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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Fortune star quilt pattern by Color girl Quilts
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Giveaway, September Sewing Spectacular

Sew the Stars!

<<update: Giveaway closed, the winner drawn was Linda Douglas. Congratulations, Linda!>> I couldn't resist choosing stars as our first week of inspiration for September Sewing. I've never met a quilter who didn't like stars and I've never met a star quilt I didn't like! For this week's giveaway prize, you have a chance to win all the starry inspiration with the Curated Quilts issue that's all about STARS (-: To enter to win, it's easy, tell me if you've made a star quilt and something about it or if you have a favorite star pattern. Extra entry: head over to this...

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September sewing giveaway at Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Giveaway, Quilting Interest, September Sewing Spectacular

September of Sewing + Giveaway!

It's my favorite time of year! Why? Because as much as I love summer, autumn is so refreshing. Just-right temperatures and changing fall colors just give you a positive charge. Also: vacation season may be over, but it kind of feels good to be HOME, send the kids to school, and have a bit of free time to refresh. If you're like me, that means the excitement of new sewing projects, maybe planting some fall flowers (or bulbs for next year!). It's that in-between time after summer busy-ness but before holiday busy-ness(-:   So, for those of us feeling a renewed sense...

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