PomPom quilt by Sharon McConnell, Color Girl Quilts with the Classic curves Ruler and Tula pink fabrics
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Sew Impressive! Cute PomPom Quilts

Earlier this month, PomPoms, the newest pattern for the Classic Curves Ruler, was sent out into the world and I am so excited to show you a few examples of cute quilts started with it so far. PomPoms is easy as far as curved piecing goes. Despite its looks, the blocks are quick to sew up and a great shape for showing off pretty colors and fabrics. In my original PomPom quilt, I used Tula Pink dots and stripes in coordinating colors. This way, each block was half stripes and half polka dots in the same color. You could use...

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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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Orange Peel curved piecing quilt using the Classic Curves Ruler and Windsor Garden fabrics from Sweetbeefabrics
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Finished Quilts, Giveaway, Quilting Interest

Flowers of Windsor Garden + fabric giveaway!

This week is my turn on the blog tour to showcase the new collection, Windsor Garden, by Kelly Parker Smith for Sweet Bee Fabric Company. It's always fun to discover (or be introduced to) new-to-me fabric designers and companies. Sweet Bee is a new face in the quilting fabric crowd, and they are already producing some really beautiful collections! Kelly invited me to sew something to show off her first fabric collection called Windsor Garden. You can purchase Sweet Bee fabrics and get the look you see in this quilt. Click Here to shop. As soon as I saw the prints,...

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Moon Flower quilt by Sharon McConnell with Alison Glass Fabrics
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Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

When You Think it Can’t Get More Colorful…

For those of you following and participating in the Color Girl Challenge this month, here is an update! One of my projects I set out to finish this month can now be moved to the "finish" column. Wahoo. I started this quilt last winter when I got some of the Diving Board fabrics by Alison Glass. I am a huge fan of her fabrics and color choices and I wanted to make something super vibrant. This is also a fun pattern for trying out a new shape to sew with the the Classic Curves Ruler. The design actually evolved as...

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Indigo Quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts, in fabrics by Moda fabrics, Sweetwater Fabrics
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Finished Quilts, Indigo Quilt, Quilting Interest

Sew Inspiring! Indigo Pattern + Sweetwater Fabrics

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...

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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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Talin fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics, quilt with curved piecing by Sharon McConnell Color Girl quilts
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

New! Tallinn Fabrics Little Quilt

I met Jessica Swift at Quilt Market in Houston last October. She was showing her first fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics, and I knew right away it was one for me. The bright, true colors and cute illustrations are too much fun. When Jessica asked awhile back if I was interested in participating in the blog tour to promote the release of the fabrics, I didn't hesitate to say "yes!". She is a such a sweet person, and I am so excited for her success and bringing her artwork to us quilters in fabric. You can find all the...

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Black Jack quilt pattern made with Mediterreneo fabrics by AGF, pattern by Color Girl Quilts
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Black Jack quilt, Quilting Interest

In All it’s Glory and Options

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...

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BlackJack quilt pattern by Color Girl. Modern, easy curved piecing quilt for the Classic Curves Ruler
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Announcements, Black Jack quilt, Finished Quilts

It’s Here! New Pattern, Black Jack

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...

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