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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Doll Bed Dowry ~ Burst of Spring Freebie!


Hello, dear quilting friends.  I know it's been a long time since I posted anything.  I have not been working as I recover from spine surgery, but I'm slowly back to work, and doing a little better each day.

While I was recovering, I have been designing and planning lots of good stuff for the future.  I also wanted to offer another Doll Bed Dowry FREEBIE event, and I thought now is just the right time to do that.  

Burst of Spring Quilt
Designed by Pam Buda ~ HeartspunQuilts.com
Spring has arrived here, and I have been itching to be outdoors and enjoy the flowers (especially after being stuck inside recovering!) The flowers inspired the quilt design.

The quilt is called Burst of Spring, and just like the Quilt Archaeology promotions, the pattern is FREE until Monday, April 22nd.  Not only is the quilt pattern free, you can get a FREE Burst of Spring quilt kit FREE with a $50 purchase!!

 I adore the background fabric I used in this quilt as it's full of lively spring colors and is a whimsical design.  I chose some pink, blue, green and purple fabrics to pair with the background fabric, and made Pinwheels (one of my favorite blocks) and square in a square blocks for an easy-to-piece quilt.  Honestly, this quilt really is a quick stitch.  The quilt size is 15 x 18....very do-able.  You will receive the same fabrics in your kit.

Have I piqued your interest?  Visit my website and shop for any quilting goodies you like.  Make a purchase totaling $50 or more (not including shipping) and you automatically qualify for the FREE Burst of Spring quilt kit!  (The kit has a yard of fabric, and with the free pattern, is a $25 value.....for FREE!!)  No need to add anything to your shopping cart.  I will include your kit with your qualifying order.

I have a whole lot of brand new color bank Fat Quarter bundles to choose from...

Not to mention all the new fabrics from.....

This is the perfect time to shop the many quilt kits I have to offer, too...like the Haunted Halloween quilt kit.  Three quilts in one kit!
Be sure to download the Burst of Spring pattern now!  It's only FREE until Monday, April 22nd.  (Starting Monday, there will be a nominal fee for the pattern.)

Click here to get the Burst of Spring pattern.

Click here to shop my website.

The free kit and pattern is a token of thanks to show my gratitude for your continued support of my little business.  I surely wouldn't be here without you!  Please know that I am truly grateful for each and every order.  I know you have lots of choices in quilting goodies, and appreciate your business which keeps me going!  

I hope you enjoy making this little Burst of Spring quilt.  Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well my friends!

P. S.   Coming very soon!
Three quilt kits and bundles to pre-order.   Watch for details next week!

Friday, February 9, 2024

Pre-Order Maple House Quilt Kit & Bundles!


Maple House is my newest fabric collection for Marcus Fabrics.  Done in warm and cozy browns and neutrals, paired with pretty blues, I hope Maple House will become one of your favorite fabric collections, too!

Maple House designed by Pam Buda  Quilt size 73 x 89
My Maple House quilt features sawtooth stars in the blue and brown prints, but what really puts the quilt over the top (in my humble opinion) are the sashings and the gorgeous border print.

While antiquing, I found this adorable floral print.  Honestly, I love it so much.  So, I used it as a sashing in between the stars in the block.  

Now you can see the real floral print fabric.  I also found the wonderful brown stripe.  That inspired me to use it as the sashing between the four stars blocks.  I love how it turned out!!  I think both of the sashings really "make" the quilt.  It would really look different without them!
Here's an up close photo of both sashing prints.
Then, there's the beautiful border print.  The blue is lighter in this photo than it really is, but you can really see the detail of the print, so I posted it.  I can't tell you how rich and gorgeous it is in person. 
I love it so much that I did a version in a variety of neutral colors.  Wow....it turned out just so pretty, too!

Last, but certainly not least, are the many blue, brown and neutral prints in Maple House.  There are 22 prints in the entire collection.  

I invite you to place a pre-order for a Maple House quilt kit.  The fabrics are due to arrive mid to late March, and as soon as they arrive, and we cut, fold and bundle, we will have your order on its way to you!  The quilt size is 73 x 89.  The Maple House pattern is FREE with your pre-ordered kit!  (A $13 value)

You can order just the Maple House quilt, or choose to order the quilt kit and backing fabric.  You have three choices for a backing fabric, and the backing is specially priced at $11. yard if ordered with the quilt kit.  The backing required 5 1/2 yards.

You can also pre-order a Fat Quarter, Half Yard or Full Yard bundle as well.  (Half Yd and Full Yd bundles are only available as a pre-order.)

I have posted a video of the Maple House quilt on my Instagram account (Heartspun Quilts)  Check it out and please follow me!!

Please place your pre-order no later than February 20th.  

Click here to order a Maple House quilt kit.

Click here to order a Maple House bundle.

In The Studio......

The Piecemakers Sampler BOM is up and running in many shopes.  Some quilt shops still haven't started theirs, so if you're inspired to join, please do!!  

I have all of the Piecemakers Sampler fabrics in stock right now.  Click here to shop.

