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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Festival Quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Festival Quilt, Finished Quilts

Fiesta Fun! A New Quilt Pattern

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...

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Festival quilt pattern, scrappy modern patchwork quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Festival Quilt, Quilting Interest

June is for Finishing: Hexagons!

Periodically I like to take a breather from starting new projects and really focus on wrapping up some older Quilts in Progress. I think June is a good opportunity to do this, since I just finished my newest design quilt top (see post here), and I have several others that have been waiting awhile. First up: finish my two hexagon quilts. I just finished the top above, this is a new sample of my Festival quilt pattern. I have been working on getting this one published for my pattern shop, but wanted a new sample for the pattern cover. I chose...

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Quilt Now issue 14 featuring Festival quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell
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Festival Quilt, Pattern Corrections, Published Work, Quilting Interest

New Quilt Pattern: Festival, in Quilt Now

This month's issue of Quilt Now magazine features my new quilt pattern, Festival. My quilt (shown below) was made with fabrics from the "happy home" collection by Caroline Hulse for Art Gallery Fabrics (on sale now) as well as a couple prints from my Art Gallery Fabrics stash. I used Hobbs Heirloom batting and Aurifil thread for piecing. Long arm quilting by Darby of Quilted Squid. *note: there are some errors I found in the pattern in the magazine, see bottom of this post for explanation and corrections* I had fun making this quilt with all the bright cheery colors, and the Happy Home...

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