5 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Soaring

By |August 5th, 2016|finished quilt|2 Comments

Soaring from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is a great way to explore value in your quilts. Soaring was beautifully pieced by my friend Melissa Corry – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The design in this quilt top reminds me of birds in flight. The transition from light to dark fabrics in [...]

3 08, 2016

The Splendid Sampler – Halfway there!

By |August 3rd, 2016|work in progress|296 Comments

Hello fellow Splendid Sampler Sewists! I'm so excited about this project, and reaching the mid-point! I'm here to let you know that it's ok if you don't have all the blocks done -- It's ok. There's a number of things that have kept me from sewing my Splendid Sampler blocks, want a quick look? In [...]

2 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Mingle

By |August 2nd, 2016|finished quilt|1 Comment

Modern Heritage Quilts is widely available now, and I want to share all of the quilts with you! This sweet baby quilt, Mingle, was expertly piece by my friend Mary Kolb – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! I designed this minimal block to make a star when four blocks are set [...]

1 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Abloom

By |August 1st, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Abloom from my new book, Modern Heritage Quilts is a great example of a traditional block in a modern setting! I enlarged the blocks to make them the unique focal point in a soft sea of grey fabric. The Flowering Snowball block was one of many patterns made widely available by the Ladies Art Company [...]

29 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Tunnels

By |July 29th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Tunnels from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is a fun use of scraps from multiple projects. Tunnels was beautifully pieced by my friend Shelly Pagliai – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! When designing quilts, I often take cues from traditional blocks and look for a way [...]

27 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Brilliance

By |July 27th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Brilliance from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is a fun use of scraps from multiple projects. Brilliance was beautifully pieced by my friend Melissa Corry – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The traditional square Snowball block has been used in many quilts as an alternate block [...]

25 07, 2016

Three Basic Quilt Block Units!

By |July 25th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|0 Comments

For many beginner quilters, knowing where to start is the hardest part of learning to quilt. Here I've pulled three tutorials of basic quilt block units or elements and show you how to make them, and make them the size that you want to make! Half - Square Triangle Units two ways Four Patch Units [...]

15 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Serendipity

By |July 15th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Serendipity from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts, happens to be the quilt on the cover of the book, and among my favorite in the book. Serendipity was beautifully pieced by my friend Megan Pitz – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! Serendipity is made of Rocky Road to Kansas blocks, which have come [...]

13 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Superstar

By |July 13th, 2016|finished quilt|2 Comments

Superstar from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts, is crisp and bright. Superstar was beautifully pieced by my friend Megan Pitz– a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! Oversized blocks are a fun way to update a traditional block such as this one, the Odd Fellows Star. It was named after a fraternal order [...]

12 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Chic Mania

By |July 12th, 2016|finished quilt|3 Comments

Chic Mania from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts, is a mix of earthy greens and grey with a soft neutral background. Chic Mania was beautifully pieced by my friend Tricia Poolson - a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The traditional block used in "Chic Mania" has many names, Courthouse [...]

11 07, 2016

Four Patch Units

By |July 11th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|0 Comments

Four Patch Units are a great basic for any quilters design tool box! Having the know-how to make these pretty little units any size, with consistently matching points is a great skill, and one that I rely upon often. I'm sharing a quick pieced unit here, and in the one-sheet I have instructions for strip piecing if [...]

6 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: The Comfort Quilt

By |July 6th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

The Comfort Quilt from my new book, Modern Heritage Quilts is one of my most favorite quilts ever. I attempted to use as many fabrics as possible in the quilt top, and love the scrappy background prints too! I really makes each of the cross blocks stand out. There's something special about a scrappy cross [...]