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Finished Quilts, Patchwork, Quilting Interest

Quilt Flashback: 2007

I haven't done a flashback post in a while, so tonight I want to share a quilt I finished in 2007. I love how the creation of a quilt helps me remember certain times in my life, they all have some association for me. This quilt was a collaboration. I found the appliqué blocks in a pattern by Hopscotch Quilts, but I wanted to create my own design around them. Since I didn't appliqué then (still don't), I recruited my mom to sew the appliqué blocks while I did the piecing. This quilt holds a happy memory for me as I worked...

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Finished Quilts, Marcelle Medallion QAL, Patchwork

Finished! Marcelle Medallion Quilt

it is finally finished! I had my Marcelle Medallion quilted professionally, so it took a little bit. I posted about the finished top back in September, but I just go it back and bound! (thanks for the binding help, mom) It now resides at Quilt Beginnings, in Columbus, as the sample for a class I am teaching. If you are in the central Ohio area, I am doing a monthly class (six months starting next Friday, February 21) on making this quilt…consider joining me! This quilt is really fun to make. It is no wonder it's popularity exploded last year. I so...

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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Lucky Number ’13

I know I am a bit late, but, "Happy New Year" to all. What a great year was 2013! I had lots of fun chronicling my quilting projects here. Just want to remember a few of my favorites of 2013… Above: Midnight at the Oasis (work in progress, check out the Quilt Along page!) "Polka Dot Bikini", a favorite with lots of color and gorgeous quilting by Jenny Pedigo "Modern Wedding Ring", this quilt was a bit of an undertaking but really fun! Love those colors "Treasure Map" Mixing funky Jen Ski prints with cross-weaves and linen blend solids (I will have this...

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Finished Quilts, Patchwork

A finish: Modern Twist Double Wedding Ring

So thrilled to show my entry in the NY Modern Quilt guild show on the classic Double Wedding Ring quilt. I decided to go with my own interpretation of this classic quilting design. The pink and orange background is a mix of scrappy squares and the rings are pieced strips (in keeping with the classic design of the pieced arcs) of various shades of aqua, lime and yellow. This design evolved a couple of times during the making as I got to piecing and made adjustments for maximum impact, but I am pretty  happy with how it turned out! *Edited: A...

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treasure map quilt by sharon mcconnell, modern patchwork cross block with bright colors
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Finished Quilts

“Treasure” finds new home

This is the original quilt I made for my "treasure map" pattern at the first of this year. It is made with fabrics from "Mod Century" fabric designed by Jenn Ski for Moda. I am very proud and flattered that Jenn Ski herself has purchased this quilt for her collection! wow. Cleo and I took it to the park today for a photo shoot before we mail it off tomorrow. One of my favorite parts of this quilt is the quilting...sashiko style in black thread in criss-cross pattern around the "x" shapes. Cleo, my pup It feels a bit strange to let it go....

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treasure map quilt by Sharon McConnell for color girl quilts, modern cross quilt
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Finished Quilts

Treasure Map Quilt

I have a new pattern to introduce to you! (and I will give some away, too)  I have finished the Treasure Map quilt and pattern, and now have it in my shop. This design is perfect for using either a layer cake or fat eight bundle (I used the fabric collection "Mod Century" from Moda) along with some solids for a modern look. The solids in my quilt are linen/cotton blend and I like the texture that they lend. The pattern includes instructions for a small lap quilt or crib quilt (54" x 56"). I backed mine with flannel to make it...

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paper piecing new york beauty quilt
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Finished Quilts, Paper Piecing

a finish, ahoy!

Well, Almost a finish. My three-year-old wants to be a pirate when he grows up. He runs around saying things like, "come on, you slugs!" to his friends, and "arrrgh, you scurvy dog" to me. He has a plastic sword that goes everywhere with him (including bed). So we are all starting to get into the pirate talk thing, thus, you are getting an Ahoy! as I share my newly quilted NY beauty. these blocks take a REALLY long time to make but they are so worth it! I really like these teeny flying geese, they are each about an inch. it...

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