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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Spin quilt pattern cover, modern quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Spin!

Spin! Quilt Pattern Now Available

So fun to add a new quilting pattern to my shop, right in time for New Year sewing...or Christmas sewing for those extra ambitious folks! Spin was originally published in Quilts and More magazine last spring and I now have it ready for my readers here as an individual pattern. This pattern includes the fully illustrated cutting and piecing instructions for the quilt in three sizes: baby (or wall hanging), throw, and queen quilts. Buy the pattern, Here . As always, I do all of my piecing with 50 wt. Aurifil thread and also recommend Hobbs batting. These wonderful companies provide me supplies,...

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Hexagons and stars quilt by Sharon McConnell with Moda Fabrics by Kate Spain
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Finished Top: Hexagons and Stars, Oh my!

I finished another quilt top! I am so enjoying the summer vacation and getting so much time to sew. I told you a little about the start of this quilt last week, and now it is all finished and ready for quilting. I do plan to write a pattern for this (just add it to my growing to-do list!). Find my latest quilting patterns, here. When I set out to make a new quilt, sometimes I have a specific design in mind with drawings and everything all figured out. But I think my favorite quilts are the ones that evolve as...

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Eclipse quilt by Color Girl, patchwork quilt pattern with curved piecing and stars
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Curved PIecing, Eclipse Quilt

New Quilt Pattern: Eclipse

Hooray! the Eclipse quilt pattern is finally available. Please visit my pattern shop here on this site, or Craftsy to purchase. I am extra excited about sharing this quilt...it is probably my favorite of at least the past year. I usually have a hard time choosing favorites among my quilts, but I just love how this quilt turned out... the combination of stars and curves, the colors and fabrics, and the amazing quilting by Judi Madsen. The pattern includes full size templates for cutting the curved shapes, they are all pieced with no appliqué and no foundation/paper piecing. You can...

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