Bloom Quilt with Uppercase Fabrics pattern by Color Girl Quilts for the Classic Curves Ruler
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Announcements, Bloom Quilt, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts

A BLOOMING Cheerful Quilt

Have you ever just fallen in love with a quilt pattern? I've noticed that the simplest quilts are often my favorites. Other things about a quilt that make your heart happy? Fabrics are a major part, plus: how fun it is to sew and if it's an interesting and engaging design when finished. Well, I think Bloom just might be the quilt that checks all the boxes. You see, I recently finished my second quilt with the Bloom pattern and I'm still in love. The original Bloom quilt was sewn with fabrics designed by Mr. Domestic (Mathew) for Art Gallery...

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Bloom Quilt, modern flowering snowball quilt by Color Girl Quilts with Aura fabrics
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Bloom Quilt, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Let it Bloom! New Fabric, New Pattern

There is some pretty new fabric in town...and it demands *just* the right quilt pattern to show off! It's my turn for the Aura Fabrics tour to showcase projects with the latest collection by ever-so-talented Mathew of Mister Domestic. The Flowering Snowball is one of my all time favorite traditional quilt designs and I have long wanted to recreate it with the Classic Curves Ruler. It took some imagination since the original Flowering Snowball requires several fussy templates to accomplish. I also wanted to simplify it to make sewing it achievable for the average quilter **without tears** (-: And so....Aura fabrics,...

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Aura Fabrics and the Classic Curves Ruler quilt in progress
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Announcements, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilting Community Events: Join the Fun!

I am sponsoring prizes for a couple quilting world events that start this month and I thought you might like to join in. I don't know about you, but I love being part of the quilting community on Instagram especially, but also Facebook and interacting with you who comment here on the blog. It's extra fun to get involved when fellow quilters issue challenges or hold sew-alongs and blog hops. We are lucky to have social media to connect with like-minded (okay, fellow quilt-obsessed) people all over the world! So, here's a couple things you might want to check out... Isabelle...

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Making Dresden quilt, EZ Dresden ruler, Alison glass fabric. color girl quilts
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

A New W.I.P., Pretty Fabric and a *Sale*!

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...

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Quilting fabric bundle sold by Color Girl quilts
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Fabric, Giveaway, Quilting Interest

New Expansion! Your favorite fabrics by the yard

All this week I've been hustling to add fabrics to the shop and expand your options to get exactly the ones you want, as much as you want! This feels like a big step for my little shop and I couldn't be more appreciative of all of you who've given me a chance to send you something pretty. I also couldn't be happier to offer fabrics that are hard to find anywhere else: Tilda Fabrics, Sweet Bee Fabrics, and of course the Classic Curves Ruler, patterns, pattern kits and curated bundles that are one of a kind Color Girl. Check out...

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Whimsy Garden quilt pattern kit with fabric sold by Color Girl Quilts
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Quilting Interest

Sew Whimsy! A Finished Quilt

Summer is winding down, the kids are back to school here, but I am still all over that colorful summery mood when it comes to sewing. Last spring, one of my favorite magazines, Uppercase, released an issue with the theme of CMYK. It's an artsy, creative mag and each issue has a theme related to some type of art, creativity or general curiosity. The CMYK issue just grabbed me for some reason...you see, CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (black). These are the primary colors of printmaking. Everything you see in print is made with a combination...

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Eclipse quilt by Color Girl Quilts, with the Classic curves Ruler and Art Gallery Fabrics.
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Fabric, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

This Quilt, Loved to Pieces

It's my turn to show off the pretty new fabric by my friend, Mathew -Mister Domestic- on the Loved to Pieces blog party! This is the first collection that Mathew has designed for Art Gallery Fabrics and it's inspired by love for his daughter and his affinity for all things sewing, especially English paper piecing. When you look at the prints, you'll notice flowers constructed of geometric shapes and plenty of good opportunities for fussy cutting. Of course, Mathew is one of the most fun people I've met in the quilting world, so I couldn't resist accepting his invitation to...

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Pixie Medallion quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts, with Art Gallery Fabrics
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Quilting Interest

Color Girl Challenge Roundup + *Giveaway*

How did June go by so fast?! How did we do on our challenge to finish up quilts-in-progress this month? Last week I told you about finishing one on my list.  Today I have another to mark off my list!  While it's not a complete finish, one of my goals this month was to complete the top of my Quilt Along Pixie Medallion quilt and get it ready for quilting. I am happy to report that the top is finished and the backing is sewn up! I've arrange to send it to Barbie of  The Quilting Mill for custom quilting...so...

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Curved piecing Sirena quilt by Sharon McConnell using Sirena fabrics by Art Gallery FAbrics
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Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

The Song of Sirena, A Finished Quilt!

This month is all about finishing our projects, right? Well, I am super happy to finally share a quilt I finished (even though it was last month) to be displayed at Quilt Market in Portland in May. Do you remember the little quilt I made with Tallinn fabrics to celebrate Jessica Swift's first fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics? Well, Jessica has a new collection coming called Sirena, and it couldn't be more fun and fresh. First of all, I love the name of the collection, Sirena. A Siren in Greek mythology was a creature of the sea who used...

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Eclipse quilt kit sold by Color Girl Quilts, uses the Classic Curves Ruler
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Eclipse Quilt, Quilting Interest

A New (AMAZING!) Eclipse Quilt

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.  ...

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