Super simple sampler quilt blocks by Color Girl quilts
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Quilting Interest

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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all about you

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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PomPoms quilt pattern for the Classic Curves ruler by Color Girl quilts, easy curved piecing quilt
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It’s Here! Three Cheers for New Patterns

I am super excited to share the new PomPoms pattern with you! This quilt is going to a fun one for mixing your favorite fabrics and I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Of course, the sample quilt with polka dots and stripes in coordinating colors is about as happy as you can get in the form of a quilt, but lots of other combos will work too. Believe it or not, this design is an easy sew and goes together very quickly. The latest design for the Classic Curves Ruler is sure to be...

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Whimsy Garden quilt. pattern sold by Color Girl Quilts
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all about you, Quilting Interest

All About You!

Swoon! Boy, do you guys know how to hit a home run with your sewing machines. This week I couldn't resist sharing some of the amazing projects that you all have been making with Color Girl patterns. These are so inspiring, you'll want to get right back to your sewing machine. The quilt above is a work in progress by Emily (@emcelebrates), who also happens to be my colorful sister. She is working on the Whimsy Garden quilt pattern with her Classic Curves Ruler. Em is pretty new to sewing curves, but she is totally rocking it! I love this...

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Quilting fabric bundle sold by Color Girl quilts
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Fabric, Giveaway, Quilting Interest

New Expansion! Your favorite fabrics by the yard

All this week I've been hustling to add fabrics to the shop and expand your options to get exactly the ones you want, as much as you want! This feels like a big step for my little shop and I couldn't be more appreciative of all of you who've given me a chance to send you something pretty. I also couldn't be happier to offer fabrics that are hard to find anywhere else: Tilda Fabrics, Sweet Bee Fabrics, and of course the Classic Curves Ruler, patterns, pattern kits and curated bundles that are one of a kind Color Girl. Check out...

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Shore Thing, free quilt pattern from All People Quilt, sewn by Color Girl Quilts
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Quickie Quilt (*Free Pattern!*) With Loads of Options

Way back in 2002 or 2003, when I was a pretty new quilter, I often read two quilt magazines: Fons and Porter Love of Quilting and American Patchwork and Quilting. I loved how APQ had a quilt tester who sewed up a sample of the featured projects in a different color combination, fabric and layout. These projects were really inspiring and I though the magazine was brilliant for having this feature. I thought that Fons and Porter ought to do the same thing and I was convinced that was the job for me. (-: I set about taking photos of...

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