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Welcome to Color Girl, Now Even More Colorful!

I want to welcome each of you to the newly expanded Color Girl Quilts. I hope you poke around the shop a bit. There are some really fun new things to see and to make and to inspire! As you know, I have been designing and writing quilting patterns for several years and I am so grateful for the amazing response and support I have received from the quilting community. I am at a point now where it seemed natural to expand beyond patterns in some way. I thought a lot about where I wanted to go and what my...

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Modern curved piecing quilt pattern tutorial by Color Girl quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest

Doll House Quilt Tutorial, part 1

Today is the day! We are making the Doll House quilt. For this part I have the fabric requirements and cutting instructions for you to get started. Next post will be the sewing instructions to finish your quilt top. My Doll House quilt is made with prints from the new Amy Sinibaldi collection, also called Doll House, for Art Gallery Fabrics. I do my piecing with 50 wt Aurifil thread in neutral off-white. You will also need a Classic Curves Ruler to cut your shapes for sewing. Once you have gathered your materials, we are ready to go! Fabric Requirements and...

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Lemon Tree fabric by Tilda, Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Work in progress

Pretty Fabric, Big News, and a W.I.P.

I have been up to exciting things here at Color Girl Quilts. (-: I have been loving my sewing project this month. I am working with the upcoming collection, Lemon Tree, by Tilda. When I received the fabric last month, I agonized a bit over what to make with the beautiful prints. How have I not been aware of Tilda until now? I ended up deciding on the Aurora pattern because I thought it was a good fit for these pretty prints. A classic yet modern quilt with pieces large enough to show off the fabric patterns. I even have enough...

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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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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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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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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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