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Heartfelt Block of the Week

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Sign up to make this classic quilt inspired by a circa 1860 antique quilt. Almost all of the blocks are pieced but I'm adding a touch of applique now and then.

The antique quilt was indigo blue and white but my heart sang when I saw the upcoming Roselyn fabric collection by Minnick and Simpson. I'll be using those fabrics to make my quilt and am starting with a fat quarter bundle.

Don't worry if red and white isn't your style because I designed this quilt so everyone can use their favorite fabrics to create a Heartfelt quilt in a style all their own! Reproductions - 1930s - Scrappy - Tula Pink or Kaffe - they'll all work!

  • 30 different quilt blocks
  • For 30 weeks
  • 85" x 105" quilt
  • Receive a patchwork or applique block pattern via email each Friday
  • One time fee
  • Receive your first block Feb 12 (Supply List emailed after sign up)
  • We'll be sharing our progress in the Sentimental Stitchers Facebook Group

 To answer some questions you may have -

This quilt is a bit of a surprise or mystery quilt if you want to call it that because I'm not showing you the blocks ahead of time. The layout is pictured below. I'll email the supply list within a week of your sign-up date.

We'll be making eight-inch blocks. Some weeks you'll make one block and some weeks you'll make more than one of that week's block. The blocks are easy enough for new quilters and challenging enough to make the experienced quilter smile. I've decided to work on happy, cheerful projects during 2021 and want this to be fun and something you look forward to each week.My Facebook Groups have always been amazing at helping each other whenever there's a question or someone wants an opinion so I encourage everyone to join if you're not already a member!

Patterns will be emailed directly to you each Friday beginning on February 12. You'll receive an email each Friday for the next 30 weeks.  We'll be finished in time to have your quilt ready for the holidays if you want. 

If you'd like to use the same fabrics I'll be using you can see them on the Moda website - HERE

The fabric collection is - Roselyn by Minnick and Simpson - available February 2021

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Ella Maria Deacon Quilt – Month 16

Hello to all the Ella Maria Deacon quilters! I've got a great mix of blocks for you this month. I think you'll enjoy the mix of patchwork and applique. Let's take a look at them.

Block 61

attributed to: William D Coles

What a great pieced block! We have templates for this block. Remember to add your seam allowance to the fabric when cutting your pieces and it should go together quilt easy.

Block 62

attributed to: Ruth Anns Buzby / Rancocas

Does this one look familiar? You've made one of these before. I didn't realize there were two of these in the quilt. With so many blocks I guess I just missed seeing it.

Block 63

attributed to: Ann Reeves

This has to be one of my favorite blocks in the quilt. Maybe it's the fabrics but I think the design is just beautiful and so unique. It's a variation on an orange peel block. This one will take you some time but it's work the work. You could applique the yellow and red in the center as squashed circles starting with the yellow on the bottom, followed by the red, and then add the blue petals. Hopefully, that's clearer than mud and you understand what I mean.

Block 64

attributed to: Ella Maria Deacon / 1842

Here it is! This is the block that would be on the center of the bed just below the pillows. It's Ella Maria's block and just like the complexity of the quilt, this block is filled with challenges. I've provided templates and also a full-size drawing. I'd suggest piecing the ring of red diamonds and background triangles in a circle. Applique to your background square followed by the applique of the center, green circle. Finish with the background flower petal in the center.

That's it for this month's blocks but I want to share with you some of what will be starting during the first couple of months of 2021.

Starting January 1

Little Blocks 365

These little gems are going to be so much fun. Use your 1930s fabrics left from making the 3030 Quilt or pull out your reproduction prints. How about using solid colors? I've considered Moda's Grunge fabrics for this one. We both have a few weeks to decide and other than your background fabric, scraps will do! 

  •  365 different 3" foundation paper pieced quilt blocks so all our points are perfect!
  • For 52 weeks
  • 74" x 87" quilt
  • Receive 7 foundation paper pieced patchwork block patterns via email each Friday.  You can work on them over the weekend or make one each day!
  • The border might just include some applique!
  • One time fee
  • Receive your first 7 blocks on January 1 (Supply list emailed after sign up)

Sign up here before December 31st so you don't miss your first blocks!

Heartfelt Block of the Week

Starting February 12

If you loved (or missed out on) the 3030 Quilt in 2020 you'll want to join me in making the Heartfelt Block of the Week Quilt!

Sign up to make this classic quilt inspired by a circa 1860 antique quilt. Almost all of the blocks are pieced but I'm adding a touch of applique now and then.

