Posts in : November 2012 - Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell

  • Nov
    27

    Quilt Bomb


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    Faux Crazy Quilt I was walking down the hallway at my sons’ school and, out of the corner of my eye, spotted a huge crazy quilt hanging on the wall! what?!Upon closer inspection, I discovered this crazy quilt is made of paper by second graders. You see, the students were learning about Victorian Era crazy […]

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  • Nov
    25

    Stashing “color”: it’s finally here!


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    Fabrics… and Flowers… I have been so excited for the new collection “simply color” from Moda…and it has finally arrived at my quilt shop!! Of course, I had already ordered a layer cake because I just couldn’t wait! These fabrics are soooo pretty and they have coordinating ombre solids, which I am excited to experiment […]

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  • Nov
    21

    An accidental quilt!


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    So, I have been working on sewing up the patchworky border pieces for my fan quilt, and guess what? I think they make a cute quilt all by themselves!I might make a “leftovers” quilt with my scraps. That would help reduce the amount of fabric that has to be absorbed into my stash  (- : […]

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  • Nov
    19

    More flowers, Less fabric


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    a couple of weeks ago I became the design/build arm of my homeowners’ association landscaping committee (which consists of me and one other person, who doesn’t actually “do” gardening). So, my excuse for not having much in the way of sewing to share is that I have been trying to take advantage of nice weather […]

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  • Nov
    15

    Out to Lunch


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    November Compass My brain was out to lunch as I was sewing on this today. See those dark blue pieces? I cut them the wrong size but didn’t realize it until I had sewn on all four and ironed them and was getting ready to  sew the next piece! out came the seam ripper, which […]

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  • Nov
    14

    Fill in the blank…


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    There is a column in last month’s issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine that discusses the positive effects of hobbies and crafts on our mood. I bet we can all identify with that, right? I think this sign is fun…if you could remove the word “bike”, what would you replace it with? Here are my […]

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  • Nov
    11

    Rainbow: Palette Play


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    pieced quarter NY Beauty I am starting a new project and you know what that means: playing in my stash, feeling my fabric, auditioning and choosing colors!I am starting another NY Beauty block to use as demo for my class coming up at Quilt Beginnings in Columbus, Ohio. I knew I wanted to use something […]

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  • Nov
    10

    half-way hustle (progress, not perfection)


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    here we are, 50 days to the end of the year. Unless you believe in the Mayans, then we have something like 39. Oh, well, I am betting on seeing 2013, because I just have too much left to do. Progress on my list: 1. finish my Reunion charm square quilt….. Done! “Reflections” by Yankee […]

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  • Nov
    06

    November Gallery


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    I am a little late out of the gate this month, but I am finally getting around to some housekeeping around here (totally playing hooky from work today). Harvest Color The theme for this month in the Members’ gallery is “harvest”. Followers of this site are invited (encouraged!) to share their quilts, w.i.p’s, etc. that […]

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  • Nov
    05

    Monday (Madness)


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    Things are a little crazy! in just the past week I have decided to maybe (likely) change jobs, had an interview today and now have to decide.We drove to Traverse City, Michigan for the weekend so my husband could participate in a mountain bike race. Would you drive seven hours so you could ride a […]

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