Saturday, September 29, 2018

Quiltfolk Winner & More Vintage Patchwork Projects

Is it just me or did the month of September whiz by light greased lightening?  Frankly, the whole year has felt like that.  
October 1st is Monday (unbelievable) and that means that my Vintage Patchwork book will be released!   You still have time to pre-order your copy here and receive the special pieced treat kit I will include on all pre-orders.  

My thanks to everyone who commented to win a copy of Quiltfolk magazine!  I really loved seeing the place that you call home.  

Brenda Jeffers from Ottumwa, Iowa won the copy of magazine!  Congratulations, Brenda!  Please email your mailing address to me at Pam@HeartspunQuilts.com 

I hope you enjoy the quilts on the pages of this very fine book.  

Be sure to check visit my blog Friday, October 5th for a special announcement!!  

Now...back to sewing my super-secret-scrappy-project.  It's being assembled now and the big reveal won't be too much longer!  

Happy Stitching ~ Happy Life! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Quiltfolk Magazine Give Away

Lately, I've been enjoying sitting a spell and reading Quiltfolk magazine.  The magazine doesn't have quilt patterns, but tells stories about quilt folk like you and me, and has loads of quilt photos that are quite inspiring.

It occurred to me that I haven't hosted a give-away on my blog in too long.....so, I picked up an extra copy to give away to one of you!!  

Leave a comment on my blog telling me where you live.  That's all....just city, state and if out of the US, the country you call home.  

I'll choose a winner Saturday morning.   

Stitch daily - Be well.....

Monday, September 17, 2018

Mrs. Miller's Apprentice - All Quilted!

I'm back home from a wonderful trip to Nashville.  I just loved Nashville!!!  What a fun town.  The weather was very hot and humid, much the same as it was at home in Chicago....so you go with the flow.  The food was yummy, the town was fun and the people are so friendly.  That's southern hospitality for you!  I will definitely go back again someday.  

My thanks for the ladies of Music City Quilters and Lakeshore Quilters for a lovely time.  I so enjoyed meeting everyone!
Mrs. Miller's Apprentice.  2019 Block of the Month by Pam Buda and Marcus Fabrics
My Mrs. Miller's Apprentice quilt returned home from her trip to Las Vegas where she was quilted by Val Krueger.  Val does not disappoint and did Mrs. Miller proud.  Before I send her off to be photographed, I thought I'd take some photos of Val's beautiful work. 
I took these photos in natural daylight inside the house to show off the quilting.  This, of course, does not show the true colors of the fabrics.  
I love crosshatching and Val put a lot of it in the quilt.  I'm so happy!
This photo shows the fabric colors a but better.  I very humbly say that I adore each fabric in this collection!  So jazzed with how the quilt turned out and the quilting just put it over the top!
Mrs. Miller's Apprentice is my new Block of the Month for 2019.  Quilt shops are signing up now to offer the program which begins in January.  So....ask for Mrs. Miller's Apprentice at your local quilt shop!  Fabrics will ship in December. It is so very important to support our LQS!!!  Too many of them are closing.  It's terrible.  

Besides binding Mrs. M., I have been putting the finishing touches on the Mrs. M patterns, and writing the diary stories that will accompany the monthly instructions.  It's been fun!  

I've also begun constructing the quilt that is my super-secret-scrappy-project for the last year!  I will finally....(finally!) be able to reveal all sometime next month.  There's a whole lot of preparation going on here and at Marcus for the big announcement.  I can barely contain myself!  

I can't believe the summer has whizzed by, although I do welcome the cooler days of autumn.  I'm also getting ready for my new Vintage Patchwork book to be delivered next month!  Yikes...there's so much fun stuff going on.  

I hope you have some time to enjoy these last days of summer.  Be well.....


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Scarlet & Walden

 Meet Scarlet.  She's another little tiny quilt in my new Vintage Patchwork book!   There's so much you can do with these bookshelf sized quilts, and as time goes by, I welcome the opportunity to show you.   Beautiful fabrics and colorful choices make a teeny quilt sing just as they do in a lap size quilt.  And...tucking them here and there add the coziness only fabric gives to a room!  
And....this is Walden.  I chose to make this block because it intrigued me so much.  It definitely has an unusual setting but is not difficult to make at all.  And, Walden is in one of my all time favorite color combos ever!  We can never have too many pinkeeps!!  

As you read this, I am in Nashville.  A city I haven't visited before this, but I was anxious to see.  I've heard all about the great music and good food....SOLD!  Add quilters to that mix, and I'm packing the car, and headed south!  

Nashville marks the end of my lecture and workshop year.  What a year it's been, too!  I visited Boston and Cape Cod, Galveston, Houston, NY, the Caribbean (on a cruise), Atlanta, Gulf Shores, AL, Wilmette, IL, Lee's Summit (KC), MO, Nashville, and will be in Houston for fall market!  Whew!  How in the world did I do all that travel??  

Next year brings trips to Arlington Heights, IL, Tampa area, Galveston...on another Caribbean cruise, Archbold, OH, Kansas City quilt market, Atlanta area, Lee's Summit, MO,  Maryland area, Muscatine, IA, and Grand Rapids, MI.  Details will be posted as my visits get closer.  

All that travel has taken me to wondrous places I likely would not have visited otherwise.  I have met warm and friendly quilters all over our great nation, and it's been such fun, and I have many great memories.  Beginning in 2020, I have decided to reduce the amount of travel I will be doing in order to make more time for get-togethers with friends, attend quilting retreats, and just do things around our home.  I hope to have more time for my blog posts...to host sew alongs and other fun stuff I've thought of but just don't have the time for.  I have traveled and taught for 12 years, and it's been great fun.....but it's time for a change.  

I am three states away from reaching my goal to step foot in all 50 states and I will get to two more next year.  That last state....it won't take me long to get there!  I'm determined!

I can't believe the summer is just about over.  It hasn't been a summer I've enjoyed as I recovered from surgery, but....I do adore fall, and sure welcome the cooler weather.  

Go stitch....it makes you happy!