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November 14, 2019
Int’l Quilt Market Part 1, a sale and a win! from Art and Quilting in Camden

So much has happened in the past 2 1/2 weeks: International Quilt Market, International Quilt Festival, and a whopper of a cold, a lovely weekend with my older son and DIL, and some home improvements. So I’ll start at the beginning…with one detour: I sold a quilt at Festival after all! I’ll post on that in a few days (I shared on FB), but first let’s start with Market. And read to the end for the big surprise!

I arrived on Sunday of Quilt Market–usually I fly in on Tuesday or Monday and begin ...

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Midcench from The Snarky Quilter

That title comes from a novel about a wealthy New York money guy whose wife gives a decorator carte blanche to do up their apartment. Apparently the wife’s style is midcench, according to the pricey decorator. It’s a style often … Continue reading

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November 13, 2019
Improv Rail Fence Pattern Update from Carol Lyles Shaw

I have published Rail Fence Improv as a stand alone pattern available in my Etsy shop along with my other patterns. (If you own my book, Madly Modern Quilts, be sure to scroll down!) The pattern has four layouts for sizes ranging from small crib to king size.  I also included additional colorways.  This pattern [ ...Continue Reading ]

The post Improv Rail Fence Pattern Update appeared first on Carole Lyles Shaw.

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November 10, 2019
City of Chicago, Modern Quilt Style from Gefilte Quilt

I've been working on this quilt on and off, for a year, and it was one of my most challenging. Rather than just pleasing myself, I also had to please an equally delightful but entirely different person - someone I've admired for years - who has high standards in everything she does. I was thrilled when she commissioned me to make a quilt that would remind her of the Chicago she grew up in.

The finished piece measures about 63" x 70" 
We began with her list of two dozen meaningful landmarks. Over the months, I worked my way down ...

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November 3, 2019
Why I Love Leftovers, When to English Paper Piece Squares (Rarely), and Why I Still Like Facebook from Gefilte Quilt

If I bake a cake, I know there won't be any leftovers. My DH and I, unfortunately, share a sweet tooth - we'll eat the whole thing in 1-2 sittings. So I don't bake.

That gives me more time to quilt. And one of the great joys of quilting is knowing that there are going to be lots of yummy, color-coordinated, high-fiber, calorie-free leftovers, with a shelf life much longer than anything involving butter!

Here's my newest leftover quilt - a trifle about 22" square.

It's the direct descendant of this large (about 70" high) English Paper ...

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October 31, 2019
Another Set of Judges’ Comments from The Snarky Quilter

My quilt “Arches” was juried into this year’s Pacific International Quilt Festival in the modern category. I just got it back (fast turnaround) and opened the judges’ comments. As with many large shows, most of the comments sheet is taken … Continue reading

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October 14, 2019
Feeling Grateful: Kushukuru Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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"My inspiration comes directly from my life, mostly, and my experiences throughout. When creating collections for fabric, paintings, illustrations, and everything, I draw on my life, memories, feelings, and messages that I’d like to share with myself and with the wider world. I’m also deeply inspired by the natural world and could draw and paint animals forever and never get tired of it!" - Jessica Swift

It's always so inspiring to learn where our designers gather their inspiration for a fabric collection. After the unexpected passing of her husband last year, our designer Jessica Swift received an overwhelming ...

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October 11, 2019
BRMQG October Meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

So this month I had a Baton Rouge guild meeting, but the Cotton Quilters took the month off. We did just have the show.

But BRMQG has some things happening. Here are some Show and Share pictures. Can you tell this is the modern guild?






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October 7, 2019
Meet Missouri Star Academy Instructor, Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill is the founder of Whole Circle Studio, LLC which specializes in the design of custom modern quilts, patterns and other licensed products. She is an active member of the modern quilt community and recognized from her many outstanding awards from several major quilting events. Sheri also teaches and presents her creative skills all over the world, but works mostly from her home studio in New Haven, Connecticut.

With all her adventures in tow, we were thrilled that Sheri said yes to coming all the way to Quilt Town, USA to teach one of our online classes, Piecing Curves ...

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December 10, 2016
Finished: a winter table runner from One Million Stitches

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It all started with a visit to St. Louis last summer to stay with my friend, Sandy. After catching up on our lives and other news, she posed what I thought was an innocent question, but turned out to be anything but.

“So, have you been doing any quilting lately?” she asked.

“Yes, I just finished a large quilt for my bed,” I replied, not seeing the “Danger, Will Robinson” signs screaming all around me in flashing neon.

“Great! I want you to make a table runner out of this holiday fabric I have for Vee (her daughter),” said Sandy ...

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October 7, 2016
Finished: projects from a whirlwind year from One Million Stitches

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With everything going on last year, it seems I didn’t get around to posting a couple of projects I finished last year. Better late than never, I say, so here they are from the top:

First, my finished cover for my Quilter’s Planner 2016. When you purchased the planner, you received instructions for how to make a quilted cover. I decided to to for a scrappy look with some fabric from one of my very first quilts. I didn’t put the zippered pocket on the cover because to be completely honest, I haven’t gotten over my ...

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August 15, 2016
'It' and the Dare to Doodle from La Bella Colori

Yea, I have seen the blogs, looked over the tutorials and read the books (oh so many books) that say "Get a dry erase board and doodle. It will help you to learn good eye hand coordination and improve your quilting skills." I ignored that advice. I made excuses like "its not really like actually quilting", "I am not good at drawing things", and "it can't possibly help me, its just silly".

Until, one day during a back to school sale I picked up this 'thing'.




Scary? YES! You mean I have to use it?

When I arrived ...

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May 25, 2016
Another Quilt Has Been finally Quilted. from My Love of Quilting and Sewing

Took a deep breath and just jumped in and quilted it. 

Nothing fancy bu still very nice. 


YES Completed!!!! I AM HAPPY!

Now to get going and complete the Binding. 



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