Pattern of the Week

It’s that time again – time for you to have a chance to win one of my books.  Today’s give-away is inspired by my bedroom.  I’m in the process of redecorating (remember my mission to get large-scale prints into my decor?).  Before I completely change everything, I wanted to show you what my former style looked like.

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The look was inspired by my very first fabric line – Moonlit Garden (issued by Henry Glass/Chanteclaire about 4 years ago).  I used it to make the large bed quilt.  Here’s a close-up of it and a shot of the book cover:

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I used to use a lot of black in my quilts -  I always said black is the key to making all of the other colors sparkle.  Now that I am over using black in every quilt, I refer to it as my gothic-quilting phase.  And no, I didn’t paint my nails black to coordinate with my quilts.  I wasn’t quite that goth.

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The other thing that all of my old patterns had in common was applique.

 

 

 

 

This quilt has tons of applique.  My mom and I designed it together and thought the applique was worth the effort.  I love how the pieced background behind the applique adds an added dimension to the quilt.  It also means that you could leave the applique off if you wanted to – although I really don’t think it would be nearly as interesting.  (This quilt is on the cover of my Once Upon a Summer book and my Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures book.  Sorry – it is not included in the give-away book.)  I’m going to miss this chair – It’s such cool fabric!  Very geometric, very quilty.  (Is that a word?).  I will also miss my velvet pottery barn pillow.  I think they should find a new home at one of my relative’s home where I can go over and visit them when I feel the need.

Now, STOP being sentimental and back to business – This runner, however, is included in the free book.

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I like how the over sized center block gives this runner it’s unique shape.  It also means that you have an inside 135-degree corner to bind.  I have a simple trick for this – remind me to share it with you all sometime.

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Here’s a close-up of the pillow I had on the bed.  I wanted to share it with you because it’s a version of the quilt above that Mom and I designed together.  Really it is – just look closer.  It has a black background, instead of cream and I rearranged the applique shapes.  You know how I love color options!

The bed and armoire have to stay because my Hubby made them – with his own hands!!!  He made them before we were married and like to joke that I married him for his furniture.  It went well with my quilts, so I thought it was a good match :-)

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As I was taking these pictures, I started to feel like – Wait!  I still like my bedroom and started developing these sentimental feeling towards my first fabric line.  I also started to feel like I was a bit crazy, redecorating a perfectly good bedroom, that’s only been finished about 2 years (we gutted the house after we bought it – I can tell you about that sometime too).  Ever since I’ve been rather nervous, wondering if I’m doing the right thing.

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This is as far as I’ve gotten with the new room – walls almost painted, quilt still not done, fabric on order for the shams, furniture still not picked out, and  . . . . still nervous.  I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out.  My “vision” has become a little blurred. 

In conclusion to today’s post – It you are interested in winning the book, just leave me a comment.  You can comment on several things from this post – whether you like applique or not, if you think I’m crazy, if you know where I can get hot pink accessories to go in my new room, or if you married for furniture also.

Smiles,

Heather

 

 

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114 Responses to Pattern of the Week

  1. Rochelle says:

    It is funny how our styles and taste change over time. The applique is a little too fussy for my taste. Love the bold look of the large scale prints. Can’t wait to see it all finished.

  2. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    I would love the book and applique is a favorite of mine. I can understand your hesitation for redecorating though, as the room is beautiful. Oh well, you have the pictures and some great ideas for a completely different look

  3. Diane says:

    I love your room the way it is. The quilt on your bed and on the wall are simply beautiful! As I was reading and looking at the pictures I was thinking why on earth does she want to change this beautiful room! Then when I got down to the picture of the quilt on the wicker chair that is not quite done I knew why. I just love the fabrics and colors in it. It is so bright and cheerful and I think you will love your room even more when you are done! We are women, we like to change things around every so often. So go for it! Out with the old and in with the new! I love to hand applique, but have been making some pieced quilts for my kids lately. I am hand quilting on a hand appliqued quilt for my brother. I have not posted it on my blog yet as I want to wait until I after I give it to him. I would so love to win your book!
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Diane

  4. Paula says:

    I love your room, but I think changing things up is so much fun too! I love your new quilt and I think the color on the wall is PERFECT. Can’t wait to see the finished room.

  5. Amber@MMM says:

    The applique is beautiful. Although it doesn’t fit our current style, the quilt my Grams made us for our wedding has a rose of sharon applique border that is my favorite part of the quilt!

    I think it will be interesting to see the new life your husband’s (beautiful!) furniture takes on with the new wall color and quilt!

