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Monday, April 17, 2023

Creamy, Dreamy Lemon Cake


Cheddar & Coal 2 is arriving at your favorite quilt shop!  I'm so excited it's finally here!  I'm in the process of mailing pre-ordered kits and bundles....but still waiting on the arrival of the 10 x 10 precuts to ship the Haunted Halloween kits.  

In the meantime, I want to share a delicious cake recipe with all of you.  Creamy, Dreamy Lemon Cake!

This cake is a family favorite for decades.  It originally came to me from my neighbor, Janet, who is an amazing cook and baker.  She shared the recipe with me, and I make it to take to potlucks and BBQ's where it's always a big hit.

I make it every Easter.  It's light, lemony, cool and creamy.  Oh, so yummy....and best of all....super easy to make.  It's made with a lemon box cake mix, and Cool Whip for the frosting.  The lemon curd is made from scratch and easy to do.  Click here for the recipe.

I hope it becomes a favorite of your family!

Here's a sneak peek at the my next fabric collection, coming in the Summer.  Sturbridge Floral Petites!  A collection of six oh-so-pretty florals and coordinates I fell in love with.

In the studio...I've been working on future fabric collections and a new block of the month.  Lots of ideas and inspirations!  

As always...keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well, my friends.

Make a cake!

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Last Call!! PRE-ORDER Spellbound and Haunted Halloween Quilt Kits & Bundles

Just a friendly reminder that if you'd like to order a Fat Quarter or Half-Yard bundle of Cheddar & Coal 2, you have until the end of the day tomorrow, Monday, March 13th.


Click here to order a Fat Quarter or Half-Yard bundle of Cheddar & Coal 2.
Spellbound by Pam Buda
Spellbound is the large quilt I designed using all of the prints in the Cheddar & Coal 2 collection.
Here is a sample of the blocks in Spellbound.  We are in the midst of piecing this quilt, and the three Haunted Halloween quilts, but haven't made a lot of progress just yet because the Lily's Locket fabrics arrived, and we've been cutting, and cutting, and folding pieces to ship the kits and bundles.  (Kits and bundles are shipping this week!)  I thought you'd like to see at least one block with the actual fabrics.  I love them!  Don't you just love the movement in the black fabric?  Such a great print.

All three Haunted Halloween quilts are included in the kit.  You will receive a 10 x 10 precut, all the yardage for blocks, backgrounds, borders and binding.  Oh, and backing fabrics for all three quilts are also included.  Did I mention the pattern is FREE with pre-order?

This is your last chance to pre-order a Spellbound quilt kit and Haunted Halloween quilt kit of your very own. 

Click here to order Spellbound and Haunted Halloween kits. 

Thank you all for your continued support of my little business.  You'll never know how much I appreciate all of you!

Better get back to sewing.  Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well, my friends!  

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Pre-Order Cheddar & Coal 2 Quilt Kits & Bundles!!


I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new Cheddar & Coal 2 fabric collection.....and it's almost here!  Here's your first look at the fabrics in the collection.

There are three colorways of this gorgeous floral print.
...eight cheddar prints....

...seven black prints....
...and six neutral prints.  Twenty four prints in total.

Now, here's a look at what I've created using these yummy fabrics.
Spellbound by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts

Halloween is truly one of my favorite times of year.  It brings happy childhood memories, and I loved enjoying the holiday with my own kids.  There's something about the striking contrast between the black and orange fabrics that is fun to decorate the house with.  And I really, really enjoy designing fabrics and quilts for Halloween!

Spellbound is my new quilt featuring all of the fabrics in my brand new Cheddar & Coal 2 fabric collection for Marcus Fabrics.  Half of the blocks have a light background, and the other half have beige backgrounds, making the quilt blocks 'glow'! I love that!

The quilt is made using modern rotary cutting and piecing techniques.  No special rulers required.  The quilt measures 70 x 79.

You can pre-order just the quilt kit, or choose to add one of the four backing choices.  Usually, I offer just one backing print, but I couldn't make up my mind which one you'd like.  So, I decided to offer you four backing choices!!  The backing is only $11 per yard when ordered with the Spellbound quilt kit.

