Trillium quilt by Sharon McConnell, hexagons and triangles, modern patchwork quilt
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Finally Finished Quilt: Trillium

In my quest for finishing, I am super excited to show you my latest quilt, Trillium! I pieced the top for this one during the winter but just got it quilted (by Darby of Quilted Squid) and finished the hand-stitched binding on vacation last week. (find my binding tutorial Here, I do it both ways: machine or by hand, depending on the quilt and my mood) The fabrics featured in this quilt are all from Art Gallery Fabrics, primarily the Avante Garde collection by Katarina Roccella. I also used Hobbs batting and Aurifil thread for piecing...my favorites! The piecing for this...

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Hula Girl quilt patternBeginner paper foundation pieced quilt pattern with low volume fabrics and scraps
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Hula Girl, Quilting Interest

The “new” Hula Girl Quilt Pattern

At the beginning of June, I made a goal to get some projects finished, and one of those was revisiting my Hula Girl pattern to update and convert the pdf pattern to print for shops. Today, the new pattern is available to download in my shop and also on Craftsy. The print pattern is coming later this month. I love a quilt design that is fun to make and turns out looking more difficult than it actually is. Hula Girl is one of those that (I think) is a cool design with a complex-looking construction, but it's actually pretty simple...

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Lavish fabrics by Katarina Rocella for Art Gallery Fabrics
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Fabric

For the Love of Fabric: Lavish

Last week I told you about a quilt top I just finished using primarily the new Lavish collection fabrics (see it here). This week I want to tell you a little more about the fabric and look at some ideas for mixing them up with others in your stash. If you have been reading here for a while, you know I am a big fan of Katarina Roccella's fabric designs. Her use of color and artistic layering of images, painterly touches and unique prints make her fabrics a favorite of mine, and Lavish is her latest masterpiece fabric collection. What first...

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Festival quilt pattern, scrappy modern patchwork quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Festival Quilt, Quilting Interest

June is for Finishing: Hexagons!

Periodically I like to take a breather from starting new projects and really focus on wrapping up some older Quilts in Progress. I think June is a good opportunity to do this, since I just finished my newest design quilt top (see post here), and I have several others that have been waiting awhile. First up: finish my two hexagon quilts. I just finished the top above, this is a new sample of my Festival quilt pattern. I have been working on getting this one published for my pattern shop, but wanted a new sample for the pattern cover. I chose...

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