The Strawberry Emery fabrics arrived two days ago, and we've all be cutting and folding our little hearts out to get it ready to ship.  If you ordered a kit or bundle, hang in there just a little longer!!  It's coming very soon.

I'm working on a little spring quilt, and ruminating over several new fabric collections.  One that is coming very soon may shock you a little bit!  It's really not at all like my usual fabric collections and I can't wait to share it with you.  I know....it's a tease, but I can't spill the beans just yet. 

I hope all is well with you and your family.  Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  

As always...thank you for supporting my little business.  I wouldn't be here without you!   

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Pre-Order Strawberry Emery Quilt & Bundles!!


Emery quilt by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts
It seems like I've been waiting forever for this fabric to arrive, but it's almost here and I am beyond jazzed!!!  Introducing my new quilt Emery, made from my new Strawberry Emery fabric collection.  

Do you wonder what a strawberry emery is?  Well....it's the little strawberry that usually hangs from a tomato pin cushion.  The emery is there to sharpen needles.  

I collect strawberry emeries from the nineteenth century.  They were a prized sewing notion, made separately from the tomato, often made with silk and velvet, and sometimes adorned with silver tops.  They are tiny, with the largest one in the photo only 1 1/2 inches.  They are stuffed very hard with emery (the grit you find on nail files,) and I can't imagine how they sewed these tiny strawberries together with the emery so packed in there.  I just love them!

The quilt was just finished and is off to be quilted.  I can't wait to get it back.  I was able to video the quilt top in full sunlight, but it seems to have washed out the fabrics from what they really are.  Look at the photos below which I took in the house out of the direct sun.  Those are the real colors.

 Emery measures 63 x 73.  You can pre-order my Emery quilt kit with optional backing at a special price with the pre-order.  

Click here to pre-order the Emery quilt kit.
The Strawberry Emery collection has seven lush reds....
...five yummy neutrals....
 and eight stunning black prints.  

You can pre-order a Fat Quarter, Half Yard or One Yard bundle by clicking here.

You have until the end of the day, January 17th to pre-order your quilt kit and/or bundle.  

Strawberry Emery is scheduled to arrive mid-February, so as soon as I can cut and fold the kits and bundles, I'll have your order to you!!  I can hardly wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My Piecemakers Sampler fabric is starting to arrive.  I received my first order, and am waiting on my second order due to arrive this week.  We are working hard on cutting and folding to get those pre-orders out as soon as possible.

We're also stuffing a ton of Piecemakers Sampler patterns which are due to ship to participating quilt shops next week.  The BOM program begins in February.  Yup....we're busy!

I'm also working on future fabric collections with a lot of new stuff in the works.  Always very excited about that.  

I hope you enjoyed your holidays.  We've begun a New Year, so let's keep our needles busy and our hearts content.  Be well.......

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Once A Year Fabric Sale!!!!

I'm hoping you had a very Merry Christmas!  No doubt, you did a whole lot to make your holiday bright for your family.  Now...you can enjoy something just for You!

All of my fabric on the bolt (yardage) is on sale at 15% off regular price!  With the cost of cotton increasing every year, a fabric sale is always a good thing.

Every collection is on sale starting now through December 30th!  Twenty six fabric collections to choose from.  

Click here to go shopping before the sale is over Dec 30th.

Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well, and Happy New Year!! 


Sunday, December 10, 2023

Pre-Order Piecemakers Sampler Bundles!!


My new Piecemakers Sampler fabrics will be here soon!  If you'd like to pre-order a Fat Quarter, Half Yard or One Yard bundle of this gorgeous fabric collection, here's your chance.

The collection features five assorted neutrals, and twenty one assorted prints in a wide variety of colors!  Twenty six prints in all.

The color of the blue print at the top of this photo is not color correct.  A truer representative of the color is in the photo of the quilt above.

You can pre-order a Fat Quarter, Half Yard or One Yard bundle of Piecemakers Sampler from now through December 20th.

I expect the fabric mid-January, so as soon as I can cut fold and bundle the fabrics, I'll have them out to you ASAP!

Click here to pre-order a luscious bundle for yourself!  Merry Christmas to YOU!

The Piecemakers Sampler quilt (pictured above) is a block of the month.  It's only available through participating quilt shops.  There are many participating, so ask your LQS if they are.  The program begins February, 2024.

I'm busy as always working on new fabric collections.  And, oh boy, there are some goodies coming very soon!  Next up will be....
I just received my sample yardage of this to-die-for collection, so I'll be starching, cutting and sewing as soon as I can.  Strawberry Emery is due to arrive in February.

I want to share this beautiful quilt with you.  It was made by Cindy Williams of Louisville, KY.  She used bundles from my two  Plumberry fabric collections.  Cindy used Marsha McCloskey's Storm At Sea pattern.  I sure love the Storm At Sea design and this quilt does not disappoint!  It's stunning!!  Thanks, Cindy, for allowing me to share your gorgeous quilt with everyone.

Keep your needle busy and your heart content!  Be well....

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Doll Bed Dowry ~ Christmas Eve Quilt Freebie!


A little change from my Quilt Archaeology promotions (which I love), I thought I'd introduce something new with Doll Bed Dowry.

