Drunkards path quilt blocks, modern curved piecing quilt with batik fabrics
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Announcements, Curved PIecing, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Caution! Curves Ahead, and Something New

It's a new week! And what do you think of the new look here at Color Girl? If you visited last weekend, you found the site under construction. I have the best person who does my web stuff, Sarah Bailey (SpunMonkey), and I am so excited with what she has done with the remodel! We worked together to make the new site as user friendly and beautiful as possible. I would love to hear what you think! The next couple of weeks I am in the homestretch preparing for Quilt Market and my first time as an exhibitor. Quilt Market...

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Gossamer quilt by Sharon McConnell, with Hoffman fabrics and Indah Batiks
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Announcements, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Quick and Pretty: Gossamer Quilt

Although it seems I have a long list of quilts I want to make, and several in the works, I took a quick pause the last couple weeks to make up a new version of my Gossamer pattern. I love how this looks so different from the original due to the reduced color palette and minimum of print. I made this for Hoffman fabrics with their new collection called Sparkle and Fade. These fabrics are making their debut at fall Quilt Market this month, so they will be in stores in the next few months. The entire fabric collection is shades...

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Archer Quilt pattern with Hoffman fabrics prints, by Sharon McConnell
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Archer Quilt, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Finished! A pretty Archer Quilt

I am really happy to have the opportunity to do some sewing for Quilt Market this spring. My first project is a quilt for Hoffman fabrics using their upcoming collection, Sweet Tea. The fabrics are so feminine and soft, and I think my Archer Pattern is perfect for showing off the coordinating colors and variety of prints. For this version of Archer, I exchange the white and gray strips for navy and seagreen tonal prints from the Sweet Tea collection. The fabrics come in the china blue color way as well as pink and green, but I mixed them all together. I...

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