Stone Sheep Mini Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Complete!

It is my great pleasure to share with you the completed Stone Sheep Mini quilt today! I put a lot of thought and time into alternate ways of finishing this mini quilt: should I stretch it across a canvas or frame it or put it in a shadow box? After exploring all my options, I opted for a black binding...

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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt - Aurifil Threads Used
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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Layering & Blocking

Well, we have made it home. The tail end of our trip felt like a whirlwind; getting back into the lower 48 meant much higher population density than we had been used to all summer which made finding camp spots harder. We were also super fortunate to be able to stop and visit with friends along the way, so...

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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Basting
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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Basting & Background

After finishing the preparation for the Stone Sheep Mini quilt and writing the layout blog post, I had some time to consider how I wanted to start. Another reality about quilting while traveling this summer: when the weather is beautiful, we are outside. When it is raining, I have more ample time in the afternoons and evenings for other...

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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt Layout
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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Layout

Another fact of life that I have come to embrace while traveling: I have learned how to slow down. At the beginning of the trip, I voraciously worked my way through tech editing and reading (all) the books I had brought with me for the summer. Now, nearly 5 months later, I savor the time to sit and think;...

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Aurifil Thread for Stone Sheep Mini Quilt
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Stone Sheep Mini Quilt: Fabric and Thread Selection

There have been many wonderful aspects to my summer travels, but the opportunity to get to see wildlife in their natural habitat has been special and at times magical. I made the conscious decision to not spend a lot of time taking photographs of this trip. For one thing, my husband is a fabulous photographer and he often gets...

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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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2018 Finished Quilts, Giveaway

Aurifil Forty3 vs 40wt {Guest Post}

I am finally getting ready to get to work on my Fox wholecloth quilt. In preparation, I did a little bit of playful quilting to understand the differences between Aurifil's Forty3 and 40wt thread. You can read all about what I learned today on the Auribuzz blog: Aurifil Forty3 vs 40wt. In case you need a little bit of extra...

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Sunday Stash {10/16/2016}

Looking over my (slightly way too long) to-do list, I decided to go ahead and make a few strategic purchases this week so that I will be prepared to work on projects as soon as the opportunity presents itself. When I got an email from BackSide Fabrics announcing a one day only sale on Monday, I went ahead and picked...

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Aurifil Large Spool and Cone
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Fabric

First Aurifil Cone & Giveaway Updates…

**Don't miss out on information on Tiled Parquet - my debut design for Quilt Theory - and its associated giveaway!** The giveaway is now closed. I finally gave in and ordered my first cone of Aurifil thread. You guys, it is awesome! Since I needed to re-order a large spool of thread (I am using up a lot of thread as I...

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Walking Foot Whole Cloth Mini Quilt
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Walking Foot Whole Cloth Mini Quilt

On Saturday, I mentioned that I had made a class sample for my upcoming Quilting on Your Domestic Machine class that I will be teaching at Bolts in the Bathtub on September 18th, and I finally have the time to tell you more about the walking foot whole cloth quilt I made! The mini quilt layout was inspired by some...

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Aurifil
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Fabric

Sunday Stash {5/22/2016}

Last week, Sandra @mmmquilts pointed out that Craftsy had a good sale going on Aurifil thread. I tried to resist... but then as I was working earlier this week, I noticed that I was almost out of my go to piecing thread: 50wt Aurifil 2600 (Dove). Figuring the sale was over, I went to check... and ended up buying 6...

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Woodland Animals Baby Quilt
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Woodland Animals Baby Quilt Finish

Last weekend, I was able to put the finishing touches on the Woodland Animals Baby Quilt. I made this quilt on commission for a friend who will be an aunt for the first time later this year, and I will be giving the quilt to her in person on Friday evening. Over the weekend, my husband and I made...

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Pool Tile Mini Quilt
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Pool Tile Mini Quilt

Two weeks ago, Stephanie @Late Night Quilter ordered a mini quilt through my Etsy store to support my blog. When I asked her if she had any preferences for what I make her, she responded, "I would love something in the colors you often work with ... Blues. I love shades of Aqua the most." I had some free...

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Aurifil Thread Boxes: Simply Colorful and a FQS Exclusive Piecing Box
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Sunday Stash {01/03/2016}

On Wednesday, December 16th, the Fat Quarter Shop had a 24 hour flash sale on Aurifil. After double checking the prices, I realized that if I purchased the large spool Aurifil thread boxes, each large spool of thread would cost $5.50 (after shipping and taxes). I had just been thinking to myself that I did not have several colors of...

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Lap Charity Quilt
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Lap Charity Quilt

I am thrilled to share the finished lap quilt for Project Linus today. Just like with the baby quilt, the blocks were designed and created during the 2015 New Block Blog Hop. Thank you so much to the 19 women who designed and created the blocks used in this quilt. They are listed below left to right, top to bottom as seen...

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Red Herring
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Red Herring

I finished Red Herring, and I am so excited to get to reveal the whole quilt to you today. Well, the wind was as excited as I was yesterday. The photo shoot was a bit of of a challenge, to say the least. But with the corner flipped up, you can see how beautifully the Kona Bahama Blue (background) and...

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Drift 50wt Aurifil
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Sunday Stash: Aurifil Massdrop

On January 17th (yes I went back and looked up the date!), Renee @Quilts of a Feather let her Facebook friends know about a really good Massdrop deal on Aurifil thread. In the end, each large spool of thread was $6.67, and I just could not resist the fantastic bargain. I chose to get the Drift in 50wt bundle,...

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2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge (Marsala): "Love and Loss"
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilts

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

When I saw Adrianne @On the Windy Side and Anne @play crafts announce the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge, I knew that I wanted to push myself and try the challenge. Today I am excited to share with you my completed entry, which I call "Love and Loss". In addition to the bundle of fabrics I purchased from Hawthorne Threads specifically to use...

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Seeing Stars
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Seeing Stars Quilt {Completed}

While the Tessellated Leaves Blog Hop was going on last week, I took the opportunity to get ahead on several projects which I am excited to show off this week! How about we jump right in with a finished quilt? It turns out that the Seeing Stars quilt that I started on January 22nd to fill in some time...

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Tessellated Leaves - Piecing and Quilting Detail
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2015 Finished Quilts, Blog Hop, Quilt Pattern

Tessellated Leaves Pattern Release & Blog Hop

I am happy to introduce the Tessellated Leaves Pattern and Blog Hop today!  The pattern contains detailed instructions for creating your choice of a two-color or four-color pieced quilt top in 5 different sizes: baby, lap, twin, full, or queen. It also has an explanation for how to adapt the pattern to create a color-wash effect, like in the queen sized Tessellated...

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