Summer Bloom quilt by Sharon McConnell with Art Gallery Fabrics
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Summer Bloom, Work in progress

A New (Epic!) Quilt in Progress

You may know that I am a huge fan of designer Katarina Roccella's fabrics, so I have been pretty excited about her latest collection, Lavish (Art Gallery Fabrics), since Market last fall. I feel like it didn't get a lot of attention, but these fabrics are gorgeous! A couple of weeks ago, I had a new bundle of Lavish and was trying to decide what I wanted to make with the prints. It occurred to me that I haven't done a really challenging, super fun piecing quilt in a while. I did a little brainstorming for design ideas, and, not surprisingly...

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Ring Around Quilt with curved piecing by Sharon McConnell
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Curved PIecing, Favorites, Ring Around Quilt

Ring Around Quilt, the Pattern is Here!

One of my favorite quilts from the past year, Ring Around, is now available as an individual pattern! Click here to visit my quilt pattern shop to order the pdf download now. Ring Around was originally published in Quilters' Companion magazine in Australia, so for those who couldn't get hold of that magazine, you can now make the Ring Around quilt, too. This is a new variation on my favorite ring style quilt, with a slightly more square-ish curve...it's just as easy to piece as your usual curves, but really creates a unique and dynamic finished design. If you like...

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