Aviatrix medallion quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Aviatrix Medallion Quilt, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Finished it! Aviatrix Medallion

It's Friday! I am so happy to finally have my Aviatrix Medallion quilt finished. If you have been reading here for a while, you know I spent a ton of time last year working my through all the borders on this. I had lots of fun along the way, adapting the pattern and adding some of my own personal touches. The original pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman. Do you see the birds in the center star piecing? This is such a pretty block, a classic called Dove in the Window. I wanted my center to be larger than the original, so...

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polka dot bikini quilt by Color Girl using kona cotton solids fabrics
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Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Polka Dot Bikini, Quilting Interest

Kona Solids: Polka Dot Bikini Quilt

Welcome to my stop on the Stash Fabrics Kona cottons quilt blog tour! Beth at Stash organized a group of quilters to pick out their favorite bundle of colors from her stock of Kona solids, then let us dream up a sewing project with them. Beth carries the entire collection of Kona solids, over 300 different colors! It seemed like a no-brainer to make my pretty bundle into a Polka Dot Bikini quilt, and with that in mind, I chose a variety of bright colors, including at least one light and one dark of each. Of course, once I got...

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Star Crossed quilt, pattern by Color Girl quilts with Sketchbook fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics
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Quilting Interest, Star Crossed Quilt, Work in progress

Quilt In Progress with Sketchbook Fabrics

I feel pretty lucky to be friends with Sharon Holland and have the opportunity to sew with her brand new fabrics, "Sketchbook", for Art Gallery Fabrics. Sharon asked me to sew a quilt to show the pretty prints as they are getting to stores very soon, and of course I said, "yes!". Sketchbook is a collection of prints inspired by naturalistic drawings and doodles you might make in a garden or out for a summer walk. My two favorites are those at the bottom of the photo above, the sketchy circles: each big polka dot is a different color and...

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