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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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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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 – 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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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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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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Sew Tiny Sampler - Valentine's Card for My Husband
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Valentine’s Card {Sew Tiny Sampler}

My friend Kitty Wilkin from Night Quilter just wrapped up and showed an incredible 100 day project at QuiltCon. She created a magnificent tiny piecing sampler in her glorious rainbow style (here is the pieced top) using blocks that finish at 1 1/4-inches. Today, Kitty is releasing her Sew Tiny Sampler pattern which includes designs inspired by her 100 day...

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Sparkling Star - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Sparkling Star

Whew, I've been home from QuiltCon for a day and I'm starting to get my bearings again. Well, only partially. Somehow I used the template for the Sparkling Star block by Linda Nitzen backwards so my star is a bit different than the one in the book. But it's done and sparkling with planets in the background. Be sure to visit The Splendid...

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Outline Quilting - Circle on the Left is Quilted Around the Perimeter and Circle on the Right is Not
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Outline Quilting

All over quilting motifs can be the perfect way to finish a quilt, but when I do not select an all over motif, I outline quilt or foundation quilt around each quilting shape to help stabilize and define the quilt. The difference in how a quilt looks before and after the outline quilting can be quite dramatic, and I...

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Re-Purposing Aurifil Thread Boxes
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Life

Re-Purposing Aurifil Thread Boxes

As you know, my husband and I are planning to travel and be mobile living in Wabi-Sabi Overland this summer. One of the challenges of living in 75 square feet is storing all the things that we need and want in an organized and tidy manner. For us, being organized really helps us feel cozy, and I am very...

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Shop Update

Just a quick announcement today: due to upcoming travel meaning that I cannot fulfill shipping needs in a timely fashion, I have removed all physical quilts and printed pattern listings from my Quilting Jetgirl Shop and my Quilting Jetgirl Etsy Shop. Thank you for your understanding, and if you would really love a printed pattern, you can reach out to...

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There's Always One – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – There’s Always One and Twice As Much!

I have been anticipating piecing these two blocks since I received my Splendid Sampler 2 book in the mail. Sometimes simplicity in design allows fabric selection shine! There's Always One by Jennifer Keltner is such a fun, playful block, and I just had to feature my astronaut cat prints in these flying geese blocks. Shruti Dandekar created the Twice As Much!...

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Coastline Sponge Cake - – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Coastline Sponge Cake

I chose to piece Katarina Roccella's Coastline Sponge Cake block for the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along this week. I really enjoyed how the block came together and how the directional triangle print worked out in the block was a fun detail for me as well. Be sure to visit The Splendid Sampler website to see the other blocks revealed today. And if...

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OLFA Creates Quilt Along
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OLFA Quilt Along

As you may have seen on Monday, OLFA kicked off a quilt along to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the invention of the rotary cutter! I am really excited to get to share the beautiful quilt that was created by 40 quilters. Photography by @nightquilter, Quilt Design by @rosebudscottage I'm honored to have been a block contributor for the quilt. You'll have to wait...

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