posts on choosing fabric for projects, new collections and stashing

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, Fabric, Finished Quilts, 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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signature fabrics by Sharon Holland, Art Gallery Fabrics. sold by Color Girl quilts
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

Sew Colorful: October is for Quilters

Happy October! It's such a beautiful time of year, happens to be my birthday month (and it's a big one this year, eeps!), and quilting is STILL my favorite thing to do, so let's make it a super colorful month. First up: FREE U.S. shipping in the shop (discounted international). There are so many pretty new fabrics, let's go shopping! US customers Use code "October" for free shipping site wide. International customers use code "Autumn" for $10 off your order. Next up: Quilt Along! I am making a Super Simple Sampler to gift my friend. I will be posting here and...

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Quilting fabric bundle sold by Color Girl quilts
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Fabric, Giveaway, Quilting Interest

New Expansion! Your favorite fabrics by the yard

All this week I've been hustling to add fabrics to the shop and expand your options to get exactly the ones you want, as much as you want! This feels like a big step for my little shop and I couldn't be more appreciative of all of you who've given me a chance to send you something pretty. I also couldn't be happier to offer fabrics that are hard to find anywhere else: Tilda Fabrics, Sweet Bee Fabrics, and of course the Classic Curves Ruler, patterns, pattern kits and curated bundles that are one of a kind Color Girl. Check out...

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Eclipse quilt by Color Girl Quilts, with the Classic curves Ruler and Art Gallery Fabrics.
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Fabric, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

This Quilt, Loved to Pieces

It's my turn to show off the pretty new fabric by my friend, Mathew -Mister Domestic- on the Loved to Pieces blog party! This is the first collection that Mathew has designed for Art Gallery Fabrics and it's inspired by love for his daughter and his affinity for all things sewing, especially English paper piecing. When you look at the prints, you'll notice flowers constructed of geometric shapes and plenty of good opportunities for fussy cutting. Of course, Mathew is one of the most fun people I've met in the quilting world, so I couldn't resist accepting his invitation to...

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Pixie medallion quilt star with Bountiful fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics
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Fabric, Finished Quilts

Bountiful Beauty Quilt

This month Sharon Holland is having a little inspiration tour for her new fabric collection, Bountiful, with Art Gallery Fabrics. She sent me some of the prints to play with and join her group of makers. I decide to make a mini quilt from my Pixie Medallion pattern. I made just the center star and first border. It makes a beautiful little wall hanging or baby size quilt. If you follow Sharon, you know her fabrics are a consistent mix of soft color and artistic prints. Many of the prints feature motifs Sharon draws. For Bountiful, there is a landscape print...

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