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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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February 6, 2019
#AGFMakerMonday - February Feature! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

Last year, we started a new way to feature your inspiring work that also gives you the opportunity to win our fabrics, but THE BEST PART is that we all get to know a little more about you! By encouraging makers to post their sewing projects using our fabrics via their social media using the hashtag #AGFMakerMonday,  we get to see how talented you are and all the amazing work you all do! Once we decide on the winner for the month, the maker receives a feature here on our AGF Blog AND of course...they win A ...

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January 11, 2019
Black Eyed Susan Commissioned Quilt Finish from The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Hi, I am very happy to share one of my first fully commissioned quilt finishes. After delivering my Patriotic Midnight Mystery quilt to our Aunt and Uncle’s Anniversary party, I was asked by their Son inlaw if I would be interesting in creating a special quilt for his Mom for Christmas. Of course I said Yes, as this entire family is very supportive of my quilting. I was given the suggestions of a theme of wild flowers like Black Eyed Susan or Wild Rose with palette of spring yellows, light  green and light gray as those are the colors ...

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January 10, 2019
John Deere Greased Chain Links: A Modern Fan Quilt Finish from The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Hi, I am happy to share another of my original spin quilt idea using Suzy Quilts Modern Fans quilt pattern and templates. I am calling my version John Deere Greased Chain Links. This quilt is built around a John Deere Kids Story Book print that I have had in my stash since maybe 1996 or so. I only had one yard of it. I found a fun Men’s John Deere authorized plaid cotton long sleeved shirt on Ebay to add as an accent print. I found as close as I could to matching yellow and green solids at JoAnn ...

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January 9, 2019
Modern Fans Quilt in Cotton and Steel: QAL and Finish from The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Hi, I am happy to share a fun quilt finish today. Back in September through the first weeks of November, Suzy Quilts held a sewalong for her Modern Fans quilt pattern. I have been sewing for close to 40 years and quilting for almost 30 years and I will admit sewing  curves and those pesky Y seams are something that I haven’t mastered. I jumped in fully to sewing curves with the Suzy Quilts sewalong and with Evie Jespersen of Evquilts on Instagram as my inspiration and final push to try curve piecing.

This is my first finished Modern ...

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Chandelier 2 : Dad’s Shirts Memory Quilt Top Finish from The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Hi, I am happy to share another completed memory quilt top made from our Dad’s plaid shirts. This one is made from the Chandeliers 2 pattern by Lella Boutique. It will be given to our grandson.

I was able to pull strips from 20 different plaid shirts and added 5 duplicate striped blocks. Charcoal gray solid as the chain pieces with navy solid setting triangles.

This is Lella Boutique’s photo of the pattern cover art from Instagram. I really like the soft blue setting triangles.

Here are all my fabrics cut with two of the first blocks pieced ...

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January 8, 2019
Variegated Squares : A baby quilt for our new granddaughter from The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Hi, I am happy to share a completed quilt that I made for our new granddaughter. I always make larger than normal baby sized quilts as I usually do not get the quilts to the new recipients while they still are little babies. I managed  to get this quilt made and finished by the time she was a week old.

This is Variegated Squares by Tiffany Horn of Village Bound Quilts. The story that Tiffany tells behind how she came up with how this quilt is made seemed very fitting for our Daughter inlaw who is my website designer. This ...

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Cross Stitch: Dad’s Shirts Memory Quilt Top Finish from The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Hi, I am happy to be able to share another memory quilt top made from our Dad’s plaid shirts. This one is called Cross Stitch and was made using Coriander Quilts by Corey Yoder’s pattern Cross Stitch. This actually makes my 18th quilt made from that pile of 30 shirts. My count was off when I posted the Cross Roads quilt.

I really like how this quilt turned out. I was able to use 13 different plaid shirts and I chose a denim colored solid cotton to coordinate as the cross stitch blocks and charcoal gray as parts ...

