Signal Trace - Blocks 1 through 4 (four 24 1/2" square quilt blocks in blue and lime green)
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Quilts

Signal Trace Quilt {Piecing Progress, Part 2}

The biggest update in this post might be right here: this quilt has a name! After a lot of fun discussion, several people suggested it reminded them of something cosmic and a few others said printed circuit boards, so I've chosen to call my Q3 Just for Fun project the Signal Trace quilt. Last week's piecing progress left off after...

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Q3 Just for Fun - Piecing Progress
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Quilts

Q3 Just for Fun {Piecing Progress}

Piecing progress on this just for fun quilt started off slowly last weekend but it really started to pick up momentum this week. I took some progress photos to show a bit about how I puzzled through putting the blocks together. I had 4 blocks to begin with based on the Bonus HST tutorial that I created . So to...

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Toscana - Northcott Fabrics
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Fabric

Fabric for 2024 QAL Sample Quilt

After working through the Bonus HST sizing two weeks ago, I was able to put the finishing touches on my rough draft of my 2024 quilt along (QAL) design. Northcott Fabrics has generously been providing the fabric for my QAL sample quilts for the last several years, and this year is no exception. I requested the yardage to make...

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Q3 Just for Fun - Fabric Pull
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Quilts

2023 Q3 Just for Fun Quilt Fabric Pull

A week ago, I shared the Bonus HSTs from Stitch and Flip Tutorial and Table. In order to test out the math and make the tutorial, I pulled a few fabrics from my stash. Several of you commented on the lovely fabrics, and I heartily agree! The prints I used are from Leslie Tucker Jenison's Urban Garden line for...

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General Tutorials

Bonus HSTs from Stitch and Flip {Tutorial and Sizing Table}

In order to be ready for my next quilt along, I have the new pattern designed and I have started writing the pattern. I'll be effectively "snowballing" the corner of a half-square triangle block to create one of the units for the quilt. In the process of doing my design work, I looked for a bonus half-square triangle sizing...

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quilt along

Diatom Quilt Along Quilt Parade & Winners

The Diatom Quilt Along officially wrapped up Monday night. With over 150 participants, I had a great time getting to see the blocks and quilts as they came together and were shared via social media (#DiatomQuiltAlong on Instagram or in the Quilting Jetgirl Facebook group). We had 34 people share their quilts in the final linkup, which I'm sharing...

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Diatom Postage Stamp Throw
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2023 Finished Quilts

Diatom Postage Stamp Throw {Finished Quilt}

I am squeaking in with my finished Postage Stamp (setting) Throw (size) version of the Diatom quilt that I made during the Diatom quilt along today. Today is the final day that blocks, pieced quilt tops, or finished quilts can be added to the Diatom Final Linkup. Thank goodness I got it done just in time! My husband and I...

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Somerville Circle
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2023 Finished Quilts

Somerville Circle {Just Two Charm Pack Quilts Book Hop}

Sometimes I'm amazed at how well (and for how long) I can keep a secret; I have been looking forward to today for a little over 16 months. When Cheryl Brickey (Meadow Mist Designs) asked me to make a quilt for her second book, Just One Charm Pack Quilts, I was tickled and I really enjoyed getting to make...

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Diatom Meander Throw - Auditioning Quilting Thread
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Diatom – Postage Stamp Throw {Quilting}

The summer heat has slowed down my sewing / quilting progress. But I did make slow and steady progress last week on my Postage Stamp Throw version of the Diatom quilt. The first thing I needed to address was what thread I wanted to use for the quilting. I auditioned 4 50wt Aurifil thread choices (top to bottom): 2785 (Very...

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2023 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern

Dripping Stars and Holiday Pattern Bundle

Behind the scenes I was able to sneak in writing and testing a new quilt pattern between finishing Congruence and making the Sunrise Sherbet quilt. Today, I am really happy that I can share that quilt and pattern, Dripping Stars, with you. And while the individual Dipping Stars digital quilt pattern is available for sale today in my pattern...

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Diatom Postage Stamp Throw - Basted and Binding Strips
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Diatom – Postage Stamp Throw {Pieced & Basted}

I don't remember exactly when I got my Diatom blocks that I pieced during the quilt along sewn into a quilt top (it happened sometime in the past month). It honestly didn't take long to do since I had already sewn the first 6 blocks into the top half of the quilt top, and I'm sure I snuck it...

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Sunrise Sherbet - 50wt Aurifil Thread for Quilting
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Life, Quilts

Sunrise Sherbet Improv & Online Vacation

I really delighted in participating in the week long Project Quilting prompts at the beginning of this year (I'm still not sure why I waited so long to join in). Because of that joy, I wanted to add in a "just for fun" project each quarter of this year. I knew when I pulled the Sunrise Sherbet palette in...

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Life, Quilts

My First Quilt

Hello and Happy Friday! It's hard to believe but today is the last day of June and we are halfway through the year (don't forget about the #2022QuiltingQ2CheckIn). I'm popping in quickly today to let you know that Leanne of Devoted Quilter has an interview up on her blog today about the first quilt I ever made. I found the...

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Linky Party

2023 Q2 Check In

There are only a few days left in the first half of 2023. Due to COVID, my goals for the second quarter didn't quite pan out exactly as I had hoped, but overall I think I am doing really well toward my 2023 quilting goals. Here are my second quarter highlights: I was able to finish 3 quilts from April...

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quilt along

Diatom QAL {Final Linkup}

Congratulations, we've reached the end of the Diatom Quilt Along and I am really looking forward to seeing how everyone's quilts come together! Today opens up the final linkup where you can share your finished quilt top OR completely finished quilt. The linkup will be open from today through 11:55pm Pacific on July 31, 2023. You can read more about...

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Space Arcade - Background Thread Selection
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Quilts

Creating a Quilting Plan {Auribuzz Guest Post}

The pattern instruction to “quilt as desired” can leave a lot of us feeling stumped, especially when we are working with a quilt that has a lot of negative space (like the quilts I love to design and make). In my quilt patterns, I include details and templates that I use to create my quilting plans, but there are...

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Quilt Pattern

Night Garden, Space Arcade, & Congruence {Pattern Release}

After months designing, pattern writing, and pattern testing Night Garden and bonus quilts Space Arcade and Congruence, I am very happy to be able to say that the Night Garden digital pattern is now available for you to make your own version of these three quilts. And if you would instead prefer to only make one of the bonus...

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