15 08, 2018

Heartland Heritage — August

By | 2018-08-15T13:15:05+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|1 Comment

In the month of August for the Heartland Heritage pattern we are making the Sweet Pea block! The Sweet Pea is a just that! A cute little block that adds a pop of color in your quilt. Sweet Pea I adore this sweet little block, and how quickly it comes together. Making the flying-geese units, [...]

11 07, 2018

Heartland Heritage – July

By | 2018-07-11T00:32:06+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along, Sewing Tips!|1 Comment

In the month of July for the Heartland Heritage pattern we are making the Sewing Machine block! The Sewing Machine is a favorite, full of whimsy and lots of little pieces. Sewing Machine I can hear you thinking -- Wait...little pieces? Skip! Those are the worst, so fiddly and easily lost in my space. I [...]

13 06, 2018

Heartland Heritage – June

By | 2018-06-13T00:27:26+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|2 Comments

Looking for some extra sunshine? Our Sunshine block is the perfect dose of happy in a quilt! I love  the simplicity of the Sunshine block from the Heartland Heritage pattern. Sunshine Sunshine is made with half-square triangle units, which is hopefully second nature for you by now! Having three fabrics in the block makes it [...]

16 05, 2018

Heartland Heritage — May

By | 2018-05-15T23:10:44+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|0 Comments

The Heartland Heritage block for May is the Puppy Love block! It's such a fun block to sew up too! Puppy Love Once all the cutting is complete, I like to lay out all the pieces in the block formation. Being a visual person it helps to see how it will come together.   Bias [...]

11 04, 2018

Heartland Heritage — April

By | 2018-04-11T11:21:02+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|0 Comments

The Heartland Heritage block for April is Posy. Posy is an adorable small block that packs a punch! These little units are so fun to make, and add a great pop of color to your quilt. For this quilt I'm using my Wanderlust fabrics, however my original quilt is super scrappy! More Posy Blocks If [...]

14 03, 2018

Heartland Heritage — March

By | 2018-03-14T11:12:17+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|3 Comments

The Heartland Heritage block for March is Star Bright. Star Bright is a cheery block with a few special units to make it a show stopper in any quilt. Those special units are the hourglass sections, and I thought I would share with you my process for accuracy in your quilt. As included in the [...]

14 02, 2018

Heartland Heritage — February

By | 2018-04-13T06:52:36+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|3 Comments

The Heartland Heritage block for February is called Barnyard. Barnyard is a simple and sweet little Log Cabin barn with a patch of grass to set the stage.  The Barnyard block is fun to sew together with just a few basic shapes. Let's look at the one piece you may need to stop and think [...]

10 01, 2018

Heartland Heritage – January

By | 2018-01-10T08:53:39+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|2 Comments

As promised, I'm back with a finished block! The Heartland Heritage January block is called Wildflower. Wildflower is one of my favorite blocks in the quilt too! It's worth repeating that the Heartland Heritage desk calendar has the pattern included. Each month you turn the calendar around to get busy at your sewing machine! I [...]

13 12, 2017

2018 Sew Along

By | 2017-12-12T15:07:06+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Block of the Month, Inspiring Stitches|6 Comments

Hi there! Are you finished with your holiday shopping? Me either, but I am making Sew Along plans for the new year! Heartland Heritage makes for the perfect Sew Along project, and each month I'm planning to share my sewn blocks with you in this space. I'd love to have you join me on this [...]

7 11, 2017

Inspiring Stitches at Quilt Market

By | 2017-11-07T12:10:41+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Inspiring Stitches, Market|1 Comment

As you know, I've been working with my friend Heather Valentine on a new business this year. We decided mid-year that we should take our Inspiring Stitches calendar to Quilt Market. Once decided, we worked really hard to make it happen! In the past when I've gone to Market, I arrive and there's a small [...]

14 08, 2017

Inspiring Stitches & Heartland Heritage

By | 2017-11-17T09:15:01+00:00 August 14th, 2017|finished quilt, Inspiring Stitches, pattern|3 Comments

Hi there! First, I need to tell you about Inspiring Stitches - it's a brand new company that I've started with my really good friend Heather. I say really good friend, because that's what you have to be to work together the way business owners do! We have repeatedly surprised ourselves by the way we [...]