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September 21, 2017
Meadow Dance Blog Hop - Baby Quilt and A Giveaway from MMM Quilts

Hello everyone, regular readers and new ones both! Today I am super-excited to share the tutorial for my Ribbon Stars quilt with all of you. It uses the gorgeous new line of fabric by Amanda Murphy, Contempo's (Benartex Fabric) Meadow Dance. I have loved Amanda Murphy's designs and her quilting for some time, so I did a little happy meadow dance of my own when I was asked to be a part of this hop at Benartex's blog, Sew in Love With Fabric.

Pinch me! Just looking at the lush designs on that button, which happen to ...

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Meadow Dance Blog Hop - Baby Quilt and A Giveaway from MMM Quilts

Hello everyone, regular readers and new ones both! Today I am super-excited to share the tutorial for my Ribbon Stars quilt with all of you. It uses the gorgeous new line of fabric by Amanda Murphy, Contempo's (Benartex Fabric) Meadow Dance. I have loved Amanda Murphy's designs and her quilting for some time, so I did a little happy meadow dance of my own when I was asked to be a part of this hop at Benartex's blog, Sew in Love With Fabric.

Pinch me! Just looking at the lush designs on that button, which happen to ...

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September 20, 2017
Circuit Board quilt from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m excited to show you a quilt I finished this spring, just published in the third edition of Quilting & Patchwork for Beginners from Future Publishing!

Circuit Board quilt by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts | www.flyingparrotquilts.com

As the name tells you, this quilt is inspired by the circuit boards inside all of the electronics we love!

Detail of Circuit Board quilt by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts | www.flyingparrotquilts.com

This quilt was made with a bright green solid for the traces and vias (those are the actual names for the lines and circles on circuit boards!), and a scrappy black background. As I was piecing this quilt, I realized that the prints in the fabric actually reflect many of the things I do ...

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One Last Whisper of Summer from Fabrics 'n Flowers

It’s almost the first day of Autumn, my favorite time of year, and yet I am sorry to see the

The post One Last Whisper of Summer appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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September 18, 2017
Bloggers Quilt Festival - Guild 2017 BOM from Stitchin at Home

It is time for the Bloggers Quilt Festival, run and hosted by Amy who blogs over at Amy's Creative Side. We are allowed to enter two quilts, I haven't decided if I am entering one or two yet. This is my first entry into in the Bloggers Quilt Festival. The quilt I am entering is one of the latest ones I've made. I love the colours in this quilt they are a little out of the usual for me. Even though it is a sampler it  flows nicely.

2017 BOM

When it comes to the quilting I ...

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September 13, 2017
MQG Quilt of the Month – September 2017! from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’ve made another science quilt (shocking, I know!), and this one is the Modern Quilt Guild’s September Quilt of the Month, meaning members can download the pattern from the community site! I’m so excited to share the quilt and just a little bit about the science with you.

Molecular Test quilt by Sylvia Schaefer, inspired by gel electrophoresis/Flying Parrot Quilts | www.flyingparrotquilts.com

This quilt is called Molecular Test because it is based on a test called “gel electrophoresis” (pronounced “e-lec-tro-FOR-ee-sys”). Scientists use this method to separate molecules (typically, proteins or DNA fragments) by size. Basically, the samples are placed in a gel medium and an electric current is applied, which causes ...

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My Guilds new BOM from Stitchin at Home

This is the third BOM I have designed for my guild. Three totally different styles., take a look and see for yourself.

medallion quilt 2015 
You can read more about the medallion quilt here. It is currently a free BOM on my blog just look under the tab at the top of this page.

2016 celebrating Canada's 150th
You can read about the Canada 150 quilt here.

2017 irish chain mix

This years quilt is a simple irish chain block with a nice variety of blocks. A few pictures of the quilting I did on this one.

swirls and ...

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September 9, 2017
Radiance - A Finish from MMM Quilts

I didn't plan to finish this quilt in the orange month for the RSC2017 at soscrappy, but how fitting! (It's not made from scraps though, but I'm still linking up there because it's so orange! I also never thought I'd get my OMG done within the first week of the month. It may be because there is another OMG behind the scenes for this month which will be revealed in a couple of weeks, so I had to be crack-a-lackin' as a certain precious grandson said about something after we picked them up at the ...

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Radiance - A Finish from MMM Quilts

I didn't plan to finish this quilt in the orange month for the RSC2017 at soscrappy, but how fitting! (It's not made from scraps though, but I'm still linking up there because it's so orange! I also never thought I'd get my OMG done within the first week of the month. It may be because there is another OMG behind the scenes for this month which will be revealed in a couple of weeks, so I had to be crack-a-lackin' as a certain precious grandson said about something after we picked them up at the ...

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September 5, 2017
Cotton Robin round 4 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

If you've been reading along as I've recounted the drama (ha!) of the Cotton Robin, you know that I was wonderfully excited to be able to participate. It's always fun to jump in the deep end of the pool (holding your nose, of course), and that's sort of how I began the Cotton Robin: last minute, hoping I didn't slip up, and just a little anxious. 

