Summer Bloom quilt in progress with Alison Glass fabric and cross weave solids
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Sewing, Photos, and Deep Thoughts

The past couple of weeks there has been a photo hop on Instagram, sponsored by @houseofpinheiro called #sewphotohop . Each day is a new theme, and although it is geared toward garment sewists, I have been crashing the party a bit by participating. It is fun to think about each day's prompt and how I apply it in my sewing life, so I thought I would share some of my photos and thoughts on a few here as well. Texture. I started another version (above) of my Summer Bloom quilt using Alison Glass and Hoffman fabrics batiks as well cross weaves...

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Summer Bloom quilt pattern by Color Girl, curved piecing modern quilt
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest, Summer Bloom

Summer Bloom Pattern is Here!

The Summer Bloom pattern is now available in my pattern shop and on Craftsy! I am so excited to see what you all make with this pattern...the response has been tremendous and I am so appreciative of the encouragement on this quilt. Summer Bloom is challenging, but clever piecing techniques make it not as difficult as it looks, and there is no appliqué involved. I made my sample quilt with fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics, mostly the Lavish collection by Katarina Roccella (spring 2016, still available in stores). I always piece with Aurifil thread and use Hobbs heirloom 80/20 batting...

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Sunday Best quilt pattern with dresden plate quilt block and Moda Fabrics by Zen Chic
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Finished Quilts, Published Work, Quilting Interest, Sunday Best Quilt

Quilters’ Companion: Scrappy Dresden Quilt

So happy to finally share my latest quilt design! I made this quilt almost a year ago and this month it is featured in Quilters' Companion magazine. Quilters' Companion is in Australia, so it's a bit tricky to find elsewhere. If you are interested in the pattern for this quilt, you can get a digital  magazine on Magzter. Pattern also available to download: click here Sunday Best (*edited: the pattern is now available to download here on this site, called Daisy, get it Here) is my colorful version of the classic dresden plate. I started with fabric from the Zen Chic collection,...

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quilt in progress with fabrics by Cloud9 fabrics and Cotton and Steel
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Work in progress

(Many) Quilts in Progress

Fall is here...the air is crisp and cool instead of hot and heavy with humidity. It is a time of beginnings...returning from summer vacation, school for the kids and me, and lots of quilting projects! I usually am pretty good about starting and finishing projects rather than having a whole bunch of quilts in progress, but I seem to have buried myself recently! So many exciting new things...the discipline to finish is a bit challenging (-: A few things on my sewing table the last few weeks: Finishing my Summer Bloom quilt (yea!) and its pattern. I am so excited about...

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