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15 Quilty Resolutions for 2015

I have been seeing a lot of year end wrap up thoughts by a lot of different bloggers. After reflecting on 2014, I am ready to establish some quilty resolutions for 2015. Would you like to join me? I am hosting a link up for our quilty resolutions - grab the thumbnail image at the bottom of the post...

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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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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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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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Beach Themed Round Placemats
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Beach Themed Placemats

After finding a wonderful tutorial on sewing circular quilted placemats and practicing on a set, this weekend I was ready to sew the requested round placemats. Using the beach as a color pallet inspiration, I pulled this lovely bunch at my local quilt shop: Piecing the placemats was a breeze, and I quilted them with an all over loose swirl...

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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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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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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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Pink Spring Rain, Baby Quilt I Detail
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Pink Spring Rain Baby Quilts

I challenged myself on Monday to modify the pattern I created for "Blue Spring Rain" into a baby size quilt. It turns out that with 7 fat quarters of the inset fabrics (rain), I can make 2 baby quilt tops and have enough left over to bind them. Sweet! It also takes about 2.5 yards of the background fabric to...

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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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Blue Spring Rain - Whipstitching
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Blue Spring Rain – Almost Done!

Sunday was a super productive day! We went for a 4 mile walk, got our veggie garden planted for the year (I am already looking forward to the delicious fresh meals from the backyard...), and I finally finished quilting Blue Spring Rain! Yay! I had to pick out another tuck or two this afternoon, but I got it done...

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Blue Spring Rain - More Quilting Detail
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Blue Spring Rain – Quilting Update

I am officially over halfway done quilting Blue Spring Rain. But the backing is giving me MAJOR fits, so I have decided to become a crazy rebel - I'm quilting the second half of the quilt with the backing upright so that I stand a chance of fending off tucks. I did a little bit to test it out,...

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Blue Spring Rain - Quilting Detail
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Blue Spring Rain – Quilting

It was a pretty long week for me. I spent a LOT of time in the car with my husband this week. So I was more ready to go for lots of walks this weekend than doing much more sitting at my sewing machine. But, I did get my machine back from being serviced, and it seems about back...

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Blue Spring Rain - Pieced Quilt Top
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Works in Progress

Since I returned from SewDown Portland, I have had quite the backlog of projects sitting on my shelf. I came home with 5 unfinished projects and I had a project ready to be basted and quilted already! Works in Progress 2/10/2014 Lee Heinrich‘s “Shooting Star” Julie Herman‘s Sidekick Sampler Sherri Lynn Wood's Improv Round Robin Heather Jones' You + Me A set of disappearing nine patch...

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You + Me - Complete!
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You + Me: Complete!

On Thursday after work I got the binding stitched down to the front of the You + Me quilt. I used a lot of the remaining fabric from the front for other projects, so I went with a scrappy binding. I used the last of the yellow and blue from the front and a bit of the backing fabric...

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You + Me - Quilting Detail
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You + Me – Quilting Complete

I did not have a very productive weekend in quilting; somehow I just never got around to working on anything. Thankfully, my husband had a dentist appointment Tuesday afternoon, and I ditched work a bit early with him so that I could work on the You + Me quilting while he got his teeth cleaned. I finished the quilting...

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