Hello, Colorful Quilters! July is here and I hope you are all having some time for creativity, color, and fabric fun.
I'm popping in to tell you about summer news at Color Girl Quilts. We are enjoying A LOT of new fabric arrivals in the shop , several exciting quilts-in-progress, summer vacation... it's so much fun!
First, I want to make sure everyone knows that our summer shipping schedule is a bit more relaxed. As I travel with my kids for several weeks (we are socially distancing together while enjoying a change-of-scene away from home), shop orders are being filled by a...
So, I write this post feeling a bit sheepish.
I had such a good intentions of finishing up my black and white quilt to submit to Curated Quilts for their black and white challenge and hopefully to be featured in their black and white issue. Well, a few things converged to thwart my success. I LOVE that some of you did it, though! More on that later.
Time constraints aside, I was well on my way to finishing my quilt when I hit a speed bump in the creative process. When I had all the blocks sewn up and I laid...
Here we are in December of out Pixie Medallion Quilt Along! If you are just joining in, all the posts for the QAL are Here. You can go directly to the first post with all the details and schedule, Here.
I am having a lot of fun working on my little snowball blocks that make up first border around the center star. I decided to make all of my blocks in blue and pink, but use a variety of prints in those colors.
These little blocks are really easy to make, (check out how you can pieces them fast by starting...
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...
Last week I shared that I am working on finishing some Quilts in Progress, and while I am working on getting my Talia quilt top finished, I am alternating some time for free motion quilting on my Broken V quilt. I am so excited to get this in the Finished column! and I am really proud of myself for getting out of my comfort zone a bit.
The pattern for this quilt comes from Christa Watson's brand new book, Machine Quilting with Style. The book was just released from Martingale, so I am happy to be among the first to...
I am a week into my University design courses and I am filled with feelings of excitement, but also a little overwhelmed! My classes are pretty demanding, more so than the art classes I took last semester...but from what we are talking about so far and the looks of the schedules, I am so excited by all that I am going to learn!
My sewing time is definitely going to be limited in the next few weeks, but I decided that I want to focus on working on finishing some quilts in progress. This week I got out the fabrics for...
I was lucky enough to spend spring break at my mom's house visiting, and while my boys and their dad went skiing, us girls had sewing time! My sister came to visit, too, so it was extra special. Usually the three of us just quilt together "virtually" via text messages and phone calls.
I spent part of our time together working on the X and + blocks for next Aviatrix medallion quilt border and got 16 of my blocks sewn. I decided on a pretty limited (for me) color palette for this border.
I have said before how much I like...
A couple of weeks ago Pat Bravo posted on Instagram that she was looking for sewers to create with her new fabric collection, Etno (for Art Gallery Fabrics), and be part of a blog tour to show off the possibilities for the prints.
Of course, there were a ton of responses, I didn't think I had a chance...but I was thrilled when I got an email from Pat that I was selected! Hooray for new fabric, right?!
So, I wanted to write a quick "W.i.P" Wednesday post today and share a bit about what I have planned for these. But first...the...
In December, Lynne Goldsworthy (Lily's Quilts) posted on Instagram that she was looking for quilt submissions to Fat Quarterly that used curved piecing. Of course, that was right for me. The bonus was that she would send interested folks a small collection of fat quarters from Jen Kingwell's upcoming collection, "Gardenvale" for Moda. That sealed the deal for me and luckily I was one that she chose to sew for her.
The fat quarters I received are the prints at the top of the photo above: cheery, vintage reproduction style prints. Now, you have never known me to make a...
Lately, I have been thinking about pre-cut fabric charm squares. What to make with them and how fun it is to get a small sampling of an entire fabric collection. I have some ideas for new quilts swirling in my mind, but it has been awhile since I really concentrated on getting some finishes, so first I am going to get this baby quilt quilted. This is the small version from my charm square quilt, Flying Kites. The pattern is available in my pattern shop and on Craftsy to download. This pattern is a great way to stretch just...