Posts in : January 2013 - Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell

  • Jan
    30

    January “almost finish”


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    I am linking up with Melissa for the Lovely Year of Finishes. At the beginning of January I started my “treasure map quilt” and set my goal to finish it this month.I came soooo close, will definitely finish it in the next two weeks or so. I did finish the top and have it half […]

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  • Jan
    27

    Do You Hexi?


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    This Hexigon quilt top was made by my mom. It is a totally different palette than she usually uses and I am crazy about it! the turquoise, lime and gray are sooooo pretty together and there is such a fun assortment of offbeat fabric prints.She is so daring, just throws a collection together and it […]

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  • Jan
    25

    I visited, did you?


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    You have probably heard that today is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop day. If you needed an excuse to go to said shop, this was it!Since my mom is visiting, we actually visited two shops here in Columbus, Ohio.My favorite is, of course, QB Sawmill Since I am a teacher at Quilt Beginnings and count […]

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  • Jan
    21

    Book Giveaway Winner!


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    Drumroll….the winner of my new favorite book, Modern Designs for Classic Quilts, is….. comment #18:  Vickie H. Vickie, there is no email on your blogger profile. Email me to claim your prize! I want to thank all of the lovelies who read my blog regularly. It is so much fun for me to share my […]

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  • Jan
    18

    Recommended Reading…win this book!


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    I really like quilting books. I have a new favorite and I want to share it with you readers! I picked up this book last week and it is fabulous. Seriously, I actually READ it after I bought it, not just drooled over the pictures. I actually plan to MAKE something out of it! Every […]

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  • Jan
    16

    Treasure Map Quilt


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    So, I have been working hard to meet my goal of finishing a quilt this month: the one using my Mod Century bundle combined with the Essex linens and shot cottons. I am actually on target to finish two, since I am binding my jewel box quilt, too! here are some blocks sewn, but not […]

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  • Jan
    13

    Project Progress!


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    First of all, thanks for the sweet support on my binding hang-up! I found that there are others like me who don’t want to sit still long enough to sew on binding, and others who enjoy it.I did get my binding sewn on my Jewel Box quilt and started the hand stitching, so making progress! […]

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  • Jan
    10

    Piece, Quilt, Bind


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    Binding is not my favorite part of quilting.I now have three quilts that are quilted and need binding.I am going to try to motivate myself by commiting here to get one quilt bound this week month. the thing is, it shouldn’t be hard for me to get motivated to bind! two of the quilts are new […]

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  • Jan
    05

    No More Nipples! a tutorial


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    This post is dedicated to showing my technique for preventing those pesky Nipples and keeping points sharp where lots of seams come together. I am using my December compass block to demonstrate. My monthly compass blocks are all paper foundation pieced and have lots of points that come together in the center. This technique works […]

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  • Jan
    04

    Mod Century: Palette Play


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    Mod Century: a fun collection of colorful prints For my birthday last fall, my mom gave me a gift certificate to a great (little) local quilt shop, Sew to Speak. I actually went in on my birthday and they had a remnant of essex linen (linen/cotton blend fabric) that caught my attention.I am a sucker […]

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