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January 24, 2021
Heart Bandit from Made By Marney

Here’s a cute paper pieced mug rug pattern just in time for Valentine’s Day. You will find it in the January/February 2021 issue of McCalls Quilting.

This HEART BANDIT MUG RUG is cute, cute, cute! The magazine has full instructions for paper piecing the raccoon block and consructing the mug rug.

The sassy little raccoon block is easy to complete in a day. You could have some sweet Valentine’s gifts done in no time.

Wrap up this mug rug with a coffee mug and some hot cocoa!

GNOME LOVE

One of my customers, Nickola, requested a ...

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January 21, 2021
Winter Gnomes from Made By Marney

Here are my latest additions to my paper pieced Gnome collection.

GNOME IN A TRUCK

GNOME IN A TRUCK is a combination of my 2 favorite things…red trucks and gnomes! I was so happy with this sweet gnome, that I made his girl friend…

GIRL GNOME IN A TRUCK

GIRL GNOME‘s braids have small pieces, which makes this an intermediate level pattern.

GNOME WITH A HEART

This GNOME WITH A HEART has been very popular for Valentine’s Day projects. I’m making a sofa pillow. What are you using it for?

Happy Valentines Day … will you be ...

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January 12, 2021
What’s New For Winter? from Made By Marney

January is always a tough month for me…getting through 5 weeks of winter can be grueling. I stay in Wisconsin, and take advantage of the snow with some cross country skiing and snow shoeing. AND I decorate with paper pieced snowmen. They can stay in place until Valentine’s Day or beyond, so it’s an easy decorating theme.

Snowmen from PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND

These 2 cuties are from my newest book, PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND. With 24 block patterns and lots of cute projects, this book is a good bargain.

SNOWMAN TABLE RUNNER

I have ...

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December 24, 2020
Gnomes For All Seasons… from Made By Marney

Yes, I know…I should be drinking coffee with Bailey’s and putting my feet up for the holidays, but NO…instead I am designing even more Gnomes.

Some of you want Gnomes for every season, so I am adding these new designs to my evergrowing list of gnome paper pieced patterns.

SANTA GNOME

SANTA GNOME works perfectly for the holidays. He has his sack full of toys near by!

REINDEER GNOME

REINDEER GNOME is Santa Gnomes best buddy. They will make a cute couple as potholders!

GNOME WITH GIFTS

GNOME WITH GIFTS has my sweet gnome juggling packages for ...

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December 18, 2020
Introducing the 2021 KONA Color of the Year from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The 2021 KONA Color of the Year is here and we have sew many quilts ready for it! The serene color is one of our new favorites and reminds us of happy days and clear skies! This year’s color of the year is Horizon, a true blue we cannot keep our eyes off of and cannot wait to start using in our quilty projects for the year!

Robert Kaufman chooses one color from their KONA Cottons each year as their Color of the Year and designs free patterns and projects to display the bright color chosen to represent that ...

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December 15, 2020
Quilted wall hanging for your home decor from Pieced Brain

Quilted wall hanging for your home decor

Make a colorful quilted wall hanging to add a retro vibe to your home decor. Easy paper piecing and large blocks help you create this artwork in no time!

Photograph by American Quilter. Used with permission.

“On Broadway” was just published in the January 2021 issue of the American Quilter magazine by the American Quilter’s Society. I was inspired by the theaters on Broadway and love this photo setup! Lots of gold and bright colors, just as the ones we see as we walk the streets of Midtown Manhattan.

The quilt measures 60″ x 60″ and the blocks finish ...

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December 11, 2020
The Mystical World of Luna & Laurel from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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TGIF!! 

Ya’ll it’s been a crazy week here at AGF, as we prepared for our 2021 Part 1 collection reveals, a lookbook, and some holiday projects, it’s been non-stop! Thankfully, everything we’ve been working on has been quite exciting, and today’s lookbook release is one of them. Let me introduce you to what I think is a collection that most speaks to me, Luna & Laurel! I honestly can’t express the feeling when I saw AGF Studio drawing this collection for the first time, I watched the print “Esoteric Alignment” come to life on the ...

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December 4, 2020
A Forgotten Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I decided to get into the cabinet where I store my personal quilt collection and refold my quilts.  I try and do this at least annually.



I pulled out this quilt and realized I have never shared this one on my blog. 
 I finished it back in 2016!




It is a design I came up with that used a layercake (I think).  I had always planned on submitting it to a magazine or releasing the pattern myself.  And somehow it got set aside and forgotten for over 4 years.




I might have to make another one of these days.  I ...

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December 3, 2020
Have a Warm and Cozy Christmas from Creatin' in the Sticks

 It's going to be a warm and cozy Christmas
with this new quilt and pillow.

Warm Letter Quilt
and
Cozy Pillow Cover


 It's getting colder and colder.

My newest patterns over at Thermoweb will help you to stay cozy this Christmas.


They make great gifts too!

The fabrics are one of my favorite color combinations in
Art Gallery Fabrics “Merry & Bright” collective by AGF Studio.


These products really made it easy to piece this quilt and applique the scarf:
StitchnSew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets 

iCraft purple tape

HeatnBond EZ Print Lite  iron-on adhesive 

Check out my ...

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Free Quilt Pattern – Connections by Charisma Horton in Modern by the Yard Ezine from Benartex from Christa Quilts

One of the things that I love about working with Benartex on fabric design is that they produce a fantastic free digital magazine called Modern by the Yard. In each issue, they share inspiring projects that you can make from their fabrics. So each time I have a new line that comes out, one of my amazing designer friends creates a fabulous pattern for you for free!!

Connections Quilt in Modern by the Yard

Click here to download Modern by the Yard for free from Benartex.

In the current issue of Modern by the Yard, my talented designer friend Charisma Horton has created and shared her amazing ...

