blue and white curved piecing quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Quilting in Blue and White

I am starting a new series of quilts for patterns in 2017 and they will have lots of fun new ways to use my favorite curved piecing! This week I started something new and something I haven't done in a long time: a two color quilt. I had a layer cake of this collection of all blues and gray/white prints (Moda Fabrics, 2016), so I thought, "why not just keep them together and go with a monochromatic scheme?". Blue and white is a perennial favorite and I figured it would challenge me a bit to keep my project to such...

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Spin quilt pattern cover, modern quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Spin!

Spin! Quilt Pattern Now Available

So fun to add a new quilting pattern to my shop, right in time for New Year sewing...or Christmas sewing for those extra ambitious folks! Spin was originally published in Quilts and More magazine last spring and I now have it ready for my readers here as an individual pattern. This pattern includes the fully illustrated cutting and piecing instructions for the quilt in three sizes: baby (or wall hanging), throw, and queen quilts. Buy the pattern, Here . As always, I do all of my piecing with 50 wt. Aurifil thread and also recommend Hobbs batting. These wonderful companies provide me supplies,...

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Christmas Jewel Box Quilt pattern by color girl quilts
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Finished Quilts, Jewel Box Quilt, Quilting Interest

Jewel Box Quilt Christmas Kit Available

Merry Christmas! I mean, school just started, aren't we all thinking about Christmas? This is when I start thinking about my shopping for Christmas, perhaps it's time to think about sewing for Christmas, too. I wanted to share this "Jewel Box" quilt made by Jane of Quilter's Way, an online fabric and quilting store as well as a physical store in Massachusetts. Jane sells my pdf Color Girl patterns on her website (Here), and has recently made up this sample of the Jewel Box quilt for her shop. I really love it (I think maybe even more than my original!)...

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