I have another finished quilt to share...and I couldn't be happier to display gorgeous new fabrics by Lizzie Clark for Sweet Bee fabrics. It's my turn on the blog tour for the Alexandria collection. It's also perfect timing and perfect fabric for the newest quilt pattern from Color Girl Quilts, Festival!
Alexandria is the latest fabric collection by Lizzie and my first time sewing with her designs. This collection is really easy to work with for quilters and stands well on it's own. I always appreciate rather small scale prints and a collection with good contrast. Alexandria makes a...
I have been up to exciting things here at Color Girl Quilts. (-:
I have been loving my sewing project this month. I am working with the upcoming collection, Lemon Tree, by Tilda. When I received the fabric last month, I agonized a bit over what to make with the beautiful prints. How have I not been aware of Tilda until now?
I ended up deciding on the Aurora pattern because I thought it was a good fit for these pretty prints. A classic yet modern quilt with pieces large enough to show off the fabric patterns. I even have enough...
One of the things on my bucket list of life is to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. I decided to name my latest quilting pattern Aurora after the incredible beauty of the Northern Lights: all the stars, the glowing light and vast array of color.
Aurora is one of my new patterns for spring 2017 and the pdf is now available in my pattern shop (Here)! As you can see and may have noticed on the website, I have been working on some changes around Color Girl. Patterns are getting a new look, my logo has changed up, and...
So, I was really excited to get my hands on Pat Bravo's recent collection, Heartland, for Art Gallery Fabrics...the prints are beautiful and the colors are so soft and serene. I always love a primary color scheme: shades of yellow, pink (I am not a red person), and blue. I met Pat at Market in May in Salt Lake City and her booth for Heartland was amazing, as usual, so I knew I wanted to make something with her beautiful fabrics.
This is one of those quilts that did not end up as I had planned. I had a design...
Fall is here...the air is crisp and cool instead of hot and heavy with humidity. It is a time of beginnings...returning from summer vacation, school for the kids and me, and lots of quilting projects! I usually am pretty good about starting and finishing projects rather than having a whole bunch of quilts in progress, but I seem to have buried myself recently! So many exciting new things...the discipline to finish is a bit challenging (-:
A few things on my sewing table the last few weeks:
Finishing my Summer Bloom quilt (yea!) and its pattern. I am so excited about...
I finished another quilt top! I am so enjoying the summer vacation and getting so much time to sew. I told you a little about the start of this quilt last week, and now it is all finished and ready for quilting. I do plan to write a pattern for this (just add it to my growing to-do list!). Find my latest quilting patterns, here.
When I set out to make a new quilt, sometimes I have a specific design in mind with drawings and everything all figured out. But I think my favorite quilts are the ones that evolve as...
In my quest for finishing, I am super excited to show you my latest quilt, Trillium! I pieced the top for this one during the winter but just got it quilted (by Darby of Quilted Squid) and finished the hand-stitched binding on vacation last week. (find my binding tutorial Here, I do it both ways: machine or by hand, depending on the quilt and my mood)
The fabrics featured in this quilt are all from Art Gallery Fabrics, primarily the Avante Garde collection by Katarina Roccella. I also used Hobbs batting and Aurifil thread for piecing...my favorites!
The piecing for this...
There is some beautiful new fabric are coming to town! AvantGarde is the brand new collection from Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. If you have been following this blog for long, you probably know I am a huge fan of Katarina's prints. Avante Garde is a masterpiece of artsy abstract prints and big, bold color.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a few of the prints and I am going to make a quilt for the AvantGarde tour to promote the fabric in January. I decided I wanted to play up the strong geometric shapes and big...
This month's issue of Quilt Now magazine features my new quilt pattern, Festival. My quilt (shown below) was made with fabrics from the "happy home" collection by Caroline Hulse for Art Gallery Fabrics (on sale now) as well as a couple prints from my Art Gallery Fabrics stash. I used Hobbs Heirloom batting and Aurifil thread for piecing. Long arm quilting by Darby of Quilted Squid.
*note: there are some errors I found in the pattern in the magazine, see bottom of this post for explanation and corrections*
I had fun making this quilt with all the bright cheery colors, and the Happy Home...
I am happy to say the Quilt Now issue 10 has landed in the U.S., and even better: I got my copy! I will be back with more on the issue, but I wanted to write a post as soon as I could when I noticed some typos and a missed illustration on the instructions for my Pops Quilt.
In the cutting instruction, for the solid blue, pink and yellow triangles, you must cut with template B and not template A as the instructions list. (There is only one triangle template, so it's pretty obvious this is a typo, but...