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

  • Jun
    21

    Ambitious Quilting Here


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    This is the most ambitious quilting project I have done yet. I actually marked (with a water-soluble pen) a double wedding ring design on my Noteworthy quilt and I am quilting it with my Sashiko. Above is a close-up, so you can kind of see the stitches. I am pretty happy with it even though […]

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  • Jun
    19

    Something (sew) New


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    I am pretty proud to show this little project, Last night I attended a class at a new local shop to learn how to make a zippered pouch. I have wanted to try making a bag but needed some guidance on zippers as well as overall 3-D sewing skills. I have lots of leftover batting […]

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  • Jun
    16

    Memory Snack Mat


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    I made a mini quilt! Do not laugh at my childish skills on this one…This served two purposes: making a father’s day gift for my husband and practicing my (very limited) free-motion quilting skills. Ski Utah! tea towel turned Mini Quilt My husband has everything and so is a bit difficult to gift for. I […]

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  • Jun
    15

    Blogger Bundle


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    My stash grew a bit this week because I finally gave in to temptation and bought a small bundle of fabrics from the collection “urban mod” by Art Gallery Fabrics that I have been admiring.I believe that it just might be true that having hobbies and having budgetary discipline are mutually exclusive virtues. For me, […]

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  • Jun
    12

    New Pattern: Zen Garden


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    I am so excited to finally share this pattern with you. I have made two versions already and it is a quick one to whip up if you need a gift, baby quilt, or just a snuggle! See all of my patterns on Craftsy. This pattern can be made with a Layer Cake for a […]

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  • Jun
    10

    a few works-in-progress


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    today I started quilting my Noteworthy quilt and I cannot wait to show you when I finish. Another project is on my sewing table right now: scrapbooks! how cute it this paper? I wish it came in fabric. One thing really fun about scrapbooking is the cute paper. If you are into fabric, you could […]

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  • Jun
    07

    Fabulously Finished (a top, anyway)


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    Good Gracious! it seems that this quilt top has taken forever to get finished, even though I did just start it in February. This is what you have seen me refer to as my Noteworthy quilt, not due to its own merits, but because I used the Moda Sweetwater “Noteworthy” collection of fabrics as my […]

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  • Jun
    04

    Quilt Bomb 2


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    what you see here is a Freedom Quilt. Quilts like this were created to give signals to slaves who were seeking freedom along the underground railroad 150 odd years ago in the United States. Each block represents a message and safe houses would display quilts to identify themselves to those needing shelter.As you can see, […]

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  • Jun
    03

    *Easy* Mitered Corner


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    mitered corners are fun…and attractive! I really like the look of mitered corners. I have used this method for all sorts of borders as well as piecing within a quilt (think diamonds). Sewing time has been short the last couple of weekends, but I did work on my Noteworthy quilt today, adding three of the […]

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