Hula Girl Quilt by Sharon McConnell, low volume, polka dot patchwork ring quilt
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Finished Quilts, Giveaway, Hula Girl

A Finished Quilt and Giveaway!

  I finished my little Hula Girl quilt just in time for Sewtopia last week. I am really happy with how it turned out and really happy that I tried some new things on it. (the Hula Girl pattern is available in my pattern shop) One of my favorite things about this quilt is the quilting. For the first time, I tried spiral quilting. Initially, I planned on just doing four large spirals coming from the center of each ring, but after I started I decided to do multiple smaller spirals all over the quilt. The stitching is all just a presser...

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Hula Girl Quilt by Color Girl Quilts, modern ring quilt
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Announcements, Finished Quilts, Hula Girl

Hula Girl Quilt Pattern Now on Sale

Happy Sunday! A fun announcement here at Color Girl: a new pattern is now available. This is my modern ring quilt called "Hula Girl". You can find it in my shop or on Craftsy. The pattern includes very detailed instructions and clear diagrams to get you started on paper piecing if you have never tried it. I also have a couple of tutorials in photos, Here. The quilt shown on the pattern finishes at 44" x 53", so it is perfect for a baby or child, a snuggle or a wallhanging. My current version has only five rings, so it...

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Hula Girl quilt with Michael miller fabrics by Sharon McConnell
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Basting

So, I finished my little Hula Girl quilt top for the Michael Miller Fabrics challenge for Sewtopia. (Read about how I got started on this Here). Usually fall is my favorite time to take pictures of quilts because the colors outside are so pretty, but our weather has been nothing but wet for two whole weeks! So I am giving you a bit of a peek at this as I was basting it. I really want to quilt it with spiraling circles from the center of each ring. I love how that looks but never tried it. I think this...

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Marcelle medallion quilt, modern patchwork quilt, scrappy mini quilt
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Marcelle Medallion QAL, Work in progress

Finished! Mini Marcelle Medallion Top

Happy October First! It really feels like Autumn here, which is my favorite time of the year. The leaves are changing and there is a lovely crackle underfoot when I walk with Cleo. I am so looking forward to starting some new quilts in October. I would like to present to you my finished Mini Marcelle Medallion quilt top. It was a goal to finish this in September, and I actually got so charged up, I stayed up late last night to finish the outer border...something I rarely do. The primary fabrics used on this were a couple of Michael Miller...

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Hula Girl modern ring quilt, paper piecing patchwork, modern low volume quilt
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Giveaway, Paper Piecing, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

A Winner! A Quilt in Progress…

Popping in with a quick Quilt in Progress show and tell! I have the first row of rings done for my Michael Miller fabrics and Sewtopia Challenge quilt. I am loving the scrappy look so far! If you are just tuning in, this is a second version of my Hula Girl quilt pattern, coming soon to my pattern shop. The winner of my "low volume fabric" fall giveaway is Charlotte. Her comment was chosen by the random number generator (my 8-year-old son). Charlotte, I hope you enjoy the fabric. It was awesome to read the comments and find out where everyone...

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Patchwork, Work in progress

Work in Progress Hiccups

I love this quilt! I feel like it's okay to gush a bit because I didn't actually make it. This is variation on my modern wedding ring quilt that I designed and made for the NY Modern Quilt Guild challenge last fall. I created the design for this version and my Mom sewed it up while she was here last month. She is a master at the low volume concept, and I think this quilt has so much interest. The finished quilt will be a bit of both of us. You see, I am going to quilt and bind it...

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