two color quilt challenge by Color Girl Quilts
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Are Two Color Quilts Still Colorful?

Have you ever made a quilt with only two colors? I have always enjoyed the old traditional quilts in cheddar and green, blue and white, red and green, and more. For a Colorful Quilter, though, it's tough to limit yourself to just two colors for a WHOLE QUILT! Think you can do it? Last week I told you about a new-to-me quilting magazine, Curated Quilts.* I love the current issue on curved piecing (of course!), and I saw that they are having a challenge for quilters to appear in the January 2020 issue. Here's the challenge: make a quilt in...

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Curated Quilts magazine featuring Curved piecing for Quilters
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Quilting Interest, Recommended Reading

Real Curve Appeal: Curated Quilts issue 7

I wasn't familiar with Curated Quilts other than seeing mentions on Instagram...until my friend Cassandra said she had entered a mini quilt in their curves piecing challenge. My ears perked up! Curved piecing challenge? While I was too late at that point to join that fun, an amazing coincidence came a few days later: another quilting friend, Cheryl Arkison, sent me a message that she was writing an article for the Curated Quilts issue on curves and would I offer some input. I love things like this! While I missed the chance to submit something for the challenge, I still...

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Festival Quilt by Color Girl Quilts
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Fabric, Festival Quilt, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Alexandria is for Colorful Quilters

I have another finished quilt to share...and I couldn't be happier to display gorgeous new fabrics by Lizzie Clark for Sweet Bee fabrics. It's my turn on the blog tour for the Alexandria collection.   It's also perfect timing and perfect fabric for the newest quilt pattern from Color Girl Quilts, Festival! Alexandria is the latest fabric collection by Lizzie and my first time sewing with her designs. This collection is really easy to work with for quilters and stands well on it's own. I always appreciate rather small scale prints and a collection with good contrast. Alexandria makes a...

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Festival Quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Festival Quilt, Finished Quilts

Fiesta Fun! A New Quilt Pattern

Surprise! I have a new pattern for you and it's SO FUN. I think you'll love the Festival quilt no matter what type of quilter you are...even those who are (STILL!) not converted to curves (-: I've been in the mood to change it up lately and have especially had hexagons and triangles on the brain. I love that this one gives you the hexagon look in super easy piecing (no Y seams!). Festival is a unique quilt pattern, and there are a lot of different looks you could create within the design. It will look beautiful in many fabric styles...

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Bloom Quilt with Uppercase Fabrics pattern by Color Girl Quilts for the Classic Curves Ruler
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Announcements, Bloom Quilt, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts

A BLOOMING Cheerful Quilt

Have you ever just fallen in love with a quilt pattern? I've noticed that the simplest quilts are often my favorites. Other things about a quilt that make your heart happy? Fabrics are a major part, plus: how fun it is to sew and if it's an interesting and engaging design when finished. Well, I think Bloom just might be the quilt that checks all the boxes. You see, I recently finished my second quilt with the Bloom pattern and I'm still in love. The original Bloom quilt was sewn with fabrics designed by Mr. Domestic (Mathew) for Art Gallery...

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Art gallery Fabrics curated fabric bundle sold by Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Quilting Interest

April! No Joke: Super Special

Happy April! How fun is it to see signs of spring popping up?!  It's even more fun when you get a little time on a new sewing project. All month, each shipped order from Color Girl will include a free pattern! So, here's how it works: when you make any purchase from my shop in April (shippable purchases) I will add a $9 pattern to your package for free. If there is one you really want, tell me which one in the comment on your order. If you don't ask for one, I'll surprise you (-: If the one you...

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Bloom Quilt, modern flowering snowball quilt by Color Girl Quilts with Aura fabrics
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Bloom Quilt, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Let it Bloom! New Fabric, New Pattern

There is some pretty new fabric in town...and it demands *just* the right quilt pattern to show off! It's my turn for the Aura Fabrics tour to showcase projects with the latest collection by ever-so-talented Mathew of Mister Domestic. The Flowering Snowball is one of my all time favorite traditional quilt designs and I have long wanted to recreate it with the Classic Curves Ruler. It took some imagination since the original Flowering Snowball requires several fussy templates to accomplish. I also wanted to simplify it to make sewing it achievable for the average quilter **without tears** (-: And so....Aura fabrics,...

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lakeside retreat with Color Girl Quilts at Lakeside Chautauqua
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Announcements

Lake Erie Sewing Retreat: Join Us!

It's that time again! The sewing retreat at Lakeside Chautauqua has been scheduled for September 13-15, 2019. I do hope you will plan to come and join me and friends who will be returning and those joining us for the first time. This year will be our third annual retreat at the charming village of Lakeside Chautauqua on Lake Erie. The retreat is open to all who wish to spend a relaxing weekend of sewing and friendship in a beautiful location. The registration cost includes accommodations...

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how to cut and sew orange peel blocks video tutorial by Color Girl Quilts
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Quilting Interest, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

How To: Cut, Sew, Square Orange Peel Blocks

There is a new video on Color Girl YouTube! The second tutorial in our series on using the Classic Curves Ruler and curved piecing blocks is how to make orange peel blocks. It's no secret these are my absolute favorite shapes to sew. This in-depth video shows how to cut the shapes with the Classic Curves Ruler, how to sew and trim and square your block.  <<click here to watch video>> For the sample we are sewing orange peel blocks with bright solid colors and black and white prints. It's going to be a fabulous modern design. These versatile blocks are...

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trinket quilt pattern sold by Color Girl Quilts
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Quilt-Alongs, Quilting Interest, Trinket Quilt Along, Work in progress

Trinket Quilt Along is Coming!

It has all the makings of a super fun community event! Alis0n Glass is organizing an epic quilt along featuring her Trinket quilt pattern and this is one you won't want to miss. The Trinket pattern is an easy modern sampler featuring forty 4" blocks alternating with solid fabric squares. It's a great opportunity to learn and practice your foundation paper piecing and show off your favorite colors. Read on to find out how to join in... As a sponsor, we have a kit and patterns available here on the website. I am super excited to see how this pretty bundle...

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