Star Crossed scrappy modern Quilt by Color Girl, American Quilter Magazine Feature
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Finished Quilts, Published Work, Quilting Interest, Star Crossed Quilt

New Quilt Pattern in American Quilter Magazine

I am so thrilled to announce that Color Girl Quilts (that's me!) has a featured pattern in the new November issue of AQ (American Quilter) Magazine. This quilt is called Star Crossed. I made it last spring, and you saw a bit of a peek at this as it was developing in my post on "Radiant Orchid", the pantone color of the year. *edit: this patterns is now available for sale in my pattern shop, click Here The finished quilt is 60" x 76", and could easily be adjusted by making more or fewer blocks. One of the things I...

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Hula Girl modern ring quilt, paper piecing patchwork, modern low volume quilt
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Giveaway, Paper Piecing, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

A Winner! A Quilt in Progress…

Popping in with a quick Quilt in Progress show and tell! I have the first row of rings done for my Michael Miller fabrics and Sewtopia Challenge quilt. I am loving the scrappy look so far! If you are just tuning in, this is a second version of my Hula Girl quilt pattern, coming soon to my pattern shop. The winner of my "low volume fabric" fall giveaway is Charlotte. Her comment was chosen by the random number generator (my 8-year-old son). Charlotte, I hope you enjoy the fabric. It was awesome to read the comments and find out where everyone...

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Sewtopia, michael miller fabrics, challenge fabrics for quilt
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Giveaway

Surprise! a “quiet” fabric giveaway

A week or so ago I received a very fun package in the mail: a bundle of five "low volume" fabrics for the Michael Miller fabrics challenge at Sewtopia. I am really excited to have the opportunity to go to the Sewtopia retreat in Salt Lake City in November! It is a weekend retreat filled with shop-hopping and all the sewing we can stand (plus a visit to my mom). The event is partially sponsored by Michael Miller fabrics and they provided the low volume bundles for a challenge project. The only direction was that all fabrics in our chosen...

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Indelible fabric for quilting, by Katarina Roccella for Art Galler Fabrics
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

For the Love of Fabric: Indelible

I first saw a peek of the "Indelible" collection by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics (Spring 2014) last winter in the run-up to spring market. It was pretty much love at first sight and fabric that I happily waited to buy. I am not disappointed! I would really like to start a project with it soon, so I decided to do some experimenting with mixing it with other fabrics in my stash. One of the things that I look for in an ideal fabric collection: distinct color and value ranges. Although I don't make quilts of only one designer...

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Pinwheel star quilt using tula pink fabric, mini scrappy quilt, modern patchwork
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

For the Love of Fabric: Fox Field by Tula Pink

When I attended Camp Stitchalot last June, I was lucky enough to win a fat quarter bundle of Tula Pink's recent collection, "Fox Field". Funny thing, my mom won one, too! Em used some of Mom's bundle to make this sweet baby quilt. It is based on the pattern by Thimbleblossoms. I decided to feature this collection for my "love fabric" post this week, because it, as well as all of Tula's fabrics, contains such unique prints and real artistry. (Tula was at Camp with us, so I was lucky enough to have her sign my bundle). If you are...

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Dutch Windmill Quilt by Sharon McConnell for Color Girl Quilts, modern patchwork quilt
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilters Around the World: blog hop

I was tagged by Shirley to post as part of the Around the World Blog Hop...not sure where it started, but I guess it is my turn. I thought I would also use this post as a goal setting for the month of September: can't believe it's already September!? So, between questions I'm supposed to answer for the blog hop, I will mix pictures of my quilts in progress, and my goals for them this month. What am I working on?  It seems a million things, isn't that what everyone says? Well, I am getting ready to release a series...

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Christmas Jewel Box Quilt pattern by color girl quilts
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Finished Quilts, Jewel Box Quilt, Quilting Interest

Jewel Box Quilt Christmas Kit Available

Merry Christmas! I mean, school just started, aren't we all thinking about Christmas? This is when I start thinking about my shopping for Christmas, perhaps it's time to think about sewing for Christmas, too. I wanted to share this "Jewel Box" quilt made by Jane of Quilter's Way, an online fabric and quilting store as well as a physical store in Massachusetts. Jane sells my pdf Color Girl patterns on her website (Here), and has recently made up this sample of the Jewel Box quilt for her shop. I really love it (I think maybe even more than my original!)...

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modern quilting and sewing fabric by cotton and steel, cloud9, art gallery fabrics, and michael miller fabrics
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

For the Love of Fabric: Cotton + Steel

If you are a selvedge person, have I got the fabric for you! Most quilters have probably heard plenty about the Cotton + Steel collections, which are a new group of designer collections from RJR fabrics. They had huge hype leading up to Spring Market a few months ago and basically dominated social media during the Market. I am going to be brutally honest: when I first saw the collections, I wasn't too excited. I'm not a novelty print quilter, and most of what I saw were things like horses, arrows, buttons, cats and lions....and then I saw their basics...

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Twirling Fans Quilt at Quilt, Knit, Stitch show by Quilts, inc, MQX show portland oregon
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Quilting Interest, Travel

On the Road: Portland Quilt, inc. MQX Festival

What a thrill! Last week I had the opportunity to go to Portland with my mom, sister, brother and his girlfriend...a road trip to see my quilts displayed at the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! festival by MQX and Quilts, inc. I am so lucky to have such a supportive and fun-loving family (my poor little brother has been dragged to quilt shops and sewing events his whole life and still tolerates us girls!) My Twirling Fans quilt and my Polka Dot Bikini Quilt (both quilted by Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful) were invited to participate in a special exhibit on...

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Twirling Fans quilt, a pattern by Color Girl Quilts
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Quilting Interest

Reader Spotlight: Letha’s Twirling Fans Quilt

Over the last couple of weeks, Letha Gunter has been working on her Twirling Fans quilt. How do I know? because every few days, I have gotten an email with her comments on each of the posts of Quilt-Along. Each one made me smile and it was fun writing back and forth about her sewing, and hear the excitement in her notes as she made progress. When she wrote me last week that she was finished with the top, I asked if she would let me show it here on the blog. One of the things Letha says she likes...

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