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

  • Apr
    28

    So Much Crafty Goodness!


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    This post is dedicated to paying complement to those who inspire and awe me… First, to mention some fabric I have a crush on right now, Kaffe Fassett’s “spot” The colors on these are so bold and I love that the dots and backgrounds come in such unusual color combinations. They are a really great […]

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  • Apr
    25

    Borders: 1/2 square triangles!


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    If you have been following along as I show how to make the fan quilt (above), below are instructions for piecing the half-square triangle border. I love HST borders! I will show you some different ways of piecing the triangles. You can choose the option that works best for you and your quilt. The method […]

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  • Apr
    23

    Quilt-Along: Adding Borders


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    Here is post #5 on the Fan Quilt-along. If you just tuned in, look here for the first steps. We are nearing the end and I just want to say a bit about borders. Adjust measurements below to match your quilt top if you used a different setting for your blocks. A simple border option, and […]

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  • Apr
    19

    Quilt Show, shops and something new!


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    Last weekend, my mom and I drove to Cincinnati for the International Quilt Festival show and I found a pattern for the adorable pillowcase dress. When I got home on Saturday, I sewed one up for my friend’s little girl…there she is wearing it above…. isn’t that so cute? My first foray into sewing clothing. […]

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  • Apr
    16

    A little sewing, a lot of planting


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    Fabrics, The first rows of my “noteworthy” quilt. I LOVE the colors and fabrics, but it is not working quite as I envisioned it, which is disappointing!I want to do another version with different color placement…. …so that the rings formed by the strips stand out more. & flowers, My garden is coming to life!! […]

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  • Apr
    14

    My Crafty Crush


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    Have you ever been surfing crafty blogs or flick’r, or attended a class and been so amazed by someone’s talent or the beauty of something handmade that you just wanted to shout to the world? I feel this way all the time and think, “I wish everyone could see how great this is!”. So I […]

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  • Apr
    09

    Recipe for a Great Weekend


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    Last weekend was about as good as it gets in this life.Here is the formula for a great weekend: 1 handful of great neighbors1 neighbor with a swing set1 pile of fresh mulch (even better with a sword and snow boots, but these are optional) Plenty of good company while quilting (that’s Cleo, she just […]

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  • Apr
    06

    Fan Quiltalong Part 4: partial seams, blocks, quilt center


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    Welcome to part four of the series on making a “twirling fans” quilt. if you are just joining us, click here to see the previous steps. Please sew along!! This is a tutorial on using partial seams to set in the square at the center of this block. If you have not already done so, […]

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  • Apr
    04

    This is Noteworthy


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    Every once in a while (like once a week), I get really excited about a collection of fabric. My latest favorite is PB&J from Moda. Have you seen it!? I had to order a fat eighth bundle from Green Fairy. Anyway. The Noteworthy collection from Sweetwater for Moda was released in January, and it was […]

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  • Apr
    03

    A Quiet (scrap) Riot


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    I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was starting a quilt with my Lucy’s Crab Shack layer cake. I took out all the “low volume” prints and added some complimentary solids and this little number was born. (I added other light prints to fill out the pre-cut squares) I like to think it […]

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