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December 7, 2019
Shake and Bake Quilt Top from Goer

My friend Sarah Ruiz at Saroy has a new pattern that she just released yesterday. I was able to test the pattern for her and make this vibrant version from the Sassafras Lane Foundation collection.

This is a super quick sew with numerous layout variations included in the pattern. And there are countless other options for arranging blocks. I chose an alternate layout for my blocks.

Hop over to Sarah's blog to see the numerous awesome tester versions of Shake and Bake or straight to Etsy to get your copy (on sale through Sunday, December 8).


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December 6, 2019
Holiday Tea from Goer

My mother and I have a holiday tradition of the last few years to attend a holiday tea. For the past two years we have gone to Shadelands Ranch Museum in Walnut Creek, California. This year we changed things up and attended a holiday tea much closer to home. Today we attended the Ainsley House 25th annual holiday tea in Campbell, CA.

The Ainsley House was build in 1925 during the Arts and Crafts movement in the style of an English Tudor Cotswald cottage. I love the roof!

The Ainsley House tea includes tea time (with champagne, sparkling cider, delicious ...

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December 5, 2019
Strip Twist Quilt Block from Goer

I sent this quilt block off today to be part of a collaboration quilt. We were asked to use only Kona Solids in bright rainbow colors. I had a great time selecting a bold rainbow of color. My solid stash isn't that diverse, but I had what I needed. (This evening I found more Kona that would have been helpful, but I hadn't put it away from a project last month. Oops!)

The block comes from the Strip Twist tutorial by Bonnie Hunter. Since I was only making one block, I selected 16 colors and cut my pieces ...

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December 4, 2019
I’m Making a Dress! from Goer

I am notorious for starting a project when I have no business doing so. Literally dozens of quilts wait in the wings and I decided that it’s time to start making a dress for my one-year-old niece. Let’s not mention how she is still waiting for a quilt (in progress) or how I have another fabric gift I'm working on for her. But she's almost walking. She needs a dress from Auntie Sarah.

I decided to make her a Jewel's Stripwork Dress in the same style as my daughter's airplane dress from when she ...

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December 3, 2019
I Joined a Quilt Bee! from Goer

Three years ago I took a break from online quilt bees. And honestly, I've missed it. A couple months ago I reached out to friends in The Solid Seven quilt bee on Instagram and I was immediately welcomed into the group. A couple members are women who were in the bee with me back in 2015-2016. It's fun to be sewing for quilty friends again.

October Blocks

In October Ellyn asked for 70's inspired blocks in a rainbow palette. I immediately chose to make a cassette block from the Quilt Hits Vol. 1 paper pieced pattern by ...

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December 2, 2019
December Blog Writing Challenge from Goer

For the third year in a row I'm participating in Cheryl Sleboda's annual 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge. I'll be sharing about a variety of topics including color inspiration, what I'm working on, organizational tips, and quilting tutorials. What would you like to read about? Leave a comment or email me to let me know what you'd like to see this month!

If you're new to my blog, here's a little bit about me. I am a former middle school math teacher and current traveling quilt teacher based in San Jose, CA. I ...

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