Picnic Quilt with Improv Fabrics by Benartex Fabrics. Pattern by Sharon McConnell with Classic Curves Ruler
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Quilting Interest

Holiday Fun Starts Early!

I want to thank you all for your support this year! What an exciting time this has been as I grow in my quilt design business and launch my first tool, the Classic Curves Ruler. I will not be able to ship CCRulers for a bit, so I am giving you an offer as a "thank you" for your patience. See below, make sure you read all the instructions: Classic Curves Ruler orders received from November 17-30 will ship December 1-2. Sincere apologies for the delay and to thank you for your patience, choose any pdf pattern FREE with your...

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Art Gallery Fabrics, traditional quilt block, free tutorial for Jack in the Box quilt block
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Quilting Interest

AGF Quilt Block Tour of Makers

This week I am hosting a little tour of makers to showcase some of the quilt blocks featured in Art Gallery Fabrics' tutorial series on YouTube. I asked some of my favorite makers to choose one of the traditional quilt blocks available on the AGF YouTube channel and make a small project and tell us about the video. AGF has a beautiful channel on YouTube featuring a variety of projects using their fabric collections. All of the tutorials and patterns featured are free of charge, so be sure and check them out next time you need some inspiration for a...

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choosing fabric for quilt, Art Gallery Fabrics in Pink and blue
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt Along Month 2: Snowball Border

Here we are going on our first border for the Pixie Medallion quilt! Thanks to all who are participating and welcome to anybody ready to join. You can find out about the Quilt Along and links to all the posts so far, Here. Pixie Medallion Quilt pattern is available, Here. At this point you have your center star sewn and maybe have your stop borders on too. If you are following the pattern, you will have two narrow borders around the center star. There is some room for adjustment if your center star block doesn't come out exactly the right...

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Pixie Medallion quilt, center feather star by Color Girl Quilts, Sharon McConnell
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Giveaway, Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt Along Giveaway! The Pixie Star

Are you working on your Pixie Star for the Great Pixie Quilt Along?  We are almost finished with our first step! To catch up on past posts and read quilt along details, Click Here. I decided to do some different things for my new Pixie Medallion...I wanted a different look from the original quilt and to use some of my favorite fabrics from my stash. My initial inspiration was the fabric collection Avante Garde by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. I've been saving my little stash of it for the perfect project. I am also adding coordinating colors and...

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Indigo quilt pattern, curved piecing with the Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Indigo Quilt, Quilting Interest

Brand New! Indigo Pattern Now Available

Now that you've fallen for curved piecing with your Classic Curves Ruler, I have a brand new quilt you are going to love! Indigo is the newest design for the CCRuler and I couldn't be happier to show you these beautiful quilts. If you have a pack of 10" squares ("layer cake") you have been saving for the perfect quilt, you have found it! Indigo is ideal for 10" squares to show off those favorite prints, but the classic design would look amazing in any type of fabric. I would love to see one in batiks or 30's reproductions (-: I...

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lagom quilt, curved piecing modern quilt with Art Gallery Fabrics by Color Girl Quilts
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Favorites, Finished Quilts, Published Work

New! Lagom in Simply Moderne Magazine

I have been so anxious to share a new quilt with you! The latest issue of Simply Moderne magazine is here and so is the Lagom quilt, my new (and current favorite) design for curved piecing lovers. If you have been reading here for long, you know I love orange peel quilts. I think the shape is a lot of fun to sew and you can create a variety of interesting designs. For a bit over a year, I have also been really into adding black to my quilts. So when I saw the Lagom fabric collection from Art Gallery...

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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Pixie Medallion QAL, Half-Square Triangles

October is flying by and we are ready to sew the half-square triangle borders for our Pixie Medallion star. Feathered star is one of my favorite classic quilt designs, but the traditional block can be tricky to sew, with set-in (Y) seams and partial seams. The Pixie Medallion is so much simpler! Just straight sewing, so here we go. I know that some people like to do half-square triangles different ways. If you cut and sew them according the pattern instructions (like I do), there is no trimming required. Your little units, before they are sewn together, should measure 2...

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Mermaid quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts, with the Classic Curves Ruler, modern curved piecing quilt with Art Gallery Fabrics
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Classic Curves Ruler, Mermaid Quilt, Quilting Interest

Pretty Mermaid Scales: a Pattern Hack

Today, I have instructions for making this pretty variation on my Mermaid quilt pattern. This is the same sewing and layout as the original pattern, but you get a whole new look by changing the placement of colors and prints. Clamshell is one of my favorite classic quilt designs. I like how this pattern gives you the classic shape, but made in a unique and modern quilt. To follow these instructions and make a quilt like mine, you will need the Mermaid pattern and a Classic Curves Ruler for quick and easy cutting of the shapes. Fabric cutting: Cut the following "set"...

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Pixie Medallion Quilt pattern, Quilt along, sewing the medallion star
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Pixie Medallion: Sewing The Center Star

Introducing the Pixie Medallion Quilt Along. Here we sew! For schedule and other particulars on the QAL, click here. To get your pattern, click here I have seen some photos popping up on Instagram that some of you are choosing your fabrics and getting ready. It is so exciting to get us going with fabric and sewing the center medallion star in October. I want to emphasize a few important things before we start cutting: Read the entire first section of instructions and familiarize yourself with the process we are going through to cut and sew the star pieces and half-square...

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Pixie Medallion quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along

It’s Quilt Along Time with Pixie Medallion

We are gearing up the The Great Pixie Quilt Along. I am hosting this fun event with Wendy at The Next Stitch and I do hope we have lots of sewists join and sew along. It will be fun to see all the different looks this fun pattern can have. Since we are close to our start date (October 1!), I am posting here with our schedule and things you should know. First, you CAN make this quilt! all the piecing is straightforward, with basic shapes like half square triangles, strips and squares. You will recognize some of your favorite...

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