  6. mariajhmom says:

    I’m pretty sure you didn’t marry Joel for his furniture. I think it was his accessories. That’s all I’m gonna say about that!

  7. Jessica says:

    I’m excited to see the after photos! Maybe it will inspire me to finish my own bedroom….

  8. Pauline says:

    Love your photos. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt and finished room.

  9. Sherri says:

    I love everything! The new look is going to be fabulous! (And of course, I’d love to win the book)! My husband doesn’t make furniture, but his grandmother used to own a furniture store…so I’m very blessed with some nice pieces!

  10. Audrey Burk says:

    Hi,
    I loved your old look, but the new trend is growing on me. I am currently working on a “Summer Romance” quilt with Moda “Simplicity” fabrics for a very feminine friend of mine for Christmas. I love to piece but hate to quilt, so am incorporating Marti Michell’s quilting in sections ideas. I recently gave our bedroom a makeover, too, complete with sponge-painted walls, and a new wood floor. The process is almost as much fun as the results!

    Audrey Burk

  11. Julia says:

    Hi Heather,
    would you mind if I moved in with you – I love your bedroom & I think – even if it’s gorgeous now – it will be fabulous with a new, fresh look – I wish I were ‘brave’ enough to buy such vibrant coloured fabrics.
    I’m absolutely drawn to the appliqué wall quilt with the Grandmother’s Choice-like blocks…simply stunning…the medallion quilt is adorable & I love the little quilt on the foot of your bed…sorry, love them all ;o)
    Hugs, Julia

  12. May Britt says:

    What a lovely book. I love the colours you have used on these quilts. I am very fond of bright colours like red and black.

  13. Jennifer says:

    You’re definitely not crazy! Its always nice to try a little change. And I love the fabrics in the new quilt (Heather Bailey, I believe?). Very fresh and fun!

  14. Danielle says:

    Love the new quilt … your old style feels like autumn and the new is like spring – bold, refreshing, beautiful. I think you might be able to find hot pink accessories from Pottery Barn’s teen catalog.

  15. Carolyn says:

    So it’s not crazy to want to change your bedroom after 2 years. It’s been longer than that since I let my husband choose the blue that our walls are…what was I thinking? Your room is lovely and I especially love that applique quilt.

  16. danielle says:

    Not crazy, definatly not crazy considering the new quilt. Heck I would redecorat every season if my husband let me but hey… But you know, you could always do a summer and a winter look…That yellow would go well with the old quilt and you could slip cover that chaire and just change a few accessories and voila! :O) Thanks for sharing. Danielle oxo

  17. Megan says:

    I just love the applique all over the room, especially the wall quilt! If you need a new home for them……

  18. Nancy says:

    Love the bedroom furniture. My DH also makes furniture. He built my entire living room in mission style. I LOVE IT….

    Would love a chance at the book….

  19. Robin C says:

    what a wonderful quilt and your bedroom furniture is wonderful. I love oak furniture and he did a terrific job. I’ll be interested in seeing your new room. Can’t wait.

    Put me in the drawing, I’d love that book!

    Robin in VA

  20. Kathy says:

    I don’t think you are crazy…we are allowed to redecorate anytime we want to! But, you are CREATIVE! I like applique, and combining it with piecing, and have been doing lots of Prim applique lately. I would LOVE to learn to bind curves and other than 90 degree angles.

    My DH was the cutest guy in our math class, where we met…and I still think he’s the best looking guy…after 33 years being married, we’ve either done alot of things right, or we are just used to each other…or both!

  21. Cindy says:

    I love your room, but understand about redecorating it. I could redo my rooms annually if budget and time allowed. I love all the new big prints and I’m glad to see you use them. Also love applique :)

  22. Claudia says:

    I love the new quilt and color. My husbands name is Joel and he also make woodworking. Must be something in the name. I’ve not yet got the bedroom set yet, but here soon. I love the way your heading with the larger print. Keep up the good work.

  23. maree says:

    I Love Applique that is my all time favourite part of Patchwork…I Love your Room but I really Love the Colours of your Quilt & if this is an Indication of what your new Room will be like I say GO FOR IT.!!! I have been Renovating some Furniture so Understand the Urge.!!..Can’t wait to see how it pans out…
    Thanks for the Giveaway…..Would Love to Win your Book.
    cheers
    ~Maree~

  24. averyclaire says:

    I love your applique and all your work. Delicious.

  25. Pat says:

    I love the old room. I can’t wait for the new one though. Love it.

