Another Happy Block quilt

Linda and her group made this gorgeous quilt. You can see more photos on her website and instructions to get you started on one of your own are here.



Linda just finished 3 Quilts of Valor…can you guess which is my favorite?


Tired of winter?

Pull out those bright strings and brighten up your day while making a HeartStrings quilt for someone in need.


More Happy Blocks

The New Year’s sew along is finished but we’ll continue to make Happy Blocks during the month of January. If you’d like to make some and send them in for group quilts, check the instructions here.

I love how Stephanie laid her blocks out in this one.


We’re making Happy Blocks!

Cathy made a top with hearts!


And Betty made a twisted version.


Are you ready for Happy Blocks?

We’re having another holiday sew along and we’re making Happy Blocks. It’s been a few years since since our first Happy Block project and it’s time for another.

We’ll start on January 1st, New Year’s Day, and sew through the weekend but feel free to start early! Stephanie has already made a set of blocks and it’s not even Christmas yet. We’ll continue making blocks through the month of January and you can send them in for group quilts, assemble a top and send the top in for completion, or finish the quilt yourself and donate it locally.

Here’s a photo from the last project to inspire you – this was a group at a WI/MN sew-in assembling blocks sent in.


Happy Block Instructions

And if you’re making the top or entire quilt yourself and would like a grown up version using a package of Charm Squares … I have instructions for that too. Instructions for my Charmed Squares quilt.


Do you sense a theme here?

Cathy has finished a 3rd top for our current Black and White project … She used another polka dot fabric for her centers and I love how all of hers turned out.


There’ still one more week to participate … The Black and White project ends on October 31. Details are at this link.

More quilts from our Black and White project

This one is from Joyce


This one from Sarah


And this one from Cathy – don’t you love the polka dots!


Remember, our project continues through the end of October and if you’re sending in blocks you should use a red center with your black and white prints. If you’re making the entire set of 48 or completing the top yourself you can use any color to accent the black and white!

A couple recent finishes

One of the fun things about HeartStrings is working with other quilters. I had the pleasure of quilting and binding these two string tops.

This one pieced by Tish


And this one by Jackie


Both of these will be donated in Maine.

Another group effort

A top pieced by a group in California, quilted by Teresa, a volunteer in PA will be donated along with an earlier quilt to a local domestic violence shelter. The quilt back was also donated but I’m afraid I don’t remember who pieced this particular back.