Sunbeam quilt pattern layout variation by Color Girl Quilts
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Pattern Variations and Hacks, Quilting Interest, Tutorials

Pattern Hack: Sunbeam Variation

Have you started your Sunbeam quilt yet? I can't wait to see what you all do with this cheerful pattern. Today, I want to share a variation I made on the design and tell you how to hack the pattern to make one like this too. You'll need to have the Sunbeam pattern and the Classic Curves Ruler to make this quilt. I am going to give you instructions for the on-point layout only, not the entire block piecing. Here we go! To make one like mine, you'll find the fabrics featured sold in the Color Girl Shop. Quilt Size: 35" x...

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Sunbeam quilt pattern for Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Paper Piecing

Sew a Little Sunbeam! New Pattern

It's here and you are going to LOVE sewing this pretty quilt! The Sunbeam quilt pattern is now available for sale <<here>> at Color Girl Quilts. This quilt has been kind of  a departure for me design-wise. I also made the original with all solid color fabrics, which is a challenge for me (-;. But I LOVE how it turned out and can't thank you all enough for the kind words and enthusiastic response to this new pattern. As promised, I wanted to show you some ideas for how to make Sunbeam with different looks. Hopefully give you a bit...

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Sunbeam quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts using paper piecing and curved piecing
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Announcements, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

A Perfect Spot of Quilty Sunshine

What a summer it has been! For better or worse, we have made it this far: school is starting (albeit "home" school) and we all keep on keeping on. I do hope you all have had some chance to enjoy time with family, maybe a quarantine style vacation (whatever that look likes for you!), and plenty of creative time at the least. If you need a little colorful, quilty therapy, I have a new quilt to share...and a new pattern right around the corner! Updated: the Sunbeam pattern is now for sale! Find it << Here >> Last winter, my friend Steph...

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Uppercase fabric with Classic Curves ruler quilt in progress with curved piecing
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Announcements, Fabric

It’s Summer at CG HQ

Hello, Colorful Quilters! July is here and I hope you are all having some time for creativity, color, and fabric fun. I'm popping in to tell you about summer news at Color Girl Quilts. We are enjoying  A LOT of new fabric arrivals in the shop , several exciting quilts-in-progress, summer vacation... it's so much fun! First, I want to make sure everyone knows that our summer shipping schedule is a bit more relaxed. As I travel with my kids for several weeks (we are socially distancing together while enjoying a change-of-scene away from home), shop orders are being filled by a...

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Mod shapes quilt, free quilt pattern tutorial by Color Girl quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Fabric, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Video: How to Sew the Mod Shapes Quilt

I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough of basic, all-over patterned quilts. Take one or two simple shapes, make them nice and big to show off pretty fabrics, and you have something sure to say "happy". The Mod Shapes quilt totally does that, plus! you'll learn a new technique with sewing half circles. It's easy enough to make a quick quilt, super fun to sew, and ideal for large scale fabric prints. There is now a video up on Color Girl YouTube that's all you need to know to make this quilt. You'll learn how to...

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How to cut a full circle from fabric with the Classic Curves Ruler
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Classic Curves Ruler, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved Piecing, Using the CCRuler, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Full Circle Hack: A Closer Look

Popping in today to show you some detail on how to use your Classic Curves Ruler to cut and sew full circle blocks. Many of you have enjoyed the YouTube video on Color Girl YouTube where my friend Cassandra shares her expertise on this (sometimes tricky!) technique. Some have had questions about adding the tape on the ruler to mark the cutting lines. Here's a bit of explanation and close up pic to help you understand. As you know, the Classic Curves Ruler gives you such accurate and easy cutting of curved shapes because of the concave/convex lines. These lines...

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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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Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts, with fabric by Alison Glass for Andover fabrics
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Classic Curves Ruler, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved Piecing, For Beginners, Using the CCRuler, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Classic Curves Ruler Video Tutorial is Live!

I have started working on a series of videos for Color Girl YouTube that feature curved piecing and how-to tutorials to help you get started, use and enjoy your Classic Curves Ruler. The first video is a basic but very in-depth look at how the Ruler works, curved piecing and squaring up your blocks. <<Click Here to Watch Video>> This tutorial takes you through making a 6 1/2" drunkard's path block (quarter circle) from cutting out the pieces, to sewing the curved seam, pressing and squaring up your blocks so  that they sew together perfectly. Learn all my tricks for beautiful...

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Radiance quilt pattern made in Tula Pink Pinkerville fabric, by Color Girl Quilts
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Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest, Radiance Quilt

Radiance: Tula Style

Any Tula Pink fans in the house? I have enjoyed many of her fabric collections, but my favorites are the ones that really show off her talent for clear, vibrant colors in off-beat combinations. She is one designer that shows incredible illustration and design skills with highly detailed fabrics featuring whimsical and intricately drawn creatures, flowers and geometric patterns. So, if these are the things that make Tula so well-loved among sewists, then she has hit a home run with her next collection, Pinkerville. I was super excited (and really surprised) when the marketing person from Free Spirit Fabrics asked...

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Radiance Quilt by Color Girl Quilts for the Classic Curves Ruler
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Classic Curves Ruler, Finished Quilts, Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest

Radiance Quilt Pattern has Landed!

It's here! I am so excited to bring the Radiance pattern to you and see what you all create with it. This design was really fun for me to work on, sew and create the instructions for. I think it's the most impressive-looking quilt yet for the Classic Curves Ruler. The idea for this one came from my love of pieced and interesting borders on quilts. The goal was to create a modern design based on traditional shapes, and add a lot of star power with the scrappy borders combined with the curves. What do you think? I don't usually choose...

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