Entries by Lee Heinrich

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A Little Retro

I picked out these prints as supplemental fabric for the Three Generations quilt. I especially like the daisy print. One of my grandma’s vintage blocks includes black—a color I probably wouldn’t have chosen to put into this quilt if it had been up to me. But when I found this red, white, and black daisy […]

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Single Girl Quilt

I think the world may have just tilted on its axis. I have completed a bed-sized quilt. A king-size quilt, in fact. Like, to use on a real bed. It will keep us warm when we are sleeping. Yes, it’s true: I have made something that is not only pretty, but useful as well. What […]

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I Found It

So I really wanted to make last year’s Figgy Pudding quilt, with the Christmas trees and the courthouse blocks. But since the Figgy Pudding line is tough to find now, I considered making it in this year’s Basic Grey line, Fruitcake. But I dunno, Fruitcake just wasn’t doing it for me. Which is strange because […]

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Single Girl Shapes Up

She’s shaping up!Yes, all my quarter-blocks are sewn. I laid out the entire quilt on my dining room floor. (It’s the only room in my house with enough floor space—and that’s only after moving the table way off to the side.) I’m now in the process of sewing it together. I have to say, laying […]

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Three Generations Quilt

A few months ago, my 87-year-old grandma sent me five curved-pinwheel quilt blocks. This adorable woman hand-pieced the blocks in the late 60s and early 70s, but never got around to finishing the quilt. When she heard I had taken up quilting, she wondered if I might want to put these blocks to use. I […]

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My Single Girl

Oh, how I love Denyse Schmidt’s Single Girl. I’ve been wanting to make this quilt for ages. I literally wanted to make it before I even knew how to sew. In fact, DS quilts are what originally made me want to learn how to sew. Single Girl is everything I love about modern quilting: Bold, […]

Here I Am

To blog or not to blog. I’ve been debating it for a while. On paper, I think I’d make an excellent quilt blogger. I love modern quilting—I spend almost every spare minute sewing. I’m a graphic designer, so modern quilting really appeals to my design sensibilities, and I think that qualifies me to write about […]