**UPDATE: the fundraiser is finished and we donated $516 to the food bank! thank you to all who participated and made this a big success!!**
What a spring it's been! Has it really only been about six weeks since we all started staying home and life really changed for so many?
One of the things that has bothered me in this pandemic world of stay-at-home orders and shuttered businesses and schools is the potential loss of security for so many of our neighbors. I really want to do something to help, and hope you'll join me!
I designed a shirt that I...
What could be a better time to show some love for a special someone? that someone could even be YOU! There is a new quilting video tutorial on Color Girl YouTube and it's the perfect project for your scraps, stash and stolen moments of crafting (read: it's easy!)
<<watch video and sew your hearts now>>
Hope this little project brings a bit of sunshine into your life today.
Be sure and share what you make with this an any Color Girl pattern or tutorial. Add @Colorgirlquilts and #Iamacolorfulquilter #colorgirlquilts to your captions on Facebook and Instagram.
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Spring has sprung! at least for the moment here in Central Ohio, we have sunshine and freshness in the air. It's time for some fresh new sewing projects, wouldn't you say?
To welcome the new season and get inspired for fresh quilting, each week this month will feature a new special here in the website shop. Week 1 went so well, I'm holding it over! Continue enjoying week 1 deals through March 13. Don't wait, the sale on green and low volume fabrics will end for sure on March 13.
Here's what you will find at special prices during March Madness:
I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough of basic, all-over patterned quilts. Take one or two simple shapes, make them nice and big to show off pretty fabrics, and you have something sure to say "happy". The Mod Shapes quilt totally does that, plus! you'll learn a new technique with sewing half circles. It's easy enough to make a quick quilt, super fun to sew, and ideal for large scale fabric prints.
There is now a video up on Color Girl YouTube that's all you need to know to make this quilt. You'll learn how to...
Since I've been on a scrappy tear lately, I wanted to share some scrappy project ideas here. I spent time at the first of the year cleaning up my sewing space and it felt soooo good! I've felt a renewed interest in sewing with my stash and making scrappy quilts. Feeling like getting back to what I really love most about quilting: picking out fabrics and colors and putting them into just the right mix and piecing design.
That said, this first scrappy project isn't a quilt (although we are piecing scraps for part of it), but a cute little...
It's so exciting to show you another new quilt! I think you'll fall in love with the Magic pattern all over again. (-:
Ever feel like you want to make that beautiful new quilt pattern, but can't make up your mind on fabric palette? I do that all. the. time. It's kind of a paralyzing feeling and makes it hard to get started on new projects.
Of course, as a lover of all things fabric, color and pattern, I'm happy to help you choose a gorgeous selection of fabric...and that's why my favorite thing about having my little quilt shop online...
I've been thinking a lot about wanting to help the crisis in Australia with the fires. We've seen the images of destroyed habitat and injured and dead animals. At least one firefighter that I know of has been killed and many homes destroyed. It's not enough to say I feel sad about the state of our planet and the trajectory we are on.
As with many of the current events in our news, despite feeling strongly about the issues and often terribly sad at what I'm hearing and reading, I feel so helpless to make a difference.
So. I decided that...
A big day, it's new pattern time! I feel like 2019 was one of my favorite years, quilt-wise, and now you can make one my personal favorites, too. <<get your Magic pattern here>>
Magic is a quilt I made as part of the promotional tour for Sharon Holland's fabric collection, Everlasting. I totally fell in love with the true, rich red and navy blue that are featured strongly in the fabrics. To complement the many floral prints, I chose a bright green tonal print for something a bit unexpected and playful. Plus, doesn't this lush color palette just make you...
Coming to you today with the quilt version of a New Year's Eve party (-: Now it's a free pattern tutorial on Color Girl YouTube.
Hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I do! It's versatile enough to be perfect for sewing some of your precious stash fabrics, scraps, or like mine: showcasing pretty Zip Stripes and Ombre Bloom fabrics.
There's nothing more fun that trying out a new shape or technique to grow our quilting repertoire and keep things interesting. 60* triangles are not super common in quilting, but they are a really fun shape to play with! They...
Maybe it makes me a nerd, but I always enjoy the end of the year announcements of Color of the Year (-:
Last year I totally loved Kona's choice of Splash...a pretty, watery blue that pretty much goes with everything and looks so fresh! For 2020, Kona Cotton (Robert Kaufman Fabrics) has chosen a rich emerald green as the color of 2020. This beauty is called Enchanted and I think it lives up to its name quite nicely.
Will you be sewing with Enchanted in 2020? I have links to some *free* patterns below, keep reading!
Here's why I like Enchanted: it's...