The Spellbound pattern is FREE with your Pre-Order.....a $12 value!

Click here to Pre-Order a Spellbound quilt kit and optional backing.
My creativity just wouldn't stop with Spellbound.  I love decorating with small quilts for Halloween, and the three quilts above are in my new Haunted Halloween pattern.
Haunted Maze quilt; Haunted Halloween pattern by Pam Buda
Haunted Maze measures 16 x 16
Spooky Star quilt; Haunted Halloween pattern by Pam Buda
Spooky Star measures 14 x 14
Star Gate quilt; Haunted Halloween pattern by Pam Buda
Stargate measures 17 x 17.

All three quilts are in the Haunted Halloween pattern, and there's a kit you can order to make all three!!  

The kit includes a 10 x 10 precut of Cheddar & Coal 2, and additional yardage for blocks, backgrounds, borders and binding.  Oh, and it includes all three backings as well!  
Did I mention the Haunted Halloween pattern is FREE with your pre-order?  It's a $17 value!

Click here to pre-order the Haunted Halloween quilt trio kit.

Click here to pre-order a Fat Quarter or Half Yard bundle of Cheddar & Coal 2.

Cheddar & Coal 2 fabrics are supposed to ship in mid-April.  So, it will take a little time to cut, fold and assemble the kits, but I will ship them to you just as soon as possible.

I'm accepting pre-orders until Monday, March 13th.  

As always, I feel it's very important to mention that your local quilt shop may be getting Cheddar & Coal 2 as well.  I always encourage you to purchase from your LQS before buying from me.  It is imperative that we all continue to support our LQS.  Not sure if they will have Cheddar & Coal 2?  Give them a call and ask them.  Please...support our wonderful quilt shops!

Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well, my friends, and THANK YOU for your continued support of my little business.  I wouldn't be here without you!

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Quilt Archaeology ~ Welcome Spring! Revealed


I don't know about you, but I need a burst of spring colors to lift my wintry mood.  Welcome Spring is my new Quilt Archaeology project!

Welcome Spring is an exact replica of this little antique cutie of a quilt.  Easy, right?  Nine Patches and a checkerboard border.  Well, I made it super easy to piece, and mixed up the colors for a happy spring mix.

I made my quilt with six assorted spring colored prints and Marcus Fabrics special Aged Muslin to give the quilt its lovely aged look.

Your kit will have the exact same fabrics as my quilt!  The Welcome Spring quilt measures 17 x 23.  That's a nice size quilt for FREE!

As with every Quilt Archaeology event, I offer a FREE KIT for this exact quilt* with a qualifying order, so settle somewhere comfy while I tell you all the details.  

*Starting right now, and through Sunday, February 26th,  place an order totaling $45 or more (not including shipping) on my website for anything you'd like, and you will automatically receive a Welcome Spring kit with your order!!  Nothing to add to your cart.  I'll take care of it all on my end.  

My Welcome Spring pattern is a FREE digital download.  Whether you're making the quilt with the FREE kit, or would like to make the quilt using your own fabrics, be sure to download the pattern before Monday, February 27th (the pattern will still be available, but at a nominal fee.)   Click here to download the Welcome Spring pattern.

In the past, I have done a sew-along, but I've discovered that the majority of you complete the quilt on your own, and quicker than the weeks the sew-along would be.  And, the piecing is very simple, and nothing you haven't done before, so I decided not to have a sew-along this time.  

During my last Quilt Archaeology event, there was some confusion about getting the project pattern for free.  

So, let me say again....the pattern is FREE only until February 27th!!

Please download the pattern before Monday, February 27th!!  After that, it will be available for a nominal fee.  

Now.....for the good stuff.  Let me show you just some of the new quilting goodies you can choose from at Heartspun Quilts!

My new Plumberry 2 is available in yardage and Fat Quarter bundles.

Also new is Butternut & Peppercorn....in yardage and Fat Quarter bundles.

And, I have a whole new stock of color bank bundles....always a quilter's favorite!  They sell out quickly so don't delay in browsing the selection of color bank bundles!!! 