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December 2, 2020
New Christmas Patterns from Made By Marney

It’s not too late to sew some christmas magic! Here are some of my newest Christmas paper pieced patterns. Most of these patterns were designed after hearing feedback from my wonderful customers. I appreciate your input and requests!

BUG WITH TREE

This Volkswagon Beetle is delivering the Christmas tree. You could use your own photo and put yourself in the driver’s seat in BUG WITH TREE. This pattern is stinkin’ cute!

CAROLING BUDDIES

I designed this holiday potholder set for a Christmas blog last year, but it has been such a popular pattern. CAROLING BUDDIES is a sweet ...

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December 1, 2020
An Introduction to Me from Carol Lyles Shaw

I’ve decided to take part in the 31 Day Blog Post Writing Challenge for December 2020.  So, each day, I will use the prompts list…or my variation on that prompt–to write a blog post.  I want to keep this blog series fun and interesting for both you and me.  So, here are my commitments to …

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The post An Introduction to Me appeared first on Carole Lyles Shaw.

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November 24, 2020
Get Cozy Over at Thermoweb from Creatin' in the Sticks

 It's getting colder and colder.

My newest pattern over at Thermoweb will help you to stay cozy. 


I was so happy to play with one of my favorite color combinations in
Art Gallery Fabrics “Merry & Bright” collective by AGF Studio.


To make Cozy you'll need these products from Thermoweb:

HeatnBond EZ Print Lite  iron-on adhesive – no tracing, the pattern is ready to print

StitchnSew Sew-In fleece, High Loft – for a super cushiony pillow

SpraynBond basting adhesive - no pinning 

The free pattern can be found HERE.

I have a quilt pattern coming next week.
 It's the perfect ...

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November 23, 2020
Finished The Piecing! from The Quilt Yarn

I am so glad I finished the piecing for Natalia Bonner's 'A Year of Stars' quiltalong. I had left the most challenging block to last (did not think that through). By that time, I had hardly any fabric left, so was faced with the scenario of only being able to have one go at it. Must admit, while I was putting it together I was already thinking  about what other block I could substitute this one for with the scraps I had left over. Was not at all confident that this would work out, 


but, tada... The Spider Star ...

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November 22, 2020
Dogs, Dogs, Dogs…For a Good Cause. from Made By Marney

This adorable handmade paper pieced DOG QUILT is being offered in an online auction, benefits to go to the Street Dog Foundation.

The quilt was lovingly paper pieced by Janet, using my dog patterns, of course! She donated all of the materials and her time for the Street Dog Foundation’s benefit. It would be great if you would show your support by placing a bid on this lovely quilt in the next 2 weeks, after which bidding will end.

HOLIDAY GOLDEN RETRIEVER

And speaking of dog patterns, here are my 4 newest dogs just in time for the holidays ...

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November 17, 2020
All Digital Quilt Patterns on Sale This Week Only! from Christa Quilts

Save 20% on All PDF patterns in my Etsy shop!

This week I’m running a special sale on all of my instant downloadable digital patterns in my Etsy shop. This is a great time to stock up on those patterns on your wish list. Or grab the PDF versions of your favorite print patterns. Then you’ll always have access them to them right on your computer!

Click here to view all of my PDF quilt patterns on sale. 

Christa Quilts Patterns

Best of all, there’s no coupon required to get them. Sale prices are valid through Friday, November 20th. Price ...

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Paper Piecing All Year Round from Made By Marney

My newest book, PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND, is ready for pre-sale from Amazon. I don’t even have a copy of it yet…that’s how new it is!

PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND

This book has something for everyone. I have designed 2 images for each month of the year… that means you will be getting 24 paper pieced block patterns, plus the patterns for 7 different projects. All blocks fit in all patterns in this book, as well as all of the projects in my previous 5 books.

TWO GNOMES

These 2 adorable Gnomes are the images ...

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November 5, 2020
Holiday Gnomes from Made By Marney

Since Gnomes are all the rage this holiday, my customers have been requesting more gnome designs…and I love a challenge!

LUMBERJACK GNOME

I LOVE this super cute LUMBERJACK GNOME. I can’t wait to make my paper pieced block into a cozy winter pillow. What will you do with yours?

GNOME WITH LANTERN

The only item hotter than gnomes right now are lanterns. This clever little gnome is done in Christmas colors, but doesn’t need to be. The GNOME WITH LANTERN would be adorable all year round.

MISS GNOME

I like a gnome with braids. MISS GNOME has ...

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October 30, 2020
Red wagon quilt patterns: free projects you must make from Pieced Brain

Red wagon quilt patterns: free projects you must make

Choose one of these red wagon quilt patterns or make them both! Bring back childhood memories of riding fun, and make one for each child!

This is Quilt 1 which I created for the My Red Wagon collection by Debbie Busby for Henry Glass. I am smitten by the textures and colors of these fabrics and so happy I was able to work with them! The prints spell ‘cozy’ with plaids and paisleys and are versatile as well because they include whimsical motifs for the entire year. Debbie was inspired!

Debbie worked with a primitive palette, imbuing each fabric with ...

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October 28, 2020
Christmas quilt with ornaments – win the magazine! from Pieced Brain

Christmas quilt with ornaments – win the magazine!

This Christmas quilt with ornaments for your home decor spells Fun and Joy all in one piece! Make it in a weekend, hang it up, or snuggle under it as its size makes it a flexible accessory for the Holidays.

Photograph by American Quilter magazine. Used with permission.

“Family Traditions” measures 54″ x 56″ and the blocks finish at 12″. When I designed it I was inspired by memories of decorating the Christmas tree with my young sons, and their joy in carefully handling the exquisite ornaments, many of which we had purchased together.

The quilt features fabrics from the ...

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