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January 7, 2019
Cross Roads: Dad’s Shirts Memory Quilt Top Finish from The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Hi, I am happy to share another memory quilt top finish made from our Dad’s plaid shirts. This one is called Cross Roads and was made using Sherri McConnell’s (A Quilting Life) pattern Cross Roads.

This quilt will go to one of our Nieces.

Here is Sherri’s original version of the Cross Roads quilt.

To start this quilt, I had a bag of 320 HSTs in 20 colors from many of my previous memory quilts that I had been saving and I was able to use a 2.5 inch Bloc-Loc ruler to trim them to the ...

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Many Thanks from The Snarky Quilter

I was surprised and pleased to get so many responses to my plea for advice on “Deep Purple.” Your comments and opinions helped me clarify a way forward. I’m so appreciative of your input. First, given the poor quality of … Continue reading

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January 6, 2019
Patriotic Midnight Mystery Quilt Finish from The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Hi, Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope your 2019 New Year is off to a good start. I am catching up on some blogging of quilts finished in 2018.

First up, I am happy to share the finish of my patriotic version of the Midnight Mystery quilt that was a quilt along using the pattern by Meadow Mist Designs. I finished the top in January of 2016 and quilted and bound the quilt in July 2018. It was a gift for our Aunt and Uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary. Since they were married on July 7th and ...

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January 4, 2019
Craftsy Pattern Purchase Update from Carol Lyles Shaw

Hello Quilt Friends,

I wanted to alert you that Craftsy is rebranding to BluPrint as of January 8, 2019.  I thought I would make sure you knew that in case you downloaded one or more of my patterns from Craftsy in 2018. 

I highly suggest that you make sure you have downloaded all of your patterns (from any designer) to your own computer.  That way, you will be sure to have access to your pattern purchases in the future.


Also, I wanted to let you know that my current and new patterns will ...

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January 2, 2019
Teaching at 2019 Minnesota Quilters Conference from Carol Lyles Shaw

I’m traveling to the Midwest to teach at the 2019 Minnesota Quilters Conference.

Traditional,  contemporary and modern quilters who attend my workshops say that they have loads of fun making these projects.   My workshops are a ‘no judgement/stress-free zone’.

You’ll walk away with a solid start on your project and confidence to quickly complete it at home.  In addition, every workshop attendee will receive:

  • Individualized attention–including help with fabric placement
  • Full color pattern with options for customizing your quilt
  • Easy to follow piecing instructions during the workshop
  • Practice using improvisational cutting and piecing techniques–it’s ...

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December 18, 2018
QuiltCon 2019 Acceptances from Carol Lyles Shaw

Yesterday was a busy day on Instagram.  And although I signed off for the holidays, I will have to do one more post.  The Modern Quilt Guild sent out the decision emails for QuiltCon 2019.

I am quietly celebrating three acceptances.

MidCentury Modern Curve #1.  I KNOW that I’ve been promising a pattern…and I am seriously delayed on this one.  However, in the meantime, I’m scheduled to teach this workshop in 2019.  Contact me if your guild is interested in booking this workshop in 2019 (a few dates are open) and 2020.

MidCentury Modern Curve #1 was ...

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December 5, 2018
IQF- Modern Quilts from Humble Quilts

Here are a few of the more modern quilts that caught my eye. 

This one won a big prize. Look at that handquilting! 

What a fun quilt- make sure to read the sign below.  
I am pretty sure this is my 2019 motto! LOL 

I hope you all are having a wonderful week full of blessings.

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December 3, 2018
Island Batik Improv Log Cabin Tutorial from Carol Lyles Shaw

Making an improv log cabin quilt was a fun challenge.  In my newest Island Batik challenge, I combined two themes to create an improv log cabin wall hanging–here’s the tutorial showing how I did it.

Cozy Log Cabins is the first challenge theme that I used!  Log cabins are a great traditional pattern and I remember making many versions when I first learned to quilt many, many years ago.   It’s also a traditional pattern that you can easily make modern and I will show you how I did that.

The second theme is Whimsical and Wonky!  I ...

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