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June 20, 2019
One Block Wonder - Blue Heron Panel from Quilted Delights

This is my second One Block Wonder using a panel 

I saw this Panel made into a OBW on the One Block Wonder Quilt Forum Facebook Group and knew I had to make one.

 The first panel I used last fall on the Halloween OBW  had a border around the panel.
This time I wanted to skip the border and have the hexagons blend with the panel. 

I cut my original strips 2 3/4 inches and got a lot of small hexagons to work with. 
I used almost all of them for this quilt.

Finding the perfect layout took ...

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June 7, 2019
Good Vibes Only blog hop from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m so excited to be part of the Good Vibes Only blog hop today!

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Rainbow 4-Patch Baby Quilt from A Little Bit Biased

 Hi friends!  It's been a minute and I've been meaning to share a few quilts that I finished a while ago.
Today I want to share a fun, little baby quilt I made that is a little out of the norm for me.  

Back in October, I participated in a block swap for these low-volume/bright 4-Patches.
The individual squares were cut at 3" to make 5" (finished) 4-Patches.

A swap for 4-Patches was really fun to participate in because 
they're so quick and easy to make but there are so many possibilities 
of what you can ...

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Lifesaver Quilt, the Pantone Challenge 2019 from Zarkadia Quilts

While writing the #lifesaverquilt pattern, I was playing around in Illustrator a lot to find color pallettes that fit my taste. This particular one, was the second one I had in mind, and immediately it came to life.

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June 1, 2019
Make It Modern with Island Batik and Hobbs Batting from Quilted Delights

This month's challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors was to make a modern quilt and use any of the Hobbs batting that was sent to us. 

 I went with the Hobbs Heirloom Natural Batting with Scrim Binder.  I love how this batting sticks to the batik fabric, I never have to worry about it bunching and puckering on the back while quilting.  

For this quilt, I really wanted to use the Snowberry Strip Set that was sent to me from Island Batik, but I had a hard time deciding on a pattern.  I couldn't decide if I wanted to ...

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May 25, 2019
Triangle Hexie quilt, a solid version from Zarkadia Quilts

I know I haven’t been sharing a lot on the blog the past year or more, but I have a feeling that my blogging time is not over and it will evolve somehow.

I started the #trianglehexie quilt almost a year ago and as always I was waiting for a revelation to come to me so that I could finish it. And it came. And it’s over!

But I do not want to do the pattern wrong. The quilt top finishes super fast, and it is a very satisfactory finish. If you already know how to piece triangles ...

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May 18, 2019
Of Theories and Friday Finishes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Yesterday I decided that I wanted to see a finish. Something. Anything. Since sitting is a bit of a problem still, I decided to finish something at the long arm. Hey, if you can't sit, stand.

So I dug around in the bin of "ready to quilt" tops (RTQ--they aren't UFOs if I intend to finish them) and found the easiest, smallest little pink quilt in the pile. I didn't count how many are in there, because some things are best left alone. As you can see, the bin is full. 

Now, don't think I'm ...

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May 17, 2019
Lifesaver, My first quilt pattern from Zarkadia Quilts

I can’t even describe how excited I am to have my first pattern out and launched in my Shop.

It was something that I needed to dedicate myself to, and I finally managed to organize myself enough to try it, and surely continue!

Bowtie quilt pattern
Lifesaver Quilt Pattern

The Lifesaver quilt is based on the classic Bowtie quilt block, and is using a two-block design to make a whole quilt. I wanted to incorporate a type of “signature” in my quilt designs, and the 16-Patch block seamed like a good idea at the time. And it still does. You can find ...

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May 13, 2019
Skipper Quilt Finished from A Little Bit Biased

 It took me a while to bind my Skipper quilt but it's finally finished!    
I love this quilt and man, I love this kid! 
He requested a new quilt since he outgrew his other one 
and he was totally on board for this Skipper pattern and 
these Sweet Tea fabrics by Sweetwater for Moda.   
I loved working with them.  
Great classic colors and prints; 
you can never go wrong with Sweetwater! 
The fabulous quilting was done by my friend Cathy Barney.  
She used this edge-to-edge design called Diagonal Plaid and 
I think it's a great design for a ...

