Another “Colorful” Quilt (and giveaway)


At the beginning of 2013, I set out to make a series of quilts that are friendly to beginner quilters by requiring only basic piecing and cutting skills as well as having simple fabric requirements. One of those designs is “Jewel Box“, back in my pattern shop, Color Girl Quilts, after a makeover that includes size options and improved graphic design.

The “Jewel Box” pattern comes with fabric requirements and instructions for a throw/baby size, which can be made with one layer cake plus a few fat quarters of solids. There is also a twin size option and both would be simple to adjust to your taste by changing the block number or adding borders. I would like to  see one made with the blocks on-point, too!

I think there are so many ways you could make this design your own. I love how the pairs of solid color “boxes” tumble back and forth across the prints. It would be cool to emphasize this design element by making the “boxes” the same color in each pair and using lighter prints (we love the “low volume” craze) for the blocks.

lots of options! If you want to see my other patterns, please visit my Craftsy shop. You can download the pattern immediately and start sewing! You will  find other beginner designs like this one or more advanced patterns if you want an adventure.

I like giveaways, do you? how about a pattern giveaway from Color Girl? all you have to do is visit my pattern shop and leave a comment here telling me which is your favorite and you could win it. I will choose a winner next Sunday…if you already have the one that is your favorite, and you win, you can choose your second-favorite! (if you have been on the fence about the “Polka Dot Bikini
Quilt Along…here is your chance…)

Let’s just go a bit crazy, shall we?
…. I am really close to having 500 followers on bloglovin! if you become a follower, and/or tell your friends (share this post on Facebook, Pinterest, your blog, etc) and I have 500 followers by Sunday, I will have another great Giveaway. If you are already following, Thanks! It is so much fun to hear from you.

Have a great week!


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  1. Gill March 10, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks Sharon!
    I love your ‘twirling fans’ pattern.

  2. SoozeM March 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I really love your Jewel Box quilt, the colors you have used are just gorgeous!! But I think I love your Beach Comber pattern even more 🙂

  3. Mishi Kichi March 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    I already have my FAV which is of course the polka dot bikini 🙂 so my second favorite is definitely beach comber!

  4. Michelle K. March 10, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I my favorite is the polka dot bikini!

  5. diane March 10, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    My favorite is your polka dot bikini pattern! I’ve had my eye on it for awhile!

  6. Cynthia Meredith March 10, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I love the use of low-volume and brights in the Beachcomber! And I’m a follower!

  7. Claudia March 10, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Twirling fans is my favorite because it’s so different from anything else I’ve seen out there. Follow you through AOL Reader.

  8. Kate/Massachusetts March 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Oh boy…it’s hard to choose a favorite. Tonight my favorite is jewel box followed by reflections followed by beach comber. Tomorrow, well I’m sure it will change again! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

  9. babiesdoc March 10, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I like them all but, I would make beach comber

  10. pkmegs March 10, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Like all of them, but favorites are Jewel Box and Polka Dot Bikini.

  11. Pam March 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Love the bikini quilt.

  12. Debbie March 10, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I like Reflections because you can use charm packs to make it and I might be able to handle that. All the patterns are great

  13. Sharon Eshlaman March 11, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I like Zen Garden. Thanks for a chance.

  14. Kathryn March 11, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I liked your Twirling Fans since the first time I saw it.

  15. JoyceLM March 11, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Your new Jewel Box pattern is my favorite. I’m a follower with Bloglovin’. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Margaret March 11, 2014 at 2:14 am

    I love your twirling fans. The pattern for that would be on my wish list. I follow by blog lovin

  17. barbara woods March 11, 2014 at 2:16 am

    I love your “jewel box” thanks

  18. Ellee March 11, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Jewel Box is my favorite. Love the bright colors. — soparkaveataoldotcom

  19. Teresa in Music City March 11, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Wow! That’s a toughie!! I have to say, I really like your patterns – they are right in line with the type of quilts I like to make, so it’s really hard to choose a favorite. I guess I would have to choose Twirling Fans. That’s the one that I first saw on Pinterest and was totally floored by it. Of course, it led me to your blog, where I saw Polka Dot Bikini and I fell in love again! And now I’m pretty much smitten with Jewel Box 🙂 And I’m already a happy follower!

  20. Patty March 11, 2014 at 3:04 am

    It’s always hard to pick 1 favorite, but I think mine is Reflections. Thanks for the giveaway!
    paweis at yahoo dot com

  21. lvkwilt March 11, 2014 at 4:30 am

    My absolute favorite is Polka Dot Bikini, but I have already purchased it. LOVE IT! So, my second favorite is Twirling Fans. Thanks for the giveaway and for all your inspiration!!

  22. Connie Cain March 11, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I like the twirling fans.

  23. Unknown March 11, 2014 at 7:09 am

    I think I’d like to play with color variations on Beach Comber. Twirling Fans is lovely though too.

  24. GranChris March 11, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I think Twirling Fans would be fun and unique.

  25. the running hare March 11, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I’m already a follower. I love all your patterns but my absolute favourite has got to be the polka dot bikini.

  26. Elizabeth March 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Beach Comber is my favorite pattern. Thanks!

  27. M.W. March 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    My favorite is Jewel Box.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Geni Pickens March 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Polka Dot Bikini is my fav, it will challenge me since I’ve not ventured into curves yet!!

  29. Diane March 11, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I love the twirling fan quilt pattern but jewel boxes is just too cute!

  30. Em March 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I love Reflections!

  31. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts March 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Polka Dot Bikini! I would love to play along. Thanks for the fun!

  32. Amy's Crafty Shenanigans March 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I love Beach Comber – looks FAB!!!

  33. Rosa March 11, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I love ‘twirling fans’ !!

  34. Jackie March 11, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I love, love your Polka Dot Bikini, not sure I’m a good enough piecer to make but I’d love to win it.

  35. Stitching Impressions March 11, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    HI Sharon,

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love the Bikini Dot pattern. Hope you get your 500 followers.

    Ruth at

  36. Michelle March 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I really like Twirling Fans, but any of them would be great!

  37. Lori Landenburger March 12, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Ooh, I sure do think that zen garden would be nIce in oranges and Greys!!

  38. Md Amirul Islam March 12, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I like your style !!! Don’t mistake visit my links

  39. Nupur March 12, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Reflections is my favorite- would love to make an ispy quilt for my toddler with that pattern!

  40. Garnet March 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    All are gorgeous patterns – favorite would be Jewel Box followed closely by Polka Dot Bikini.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win from a long time follower.

  41. Sandy March 17, 2014 at 11:51 am

    My fav has been Polka Dot Bikini, but, Beach Comer is right up there with it. Great patterns, all of them.

  42. Nicolette Mathee March 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Hi, I love your Twirling Fans, but all your patterns are lovely and bright.

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