Yonder Quilt Along: Row 11

I am so excited that we are finally on the short rows! Rows 1-10 didn’t seem that long, but after blasting through Row 11 they seem gigantic. Row 11 is another ladder row, so simple and quick is the name of the game. I had a fat quarter of the green manta rays from Zuma,
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Yonder Quilt Along: Row 9 & 10

I knew it was going to happen eventually; even with the casual pace of a new row every two weeks I was bound to fall behind. Row 9, another row of Arch blocks, was it. Ah well. That’s why we like to keep it casual. I used a green with touches of pink from Tula’s
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Yonder Quilt Along: Row 8

We’re in to September and Row 8 of the Yonder Quilt Along. Where did summer go?! This is another easy row, which is perfect for fitting into back to school schedules and the hustle of all the new things starting about now. I had a fat quarter of one of the Tula basics. It was
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Yonder Quilt Along: Row 7

Hooray for Row 7, aka the Double Ladder Row! After the last two more intricate rows, it’s a nice break to do something easy. My ROYGBIV Yonder gradient continues with this yellow from Pinkerville. It’s kind of an oddball with the mint on the lemon yellow, but that also makes it a great transition piece
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Yonder Quilt Along: Row 3

Back to the Hourglasses for Row 3 of the Yonder quilt along. Nothing new about this row since we did them a couple of weeks ago. You’ll need ⅓ yard of the color if you’re using all one fabric. Again, you can get by with ¼ yard IF, and it’s a big if, your fabric
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Yonder Quilt Along: Row 2

On to Yonder Row 2. You will need ¼ yard if you’re doing all one colorful fabric for this row. If you have no miscuts, this is what you will have left over. I’m using this big jellyfish print from Tula Pink’s Zuma line. I never get too precious about my fabric or trying to
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Yonder Quilt Along: Row 1

How did planning go? I thought the coloring sheet was helpful, or you just had fun coloring. Maybe a little of Column A and a little of Column B? I hope you got everything squared away and you’re ready and raring to sew. Since I’m doing all one background, I decided to cut my sashing
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Yonder Quilt Along: Planning

To quote the Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” For this Yonder quilt along, or QAL, that means fabric and color placement. When we did the Yonder the First, the blue and white Yonder, we wanted to show off how fabrics from different lines, designers, companies,
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Simply Moderne Issue No. 8

It’s been exactly one month since I came home to find some very happy mail. On Valentine’s Day, Issue No. 8 of Quilt Mania’s Simply Moderne arrived, you know the one WITH OUR QUILT IN IT! Bam! Painted Ladies is on page 68 in all of its gingerbread house glory. There are also some great close-ups
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Fierce Ladies

Since the original Painted Ladies quilt was inspired by the iconic neighborhood in San Francisco, the Fierce Ladies were inspired by doll houses. How sweet would it be to have a tiny version of those beautiful houses to play with?! I can do that. Our good friend Deb put together Fierce Ladies with a mixture of
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