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2023 Finished Quilts

Star Pulse Bonus Quilt

As part of the Star Pulse quilt along, there will be bonus HSTs created during the piecing process. At the end of the quilt along, I will offer a suggested pattern and way to put those bonus HSTs to immediate use in a quilt top. So today, I want to share the Star Pulse throw size bonus quilt that...

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2023 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery

Congruence {Finished Quilt}

I had planned to have Congruence finished about a month ago, but life had other plans. I'm grateful that it's complete, and I'm really pleased that the extra time I needed to take forced me to think a little bit more about the quilting plan. I'm absolutely thrilled with this finish! After quilting and trimming the quilt square, Congruence measures...

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An angled view of a two color bluish-green (Kona Enchanted) and off white (Kona Oyster) quilt top with quilting plan lines marked out by a Hera marker and basting pins holding the quilt layers together
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Congruence {Basting}

Thank you so much for your well wishes; what a difference a week makes. I'm feeling better and have short periods of good energy. Hooray! Since all of my quilting plan options for Congruence (including Plan C) have the same straight line quilting, I went ahead and got the quilting lines marked out on the quilt top using my Hera...

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Third sketch of my quilting plan for the Congruence quilt which creates echoes of the pieced shapes in the negative space and then adds in minimal echo lines in the remaining the negative space.
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Congruence {Quilting Plan C}

I'm still very low energy and not feeling well, and I am feeling pretty stir crazy. About all the energy I had in this past week was to come up with what is likely the final quilting plan for Congruence, Plan C. Based on feedback from a week ago, I think this splits the difference and seems achievable. Hopefully I'll...

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Friendly Fabric Monster
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Congruence {Piecing Progress}

This weekend I was able to finish piecing the rest of the drunkard's path blocks for Congruence, and then get them all pressed and trimmed. While it can be rather messy to set all of the trimmings aside to create a friendly fabric monster, it is so silly and fun that I can't help myself. 64 drunkard's path blocks now...

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Congruence - Piecing
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Congruence {Slow Piecing Progress}

Last week, I had big intentions to make a lot of piecing progress on Congruence, but the universe had other plans. On Tuesday evening, I pinned just over half of the curves and I even sewed 2 units together. But instead of chain piecing, my husband and I took an hour long phone call. Then Wednesday was a long...

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Congruence - Friendly Fabric Monster
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Congruence {Fabric Prep}

With the first Night Garden bonus quilt finished (Space Arcade), what else was a girl to do but start on the second bonus quilt, Congruence? While Space Arcade can be made from the scraps of either Night Garden quilt size, Congruence can only be made from scraps created to make the queen size quilt. Congruence is a two-color quilt, and...

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Space Arcade {Finished Quilt}

I am really thrilled with my first Night Garden bonus quilt finish, Space Arcade. For a quick recap, I made the queen size version of Night Garden for my sister- and brother-in-law. From the queen size version of Night Garden, there are enough large scraps created in piecing the quilt top that I also designed 2 additional throw size quilts...

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Space Arcade - Quilting Progress
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Space Arcade {Quilting Progress}

Wow, it's really hard for me to believe that the last time I shared a progress update on the Space Arcade quilt was exactly a month ago. After marking the quilting plan and basting the quilt, I set it aside so I could finish the last Project Quilting challenge of the year. Then Night Garden came back from being...

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Space Arcade - Quilting Plan Marked Using Hera Marker
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Space Arcade {Quilting Plan}

I was able to get the Space Arcade quilt top pieced early this week, which meant I then spent time thinking about the quilting plan. To begin, I took a high resolution illustration of the quilt top into Procreate and started doodling out some ideas. A few notes about the exported timelapse from Procreate that is linked to below... I...

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Space Arcade Piecing
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Space Arcade Quilt {Piecing}

With my Project Quilting 14.5 Not a Square quilt finished and Night Garden out to be longarm quilted, I started another project this weekend: the first bonus quilt using the large scraps created piecing Night Garden. Because I made the queen size version of Night Garden, I will be making two bonus quilts: Space Arcade (above), which is a bonus...

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Love is Love Bonus Quilt
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2021 Finished Quilts

Love is Love Bonus Quilt

It didn't take long to puzzle together a layout with the Love is Love bonus blocks from the Sky Full of Stars quilt. And the quilt came together so quickly I was able to get it quilted and finished this week, too! The bonus quilt measured 50 1/2" x 60 1/2" when it was pieced and is now about 49"...

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Bonus Bouquet
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2020 Finished Quilts

Bonus Bouquet {Finished Quilt}

What's even better than one quilt? Two! The curve star blocks and inset curve stars create scraps that are perfect for squaring up and creating drunkard's path blocks, so I designed a second quilt using an additional background fabric and the Pistils & Pollen scraps to showcase how Morrison Park looks against a darker background. I really adore how the...

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Basting
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Bonus Bouquet {Quilting}

I have had a really productive week. Not only was I able to finish squaring up the Bonus Bouquet blocks, but I got the quilt top pieced and it is now basted and ready for quilting. I really love this design, so to not spoil it too much, I'm going to wait to give you the full reveal next...

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Bonus Blocks
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Bonus Bouquet {Work in Progress}

I had a really fun and productive week quilting last week. The air quality in my California town continues to be bad enough that I am not able to go outdoors for my evening walk, and I started sewing in the evenings after dinner for a bit instead. I'm definitely stir crazy but thankful our area isn't near any...

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Hang On
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Hang On {Finished Quilt}

Many thanks to Kathe E. (@_duchick_) for the perfect name suggestion for the Sky Full of Stars bonus quilt: Hang On. Like many others, she saw a rope like shape and, in her own words, " is ready to be tied into a knot for that saying, ‘tie a knot and hang on’. Perfect thought for this peculiar year!" I...

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Quilting Prep
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Bonus Quilt Progress

Last week was a long week of computer work. Between preparing to release the pattern for Mum's Garden and laying the ground work for the next few patterns (Sky Full of Stars, which will include instructions for this bonus quilt, is out for review with my technical editor, Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs), I didn't make too much progress...

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