Aurifil BOM Blocks Through July
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – July

Sherri from A Quilting Life is the designer of the July Aurifil block, the Beach Houses block, and while I think her teal colors for the block are perfect for the beach, I already had a teal block in my grouping which is turning into a rainbow. As I was pondering what color to use for the block last week,...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through June
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2018 Aurifil BOM – June

Kerry from Kid Giddy is the designer of the June Aurifil block, the Tonga Block, and I could not wait to sew this one together! Kerry's block is inspired by Tonga and depicts a sea turtle. As you probably saw earlier this year through my Deep Dive mini quilt, my husband and I really love sea turtles. I waited...

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2018 Aurifil BOM Blocks Through May
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2018 Aurifil BOM – May

Minki Kim is the designer of the May Aurifil block, the Santa Barbara Tile Block, and I have to admit I was a bit stumped when I first saw the block. So far I had used black, white, and the suggested color by the designer. But Minki's suggestion of yellow would make the second yellow block for the year......

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Libson Tile
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – March

Jo Avery from My Bear Paw designed the March block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on an interpretation of a few different tiles she saw on a recent trip to Lisbon. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Libson Tile Block. So far I have been sticking with the suggested color placement and colors...

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Birch Ball Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM – February

Scott Hansen from Blue Nickel Studios designed the February block of the month for the 2018 Aurifil Designers based on the woods and travel he has been on recently with his wife. Visit the Auribuzz blog for all the details on the Birch Ball block. I selected and prepped my fabric for the block just before packing to go to QuiltCon...

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Lighthouse Lens Placemat - 1 of 8
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Quilted Placemats

Lighthouse Lens Placemats {WiP}

As I mentioned in my Sunday Stash post, I am really excited about a new custom order that I received this past week. I thought I would talk through the design evolution and share the progress I have made piecing this project so far this week. The design inspiration for this project was a lighthouse lens, and the requested color palette...

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Red Herring - Halfway Pieced
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Red Herring Quilt {WiP}

I have made good progress on piecing the Red Herring quilt since I shared my design concept with you on Friday. I am just so excited about the quilt that I jumped right in and got started on piecing it this past weekend. The top 3 rows (or half of the quilt top) are complete. The very first block I...

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Rainbow Scrap Quilt: Blocks Pieced
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Rainbow Scrap Quilt: Blocks Pieced

Yesterday I blazed through the rest of my color order scraps and I now have all the blocks pieced for my Rainbow Scrap quilt. I barely had enough of the darker green scraps and eeked out a final row that is only 6.5-inches tall. It turns out I didn't have many purple scraps, either, so it worked out well. I...

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Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress
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Rainbow Scrap Quilt Progress

I am happy to report that not only did I receive the thread to finish up my secret sewing project in time, but I finished a second secret sewing project this past weekend AND I have managed to have fun and make more progress on the Rainbow Scrap Quilt! Last week I sewed up the pinks and reds from my...

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Border Cocoa Leaves Ready to Applique
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WiP Wednesday {4/15/2015}

It turns out that it has been a month since I worked on the Cocoa Leaf Medallion quilt. A bit of open honesty here: I am struggling with motivation to work on this quilt. I am not in love with it, but I don't loathe it as a project. I am trading the quilt for time with a therapist,...

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Cocoa Leaf Medallion - Evaluating Top Cocoa Leaf Border
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Cocoa Leaf Medallion Quilt {WiP}

After finishing the piecing and applique for the center of the Cocoa Leaf Medallion Quilt, the next step in the process was to expand the quilt top out to its final, over-sized queen dimensions. It now measures 103-inches wide by 122-inches long! The final step in piecing the top together is adding on smaller applique cocoa leaves to create borders around the...

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Cocoa Leaf Medallion - Center Spiral Detail
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Cocoa Leaf Medallion Quilt Progress {WiP}

After cutting out the cocoa leaf shapes for the center of the cocoa leaf medallion quilt, I took the loose pieces over to my client's home. We discussed the arrangement of the colors and how to stack the leaves on top of one another. The input I received was fantastic, and I have to admit that I really love how...

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Seeing Stars - 6 of 16 Blocks
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Antsy

I have a few projects that I am working on, but yesterday I decided to start another project anyway. I needed something to sew! I have 3 4 projects in various stages of completeness: A quilt that is almost done but waiting on some final details and coordination with my clients (hopefully I can finish it this weekend?!) The Cocoa Leaf Medallion...

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QuiltCon 2015

AlterEgo Outfit

About a month ago I let everyone know that I plan to dress up at QuiltCon as my Alter Ego, Quilting Jetgirl, by wearing a flight suit and covering it with quilting related patches. Many of you have expressed regret at not being able to attend QuiltCon this year. I do hope to get lots of fun pictures of the...

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Cocoa Leaf Medallion - Center Leaf "Star" Layout
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Cocoa Leaf Medallion Quilt {WiP}

It has been almost exactly a month since I posted any progress updates on the Cocoa Leaf Medallion Quilt. I pulled it back out over the weekend and worked on making a template and cutting the fabric to make the center cocoa leaf "star" for the center of the quilt. I have to admit that I had a lot...

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Groovy Scrap Quilt - 40-inch square layout
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Groovy Scrap Quilt

As I mentioned in my post last Friday (Scrap Quilt Finished Flimsy) I still had a lot of 3-inch squares left over from Tessellated Leaves, even after piecing together a scrap quilt from its leftovers! I took about an hour on Tuesday morning to see what I could make with the remaining squares. I had initially hoped that I had enough...

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Foothills Mystery Quilt - January 2015 Blocks
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Foothills Mystery Quilt {Whole and Half Hourglass Blocks}

It is the beginning of another month, and Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs has released the next set of instructions for the Foothills Mystery Quilt. In my excitement for the New Year, I jumped right on the instructions this month and I got the blocks done on New Year's Day! Cheryl let us know that this is the last month for...

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Foothills Mystery Quilt - December 2014 Blocks
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Foothills Mystery Quilt {Hourglass and Four-Patch Blocks}

It is the beginning of another month, and Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs has released the next set of instructions for the Foothills Mystery Quilt. I jumped right on the instructions this month and I got the blocks done the day the instructions showed up in my inbox. I am finding it hard to believe that it is the end of...

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Tessellated Leaves - Flimsy Finish
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Tessellated Leaves {Flimsy Finish}

I finished piecing together Tessellated Leaves this morning. I really love how it came together! Photographing this large quilt is a bit of a challenge. At 104ʺ wide by 116ʺ long, I wasn't sure that I even had a space in my home where I could lay it out flat, but as you can see below, I found a...

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Tessellated Leaves - Two Thirds
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Tessellated Leaves – Two Thirds {WiP}

I have just finished piecing 6 of the 9 rows that make up the main body of Tessellated Leaves, bringing the progress up to two-thirds of the way complete. I just love how the colors are blending together. I selected 36 fabrics for this quilt, and I am done using 20 of them. It feels great to be able to clear...

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