Moon Flower quilt by Sharon McConnell with Alison Glass Fabrics
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When You Think it Can’t Get More Colorful…

For those of you following and participating in the Color Girl Challenge this month, here is an update! One of my projects I set out to finish this month can now be moved to the “finish” column. Wahoo.Moon Flower quilt by Sharon McConnell with Alison Glass Fabrics

I started this quilt last winter when I got some of the Diving Board fabrics by Alison Glass. I am a huge fan of her fabrics and color choices and I wanted to make something super vibrant. This is also a fun pattern for trying out a new shape to sew with the the Classic Curves Ruler. The design actually evolved as I was making it. The original pattern didn’t come together the way I wanted, but I like this final design the best! It reminds me of retro mod flowers. What do you think?Moon Flower quilt by Sharon McConnell with Alison Glass Fabrics

The choice of black for the “background” makes the prints seem really bright. I think it would be interesting to play a bit with placement to emphasize the pretty shape and pattern created by the black pieces. There are a lot of shapes here that could make interesting new patterns by changing up the color and value placement.

I pieced this pretty quilt with Aurifil thread. I use a 50 weight neutral color. The quilting, with transparent thread, was done by Darby Myers of Quilted Squid. It’s finished with Hobbs Wool Batting, and my favorite black and white stripe binding (-:Moon Flower quilt by Sharon McConnell with Alison Glass Fabrics

Have you been working on finishing up your WIP’s this month? Clearing out those projects on our to-do lists is so rewarding and gives us space to do even more with our creativity. Click Here to check out all the amazing progress our community is making on Quilts in Progress and finishing them up.

Use #colorgirlchallenge and tag me @colorgirlquilts on IG and Facebook. A couple of prizes have already been given out and there’s more coming.

Happy Sewing!

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4 thoughts on “When You Think it Can’t Get More Colorful…

  1. Shasta says:

    Wow! This is such a beautiful and fun quilt. Love the colors as well as the design. You’re right, the black really and white really makes the colors pop.

  2. Judy Brehmer says:

    I Love, Love, Love it !! Judy Brehmer

  3. Renee Wald says:

    Sharon! You have such a wonderful way with color and shapes! Love your patterns!

  4. taskerm says:

    Sharon, it’s gorgeous. Are you putting out a pattern for this?

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