The antique quilt was indigo blue and white but my heart sang when I saw the upcoming Roselyn fabric collection by Minnick and Simpson. I'll be using those fabrics to make my quilt and am starting with a fat quarter bundle.

Don't worry if red and white isn't your style because I designed this quilt so everyone can use their favorite fabrics to create a Heartfelt quilt in a style all their own! Reproductions - 1930s - Scrappy - Tula Pink or Kaffe - they'll all work!

  • 30 different quilt blocks
  • For 30 weeks
  • 85" x 105" quilt
  • Receive a patchwork or applique block pattern via email each Friday
  • One time fee
  • Receive your first block Feb 12 (Supply List emailed after sign up)
  • We'll be sharing our progress in the Sentimental Stitchers Facebook Group

Sign up here to make the Heartfelt Block of the Week

Ella Maria Deacon Quilt - Month 16

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Cheddarback Block of the Month – Month 14 / Month 15 / Filler Blocks

I pray this finds everyone staying healthy.  Last month I said I'd see you all on April 1st but a great majority of the United States is under stay at home orders because of the Covid-19 virus. A little while ago our governor said it's unlikely the children in Michigan will be going back to school this year. I not only think of the children's loss of education but feel great sadness for the preschool, kindergarten and high school graduations that will be missed. No prom? No cap and gown? This is truly a challenging time.

It was suggested by one of the talented quilters in our Cheddarback Facebook group that it would be nice to have the rest of our quilt's blocks early so you could focus on finishing up your quilt. A couple of days ago I posted them all in the online store. Here's a wrap up of our final blocks - 

Block 59

This is an easy and classic block. It can be rotary cut and machine pieced. I'm not sure I'm a fan of the black background but in looking at the entire quilt, it looks like an anchor block for that lower corner of the quilt. Depending on the layout you've selected you may want to lighten the background a little to a gray perhaps?

Block 60

Wow! There's a lot going on in this block. It's almost like our quilter was trying to use up everything she had left in this one. I sure would have made different fabric selections but I'm usually too anal about my choices so I applaud her free spirit.  If I could find yards and yards of those black and pink prints I'd be a happy quilter! It's a nine patch block so you'll have to foundation paper piece it.

 

Block 61

We've seen these fabrics before in blocks and there's our cornerstone fabric again. This block has a couple of templates and rotary cutting directions. You shouldn't have any problems with this one.

 

Block 62

Isn't this an amazing block? I have to admit, I worked on this one a long time before I figured out what our quilter did. She was pretty smart! To get this wonderful look, you're going to make the block larger than you need it to be and then trim some off around the outside edge leaving just your 1/4" seam allowance. Trust me, it's not as hard as it sounds. Be sure to take a look at the wonderful job she did matching the red and white stripes so you can hardly tell she did it.

Block 63

This block is a substitute for one of the alphabet blocks. It's rotary cut and machine pieced. It's a great star block!

Block 64

The layout I provided when we started the quilt was more symmetrical than the antique quilt so this block would be used as the large block at the bottom right corner of the quilt. It's rotary cut and machine pieced. 

 

Block 65

This block is actually the background for the letter D block in the bottom row - I just left the letter out. With the right fabrics, it's still a pretty block and one you'll have together in no time at all.

 

Block 66 

What a sweet little block. I'll take a few yards of these fabrics too. It makes me crazy that we have foundation paper piece a block this easy but the math just doesn't work out. 

Block 67

Here's an Ohio Star block with so many different fabrics in it you almost lose the look of a star. It's another nine patch block so we have more foundation paper piecing. The accuracy is worth the extra time and trouble even if you're not a fan of the technique.

 

Block 68

This crazy little block will make up for all the foundation paper piecing you've been doing. Eight flying geese units with the colors in the right places and you're done. This is actually the last of the vintage blocks from the quilt. Once again, look at how our quilter took the time to have the small plaid triangles on the straight of grain and the larger ones on the bias. 

 

 

 

 

Filler Blocks

These four blocks are what I'm calling Filler Blocks. If you're making the quilt following the layout I gave you when we started the quilt (rather than the antique quilt) you'll need these block patterns to have enough blocks to complete your quilt. 

I can't close without expressing a truly heartfelt thank you to everyone who has participated in making this quilt. As of today, there are almost 900 members in the Cheddarback Facebook Groupand I continue to add people every day.  A total of 11,456 patterns have been downloaded so far and that just blows my mind. I am honored and humbled beyond words.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for being part of the Sentimental Stitches family of quilters.

 

 

Cheddarback - Month 14 - Month 15 - Filler Block Patterns - CLICK HERE

 

 

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