I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
Celebrate Memorial Day and the 4th of July with a quilt project using this easy pieced block, compliments of the designer. The scrappy heart in patriotic colors is perfect for a quilt, a placemat, a wall hanging, a banner--or even a pot holder. Show your love of country in red-white-and-blue or stitch it up in other favorite color combos. Of course, it's great in pinks and red for quilted Valentine's projects, too! This easy-to-piece block is a great scrap buster! Cutting directions are given for three finished block sizes: 14", 10-1/2", or 7". Make as many as you need for the project you have in mind. Use scraps, pre-cuts, fat quarters, or fat eighths in your collection. Test your color combos using the blank blocks on page 4 of the directions. Let me see how you use this block--send a jpg to me at firstname.lastname@example.org