Super simple sample quilt blocks, free tutorials by Color girl Quilts
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Squares with Squares: Simple Block Tutorials

Progress! This week in the Super Simple Sampler, we have sewn a few more blocks and they are really too cute. So far, we have blocks featuring triangles and flying geese and have quite a collection of 6" sampler blocks stacking up. We are on our way! This week I am showing you an essential trick for making quick work of piecing the blocks with squares. You'll love how easy this makes piecing even the smallest patches and will come in handy in future projects and other quilt blocks as well. This week's blocks feature squares and rectangles, making them...

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Radiance Quilt by Color Girl Quilts for the Classic Curves Ruler
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Radiance Quilt Pattern has Landed!

It's here! I am so excited to bring the Radiance pattern to you and see what you all create with it. This design was really fun for me to work on, sew and create the instructions for. I think it's the most impressive-looking quilt yet for the Classic Curves Ruler. The idea for this one came from my love of pieced and interesting borders on quilts. The goal was to create a modern design based on traditional shapes, and add a lot of star power with the scrappy borders combined with the curves. What do you think? I don't usually choose...

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How to sew flying geese units for quilts, video tutorial by Color Girl Quilts
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All About Flying Geese: Cute Sampler Blocks

I took a bit of time off, so I'm slightly behind on what I had planned for my Super Simple Sampler blocks. I hope if you are sewing along you are still working away on these cute blocks! This week, the focus is on flying geese units. These little block units are key to lots of traditional quilt blocks and the technique is a must for your quilting toolkit. (Besides, they are just so cute and versatile!) There are several blocks in the Simple Sampler Series that require you to make flying geese or use the same techniques. I have...

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Radiance Quilt by Color girl Quilts Sharon McConnell
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Finished! An *epically* Radiant Quilt

You guys know that I am a big Alison Glass fan, right? Her fabrics are so COLORFUL! So you know I am super excited to share a finished quilt (and the next new pattern for the Classic Curves Ruler!) as well as her newest collection of fabrics; they are sooooo yummy. Voila! the Radiance quilt. I am putting the finishing touches on the pattern now, so be on the lookout for an announcement in the next couple weeks. Be sure you're on my email list for first dibs and *maybe* a special price. This quilt was inspired by my Polka Dot...

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Super simple sampler quilt blocks by Color Girl quilts
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Tune in! First Blocks Done

It's all about that pink! I am off and sewing on my new Super Simple Sampler quilt. Some of you are joining in and it's going to be a colorful month. These easy-sew blocks are free here on the website. Find the page with all 36 block instructions Here. I thought this would be a great project for skill building if you are a new quilter especially. I'm planning several YouTube videos with tips and tricks for these little blocks and techniques you can apply to your other quilting projects, too. This week, we started with the basics: choosing our...

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signature fabrics by Sharon Holland, Art Gallery Fabrics. sold by Color Girl quilts
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

Sew Colorful: October is for Quilters

Happy October! It's such a beautiful time of year, happens to be my birthday month (and it's a big one this year, eeps!), and quilting is STILL my favorite thing to do, so let's make it a super colorful month. First up: FREE U.S. shipping in the shop (discounted international). There are so many pretty new fabrics, let's go shopping! US customers Use code "October" for free shipping site wide. International customers use code "Autumn" for $10 off your order. Next up: Quilt Along! I am making a Super Simple Sampler to gift my friend. I will be posting here and...

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PomPom quilt by Sharon McConnell, Color Girl Quilts with the Classic curves Ruler and Tula pink fabrics
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Sew Impressive! Cute PomPom Quilts

Earlier this month, PomPoms, the newest pattern for the Classic Curves Ruler, was sent out into the world and I am so excited to show you a few examples of cute quilts started with it so far. PomPoms is easy as far as curved piecing goes. Despite its looks, the blocks are quick to sew up and a great shape for showing off pretty colors and fabrics. In my original PomPom quilt, I used Tula Pink dots and stripes in coordinating colors. This way, each block was half stripes and half polka dots in the same color. You could use...

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Super simple sampler quilt by Color Girl quilts. free quilt pattern on blog
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It’s Back! the Simple Sampler

Last summer, a very close friend insisted on keeping my old dog, Cleo, while our family was away for three weeks. I had major reservations because Cleo is over 13 years old (she's a Labrador), getting pretty decrepit, and as neurotic as they come. I figured she'd freak out at being out of her home, but she seemed to settle right in with Nathalie and her family and it was a huge relief to know she had good company and loving care while I was away. Long story short and sparing you the details, Cleo demonstrated some eccentric behavior and...

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Making Dresden quilt, EZ Dresden ruler, Alison glass fabric. color girl quilts
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

A New W.I.P., Pretty Fabric and a *Sale*!

September has been quite a busy month here at Color Girl Quilts. I *may* have bought lots of new fabric for the shop, there's a new pattern for the Classic Curves Ruler, we went to the Lakeside Retreat... and that doesn't even include the crazy that is kids' soccer season, back to school, and home remodeling! Whew. But it's all good and I can't wait to show you what I've been working on. I started this Dresden project in August while I was on vacation and I was able to get back to working on it at the retreat last...

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Lakeside Sewing retreat
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Quilting Retreats? Yes, Please!

I wanted to write today and tell you about something I love about quilting: making new friends! Sewing for most of us is a solitary sport, and that's often how we like it. However, when given the chance to sew with others who understand our obsession with fabric, patterns, sewing and quilts, it doesn't get much more fun! This month I attended the second annual Lakeside quilting retreat. I mentioned it a couple of times here and on my Facebook page, but I know there are some who wanted to go and couldn't make it. Be sure and plan for...

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