What's up with the name?  Well, any little doll and her bed would need a selection of quilts, and isn't that what a dowry is?  It was said, way back when, that a woman needed thirteen quilts for her dowry, with the last one, the thirteenth, being the most lovely of them all.  I thought it a fitting name for a pile of lovely doll quilts.  The dowry quilts are not based on an old quilt, like Quilt Archaeology, but are of my own design.

Christmas Eve - by Pam Buda of HeartspunQuilts.com
This quilt, called Christmas Eve, is the first in the Doll Bed Dowry series.  Just like Quilt Archaeology, the pattern is free until Monday.

Quilt size is 16" x 16"

Place an order for $45 or more (not including shipping) of any quilting goodies on my website, and I'll include the kit absolutely FREE!  No need to add anything to your shopping cart, I will include it with your qualifying order.

REMEMBER to download your FREE Christmas Eve pattern before Monday, December 4th.  After that, it is still available for a nominal fee.

Here's what's new.....

The Save-All Quilt by Pam Buda of HeartspunQuilts.com

I have several kits available.....

....many, many new color bank bundles.....
....lots and lots of yardage, including my new Butternut & Peppercorn 2 collection, and notions....lots of quilting goodies to choose from!

Click here to shop my website.

Click here for the FREE Christmas Eve pattern.

The free pattern is a token of thanks to all of you for your continued support of my little business.  I am so very grateful for each and every order, and quite frankly, wouldn't continue to be here without you!  I hope you like making this sweet, little quilt.  I know you have a lot of choices in quilting goodies, and I thank you so very much for your orders.

Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well, my friends.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Big Apple Monday's With Marcus!


It's my turn for Big Apple Monday's With Marcus, and I'd like to introduce you to my FREE project, Liberty's Crown.

If you've been following all of the other Marcus designers since July, you know that we all visited Marcus Fabrics home offices in New York City.  Marcus asked all of us to design a project inspired by our NYC trip, and Liberty's Crown is my project.  Can you guess what inspired me?

Yes....the Statue of Liberty is my favorite New York landmark.  I have always loved her!  The spiked points of this star block replicate the spikes in Lady Liberty's crown.  There are seven of them in her crown standing for the seven seas, and the seven continents.  Notice that I made seven of my star points verdigris green.  I did this in homage to the color of Lady Liberty, and you may think this an odd thing to do, and well....it kinda is....but adding a solid color line of patchwork in pieced quilts is nothing new.

Photo courtesy of Marian Edwards, quilt owner.
Quilt made as a gift for Marian by
Jeanneke Lambriex of The Netherlands.

This gorgeous quilt caught my eye when I saw it posted on social media.  Marian Edwards owns this quilt.  It was a gift from her friend Jeanneke in The Netherlands.  

It has several elements whereby the maker used solid color fabrics to give additional interest to the quilt.

Jeanneke spotted this photo of the original quilt,  and was her inspiration for the one she made for Marian.  I see white and pink concentric circles, red diagonal rows and pink in the top and bottom rows.  And yet, sometimes it all just looks scrappy.

Those solid rows sure give an extra added interest to a lovely, scrappy Tumbling Block quilt.  

I wonder if those fabrics had a special meaning to the maker?  A favorite piece of clothing perhaps?

Or, did she just want to be artistic?  Either way, the end result is delightful!

You can omit my the seven green star points in your quilt and make yours from a wide variety of lovely scraps!  What fun! 

Liberty's Crown is a different quilt than I've ever designed before because it is hand pieced.  It can also be made using English Paper Piece papers.  I adore hand piecing so I was very jazzed to create this project for you.  

I had acrylic windowpane templates made for hand piecing the quilt.  I love using windowpane templates because you not only mark the cutting line, you also mark the 1/4 inch seam line, so you know exactly where to sew!

They also make it very easy to fussy cut the best part of the fabric prints you choose.

The acrylic templates are available on my website in limited quantities. 

While I chose to hand piece my quilt, it's also possible to use 
EPP papers to make the quilt, so I had papers made just for you!

Liberty's Crown EPP papers are available in limited quantities.

If you're familiar with Seam Align glue, it will come as no surprise that this wonderful, little notion helped me a lot with keeping my pieces aligned to perfection.  

This glue is such a help with any piecing where you want to keep points in perfect alignment, or when a fabric just won't stay put!  I also use it in applique, both cotton and wool.

You can read all about its attributes here.

I chose to use Marcus' Tea Dyed Aged Muslin for the background of my quilt.  The verdigris green star points are another shade of Aged Muslin.  The rest of all of my star blocks were made with a variety of my own fabrics....some old, and some that are new and coming soon!  Can you spot the new ones?  Yes....I'm teasing you....my bad!

I hope you have enjoyed the story of my Liberty's Crown quilt.

My Liberty's Crown pattern is a FREE download.  Click here 

The acrylic templates, EPP papers, and Tea Dyed Aged Muslin are available on my website.  
Click here to place an order.


I'm working on the final details of my new BOM, Piecemakers Sampler.  Fabric will ship in January, and the program begins February, 2024.

Also coming early in 2024.....

Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well, my friends....