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May 2, 2019
Alexandria is for Colorful Quilters from Fabrics 'n Flowers

I have another finished quilt to share…and I couldn’t be happier to display gorgeous new fabrics by Lizzie Clark for

The post Alexandria is for Colorful Quilters appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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April 30, 2019
Fiesta Fun! A New Quilt Pattern from Fabrics 'n Flowers

Surprise! I have a new pattern for you and it’s SO FUN. I think you’ll love the Festival quilt no

The post Fiesta Fun! A New Quilt Pattern appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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April 27, 2019
A BLOOMING Cheerful Quilt from Fabrics 'n Flowers

Have you ever just fallen in love with a quilt pattern? I’ve noticed that the simplest quilts are often my

The post A BLOOMING Cheerful Quilt appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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April 22, 2019
Island Batik Ready. Set, Go! Baby Quilt with Accuquilt from Quilted Delights

I love bright colors, small pieces, and easy cutting and this baby quilt has all of that thanks to Island Batik and Accuquilt.  

The main challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors this month was to use the Accuquilt Go system to cut out our project.

 Accuquilt graciously sent the 8 inch block bundle of the Ready. Set. Go! to the Island Batik Ambassadors this year.

The Ready. Set. Go! bundle comes with a book by Eleanor Burns that has instructions for making 46 different blocks using the dies that come in the bundle.

My quilt is made up from two ...

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April 19, 2019
Called By The Lord Your God from Little Pink Rose Quilting & Sewing

Last year at the end of March 2018 my sweet hubby and I had the privilege of flying to 29Palms, CA for the Constitution Ceremony of Pillar Church of 29Palms that our church had planted the previous year when three families were sent to the desert to plant said church.

My original intention was to create quilts to give to each of the families when they were sent off, but alas I had too many other obligations to meet that self-imposed deadline. After sending the families off, I immediately set a new goal of having all three quilts finished by ...

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April 17, 2019
Hearted Beauties Release from Stitchin at Home

I have always wanted to make a New York Beauty Quilt. Whenever I spy one whether it's at a quilt show or on the net, they catch my eye.

'Hearted Beauties' is what happened after I played with designing my own New York Beauty blocks in a heart shape. Why a heart shape? Because I thought it might be neat to see what they looked like. Of course those hearts needed a setting and a quilt pattern was born.

Hearted Beauties

The Heart blocks are paper pieced, the rest of the quilt uses traditional piecing.

The quilt back shows ...

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March 26, 2019
Indigo Dusk ~~ finished from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Only a month ago I wrote about starting a new art piece in this post. Today the piece is complete! 

It uses some of the same blues as   "Big Sky,"   which I finished in the middle of January.    Both were inspired by sunsets in the Midwest while we were on vacation two summers ago. 

Richard and I love watching the sun rise and set. We just happen to catch more sunsets. My favorite part of the sunset is dusk, when the sun drops below the horizon but still emits light enough to see the colors in the sky and clouds ...

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All About Strings Blog Hop - Spring Strings from Quilted Delights

Hey everyone and welcome to my day of the All About Strings Blog Hop hosted by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks.

The Hop is running till Thursday, so make sure to follow along for some fabric String inspiration.
The full schedule is listed at the bottom of the page.

 It is officially Spring here. Flowers are blooming all around town and in honor of all the beautiful blooms and colors sprouting up...

I decided to go with a Springtime theme with my Strings.

 I am calling this one Spring Strings. It measures approximately 72 x 54 inches.

 These tulips ...

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March 21, 2019
More on "One Big Finish" from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Last week I wrote about this whopper of a quilt! A king with a little extra drop on the sides because I almost could. Almost--meaning I really couldn't but I tried anyway and then improvised.

I decided that we needed a new quilt for our bed since the bed is new, the floor and paint are new, and well, almost everything thing else is new. Why not the quilt, right? But the bed is a king and I've made only one of those before. 

After thinking about it quite a long time, I decided that I should go ...

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March 15, 2019
Let it Bloom! New Fabric, New Pattern from Fabrics 'n Flowers

There is some pretty new fabric in town…and it demands *just* the right quilt pattern to show off! It’s my

The post Let it Bloom! New Fabric, New Pattern appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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March 10, 2019
Project Quilting 10.5 Abecedarius from Quilted Delights

This was a hard challenge for me this week.  Abecedarius: where the first word of every line of a poem follows the alphabet.  Or in other words, do something with the alphabet. I like words on quilts, but wasn't sure what to do with so many word options.

I got to thinking about names on quilts. My husband loves names on quilts.  This is our usual conversation when ever I make a quilt for someone:

Hubby:  Are you going to put their name on it?
Me: Yeah, it will be in the label.
Hubby: Are you sure you don ...

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