black jack quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts
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Black Jack quilt, Quilting Interest

How This Quilt Was Born and a Reveal

I may be odd, but it is so thrilling to me when the idea for a new quilt is hatched. I suppose we quilters are lucky to be so easily pleased: give us pretty fabric and we can be happy for a long time. This week, as I share about the new pattern that is coming, I'll tell you a bit about how this particular design came about. Someone asked me recently how I start a new quilt: pencil and paper, computer program, or just start cutting and sewing. While I utilize all of those methods, my ideas usually start...

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Eclipse quilt pattern by Color girl Quilts. with the Classic curves Ruler
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Curved PIecing, Eclipse Quilt

Sew Ready! The Prettiest Eclipse Quilts

One of the biggest reasons I decided to add fabric to my little shop here is that I wanted to offer unique fabric combinations for you to interpret in your own quilts. Quilt pattern kits are such a great way to take the guesswork out of starting a quilt! This week, I have put together kits for the latest Classic Curves Ruler pattern, Eclipse. I think you are going to love the options. If you love the original quilt sample with it's quirky bright yellow focus fabric, you'll want to choose the yellow version. Kit includes fabric to make the...

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Dollhouse quilt tutorial, free pattern with curved piecing by Color Girl Quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Free Quilt Patterns, Using the CCRuler

Doll House Quilt Tutorial, part 2

Welcome to the second installment  of the Doll House quilt tutorial using the Classic Curves Ruler. Thank you to those I have heard from about this quilt. I am so excited that you like the quilt and would love to see what you are making with the pattern. If you missed it, look at last week's post for details on the quilt, supplies,  fabric and cutting instructions. Our quilt is going to be 39" square (easily made bigger by sewing more blocks). Last week we did all of our cutting, now we sew! Fold one print B shape to find the...

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Modern curved piecing quilt pattern tutorial by Color Girl quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, Using the CCRuler

Doll House Quilt Tutorial, part 1

Today is the day! We are making the Doll House quilt. For this part I have the fabric requirements and cutting instructions for you to get started. Next post will be the sewing instructions to finish your quilt top. My Doll House quilt is made with prints from the new Amy Sinibaldi collection, also called Doll House, for Art Gallery Fabrics. I do my piecing with 50 wt Aurifil thread in neutral off-white. You will also need a Classic Curves Ruler to cut your shapes for sewing. Once you have gathered your materials, we are ready to go! Fabric Requirements and...

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Eclipse quilt pattern by Color girl Quilts. with the Classic curves Ruler
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Classic Curves Ruler, Eclipse Quilt, Finished Quilts

New! Eclipse Pattern for the CCRuler

It's finally here! The newest quilt pattern to make with the Classic Curves Ruler is now available. Eclipse is the perfect mix of quilty favorites: stars and curves. Some of you will recognize Eclipse. It is a pattern I wrote and published first in Quilt Now magazine and had the pattern available with templates. Now, I have redesigned it and updated the pattern to use the Classic Curves Ruler. Without templates to copy and cut out and the accuracy you have with the CCRuler, you'll make up Eclipse easier and in less time. For my sample, I used a variety of...

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Saija's Aurora quilt, pattern by Color girl quilts
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all about you, Announcements

All About You! Wahoo!

In 2018, I want to start a regular feature here and on my newsletter featuring projects made with my patterns and/or the Classic Curves Ruler...by YOU! I am super excited about this because I love seeing your work on Instagram and the emails you send. Keep them coming, I want to feature you! Last fall I taught a weekend workshop in Lakeside, Ohio. Sue got a great start on her Whimsy Garden quilt. I love that this pattern looks great in these muted colors and traditional prints. So different from my original Whimsy Garden, but just as pretty. This was the first...

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Indigo quilt pattern, curved piecing with the Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Indigo Quilt, Quilting Interest

Brand New! Indigo Pattern Now Available

Now that you've fallen for curved piecing with your Classic Curves Ruler, I have a brand new quilt you are going to love! Indigo is the newest design for the CCRuler and I couldn't be happier to show you these beautiful quilts. If you have a pack of 10" squares ("layer cake") you have been saving for the perfect quilt, you have found it! Indigo is ideal for 10" squares to show off those favorite prints, but the classic design would look amazing in any type of fabric. I would love to see one in batiks or 30's reproductions (-: I...

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Mermaid quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts, with the Classic Curves Ruler, modern curved piecing quilt with Art Gallery Fabrics
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Classic Curves Ruler, Mermaid Quilt, Quilting Interest, Using the CCRuler

Pretty Mermaid Scales: a Pattern Hack

Today, I have instructions for making this pretty variation on my Mermaid quilt pattern. This is the same sewing and layout as the original pattern, but you get a whole new look by changing the placement of colors and prints. Clamshell is one of my favorite classic quilt designs. I like how this pattern gives you the classic shape, but made in a unique and modern quilt. To follow these instructions and make a quilt like mine, you will need the Mermaid pattern and a Classic Curves Ruler for quick and easy cutting of the shapes. Fabric cutting: Cut the following "set"...

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Picnic Quilt pattern by Color Girl, curved piecing quilt with the Classic Curves Ruler. Modern Orange Peel quilt
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Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Picnic Quilt

One Last Whisper of Summer

It's almost the first day of Autumn, my favorite time of year, and yet I am sorry to see the summer end. I love the warm weather, the flowers blooming and spending time outdoors (not  a fan of winter at all). I have one more summery fresh quilt to share with you. I showed you the finished top for this Picnic quilt back in July, and now I am so happy to have it all finished up! This is made with  my Picnic quilt pattern using the Classic Curves Ruler. It pieced up really quickly and then I worked on...

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Curved piecing quilt with the Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts, with art gallery fabrics
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Classic Curves Ruler, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Choosing Fabrics

This summer has been crazy! I don't feel like I've had much time for sewing and definitely not as much time for working on patterns as I thought I would. It's all good, though, because time with my family, and traveling are always worth it. The challenge of being a one-woman show at business and having a life, too (-: I have managed to start a new quilt top, though, and I cannot wait to show you! I am working on the pattern for this little quilt that I made last winter. It was one of the first I did...

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