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September 9, 2019
2019 AQS Show Grand Rapids Part 8 from 120 Blocks

I think this is the last of this series. Today we are looking at the Wall Quilts – Modern Category. Enjoy! I just love the quilting on the above quilt! It fits so well in the Curvealicious theme! Although I … Continue reading

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August 16, 2019
I'm published! Quilted Wall Hangings: 11 unique projects for quilt lovers from Cut Stitch and Piece

I've been published! Check out my modern quilt wall hanging, Coral Gem. It was published in the new Leisure Arts book Quilted Wall Hangings - 11 Unique Projects for Quilt Lovers. Get your copy today! BUY NOW!

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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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XXX from The Snarky Quilter

I never thought I’d type that title, but it fits my latest finish. As I mentioned a while back, this summer I took Elizabeth Barton’s online course “Mod Meets Improv.” My final piece for that class was a modern inflected … Continue reading

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August 13, 2019
Baton Rouge MQG August meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's already been over a week since the Baton Rouge MQG met! I don't know what happened to the rest of last week, but it surely sped right by. What didn't speed by was that darn BR traffic! I'm still in shock. It has to be bad when the on-ramp is clogged and that ramp is a mile away from the bouncy I-10 bridge. Read about that here. But no more whining about the trip. Let's enjoy the show part of show-and-tell.


Can you believe the talent? In addition to all of this eye candy ...

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August 6, 2019
Meet Your New Favorite Fabrics… from Marcus Fabrics

It’s August, and at Marcus Fabrics & Studio 37, that means it’s time for one of our biggest and best introductions of the year! Whether your creativity leans more toward traditional/ reproduction style, or you prefer a more trendy, contemporary feel (or maybe BOTH??) we’re pleased to present you with a plethora of exciting options from your favorite Marcus designers! To get more fully acquainted with these beautiful collections, visit

First, let’s get started with Marcus…

Golden cheddars, rich blues, traditional prints and shirtings, and the building blocks of a great quilt!

You’ll also ...

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July 5, 2019
Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s “Playing With Purpose” from The Snarky Quilter

I’ve been aware of Wolfe’s work ever since she won first place at an early QuiltCon for her deconstructed double wedding ring quilt. She began her career as an artist, but branched into quilting. Over the past several years she … Continue reading

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June 13, 2019
Pin It Weekly #281 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Here are some of the quilt pins that I've pinned recently. It seems that every time I open Pinterest, there are more quilts! Beautiful, oh-I-wish-I-could-make-this-one, quilts. 

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June 11, 2019
Herringbone – Easy Strip Pieced Pattern from Simple Quilts for the Modern Home from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Learn how to make Herringbone, from my first book, “Simple Quilts for the Modern Home.”

Herringbone is one of my favorite quilts in the book because it is a very easy quilt pattern but it looks a lot more complicated than it actually is. The top is made almost entirely by strip piecing, so it also goes really fast.

In this video I show you how to cut corners out of your strips so you can piece them in an offset way to maximize the use of your fabric. We also talk about how to sew the offset strip sets ...

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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 27, 2019
Final Sew Day for Hands to Help and Care Givers (Helping Hands) 2019 from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

Wow!!!  This, my friends is love. These people spent many weekends making not 20 but 21 quilts! We have 10 for hands 2 help, 10 for caregivers/helping hands (I’ll be sharing their stories over the next two weeks) and one was made for a friend to give to her friend who has cancer. My heart is full. Here are 13 quilts -from top to bottom- JodiLianeLaurieVeronikaSuzan,DorothyRobertAbby and me. Kim has one out for binding,Kathleen has two being quilted, one for binding and one she made, Greg N Annette donated 2 ...

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May 9, 2019
A Change of Perspective from The Snarky Quilter

Last week I subjected you to umpteen iterations of layouts for “Arches.” I know, I’m the only one who saw much difference among all the versions. This week I’d like to present my final layout and thank all of you … Continue reading

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May 7, 2019
MODERNLY TRADITIONAL, ME from Kwilty Pleasures

I think my quilting style reflects...

 I like combining elements and techniques 
that make me happy!
My roots are planted deep in traditional quilting
after 20+ years...and  I like to break the rules.
I have never liked quilt police or quilt snobs
of any professed quilting style.

Lets take a look at some of the 2019 Quilt Con quilts.
I don't mention makers because 
this post is about MY THOUGHTS
on traditional vs modern 
and not about WHO made the quilt.

This quilt looks and feel modern 
with solids, two colors and amazing quilting
in the negative ...

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May 5, 2019
Hands 2 Help 2019 May 5 sync up - you're gonna be amazed! from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

One of my favorites - this is going to one of our care givers.
Is it May already?  Oh my where does time go?  I'm happy to say that we have a number of new members.  Bob, Liane, Laurie, Dorothy, and Veronika - all have been hanging around for years and I love them all so much.  We have some new helpers in the sweatshop this year, Abby, Sue, Jodi, and Kim have been with us and it's been amazing.   Kathleen is helping with quilting and binding and Cari has helped to bind a quilt as well.  Annette also donated ...

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April 22, 2019
Sunnyside Lane quilt from Pieced Brain

Photographs by Amerian Quilter. Used with permission.
Oh, how I wish my house looked just like this right now! Amidst the boxes and having packed all my quilts for the upcoming move, I am content flipping the pages of the May issue of American Quilter magazine and staring at Sunnyside Lane, the quilt I made with the Tonga Gecko batik collection by Timeless Treasures

The colors are so bright and happy, the blocks are easy to make, and the instructions are very detailed to help you make your own version in no time at all. This design would look great ...

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March 19, 2019
Quilt Con (episode 5) Can It Count for Sunday Quilt Inspiration? from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 I've been busy helping Richard care for his elderly parents, which is taking a great deal of time. That said, I suppose that for the time being, I'll be posting on a do-it-when-I-can basis. 

That may mean only a few times a week, though I will try to keep up with my Pinterest posts. I'm writing this with full knowledge that I missed Sunday's Quilt Inspiration. To make up for it, here are a few more Quilt Con pictures from last month. Enjoy!

Thanks for understanding our family needs and forgive me for those times when ...

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March 11, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Quilt Con (episode 4) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Photos coming, but first a few personal notes from Quilt Con.

I happened upon Tula Pink of Pink Door Studios. She made it big with her Etsy shop and wild fabric lines. The huge vendor booth looked familiar (I passed by a couple of times) and I kept wondering what that familiarity was. Her fabric lines, of course! They are beautiful, colorful and happy. I take issue with some of the language that appears on her work, but maybe I'm just not that modern.

DEMO17 - My Obsession with Shibori Resist and Indigo with Debbie Maddy, Moda Fabrics + Supplies

I ...

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February 27, 2019
Quilt Con (episode 3) THE WINNERS from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

These are the big winners. Let's start with "Best in Show," which is followed by a collage of close-ups. 

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February 26, 2019
Quilt Con (episode 2) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

More eye-candy from QuiltCon! 

My apologies that I don't remember which of these are the winners or in which order. However, I am sure that I have the correct titles attached to the quilts. 

So which is your favorite thus far? Oh, there are more pictures coming. I just need some time to work on them.

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February 24, 2019
Quilt Con (episode 1) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

There are more photos on my Instagram or #theMQG on Instagram if you'd like to see other pictures. For now, though, I'm adding some of the winners to this post. And check it out, I figured a short cut to keying in all the information on each quilt! Remember that you can click on each picture to get a close-up view. 

To help you make sense of these, I posted the  pictures in winning order. (It's difficult to see the place number on the ribbons.) I'll post more on Monday or Tuesday, depending on when we ...

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