Tipsy easy curved piecing quilt by Color Girl
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest, Tipsy Quilt

Tipsy! a sweet finished quilt

During the last little bit of my spring school semester, I squeezed a little time in to make a new Tipsy quilt for quilt market this month. Brenda Ratliff of Pink Castle Fabrics has a new fabric collection, One Room Schoolhouse, showing at market (will be in stores in July) and she asked me to make a sample to display in her booth and show off the fabrics. You may be familiar with Brenda's first collection, Pie Making Day, (RJR 2015) which was a bright colorful take of classic feed sack prints. The new collection is vintage inspired, too, with...

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TipsyByColorGirl modern curved quilting pattern with scrappy fabrics
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Curved PIecing, Tipsy Quilt

New Pattern to Sew! Tipsy Quilt

It's almost the end of summer break, kids are going back to school and we can see more sewing time in our near future! I know many quilters feel intimidated by sewing curved patchwork, but if you are ready to try this fun technique, Tipsy is the quilt pattern for you. Easy curves go together in a breeze and a versatile block that can be Tipped and Turned to create you own unique quilt. Tipsy is the newest pattern now available to download and start sewing today from my pattern shop and on Craftsy. The Tipsy pattern includes full instructions and...

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Tipsy curved piecing quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell
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Finished Quilts, Published Work, Tipsy Quilt

New Quilt Pattern: “Tipsy” in Fat Quarterly

I am so happy to finally share a new quilt with you! Last winter, the staff at Fat Quarterly asked for submissions to their issue on curved piecing, and of course since I love designing quilts using curved piecing, I raised my hand. I decided to use a shape that is different for me, but a classic in quilting: the Drunkard's Path. The classic drunkard's path template is a basic quarter-circle curve with corresponding concave "background" corner, making a square block with 1/4th circle. It is a very versatile block, with many ways to rearrange for a variety of...

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