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Jamie Swanson, Personal Acct  Blogger @themoderntog, quilter, photographer, wife and mother, entrepreneur and lifelong learner. Click here to buy my quilt patterns:

Who else needs a break?!?? Every quarter my husband and I schedule in a 4-day, 3-night personal retreat alone where we can completely let go of the mental load and to-do lists we are responsible for and do something that lights us up.

Yesterday I drove a few hours away to get to an Airbnb, stoppped to pick up a bundle of #reduxfabric by @giucy_giuce on the way (thanks @hannah_johnson_fabrics for carrying the whole line!) and I’m planning on working on laying out my #epicrainbowquilt so I can start putting that together.

What would you do with 4 days completely alone? Where would you go? I’ll also be eating some yummy food, playing my little Eb Clarinet, reading, and spending some time praying, but the most will likely be quilting.

Watch my stories to follow along, but first tell me what you would do with this time below!
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#quiltretreat #quiltersofinstagram #giucygiuce @andoverfabrics #andoverfabrics #sewwiththebest #rainbowquilt #modernquilt #modernquilter #minnesotaquilters #minnstagrammers #quilting #quilt #fabric #quiltfabric #rainbowismyfavoritecolor #sewing #quiltingfabric #quiltingretreat #quiltingismytherapy #scrapquilt #stashbusting #sewmystash2019 #sewmystash #reduxbygg

It’s finally done!!! This quilt was 3 years in the making and is my son’s “man” quilt since his baby quilt has been falling apart for years now.
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This felt like the quilt that would never end with all that #handquilting but it’s finally finished and I’m so in love with it.
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I finished it when my son was asleep, so I put it on him as he slept so that he’d wake up and find it, and he definitely liked that gesture.
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I always embroider a sweet personalized message on the back of the quilts for my kids, and it makes them that much more special.
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What’s one project you have started that feel like it’ll never end? What’s one step you could do today towards getting it done?
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#modernquilt #modernquilting @vchristenson #vandco #trianglequilt #finishedquilt #quiltedwithlove #2019finishalong #finishit2019 #quilt #quilting #twinquilt #modernquilts #quiltersofig #handquilted #handstitched #modafabrics @modafabrics #showmethemoda #quiltersgonnaquilt #quiltinspiration #handmade #makersgonnamake #modafabricsandsupplies #gradientquilt #sewing #sew #aurifil #aurifilthread @aurifilthread

Cutting more #hsts for my #epicrainbowquilt - at some point I’m going to have to sew this thing together and it’s going to be insane. Happy to have @alisonglass and her #sunprint2019 as part of this quilt. I think at this point it’s got almost all of my #fabricstash in it, with a few exceptions I still want to cut from, but it’s going to be an insane #rainbowquilt when it’s done.
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@andoverfabrics #sewwiththebest #andoverfabrics #alisonglass #trianglequilt #fiskars #quilting #modernquilting #scrapquilt #htwipit #rainbowismyfavoritecolor #🌈 #fabricporn #wip #rainbowquilt #sewtherainbow #brightquilt #ilovecolor #saturated #modernquilt #modernquilter #quiltersofinstagram #quilt #quiltsofinstagram

You guys! I’m in a book from @nohatsquilts!!! I feel so flattered! And she’s even letting me give one away too (plus I’m throwing in a free digital copy of my #luminaryquilt pattern for the winner as well!) I’ll tell you how to win below. ETA: contest is now over, congrats to @blongfield who is the winner!!!!
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Here’s how it all happened.
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I LOVE itty bitty tiny little #miniminiquilts. But if you’ve ever tried to make one, you know how hard it is to match up seams when your pieces are miniscule. .
Paper piecing helped… but some designs simply don’t work with the traditional #foundationpaperpiecing techniques, such as a simple nine-patch. You still would need to match up tiny sections.
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But then I discovered #singlepaperpiecing and everything changed. And today I want to share how easy it is and how it can transform your quilting.
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It doesn’t have to be hard, and you don’t need anything fancy. In fact, you just need some grid paper and you’re good to go.
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@nohatsquilts explains all about it in her new book along with TONS of other great paper piecing tips (and I’m so flattered for the mention). But I’ve also put a full tutorial on how to do this in the highlights on my profile right now if you want to check it out (swipe the photos to the side to see how to find this).
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So how do you get your hands on a free copy of this book and a copy of my Luminary Quilt pattern? Follow both me @jamiemswansonquilts and @nohatsquilts, and leave a comment below telling me who your favorite quilt or fabric designer is. You can also tag as many friends as you’d like for additional chances to win – open internationally until this Saturday, 1/26/19 at noon CST. #adventuresbooktour #adventuresinpaperpiecinganddesign
#adventuresinPP #rainbowquilts #rainbowismyfavoritecolor #alisonglass #sewsmaller #fpp #singlefoundationpaperpiecing #singlefpp #tinyquilts #miniquilts #robinsonquilt For full rules and regulations about the giveaway, please contact @nohatsquilts

This is the project that WILL NOT END!!!! I’ve been working on it for a few years on and off, and it’s for my son so I can’t just give up, but it feels like it is taking for.ev.er! Do you have a project (or 10) like this?!? Tell me about it below!

#quilting #workinprogress #neverending #vandco @vchristenson #trianglequilt #modernquilting #handquilting #unfinishedproject #wip

Its definitely fall here. And I’m so in love with the scarf that @purlverde made me over the summer! It’s not quite cold enough to NEED it yet (it’s 54F), but I can’t help but to bring it with me and use it anyways. :) It’s like a mini comfort blanket. 🍁
What’s your favorite part of fall?
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#fallfashion #winteriscoming #woolscarf #rainbowscarf #woven #wool #patagonia #north #minnesota #northshoreoflakesuperior #lakesuperior #tettegouchestatepark @patagonia

Some secret sewing I was doing earlier this summer. Any guesses as to what I was making?!??! #agobservatory #alisonglass #andoverfabrics #sewwiththebest #aghandcrafted

So excited to finally be able to reveal some images of the new #alisonglass #aghandcrafted collection called Observatory! I’ve got a variety of images I’ll share over the next few weeks but isn’t it just lovely!?!? I loved sewing with this one so much! Which color is your favorite?!?
#agobservatory #andoverfabrics #sewwiththebest #modernquilting #quilting #fabric

Seeing him wrapped in my quilts never gets old. I tell my kids that my love is in each stitch, and that when they wrap themselves in a quilt from me, they wrap themselves in my love.
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How do you most love seeing people use your quilts?
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#quiltsofinstagram #quiltsinthewild #wrappedinlove #modernquilt #modernmaker #modernquilting #rainbowquilt #postcardfromsweden #handquilting #trianglequilt #hsts #goodmorning #momlife #tinyviking #eventinyvikingsneedsleep #konasolids #konafabric #solidquilt

Who exactly are you?!? 😂 I would love to get to know something about who’s following my rainbow quilting account, so tell me about yourself below!
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I’m Jamie, a wife and mom to 6 kids, a follower of Jesus (but not the Trump supporting kind), I run a business teaching photographers how to do personal brand photography, I live in northern MN, love making rainbow quilts (obviously) and am totally addicted to cross country skiing and rollerskiing in the summer.
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Now it’s your turn! I can’t wait to hear all about you!!!

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