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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Sharon McConnell, Color Girl Quilts at International Quilt Market, Houston 2017
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Announcements, Quilting Interest

Sew with me! and other announcements

Happy New Year, Everyone. Hope it's off to a great start. I am super fired up about Color Girl Quilts and can't wait to share all the good stuff I am planning. This year, I am planning several trips to quilt guilds for talks and workshops...I cannot wait to sew with some of you. (-: But first, I have a mini retreat scheduled here in Central Ohio in February. You'll learn the ins and outs of the Classic Curves Ruler, curved piecing, and make progress toward taking home a beautiful quilt top. My local quilt shop, Quilt Beginnings is hosting...

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Half square triangle blocks with Art Gallery Fabrics for Pixie Medallion quilt along
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along

Pixie Quilt Along: Shoo-Fly Blocks

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had very happy holidays and are settling into a slightly calmer routine. I feel like sewing time has been short lately but for good reasons: preparing for Christmas and spending time with my kids while they are out of school. I did squeeze in some time to start on border two of the Pixie Medallion quilt. We are making pretty good progress on our quilt along and it's really fun to see your projects popping up on Instagram! I have some helpful tips today for speeding up your process on this border. For this border,...

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modern orange peel quilt with Panache fabrics by Rebecca Bryan, with classic curves ruler by Color Girl quilts
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Curved PIecing, Work in progress

Got Panache? A New Quilt in Progress

This past fall I was lucky enough to get some fat quarters of the new fabrics by Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts. Panache is Becca's first collection with Robert Kaufmann and my first thought when she showed them to me was "these are so 'me'!". I always enjoy some good basic prints and vibrant colors. The Panache collection checks all the boxes. (and how about those stripes? oh yes.) Of course, I wanted to make something using my Classic Curves Ruler, so I did a bit of brainstorming to decide which design would make these fabrics shine. I admit...

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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, adding the first border, snowball blocks with Sharon McConnell
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Work in progress

Pixie Quilt Along, First Border Done!

Here we are two months in on the Pixie Medallion Quilt Along. If you are just joining or interested in the Quilt Along, you'll find the first post with information and schedule, Here. The pattern is available Here. I have just finished my first border, the snowball blocks. These cute little blocks come together pretty fast with strip piecing. My favorite part of this border was picking out all the pretty pink and blue prints in my stash. I love the look of using a limited color palette, but a large variety of fabrics within those colors. As you can see,...

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Mini charm packs, scraps of fabric for quilting, gift giving for creative people
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Quilting Interest

Inspired Gift Giving for Creative People

Happy Holiday season, everyone! I have a guest writer today. Maria Cannon is the founder of HobbyJr.org , a website and organization to encourage young people to develop hobbies as an important component of mental health. I totally agree with that concept! My sewing is critical to my mental health for sure (-:  Maria has written an article with suggestions for holiday gift giving to the creatives in our lives (note: links are NOT affiliate/paid). I am also adding some of my favorite suggestions specifically for sewists and quilters. Of course, I am all for gift giving to yourself, too. How...

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Pixie medallion quilt, quilt along progress: adding the first border. With Art gallery Fabrics
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Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Work in progress

Pixie Progress: Snowballs!

Here we are in December of out Pixie Medallion Quilt Along! If you are just joining in, all the posts for the QAL are Here. You can go directly to the first post with all the details and schedule, Here. I am having a lot of fun working on my little snowball blocks that make up first border around the center star. I decided to make all of my blocks in blue and pink, but use a variety of prints in those colors. These little blocks are really easy to make, (check out how you can pieces them fast by starting...

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handmade stocking made by Amy Friend with Art Gallery fAbrics
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Quilting Interest

Tour of Makers: So Much Beauty!

I hope you enjoyed following the Art Gallery Fabrics Quilt Block Tour last week. It was fun seeing how all my friends interpreted an individual quilt block to make a variety of beautiful projects! If you are planning on making gifts for this holiday season, you will love the pillows, table runners and baby quilts...all quick, satisfying makes! I want to share a few of the pretties here and say a big thank you to my friends for participating! I know that making my mini quilt (a gift for a special friend's first grandchild) got me inspired to try more...

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