Quilt in Progress: a new Eclipse


Eclipse quilt piecing, pattern by Sharon McConnell, colorgirlquilts, using fabrics by Tula Pink, Zen Chic, Cotton and Steel

I am starting a new, smaller version of my Eclipse quilt pattern. This is going to be part of my demonstration pieces for a class I am teaching this weekend. I think this is going to be such a fun quilt…I love these bright colors and modern prints!

I am thinking about mixing up the prints in the circles, rather than placing the four alike ones together to form a complete circle. What do you think? I am also trying it out with navy blue in place of the yellow.

Eclipse quilt piecing, pattern by Sharon McConnell, colorgirlquilts

I have several blocks sewn, ready to add the stars. I am hoping to have maybe a row of blocks sewn before the class so I can show how they will come together. I think for the colored stars, I am going to do shades of pink/orange and blue/green, more variety than in the original quilt on the pattern…This is going to be a really fun, bright sample of the Eclipse Quilt!

I picked up the fabrics at the local quilt shop where I am teaching the class, Quilt Beginnings (Dublin, Ohio). If you are interested in my palette, the navy blue is one of the new batiks from Hoffman (from the You and Me collection), the gray is a Cotton and Steel basic (the new Sparkle collection), and the prints are a mix from new fabrics by Tula Pink (Eden), Zen Chic (For You) and Carrie Bloomston (Story).

I can’t wait to show you more and tell you about the class!



Tags: , , ,


  1. BettyF September 30, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Agreed, I love the colors!

  2. Jacqueline Skarritt September 30, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Again, I love your colors and fabric choices…. You are really tempting me to try this pattern! I would have to relearn curved piecing, but this pattern would be worth it! So wished I lived near Dublin so I could take your class!

  3. Beth October 1, 2015 at 5:18 am

    I love the navy blue and the bright color story! I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished! I wish I lived nearby so that I could take your class, too. I don’t know how to do curved piecing yet so I would probably be way under qualified to try it, but I think this quilt pattern is gorgeous!

  4. rosa October 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    So beauituful and love your fabric combo.Happy sewing!

Post Your Comment
Your Name
Your E-mail