Orange Crush {Quilting Detail}
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Orange Crush {Completed Quilt}

I have to admit that I really have a serious crush on this quilt. For whatever reason, orange has been the color of the summer for me. Because I kept finding myself drawn to orange, I decided to really go for it and create an ombre gradient quilt to show off the vibrant color. I chose to follow a...

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Space Age Tumbling Blocks - Completed Quilt
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Space Age Tumbling Blocks {Completed Quilt}

I really loved making this quilt. The fabrics are fun, the pattern creates a really great 3D effect, and I really enjoyed quilting it. The idea to "hide" some rockets among the rest of the quilting?!? Super fun! For a recap on the history and evolution of this quilt, check out my other posts about it: Space Age Tumbling...

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Owl City Baby Quilt
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Owl City {Completed Quilt}

For a tutorial on how I pieced the top of this quick and fun baby quilt, please check out Owl City {A Baby Quilt Tutorial}. I had a very busy and productive Friday, and I was able to quilt and bind the Owl City baby quilt. I used the meandering leaf / vine pattern that I discussed in Part II...

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Namibia Trees
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Namibia Trees {Completed Quilt}

This might just be my favorite quilt to have worked on (so far!). I really enjoyed creating this quilt, and if you are interested in the process, you can find out more by looking at my previous posts about this quilt: Namibia Trees {WiP} Namibia Trees {Quilting Detail} I entered Namibia Trees into my local fair, so it will be...

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Positive Nap Quilt
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Positively Perfect Nap Quilt {Completed Quilt}

I am really excited to be able to sneak in a Friday Finish right at the end of the day! This lap or nap size quilt was a lot of fun to work on, and I like the back as much as the front. It took me 3 hours on Thursday to get the backing complete. I then took...

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Dragon Quilt - Closeup
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Dragon Quilt {Completed Quilt}

As I was working on the Dragon Quilt, I knew that I wanted to free motion quilt flames, but I have never quilted that as a pattern before. Taking my own advice about preparing for free motion quilting, I spent some time on Wednesday looking for an image or pattern that I could turn into a repeating flame pattern...

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Synesthetic Alphabet - Front Post-Wash
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{Friday Finish} Synesthetic Alphabet

I am really excited to be able to share the finish photos of Synesthetic Alphabet! This has truly been a collaborative effort with my husband, and the story of the creation of this quilt can be found in my previous posts. Synesthetic Alphabet - Fabric and Prep Synesthetic Alphabet - Quilting It felt really good to be able to finish up this special...

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Spaceship Tic-Tac
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Spaceship Tic-Tac {Completed Quilt}

After much frustration and time spent away from my sewing machine cooling off, I was able to finish the quilting on the Spaceship Tic-Tac baby quilt today. I had originally hoped to complete this quilt on Wednesday, but my sewing machine and I were disagreeing about that! I was able to use thread that I had on hand for the...

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Fly Me to the Moon
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Fly Me to the Moon – Wall Hanging

Today I was able to complete another quick project and stash buster. I wanted to work on another pattern that I had sketched up: a rocket! It went together really smoothly and I really think it is a super fun wall hanging for a child's room (or for an office... I can think of a few former co-workers who might...

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Color Weaving II - Quilting Detail
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Blogger’s Quilt Fest Entry – Color Weaving (Original Design)

Twice a year, Amy of Amy's Creative Side puts on Blogger's Quilt Fesitval, a wonderful linky event so quilt bloggers can share our quilts and see the work of lots of other talented quilter's in blogland. I am new to blogging and new to knowing about this festival, so I was enjoying reading about everyone's amazingly creative and beautiful quilts that have been submitted. It did...

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Color Weaving I - Completed Quilt Top
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Color Weaving I – Complete!

I just completed Color Weaving I, and it is currently getting its first wash. I am looking forward to seeing how it crinkles up! I decided to go with an all over "robot boxes" quilting pattern. I think it works pretty well with the quilt design, and I am hoping that I will work on my piecing precision enough to...

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Modern Improv Round Robin - Quilting Detail
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Modern Improv Quilt – Complete!

I am very excited to say that I have completed the modern improv quilt that I started at SewDown Portland. That means that I have finally finished up all of the projects that I brought home from Portland - and that feels very good to be able to say! The quilt finished out to be 33" wide by 40" long....

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Spring Rain Baby Quilt III - Teal and White
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Spring Rain Baby Quilt Tutorial

I am so excited to share my first quilt pattern tutorial! A quick heads-up: The image and link below will jump you over to my Etsy shop to purchase a digital download of this pattern, if you are interested. In order to make the tutorial, I made one more version of Spring Rain in a baby size quilt, which is...

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Birds on Telephone Wires - Mini Quilt
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Birds on Telephone Wires – Mini Quilt

I really wanted to make an artful quilt to gift to a special crazy Frenchman in my life. I am going to get to see him on Friday, May 9th, so I decided that this past weekend I had better make something happen! I checked in with a few close family friends who know him very well, and while...

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Under the Sea - Block Detail
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Under the Sea – A Collaborative Quilt

I was able to attend QuiltCon 2013 with my mother. While there, I found some fabrics that I could not resist purchasing which turned into a baby quilt for my lovely niece, Lillie. My mother fell in love with Tula Pink's Salt Water fabric line and purchased several of those fabrics. Well, she just found a perfect use for them. My...

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Week Wrap-Up

I have had a very busy week! This has been my first full week at home after resigning from my full time jet job. I was able to accomplish a lot, and for that I am very thankful. As the week is drawing to a close, I am so excited to get to see several initial projects come to completion. One of...

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Blue Spring Rain - Detail
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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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