Log Cabin Quilts

Are you ready to use your leftover strips and strings in another way? One of my favorites is a Strips and Strings Log Cabin. You can find instructions at the link above and here’s a version pieced by JulieC


Watermelon Summer

Isn’t that a great name for Beth’s quilt? There’s still time this summer for you to make a set of blocks. Won’t you join in?


Upcoming Sew-in

August 11 is our next WI/MN Sew-in at Roberts, WI. We’ll start at 8:30ish and work until 3:00 or so. Bring your sewing equipment, a dish to share and come to enjoy the day. We always have a great time and get a lot done. This is a very productive group. Our emphasis this time will be on quilts for children of all ages for our local Holiday Angels group to present to those children this coming Christmas

Please contact us with questions (link on the right sidebar)


Kathy’s RWB top is a beauty.


Pink and Blue

More challenge quilts from Australia. The pink was made by Julie and the blue by Stephanie. Won’t you join us and make a set of blocks? Details can be found here



The Aussies have been busy

Stephanie shared these two tops ready for binding … The blue/green one was made by her and the one on the bottom by Julie.


And she’s got block sets too. The first two are pieced by Stephanie and the third set with the red centers are Marlene’s first HeartStrings blocks.




You can see we’re having lots of fun with our 2012 Block Challenge. You can find the details for joining in here.

Here’s a fun string quilt

Finished by MaryH and she writes:

This one is made of string blocks that a member gave to be finished by someone (ME!). I have no idea how it was supposed to look, but this is how it turned out! I don’t know the name of the block or pattern, but it was fun to finish and is backed with a lovely dark purple flannel. It will make a nice warm quilt for a child.

It will given to local charities here in Spokane through our WSQ quilt guild Mountain of Quilts.


Maryland Sew -in

Happy Block Sewing Day in Maryland

Date: Saturday May 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Mother Seton Parish Hall in Germantown Maryland
Street: 19951 Father Hurley Blvd
City State Zip: Germantown Maryland

Join us for the Happy Block Party with luncheon on Sat 5/19/12
at the corner of Father Hurley Blvd/Middlebrook Road Germantown MD. Sign up on the HeartString file section so we have enough food and prizes for all attendees. Contact Annewtrudel@yahoo.com for sign up.

Another pretty one

Pieced by Beth, this one will go to Kathleen to be quilted and donated. Working together we finish more quilts.


Participants from all over

While not everyone is able to participate in our sew-in’s in person, we do get great support from the group who send in blocks and supplies to support our efforts. Prior to our sew-in yesterday Luisa and 6 friends from Italy had sent in a number of block sets to be assembled and donated.

Sue and her Mom assembled a number of the tops before the sew-in and you can see those and others assembled at the sew-in yesterday at this link.

Sheree shows off one of the block sets sent by Luisa and the top she assembled from them.