While Sheila, who lives in New Zealand and blogs at Mystery Quilter, loves creating Mystery Quilts, she also owns a quilt shop, teaches, and is also now an author. Today, I am looking forward to introducing you to her first book, Quilts with...

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Figure 8 – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Figure 8

Welcome to the last week of the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along! It has been a really fun journey for me. I was excited and honored to be asked to contribute to the book (Balancing Reflection), and I have really enjoyed making the 42 unique blocks that I have pieced along the way. I feel like my small piecing...

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Typecast J - Bag
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Blog Tour

“J” {Typecast of Characters Blog Tour}

Today is my day to share a letter in the Typecast of Characters blog tour, hosted by Sheri from Whole Circle Studio. I met Sheri in person when I filmed for Fresh Quilting in June of 2017, and I am eager to present my version of the letter "J" from Sheri's latest pattern, Typecast, with you today. You might be...

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Summer Reading – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Summer Reading

I had so much fun making the block for the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along this week: Summer Reading by Heather Givans of Crimson Tate. Clearly, my stack of books represents my love of math and science fiction (and my love of the prints I am working with)! Be sure to visit The Splendid Sampler website to see the other blocks revealed today....

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Crown Mini Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts

Design Group Challenge: Crown Mini Quilt

One of the reasons I was motivated to finish the Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt a few weeks ago was that it was time for me to start working on the next design group challenge. In general, I like to finish one project before moving on to another (although quilt alongs and other long term projects definitely interrupt that general...

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Scatter – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Scatter

This week in the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along, I chose to make Scatter by Jess Frost from @elvengardenquilts. I took my time and sewed using a scant quarter inch seam allowance meaning I then trimmed after each seam to keep things as square and true as possible. I really love the color gradient across the block and once again...

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Flight Path Quilt by Quilting Jetgirl for Pattern Drop
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Quilt Pattern

Flight Path Pattern Release

Today I have a quick announcement: Flight Path is now available for sale in my pattern shop! The pattern contains instructions for baby, lap, twin, and queen size versions. I have made a number of these quilts over the years, and it's really fun to see how the pattern is used. From the first quilt (above)... To a recently gifted college graduation version! Flight...

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Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts

Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt Finish

When I shared the Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt in January, I knew it would be a while before I had time to get back to quilt and finish it. This week I was able to put the finishing touches on the mini quilt, and I really love how it finished. For the quilting, I started by drawing a long, continuous...

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Stars Above – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Stars Above

Today marks the start of the final 4 weeks of the official Splendid Sampler 2 sew along, but don't worry, you can absolutely work from the book and sew along at your own pace at any time after the sew along. Without further ado, here is the block I made this week, Stars Above which was designed by Cath...

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Modern Plus Sampler Pieced Top
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Modern Plus Sampler {Pieced Top}

I have really loved participating in the Modern Plus Sampler quilt along hosted by my friends Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms) this year, and I am thrilled to be able to say I have my quilt top pieced together. I would have loved to get a better photograph of the quilt top, but my design wall is...

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Wayward Transparency Mini Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts

Wayward Transparency Mini Quilt / Class Sample

I will have the pleasure of getting to visit with the Bear Valley Quilt Guild in Los Osos, CA, on Monday and Tuesday. Monday night I will be attending their meeting and giving my Transparency Fabric Selection lecture and trunk show and on Tuesday I will be teaching the Wayward Transparency workshop. As I will also be teaching Wayward...

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Radio Silence - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Radio Silence and Happy Days

We are entering the final weeks for the Splendid Sampler 2 quilt along, and I am still just as excited to piece a block or two each week. I definitely chose the right fabrics to keep my interest piqued through this sew along. The first block I chose for this week is Radio Silence by Anne Marie Chany (@annemarie.chany). With...

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Blog Hop, Review

Quilter’s Negative Space Handbook Blog Hop & Giveaway

When I had the opportunity to film 2 segments of Fresh Quilting in June of 2017, I also had the good fortune to get to meet Sylvia Schaefer from Flying Parrot Quilts in person. Sylvia was flying in and setting up to film the day after I filmed and we had a bit of time to chat before I...

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Grandma's Abiding Faith - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Grandma’s Abiding Faith

The block I pieced this week, Grandma's Abiding Faith, by Jill Shaulis (@yellowcreekquiltdesigns) seemed to call for more fussy cutting. While we all know the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, the block does seem nicely grounded with the Earth in the middle. Be sure to visit The Splendid Sampler website to see the other blocks revealed today....

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Fabrication Block by Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl for the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along
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quilt along, Quilts

Fabrication {OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt Along}

Today, it is my pleasure to share about the special block I designed to be included in the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along. When I shared the OLFA 40th anniversary celebration quilt a few weeks ago, I think many of you were able to quickly hone in on the block I designed. It's my pleasure to introduce the...

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Pinwheel Magic – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Pinwheel Magic and Spinning Star

There's just something about classic pinwheel and star blocks, aren't there? Marilyn Foreman (@quiltmoments) created a playful exploration of the pinwheel block that I couldn't resist piecing. And I love the rays coming out from the center of Shelley Robson's Spinning Star block. Clearly I needed a Cat-ronaut at the center of the block directing all the fun! Be sure to visit The...

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Worn Binding
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Discussion

Worn Binding Discussion

I have read online many times that quilters chose not to hand stitch down a binding and favor machine binding for quilts that will receive "heavy use". I am an advocate of doing what is best for you and your quilts, but I have to admit that I have never understood this reasoning or logic. For the purposes of this...

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