Moon Flower quilt by Sharon McConnell with Alison Glass Fabrics
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Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

When You Think it Can’t Get More Colorful…

For those of you following and participating in the Color Girl Challenge this month, here is an update! One of my projects I set out to finish this month can now be moved to the "finish" column. Wahoo. I started this quilt last winter when I got some of the Diving Board fabrics by Alison Glass. I am a huge fan of her fabrics and color choices and I wanted to make something super vibrant. This is also a fun pattern for trying out a new shape to sew with the the Classic Curves Ruler. The design actually evolved as...

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Polka Dot Bikini Quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts
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all about you, Quilting Interest

Polka Dot Bikini…Quilts to Inspire

The double wedding ring quilt is arguably the most recognizable traditional quilt design. It's also one that many quilters aspire to sew. The Polka Dot Bikini quilt has that classic patchwork ring look, but with an exciting modern look. The new and improved pattern is now available for those who want to try this design, but are turned off by the tricky bias arcs, multiple templates and complex piecing of the traditional pattern. Here are some previously sewn Bikini quilts to give you some ideas for your own version of this perennial favorite. I love this version made by my...

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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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Summer Bloom quilt pattern by Color Girl, curved piecing modern quilt
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest, Summer Bloom

Summer Bloom Pattern is Here!

The Summer Bloom pattern is now available in my pattern shop and on Craftsy! I am so excited to see what you all make with this pattern...the response has been tremendous and I am so appreciative of the encouragement on this quilt. Summer Bloom is challenging, but clever piecing techniques make it not as difficult as it looks, and there is no appliqué involved. I made my sample quilt with fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics, mostly the Lavish collection by Katarina Roccella (spring 2016, still available in stores). I always piece with Aurifil thread and use Hobbs heirloom 80/20 batting...

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Eclipse quilt pattern, mini quilt table topper wallhanging
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Curved PIecing, Eclipse Quilt, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Mini Quilt Table Topper

I have spent the last month or so mostly working on finishing Quilts in Progress and writing, but I interrupted myself to whip up this mini Eclipse quilt! This project served lots of purposes, but mostly I wanted to test out the templates for the Eclipse pattern to make sure they transferred to the published pattern accurately. The pattern is all ready to go, but I was kind of dumb and didn't take many photos before I sent the quilt to England for photography by Quilt Now. Now I am anxiously (more every day!) waiting for it to return....

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paper piecing new york beauty quilt
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Finished Quilts, Paper Piecing

a finish, ahoy!

Well, Almost a finish. My three-year-old wants to be a pirate when he grows up. He runs around saying things like, "come on, you slugs!" to his friends, and "arrrgh, you scurvy dog" to me. He has a plastic sword that goes everywhere with him (including bed). So we are all starting to get into the pirate talk thing, thus, you are getting an Ahoy! as I share my newly quilted NY beauty. these blocks take a REALLY long time to make but they are so worth it! I really like these teeny flying geese, they are each about an inch. it...

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