bright color scrap quilt, circles quilt by Sharon McConnell for Color Girl
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Fabric, Paper Piecing, Patchwork, Rocky Road Star Template, Work in progress

Quilts in Progress: Color, Color, Color!

  It is the middle of the week, time to see what we are working on! Starting on the non-quilting front for me: I have become a soccer mom. I spend two nights a week at soccer practice and last weekend was devoted to a tournament. This has been a learning experience, good and bad, for both my son and me. Selfishly, I am sad to miss evening time at home (soccer nights=rush dinner, rush bath, staying up too late), but it is really fun to watch him play and see his bright little pink face come off the field looking...

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Marcelle Medallion QAL, Paper Piecing, Patchwork, Work in progress

Quilt in Progress: Mini Marcelle

In my quest to spend July on my Works in Progress, I have made a little progress on my Mini Marcelle Medallion quilt. I have added the brick-like rectangle border and the solid fabric border, which is white with tiny green dots. I am really happy with how this is coming along: the colors are so cheerful and sweet, and there is just something fun about a tiny quilt. At this stage, it's not too tiny anymore, about 27" square. I made a full size version of this popular pattern, you can see it Here. I have said before how much...

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Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Polka Dot Bikini, Polka Dot Bikini QAL

Finally Finished! Bikini Quilt #2

I did it! I finally finished my second Polka Dot Bikini Quilt. I started this quilt back in January to work along with the Bikini Quilt-along I hosted here on the blog. It has been one I worked on off-and-on since then, often getting set aside for other projects. This month I have been making a big effort to finish up some works-in-progress and this quilt was top of my list. It's funny, as I was making this it seemed like such a big project: lots of piecing (curves take extra time) and lots of quilting (for me, anyway). Then...

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Quilting Interest

Getting Acquainted Blog Hop

Today I am joining in the "let's get acquainted" blog hop organized by Beth at Plum and June. I have been blogging my quilting for almost two years, but I just recently moved into this new site, so the hop came at a good time. If you are new to Color Girl, welcome! and Old Friends, it's always good to have you visit. I am the Color Girl. My two favorite hobbies are quilting and flower gardening. The more colorful, the better. A bit of quilty tid-bits about me, I wonder how many we all have in common? 1, The color...

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Twirling Fans, Twirling Fans QAL

Twirling Fan Quilt Along: Part 3

This is the third installment of the tutorial for creating the "twirling fan" quilt. If you are just tuning in, click here to see the first two steps. I hope you join me! At this point you have made the fan units. 1. Lay the pieced fan unit so that the straight edges line up with the edges of the background. Below is one option for setting the fans: four fans in the corners of a square block. 2. Apply the center arc unit (see  below) so that the straight edges line up with the corner of the white fabric and the curved...

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Twirling Fans, Twirling Fans QAL

Fan Quilt Along Pattern, part 2

If you are just tuning in, the first segment of this tutorial is published here. At the end of the first step, you should have fans like the units shown above. Today we will add the center arc shape to complete the fan units. cut arc pieces (gray floral) 1. use the arc template that you created during preparation for sewing to cut out the fabrics for the arc pieces. Remember that the template DOES NOT include seam allowance on the curved edge. Add 3/8" to that edge when you cut out your fabric. 2. on your ironing board, lay the arc fabric...

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Twirling Fans by Color Girl Designs
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Twirling Fans, Twirling Fans QAL

Fan Quilt Pattern: part 1

Welcome to the tutorial series on the Twirling Fan Quilt by Color Girl. These are the instructions for making these fans: supplies needed: basic quilting tools: sewing machine, iron, rotary cutter and mat, rulers, thread For this step, we will make the components of the fans. First, you will need to make templates. print the templates from the pattern on heavy card stock and cut out. I recommend reading all the instructions and then cut a few pieces, make one fan and then go from there rather  than cutting all fabric at the beginning. Sewing!! Here we go. Piece with right sides of fabric together with...

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treasure map quilt by Sharon McConnell for color girl quilts, modern cross quilt
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Finished Quilts

Treasure Map Quilt

I have a new pattern to introduce to you! (and I will give some away, too)  I have finished the Treasure Map quilt and pattern, and now have it in my shop. This design is perfect for using either a layer cake or fat eight bundle (I used the fabric collection "Mod Century" from Moda) along with some solids for a modern look. The solids in my quilt are linen/cotton blend and I like the texture that they lend. The pattern includes instructions for a small lap quilt or crib quilt (54" x 56"). I backed mine with flannel to make it...

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