Finished Quilt! Eclipse


Eclipse quilt by Sharon McConnell, curved piecing orange peel quit design with stars

I am so happy to be able to finally share this quilt! This is one of my favorite quilts that I made this year, and it is called “Eclipse”. I sewed it last spring but didn’t share the details because it was going to England and is now published in Quilt Now magazine. I think this is a very exciting quilt design because it combines some really fun piecing techniques, including curved piecing, and really pretty fabrics (of course!). It was quilted by the always fabulous Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts.

Eclipse quilt by Sharon McConnell, curved piecing orange peel quit design with stars

I started out with a fabric bundle of Joel Dewberry prints, but of course I also pulled lots of my favorite prints from my stash to go with it. Some of these fabrics were a bit of a stretch for me, as they are prints I wouldn’t usually choose, but I kept the faith and went for it. I give a lot of credit to my mom for helping me with this one…she pinned curves for me while I sewed, which sped up the piecing of this quilt tremendously! It also made for a fun visit together.

I am awaiting my copy of Quilt Now…anxious to see the quilt and the pattern in print! Quilt Now has limited availability in the U.S., but this pattern will be available in my pattern shop soon, too.

Happy Christmas week, or whatever you might be celebrating!


Linking up with Amanda Jean: finish it Friday!

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  1. SoozeM December 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Wow that is absolutely stunning! I love the yellow background fabric, I need to use different colors in my backgrounds instead of always going for white/cream/grey/black. Can’t wait to see it in Quilt Now!

  2. Phyliss Jaffe December 20, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    This is stunning! How exciting to be in Quilt Now!!! I can’t wait to receive my copy. Congrats Sharon

  3. kris December 21, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Wow another fun curvy piece. I love it and love the movement and it looks really complicated. Great job and congrats on the magazine!

  4. Cheryl December 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Is it in Issue 6?

  5. gramk December 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Beautiful quilt! Love how the shapes play off one another

  6. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl December 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Congratulations on another publication! 🙂 I love it when I can sew with someone – it sounds like your mom was a big help.

  7. Lynette December 21, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Hey, this *is* a really cool one! I love the stars surrounded by the curves.

  8. Ruth December 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    This is beautiful! I love the circles created and the colours you have used are gorgeous! I’ll be keeping an eye out for the magazine – due out on 7th Jan I think!

  9. rosa December 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    This is a fantastic quilt and quilting.Congratulations!!

  10. Gina December 23, 2014 at 12:13 am


  11. Mamita December 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you for including me in the project, Babita. Your biggest fan.

  12. Judy December 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Congrats on the publication – this is a beautiful quilt! The yellow background fabric was a great choice!

    You have a Judi Madsen quilted quilt. . . I’m so jealous! 😉

  13. Angie in SoCal December 26, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Wow – a stunner! Congrats!

  14. M-R @ Quilt Matters December 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful finish and on the publication!

  15. Alycia Quiltygirl December 26, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Oh my gosh – that is fantastic!!!

  16. Lorna McMahon December 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Love the curved piecing! What a lovely design. A gorgeous finish!

  17. Carie December 27, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Goodness it’s absolutely stunning! I love the way it plays with your eyes, and such lovely curves too!

  18. Deana December 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

    This is the best quilt I’ve seen online all day. I am in love with it.

  19. Karen@capitolaQuilter December 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Such a beautiful quilt

  20. Kat December 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Love your design! Very cool.

  21. Quilt Now, issue 6, Featuring Eclipse Quilt - Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell Blog Archive » Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell January 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

    […] so excited to share this quilt pattern with the world! I previously posted about my Eclipse quilt, Here. Now you can make one, too, if you have the latest issue of Quilt Now. I know that Quilt Now is not […]

  22. Helen LeBrett April 1, 2015 at 1:31 am

    So glad this will be in your store soon: I tried to find the magazine but had no luck. Yay!!!!
    Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  23. Helen LeBrett April 1, 2015 at 1:32 am

    PS. would you email me and let me know when you have it up in your shop? Thanks!! H

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