Gossamer quilt by Sharon McConnell, with Hoffman fabrics and Indah Batiks
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Announcements, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Quick and Pretty: Gossamer Quilt

Although it seems I have a long list of quilts I want to make, and several in the works, I took a quick pause the last couple weeks to make up a new version of my Gossamer pattern. I love how this looks so different from the original due to the reduced color palette and minimum of print. I made this for Hoffman fabrics with their new collection called Sparkle and Fade. These fabrics are making their debut at fall Quilt Market this month, so they will be in stores in the next few months. The entire fabric collection is shades...

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Gossamer quilt, pattern by Sharon McConnell
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Finished Quilts, Gossamer Quilt, Quilting Interest

Quilt Inspiration and Making Yours Unique

This post is a bit of a throwback (only about a year), but I realized I never shared this finished quilt! I wanted to show the quilt today as an example of one quilt inspiring another and how you can make small changes to patterns to fit your needs or make it unique for you. As background, I created this quilt design specifically to show off "quiet" or light color fabrics. I had a collection in my stash of these beautiful pastel prints, and then Art Gallery Fabrics released a collection called Minimalista, which I fell head over heels for....

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Gossamer quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts
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Gossamer Quilt

New Pattern Now Available: Gossamer Quilt

The summer heat is here and we are ready to head inside for some quality sewing time: try a new quilting pattern to show off your favorite prints paired with beautiful, vibrant solid colors. Gossamer was originally published in issue 9 of Quilt Now back in March, and was featured as the cover quilt for the "pretty" issue. I used mostly fabrics from the new range of print fabrics by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics (also called "Gossamer") and added several coordinating prints from my stash, all from various collections by Art Gallery Fabrics. I also used Hobbs Heirloom batting...

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Gossamer quilt patchwork by Sharon McConnell, fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics
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Finished Quilts, Gossamer Quilt

Finished Quilt! Gossamer Beauty

I have a finished quilt to share! Miracle, huh? I am really proud of this quilt, the beauty of the colors and prints and the fun patchwork design. I made the Gossamer quilt in January for Quilt Now magazine and it appears in the newest issue going to subscribers now in the UK and hopefully coming to us the U.S. pretty soon. I designed the quilt last winter and made another version of it, but I never showed it in hopes I could have the design published. When I saw Sharon Holland's fabric collection, Gossamer, preview last fall on the...

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