intermediate patchwork quilt with stars and cross blocks, modern traditional quilt pattern featured in AQS magazine

Star Crossed quilt, pattern by Color Girl quilts with Sketchbook fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics
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Quilting Interest, Star Crossed Quilt, Work in progress

Quilt In Progress with Sketchbook Fabrics

I feel pretty lucky to be friends with Sharon Holland and have the opportunity to sew with her brand new fabrics, "Sketchbook", for Art Gallery Fabrics. Sharon asked me to sew a quilt to show the pretty prints as they are getting to stores very soon, and of course I said, "yes!". Sketchbook is a collection of prints inspired by naturalistic drawings and doodles you might make in a garden or out for a summer walk. My two favorites are those at the bottom of the photo above, the sketchy circles: each big polka dot is a different color and...

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Star Cross modern patchwork quilt pattern, beginner quilt pattern with scraps and stars
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Star Crossed Quilt

New Pattern On Sale: Star Crossed Quilt

The Star Crossed quilt pattern is now available in my pattern shop as well as on Craftsy as a pdf download. I hope to see your versions of this quilt as I think it has lots of possibilities in terms of color combination and placement of colors. I made mine in a two tone palette of violet pink/lavender and turquoise. But I also made a second version using lots of bright prints from the "Utopia" collection by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics. You can see that quilt, Here. The Star Crossed pattern was originally published in the November 2014 issue...

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star cross modern patchwork quilt using utopia fabric for art gallery fabrics by color girl quilts
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Finished Quilts, Patchwork, Star Crossed Quilt

Finished Quilt: It is “Utopian!”

This has got to be one of my fastest finishes yet: Star Crossed pattern variation using Utopia and blenders by Art Gallery Fabrics. The pattern for this quilt is currently available in AQ magazine (November 2014) and will be in my shop to buy individually in January. Big thanks to Frances Newcombe, the designer of this beautiful fabric collection, for allowing me to play with her fabrics....when I saw them on a preview of upcoming collections, I was immediately smitten with the beautiful vibrant colors and knew I wanted to make something to show them off. In addition to Frances'...

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Star Crossed scrappy modern Quilt by Color Girl, American Quilter Magazine Feature
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Finished Quilts, Published Work, Quilting Interest, Star Crossed Quilt

New Quilt Pattern in American Quilter Magazine

I am so thrilled to announce that Color Girl Quilts (that's me!) has a featured pattern in the new November issue of AQ (American Quilter) Magazine. This quilt is called Star Crossed. I made it last spring, and you saw a bit of a peek at this as it was developing in my post on "Radiant Orchid", the pantone color of the year. *edit: this patterns is now available for sale in my pattern shop, click Here The finished quilt is 60" x 76", and could easily be adjusted by making more or fewer blocks. One of the things I...

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