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|1 Comment

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 [...]

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 [...]

16 06, 2016

The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting :: Review & Giveaway

By | June 16th, 2016|books, give away, review|42 Comments

My friends liZ and Elizabeth have a new book - The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting - and it is stunning! If you know their blog, Simple Simon and Company, their book is a great companion in their signature style with beautifully styled photos and cheery, modern fabrics throughout. liZ and Elizabeth sew all sorts of [...]

26 05, 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block :: Simple Surprises

By | May 26th, 2016|books, pattern|7 Comments

I've mentioned The Splendid Sampler a few times here, and I'm glad to share my block with all of you today! When I looked at designing a 6" block, my initial thought was to keep it simple and yet add movement. Many months later, and many complicated blocks too - I'm sure many of you will [...]