Beacon Quilt - Piecing Detail
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Beacon Quilt WIP

One of the driving goals behind the development of Beacon was to think about the meaning and story behind choices that are made in quilt design. Specifically, I created a very minimal design to help focus on the story of color in a quilt. However, as I have been working to piece my version of the quilt, another story is...

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Life, Quilts

Lots of Irons in the Fire {WiP Wednesday}

I am in the middle of needing to do quite a bit of secret sewing, which is really hard for me! I love getting to share my progress and what I am learning with you on my blog, and I worry that it is is not authentic to do a bunch of secret sewing with only "Ta-da!" kind of...

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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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Love Letters Quilt - Pieced Backing
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WiP Wednesday {9/30/2015}

Progress! I had originally planned to piece the quilt backing for my husband's Love Letters quilt top last Wednesday, but apparently the universe had other plans for me. I got sucked into the vortex of the #MiniMiniQuiltSwap through Instagram instead. It has been fun, but I really am excited to finish this quilt for my patient (!) and loving...

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Love Letters Quilt Finished Flimsy
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WiP Wednesday {9/23/2015}

It feels so good to be home and in my sewing room again. I have a mini quilt that I can't wait to share with you on Friday, and I feel excited to have several projects simmering right now. It has been a while since I have participated in Work in Progress Wednesday. Perhaps as long as I have...

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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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Scrap Color Organization
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Rainbow Scrap Quilt {WiP}

I have a deadline for some secret sewing rapidly approaching, and I ran out of thread for the quilting. Instead of impatiently waiting on my order to arrive, I decided to play with my scrap bin today. I have a fairly small plastic storage bin that I toss large-ish sized scraps as they get created in my projects. The lid...

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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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Racetrack Quilt - Fabric Prep
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Racetrack Quilt {WiP}

I like to walk. I tried to get into running, and for almost 5 years I forced myself to run 20-30 miles a month. It was agony and torture. When I realized that I am a walker and not a runner, things really turned around. I love going for walks in the evenings with my husband. The quiet companionship of...

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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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Hashtag Blocks by Quitling Jetgirl
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WiP Wednesday {12-17-2014}

Some days you wake up with a plan, only to find that life has a much better one in store for you. Yesterday, I woke up with one idea for how my day would progress, but I quickly found that I was called in a different direction. In case you missed it, Molli Sparkles is organizing the creating of quilts...

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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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