There are patterns, notions and more digital downloadable patterns, too!
I've also stocked the Circa 1880 Nine Patch kits for you as well....just in case you've been thinking about joining our group in making this amazing (and easy to piece!) quilt!

Click here to begin shopping my website.

Click here to download the Welcome Spring! quilt pattern.

Thank you all for your continued support of my little company.  I just don't know where I would be without you!  The free pattern and free quilt kit is a thank you gift.  I am always grateful for your support!  I know you have a lot of choices for quilting goodies, and I appreciate each and every order more than you know!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

New Quilt Archaeology project coming soon!


Tired of dreary winter weather?  I have just the pick-me-up you need to welcome spring!

Visit my blog again Friday morning for the big reveal of my new Quilt Archaeology project!  Spend $45 or more (not including shipping) to qualify for a FREE small quilt kit designed to bring spring into your home.  The pattern is also FREE for a limited time.

I have lots of new quilting goodies on my website!!

See you right here Friday morning!

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Last Call!! Lily's Locket and Sweet Pea Pre-Order


Just a friendly reminder that if you're interested in ordering a Fat Quarter bundle, or Half-Yard bundle of Lily's Locket.....

Sweet Pea quilt by Pam Buda for Heartspun Quilts
...or my new Sweet Pea quilt kit, you have until the end of business Monday, Feb 13th.

The block is large, made of a square in square center, and quarter square triangles that are made larger and trimmed to size!  This is truly an easy block to make.

I designed cheerful prints that coordinate with Lily's awesome floral background.  

Click here to see more photos of Sweet Pea blocks and read more details about pre-ordering.

This is your last chance to order.  I have to get my fabric order in at Marcus Fabrics because Lily's Locket is due to arrive in March.

Click here to order the Sweet Pea quilt and optional backing fabric.

Click here to order a Fat Quarter or Half-Yard bundle of Lily's Locket.

Let me tempt you once more to join Paula Barnes and me on one of the most fun events I get to do all year!!  Space is almost gone, so grab some friends and join the fun!

This is the quilt I'm teaching on the cruise.  

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

Friday, February 3, 2023

Pre-Order Lily's Locket Quilt Kit and Bundles!


My new collection, called Lily's Locket, will be arriving in March.  I'm so excited!  

Sweet Pea quilt, by Pam Buda
Sweet Pea is the quilt I've designed using all of the fabrics in Lily's Locket.

This is the beautiful floral print featured in Lily's Locket.  I must admit....I'm not usually drawn to this type of floral, but I am in LOVE with this print!  I had to design a collection around it, and Lily's Locket is it.  

As you can see in the quilt image above, this gorgeous floral is the focus of the quilt.  I chose a block that would use the coordinate prints and still show the floral beautifully.  I sized the block to be large for the same reason.  

There are four assorted blue prints.....

Four assorted red prints.....

Four assorted green prints.....

Three assorted pink prints....

....and four assorted brown prints.

These are just some of the blocks for the Sweet Pea quilt.  I thought you'd like to see how the fabrics look when they're pieced together.  I can't wait to see it all done!

The quilt measures 88 x 99.  It also features a pieced border of quarter square triangles to bring all of the coordinate prints and colors to the outside of the quilt.  

Lily's Locket will arrive in March, so please ask for it at your local quilt shop.  I always encourage you to shop at your LQS before shopping with me.  It's imperative that we patronize our quilt shops and keep those treasured businesses going!

If your LQS doesn't carry my patterns and fabrics, then you have the opportunity to pre-order my Sweet Pea quilt, and Fat Quarter or Half-Yard bundles as I have to get my fabric order in very soon.  

I am taking pre-orders now for my Sweet Pea quilt.  Click here to pre-order the quilt.

You can also pre-order a Lily's Locket Fat Quarter bundle or Half-Yard bundle.  Click here for bundles.

Place your pre-order no later than Monday, February 13th.  Your order will ship mid to late March, 2023.

Thank you, thank you so very much for your continued support of my little business.  I wouldn't be here without you!!  

Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well, stay warm!