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

  • May
    31

    Feeling Crafty


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    As the room mother of my son’s first grade class, I found one of my responsibilities to be organizing a “thank you” for his teacher and her two assistant teachers. I copied my friend’s idea that she did for her kids’ preschool caregivers: tote bags with goodies inside. These totes came from Bath and Body […]

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  • May
    29

    Quilting Class: hexagon fun


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    So I was just too pooped out last night to download any photos or write a post. I spent Memorial Day weekend with my kids in Michigan and did all the driving myself…but here I am, a bit late, but worth the wait!Don’t forget to vote at the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. My Quilt is #41 […]

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  • May
    23

    My Crafty Crush, A Giveaway too!


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    Periodically, I like to post about what is inspiring me and pay compliments to other sewers and designers…. First, my stash grew a bit this week with the addition of some “Notting Hill” fabrics, The colors on these fabrics are gorgeous: hot pink with bright orange, aqua and lime green, mmmm!I am going to share […]

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  • May
    21

    There is Beauty All Around…


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    Does anybody know that song?sing it: “there is beauty all around, when there’s love at home…”Okay, don’t worry, I am not getting sappy. I am just so excited about what is happening in my garden right now… Peony: “Circus Circus” I planted this peony last summer. this blossom just opened today. isn’t it divine? I […]

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  • May
    18

    Quilt Festival time


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    I decided at the last minute to enter my Village Green quilt in the wall hanging category in the blogger’s quilt festival. it is #41 (on the wallhanging page) The “town” buildings in the quilt are all paper-foundation pieced with lots of scraps. Many of the trees and shrubs are felted wool appliqué with embroidery and […]

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  • May
    18

    W.I.P. interrupted


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    I was feeling so righteous about working to finish my Noteworthy quilt before I started a new project. But, I am teaching the Jumbo Hexagon piecing class next week at my local quilt shop, so I had to start preparations for that.While the kids were at school yesterday, I started plotting… I really wanted to […]

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  • May
    15

    Indoor Voices: The Pattern is Here!


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    It seems like ages since I have had much to show in the way of finishes, so I am super excited to have this pattern ready and show the finished quilt. I nicknamed this “indoor voices” when it was  a work in progress, but the final quilt and pattern are called “Beach Comber”. I love the […]

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  • May
    12

    Quilter’s Favorites


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    Happy Mother’s Day!The winners of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day are: Heather, in Canada, who received a copy of my newest pattern, “flying kites”…I hope you like it! Linda, in Montana, will receive the pink fat quarter bundle along with the pink scissors and tape measure. Thanks to all who visited, I really enjoy […]

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  • May
    10

    Making a Pieced Border


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    This is it! the final tutorial in making the Twirling Fans Quilt. I hope you all have enjoyed the entries (and Maybe, just Maybe, someone has sewn something with the tutorials….). Even if you don’t make this quilt, there have been some tutorials along that way that you may find useful for other projects, including, […]

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  • May
    06

    It’s a pink (giveaway) day…


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    This week I am linking up with the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day!Thanks for visiting my little corner of Blogland. I hope you will check some other posts and projects while you are here…and come again! Please do visit my pattern shop on Craftsy. I would like to dedicate this day and this giveaway to […]

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