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 - Pieced Top
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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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Dragon Quilt - Fabric Pull
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Dragon Quilt {WiP}

I went to my stash this weekend and pulled up a fabulously fun print that my mother-in-law found for me at a yard sale a few years ago. It is about 1.25 yards of fabric, and the print is so fun that I didn't want to really cut into it. I quickly decided it would be the "backing" for...

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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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Spaceship Tic-Tac Pieced Top
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Spaceship Tic-Tac – Piecing

My favorite part of any quilt project is piecing the top. I love seeing how a pattern comes together, and it it super fun to flip through the photos and condense time to see the top come together. Instead of having you flip though photos to get the effect, I put together a quick timelapse video. Spaceship Tic-Tac Pieceing Timelapse...

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4th of July Picnic Quilt - Pieced Top
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4th of July Picnic Quilt – Pieced Top

One thing I can say for this quilt: it is definitely very bold! I have another lesson that I have learned from working with this quilt top and the Color Weaving pattern that I would like to share. I found that even with using the dual feed / walking foot on my machine I was always much happier with my seams...

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4th of July Picnic Quilt WiP
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Wednesday WiP and an Unexpected Gift

As I was working on my new pattern Color Weaving last week, I got lots of great ideas for other fun ways to modify the quilt. One thing that I really wanted to do was open up the pattern to have a larger size, and I have also really wanted to make something fun for a picnic quilt for...

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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 - Completed Top
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Modern Improv Round Robin – WiP Progress!

I am so excited that I have finally made progress toward finishing up my last WiP that I brought home from SewDown Portland: my Modern Improv Round Robin which was a class led by Sherri Lynn Wood. Here is what I cam home with: I started out by completing the second column of improv blocks. Once they were done I had...

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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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Synesthetic Alphabet - Alphabet Color Pallet
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Synesthetic Alphabet – Fabric and Prep

There has been a surprising amount of discussion about synesthesia over the past few years. I am going to quote the introduction to Wikipedia's article on synesthesia: Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. Difficulties have been recognized...

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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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Whale of a Time - Pieced Top
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Whale of a Time – Ready to Quilt

I had a fun and productive day today getting this quilt top pieced together. Creating the final top layout and sewing it together is my favorite part of the quilting process; it is just so satisfying to see it all come together! As I mentioned in my earlier post about these blocks, I decided to use solid color blocks to...

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Whale of a Time - Whale Fabric Detail
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WiP Wednesday

*WiP = Work in Progress I mentioned that I came home from SewDown Portland with 5 projects. 4 projects came from the classes, and the 5th was started during the open sew on Friday night after registration and dinner. I didn't have a project to work on with me, so I stopped by the pop up quilt store (Drygoods Design)...

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