I'm so jazzed to introduce you to Cheddar & Coal....my newest collection for Marcus Fabrics!There are nine cheddar prints.....Eight assorted black prints.....
And seven assorted light prints.
I had a whole lotta fun designing quilts with this fabric. Walnut Hollow (above) is the the only large quilt made with Cheddar & Coal. It features two very similar star blocks, each made with Flying Geese and a Cat's Cradle unit. The great thing about the blocks is that you can make the Cat's Cradle unit larger and trim to perfection!! Who doesn't LOVE that?!! The Tucker Trimmer 1 ruler is required for this project, and I have step by step photos, and a video reference, that will walk you through this super easy technique. You'll be so happy with this technique, you'll never want to make another Cat's Cradle the old-fashioned way again!
Walnut Hollow measures 63 x 72 and uses all of the fabrics in the Cheddar & Coal collection.
The awesome stripe is the sashing print in Walnut Hollow, the two cheddars are inner borders, and the black print at the right is the pretty outer border.
Click here to read more and pre-order a Walnut Hollow kit for yourself!
I couldn't stop designing with this collection. Introducing three small quilts in my new Tokens of the Past~Halloween Spirit pattern! Midnight Flight is in the photo above.
|Midnight Flight quilt in Tokens of the Past~Halloween Spirit pattern|
Designed by Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts
This is the print I chose for the background and border in Midnight Flight, and the blocks are made from all of the cheddar prints. Don't you love the motion the Flying Geese blocks give to the quilt?!
|Boo!! quilt in the Tokens of the Past ~ Halloween Spirit|
Designed by Pam Buda~Heartspun Quilts
Boo!! is the quilt above. It uses all of the prints in the Cheddar & Coal collection, and just sparkles with the shades of all of those prints.
These are the border fabrics I chose for Boo!!
Halloween Spirit is the third quilt in the new Tokens pattern. It uses all of the cheddars in the collection. I adore the stripe print and wanted to miter the border which I think looks awesome! I give you step by step instructions on how to miter a border, which isn't as hard as you may think. But, if the mitered border looks scary to you, you can always do a traditional border and it will be wonderful.
|Halloween Spirit quilt in the Tokens of the Past~Halloween Spirits pattern|
Designed by Pam Buda~Heartspun Quilts
These are the other prints used in the quilt. The cheddar on the bottom photographed as a yellow, but is really a lovely Halloween orange. (See photo at the top of the blog post.)
One of the great things about this trio of quilts is that the scrappy units in the three quilts are made from a 10 x 10 precut!!! That also makes the kit for all three quilts very affordable. Love that!
The Midnight Flight and Boo!! quilts each measure 22 x 22, and Halloween Spirits quilt measures 20 x 20. All three quilts are included in the Tokens of the Past ~ Halloween Spirit pattern....and it's FREE when ordering the quilt kit trio!
You must place your pre-order for Walnut Hollow and/or Tokens of the Past~Halloween Spirit quilt trio through September 13th. I won't have any extra kits available as I only kit what is pre-ordered. So, you have until September 13th to think about it. A $50 deposit guarantees your quilt(s).
I expect to ship the kits late in October. Fabric is due to ship from Marcus (if on time depending on arrival in NYC) in early October. Given time to cut the kits, package and ship, I expect later in October.
Click here to read kit details and order your kits.
I can't thank you all enough for your continued support of Heartspun Quilts. You all keep me going by supporting my little business and I appreciate it more than words can say.
Keep you needle busy and your heart content. And, above all, be well and stay safe my friends!