Progress! How are you coming on your Super Simple Sampler blocks? I feel like sewing time has been short lately, but I am determined to get this quilt done in 2018 (-:I have a new video up on Color Girl Quilts YouTube. This tutorial is all about making hourglass blocks that we will alternate with the sampler blocks in the final layout. If you would like to use this layout on your own set of orphan sampler blocks, see bottom of page for cutting measurement adaptation.
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In the video I will show you how to cut...
September has been quite a busy month here at Color Girl Quilts. I *may* have bought lots of new fabric for the shop, there's a new pattern for the Classic Curves Ruler, we went to the Lakeside Retreat... and that doesn't even include the crazy that is kids' soccer season, back to school, and home remodeling! Whew. But it's all good and I can't wait to show you what I've been working on.
I started this Dresden project in August while I was on vacation and I was able to get back to working on it at the retreat last...
June is here! We are all having a very creative year, right? As we approach the half-way point of the year, we are going to do something special this month: challenge ourselves to finish as many works-in-progress as possible.
That's right: make a clean slate, tidy up the studio (and the mind!). Have you ever noticed that it's hard to feel creative when life and/or your space is cluttered?
Don't worry, we are going to make it fun with some prizes!
Starting a new quilt or other creative project is always so much fun and puts a lot of excitement in our...
Thank you to all who entered the giveaway from last week! It was fun reading the comments and finding out that the group includes quilters from all over the world. I think the furthest away was Australia (isn't the internet wonderful to bring us together?). We also have friends in Canada, France, the U.K. and all over the U.S. Thanks for introducing yourselves! I hope you comment again in the future.
Giveaway winner is Kelly Paulson. I've sent Kelly an email and waiting to send the prize! Thanks to all who enter. There will be more giveaways coming so keep...
It's hard to believe how far we have come on our Pixie Medallion quilt along. This month we sewed the first two flying geese borders. It is A LOT of flying geese, whew! We divided this border into two months because it really is a lot of sewing...and it's a good thing because I barely squeaked by getting my pink and orange ones done in February.
If you are just joining the quilt along or want to know more about making your own Pixie Medallion quilt, click here for the quilt along home page and links to past posts.
Have you seen the new Dollhouse fabric by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics? it is just about the most feminine, pretty collection of prints and colors you could imagine. I used some fat quarters of Dollhouse to make up a really sweet and really simple baby quilt using the Classic Curves Ruler.
Large blocks are an ideal way to get started with curved piecing. The gradual curves are easy to sew and give you a lot of practice (read: success, not frustration). By the time you make a quilt like this, you will be a master of curves (-:...
Happy February! We are nearing the end of the Pixie Medallion quilt along, just one more month to go. But first, I'm sharing my progress for our January goal. We worked on the shoo-fly blocks for border two, and I couldn't be happier with how it's looking! (it's getting too big to photograph well (-: )
I decided to go with the white background so these blocks would have a nice contrast to the yellow in the snowball border. I like how clean the white looks with the bright prints, and also how it ties into the white strips around...
I have been up to exciting things here at Color Girl Quilts. (-:
I have been loving my sewing project this month. I am working with the upcoming collection, Lemon Tree, by Tilda. When I received the fabric last month, I agonized a bit over what to make with the beautiful prints. How have I not been aware of Tilda until now?
I ended up deciding on the Aurora pattern because I thought it was a good fit for these pretty prints. A classic yet modern quilt with pieces large enough to show off the fabric patterns. I even have enough...
The middle of January already! Who is working on their Pixie Medallion quilt? This month in our quilt along, we have the second border, the shoo-fly blocks. If are just getting started, you'll find some helpful hints for speeding up the piecing on these cuties, Here.
To join in, visit the Quilt Along home page, Here, for details and schedule. The Pixie Medallion pattern can be purchased, Here.
So, I have to say that these little blocks make me pretty happy. They are so simple, yet their little size and basic shapes make them really satisfying to sew. I had fun...
This past fall I was lucky enough to get some fat quarters of the new fabrics by Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts. Panache is Becca's first collection with Robert Kaufmann and my first thought when she showed them to me was "these are so 'me'!". I always enjoy some good basic prints and vibrant colors. The Panache collection checks all the boxes. (and how about those stripes? oh yes.)
Of course, I wanted to make something using my Classic Curves Ruler, so I did a bit of brainstorming to decide which design would make these fabrics shine. I admit...