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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easy baby quilt video tutorial by Color Girl Quilts
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Finished Quilts, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Shoo-Fly: A New Video Tutorial

Continuing my latest mood for simple, classic patterns that are fun to sew and offer quick gratification. We all love that, right? I have always loved the simple traditional quilt blocks like churn dash, nine patch, and shoo-fly. These simple blocks make quilts that are so "feel good": cute, graphic patterns across the entire quilt. They look great in a variety of fabrics, too, offering endless versatility. And so. For the latest video on Color Girl You Tube, I pulled out some of the cutest new fabrics in the shop, Aerial, to show you how to make an adorable quilt that's big...

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Fortune star quilt pattern by Color girl Quilts
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Announcements, Finished Quilts, Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest

All Stars: Fortune Pattern is Here!

Based on the quilters I've met, we all pretty much love fabric, right? Most of us also have a healthy collection of beloved fabrics we've collected over the years, and a few of those pieces (or a small sub-set) rise to the level of all-time favorite. These are the fabrics we seek out and buy as much as we can because we know they won't be available forever. They are the ones we buy a bundle of the whole collection because it's the rare one we LOVE every print and how they go together. Sound familiar? Does your super-love-most-favorite fabric sit...

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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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Rise above quilt along with color girl quilts
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Finished Quilts, Giveaway, Quilting Interest, Rise Above Sew Along, Sponsors

A Quilt, A Sew Along & A Giveaway

It's been almost two weeks since I announced the Rise Above Sew Along and it's time to prepare! Some of you are using one of the kits from here in the shop, I've seen one person post about their fabrics chosen from their stash...it's going to be so much fun to see all the ways you make this quilt YOURS! If you haven't seen the buzz, learn all about the sew along **I like to call it a "Sew Together" (-: ** <<here>> on the announcement page. Today, I am thrilled to share my finished Rise Above quilt as well as two giveaways,...

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Sunbeam quilt pattern for Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Paper Piecing

Sew a Little Sunbeam! New Pattern

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...

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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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Untamed quilt by Sharon McConnell color girl quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Go Untamed: A New Pattern

It's here, it's here! I always love sharing a new quilt design with all of you and seeing what you make with it. This month the big reveal is Untamed, the newest quilt pattern for the Classic Curves Ruler. I feel particularly fond of this quilt because I think there is a lot of potential for interesting variations by changing the color placement or fabric style. It's a really fun one to sew and see the pattern come together. This quilt was born when Sarah of No Hats Quilts contacted me to ask if I wanted to sew something with...

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