Sparkle quilt pattern, modern patchwork quilt with stars for charm squares
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Quilting Interest, Sparkle Quilt

New Quilt to Make Now! Sparkle Pattern is Here

I am super excited to finally have the Sparkle quilt pattern available in my shop! Download and start sewing today (-: Sparkle was originally published in Quilters' Companion (in Australia) magazine last June for their special issue on pre-cuts. You can see my original Sparkle quilt, Here. For the pattern, I wanted a different sample, and my mom was so sweet to sew this quilt for me. Huge thanks to her and to Hoffman Fabrics for providing fabric from their new collection of modern batiks, You and Me. These fabrics are seriously gorgeous, if you haven't seen them yet, check...

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Quilters Companion quilt patterns with precut fabrics
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Published Work, Sparkle Quilt

Quilters’ Companion: Sparkle Charm Quilt

Almost a year ago, the editor of Quilters' Companion magazine (based in Australia) asked if I would be interested in creating a quilt for their issue on using Pre-Cut Fabrics. I was totally blown away and thrilled at the invitation, so of course I accepted, and this month the special issue was released containing my new pattern, Sparkle. Sparkle uses 5" charm squares, a popular pre-cut widely available from many of the major fabric manufacturers. What I like about these pre-cut packs is that you can get a sample of fabric from an entire collection of prints without breaking...

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flying kites quilt, modern patchwork charm square baby quilt
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Giveaway, Work in progress

Charming Quilt in Progress, Charming Giveaway

Lately, I have been thinking about pre-cut fabric charm squares. What to make with them and how fun it is to get a small sampling of an entire fabric collection. I have some ideas for new quilts swirling in my mind, but it has been awhile since I really concentrated on getting some finishes, so first I am going to get this baby quilt quilted. This is the small version from my charm square quilt, Flying Kites. The pattern is available in my pattern shop and on Craftsy to download. This pattern is a great way to stretch just...

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Dutch Windmill Quilt by Sharon McConnell for Color Girl Quilts, modern patchwork, charm quilt
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Dutch Windmill, Finished Quilts

Finished! Dutch Windmill Quilt

I am so happy to share a finished quilt! I designed this patchwork pattern almost a year ago and my mom helped me start piecing it, but as is often the case, other projects kept getting put ahead of this one. I finally finished up the top last spring and it sat while I had lofty ambitions of quilting it myself...then when I started working regularly again in June, I gave myself permission to have it long-arm quilted.  This is one of those projects that I think looks so fantastic with the quilting added. My friend Jane did an all-over...

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