rise above quilt pattern, finished quilt, quilt along, video quilting workshop by Color girl quilts
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Fabric, Finished Quilts, Rise Above Sew Along, September Sewing Spectacular

Finished! Rise Above Quilt

So happy to share (another) finished Rise Above quilt! I made my first version of this pattern last winter as I was filming the video demonstrations and preparing for the quilt along we did in the spring. For ten weeks, a group of us worked together on sewing the Rise Above quilt with lots of support from each other and the quilt along materials that came with participation. In order to participate with the QAL in real time, I made a second version of the Rise Above pattern during the event (-: It's always fun to see how different a...

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Stitch Pink sampler quilt blocks free pattern with Color Girl Quilts
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Free Quilt Patterns, Stitch Sampler 2020

Sampler Blocks Layout: Hourglass Design

Ready for another layout design for your sampler blocks? I hope you are feeling inspired to  get your blocks sewn up and put together into a quilt. For mine, I'm using the blocks from the Stitch Pink Sampler series (find all the free block patterns, here). You can use this layout for all 30 of the blocks, just a few for a baby quilt, or anything in between! You'll find all the posts for the Stitch Pink Sampler in one place, <<right here>>. Get started and find links to the free block patterns, <<here>>. Okay, ready? Here we go! This layout features...

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sewing sampler quilt blocks together in creative setting by Color girl Quilts
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Free Quilt Blocks, Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, Stitch Sampler 2020, Work in progress

Sensational! Stitch Pink Sampler Layout Design

Did you sew along with us for the Stitch Pink Sampler with Moda Fabrics? Let's get those blocks sewn into quilts, no orphans left behind. Of course, the quickest way to make them into a finished quilt is to simply sew them all together side by side. If you made all 30 blocks, you'll have six rows of five blocks for a quilt that's 60" x 72". If you want to add a bit of something to make your quilt more interesting and pull the blocks together, read on. For those just joining in, read all about the quilt along and...

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Stitch pink sampler blocks free sampler quilt pattern made by Color Girl Quilts
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Free Quilt Blocks, Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, Stitch Sampler 2020

Stitch Pink Block Round-Up

Happy block 30, we've-sewn-all-our-blocks-day! I confess, at the beginning I wasn't planning on sewing all 30 blocks. I planned to sew a few here and there and mostly cheer you all on to make yours. But I am so glad I made them all, it was really fun to have a set project with an end goal like this. I haven't ever done a 100 day project or anything like that, but I can see how the psychology of committing to a daily project really keeps your fire burning. If you have experienced a loss of mojo or interest in you...

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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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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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signature fabrics by Sharon Holland, Art Gallery Fabrics. sold by Color Girl quilts
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

Sew Colorful: October is for Quilters

Happy October! It's such a beautiful time of year, happens to be my birthday month (and it's a big one this year, eeps!), and quilting is STILL my favorite thing to do, so let's make it a super colorful month. First up: FREE U.S. shipping in the shop (discounted international). There are so many pretty new fabrics, let's go shopping! US customers Use code "October" for free shipping site wide. International customers use code "Autumn" for $10 off your order. Next up: Quilt Along! I am making a Super Simple Sampler to gift my friend. I will be posting here and...

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how to sew a simple six inch quilt sampler block with rectangles
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Free Quilt Blocks, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks

Super Simple Sampler: Block #23

Today I have another easy six inch sampler block for you! This month our theme is rectangles, you can see the other blocks, Here, along with instructions to make each one. **the fabrics used for this block and throughout this sampler series are from the Figures collection designed by Zen Chic for Moda (fall 2014) Cutting: from each, yellow and blue: cut (1) 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle from pink: cut (2) 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles from gray print: cut (2) 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles   Sewing: right sides facing, 1/4" seam allowance, press after each seam 1. Sew a pink 4...

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Super Simple 6" sampler quilt blocks by Sharon McConnell, modern patchwork
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Free Quilt Blocks, Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks

6″ Sampler Quilt Block #6

Another day in October and it is another triangle block for the Super Simple Sampler! If you missed the other blocks in this series, you can find all of them Here. These are six inch quilt blocks I have designed and I am publishing the instructions to make four each month, then a sampler quilt next summer with all of them. Block #6: Cutting from each of the light and dark blue: (1) 3 1/2" square, cut diagonally to yield two half-square triangles of each (HST). I used the leftover triangles from the last block and cut two more so they would...

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Super simple modern Sampler quilt, cross block tutorial, color girl quilts by sharon mcconnell
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Free Quilt Blocks, Free Quilt Patterns, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks

Super Simple Sampler Quilt: block #4

Today is the day to make the last 6" sampler quilt block for this month. I am pretty happy with how all eight of mine have turned out! Check out the first four, made from Tula Pink's book, "100 Modern Quilt Blocks", Here. The instructions to make the other blocks I designed can be found Here. This month is cross blocks, so we have this cutie to make today. Cutting From the Dark Blue: cut (4) 3" x 3" squares From the Yellow: cut (4) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares From the Light Multi print: cut (2) 2" x 1 1/2" rectangles,...

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