Trinket Quilt sew along with Color girl Quilts and Alison Glass
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Trinket Quilt Along

Trinket Quilt Along! Let’s Get Started

It's finally here! On Monday, March 10, we are starting the Trinket Quilt sew along with Alison Glass. If you haven't signed up yet, this is one you won't want to miss. Alison has organized ten weeks of sewing: a block per day (weekdays only) for eight weeks, then two weeks to sew it all together. There are tons of weekly prizes, sponsor shop specials...even a "finisher" prize for EVERYONE who completes their top! Let's talk details, schedule **fabric SALE & GIVEAWAYS!** and joining in the fun... The Trinket pattern is an easy modern sampler quilt consisting of 40 paper...

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trinket quilt pattern sold by Color Girl Quilts
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Quilt-Alongs, Quilting Interest, Trinket Quilt Along, Work in progress

Trinket Quilt Along is Coming!

It has all the makings of a super fun community event! Alis0n Glass is organizing an epic quilt along featuring her Trinket quilt pattern and this is one you won't want to miss. The Trinket pattern is an easy modern sampler featuring forty 4" blocks alternating with solid fabric squares. It's a great opportunity to learn and practice your foundation paper piecing and show off your favorite colors. Read on to find out how to join in... As a sponsor, we have a kit and patterns available here on the website. I am super excited to see how this pretty bundle...

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Color Girl Quilts on Youtube: how to tutorial on sewing hourglass blocks
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For Beginners, Free Quilt Patterns, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Sampler Series Video Tutorials, All Done!

It took longer than I planned, but the complete series of Super Simple Sampler video tutorials is now up on Color Girl YouTube. The original Sampler was made a few years ago as a monthly project, and you can still find all 36 block instructions here on the website: Click Here to go to that page. I've also given you two options for setting the blocks together into a finished top. The original quilt features 72 six inch sampler blocks, 36 from the Tula Pink City Sampler book and 36 that I designed myself and show you how to sew...

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polka dot bikini quilt by sharon mcconnell, color girl quilts
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Announcements, Pattern Corrections, Polka Dot Bikini QAL

Pattern Correction: Polka Dot Bikini

Hi, friends! It has come to my attention that some of the printed Polka Dot Bikini patterns include templates that are not the right size. I don't know which ones are correct and which are not, so I want to replace your pattern if you have purchased the print version of the pattern. Pdf patterns are not affected by the template error, but users of the pdf pattern should take note that the unfinished block size is 10 1/2", not 10" as indicated on previous version of the pattern. My apologies for the issue and if it has impacted your use of...

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Polka Dot Bikini quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts, Sharon McConnell. Modern Curved Piecing, Double wedding ring style quilt
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Announcements, Polka Dot Bikini, Polka Dot Bikini QAL

A Modern Classic…New and Improved!

The Polka Dot Bikini quilt pattern was among the first produced here at Color Girl and has been a best seller for several years. With the new Tula Pink polka dots and stripes fabrics hitting the market earlier this year, I felt inspired to take another look at my signature quilt. I am re-releasing the Polka Dot Bikini pattern in a new, improved format. I've revised some instructions for clarity and added more, better illustrations in full color. These updates make the pattern better and will ensure your success in making this masterpiece quilt. If you've purchased the quilt...

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how to make a modern Simple sampler quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, Summer Blockbuster 2015

Summer Blockbuster: Finishing the Quilt Top

Thank you for following along this month as we quilt along on the Summer Blockbuster, making our sampler quilt blocks into a finished quilt top! Last week we finished sewing the blocks with the sashing strips and blue setting triangles. This week it is time to arrange those blocks, sew the rows and finish the top. 1. Arrange your blocks as you want them to appear in the final quilt. If you are sewing with me: for the 72 block quilt you will make nine rows of eight blocks. For the 36 block quilt, you will have six rows of six...

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how to sew simple modern sampler quilt
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Summer Blockbuster 2015

Blockbuster Quilt: Finishing the Sampler Blocks

Welcome to week three of the Summer Blockbuster quilt, 2015 edition. Last week I published the cutting instructions and first sewing step to get started setting our sampler quilt blocks together. This week we are starting where we left off, with blocks that have the gray and white sashing strips on, ready to add the blue half-square triangles. 1. Place one sampler block on the design surface face up. Place one navy blue 2 5/8" square (right sides facing) so that it covers one corner where the gray and white sashing meet: 2. Mark the diagonal of the blue square from...

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how to make simple modern sampler quilt,
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Free Quilt Patterns, Summer Blockbuster 2015

Blockbuster Sampler Quilt: Cutting and Sewing

It was so great to hear from a few of you who are going to sew the Summer Blockbuster quilt with me! Thank you so much, it is way more fun, and I can't wait to see what you make. Be sure and Like the Color Girl Quilts Facebook page so you can post your progress. If you are just tuning in, get the details on this Mini-Quilt-Along, Here. Today I have cutting instructions, and the first sewing step. Let's get to it, Cutting for the 72 block quilt (cutting instructions for the 36 block quilt are at the end of this post,...

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how to make a modern Simple sampler quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, Summer Blockbuster 2015

Summer Blockbuster Quilt-Along: A Simple Sampler

It is finally time to make the Summer Blockbuster of 2015! This is the third annual summer quilt-along here at Color Girl, a quilt along for finishing those orphan blocks you might have laying around, or an opportunity to make something new and fresh. This year, I am using all the blocks I made throughout this year in Quilters' Book Club and the Super Simple Sampler series. There are few out there who have made the simple sampler blocks with me, so I hope you will quilt along with me this month and get those blocks finished into a quilt....

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how to make a simple modern sampler quilt block
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Free Quilt Blocks, Free Quilt Patterns, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks

Simple Sampler Block #36

  Kind of crazy, this is the last in our Super Simple Sampler quilt block series. After this block we have 36 adorable 6 1/2" quilt blocks ready to be made into an easy modern quilt. If you have been following along, I have also been making blocks each month from Tula Pink's City Sampler book (see posts here), so I have 72 blocks! This summer I will be posting a series of tutorials to make these blocks into a quilt, so whether you have made 72 (or more!) or just the 36 in the Super Simple Sampler series, you will...

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