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June 15, 2021
Piecing Playtime 9 from Virtual Quilter

Coloring is a bit on the dull side, but I think the contrast is about right.

Both designs are very interesting!

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May 29, 2021
Patchwork Jigsaw PJ 1234 1, 2, 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

In my library of Patchwork Jigsaws this blocks full number is 1234 1234 1234 1234 which is based on the direction the quarter circle faces in each quarter of the block. Here are two often used colorizations of the block.

And something a bit more adventurous.

Yes, exactly the same blocks, but with the colours. Even if you had not had an alcoholic drink in your life this would cause a few headaches resembling a hangover!

Much less of a headache with the one above.

And something much simpler as the last design for today.

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May 3, 2021
More Winding Ways Inspiration from Stof genoeg

A third post with Winding Ways quilt designs! XXX Annika Continue reading

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May 2, 2021
Inklingoable Winding Ways quilt designs from Stof genoeg

More Inklingoable Winding Ways quilt designs. This time combined with Inklingo Sunflowers. Continue reading

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April 30, 2021
Winding Ways Book and Quilt Designs from Stof genoeg

Some Inklingoable Winding Ways Quilt designs - inspired by Linda Franz' wonderful new book! XXX Annika Continue reading

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April 28, 2021
Little & Large Winding Ways from Quilt Obsession

The Inklingo 12″ Winding Ways collection was released on the weekend and I immediately printed enough for one block. I initially thought I’d make a lap quilt using the large block in a different fabric but, as soon as I got the collection, I decided to do just one of the block for now in the same red and white as the tiny 3″ blocks. This is going to be the centre of the quilt and will be surrounded by lots and lots of the tiny ones.

The back, after pressing and grading the seams. The one long centre ...

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April 22, 2021
Lots of Winding Ways from Quilt Obsession

I am finding the Inklingo 3″ Deluxe Winding Ways blocks absolutely irresistible.

So much so I had to make a couple with these little floral and soft green fabrics. This is one of the variations in the Deluxe collection – the centre, dividing pieces are just a bit larger. The camera doesn’t seem to like these fabrics as this looks much prettier in person than it does in the photo! There will be a few more made with these fabrics and they’re going to be, I think, turned into a special mug rug for someone. I think that all ...

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April 14, 2021
French General Miniatures from Quilt Obsession

Typing that heading made me think of Laura Secord Miniatures. A good friend used to get a box of Laura Secord Miniature chocolates for Christmas every year. No one — and I mean no one — got to touch that box. She absolutely loved them but then the Laura Secord store that was close by closed and no more of the miniatures.

My French General miniatures are much less fattening! It all began with Winding Ways, Quilting the Inklingo Way, Linda Franz’ new book. While it uses Winding Ways block, the lessons taught in it are applicable to any block plus lots ...

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March 22, 2021
Fireworks! from Quilt Obsession

There’s another project box that got opened. Upon opening it, I found this – everything for Christmas Fireworks (Midnight Fireworks from Millefiori Quilts 1) with all the centre stars done.

Beneath the stars? All the pieces to finish each of the 35 blocks.

The stars began with this fabric. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it as I knew it was perfect for some fussy cutting/printing. I’ve used it in this Christmas Fireworks project and plan to use it in another project that’s not yet started.

When I began this way back in ...

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March 18, 2021
Pastel Winding Ways from Quilt Obsession

Another project box got pulled out over the past year. I couldn’t remember what was in it so when I opened it to find four stacks of pieces for 4.5″ Winding Ways blocks I was thrilled! I like these small ones but I can’t wait to play with the 3″ Winding Ways Inklingo collection that is going to be released sometime soon. I’m already thinking of what fabrics might be just perfect for it – tiny blocks in which every seam involves curved piecing? The perfect fit for me!!

There was a little stack of completed blocks ...

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February 18, 2021
Breaking News! A finished quilt from Fabrics 'n Flowers

I will never complain about getting to make stuff with pretty fabrics, but sometimes it’s HARD not to share those

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December 8, 2020
Quilting Skills I Wish I Had from Carol Lyles Shaw

Today’s Blog Writing Challenge prompt is ” Skills I Wish I Had”. I would love to be able to create color transparency.  I’ve taken a couple of workshops and I’ve tried it but this technique does not come easily to me.  I think it’s why I love ombre fabrics so much–they create transparency effects for …

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December 6, 2020
My Views on Unfinished Quilts from Carol Lyles Shaw

Oldest UFO is today’s prompt for the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge. I don’t have many old UFO’s–I dislike having them taking up room in my home.  What I DO have are quilts without their bindings….so I confess to that. Unfinished quilts exist in many quilter closets. We can call them UFO’s [unfinished objects] or …

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December 2, 2020
Real Sewing Space from Carol Lyles Shaw

I love seeing the #honestcraftroom on Instagram–it definitely helps to know that most of us don’t work in professionally decorated studio sets. Of course, a woman can always dream about a 400 square foot space with long design walls and built in overhead LED lights….and an assistant to do the pressing and cleaning up.  Sigh…….. …

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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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November 10, 2020
2021 Online Quilt Classes, New Quilts and New Website from Carol Lyles Shaw

I’ve been remiss in blog posting for the past few months.  I have lots of excuses….that’s all irrelevant. The good news is that I’m back on schedule and I have lots of interesting news to report! I also have some brand new versions of some of my favorite quilts to share. New Website Design I’m …

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November 9, 2020
Inspired by Nature Island Batik Blog Hop - A Cloudy Rainbow from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Today is the 1st day of the
Island Batik Ambassador
Inspired by Nature Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are being showcased.

What better way to show the gorgeous new Island Batik fabric collections
than with a fun blog hop?

I'm thrilled to share my quilt today,
"A Cloudy Rainbow"


featuring the new summer 2020 Island Batik collection, Bliss by Barbara Persing.


During the next three weeks of the Inspired by Nature Blog Hop,
 the team of twenty-five Ambassadors will be sharing projects made with new Island Batik collections we received in our second Island Batik Ambassador ...

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October 15, 2020
Piecing Playtime 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first one.

Change it around a bit and I still like it.

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September 25, 2020
Quentin’s Quilting 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

I love it … although it is a bit blue. I do like the quilting design as it is clean and simple, and would be suitable to use with most of our modern waddings which are much less likely to fall to pieces inside a quilt than the waddings used a fifty to hundred years ago.

I would use less quilting in the border though.

Love the second one too, but some quilting in the border would be a good idea!

Talking about quilting, here is a link to an article about markers to use on fabric.

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September 7, 2020
Piecing Playtime 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

Not my favourite colours, but an interesting design.

I like the second one!

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