This week is my turn on the blog tour to showcase the new collection, Windsor Garden, by Kelly Parker Smith for Sweet Bee Fabric Company. It's always fun to discover (or be introduced to) new-to-me fabric designers and companies. Sweet Bee is a new face in the quilting fabric crowd, and they are already producing some really beautiful collections! Kelly invited me to sew something to show off her first fabric collection called Windsor Garden.
You can purchase Sweet Bee fabrics and get the look you see in this quilt. Click Here to shop.
As soon as I saw the prints,...
June is here! We are all having a very creative year, right? As we approach the half-way point of the year, we are going to do something special this month: challenge ourselves to finish as many works-in-progress as possible.
That's right: make a clean slate, tidy up the studio (and the mind!). Have you ever noticed that it's hard to feel creative when life and/or your space is cluttered?
Don't worry, we are going to make it fun with some prizes!
Starting a new quilt or other creative project is always so much fun and puts a lot of excitement in our...
Thank you to all who entered the giveaway from last week! It was fun reading the comments and finding out that the group includes quilters from all over the world. I think the furthest away was Australia (isn't the internet wonderful to bring us together?). We also have friends in Canada, France, the U.K. and all over the U.S. Thanks for introducing yourselves! I hope you comment again in the future.
Giveaway winner is Kelly Paulson. I've sent Kelly an email and waiting to send the prize! Thanks to all who enter. There will be more giveaways coming so keep...
Is it spring yet? I laughed the other day when we were having snow flurries and one of my neighbors was mowing his lawn. I think we all need a little sunshine and freshness, so this weekend we are going to have some fun with a giveaway. **photo credit above: Art Gallery Fabrics**
Everyone is welcome to enter for a chance to win these eight fat quarters of prints from Amy Sinibaldi's Doll House collection. I used these fabrics for my Doll House quilt, below (get free instructions, Here). Plus, the...
Let's have a little fun this weekend! I have a giveaway on my Instagram page right now and you are definitely going to want to join in. Winner gets a Sew Beachy fat quarter bundle plus a Color Girl pattern of their choice.
Visit @colorgirlquilts on instagram and see This Post.
Here's what you have to do to enter: 1. Visit my shop pages and choose a pattern you want to make. Leave a comment on the IG post (link above) telling me which pattern you chose. 2. Follow @colorgirlquilts on IG 3. For extra entries, tag your friends to join...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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),...