Sweet Sixteen and Red Threads


It's that time of year when I bring you something new for your summertime stitching. This summer I have two new stitch-alongs for you. I hope you'll join me for both of them!

Isn't this a great depression era quilt? It's part of the Sentimental Stitches quilt collection and Lily took to it right away when I brought it out on the deck.  Almost all of the blocks can be rotary cut and machine pieced. The little hearts are applique but you can substitute another block if applique isn't your thing. 

Start pulling together your favorite scraps, fat quarters, fat eighths, or layer cakes, and join me for 16 weeks beginning September 1st to recreate this wonderful depression-era quilt. The only large pieces of fabric you'll need are your background and backing but you could make those scrappy too! 

The finished size is 54" x 65" so it's a great lap quilt which is why I'm considering making mine using red and green fabrics for the holiday.  With the addition of a couple of borders, you'll have a queen-size quilt! I show you how.

  •   I’ll be providing you with a pattern via email each Friday for 16 weeks beginning on September 1 st
  • Use any fabrics you like - this is a scrappy quilt and there are no right or wrong choices.
  • Some weeks you'll make one block and some you'll make more. I'll be alternating between the singles and multiples so no one gets overwhelmed.
  • color photo of each block will be included with your patterns.
  • One-time fee for the entire project

Sign up here to make Sweet Sixteen

I recently acquired this amazing redwork quilt and decided it was just too wonderful not to share with everyone. The embroidery designs are both unique and beautiful. The pieced sashing makes this quilt a real gem. I hope you'll enjoy creating your own heirloom week by week.

You'll be surprised each week with a beautiful and not-too-difficult block to embroider. 

The finished size if you recreate the antique quilt is 81" x 81". I'm also giving you instructions to make the quilt finish 88" x 88" if you want to make a queen-size quilt.

  • I’ll be providing you with a pattern via email each Friday for 50 weeks (49 embroidery blocks and sashing instructions.
  • The one-time fee covers all 49 blocks for the entire year.
  • The first block will be emailed on September 1
  • Use any thread and fabric color you like.  I own embroidered quilts made using red, cheddar, pink, and blue thread. You could use multi-color threads so there's no wrong choice.

Sign up here to make Red Threads

Happy Stitching,


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