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February 19, 2020
Orange peel blocks from Northern Deb Quilts

The orange peels blocks are coming along. I made a cardboard template, cut a bunch of ovals and started to applique them onto the white background. 
They're really quick blocks. I'll have quite a pile when I get back home. 

Al and I took a ride to Dunedin this afternoon. They have one of my favorite quilt shops there and it's going to be closing. Everything is 40% off. I REALLY don't need much fabric but it's fun to look.
I did buy this cute stripe. It's perfect for binding on a future quilt ...

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February 15, 2020
EQ8 Tutorial: Three Ways To Negative Space from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’ve partnered with Electric Quilt to share about how I use EQ8 in my quilt design, and since designing with negative space is sort of my thing, I thought I’d share a tutorial on a few different ways to get your designs with negative space into EQ8. I’ll be showing you the techniques using the quilt design shown above, which is one of the simplest ways of adding negative space, but I’ve noted below what sort of other designs these techniques are good for.

Technique 1: Blank Blocks

The quickest way to get an idea of ...

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February 14, 2020
modern vs traditional quilt designing from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us today. I've decided to start blogging (on a regular basis) again. I would like to share my knowledge and experiences for those of you who wish to learn, experiment and better your own quilts. Here is one of my first Quilt Editorials for 2020 - #queditorial.

I would like to share with you my approach to modern vs traditional quilt designing.

As you might already know, I actually design a little bit of both. Although I truly classify myself as a modern-traditionalist, some others see me as a modern quilter. Where's the difference ...

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February 5, 2020
Peek Into Batik Quilt Along from Art and Quilting in Camden

Michael Miller Fabrics is having a year-long batik quilt-along, and you’re invited! Each of the 2020 Brand Ambassadors (including yours truly) was sent the fabrics and invited to play. “My” block will be in October, but I made Miss January too, LOL! If you’d like information, go here to find more information, including free pdfs with yardage requirements.

If your local fabric shop doesn’t carry Michael Miller (ask them to!), you can order these exact fabrics from Fabrics.com. And let me tell you, MM Jet Black Cotton Couture fabric is famous for good reason…it isn ...

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January 31, 2020
welcome 2020 from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us today. I would like to welcome everyone into the new year 2020! May you all be safe, happy, healthy and prosper in your endeavours in the new year and the new decade.

We rounded off 2019 with a second sew along - The Enchanted Paper Doll Fall Sew Along. I hope you were able to follow along and soak in the beautiful angels, fairies and princesses made by all of the participants in our sew along on Instagram. A great big, wonderful thank you to all who did. I enjoy seeing your creations. Please ...

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January 23, 2020
When to pre-shrink! from Art and Quilting in Camden

Over the past week to two weeks, I have been working on ….sit down and prepare yourselves for this… a **pieced** quilt. Yes, me. A very simple pieced quilt, but nonetheless.

Eye-candy…my 214 colors, test-driving super wide borders with possible squares or rectangles. I’m going with nothing to distract from that glorious grid of color. Hopefully the quilting will make the wide borders look good. Want them that big so they will fit on a king size bed–we’ve got a queen but the pug takes up a ridiculous amount of room for such a small dog ...

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January 17, 2020
Lessons in design from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Oh -- I see there are some great comments in the last couple of days. I'm a wee bit strapped for time this morning so I'll address them tomorrow.

This silly walking business has greatly cut into my time. But once I'm caught up (I'm less than 10 miles behind - I think I made up four miles this week), things will be better. Over 23,000 steps yesterday. Also, I had a lot of private classes this week - everyone wanting to get themselves organized at the beginning of the year.

I won't go into the detail ...

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January 16, 2020
EQ Block Spotlight from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m delighted to have partnered with Electric Quilt to share a little more about how I use EQ8 software to design my quilts! EQ has a monthly block spotlight in which users are challenged to design a quilt using that block. This month’s block is Pinwheel Square, above.

To start, I decided to play around with the coloring in the block to see what else I could emphasize.

This is definitely a fun block, but it wasn’t really doing it for me that day, and so instead of continuing to play around with the block in its ...

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December 19, 2019
Time to let go a little – a call for pattern testers from Stitch and Yarn

If you've been following along on Instagram this year, you'll know that I was out of action for large chunks of it due to a back injury – an injury that was partly caused by a quilting marathon.

Naturally this has me reassessing things for 2020 and instead of trying to make all the quilts myself, I'm putting the call out for pattern testers.

Skimming Stones quilt pattern
If you've made a quilt before then you're welcome to sign up – just fill in your details below.

When my next pattern is ready (early January 2020) I ...

