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...
Any Sweetwater fabrics fans out there? I have enjoyed the prints by these talented designers for many years. They are pretty much tops at classics like checks, dots, retro florals and themed illustrations. The Indigo quilt is a perfect match for a pack of 10" Sweetwater prints I've had for a long time in my stash...and my wonderful quilt fairy-helper (my Mom) was a great sport to sew up this sample for me.
This quilt pattern is perfect for pre-cuts like 10" squares. I admit it's a favorite because it's a really dynamic design and looks great in a variety...
It is so exciting to show you this amazing quilt! My friend Carol made this version of the Eclipse quilt with the green kit option that's available in my shop. I am so impressed with her skills, and super thrilled with how the selection of prints and colors look together.
The Eclipse quilt is confident level quilt pattern that uses the Classic Curves Ruler. When I made the sample for the pattern, I chose a bright yellow print for the main background fabric...I love how unexpected it is for a main color and how the bright prints really shine. ...
Last week I told you about the newest pattern now available for the Classic Curves Ruler, Black Jack. I've been having a bit of fun this week dreaming up how this pattern might look in a variety of fabrics and colors. The original pattern sample is super graphic, high contrast, so here are some examples of how you can put your own creativity into this design. Go crazy with favorite prints in your stash or spring for that pretty new bundle you've had your eye on.
Okay, how cool is this version in low contrast, large scale prints? I think...
It's all I've been thinking about all week! The newest design for the Classic Curves Ruler is here. Black Jack holds a special place for me because the graphic look and big pieces make it perfect for showing off beautiful colors and prints. I always like a quilt that is easy to make using a basic block, but where the blocks aren't obvious in the final quilt. You get so much movement and interest!
Who else loves black and white with bright colors? I have been on this as a bit of a theme for a while now and can't...
I may be odd, but it is so thrilling to me when the idea for a new quilt is hatched. I suppose we quilters are lucky to be so easily pleased: give us pretty fabric and we can be happy for a long time. This week, as I share about the new pattern that is coming, I'll tell you a bit about how this particular design came about.
Someone asked me recently how I start a new quilt: pencil and paper, computer program, or just start cutting and sewing. While I utilize all of those methods, my ideas usually start...
One of the biggest reasons I decided to add fabric to my little shop here is that I wanted to offer unique fabric combinations for you to interpret in your own quilts. Quilt pattern kits are such a great way to take the guesswork out of starting a quilt!
This week, I have put together kits for the latest Classic Curves Ruler pattern, Eclipse. I think you are going to love the options. If you love the original quilt sample with it's quirky bright yellow focus fabric, you'll want to choose the yellow version. Kit includes fabric to make the...
It's finally here! The newest quilt pattern to make with the Classic Curves Ruler is now available. Eclipse is the perfect mix of quilty favorites: stars and curves.
Some of you will recognize Eclipse. It is a pattern I wrote and published first in Quilt Now magazine and had the pattern available with templates. Now, I have redesigned it and updated the pattern to use the Classic Curves Ruler. Without templates to copy and cut out and the accuracy you have with the CCRuler, you'll make up Eclipse easier and in less time.
For my sample, I used a variety of...
Now that you've fallen for curved piecing with your Classic Curves Ruler, I have a brand new quilt you are going to love! Indigo is the newest design for the CCRuler and I couldn't be happier to show you these beautiful quilts.
If you have a pack of 10" squares ("layer cake") you have been saving for the perfect quilt, you have found it! Indigo is ideal for 10" squares to show off those favorite prints, but the classic design would look amazing in any type of fabric. I would love to see one in batiks or 30's reproductions (-:
Today, I have instructions for making this pretty variation on my Mermaid quilt pattern. This is the same sewing and layout as the original pattern, but you get a whole new look by changing the placement of colors and prints.
Clamshell is one of my favorite classic quilt designs. I like how this pattern gives you the classic shape, but made in a unique and modern quilt. To follow these instructions and make a quilt like mine, you will need the Mermaid pattern and a Classic Curves Ruler for quick and easy cutting of the shapes.
Cut the following "set"...