You guys! so excited about my black and white quilt in progress! We are headed into the third week of our challenge. Are you making a two color quilt with me? <<click to learn about the challenge>>
Have you wondered how to create effective value with two color prints? Here are some ideas.
For my design, I am making a traditional quilt block, the Irish Chain, but making it all new. Hint: there's curved piecing involved! (-:
But first: fabrics. I am going with a strictly black and white palette, no gray or cream or anything. And I want to use prints,...
It's no secret that orange peel is my favorite quilt shape. Playing around with ways to arrange these blocks and creative placement of colors creates interesting designs. There's now a two part video series on Color Girl YouTube showing how to make a cute little orange peel quilt. This tutorial takes you through using the Classic Curves Ruler for cutting, piecing the blocks, squaring up and putting it all together.
For our two color challenge (#colorgirlchallenge2019) week two, let's look at how this little quilt looks in black and white! I've figured up fabric requirements for making this striking quilt...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...