  26. Carol Radcliffe says:

    Hi Heather!
    Change is always inevitable. But it is so nice of you to celebrate it by giving your book and table runner away as a way of sharing in that change!!! What an honor that would be, to win it!!! I think you are blessed to be able to have a husband that can change your furniture, a talent that can change the color & mood of your bedroom decor’. You know inside of you that it will definitely turn out wonderful!!! That is how you became who you are!!! Trusting our instincts and judgment are the greatest gifts we have………I hope I am judged, to have such a wonderful honorable piece of your history of being a designer!!!

  27. annie says:

    I say GO for the change. You are so talented, and you can always GO BACK ( though I know you won’t)!!!! BTW…your applique quilt has always been one of my favorite designs and on my “to do” list. But like you, I am really feeling these new fresh fabrics and large chunky blocks. They are somehow so cheerful and engaging…just like you. Would love to win your book. Keeping fingers crossed. Annie

  28. Kathi says:

    I can see your dilemma about the bedroom. I’ve been trying to use the bigger prints in my home too, but they don’t seem to go with anything. But I sure like looking at the newest quilts I’ve made with all the new fabrics. Try out something new for a while, you can always change back. I also love your applique quilts. They’ve given me an idea for a new quilt. thanks.
    Count me in for your drawing. I’d love to win the book!

  29. Lee Anne says:

    You have inspired me to follow through with the new vision I too have for my bedroom. I have always loved red, black, and darker colors…..still do….but I’m looking for a new look with the brighter fabrics – doesn’t mean I won’t go back to red one day! Your fabrics/patterns inspire me….but even more than that….how lucky you are to get to work with your Mom….my Mom, now gone, was the inspiration for the sewing and quilting I do today…every stitch reminds me of her! Thanks again!

  30. polly says:

    I love what you have know but also know that you won’t let us down and what you set your head to something it is going to look amazing:) Put me in for the book:) I love the applique:)

  31. KDavid says:

    hi, I like both the old look, and the new look ! The wicker chair sitting there would be cute in the new room too !

    This is the FIRST time I have seen the new gaudy 60s prints look like something I would do.. How bout that! off to shop ! Have fun.

  32. Kathie says:

    What I too would like to comment on is your husband made furniture!!! Beautiful !!! Your current quilt looks beautiful on it but so will the new one. How cute of you to think giving your old things to a relative is a good idea. Visits will certainly be comforting!! I would love a chance at your book. I’ve shared the ones I own with my mom too and we plan to have a work day during Thanksgiving weekend to try to get the next generation up a moving in a quilting way using your charmed and dangerous book. Can’t wait!!! Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

  33. Diana says:

    I too love applique so you’re quilts are just my style. Your room was beautiful pre remodel!

  34. Carol Lewis says:

    I would love a chance to win this book. I really like your furniture, my husband is also a woodworker so I can appreciate the fine art of his furniture making, very nice. I love your old look but I can understand about wanting a change. The table runner with the over-size block in the middle is one of my favorite items.

  35. Lindsey says:

    You have a beautiful bedroom but the change will be refreshing! I’m new to the quilting world and I’ve just read your article in American Patchwork & Quilting. Contratulations on all your hard work.

  36. Lynne in Hawaii says:

    I just love your bedroom! What you might think about doing is using it as is for fall/winter and the lighter, brighter for spring/summer. Change the quilt, pillow, drapes and such with the seasons. That way you can keep what you have but also have ‘change’!

  37. Rachelle says:

    I love the room the way it is. I also have bedroom furniture my husband made with his own 2 hands. We were already married when he made the bed and night stands for me but I love them and will never get anything else. I have been trying to talk him into building a chest of drawers. Maybe for Christmas!

  38. Mindy says:

    I’m not a huge fan of applique although it is beautiful! I LOVE the quilt done in Heather Bailey fabrics. She is one of my favorites..

  39. Sylvia says:

    I love to appliqué it takes me a long time but is worth it at the end.

  40. Dee says:

    I love your furniture – my husbund has built my homes and some of our furniture – yes, we are spoiled having “handy” men. We are blessed not to have to call someone to take care of every little thing. Tell hubby his furniture is STUNNING.
    dEE

  41. Ginny Worden says:

    Good luck with the projects, the new quilt with the large prints will give you a new upbeat, edgy look. Enjoy the process, you can always use the older quilts in another room.

  42. Carol Broughton says:

    Hi Heather:

    I LOVE the new quilt for your bedroom – it’s so bright and cheerful! It’s always good to freshen things up every so often when your tastes change. Can’t wait to see the photos once the room is completed. Your husband is very talented also! Really enjoy your blog and hope to win the book!

