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November 1, 2021
Island Batik November Challenge & Blog Hop from Sew Preeti Quilts

Welcome to Day One of the Island Batik's November 2021 Blog Hop - Storm at Sea.


The November Challenge for Island Batik required that we make a Storm at Sea quilt, lap size or larger, using the Summer 2021 Fabric bundle. I received the collection Bellingham Bay - designed by Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design.

Bellingham Bay

Those of you who know me know that these are not my favorite colors. I find them dark and depressing.  Guess this was an added dimension to the challenge.  

I turned to EQ8 to mock-up the color combinations to come up with a ...

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August 22, 2021
Paper-Pieced Carnation-Lily Girls from Wisonsin Quilting

This delightful pattern is based on John Singer Sargent’s wonderful Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, painted in a garden at twilight for only about 15 minutes at a time when the light was just right. The painting took a year to complete Hear more about the painting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao12qChxaiA or read what wiki has to say here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnation,_Lily,_Lily,_Rose

Order this $8.50 pattern to make a 30″ tall wall hanging. It measures 26″ full width, or cut it down in width from the left, as did ...

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July 5, 2020
Paper-Pieced “No Ordinary Love” quilted tribute from Wisonsin Quilting

This paper piecing project is in recognition of all those nurses, doctors, family, and friends who dedicate their lives to caring for others. We owe deep gratitude.

Order this $8 pattern to make an 18″ x 28 wall hanging perfect as a gift.

It comes with a color chart for the 9 colors, an exploded assembly diagram, 2 single sheets with the pattern for you to color your own scheme, and 9 pages to print on freezer paper, plus general and specific instruction sheets.

Write to me at PaperPiecingheartlandATgmailDOTcom if you would like to make the larger 24″ x 38 ...

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May 8, 2020
A Finish & A Giveaway from Sew Preeti Quilts

One lucky reader (commenter) will get a free pattern - All the Diagonals, from Mell Meyer.
Just leave a comment, completing this sentence.  After the Covid induced coma is over, I will...

And now, let the eye candy begin.  You heard about Quarantina earlier and saw her glimpses on Instagram.  Here she is - my Covid Child (thus named by Rebecca of Cheeky Cognoscenti).

Paul is promoted to Model

You know when you cannot decide between cake and pie?
When you want both chocolate and strawberry.
When you don't want to choose between the ocean and the mountains...hold that thought ...

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April 26, 2020
Our daughter Quarantina!!! from Sew Preeti Quilts

Paul: What is the matter babe?
Me: Cramps
Paul: Oh no!!!
Me: What?
Paul: I was going to name our daughter Quarantina.

New Pattern by Mell Meyer

Ten minutes later, when I stopped laughing, I had to ask...

Me: What if it were a boy?
Paul: I hadn't thought about it.
Me: How does Quarantino sound?
Paul: Nah, doesn't have the same ring to it.

Still laughing...


I was one of the pattern testers for Mell Meyer's new pattern - All the Diagonals.
The pattern is released today.  Her blogpost shows all the pattern testers' finished tops  plus ...

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March 15, 2020
Aurifil DOM March 2020 Block from Carol Lyles Shaw

I am proud to be one of the Aurifil 2020 Designers of the Month for March 2020.  Each month, a DOM designer will publish a block pattern inspired by the colors of Italy!     This post describes how I designed the block.  It also includes a link to a video tutorial showing how I actually pieced [ ...Continue Reading ]

The post Aurifil DOM March 2020 Block appeared first on Carole Lyles Shaw.

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October 17, 2019
Quilt Tools 2019 from Carol Lyles Shaw

Using the right quilt tools makes all the difference when you are quilting.  Good tools help you cut and sew more accurately and generally make the entire process more enjoyable.

And, you don’t have to spend a lot of money–just focus on a few high quality items and they will last forever.

Here are some of my favorite tools.  No affiliate links–opinions based on personal use only.

Shop Local

As always, please check with your favorite local quilt shop or local shops with online shops before going to ‘big’ retailers. Note:  there are NO buying links in ...

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