What better than a playful Red Panda to cheer your wall!! This beguiling creature has the most adorable face. What better than this cute red face peaking over a purple rock!! The fabric choices in my Red Panda pattern shows how stripes can add movement to a quilt. The variety of reads and oranges with [Continue Reading]
Bird of Paradise is a flower I’ve long admired. Stately, elegant and vibrant, this blossom just begs to become a quilt. This is my version of this tropical beauty. In this pattern, I’ve used a variety of prints to create dimension and visual interest. I also like the double border that is part of the [Continue Reading]
You know the old saying, “Unusual times call for lemonade”…. or is it…….”When life hands you lemons, zoom” ? Anyway…. Guilds, Quilt shops and Quilters everywhere have been engaged in helping and staying connected. Every quilter I know has sewn masks (sometimes thousands of them!) and helped neighbors. And Guilds have adopted Zoom and other [Continue Reading]
I’m excited to be posting these two new patterns. The designs are 6 inch blocks and are straight seam designs that are simple to sew. Varying the size of each block in wallhangings will give the quilt some additonal visual interest. Please share photos of your quilts with me! I plan to giving a small [Continue Reading]
When I was young, I remember my Grandmother explaining to me why she still proudly hung a small banner with 4 blue stars in her window. This, she said, was a banner honoring her sons who served in WWII. As each of her boys volunteered for service, another star was added to the banner. [Continue Reading]
I’m excited that my Daylily pattern is now available. It is the newest additional to the Artisan Series of patterns. The gentle curves in the pattern capture the elegance of this flower. All sorts of different fabric choices work well for the integrated border and really help showcase this flower. Available though my Etsy Shop.
Dragonflies (Anisoptera) are wonders of nature. Strong, agile fliers, dragonflies dart effortlessly among stems and flowers. They move easily forward and backward, suddenly change direction and even remain stationary in flight. Their two pairs of wings shimmer with iridescent, metallic-like colors that have long made them a favorite of quilters. Dragonflies are found throughout the [Continue Reading]
I am pleased to announce that Ann Shaw Quilting patterns are now available for sale on Etsy. Click the Etsy logo to go directly to my shop Here you can purchase classic patterns like Gallus gallus And my brand new pattern series: Foliage.
I’m excited to announce that my episode on The Quilt Show is scheduled to air on March 12! Click this LINK to watch the promo for my show. As a bonus, you can view this show for free from March 19th through March 26th. I talk about how my approach to quilting has evolved, [Continue Reading]
Quilters have an enduring appreciation for the simple elegance of leaves. I’m fascinated by the amazing varieties of leaf shapes — from simple curves to complex forms. To honor this bit of nature that surrounds us, I’ve begun a new pattern series, “Foliage”. My first patterns draw on trees that are indigenous to the Pacific [Continue Reading]