To say the least, it's been quite a year. I dare say there isn't a person on earth not impacted by some aspect of the events of this year: wildfires in Australia and California, the pandemic, racial discord in the United States and the ongoing division and political debate over how to best address these issues and now we are facing an election. There have been natural disasters and human tragedies. I'm sure there is more that I'm not aware of around the world. I wanted to put down some thoughts here and how I would like to get...
It's here and you are going to LOVE sewing this pretty quilt! The Sunbeam quilt pattern is now available for sale <<here>> at Color Girl Quilts.
This quilt has been kind of a departure for me design-wise. I also made the original with all solid color fabrics, which is a challenge for me (-;. But I LOVE how it turned out and can't thank you all enough for the kind words and enthusiastic response to this new pattern. As promised, I wanted to show you some ideas for how to make Sunbeam with different looks. Hopefully give you a bit...
What a summer it has been! For better or worse, we have made it this far: school is starting (albeit "home" school) and we all keep on keeping on. I do hope you all have had some chance to enjoy time with family, maybe a quarantine style vacation (whatever that look likes for you!), and plenty of creative time at the least.
If you need a little colorful, quilty therapy, I have a new quilt to share...and a new pattern right around the corner!
Updated: the Sunbeam pattern is now for sale! Find it << Here >>
Last winter, my friend Steph...
Hello, Colorful Quilters! July is here and I hope you are all having some time for creativity, color, and fabric fun.
I'm popping in to tell you about summer news at Color Girl Quilts. We are enjoying A LOT of new fabric arrivals in the shop , several exciting quilts-in-progress, summer vacation... it's so much fun!
First, I want to make sure everyone knows that our summer shipping schedule is a bit more relaxed. As I travel with my kids for several weeks (we are socially distancing together while enjoying a change-of-scene away from home), shop orders are being filled by a...
Attention curvy quilters! So excited to share a gorgeous new quilt pattern from Simone Quilts that you ARE going to want to make. I know that lots of us are fans of curved piecing around here and we know that the Classic Curves Ruler is the best for making quick work out of the cutting.
Simone's new pattern, Butterfly Bouquet, is such a sweet new addition to your curved piecing project list.
I love seeing other quilters making really cool quilt designs with curves...I so often see one and think, "I wish I'd thought of that!". A while back on Instagram...
Summer has finally arrived! Here in Central Ohio, we pretty much went from winter to summer in one weekend a couple weeks ago. Now it's soooo hot! Some of you know I got a golden retriever puppy (her name is Birdy) in March. It is so humid here, even her fur gets all kinky when we go outside!
Hope you are all faring well as the world opens up a bit post-quarantine, and that you are all finding some escape from a stressful world through your creative projects.
To celebrate the arrival of summer and all new quilting projects (because, truly,...
**UPDATE: the fundraiser is finished and we donated $516 to the food bank! thank you to all who participated and made this a big success!!**
What a spring it's been! Has it really only been about six weeks since we all started staying home and life really changed for so many?
One of the things that has bothered me in this pandemic world of stay-at-home orders and shuttered businesses and schools is the potential loss of security for so many of our neighbors. I really want to do something to help, and hope you'll join me!
I designed a shirt that I...
Spring has sprung! at least for the moment here in Central Ohio, we have sunshine and freshness in the air. It's time for some fresh new sewing projects, wouldn't you say?
To welcome the new season and get inspired for fresh quilting, each week this month will feature a new special here in the website shop. Week 1 went so well, I'm holding it over! Continue enjoying week 1 deals through March 13. Don't wait, the sale on green and low volume fabrics will end for sure on March 13.
Here's what you will find at special prices during March Madness:
I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough of basic, all-over patterned quilts. Take one or two simple shapes, make them nice and big to show off pretty fabrics, and you have something sure to say "happy". The Mod Shapes quilt totally does that, plus! you'll learn a new technique with sewing half circles. It's easy enough to make a quick quilt, super fun to sew, and ideal for large scale fabric prints.
There is now a video up on Color Girl YouTube that's all you need to know to make this quilt. You'll learn how to...
Since I've been on a scrappy tear lately, I wanted to share some scrappy project ideas here. I spent time at the first of the year cleaning up my sewing space and it felt soooo good! I've felt a renewed interest in sewing with my stash and making scrappy quilts. Feeling like getting back to what I really love most about quilting: picking out fabrics and colors and putting them into just the right mix and piecing design.
That said, this first scrappy project isn't a quilt (although we are piecing scraps for part of it), but a cute little...