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

  • Jul
    31

    Recommended Reading II


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    This fabulous book is finally available here in the States, Making Quilts by Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession. The projects in this book are really fun, with a wide range from basic piecing to very complicated curves, points and even appliqué. I have been thinking a lot lately about my style of quilting… The subtitle […]

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  • Jul
    29

    Just Summer Fun


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    “it’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!” ― Kenny Chesney Monte Rosa, Italy seven! my three constant companions The winners of my anniversary giveaway are: Little Busy Bee in Germany will get her favorite Yankee Quilter PDF patternNikita will get her own copy of the Tula Pink Modern Sampler bookTammy […]

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  • Jul
    26

    Blogaversary Giveaway Day!


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    Today marks the one year birthday of this little blog! I have had so much fun writing about and cataloging my quilting times, a little bit of life, and sharing some of my wisdom (ha! yeah, right.) with you readers. We have had some fun this year, right?we did the fan quilt-along (boo, mine is […]

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  • Jul
    23

    Color Me Fun!


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    If you have not yet made a Marcelle Medallion quilt, I highly recommend it! They are so fun. The finished top above was made by my mom. We set out to make them together, but she got way ahead of me, as you can see.Here is mine so for, still a Work in Progress, Mom’s […]

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  • Jul
    21

    Summer Blockbuster: Take 3


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    Let’s finish this top! Welcome to the last step of the Summer Blockbuster sew along. Today I will show how to add the final borders to turn those blocks into a finished top, wahoo! In Take 2 we sewed the blocks together with the sashing strips. Next, If you haven’t already cut them, cut 5 […]

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  • Jul
    18

    Marcelle, Supersize Me!


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    zippity doo dah! I am totally tickled with this project. This is progress on my Marcelle Medallion quilt. I added border 1, the light gray strips with bright green cornerstones. But I wanted my quilt to be bigger…and I am totally in love with this floral print, so I cut big triangles out of it […]

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  • Jul
    16

    My Crafty Crush No. 3


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    It has been a while since I did a Crafty Crush post, and there are so many exciting things going on! This is where I tell you what I am loving right now in the crafty world… in project news: I finally got my copy of the new Tula Pink sampler book. Have you seen […]

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  • Jul
    13

    Summer Blockbuster: take 2


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    I am so excited at how quickly this quilt is coming together! who knew that having the blocks already sewn would be such a headstart?! ( -; If you just tuned in, click here to read about the summer blockbuster quilt In the previous scene, we cut sashing strips from three different fabrics and sewed the […]

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  • Jul
    10

    Drafting Foundation Patterns


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    Rachel asked in a comment on the last post about drafting a pattern to foundation paper, like I did with my Marcelle Medallion star block. So, I thought I would show a bit of how I did it. Any block pattern can be converted to a paper foundation pattern to make it easier to piece […]

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  • Jul
    08

    My friend, Marcelle


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    I know I am a little late to this party, but I have been wanting to make a Marcelle Medallion quilt, so I have started! this is my center “medallion” block.My mom and I had talked about doing this together as a long-distance sew along. She started first and already has me lapped. Here is […]

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