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...
Ready for another layout design for your sampler blocks? I hope you are feeling inspired to get your blocks sewn up and put together into a quilt. For mine, I'm using the blocks from the Stitch Pink Sampler series (find all the free block patterns, here). You can use this layout for all 30 of the blocks, just a few for a baby quilt, or anything in between!
You'll find all the posts for the Stitch Pink Sampler in one place, <<right here>>. Get started and find links to the free block patterns, <<here>>.
Okay, ready? Here we go!
This layout features...
Did you sew along with us for the Stitch Pink Sampler with Moda Fabrics?
Let's get those blocks sewn into quilts, no orphans left behind. Of course, the quickest way to make them into a finished quilt is to simply sew them all together side by side. If you made all 30 blocks, you'll have six rows of five blocks for a quilt that's 60" x 72".
If you want to add a bit of something to make your quilt more interesting and pull the blocks together, read on. For those just joining in, read all about the quilt along and...
Happy block 30, we've-sewn-all-our-blocks-day!
I confess, at the beginning I wasn't planning on sewing all 30 blocks. I planned to sew a few here and there and mostly cheer you all on to make yours. But I am so glad I made them all, it was really fun to have a set project with an end goal like this. I haven't ever done a 100 day project or anything like that, but I can see how the psychology of committing to a daily project really keeps your fire burning.
If you have experienced a loss of mojo or interest in you...
When I did a giveaway a couple weeks ago I asked you all to tell me what is your favorite shape to piece. The overwhelming choice was half square triangles! I am actually kind of surprised by this (-:
So I figured you'd all like block 15 for our Stitch Sampler this month: it's made up of 49 HST's and quite striking. It takes a bit of time to sew, but it's soooo worth it in the end.
BUT. I did the sewing for this block different from the pattern, I wanted to share my method and measurements with you in...
It's here! The traditional and forever favorite Dresden plate is frequently on quilters' must-make list. I'm super proud of the latest video to hit Color Girl YouTube that's all about how to sew these classic quilt blocks.
In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to cut your Dresden wedge shapes using the EZ Dresden ruler. It is SUCH a handy tool! Use it to cut Dresden and tumbler shapes from 1" to 8" (every 1/2" in between). It's one of my top three most-used specialty rulers. <<get the EZ Dresden ruler here>>
In this video, you'll also learn to sew the...
What could be a better time to show some love for a special someone? that someone could even be YOU! There is a new quilting video tutorial on Color Girl YouTube and it's the perfect project for your scraps, stash and stolen moments of crafting (read: it's easy!)
<<watch video and sew your hearts now>>
Hope this little project brings a bit of sunshine into your life today.
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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...
Since I've been on a scrappy tear lately, I wanted to share some scrappy project ideas here. I spent time at the first of the year cleaning up my sewing space and it felt soooo good! I've felt a renewed interest in sewing with my stash and making scrappy quilts. Feeling like getting back to what I really love most about quilting: picking out fabrics and colors and putting them into just the right mix and piecing design.
That said, this first scrappy project isn't a quilt (although we are piecing scraps for part of it), but a cute little...
Coming to you today with the quilt version of a New Year's Eve party (-: Now it's a free pattern tutorial on Color Girl YouTube.
Hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I do! It's versatile enough to be perfect for sewing some of your precious stash fabrics, scraps, or like mine: showcasing pretty Zip Stripes and Ombre Bloom fabrics.
There's nothing more fun that trying out a new shape or technique to grow our quilting repertoire and keep things interesting. 60* triangles are not super common in quilting, but they are a really fun shape to play with! They...