Madly Modern Quilts Published!

My Madly Modern Quilts book is published!!

Madly Modern QuiltsI’ve been working on a book about modern quilts for about two years and now I can see the results of my labor.

Talk about doing a happy dance–champagne and french fries and chocolate for everyone!!  OK–that’s a weird combination, but those are some of my favorite foods.  But I couldn’t eat anyway–I’m too darned happy to eat!!

You can purchase the book now through my eStore.


If you’d like to encourage your local quilt shop to carry my book, please have them contact me.


There are 11 quilt projects and lots of ideas on how to customize to make unique quilts from these patterns.   The patterns are suitable for any level quilter.  They are also great for traditional quilters who want to experiment with guidance!  I’ll be posting more resources and instructions for these projects HERE  so check back often after you purchase the book.

The book has tutorials on useful modern quilt techniques including:

  • How to piece a long ‘slow curve’ block
  • How to cut out and piece a quarter circle curve without templates or piecing
  • How to improvisationally piece blocks — including fractured blocks
  • How to choose modern fabrics for a project

And, I teach these projects in my workshops–contact me if your guild would like to invite me to teach for you.

Click HERE for my workshop descriptions and HERE for my teaching calendar.

Photo 2 Sewing Curve

Piecing a curved quarter circle block–no templates, no pinning!

Curved piecing







Close up improv strip pieced in

Project detail–improvisationally pieced border


Marsala Improv Detail 1

Easy tutorial for improvisational piecing and instructions for making half-square triangle blocks included

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13 Responses to Madly Modern Quilts Published!

  1. trueblue92 June 17, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to dive in.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw June 17, 2016 at 9:51 am #

      Thanks so much–Let me know what you like. I’m working on my next two books so feedback will be helpful.

  2. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl June 17, 2016 at 10:21 am #

    Congratulations, that is a huge accomplishment! 🙂

  3. Connie Heller June 17, 2016 at 11:09 am #

    Congratulations! I’ll check it out at my local quilting shop, and encourage them to carry if they don’t have a plan to do so!

  4. Juanita June 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm #


  5. Paige June 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

    Congratulations Carole! Wonderful news!

  6. msjacoleman June 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    Congrats on your book… I am in, No Pins, No Template, Quick and Easy. My kind of projects.

  7. Roxanne Kermidas June 18, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    So excited for your new book release Congrats!

  8. Pat G June 18, 2016 at 8:31 am #

    So happy for you! I’ll be ordering my book this weekend. Like the idea of champagne and fires too. Congrats

  9. Gypsy Moon Quilt Co. June 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    Wonderful news, Carole! Your books looks fantastic! Congrats! 🙂

  10. Gwen June 19, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    Keep trying to order your book – Creatrspace keeps looping & will not process payment

    Gwen Maxwell-Williams

    • Carole Lyles Shaw June 19, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

      Hi Gwen,
      So sorry to hear that you’re having an issue with the CreateSpace website. I suggest you contact their customer service or try logging out, clearing your browser and logging back in. Thanks for ordering the book–I appreciate your support.

  11. this mom quilts June 19, 2016 at 10:22 pm #

    Congratulations Carole! That is an amazingly huge accomplishment.

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