Gossamer quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts
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Gossamer Quilt

New Pattern Now Available: Gossamer Quilt

The summer heat is here and we are ready to head inside for some quality sewing time: try a new quilting pattern to show off your favorite prints paired with beautiful, vibrant solid colors. Gossamer was originally published in issue 9 of Quilt Now back in March, and was featured as the cover quilt for the "pretty" issue. I used mostly fabrics from the new range of print fabrics by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics (also called "Gossamer") and added several coordinating prints from my stash, all from various collections by Art Gallery Fabrics. I also used Hobbs Heirloom batting...

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low volume quilt, modern double wedding ring quilt
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Paper Piecing, Patchwork, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Modern Rings

I am finally getting back to finishing this quilt! I started quilting it in early June, only to have my Sashiko machine malfunction. Now, I am unpicking what I did with the Sashiko machine and starting over with my regular sewing machine. This quilt was pieced by my mom, based on a design I created which is also a variation on my original Modern Wedding Ring quilt. You can see the full top of this quilt Here. There will be  pattern coming to my shop also. How does one decide on a quilting design? For me, it usually comes down...

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Beach Comber

Beach Comber Quilt

I have a "new" pattern in my Craftsy pattern shop: Beach Comber. This is not a completely new pattern as I released it before I rebranded to Color Girl and made improvements on all my patterns, so I should say this one is "Back!" I made this quilt last spring, starting with a layer cake of "Lucy's Crab Shack" by Sweetwater for Moda, and the bright solids. Pretty soon I found myself picking out the low volume (light) prints from my layer cake and adding more from my stash. The baby size quilt (shown) can be made with a layer cake and...

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