Thursday, June 14, 2018

Moving along to Block 2

It's Block 2 Woven-time
The great thing about laying out your units is getting to play around with color and placement, I changed my colorway twice before deciding on this one, I just had to add a little hint of sage green.  I hope everyone is keeping up and enjoying the Block of the Week!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Block of the Week

The Free Block of the Week Program has begun and we are just so delighted that so many are participating!  I thought it would be fun to post my blocks as we go along.  This quilt is pretty and incorporates alot of different prints and colors so you can use up fabrics from your stash.  If you are interested just sign up for my newsletter and join In!  I'm sewing along with everyone, so I thought I'd share my block, here's the first one-Woven Star-

Always Quilting,
Teresa

Sunday, May 6, 2018

FREE BLOCK OF THE WEEK PROGRAM!

We are so excited to introduce a free block of the week program!  Starting June 1st.  Please join us!  Just sign up for our newsletter or go to our website and you will receive instructions to make blocks to complete this gorgeous quilt!
Always Quilting,
Teresa

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Heirloom Quilting Company: The Makings of a Sampler -size matters

Heirloom Quilting Company: The Makings of a Sampler -size matters: Now that I have chosen favorite colors, a setting layout and I selected a block size, now it's time for me to fiqure out what size do ...

The Makings of a Sampler -size matters

Now that I have chosen favorite colors, a setting layout and I selected a block size, now it's time for me to fiqure out what size do I want my sampler quilt to be?  Wall, throw, bed size? I decided on a throw size so I will need to measure and fiqure out how many blocks I will need to make to make a throw size quilt.  Since I am choosing an point setting I need to measure my blocks from corner to corner. roughly 13 7/8 minus seam allowance the number is approximately 12 .An excellenct resource for size,charts & setting ideas is the Quilter's All in one Reference tool ,so six blocks down would bring me to about 72 inches in length. For the width I need to factor in the sashing I want in between my rows,  My sashing will be 3" wide finished, so with 4 sashing rows and 3 block rows, my width will be about 48 inches across, now that seems not wide enough for me so I may adjust my sashing width on the first and last sashing strips, I will need to make 18 nine inch blocks, once I get those sewn together I will need to think about my setting and corner triangles because I have chosen an point setting. I have completed 12 blocks so far so just six more to go!
Next up will be the setting triangles and corner triangles , so until next time,
Always Quilting,
Teresa

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Heirloom Quilting Company: The Making of a Sampler Quilt

Heirloom Quilting Company: The Making of a Sampler Quilt: A recent trip out to Lancaster Pennsylvania, I spotted a quilt folded on a rocking chair sitting on a porch as we drove by, I was so inspi...

The Making of a Sampler Quilt

A recent trip out to Lancaster Pennsylvania, I spotted a quilt folded on a rocking chair sitting on a porch as we drove by, I was so inspired by the quilt even though it was just a glance, I knew when I got home I would be headed right to the sewing room,  Yes, it happens just like that!  My first step in the planning process was to choose the colorway, not hard since the quilt I had seen was pretty similar to the colors in Evelyn's Homestead by Betsy Chutchian, so I grabbed a layer cake and laid out every single one.  Then I had to choose the blocks for my sampler, big small? simple or complicated? With so many block ideas available it wasn't hard to find that I like 9 Inch finished blocks and I wanted simple not to complicated or time consuming,  Okay so far so good, now what?  time to choose the setting, straight, diagonal ,on point?  The quilt I had seen was on point with a sashing in between the long rows with a light setting triangles, so that's what I chose. So a simple road map and a plan,  I can't wait to see it finished.
Sometimes it just takes a little inspiration, even when you least expect it to set you off on a new project.  All you need is 1. Inspiration, 2. your favorite colors. 3.a road map to know where you are going and how long it's going to take you to get there!