Monday, December 30, 2019

Circa 1880 Nine Patch Blocks

Can you believe that I have posted these photos for a year?  My goodness.....it's kinda scary how time passes so darn quickly!  I have enjoyed sharing the blocks that are now a part of my Circa 1880 Nine Patch quilt.  It is the most special quilt I have every made for so many reasons, and I treasure it more with each passing day.  

I hope these blocks have inspired you and perhaps even tempted you to join the fun with us.  

If you'd like more information about the Circa 1880 Nine Patch quilt, click here.

In the meantime, I keep making blocks and the Circa 1880 Nine Patch Club is going strong.  
New Circa Essential prints
New Circa Shirting Prints
My New Circa Essentials & Shirting prints are perfect for these small blocks!  Click here for more information.

Hoping now that the holidays are over, we can all settle back into our normal routines, and find more time for stitching.  It does wonders for the heart and soul!

Be well.......

Friday, December 27, 2019

Surprise Sale!!!

48 HOUR FABRIC SALE!
Customer Appreciation!!

I am so grateful and so blessed that you support my business throughout the year, so I am having a Customer Appreciation Fabric Sale!

Enjoy 20% off all fabric sold by the yardVisit my website and shop all of my fabric on the bolt, of every in-stock print.   

Saturday, December 28th and Sunday, December 29th only!  Stock up and save while supplies last!

Remember....no matter how much you buy, you never pay more than $8.95 for shipping!  (Domestic orders only)

Thank you so much....I truly appreciate your business!  Happy Shopping!




Tuesday, December 24, 2019


Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from my home to yours.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Circa 1880 Nine Patch Blocks

Here's this week's blocks.

Busy with holiday prep as I'm sure you are.  January is around the corner.  One of my favorite times of year.  No outdoor work.  No weeds to pull.  Lots more sewing time!  

Let's enjoy the holidays!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Circa 1880 Nine Patch Blocks

Here's this week's blocks.  

Help.....I'm buried under a pile of wrapping paper!   Teehee!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Quilt Archaeology ~ Old Fashioned Christmas ~ Week 4

Here we are....week 4 of my Old Fashioned Christmas sew-along.  Our final week!
From your light print:  Cut (3) 2 7/8" light print squares - crosscut once diagonally.  Also cut (5) 2" squares for Half Square Triangles.

From red print #3:  Cut (3) 2 7/8" squares - crosscut twice diagonally.  Also cut (5) 2" squares for Half Square Triangles.

Follow the piecing directions from week one.  You can find them here.  Make a total of (3) red print #3 pieced Flying Geese units measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" unfinished.  

Here is the sweet antique quilt that has been our inspiration.  Since I wanted to replicate the quilt exactly, I laid out my blocks the same way.  

Looking at the antique quilt from left to right, row one has (5) red print #1 blocks and (1) green block.  

Row two has (1) green block, (2) red print #1 blocks and (3) red print #2 blocks.  

Row three has (3) red print #3 blocks, (2) red print #1 blocks and (1) green block.  
Sew each row of (6) blocks.  Each row should measure 4 1/2" x 12 1/2".  Sew the rows together.  Your sweet Old Fashioned Christmas quilt should measure 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".
It's hard to see if and how the antique quilt may have been quilted from the photo I have, but no doubt it was rudimentary at best.  I chose to hand quilt mine because I love hand quilting and it's just the right size for me to do so.  I'm a novice hand-quilter, but practice makes perfect, right?  As you can see from the photo above, I only quilted the large light print triangles.  That is all this little quilt really needs, and with little quilts, the more quilting, the stiffer they get.  I like them to be soft and flexible so they drape.  

You can certainly machine quilt yours the same way to get it finished so you can display it in your home!  I just wanted to offer a suggestion for quick finishing.
Here's a photo of how I am displaying it in my home.  I love it!!!  I hope you love yours as well. 

I'm already planning another Quilt Archaeology for the spring.  Now....I just need time to plan, piece, and take measurements and such to share with you.  

Dear Santa.....what I'd like for Christmas is world peace, and more sewing time, please!

Thank you so very much for sewing along with me!!!  I sincerely hope you have enjoyed it and that it wasn't too much to do during this busy holiday season.   I appreciate you reading my blog, and supporting my little business so I can keep creating fun and inspiring quilts for all to enjoy.  

The countdown to the Big Day continues!  Be well.......


Monday, December 9, 2019

Circa 1880 Nine Patch Blocks

Here are this week's blocks!  

I'm either sewing or am out shopping.  How about you?  Busy, busy....see you Friday for the last week of my Old Fashioned sew-along!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Quilt Archaeology ~ Old Fashioned Christmas ~ Week 3

Welcome to Quilt Archaeology ~ Old Fashioned Christmas ~ Week 3!
From your light print:  Cut (3) 2 7/8" squares ~ crosscut once diagonally.  Also cut (5) 2" squares for Half Square Triangles.

From your green print:  Cut (2) 2" x WOF strips for binding.  Cut (3) 2 7/8" squares ~ crosscut twice diagonally for blocks.  Also cut (5) 2" squares for Half Square Triangles.

Follow the piecing directions from week one.  You can find them here.  Make a total of (3) green pieced Flying Geese units measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" unfinished.  

Thank goodness it's only three blocks!  This is a really busy week for all of us.  After this, we have only a few more blocks to make, and then we can assemble this cutie!  

If you're just finding out about my Old Fashioned Christmas sew-along, it's not too late to join us.  Click here to read more about it.  

Are you following me on Instragram and Facebook (under Heartspun Quilts?)  I try to post new and fun stuff several times a week and you'll see things you don't see on my blog.  I really like it because I can be more interactive there.  So look me up and follow me on Instagram.

This week, I received my sample fabric of my new Cheddar & Chocolate collection!  I've been so anxious to get it and start cutting it up.  I've posted photos of Cheddar & Chocolate this week, and today I will begin piecing one of two new quilts made with it.  Yay!

All of that in between decorating the house and cyber shopping.  In the next few days I will go out and shop the old fashioned way....in the car to the actual store!  It's nice to see the stores all decorated and listen to Christmas music in the car.  Hoping to get my shopping done by Sunday.  

I know you're all busy, too.  Let's make a pact to take some time for ourselves to sew.  So good for our souls, and it helps so much to get away from the hustle and bustle!

Be well......








Monday, December 2, 2019

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  I'm still stuffed!  We began decorating the house for Christmas on the inside.  Weather didn't cooperate to do much on the outside but we hope to have a few nice days later in the week.

Here are this week's Circa 1880 Nine Patch blocks.  As I look them over, I see so many of my favorite fabrics, and lots I never had before, given to me in my exchange with friends.  Those blocks are just so dear to me!  

My new Cheddar & Chocolate fabric sample yardage arrived!  So darn jazzed to begin working with it.  It's all starched and ready to cut.  Can't wait to dig in!  

Have a wonderful week decorating, shopping and planning your holiday.  Let's all take some time to stitch.  It's always so good for our souls!  

Be well......