My creative 2016 celebration of crafty makers with Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements

Celebrate 2016! Fun, Photos, Giveaways

We are coming to the end of another year of making and crafting! I kind of can't believe how fast 2016 went...and I hope for a happy and healthy 2017. To celebrate the year as makers, I am hosting an event on Instagram and I hope you will join me! #MyCreative2016 is a photo hop for December 1-14, with daily photo themes for you to post and share all that you have accomplished during this year, who and what has inspired you, and what you hope to do creatively in 2017. Several awesome sponsors have generously joined in to offer giveaways,...

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tula pink and alison glass fabric for quilt, choosing color palette for quilt
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Quilting Interest, Travel

Quilting On the Road and Thankful

It's the last week of November, and in the U.S. that means it's Thanksgiving holiday and the shotgun start of Christmas shopping. I am so happy that I was able to celebrate the holiday with my sister and her family. My mother was also there, so we have had some wonderful "girl" time sewing and shopping. The quilt above is one my mom made from my pattern, "After the Rain", from Modern Patchwork magazine, spring 2014. It is on the guest room at my sister's home. For my sewing project this weekend, I brought along a selection of favorites from my...

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Hexagon quilt blocks with Heartland fabrics by Pat Bravo Art Gallery Fabrics
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Hexagon Evolution

So, I was really excited to get my hands on Pat Bravo's recent collection, Heartland, for Art Gallery Fabrics...the prints are beautiful and the colors are so soft and serene. I always love a primary color scheme: shades of yellow, pink (I am not a red person), and blue. I met Pat at Market in May in Salt Lake City and her booth for Heartland was amazing, as usual, so I knew I wanted to make something with her beautiful fabrics. This is one of those quilts that did not end up as I had planned. I had a design...

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Summer Bloom quilt in progress by Sharon McConnell
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Curved PIecing, Summer Bloom, Work in progress

Summer Bloom Quilt, take 2

Sometimes a quilt pattern just strikes you. Usually I make a quilt once and that's good, I am ready to move onto the next thing, but Summer Bloom is different. I want to keep making the pattern...there are so many possibilities! My first version is beautiful (if I do say so). I made it with fabrics mostly by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery fabrics. The colors are soft and flowery and I love it. But I had to make a more flamboyant version, didn't I?So I set out in September to make a second Summer Bloom quilt with my stash of...

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Whimsy Garden quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell Color Girl Quilts with bright colors, low volume fabrics, curved piecing
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Quilts Show and Tell

This is a fun post to write...I get to show off quilt not made by me! It's the best to shine a spotlight on someone else for once! I have told you pretty often that my mother is an amazing quilter...I am a quilter because she and the women before her in our family were avid quilters. She taught me to sew and keeps me inspired. Of course, since she's my mom, she's my biggest fan and likes to make quilts from my patterns. I love how she puts her own colorful spin on each one. The quilt above is...

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