Beacon
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Blogger's Quilt Festival

Beacon {Modern Category | BQF}

Many thanks to Amy @Amy’s Creative Side for continuing to host the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. This year, instead of 2 festivals that align with Quilt Market, Amy has offset the festivals from market and moved to hosting an IG Quilt Festival in the spring and the online Blogger's Quilt Festival in September. I am always so inspired by the quilts that are...

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Orange Crush {Quilting Detail}
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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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Orange Crush - Each Fabric Used Three Times
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Orange Crush

When I was commissioned to make a set of placemats to match a wedding registry dinnerware set (Orange, Jade, and Cocoa Custom Placemat Order), I kicked off an obsession with the color orange! I stopped by Joann Fabrics on Saturday to pick up a few essentials (thread, some Kona solids), and I noticed they were having a really great...

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Owl City Baby Quilt
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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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Owl City Baby Quilt - 38" by 42.5"
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Quilt Tutorials, Quilts

Owl City {A Baby Quilt Tutorial}

My local fabric store was offering 30% off all fabric in their store to celebrate the 4th of July. While I really wanted to purchase much more fabric than I did, I had a budget and I stuck to it. Looking around the store, I noticed that they had just received some really cute owl prints. I chose my...

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Namibia Trees
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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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Namibia Trees - Quilting Detail
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Namibia Trees {Quilting Detail}

I really loved how the quilt top for Namibia Trees turned out, and I wanted to spend more time thinking about the quilting than I normally do. Instead of an all-over quilting design, I wanted to do something a bit more around the tree panels themselves. I have never really quilted a meandering, rounded, stipple pattern, so why not start...

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Namibia Trees Quilt Top
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Namibia Trees {WiP}

I had about a yard of Bella's Poppy Lind Fabric by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics (in orange) left over from the backing on the Pink Tumbling Block Baby Quilt I made about a year ago. When I was pulling orange fabrics for the Orange, Jade, and Cocoa Placemats, I re-discovered this fun fabric in my stash. After completing the...

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Positive Nap Quilt
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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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Positive Nap Quilt - Pieced Top
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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild), QuiltCon 2015, Quilts

Positive Nap Quilt {Pieced Top / WiP}

Even with all the QuiltCon 2015 registration distractions yesterday, I was able to finish piecing the blocks for the Positive Nap Quilt. I really enjoyed spending time arranging the blocks. I wasn't sure it was going to be possible, but I was able to keep a fabric from repeating in each row and column. Even better, I was able...

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Positive Nap Quilt {WiP}

I pulled a set of fabrics on Sunday afternoon that I wanted to work with this week. I thought I had a plan for a pattern I wanted to use, but this morning I tossed that idea and went looking on Pinterest for inspiration. I came across this wonderful tutorial in the Moda Back Shop: Positively Perfect Nap Quilt....

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Synesthetic Alphabet - Front Post-Wash
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

{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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Synesthetic Alphabet - Quilting Detail (Front)
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Synesthetic Alphabet – Quilting

Today I started quilting the Synesthetic Alphabet quilt, but I want to step back and talk a bit more about the piecing of the quilt top. Piecing this quilt top was another great learning experience for my husband and I. I had a plan to randomly place the letter "blocks" within each gradated background block. After I made the...

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Synesthetic Alphabet - Pieced Top
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Synesthetic Alphabet WiP and Suggestions?

It has been a while since I prepped all the fabric for the very special Synesthetic Alphabet quilt I am making. The pre-cut kit was fantastic; in about a day I was able to complete the top and mostly complete the backing. I am taking a quick pause in making progress on this quilt to ask for some help. I plan...

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Color Weaving I - Completed Quilt Top
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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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Color Weaving I by Quilting Jetgirl - Pieced Top
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Wednesday WiP {5/14/2014}

As I mentioned on Monday, I had some time this weekend to come up with new ideas that I wanted to turn into quilts. And I am excited to share the progress today on the first of those projects. I am calling this pattern "Color Weaving", and I have visions of all kinds of color combinations. As you can...

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Modern Improv Round Robin - Quilting Detail
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

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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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern, Quilts, Tutorial

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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