Quilting and sewing giveaway prize, layer cake, quilt pattern
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Giveaway, Quilting Interest

Festival Fabric Giveaway!

It is quilt market and quilt festival this week in Houston for fabric and sewing lovers! What a fun time of year,  seeing all the new products coming to us from fabric companies and designers. Since I am not at market or festival, I joined the #missingmarket party on Instagram. You can follow along for a series of fun photo challenges and giveaways. My giveaway on Instagram this weekend is a 10" Layer Cake of Regent Street lawn fabrics (Moda Fabrics) and a copy of my Jewel Box pattern (quilt above). Visit me on Instagram to enter: @ColorGirlQuilts But there is...

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how to choose fabric for quilt, lagom fabric by Art Gallery fabrics
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Fabric, Favorites

For the Love of Fabric: Lagom

When I saw the Lagom fabric collection at Spring Quilt Market in May, I instantly loved the minimal prints and colors! Lagom is a Swedish word meaning, "just the right amount". That pretty much sums up the perfect fabrics! Lagom is the latest collection from the designers at Art Gallery Fabrics...a perfect combination of black and white with pale blue and pink. The colors might evoke nursery decor, but the black and white makes it totally hip and very versatile. The shades of blue in Lagom coordinate perfectly with several recent prints from other Art Gallery Fabrics collections, making the fabrics ideal to fit...

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Summer Bloom quilt pattern by Color Girl, modern curved piecing quilt
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Curved PIecing, Work in progress

In Progress: Summer Bloom Quilt 2

I have been working on a second version of the Summer Bloom quilt. This time I am going super high contrast and bright colors. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to use my stash of Alison Glass Handcrafted batiks (Andover Fabrics). I have had them in a bin along with a collection of cross weave and shot cottons...I think they pair wonderfully: the texture and color of the cross weaves is a perfect match to the batiks. I started out planning on doing all the striped segments with black and white. I am using a black batik from the Me...

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Gossamer quilt by Sharon McConnell, with Hoffman fabrics and Indah Batiks
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Announcements, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Quick and Pretty: Gossamer Quilt

Although it seems I have a long list of quilts I want to make, and several in the works, I took a quick pause the last couple weeks to make up a new version of my Gossamer pattern. I love how this looks so different from the original due to the reduced color palette and minimum of print. I made this for Hoffman fabrics with their new collection called Sparkle and Fade. These fabrics are making their debut at fall Quilt Market this month, so they will be in stores in the next few months. The entire fabric collection is shades...

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