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August 15, 2019
Fibonacci Pattern Updated from Carol Lyles Shaw

I just uploaded an update for the Fibonacci Quilt #1 Pattern on my Etsy shop.

Here’s the original quilt:

Modern Quilt Pattern

And here’s a mock up of a new layout with some variations!   The pattern addendum  includes info on fabric requirements for the new quilt size. You can customize this quilt to suit your interests–and your fabric stash.

Modern Quilt Pattern

This variation has a mix of improvisational blocks and a very scrappy look.


Modern Quilt Pattern

You can modify or improvise the individual patches in each block. Here’s a version that has variations in the blocks and an outside border.I even included ...

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August 9, 2019
Brookside Quiltworks Exhibits my Quilts! from Selvage Blog

Brookside Quiltworks in South Egremont, Massachusetts is exhibiting 25 of my quilts until the end of August. There are downloadable patterns available for many of the quilts. Many quilts are available for sale too. This quilt shop offers 2,800 bolts of gorgeous fabric, plus tools, books, patterns, longarm quilting services, and lessons...That must be why they call it "Quiltworks," they have the works!

 L to R: Fandango, Blue Lagoon, and a Gee's Bend-style Retro Christmas quilt.

Winding Trails (center), and my sister Eileen Lovett's green Hummingbird quilt (draped on the table) which was the featured quilt ...

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July 28, 2019
Handloomed quilt pattern – the khadi collaboration from Stitch and Yarn

Earlier this year I was reading instragram posts by Liz – from Woven Stories Textiles – as she travelled around India sourcing fabric. One of her suppliers in West Bengal was lamenting that he needed to find new markets for his textiles. I loved the vibrancy of the fabrics that Liz had been posting and there's something about a textile tradition that has been carried out for generations that really speaks to me – possibly as someone who has very tenuous roots both personally and culturally.

So, it sparked an idea, and I contacted Liz to see if she would be interested ...

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June 28, 2019
show and tell about your mosaic jig medallion quilt from easypatchwork

Thanks for joining us for our show and tell portion of the Mosaic Jig QAL. If you were participating, I hope you have caught up on your design and have finished the top to show to all of us? If so, you can link up down below. I have enjoyed watching your progress and finished quilts over the past couple of months. It makes my heart tingle with admiration and appreciation. I wasn't expecting

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June 25, 2019
Try It! - A Day at the Beach from Creatin' in the Sticks

The June challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
Try It!

Today is my day to show
A Day at the Beach
with a new, to me, piecing technique.

The challenge was to face our fears or sewcrastination and step outside the box to try a technique that is new to our sewing toolbox. There were no rules other than to try something new and use the fabrics that Island Batik provided in the Ambassador Box.

I had bookmarked an article in the May 2008 issue of American Quilter magazine by Scott A Murkin, "Strata Quilts: Layer upon Layer" that ...

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June 6, 2019
Turning Corners and Stash Jazz Pattern Launch from Carol Lyles Shaw

I am happy to announce the launch of TURNING CORNERS and STASH JAZZ,  two new modern quilt patterns available in my Etsy shop.

And, yes, I will also be teaching these patterns as workshops!  Contact me if your Guild or Shop would like to book 2020 or 2021 dates.

Turning Corners Pattern

Turning Corners is a fun quilt that you can piece in a day.  Each block is made from 10” squares.  It’s a great quilt for a coordinated precut packet or you can use leftover precuts from one designer’s line.  You can also use large print scraps ...

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May 31, 2019
Glow Tiles quilt pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’d like to introduce you to Glow Tiles, my latest pattern available in Quiltmaker‘s July/August 2019 issue!

This quilt was actually originally designed for Modern Patchwork (RIP), who were planning a “small piecing” issue, and this quilt, which I had designed some time ago but was languishing in my “promising designs for some day” folder, seemed to be perfect for it.

The blocks in this quilt consist of 1″ – 1½” finished half square triangles and flying geese blocks—not the tiniest piecing I’ve ever seen, but pretty small!

(Incidentally, I recently discovered a marvelous secret to ...

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May 30, 2019
Make It Modern with Hobbs - Trig Play from Creatin' in the Sticks

The May challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
Make it Modern with Hobbs.

Today is my day to show
Trig Play
with a new, to me, batting technique.

As Island Batik Ambassadors,
this month is our second industry partner spotlight challenge
we are to use any of the Hobbs Battings provided to create a Modern Quilt.

The biggest challenge this month for me was deciding which of the modern characteristics my quilt might include.
A modern quilt as defined by the Modern Quilt Guild (the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid ...

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May 8, 2019
mosaic jig qal - border one from easypatchwork

Hi Everyone! Thanks for joining us on another edition of the Mosaic Jig Quilt Along. This week we will be putting on the first border. It will be an easy assigment with a little bit of applique. I hope you will like it. First of all, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for reading my blog posts and participating in the quilt along. I am very honored! Thank you! Here is a

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May 1, 2019
Geese Gone Wild from Living Water Quilter

I have you heard?  The international Modern Quilt Guild has a new quarterly format for the monthly...

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April 17, 2019
Indiase lapjes worden een improv quilt. from M. Brito de Campos

De wordingsgeschiedenis van deze quilt.
Begonnen als vierkante lapjes, misdrukken,
in een zakje op de toonbank van
het Victoria en Albertmuseum in Londen.

