Let's have a little fun this weekend! I have a giveaway on my Instagram page right now and you are definitely going to want to join in. Winner gets a Sew Beachy fat quarter bundle plus a Color Girl pattern of their choice.
Visit @colorgirlquilts on instagram and see This Post.
Here's what you have to do to enter: 1. Visit my shop pages and choose a pattern you want to make. Leave a comment on the IG post (link above) telling me which pattern you chose. 2. Follow @colorgirlquilts on IG 3. For extra entries, tag your friends to join...
It's hard to believe how far we have come on our Pixie Medallion quilt along. This month we sewed the first two flying geese borders. It is A LOT of flying geese, whew! We divided this border into two months because it really is a lot of sewing...and it's a good thing because I barely squeaked by getting my pink and orange ones done in February.
If you are just joining the quilt along or want to know more about making your own Pixie Medallion quilt, click here for the quilt along home page and links to past posts.
I finished my little Aurora quilt using the Lemon Tree fabrics...I can't get over how pretty these little prints are! I was not aware of Tilda fabrics until a couple of months ago. It's always fun to find a little gem that not a lot of people seem to be sewing with. When I got some fat quarters of their newest fabric collection, Lemon Tree, I knew I wanted to make something that would show off the sweet florals and spring colors. The Aurora pattern was the perfect choice!
Aurora is the ideal quilt for fabrics with small scale patterns...
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...
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.
If you've been curious about the Classic Curves Ruler and what all the excitement is about, watch the...
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...
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...
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 (-:...
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...
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...