Since I was so last minute, I didn't have time to think. Good. It meant jumping in no matter how cold the water. Two colors left on the ...

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September 2, 2017
By The Sea baby quilt from Zarkadia Quilts

Summertime…who wants it to be over? Who had a great time this summer? Who fell in love this summer? Better yet…who gave birth this summer? Memories, smells and colors remind me of summer…and all of this in a single baby quilt. Am I exaggerating? Maybe, but for me it feels this way. Only half square triangles and a curved quilting to give some contrast to the monotonous diagonal lines.

This baby quilt is for SALE in my Shop.

You can find it here:

By The Sea quilt

half square triangle quilt

half square triangle quilt

half square triangle quilt

Quilt Process

Machine pieced, quilted and hand-bound by me.
Quilt ...

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August 22, 2017
Have Yourself A Quilty Little Christmas {Finished Quilt} from Inspiring Creations

I finished my Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas Quilt a few weeks ago and thought I'd share it on the blog! :) 

(Sorry for the not so great pics, it's really hard photographing anything in my house because the paint color is dark and I don't have a ton of light)

I had a lot of fun making this quilt.  It was so fun to watch everyone's progress on Instagram and I am so glad Lori shared this pattern with us! 



I also learned something while I was sewing this together! My new Bernina's quarter ...

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August 20, 2017
Fetch a Pail of Water ~~ finish from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been going through blue scraps like an addict. I've used skinny strips for "AmandaJean's QAL," more skinny strips for my version of the QAL, some 2½" strips for a wonky log cabin, and even more of those 2½" strips for a normal log cabin and a rail fence quilt. That's five quilts! Five. 

Front and back. All fabrics from the stash. Guess what? There are still *&%(& some strips and scraps and skinnies. I suppose I'll  never use up all the blue fabric in my stash. I'll just call it now before I go ...

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August 13, 2017
A Queen Size Finish!!! My Raw Edged Flowers/Nine-Patch Quilt. from Val's Quilting Studio

YES!!! My Raw Edged Flowers/Nine-Patch beauty is finished!!
It may have taken a year and two retreats...but here she is all quilted and off the frame.
And as you can see I have just enough backing leftover to create the binding. YAH!

I used a verigated, light golden King Tut top thread called Sheaves (#965) and 
it worked beautifully with my scrappy flowers and nine-patches. (No thread changes needed.)

The Nine-Patches

All of the nine-patches were quilted using cross-hatch ruler work. I truly felt my quilting confidence grow as I worked on these. By the second row I ...

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August 12, 2017
Getting Creative with Pattern and Color from Fabrics 'n Flowers

I finished a quilt! If you can believe it, this is made from my Mermaid pattern. When I set out

The post Getting Creative with Pattern and Color appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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August 11, 2017
Designed by Brady from MMM Quilts

Oh, to tap the uninhibited creativity of a child! Earlier this summer I was privileged to witness this marvel. Oh to have an ample stash in which to shop! I do, and I was happily able to turn that creative design into a useable item. The designer was no less a marvel than my own sweet grandson, Brady. This was definitely a DrEAMi! Drop Everything (including an e-zine project, yikes) And Make It!


When I was staying with Brianne and Brady for a few weeks back in June/July, Brady was looking through my Photos app on my MacBook. He ...

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Designed by Brady from MMM Quilts

Oh, to tap the uninhibited creativity of a child! Earlier this summer I was privileged to witness this marvel. Oh to have an ample stash in which to shop! I do, and I was happily able to turn that creative design into a useable item. The designer was no less a marvel than my own sweet grandson, Brady. This was definitely a DrEAMi! Drop Everything (including an e-zine project, yikes) And Make It!


When I was staying with Brianne and Brady for a few weeks back in June/July, Brady was looking through my Photos app on my MacBook. He ...

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August 6, 2017
Boy's Tractor Quilt ~~ a finish! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 As you know, I haul my Bernina on vacation. Since we travel in a small camper with only Cotton, our Maltese, and the two of us, it's safe enough, and it gives me a diversion when Richard gets cranky on the road or there's a little downtime. 

Anyhoo, I participated in AmandaJean Nyberg's QAL last month and loved it. While I was cutting out fabric, I decided to cut out enough of the blue scraps to make a kit for another quilt to take on the road. Of course, having followed the pattern with the first one ...

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August 5, 2017
Modern Quilts Unlimited: New Hexi Quilt from Fabrics 'n Flowers

There is a brand new issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine out. I am so proud that my Hexagon Star

The post Modern Quilts Unlimited: New Hexi Quilt appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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August 4, 2017
"Bloom" QAL Finished! from Val's Quilting Studio

The Front:
This finish measures 62"x 72". 

The Quilting:
Yes I broke all the rules and did a Daisy on a String pantograph on this applique quilt...and I love it! 
This is a loose pattern that didn't take away from the applique. I think that was the key.

 Annnddd a peek at the Back:
Another happy finish that was a great stash buster.

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