23 September 2019

Recess {Moda Schoolhouse Blog Hop}

Hey there! Welcome to Day 1 of the Moda Schoolhouse Blog Hop. I've created a playful little block for you called Recess--though maybe I shouldn't say 'little' since it finishes at 18"! 
First off, you can grab the free PDF pattern here.
Make one block into a pillow, stitch up a few for an autumn table runner--or make sixteen for a nice big quilt (72" x 72"). I've mocked it up in my Harvest Road fabrics (shipping to shops the end of October). I think this collection could produce a lot of pretty block combinations, what do you think?
If you'd like to check out the other designers' Schoolhouse blocks, here is the full schedule:
9.23.19: Lella Boutique and Sherri & Chelsi 
9.24.19: Kansas Troubles 
9.25.19: Crystal Manning and Me & My Sister
9.26.19: Jan Patek
9.27.19: Robin Pickens and Corey Yoder
9.30.19: BasicGrey
10.1.19: Betsy Chutchian and Lisa Bongean
10.2.19: American Jane
10.3.19: Kathy Schmitz
10.4.19: Zen Chic and Deb Strain
Thanks for stopping by!

22 September 2019

Leaves of Change

I adore the moment I get to bring 'the leaf quilt' out of hiding every September.
I didn't always like this quilt. It was something I started five years ago, in the middle of my marriage falling apart. I needed something to distract myself with and this was it. By the time things officially ended, I couldn't stand the sight of it. I thought about getting rid of it, but it ended up in a closet, happily forgotten.  
I rediscovered it a couple years ago, while unpacking boxes at my house. And guess what? It didn't hurt to see it. In fact, I found that I loved it again. Healing had come so gradually that I hadn't fully realized it until I saw it in the quilt. The visual of the changing autumn leaves remains a beautiful reminder of pain and new life.  
leavesofchange block
It's taken forever, but after much prodding, I've written a pattern for it. It's called Leaves of Change and is available for $5 in my shop (PDF only). It's made with a Jelly Roll (40 strips 2 1/2" x WOF) of Persimmon fabric by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. (You could also substitute scraps.) Quilting by Abby Latimer.

02 September 2019

Cottage Blossoms in September

Cottage Blossoms quilt HR2 
Time for a new $5 Pattern of the Month! Since autumn is on its way (and Harvest Road is shipping late next month), I think Cottage Blossoms makes the perfect fit. 
LB142 Cottage Blossoms Cover 
Make it scrappy with a Layer Cake (42 squares 10" x 10"), or choose 10 of your favorite fat quarters like I did. I am pretty smitten over the navy background but which do you like best? Navy or lighter? Both of the background prints come from the Harvest Road collection.
Cottage Blossoms HR
It's available in PDF or printed booklets, just click here for more info
 Oh and if you'd like a chance to win a bunch of Jelly Rolls, head over to my facebook page here or instagram page here quick--winner will be chosen Wednesday morning 9//4/19. Happy Monday!