Author Archive | Carole Lyles Shaw

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Strings and Stars Patriotic Quilt

Here in the USA, we will be celebrating the 4th of July, Memorial Day and other patriotic events before we know it.   The Strings & Stars quilt from Patriotic Modern Quilts is a quick and easy pattern.  It was photographed outdoors in Philadelphia by the talented Kitty Wilkin….isn’t this a perfect setting for a [ …Continue Reading ]

Tea Pot Mat

Inset Circle Tea Pot Mug Rug

Here’s an update on making an inset circle.  It was my Island Batik Try A New Technique Challenge for March 2018.  I used one of my Inset Circle blocks to make a Tea Pot Mug Rug. A couple days ago I posted about learning to make pieced inset circles.  I decided that one of the [ …Continue Reading ]

Raven block finished full no border

Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial

The Island Batik challenge for March 2018 is to Try A New Technique!  I chose to learn the 6 Minute Inset Circle Technique. Here’s my Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial!  As most of you know, in the past, I always cut my curved piecing freehand–no templates or pinning.  My circle shapes aren’t ‘perfect’–they [ …Continue Reading ]

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Using Fibonacci Numbers in Quilt Patterns

Now that I’ve published my first Fibonacci quilt pattern based on Fibonacci math, I’ve been asked why and how I started using Fibonacci Math in creating a quilt design. I was introduced to Fibonacci number series by a quilt colleague who was intrigued by how this number series might add other options for block design.  [ …Continue Reading ]

Island Batik Mod Hearts MiniQuilt

Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt

Our second February challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a mini quilt. So, here’s my Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial! I do love making minis….they are the perfect size to test a new block idea or audition a fabric combination.  I’ve also participated in several really fun mini quilt swaps [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik Mod Hearts Card Tutorial

This is a tutorial on making fused fabric collage greeting cards using Island Batik fabric and my Mod Hearts block in a slightly smaller size than the original miniquilt pattern I blogged about HERE. I decided to use my Island Batik pink and red bundle for these Galentine’s Day Mod Hearts cards. Galentine’s Day was [ …Continue Reading ]

Northern Woods Strips bundle and two coordinating colors, 1.5 yards each

Island Batik Ambassador Update

Disclosure:  The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik and includes products from Aurifil and Hobbs Batting.  Well, the first Island Batik BOX has arrived!!  In January 2018, I was selected to be an Island Batik Ambassador.  I was very excited because I used to work with batiks quite a [ …Continue Reading ]

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Mod Hearts Free Pattern and GiveAway

I’m happy to announce the release of Mod Hearts, a FREE modern quilt pattern and a Fabric GiveAway! I’ve always enjoyed seeing pieced heart blocks in so many quilts–it’s a traditional motif that quilters love. Click this link to download the PDF: Mod Hearts Free Pattern Complete I decided that I wanted to take a [ …Continue Reading ]

Delvin full finished

Sew My Stash 2

I am committed to Sew My Stash 2018! Here’s the latest sew my stash finish in my trio of quilts for a niece and her family who recently bought their first house. For a tutorial on how I made this quilt, go HERE. Finish #3 in this trio of gifts.  It’s a very large lap [ …Continue Reading ]

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New Modern Quilt Workshops

I have two new modern quilt workshops to announce!  And, a brand new sample for a current workshop.  By the way, all of these quilts were made with stash fabric! #sewmystash2017 MidCentury Modern Curve Workshop: Newest Sample I’m really pleased with how this sample quilt turned out.  I used a variety of white tone-on-tones for [ …Continue Reading ]