Entries by Lee Heinrich

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Three Generations Top

My Three Generations quilt top is finally done and off to the long-arm quilter. What a relief! My goal with this quilt was to create something that was both vintage and modern at the same time. I wanted it to look as though it owed something to every time period during which it was worked […]

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On Deadline

Happy Monday! I had some pesky social obligations this weekend, not to mention a smallish volunteer project for my daughter’s preschool, so I didn’t get as much sewing done as I had hoped. Amongst all that, I did manage to make a little progress on my Three Generations quilt. Not much, but a little. I’ll […]

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Circles

Today’s happiness: Perfect little yellow circles, ready to be appliqued onto my Three Generations quilt. Twenty of ’em, ready to go! Aren’t they cute? I used this tutorial to make my circles. (For what it’s worth, I don’t have the mylar circles mentioned in the tutorial. I made my own circle template out of sturdy […]

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A Brand New Plan

So I have completely scrapped my original plan for the Three Generations quilt. I made some of the alternating blocks (as shown in my digital “sketch” in this post). Somehow those blocks were both too plain, and took away too much of the focus away from the vintage pinwheel blocks. I’m not sure how it […]

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Fall Equinox

The equinox was yesterday (or today, depending on where you are in the world), and what better way to celebrate fall than by finishing a quilt top in some lovely autumnal colors? My Fat Quarterly Quilt Along top is done! And I completely love it! I was a few blocks short of what was needed […]

The Fabric Fairy

So my 4-year-old and I walked down to the mailbox together on Friday, and oh happy day, there was fabric in there. It was the “Doe, a Deer” custom bundle from Fabric Worm. (I’m trying to collect enough pink and green fat quarters to make a bed-sized quilt for my daughter.) As I pulled that […]

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Knocking Out Blocks

Got some work done today on my Fat Quarterly Quilt Along blocks. I’m really liking the solid colors I chose (there will also be blocks with printed centers and solid on the outside). I’m not really planning anything out. Whatever feels right at the moment becomes a block, and I’ll just have to wait and […]

Thanks

Thank you to everyone for your nice comments about my Single Girl quilt! When I started this blog I wasn’t sure if anybody would be interested enough to read it—there are just so many wonderful quilting blogs out there, it’s hard to imagine my brand new little blog would catch anybody’s eye. So I’ve really […]

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Quilting Along

I’m jumping on board a little late, but I’ve decided to do the Fat Quarterly Quilt Along. My first quilt-along! I’m looking forward to it! I’m using a jelly roll of Wildwood by Erin McMorris, along with solids in greens, oranges, and yellows. Believe it or not, in addition to being my first quilt-along, this […]