Trinket Quilt sew along with Color girl Quilts and Alison Glass
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Trinket Quilt Along

Trinket Quilt Along! Let’s Get Started

It's finally here! On Monday, March 10, we are starting the Trinket Quilt sew along with Alison Glass. If you haven't signed up yet, this is one you won't want to miss. Alison has organized ten weeks of sewing: a block per day (weekdays only) for eight weeks, then two weeks to sew it all together. There are tons of weekly prizes, sponsor shop specials...even a "finisher" prize for EVERYONE who completes their top! Let's talk details, schedule **fabric SALE & GIVEAWAYS!** and joining in the fun... The Trinket pattern is an easy modern sampler quilt consisting of 40 paper...

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trinket quilt pattern sold by Color Girl Quilts
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Quilt-Alongs, Quilting Interest, Trinket Quilt Along, Work in progress

Trinket Quilt Along is Coming!

It has all the makings of a super fun community event! Alis0n Glass is organizing an epic quilt along featuring her Trinket quilt pattern and this is one you won't want to miss. The Trinket pattern is an easy modern sampler featuring forty 4" blocks alternating with solid fabric squares. It's a great opportunity to learn and practice your foundation paper piecing and show off your favorite colors. Read on to find out how to join in... As a sponsor, we have a kit and patterns available here on the website. I am super excited to see how this pretty bundle...

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Super Simple Sampler, free quilt block tutorials by Color Girl Quilts
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Quilting Interest

New Tutorial! How to Sew Partial Seams

Making more Super Simple Sampler Blocks! This all-pink quilt is really growing on me, what do you think? Was hoping to have it done to gift for Christmas, but that's not going to happen (-: It will have to be New Year (as in, later in 2019) gift. How about you? have you been working on your blocks? There is a new video up on Color Girl YouTube this week. It's a detailed tutorial on how to sew block #24, which includes a partial seam sewing technique. This trick is not scary! It's a handy technique to learn so you...

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Setting Your Sampler Blocks: Hourglass Tutorial

Progress! How are you coming on your Super Simple Sampler blocks? I feel like sewing time has been short lately, but I am determined to get this quilt done in 2018 (-:I have a new video up on Color Girl Quilts YouTube. This tutorial is all about making hourglass blocks that we will alternate with the sampler blocks in the final layout. If you would like to use this layout on your own set of orphan sampler blocks, see bottom of page for cutting measurement adaptation. <<click here to watch video>> In the video I will show you how to cut...

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Super simple sample quilt blocks, free tutorials by Color girl Quilts
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Squares with Squares: Simple Block Tutorials

Progress! This week in the Super Simple Sampler, we have sewn a few more blocks and they are really too cute. So far, we have blocks featuring triangles and flying geese and have quite a collection of 6" sampler blocks stacking up. We are on our way! This week I am showing you an essential trick for making quick work of piecing the blocks with squares. You'll love how easy this makes piecing even the smallest patches and will come in handy in future projects and other quilt blocks as well. This week's blocks feature squares and rectangles, making them...

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How to sew flying geese units for quilts, video tutorial by Color Girl Quilts
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All About Flying Geese: Cute Sampler Blocks

I took a bit of time off, so I'm slightly behind on what I had planned for my Super Simple Sampler blocks. I hope if you are sewing along you are still working away on these cute blocks! This week, the focus is on flying geese units. These little block units are key to lots of traditional quilt blocks and the technique is a must for your quilting toolkit. (Besides, they are just so cute and versatile!) There are several blocks in the Simple Sampler Series that require you to make flying geese or use the same techniques. I have...

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Super simple sampler quilt by Color Girl quilts. free quilt pattern on blog
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It’s Back! the Simple Sampler

Last summer, a very close friend insisted on keeping my old dog, Cleo, while our family was away for three weeks. I had major reservations because Cleo is over 13 years old (she's a Labrador), getting pretty decrepit, and as neurotic as they come. I figured she'd freak out at being out of her home, but she seemed to settle right in with Nathalie and her family and it was a huge relief to know she had good company and loving care while I was away. Long story short and sparing you the details, Cleo demonstrated some eccentric behavior and...

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how to make a modern Simple sampler quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, Summer Blockbuster 2015

Summer Blockbuster Quilt-Along: A Simple Sampler

It is finally time to make the Summer Blockbuster of 2015! This is the third annual summer quilt-along here at Color Girl, a quilt along for finishing those orphan blocks you might have laying around, or an opportunity to make something new and fresh. This year, I am using all the blocks I made throughout this year in Quilters' Book Club and the Super Simple Sampler series. There are few out there who have made the simple sampler blocks with me, so I hope you will quilt along with me this month and get those blocks finished into a quilt....

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how to make a simple modern sampler quilt block
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Free Quilt Blocks, Free Quilt Patterns, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks

Simple Sampler Block #36

  Kind of crazy, this is the last in our Super Simple Sampler quilt block series. After this block we have 36 adorable 6 1/2" quilt blocks ready to be made into an easy modern quilt. If you have been following along, I have also been making blocks each month from Tula Pink's City Sampler book (see posts here), so I have 72 blocks! This summer I will be posting a series of tutorials to make these blocks into a quilt, so whether you have made 72 (or more!) or just the 36 in the Super Simple Sampler series, you will...

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how to make super simple modern sampler quilt blocks with triangles, tutorial
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Simple Sampler Block #35

We are on quilt block number three for May in the Super Simple Sampler series. Kind of amazing we have made 35 already! This month we don't have a theme, I decided to just make a variety of blocks to use the technique from previous months. Here is how to make this fun half-square triangle block, Cutting from the yellow: cut (2) 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips; (2) 2 1/2" squares; (2) 3" squares, cut on diagonal to yield 4 half-square triangles from blue and pink (each): (1) 3" square, cut in half on diagonal to yield 2 half-square triangles (HST)   Sewing Right sides...

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