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March 18, 2020
National Quilting Day Ideas! from Carol Lyles Shaw

National Quilting Day 2020 — Ways to Stay Connected! Most (maybe all of us) are practicing social distancing so meeting with other quilters face to face will be limited for the next few weeks.  But, that doesn’t have to mean that we need to completely isolate ourselves.  We can still connect and show each other [ ...Continue Reading ]

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December 26, 2019
Perfect 5 QAL – Finished Quilts from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re wrapping up the Perfect 5 Quilt Along with a look at some of our completed quilts. If you are just tuning in, you can review our previous posts and grab yourself the Perfect 5 Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma for complete pattern instructions. Now, let’s look at some perfectly sewn Perfect 5 Sampler Quilts that you’ll be inspired by!

Our quilty staffers sewed up the Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt in their favorite fabrics.

Each week of the sew along, these talented quilters and designers have created some beautiful quilts and projects using the blocks ...

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November 26, 2019
Mini Masterpieces: Curves from Blossom Heart Quilts

The third section of Mini Masterpieces is all about curves – simple, complex, and improv. Are you ready to get your curves on?!

Mini Masterpieces book

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Simple Curves

Drunkards Path quilt block

What are simple curves? Where two pieces become one… square unit/block.  Like a Drunkards Path unit.

Liberty mini quilt

Jane for Ava & Neve made four of the sampler quilt block and turned it into a mini quilt – how beautiful are those colours?

Drunkards Path quilt block

Nicole from Modern Handcraft was the first person to come to mind to ask to join in the book hop for Simple Curves. Nicole and drunkards path blocks are synonymous ...

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November 24, 2019
Mini Masterpieces: Triangles from Blossom Heart Quilts

The second section of Mini Masterpieces is all about triangles – half-square triangles, flying geese, and half-rectangle triangles. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of triangles and what they add to a quilt design with the dynamic angles they create!

Mini Masterpieces book and thread collection

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Half-Square Triangles 

HST quilt block

It’s no secret that I love half-square triangles! *coughModernHSTsamplercough* I also love any excuse to pop in a little fussy cut to make a quilt block extra special.

And Caitlin concurs! Having made her sampler block in greys and yellows, with the cutest little fussy cut ...

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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 ]

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March 30, 2019
Started a new one... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Thanks for the wonderful comments on my SIL's quilt.  :)  She gave it to my brother and he loved it.  :)

I worked on my applique block.  I had it ironed to the background but hadn't stitched around it.  I got all of the green done but not the tulips yet.  After I get this first block done I will prep another.
 While I was working on the applique Richard built a grape arbor for me!!!  He is just so awesome!!!  I love it!!!
 He's still on vacation and Thursday had some nice weather so we took the motorcycle ...

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