Eclipse quilt piecing, pattern by Sharon McConnell, colorgirlquilts, using fabrics by Tula Pink, Zen Chic, Cotton and Steel
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

I love Teaching! the Eclipse Class

Had a fabulous time Saturday teaching my Eclipse quilt pattern to a group at Quilt Beginnings in Dublin, Ohio. For my demonstration sample, above, I decided to mix up the original pattern a bit and make my blocks with the pod shapes all different fabrics, rather than using the same print to make a complete circle. I love how this looks! Pam had never sewn curves and is a relatively new quilter, but she took right to it...sewing her blocks without any problems! She is making her Eclipse with Joel Dewberry prints from the same collection that are found in...

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Eclipse quilt piecing, pattern by Sharon McConnell, colorgirlquilts, using fabrics by Tula Pink, Zen Chic, Cotton and Steel
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Curved PIecing, Eclipse Quilt, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: a new Eclipse

I am starting a new, smaller version of my Eclipse quilt pattern. This is going to be part of my demonstration pieces for a class I am teaching this weekend. I think this is going to be such a fun quilt...I love these bright colors and modern prints! I am thinking about mixing up the prints in the circles, rather than placing the four alike ones together to form a complete circle. What do you think? I am also trying it out with navy blue in place of the yellow. I have several blocks sewn, ready to add the stars. I...

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Eclipse quilt pattern, curved piecing mini quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Curved PIecing, Eclipse Quilt, Finished Quilts

Finally Finished: Mini Eclipse Quilt

The last couple weeks, I have written about working on this little quilt as my "Quilt in Progress", so I am happy to finally have it finished! This is a miniature (about 30" square) of my original Eclipse Quilt (pattern available Here or on my Craftsy Shop) that was featured in Quilt Now magazine back in December. Honestly, I have so many quilts in progress, and a million more inside my head and sketch book, I don't know what possessed me to re-make this quilt other than that I really love the design. It is a unique way to use...

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Quilt Now magazine, modern patchwork and quilting with sewing patterns
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Published Work, Quilting Interest, Recommended Reading

Quilt Now, issue 6, Featuring Eclipse Quilt

I am so excited to share this quilt pattern with the world! I previously posted about my Eclipse quilt, Here. Now you can make one, too, if you have the latest issue of Quilt Now. I know that Quilt Now is not widely available in the States, so for my fellow Yankees, I will have the pattern available to purchase soon, too. Issue 6 of Quilt Now is filled with great projects to sew as well as newsie stuff about new fabrics and sewing industry people and gadgets. I think it is so cool that this issue has two curved...

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