Pixie Medallion quilt, center feather star by Color Girl Quilts, Sharon McConnell
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Giveaway, Pixie Medallion Quilt Along, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt Along Giveaway! The Pixie Star

Are you working on your Pixie Star for the Great Pixie Quilt Along?  We are almost finished with our first step! To catch up on past posts and read quilt along details, Click Here. I decided to do some different things for my new Pixie Medallion...I wanted a different look from the original quilt and to use some of my favorite fabrics from my stash. My initial inspiration was the fabric collection Avante Garde by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. I've been saving my little stash of it for the perfect project. I am also adding coordinating colors and...

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Giveaway, Picnic Quilt

Improv Fabrics: Pure Summer Beauty

My Friend, Amy, of During Quiet Time, has just released her first fabric collection with Benartex! This is such an exciting achievement and couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Amy's collection is called Improv, and is filled with useful basics in soft, summery colors. This week is the tour of inspiration as sewists around the blog and social media world show what they have made with these lovely fabrics. Be sure and follow along with Benartex and visit each stop for a chance to win a bundle of  this pretty fabric for yourself (more on that in a...

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Quilting and sewing giveaway prize, layer cake, quilt pattern
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Giveaway, Quilting Interest

Festival Fabric Giveaway!

It is quilt market and quilt festival this week in Houston for fabric and sewing lovers! What a fun time of year,  seeing all the new products coming to us from fabric companies and designers. Since I am not at market or festival, I joined the #missingmarket party on Instagram. You can follow along for a series of fun photo challenges and giveaways. My giveaway on Instagram this weekend is a 10" Layer Cake of Regent Street lawn fabrics (Moda Fabrics) and a copy of my Jewel Box pattern (quilt above). Visit me on Instagram to enter: @ColorGirlQuilts But there is...

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Jewel Box quilt pattern by Color girl quilts with RJR fabrics
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Sharing Quilt Market: a Giveaway

  I've been away recently attending Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. Quilt Market is a twice-yearly gathering of wholesale venders to showcase their products and sell to the owners of quilt shops and such. This year, I decided to go and try to give my patterns and cards out to shop owners to introduce myself and patterns, and to (hopefully!) increase my wholesale sales. I also met with some magazine editors I am hoping to do some projects with. All in all, the event is super big, super exciting, and a bit exhausting. I can only imagine how it must...

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quilt fabric and pattern giveaway
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Happy Fall Fabric and Pattern Giveaway!

Happy November! Just popping in quickly to say thank you for all the sweet comments on my new quilt pattern, Sparkle, and also on my little Bikini quilt in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. I have not been organized enough lately to answer individual comments, but I do read and appreciate each one. I can't believe my Bikini quilt was nominated for viewers' choice in the quilt festival over at Amy's Creative Side. I've never really had success with my quilts in competitions and stuff, so that is pretty flattering... You can vote this week for you favorites (including viewers' choice),...

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Broken V quilt by Sharon McConnell. pattern by Christa Watson, fabrics by Alison Glass and Tula Pink
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Giveaway, Quilting Interest

Machine Quilting With Style: Broken V Quilt

It is my turn to write about the new book, Machine Quilting with Style, by Christa Watson and the quilt I made using one of the patterns, Broken V. The book was just released by Martingale and is for sale, Here (signed copy from Christa). I met Christa last November at Sewtopia in Salt Lake City. We sat at the same table and really hit it off. I was excited when she asked if I wanted to preview her first book and take part in the blog tour showing off some of the projects featured. Regular readers of my blog have...

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Joel dewberry fabrics for Free Spirit fabrics, Giveaway
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Giveaway! fabric and quilt pattern

Things are crazy busy in my world right now, so let's do something just for fun: a giveaway! I have six fat eights (9" x 21") of prints by Joel Dewberry plus a copy of my Dutch Windmill pattern.  These are prints from the collection that I used a great deal in my Eclipse quilt. I love the retro-style florals and geometrics in my favorite complimentary combo: blue and orange. Dutch Windmill is a quick-make quilt, with instructions for three sizes. It is a great design for showing off your favorite prints. In addition to the quilt on the pattern cover, I...

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skopelos fabric by katarina roccella for art gallery fabrics with Jumping jacks pattern by Sharon McConnell
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Giveaway, Quilting Interest

Skopelos Fabric and Pattern Giveaway!

Last month I had the opportunity to sew with this beautiful new fabric collection by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics, Skopelos. For the blog tour to roll out the collection and give some inspiration for using the fabrics, I made a variation on my Jumping Jacks pattern. Read full post, Here. In the original pattern, I used lots of scraps in bright primary colors with black and white as the secondary design. For my quilt with the Skopelos fabric, you can see it looks completely different just by turning the blocks in a different orientation. This is a versatile pattern,...

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Gardenvale fabrics by jen king well for Moda fabrics
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Big Giveaway Day: Gardenvale Fabrics

Giveaway is now closed! thanks for all the comments, I love reading them and learning more about what quilters and sewers are doing. The Winner is Christy and she was notified by email. Thanks! It's a great day for a fabric giveaway! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the quilting world. If you are a regular reader, I thank you for the kind comments. If you are visiting for the first time from the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day: I am glad you found me and I hope you will come back again soon. For my giveaway, I have seven...

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Granny Quilts Reproduction quilting made modern
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Hopeful for Spring: Fresh Quilts Book Giveaway

I am feeling really charged up about quilting. I know that sounds silly because quilting is pretty much my life outside of family and home, but I do have moments when the excitement waxes and wanes. It is definitely on an upswing at the moment! I think I am really excited about my sewing at the moment because I feel really fresh! I stopped taking on magazine projects a couple months ago in preparation for starting school, so I am now wrapping up all of my previously-made obligations. This means I am waiting (impatiently) to share some great quilts, but...

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