Eclipse quilt kit sold by Color Girl Quilts, uses the Classic Curves Ruler
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Eclipse Quilt, Quilting Interest

A New (AMAZING!) Eclipse Quilt

It is so exciting to show you this amazing quilt! My friend Carol made this version of the Eclipse quilt with the green kit option that's available in my shop. I am so impressed with her skills, and super thrilled with how the selection of prints  and colors look together. The Eclipse quilt is confident level quilt pattern that uses the Classic Curves Ruler. When I made the sample for the pattern, I chose a bright yellow print for the main background fabric...I love how unexpected it is for a main color and how the bright prints really shine.  ...

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happy mothers day from Color Girl Quilts
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Quilting Interest

Spring Fabric Sale!

I want to send a big thanks to all of you quilting friends! What an exciting year 2018 has been so far. Spring is finally here, the flowers are blooming, and this weekend we celebrate our mothers, sisters, friends, all the special women in our lives. This weekend, through Monday, May 14, at midnight, take 20% your fabric purchase when you use code 'love' at checkout. I hope you take advantage of Mothers' Day to treat yourself to a little (or a lot!) of creative time. Visit the shop and see what's new, Here. I've added new Tilda Sun Kiss bundles...

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Talin fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics, quilt with curved piecing by Sharon McConnell Color Girl quilts
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

New! Tallinn Fabrics Little Quilt

I met Jessica Swift at Quilt Market in Houston last October. She was showing her first fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics, and I knew right away it was one for me. The bright, true colors and cute illustrations are too much fun. When Jessica asked awhile back if I was interested in participating in the blog tour to promote the release of the fabrics, I didn't hesitate to say "yes!". She is a such a sweet person, and I am so excited for her success and bringing her artwork to us quilters in fabric. You can find all the...

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Lakeside Chatauqua, lake erie, Ohio.
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Announcements, Quilting Interest

Lakeside Retreat: Come Sew with Me!

Popping in to tell you about a quilting and sewing retreat I am going to in September. I hope that if you live anywhere close to northern Ohio you'll consider joining us. I attended this retreat last September as the teacher, but this year we are having open sewing time all weekend! Of course, if you come and want help with a Color Girl pattern or the Classic Curves Ruler, I wouldn't turn you down (-;  .  The venue couldn't be more beautiful: a charming great lakes village of summer cottages on the shore of Lake Erie. We had a...

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Tallinn fabrics pieced circle quilt blocks. tutorial by Color Girl Quilts
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Giveaway, Work in progress

Winner and W.I.P of the Week

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway from last week! It was fun reading the comments and finding out that the group includes quilters from all over the world. I think the furthest away was Australia (isn't the internet wonderful to bring us together?). We also have friends in Canada, France, the U.K. and all over the U.S. Thanks for introducing yourselves! I hope you comment again in the future. Giveaway winner is Kelly Paulson. I've sent Kelly an email and waiting to send the prize! Thanks to all who enter. There will be more giveaways coming so keep...

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Art Gallery Fabrics, Doll House fabric by Amy Sinibaldi
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Giveaway

Giveaway! Make Something Pretty

Is it spring yet? I laughed the other day when we were having snow flurries and one of my neighbors was mowing his lawn. I think we all need a little sunshine and freshness, so this weekend we are going to have some fun with a giveaway.                   **photo credit above: Art Gallery Fabrics** Everyone is welcome to enter for a chance to win these eight fat quarters of prints from Amy Sinibaldi's Doll House collection. I used these fabrics for my Doll House quilt, below (get free instructions, Here). Plus, the...

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Black Jack quilt pattern made with Mediterreneo fabrics by AGF, pattern by Color Girl Quilts
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Black Jack quilt, Quilting Interest

In All it’s Glory and Options

Last week I told you about the newest pattern now available for the Classic Curves Ruler, Black Jack. I've been having a bit of fun this week dreaming up how this pattern might look in a variety of fabrics and colors. The original pattern sample is super graphic, high contrast, so here are some examples of how you can put your own creativity into this design. Go crazy with favorite prints in your stash or spring for that pretty new bundle you've had your eye on. Okay, how cool is this version in low contrast, large scale prints? I think...

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BlackJack quilt pattern by Color Girl. Modern, easy curved piecing quilt for the Classic Curves Ruler
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Announcements, Black Jack quilt, Finished Quilts

It’s Here! New Pattern, Black Jack

It's all I've been thinking about all week! The newest design for the Classic Curves Ruler is here. Black Jack holds a special place for me because the graphic look and big pieces make it perfect for showing off beautiful colors and prints. I always like a quilt that is easy to make using a basic block, but where the blocks aren't obvious in the final quilt. You get so much movement and interest! Who else loves black and white with bright colors? I have been on this as a bit of a theme for a while now and can't...

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petticoat quilt by Briar Hill designs using the Classic curves ruler
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Quilting Interest

Classic Curves Ruler & Pattern Giveaway

I met Julia of Briar Hill designs last October at Houston Quilt Market. She introduced herself to tell me how much she loved using the Classic Curves Ruler and to show me the quilt she made with it. Julia and her partner, Caverly, are launching their first fabric collection with RJR Fabrics, June's Cottage, and one of the samples at Market was the beautiful Petticoat quilt. Petticoat is a unique curved piecing design featuring overlapping scallop shapes that resemble the ruffles of a petticoat. I am so curious to find out how she created this! Julia is releasing the pattern...

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black jack quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts
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Black Jack quilt, Quilting Interest

How This Quilt Was Born and a Reveal

I may be odd, but it is so thrilling to me when the idea for a new quilt is hatched. I suppose we quilters are lucky to be so easily pleased: give us pretty fabric and we can be happy for a long time. This week, as I share about the new pattern that is coming, I'll tell you a bit about how this particular design came about. Someone asked me recently how I start a new quilt: pencil and paper, computer program, or just start cutting and sewing. While I utilize all of those methods, my ideas usually start...

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