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 [...]

5 07, 2016

Adventures Fabric

By |July 5th, 2016|My Fabric|8 Comments

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest left me with a deep affection for old-growth trees and the moss that grows on the north side of them. I recently visited Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks with my children and husband, and I was once again drawn to the patterns in the bark and the light filtering [...]

4 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Venus

By |July 4th, 2016|finished quilt|1 Comment

Modern Heritage Quilts is widely available now, and I want to share all of the quilts with you! This pickle dish quilt was expertly piece by my friend Mary Kolb - a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! Traditional Pickle Dish blocks get an added punch with this color [...]

1 07, 2016

No Waste Flying Geese

By |July 1st, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|7 Comments

There are a few tried and true ways to make Flying Geese units, but my favorite is the no waste method that I want to share with you here today! If you haven't made flying geese this way before, it will feel a little odd at first, but when you have a finished set of [...]

30 06, 2016

Fat Quarter Shop’s – Sew Sampler

By |June 30th, 2016|review|0 Comments

I'm pretty practical in my quilting habits, I buy fabric, thread and notions as needed, BUT the Fat Quarter Shop's Sew Sampler is so much fun to get in the mail! Included in this month is Riley Blake's Crayola set of solid fat quarters, the Shimmer pattern by Alison at Cluck, Cluck, Sew, Alphabitties, a 2 [...]

20 06, 2016

Half-Square Triangles Made Two Ways!

By |June 20th, 2016|learning to sew, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|1 Comment

I have a series of quilt block basics to share over the next few weeks, and today we start with half-square triangles! There's a few different ways to make these little units, and I'm sharing my favorite way to make them with accurate results. If you are new to quilting, learning how to make half-square [...]