Daisy quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell, modern dresden scrappy bright quilt
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Daisy Quilt, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

A Finish! the Bright Daisy

Sometimes it seems like I have a million projects going and nothing is getting done. That's why it feels especially great when I get to a point where stars align and things come together. This week is one of those times: some finished quilts and new patterns getting done, ready for Quilt Market and to share with you! One of my goals this spring is to have the print pattern of Daisy available so that shops can carry it (it is also available as a pdf file, Here). I made a new, brighter version of the pattern for the cover. This...

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Daisy Quilt pattern by Color Girl, dresden plate quilt
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Announcements, Daisy Quilt, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Brand New Pattern, Daisy, is Here!

Happy New Year! and Happy New Sewing! I have a fresh scrappy quilt pattern just right for something brand new in 2017. The bonus is, you can feel good about making Daisy because it is perfect for scraps and small cuts of fabric (10" squares, etc). If you have resolved to sew your stash this year, this is your quilt (-: (find it in my shop, Here) Daisy was originally published in Quilters' Companion magazine last fall and I have seen some wonderful versions already pop up from that. I think this would be a fun pattern to experiment with different...

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Flying Kites quilt kit with charm squares fabric by Moda
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest, Reflections Quilt

Quick and Sweet: Charm Quilts

In the old days, a charm quilt was one in which there was no fabric used in more than one block. Think of the old Postage Stamp pattern quilts, all those tiny squares, often hand-sewn together from bits and pieces of clothing, feedsacks and fabric scraps. I love the idea of a charm quilt, especially the concept of using the maximum variety of fabrics in a single quilt. Today, with modern quilting fabrics, many companies offer "charm packs" consisting of small cuts of an entire collection of fabrics. The packs can be 10" squares, 5" squares, or 2 1/2" squares,...

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Simply Eclectic Fabrics quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell, free pattern
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Free Quilt Patterns

New, Free Quilt Pattern Now Available

I have a pretty new pattern now available to download, courtesy of Hoffman Fabrics. Click Here to visit their site and get the pdf pattern. I designed this quilt last fall to showcase the Hoffman Fabrics collection called, "Simply Eclectic". It is a pretty range of prints in florals and geometrics...great basics...in Navy, Gray, Terra Cotta, Green, and Aqua. The photo above was taken at International Quilt Market in Houston last November. The quilt was displayed in the Hoffman booth there to help showcase the fabrics. For this version, and what you see on the pattern cover (the digital rendering) I...

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Jumping Jacks scrap quilt by Sharon McConnell easy quilting pattern
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Jumping Jacks Quilt, Quilting Interest

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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