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November 30, 2019
enchanted sal - hailey from easypatchwork

Good morning everyone! It's Sunday morning for me and just getting to writing our weekly post. While my family is spoiling me with our traditional (American) Sunday breakfast, I get to take a few minutes to write our post. I have exactly fifteen minutes, because my goal was to post before 9am GMT. Today marks the eighth week of our Enchanted Sew Along. Every week a new figure from the

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November 18, 2019
Int’l Quilt Market, Part 3 from Art and Quilting in Camden

And yes, there was even more fun stuff at Market…see why I never got to the quilts? (Previous two posts have more good stuff.)

Loved the Robert Kaufmann display, especially the Library Pockets, which of course made me think of my friend Kate C. who is the Bowdoinham town librarian and wonderfully crafty and artful!
Can’t you just see this for a teacher’s room, or library, or your studio, or a busy family?
What a lovely display of little “this and thats”
The artwork in these fabrics made me stop in my tracks! I snagged a brochure ...

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November 17, 2019
Artquilt Improv with Intention from Carol Lyles Shaw

Here's a peek into my process for making this commission quilt. As many of you know,  I spent many years as an artquilter before I moved into the world of modern quilt designing and teaching.  I still make a few artquilts every year--usually as a commission like this one or in response to an invitation [ ...Continue Reading ]

The post Artquilt Improv with Intention appeared first on Carole Lyles Shaw.

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November 15, 2019
Calico Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

According to science, you are a terrible multitasker. (We all are!) Studies show it’s best to focus on just one task. Until today, that is.

Today Jenny will show you how to whip up 3 different blocks all at once: Square in a square, broken dishes, and chevron. (The secret? They’re all made from half-square triangles! Easy peasy!) Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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Calico Star Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

According to science, you are a terrible multitasker. (We all are!) Studies show it’s best to focus on just one task. Until today, that is.

Today Jenny will show you how to whip up 3 different blocks all at once: Square in a square, broken dishes, and chevron. (The secret? They’re all made from half-square triangles! Easy peasy!) Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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November 8, 2019
QuiltFest at Pigeon Forge Registration Opens Nov 13 from Carol Lyles Shaw

I'm very happy to announce that I will be teaching modern quilt classes and giving an evening lecture/trunk show at the 2020 Mountain QuiltFest in Pigeon Forge TN from March 3-7, 2020. Registration is now OPEN!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Click Here for the complete Class Schedule.   Click Here for general information on QuiltFest. [ ...Continue Reading ]

The post QuiltFest at Pigeon Forge Registration Opens Nov 13 appeared first on Carole Lyles Shaw.

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Square Knot Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Square Knot Quilt

When it comes to tying knots, I’m all thumbs! I never can remember which end goes over and which goes around. Frankly, it’s no small miracle my shoes stay laced! 

Square Knot Quilt

But this week’s Square Knot quilt is so quick and easy, you’ll be whipping up those “knots” faster than a well-seasoned sailor! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Square Knot Quilt
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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October 31, 2019
AfroModern Quilts MasterClass from Carol Lyles Shaw

I am thrilled to announce my first AfroModern Quilts Masterclass will be hosted by Cultured Expressions,  a fabulous shop and studio run by Lisa Shepard Stewart.

Here are the details:

DATE:  May 29, 30 and 31, 2020

MasterClass Location: Gateway Family YMCA in Rahway NJ

Registration Fee:  $495 per person includes personalized instruction by me; all retreat activities;  evening receptions at the CE Studio; and a 10 piece African Fabrics Prints pack for your project.

[Travel and area Hotel information will be sent upon registration. ]

Registration Form

 HERE is the registration form.  Hurry–seats are limited!  AfroModernMasterclass reg form

MasterClass ...

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October 20, 2019
What happens when your whole apartment becomes your sewing room from Stitch and Yarn

My absolute favourite thing about having the studio in Sydney, was that when I was done for the day, or more likely was really in need of dinner, I could shut the door on the mess and walk away.

Right now, it feels like my entire apartment has become my studio and yesterday, to amuse myself, I decided to take a picture of all the little quilts-to-be piles dotted around the place.
This quilt below for instance, is one I started in Maria Shell's class, but I'm adapting to make a version of my Strip Weave quilt...

Sitting ...

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October 14, 2019
How to Design a Quilt Pattern: Origami – Writing the Pattern from Blossom Heart Quilts

Welcome back to part two of how to design a quilt pattern! In part one, I shared about how the Origami design came to be, and working out the fabric to use, so that means that it’s time to run the numbers. That is, work out the quilt maths* so that it’s a good quality pattern that is fun to work with!

*here in Australia, we say “maths”; in the US, “math” is used. I am so accustomed to using either interchangeably, so this post includes both wherever/however it comes out. Welcome to life as in “international ...

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