Easy baby quilt using scraps, bright color, black and white quilt

Jumping Jacks quilt by Color Girl, Sharon McConnell, with fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics, skopelos
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Finished Quilts, Jumping Jacks Quilt, Quilting Interest

Skopelos Fabric Showcase Quilt

Welcome to my stop on the tour to showcase Katarina Rocella's new fabric collection, Skopelos, for Art Gallery Fabrics. It was quite by accident that I ended up taking part in two of these hops back to back, and it has made for quite a whirlwind sewing month of April! (Visit my post on my quilt made for Pat Bravo, with her new collection, Etno). For my Skopelos quilt, I made a throw size using blocks from my Jumping Jacks pattern. Since I made the original Jumping Jacks quilt, I have wanted to do another with the blocks oriented in...

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Jumping Jacks scrap quilt by Sharon McConnell easy quilting pattern
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New Pattern: “Jumping Jacks” Scrap Quilt

Today I have a new quilt pattern for sale in my shop and on Craftsy. This is my "Jumping Jacks" quilt, originally featured in Quilt Now magazine for their scrappy quilts issue last November. Jumping Jacks is a particularly fun design because there are so many ways the blocks can be laid out to create unique patterns. It is a good beginner quilt with basic piecing and cutting, or a quick make for baby shower or other gift. When I first made the quilt, I had a tough time deciding how I wanted to set my blocks. You see, the black and...

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Jumping jacks scrap quilt by sharon mcconnell, in quilt now magazine, scrap patchwork easy quilt
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Giveaway, Jumping Jacks Quilt, Published Work, Quilting Interest, Recommended Reading

My Scrap Quilt in Quilt Now Magazine, plus Giveaway!

Last June I had the fantastic opportunity to meet Katy Jones at Camp Stitchalot retreat in Michigan. At that point, I was interested in doing more pattern publications in magazines and she was getting ready to launch a brand new quilting magazine based in the UK. We talked, she liked my quilts, I liked her, and now I present to you "jumping jacks", my first quilt project published in the current issue of Quilt Now. This magazine is fun because each issue has a basic theme, and this month we have scrap and stash sewing patterns. I made my "jumping...

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