Continuing my latest mood for simple, classic patterns that are fun to sew and offer quick gratification. We all love that, right?
I have always loved the simple traditional quilt blocks like churn dash, nine patch, and shoo-fly. These simple blocks make quilts that are so "feel good": cute, graphic patterns across the entire quilt. They look great in a variety of fabrics, too, offering endless versatility.
For the latest video on Color Girl You Tube, I pulled out some of the cutest new fabrics in the shop, Aerial, to show you how to make an adorable quilt that's big...
It has been a super fun first six weeks of the Rise Above sewalong (how did we get to six weeks already?!). I wanted to pop in to share some progress. Everyone in the group is doing an amazing job of sewing the 'homework' for each week. I think it's motivating to have the video demonstrations to see exactly how the cutting and piecing go in a visual way you just don't get from a printed pattern.
I've sure loved seeing all the ways participants have turned the Rise Above pattern into their own unique quilt with colors, fabrics and...
Based on the quilters I've met, we all pretty much love fabric, right? Most of us also have a healthy collection of beloved fabrics we've collected over the years, and a few of those pieces (or a small sub-set) rise to the level of all-time favorite. These are the fabrics we seek out and buy as much as we can because we know they won't be available forever. They are the ones we buy a bundle of the whole collection because it's the rare one we LOVE every print and how they go together.
Does your super-love-most-favorite fabric sit...
We all love a star quilt, right? It's such a classic patchwork design and super versatile.
I've always liked the four pointed star patterns (Pine Burr is a favorite), so I was excited to find a ruler that is specifically designed for cutting the shapes! The Kitty Cornered ruler is from Creative Grids. I couldn't resist playing around with it a bit to sew a baby boy quilt and show off some super cute fabrics from Moda Fabrics.
...The best part is, I also made a video to show you how the Kitty Cornered Ruler works and how to make a...
Hello, fellow curve-loving quilters!
It was recently brought to my attention that the printed version of the Indigo pattern has incorrect numbers listed for the *finished sizes* of the quilt. This does NOT affect the accuracy of the cutting instructions, fabric requirements or other instructions within the pattern.
Please refer to the correct finished quilt measurements below.
Baby: 32" x 32"
Throw: 53" x 64"
Queen: 95" x 95"
Thanks for your understanding and accept my apologies for the mistake. I really appreciate it when quilters let me know if they find errors in my patterns. Thank goodness it doesn't happen often! (-:
The PDF pattern...
Sometimes the most basic things are the best: half square triangles are the building blocks for countless classic quilt blocks, they stand on their own beautifully, all lined up like soldiers or organized into pinwheels, and they are super easy to sew!
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The newest video in the Basics of Quiltmaking playlist on Color Girl Youtube is everything half square triangles: how to calculate measurements so you can make whatever size you want, need or have fabric for and how to sew them using four different techniques. The focus for this tutorial is on turning a variety of scraps...
I will never complain about getting to make stuff with pretty fabrics, but sometimes it's HARD not to share those projects when I have to wait until fabric hits the market. Today, I get to show you one that I am totally in love with (if I do say so myself...) and happy to finally put it into the world. The best part is: you can make one like it if you want (-:
If you follow my social media at all you know I am a big fan of Uppercase Magazine and its publisher/designer/founder Janine Vangool. I have enjoyed...
It's been almost two weeks since I announced the Rise Above Sew Along and it's time to prepare! Some of you are using one of the kits from here in the shop, I've seen one person post about their fabrics chosen from their stash...it's going to be so much fun to see all the ways you make this quilt YOURS!
If you haven't seen the buzz, learn all about the sew along
**I like to call it a "Sew Together" (-: **
<<here>> on the announcement page.
Today, I am thrilled to share my finished Rise Above quilt as well as two giveaways,...
It's that time of the year! Have you chosen a color of the year for your personal creative works? I always wonder how much the color of the year chosen by groups like Pantone affect what quilters make...I don't think it does for me other than being aware of challenges and perhaps events surrounding making with the chosen color.
I DO like to see what Kona Cotton chooses for their yearly color because, it's fabric! and that means there are quilts! I have a link below for a free quilt pattern featuring this year's color if you'd like to try...
It's finally time to tell you my news! I have been working behind the scenes for two months to prepare the biggest quilt along event we've ever hosted. This is one you don't want to miss because it's as close to 'in person' as we can get: I'll be sewing right along with you and teaching you the steps via video throughout.
Rise Above is a modern medallion style quilt by Charisma Horton. I saw it and knew it would make an amazing project for a quilt along. It features basic shapes and classic blocks in a creative layout that...