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

  • Aug
    30

    (MINI) Modern Marvels


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    I have written once before about the Open Door Art Studio. It is a day program that provides art supplies and space for people with disabilities to create and sell their work. I wanted to share their summer exhibit, Small Wonders. A fun textile piece for us quilt lovers. I agree with the sentiment.I visit […]

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  • Aug
    28

    A Process Post: Contrast


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    Contrary to the serious sounding title, this is the one where I make fun of myself a little bit. We all know that contrast is really important in choosing fabrics, colors, everything for a quilt, right?My problem is that sometimes I get so fired up on an idea that I don’t really audition before I […]

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  • Aug
    26

    My Crafty Crush: hexagons


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    I know, I know. I am a dork because I like hexagons and they are so trendy. Oh, well. I like them, trendy or not. I want to point a spotlight on the wonderful talent of some other quilters who have made wonderful things with hexagons…. This beauty was pieced by my mom. Many of […]

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  • Aug
    23

    Hallelujah! Conversion!


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    This is my friend, Rissa. We met when our kids were in kindergarten together. Our boys got to be friends, and we really like each other too. Last year, Rissa expressed an interest in learning to sew a quilt. Naturally, I was more than willing to get her started! She had never sewn, used a […]

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  • Aug
    23

    Surprise….lots of Winners!


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    Happy Friday.So, I love to have giveaways on the blog because it is fun to hear from people reading the blog. The problem I always have is that I want everyone to win.So, for my Funday Sunday Giveaway, I decided to choose more than one winner. “Fiesta” is the winner of the 2 charm packs […]

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  • Aug
    20

    It’s Growing In and Out


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    I am excited to have two more borders added to my Marcelle Medallion quilt, the one that looks like bricks and the floral fabric. Just the “plus” blocks left to do. I have mentioned along the way that I have improvised a bit, that is, strayed from the original pattern. I want to share what […]

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  • Aug
    18

    Sunday Funday giveaway!


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    I am linking with Julie for…. Are you starting to think about making projects for Christmas?For my Sunday giveaway, I am offering two charm packs of “cherry Christmas” by Aneela Hoey for Moda. Plus, to go with the charm squares, a pattern that just happens to use two Moda charm packs (for a throw size) […]

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  • Aug
    16

    Animal House


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    In case you haven’t heard, my friend Jacque at Lilly Pad Quilts is having her annual “pets on quilts” show! isn’t it funny how much our animal friends like our quilts and fabrics? That cutie above is Luke. She is a leopard gecko and one of my older son’s pets. He is crazy about animals […]

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  • Aug
    13

    Home Again, Home Again…


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    Jiggity jig!what a fantastic vacation we had. Don’t we look serious?  a little bit of sewing with my lovely sister…. A little bit of Nerf War mayhem between my boys, Uncle Sean and Noah, More than a little bit of quilt store shop-hopping….  One lost tooth at the airport….  Way too many sweet treats…. the […]

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  • Aug
    10

    Pink & Aqua: Palette Play


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    My kids and I flew from Colorado here to  Seattle to visit my sister, who is also  a fabric addict lover. We have been visiting fabric shops on our outings to see the city. I am starting a new collection for my Tula Pink City Sampler quilt. I am planning on doing some blocks with […]

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