Dollhouse quilt tutorial, free pattern with curved piecing by Color Girl Quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Free Quilt Patterns

Doll House Quilt Tutorial, part 2

Welcome to the second installment  of the Doll House quilt tutorial using the Classic Curves Ruler. Thank you to those I have heard from about this quilt. I am so excited that you like the quilt and would love to see what you are making with the pattern. If you missed it, look at last week's post for details on the quilt, supplies,  fabric and cutting instructions. Our quilt is going to be 39" square (easily made bigger by sewing more blocks). Last week we did all of our cutting, now we sew! Fold one print B shape to find the...

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Classic Curves Ruler with Moda Fabrics, For Curved Piecing quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Classic Curves Ruler, Using the CCRuler

Classic Curves Ruler Video Tutorial

Finally! A video tutorial on using the Classic Curves Ruler is here. Sue O'Very of Sue O'Very Designs did a fantastic review and video on the CCRuler on her YouTube channel. It will be a great resource for those who need a more visual, real-life demonstration of how to cut and sew with the Classic Curves Ruler. The link to the tutorial is below. Be sure and visit and follow Sue's YouTube channel for lots of useful tutorials and ideas for sewists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IF1CPtQqAY&t=554s If you've been curious about the Classic Curves Ruler and what all the excitement is about, watch the...

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Announcements

Welcome to Color Girl, Now Even More Colorful!

I want to welcome each of you to the newly expanded Color Girl Quilts. I hope you poke around the shop a bit. There are some really fun new things to see and to make and to inspire! As you know, I have been designing and writing quilting patterns for several years and I am so grateful for the amazing response and support I have received from the quilting community. I am at a point now where it seemed natural to expand beyond patterns in some way. I thought a lot about where I wanted to go and what my...

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Modern curved piecing quilt pattern tutorial by Color Girl quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest

Doll House Quilt Tutorial, part 1

Today is the day! We are making the Doll House quilt. For this part I have the fabric requirements and cutting instructions for you to get started. Next post will be the sewing instructions to finish your quilt top. My Doll House quilt is made with prints from the new Amy Sinibaldi collection, also called Doll House, for Art Gallery Fabrics. I do my piecing with 50 wt Aurifil thread in neutral off-white. You will also need a Classic Curves Ruler to cut your shapes for sewing. Once you have gathered your materials, we are ready to go! Fabric Requirements and...

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Dollhouse fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics, baby quilt by Color Girl quilts using Classic curves Ruler
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Curved PIecing, Work in progress

Straight Line Quilting: How-To the Color Girl Way

Have you seen the new Dollhouse fabric by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics? it is just about the most feminine, pretty collection of prints and colors you could imagine. I used some fat quarters of Dollhouse to make up a really sweet and really simple baby quilt using the Classic Curves Ruler. Large blocks are an ideal way to get started with curved piecing. The gradual curves are easy to sew and give you a lot of practice (read: success, not frustration). By the time you make a quilt like this, you will be a master of curves (-:...

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Pixie Medallion quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts, Quilt Along
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Work in progress

Pixie Medallion Quilt Along: Shoo-Fly Border

Happy February! We are nearing the end of the Pixie Medallion quilt along, just one more month to go. But first, I'm sharing my progress for our January goal. We worked on the shoo-fly blocks for border two, and I couldn't be happier with how it's looking! (it's getting too big to photograph well (-:  ) I decided to go with the white background so these blocks would have a nice contrast to the yellow in the snowball border. I like how clean the white looks with the bright prints, and also how it ties into the white strips around...

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Lemon Tree fabric by Tilda, Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Work in progress

Pretty Fabric, Big News, and a W.I.P.

I have been up to exciting things here at Color Girl Quilts. (-: I have been loving my sewing project this month. I am working with the upcoming collection, Lemon Tree, by Tilda. When I received the fabric last month, I agonized a bit over what to make with the beautiful prints. How have I not been aware of Tilda until now? I ended up deciding on the Aurora pattern because I thought it was a good fit for these pretty prints. A classic yet modern quilt with pieces large enough to show off the fabric patterns. I even have enough...

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Eclipse quilt pattern by Color girl Quilts. with the Classic curves Ruler
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Classic Curves Ruler, Eclipse Quilt, Finished Quilts

New! Eclipse Pattern for the CCRuler

It's finally here! The newest quilt pattern to make with the Classic Curves Ruler is now available. Eclipse is the perfect mix of quilty favorites: stars and curves. Some of you will recognize Eclipse. It is a pattern I wrote and published first in Quilt Now magazine and had the pattern available with templates. Now, I have redesigned it and updated the pattern to use the Classic Curves Ruler. Without templates to copy and cut out and the accuracy you have with the CCRuler, you'll make up Eclipse easier and in less time. For my sample, I used a variety of...

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half square triangles for Pixie Medallion quilt, trimming triangles, with Art Gallery Fabrics
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Pixie Medallion: Cute Border Blocks!

The middle of January already! Who is working on their Pixie Medallion quilt? This month in our quilt along, we have the second border, the shoo-fly blocks.  If are just getting started, you'll find some helpful hints for speeding up the piecing on these cuties, Here. To join in, visit the Quilt Along home page, Here, for details and schedule. The Pixie Medallion pattern can be purchased, Here. So, I have to say that these little blocks make me pretty happy. They are so simple, yet their little size and basic shapes make them really satisfying to sew. I had fun...

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Saija's Aurora quilt, pattern by Color girl quilts
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all about you, Announcements

All About You! Wahoo!

In 2018, I want to start a regular feature here and on my newsletter featuring projects made with my patterns and/or the Classic Curves Ruler...by YOU! I am super excited about this because I love seeing your work on Instagram and the emails you send. Keep them coming, I want to feature you! Last fall I taught a weekend workshop in Lakeside, Ohio. Sue got a great start on her Whimsy Garden quilt. I love that this pattern looks great in these muted colors and traditional prints. So different from my original Whimsy Garden, but just as pretty. This was the first...

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