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Quilting Jetgirl’s Etsy Shop is Open for Business!!!

This is just a super quick post / announcement / note to say that I am super excited to announce that I finally had enough time to create my Etsy shop! Yay! If you feel like popping over to have a look, you can find me here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/QuiltingJetgirl Now I'm heading back to my sewing room to create more inventory... :) :)

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Blue Spring Rain - Detail
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Blue Spring Rain – Completed!

Blue Spring Rain looks just as crinkly and lovely out of the wash as I had hoped. I love the minimal look to this quilt and its soft feel. After the wash, the quilt measures 56" by 68". If you like, you can follow the links below for the full story of how this quilt came together: Blue Spring Rain -...

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Blue Spring Rain - Whipstitching
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Blue Spring Rain – Almost Done!

Sunday was a super productive day! We went for a 4 mile walk, got our veggie garden planted for the year (I am already looking forward to the delicious fresh meals from the backyard...), and I finally finished quilting Blue Spring Rain! Yay! I had to pick out another tuck or two this afternoon, but I got it done...

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Blue Spring Rain - More Quilting Detail
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Blue Spring Rain – Quilting Update

I am officially over halfway done quilting Blue Spring Rain. But the backing is giving me MAJOR fits, so I have decided to become a crazy rebel - I'm quilting the second half of the quilt with the backing upright so that I stand a chance of fending off tucks. I did a little bit to test it out,...

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Blue Spring Rain - Quilting Detail
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Blue Spring Rain – Quilting

It was a pretty long week for me. I spent a LOT of time in the car with my husband this week. So I was more ready to go for lots of walks this weekend than doing much more sitting at my sewing machine. But, I did get my machine back from being serviced, and it seems about back...

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Synesthetic Alphabet - Alphabet Color Pallet
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Synesthetic Alphabet – Fabric and Prep

There has been a surprising amount of discussion about synesthesia over the past few years. I am going to quote the introduction to Wikipedia's article on synesthesia: Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. Difficulties have been recognized...

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Blue Spring Rain - Pieced Quilt Top
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Works in Progress

Since I returned from SewDown Portland, I have had quite the backlog of projects sitting on my shelf. I came home with 5 unfinished projects and I had a project ready to be basted and quilted already! Works in Progress 2/10/2014 Lee Heinrich‘s “Shooting Star” Julie Herman‘s Sidekick Sampler Sherri Lynn Wood's Improv Round Robin Heather Jones' You + Me A set of disappearing nine patch...

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You + Me - Complete!
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

You + Me: Complete!

On Thursday after work I got the binding stitched down to the front of the You + Me quilt. I used a lot of the remaining fabric from the front for other projects, so I went with a scrappy binding. I used the last of the yellow and blue from the front and a bit of the backing fabric...

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You + Me - Quilting Detail
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You + Me – Quilting Complete

I did not have a very productive weekend in quilting; somehow I just never got around to working on anything. Thankfully, my husband had a dentist appointment Tuesday afternoon, and I ditched work a bit early with him so that I could work on the You + Me quilting while he got his teeth cleaned. I finished the quilting...

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Whale of a Time - Front
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Whale of a Time – Complete!

It only took 2 hours to get the binding whip-stitched down this morning. Which leaves me with plenty of time to work on something else this afternoon! Here are the other posts related to this quilt: Whale of a Time - Blocks Whale of a Time - Completed Top and Backing Whale of a Time - Starting to Quilt Whale of a Time -...

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Whale of a Time - Pieced Top
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Whale of a Time – Ready to Quilt

I had a fun and productive day today getting this quilt top pieced together. Creating the final top layout and sewing it together is my favorite part of the quilting process; it is just so satisfying to see it all come together! As I mentioned in my earlier post about these blocks, I decided to use solid color blocks to...

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Whale of a Time - Whale Fabric Detail
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WiP Wednesday

*WiP = Work in Progress I mentioned that I came home from SewDown Portland with 5 projects. 4 projects came from the classes, and the 5th was started during the open sew on Friday night after registration and dinner. I didn't have a project to work on with me, so I stopped by the pop up quilt store (Drygoods Design)...

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Sidekick Sampler Mini Quilt
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Sidekick Sampler

I've completed another project I started at SewDown Portland! Today I finished up the Sidekick Sampler by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. Julie designed the sidekick ruler to cut 3 different shapes in 4 different sizes, and in her class at SewDown Portland she reviewed how to cut all the shapes with the ruler. At the class I was able...

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