posts on choosing fabric for projects, new collections and stashing

rise above quilt pattern, finished quilt, quilt along, video quilting workshop by Color girl quilts
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Fabric, Finished Quilts, Rise Above Sew Along, September Sewing Spectacular

Finished! Rise Above Quilt

So happy to share (another) finished Rise Above quilt! I made my first version of this pattern last winter as I was filming the video demonstrations and preparing for the quilt along we did in the spring. For ten weeks, a group of us worked together on sewing the Rise Above quilt with lots of support from each other and the quilt along materials that came with participation. In order to participate with the QAL in real time, I made a second version of the Rise Above pattern during the event (-: It's always fun to see how different a...

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How to use Kitty Cornered ruler, video quilt tutorial by Color girl Quilts
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Fabric, Finished Quilts, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

New Video! Kitty Corner Quilt

We all love a star quilt, right? It's such a classic patchwork design and super versatile. I've always liked the four pointed star patterns (Pine Burr is a favorite), so I was excited to find a ruler  that is specifically designed for cutting the shapes! The Kitty Cornered ruler is from Creative Grids. I couldn't resist playing around with it a bit to sew a baby boy quilt and show off some super cute fabrics from Moda Fabrics. ...The best part is, I also made a video to show you how the Kitty Cornered Ruler works and how to make a...

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Uppercase fabrics by Windham Fabrics, scrappy circles quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Fabric, Finished Quilts

Breaking News! A finished quilt

I will never complain about getting to make stuff with pretty fabrics, but sometimes it's HARD not to share those projects when I have to wait until fabric hits the market. Today, I get to show you one that I am totally in love with (if I do say so myself...) and happy to finally put it into the world. The best part is: you can make one like it if you want (-: If you follow my social media at all you know I am a big fan of Uppercase Magazine and its publisher/designer/founder Janine Vangool. I have enjoyed...

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Kona cotton color of the year horizon with coordinating fabrics by color girl quilts
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Fabric, Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest

Kona Color of the Year: Horizon

It's that time of the year! Have you chosen a color of the year for your personal creative works? I always wonder how much the color of the year chosen by groups like Pantone affect what quilters make...I don't think it does for me other than being aware of challenges and perhaps events surrounding making with the chosen color. I DO like to see what Kona Cotton chooses for their yearly color because, it's fabric! and that means there are quilts! I have a link below for a free quilt pattern featuring this year's color if you'd like to try...

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Uppercase fabric with Classic Curves ruler quilt in progress with curved piecing
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Announcements, Fabric

It’s Summer at CG HQ

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...

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Mod shapes quilt, free quilt pattern tutorial by Color Girl quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Fabric, Finished Quilts, Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Video: How to Sew the Mod Shapes Quilt

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...

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Magic star quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Fabric, Finished Quilts

A More Magical Quilt Kit

It's so exciting to show you another new quilt! I think you'll fall in love with the Magic pattern all over again. (-: Ever feel like you want to make that beautiful new quilt pattern, but can't make up your mind on fabric palette? I do that all. the. time. It's kind of a paralyzing feeling and makes it hard to get started on new projects. Of course, as a lover of all things fabric, color and pattern, I'm happy to help you choose a gorgeous selection of fabric...and that's why my favorite thing about having my little quilt shop online...

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Kona Enchanted color of the year 2020 sold by Color Girl Quilts
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Fabric, Free Quilt Patterns

Prepare to Be Enchanted *freebies included*

Maybe it makes me a nerd, but I always enjoy the end of the year announcements of Color of the Year (-: Last year I totally loved Kona's choice of Splash...a pretty, watery blue that pretty much goes with everything and looks so fresh! For 2020, Kona Cotton (Robert Kaufman Fabrics) has chosen a rich emerald green as the color of 2020. This beauty is called Enchanted and I think it lives up to its name quite nicely. Will you be sewing with Enchanted in 2020? I have links to some *free* patterns below, keep reading! Here's why I like Enchanted: it's...

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Festival Quilt by Color Girl Quilts
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Fabric, Festival Quilt, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Alexandria is for Colorful Quilters

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...

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Kona Splash fabrics sold by Color Girl Quilts
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Fabric

Colors of the Year Quilts, Fabric, More!

Envelope, please. And the Kona color of the year goes too....Splash! But wait, there's more...the stars align and Pantone has chosen Living Coral as their color of the year for 2019. How amazing is it that these two colors are absolutely perfect together? It's the kind of color romance that makes you want to stop all those WIP's and start something brand new in the colors of a teeming reef. Robert Kaufman Fabrics feature over 300 colors in their signature Kona Cotton Solids for sewists. This year, they've chosen a beautiful watery blue in Splash to be the featured color....

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