Polka Dot Bikini quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts, Sharon McConnell. Modern Curved Piecing, Double wedding ring style quilt
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Announcements, Polka Dot Bikini, Polka Dot Bikini QAL

A Modern Classic…New and Improved!

The Polka Dot Bikini quilt pattern was among the first produced here at Color Girl and has been a best seller for several years. With the new Tula Pink polka dots and stripes fabrics hitting the market earlier this year, I felt inspired to take another look at my signature quilt. I am re-releasing the Polka Dot Bikini pattern in a new, improved format. I've revised some instructions for clarity and added more, better illustrations in full color. These updates make the pattern better and will ensure your success in making this masterpiece quilt. If you've purchased the quilt...

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black and white quilts with bright colors by Sharon McConnell colorgirlquilts.com modern quilts with curved piecing
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Announcements

New Quilt For the Classic Curves Ruler

This is the week! I am putting the finishing touches on the newest quilt pattern for the Classic Curves Ruler.  I can't wait to tell you more about it and get it into your hands to start sewing.  How would you put your unique spin on this design with colors or prints? I'm thinking I need a version with low volume prints with the rings in bright solid colors. More soon,       Don't forget, it pays to be on the list (-; Sign up to get email from me!   #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site...

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Mermaid quilt by Sharon McConnell, modern quilt pattern with Cotton Supreme Cottons by RJR fabrics
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Announcements, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

What Shade Are You? A First…

I did it! I actually made a quilt with solids. This is my first time ever doing it and this quilt is my contribution to the What Shade Are You? series by RJR fabrics. Each friday they feature a quilt made with their Cotton Supreme Solids and have a giveaway (more on that in a minute). This quilt was outside my comfort zone in a couple ways. Besides being my first ever without any prints, I had to choose the fabrics ahead and stick with them! RJR sent me a color card with all their solids and I chose which...

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Tipsy curved piecing quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell
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Finished Quilts, Published Work, Tipsy Quilt

New Quilt Pattern: “Tipsy” in Fat Quarterly

I am so happy to finally share a new quilt with you! Last winter, the staff at Fat Quarterly asked for submissions to their issue on curved piecing, and of course since I love designing quilts using curved piecing, I raised my hand. I decided to use a shape that is different for me, but a classic in quilting: the Drunkard's Path. The classic drunkard's path template is a basic quarter-circle curve with corresponding concave "background" corner, making a square block with 1/4th circle. It is a very versatile block, with many ways to rearrange for a variety of...

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