Lava beach quilt by Sharon McConnell, modern curved piecing orange peel quilt
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Finished Quilts, Lava Beach Quilt, Published Work

LOVE Quilting, A New Quilt

It seems I have waited a long time to share this quilt! I am extra happy that it is my first quilt in the UK magazine, Love Patchwork and Quilting issue 42. The magazine is now available in the UK and digitally, and we will have it in the U.S. in January. I am calling this quilt Lava Beach because I made it last summer right after my family and I had a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. One of our favorite spots on that island is a black lava sand beach where the kids play in the...

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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Coastline Fabrics Blog Tour, My Curvalicious Quilt

It is my turn on the blog tour showing inspiring project made with the new fabric collection, Coastline, by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics. Please do check the other posts (click Here) for many sewing ideas and inspiration for these beautiful fabrics. Sharon is also offering to giveaway a bundle of the fabrics: simply repost your favorite image from the blog tour on your Instagram for a chance to win. More details are listed on Sharon's site at the link above. For my Coastline project, I made a quilt with large enough pieces to show off the pretty prints...

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Ring Around quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell, modern curved piecing wedding ring quilt
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Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Published Work, Ring Around Quilt

New! Ring Around Quilt in Quilters’ Companion

I have a new quilt pattern, and for those of you who love my curved piecing quilts, you are going to love Ring Around. The Ring Around quilt is featured in this month's issue of Quilters' Companion magazine, along with the pattern and templates to sew it. I have been waiting a long time to share this quilt, and I think it is one of my favorites of the past year. The pattern in the magazine is for a quilt like mine, which finishes at 48" square. I used Aurifil thread and Hobbs batting. Quilting by Darby Myers of Quilted...

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Whimsy Garden modern curved piecing quilt pattern
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Curved PIecing, Whimsy Garden

Sew a Whimsy Garden Quilt! Pattern Available

So happy to have the Whimsy Garden quilt pattern now available in my pattern shop! I sewed this quilt last fall for a feature in Quilters' Companion, where it was published in May. Now you all have the chance to make this unique quilt. Whimsy Garden is a great pattern to start with if you are new to sewing curves. The blocks are gently curved and come together quite easily. The pattern provides full instructions for the curved piecing and completing the appliqué circles even if you have never done appliqué before, or tend to avoid it (that's me! not usually...

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