In de zomer van 2017 aan elkaar genaaid,
in een poging een donker-licht effect te krijgen.
Was wel leuk.
Was niet echt geweldig.
En verdween in een doos in de kast tot er een beter idee zou komen.

Dat idee kwam, toen ik Victoria Findlay Wolfe in Birmingham hoorde zeggen: "Als je een quilt niet leuk vindt, snij je hem in stukken en voeg je iets toe. En dat doe je net zo lang tot je hem ...

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March 31, 2019
Square Love – a new pattern from I'm Studio Lou

I have a new pattern out!! Square Love. It’s great for splashing great chunks of colour about. The one above uses Tula Pink solids, which are just so beautiful! Or maybe you want to show off some precious fabric? The large centre square means you wont have to chop it up too much! If you […]

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March 25, 2019
Upcoming Classes, A Prize, A GiveAway and More! from Carol Lyles Shaw

Hello Everyone, I am excited to share some great news with you. A lot of good stuff is happening in my quilt life these days and I’m celebrating. In fact, be sure to read to the bottom of this post to find out about a GiveAway!!


My quilt, MidCentury Modern: Black and White won a Prize at MidAtlantic Quilt Festival Competition for Best Use of Negative Space in the MidCentury Modern Category. The award included a Ribbon and a Cash Prize that I am sharing with my Long Arm quilter because her work really complemented ...

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March 21, 2019
A "Twisted" Exhibit! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

As Teri mentioned last week, we had a great time down in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the Academy of Appliqué. Not only did we teach, but we were able to take a little time beforehand to go to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia. It's a great show with various exhibits and some stunning quilts. 

One exhibit that caught our attention was the Twisted exhibit, by Mary Kerr. We love anything vintage and these quilts were vintage with a twist, thus the name. All the quilts in the exhibit were created by combining pieces of vintage textiles with modern ...

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February 18, 2019
Cool Pool quilt & QuiltCon schedule from Flying Parrot Quilts

This was not my year for QuiltCon acceptances, but I do have one quilt hanging in the upcoming show. Cool Pool is one of the patterns featured in QuiltCon Magazine this year, and you can see it in Nashville at the show!

You can also find me at the show; here’s my schedule. I’d love to meet you, so if you see me roaming the show floor, please stop and say hi (and trade pins)!

Thursday 2:30-3:15 pm: “Traditional Block, Modern Quilt: Designing with Negative Space” lecture

Thursday 4-5 pm: Book signing in the Intown Quilters ...

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February 11, 2019
Moonlight, a Strip Quilt and Pattern from Selvage Blog

 "Moonlight" is my most recent quilt finish. The (Kona Ash Gray) sashing color gives a moonlight look to this quilt. And I love the piano keys. Using only two strips rather than four, and placing them asymmetrically adds a little modern whimsy. I used the same striped fabric for backing and binding. You can see the striped binding in the photo above. And here are some detail photos below. Pattern coming soon on Etsy. I'll keep you posted.

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Skimming Stones appliqué quilt pattern from Stitch and Yarn

One day I'm going to have my own screenprint table… but for now I'm just going to enjoy the release of my Skimming Stones quilt pattern – made from swatches I screenprinted for a range of fabrics I designed. It's a great feeling knowing you've not only made a quilt but also hand printed the fabrics it's made from.

Surface design was something I had some experience with, but it's a different way of thinking to design for screenprinting, and it was a good 20 years since I'd done it previously – making sure you ...

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February 5, 2019
Geo Diamond block from Charm About You

Geo Diamond quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics by Charm About You

As I was going through my stash to make this block inspiration struck. Isn't it funny how memories and things can suddenly come to mind and influence you. This wasn't my original direction but I am so pleased with how this came together!

Geo Diamond quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics

The block is called Geo Diamond and designer Naomi Clarke has just launched the Geo Diamond English Paper Piecing Sewalong! Click the link to get all the details, parcels start shipping in March and there are lots of options available.

It's a 12" block, so a great size! There are loads of layout possibilities ...

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February 2, 2019
Road to California 2019 Report, Part 2 from Gefilte Quilt

In our last installment, I showed about 30 masterpiece quilt from Road to California 2019. Below are 30+ more. They come with the same disclaimers:

  • I didn't come close to photographing everything I adored, because truly, I adored everything, and there were more than 1000 quilts at the show.
  • Some fabulous quilts aren't here because the photo I took was so bad. Even my acceptable photography is off-kilter. So please - forgive me. If you want a better view, I suggest googling the quilter's name. Artists who are skilled enough to get quilts in this high-skills show are ...

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January 29, 2019
Staggering Quilts at Road to California 2019, Part I from Gefilte Quilt

OMG, Road to California 2019, in Ontario, California. I was beyond honored - stunned, really - to have this English Paper Pieced quilt in this show; the icing on the cake was that my stunning DH came with me to see it!

Setting aside my own quilt - I could only see the flaws as it hung in a forest of masterpieces - here's some  objective advice: If you only go to one quilt show a year, this would be a great choice. There were more than 1,000 quilts, and I needed a thesaurus to come up with the superlatives that they ...

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