Modern Plus Sampler Fabric Selection
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Modern Plus Sampler QAL {Fabric Selection}

I think it should come as no surprise that I am going to sew along with the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along hosted by my good friends Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms). The quilt combines most of the plus blocks from their awesome book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, into a beautiful 63" x 78" sampler quilt....

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Wayward Transparency Quilting for a Friend
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A little of this and that…

When my oldest niece was about 3 years old, she and I were playing together and one of the phrases she used a lot at the time was, "This is this and that is that." As I was trying to come up with a name for this post, that memory popped to mind and I thought that a little...

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Magnolia Mystery QAL {Flower Units}

I was really excited when I saw Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs's November instructions for the Magnolia Mystery Quilt on November 2nd: Flower Units! I spend my Sunday afternoon chain piecing the units together. I chose to do things in sets of 8. Sew 8 seams, press 8 seams, repeat. I really love how my fabric selections came together in these...

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt - Half Geese Blocks
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Magnolia Mystery QAL {Half Geese}

When Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs released the October Magnolia Mystery QAL instructions, I was excited to get to work with Fabric B. It took me all month, but I got them done (just not shared) in October. And it's very timely; the next set of instructions come out tomorrow! My Fabric B is a Cotton + Steel basic, Dottie's Cousin in Bright Plum. My...

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt - September HSTs
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Magnolia Mystery QAL {HSTs}

When Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs released the September Magnolia Mystery QAL instructions, I don't think many of us were surprised to see making half-square triangles (HSTs) as the assignment for the month. My 72 Fabric A/D HSTs came together quicker than I had anticipated. I do love a HST block! That uses up all of Fabric A; I'm curious to see what comes...

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt - Fabric Cut
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Magnolia Mystery QAL {Cutting}

It's that time of year again: Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs has her annual mystery quilt along up and running! This is the second month in the series, and Cheryl released the Magnolia Mystery Cutting Instructions last Thursday (aka there is still lots of time to consider joining in and sewing along with us!). The cutting went nice and smoothly...

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Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Coming Soon}

Thank you so much to everyone who weighed in with enthusiasm and suggestions for a Quilt Along based on my question at the bottom of my post on Sunday. To recap, I asked: I had originally tentatively planned to host another Quilt Along starting in September, but life has pulled me in many different directions lately. How would people feel...

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Meadow Mystery Quilt - September Blocks
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Meadow Mystery Quilt {September}

Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs released the September Meadow Mystery Quilt instructions on September 1st. After looking over what we would be making this month and seeing how my fabric selections were going to come together, I realized that I was not going to be happy with my choices in the long run. Because I had chosen two different tones of colors for...

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Star Light Star Dark QAL - Large Stars
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Piecing Large Stars {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

On Monday, Jess @Quilty Habit released the first set of piecing instructions for her Star Light Star Dark QAL: piecing the large stars. Looking ahead at the schedule, the small star instructions will come out next Monday. Looking ahead at my month... I decided I had better get these blocks pieced ASAP! I am really pleased with how my blocks...

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Rainbow Rose QAL
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Rainbow Rose QAL {Finished Quilt}

I am really pleased to share with you my finished Rainbow Rose QAL quilt today! I made the small / baby quilt size during the quilt along, which finishes at approximately 40-inches square. It was a joy to put together, and I loved getting to do the final photo shoot and see all the bright colors outside. One of the...

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Rainbow Rose QAL - Finished Flimsy
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Rainbow Rose QAL Week 5

I honestly did not sew up my Rainbow Rose quilt top until the instructions came out this week, but I was definitely excited to do so! The photos of the quilt top taped to my large sliding glass door don't do much to show you how well the quilt top came together, but they sure are stained glass like glowing...

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Start Light Star Dark QAL

I am going to be busy with Quilt Alongs for the next little bit! Not only is my Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along starting on Friday (!!!), but my good friend Jess @Quilty Habit started her Star Light Star Dark QAL on Monday (and I am eagerly anticipating the start of Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs latest Mystery Quilt next week...

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Rainbow Rose QAL Week 3: Corners
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Rainbow Rose QAL Week 3

D'oh, I thought I would be posting just under the wire today to link up with Week 3 of the Rainbow Rose QAL, but the link up has already closed. That's OK; hopefully I will be more timely for Week 4! The goal for Week 3 was to create the corner blocks, and I first spent a lot of time...

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Rainbow Rose QAL Fabric Selection
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Rainbow Rose QAL Fabric Selection

My online friend Ruth @Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner is hosting a Quilt Along through the Modern Quilters Ireland blog. This week is the introduction to the Rainbow Rose Quilt Along and the instructions are for fabric selection. I had a lot of fun gathering my materials! The requirements I put on myself were to shop my stash. So the first thing I...

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Midnight Mystery Quilt - Fabric Prep
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Midnight Mystery Quilt – Fabric Prep

Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs released the July instructions for the Midnight Mystery Quilt, and I jumped right on them and have my fabric cut and ready to start sewing together in August! The Yellow Alison Glass Mercury print is my fabric "A", the blue swirls with yellow stars is my fabric "B", the navy Riley Blake Rocket Age Rocket Blast...

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