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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Uppercase fabrics by Windham Fabrics, scrappy circles quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Fabric, Finished Quilts

Breaking News! A finished quilt

I will never complain about getting to make stuff with pretty fabrics, but sometimes it's HARD not to share those projects when I have to wait until fabric hits the market. Today, I get to show you one that I am totally in love with (if I do say so myself...) and happy to finally put it into the world. The best part is: you can make one like it if you want (-: If you follow my social media at all you know I am a big fan of Uppercase Magazine and its publisher/designer/founder Janine Vangool. I have enjoyed...

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Uppercase fabrics by Windham fabrics, basics quilting fabrics
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

For the Love of Fabric: Uppercase

Some fabrics just grab you. I subscribe to the Uppercase magazine, so I saw early last spring that Janine Vangool had designed a fabric collection for Windham. This news made me very excited! The colors and prints are so fresh and basic, I knew from the pictures that I would want this collection. It does not disappoint! You know I love colorful fabric, but my favorites are basic tone-on-tone prints...so easy to mix and match for scrappy looks and great for piecing because the the pattern doesn't interfere with the patchwork design. When I thought about my stash, I immediately knew...

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