  43. Barbara Colvin says:

    Your old bedroom has a certain formality to it. I am definitely looking forward to the pics of the new look-in progress and done. That quilt is young, fresh, happy and inviting. Do you have a guest room? The old look would be great in there. I’d feel spoiled if I was the guest–but for my own bedroom-relaxed and fun is more my style.

  44. Julie says:

    You are an inspiration. Can’t wait to see the finished makeover. Its really something I should consider. I have beige walls and quite a boring semi-masculine doona cover, I don’t think my hubby would sleep under a floral. I can’t settle on a design for a quilt for our room that suits both of us, hence the room stays boring. Sigh. If I win your book I’ll sit him down for a good look and I might finally be able to makeover our room too.

  45. AllenQuilts says:

    Decorating is a challenge for me, so if I actually manage to pull off something that looks good, I tend to stay with it a loooonnnggg time…lol. I love that armoire! Wow. I would love a chance to win your book.

  46. Sue Cahill says:

    I have always loved quilts that have a combination of piecing and applique and the quilts you show are lovely. The applique looks fairly easy but very pretty. Looks like a wonderful book!

  47. Teresa says:

    The quilt on the wall I first saw in Paducah. I have loked your work since. I think you have a beautiful home.

  48. Linda says:

    I adore the quilt with the applique, but I have to comment on your husbanda building ability…wow… It’s beautiful, I think I would have married him for his furniture too…..lol…

  49. Barbara says:

    I love quilts with applique and patchwork combined. I think they are the best of both worlds!

  50. Alison says:

    I am a creature of habit which usually means I leave rooms the way they have forever been once I get the look I like. I have found that when I push myself to change a room I usually have your same thoughts during the process. I slow down and I always love the new final product. I would encourage you to push through with your new vision and see it through. You can always go back to your original.
    My husband has a very distinct style for how our home would be decorated. He lets me do what I want because he wants me to be happy. It has taken years for me to slowly draw out his taste and integrate “our” look into our home. Once I figured this out our house became our home. We have been married for 28 years.
    What a blessing to have a husband with that kind of talent.

  51. Mary-Kay says:

    I would have married your hubby for the furniture too! Your home is very beautiful. I like applique even though I’m not very good at it. Practice makes perfect.

  52. Brenda says:

    I have always loved black, but totally understand wanting to go bright and bold! The talented husband is priceless!

  53. shauna says:

    I love you room the way it is… but then I’m one of those people that never changes anything, just adds more. That being said, I love your new large scale fabric and think that with your good taste it will be a beautiful room. Either way you’ll have a great room.

  54. Tracey says:

    I love the quilt currently on your bed! I can see why you are having second thoughts about replacing it.

    Here’s my idea: Your bedroom now looks perfect for fall and winter with the rich colors and ornate applique.

    And your new quilt (do I see Heather Bailey fabrics…gah….love her), looks fresh and new like spring and summer. Why don’t you change the look of your room with the seasons? Pick a wall color that would go with either quilt (a yellow?) and keep that fabulous chair and slipcover it to go with the new quilt. Then you can add accessories for either season.

    I would have a hard time deciding on which look I wanted, and this would give you the option to do both!

  55. Linda says:

    Love your room the way it is, Heather, but then I’m very traditional. I love doing applique and piecing – kind of mixes the whole thing up. When you made comment on your husband making the furniture before you married – I was thinking of how young girls would also make their quilts before marriage also – must have been some connection to put your quilts on his bed, eh?? Ummm, if you need a place to put that chair, I’ve got just the spot!!! We have standing joke about me bringing chairs home, all shapes and sizes. Can’t wait to see the finished room, I mean changed room. It looks finished all ready. Hugs!! xo

  56. Wendy says:

    Please count me in on the drawing. I am in the process of redecorating the master bedroom also.

  57. Ellen says:

    How beautiful! Since you love both quilts, couldn’t you change them depending on the season? I guess that would require changing accessories too though, wouldn’t it? I love applique and love how you appliqued over the pieced quilt. Really neat! Love your blog!

  58. Aldana says:

    Uau!!!! I don’t believe, is all very beautifull!!! I am very happy found your blog.
    Can I buy the patterns in Spain?
    Congratulations!!!

  59. Auntie Pami says:

    Wow. I love your house. It is so clean!!! The furniture is the perfect showcase for your work. I adore craftsman/mission style. Amazing, amazing. You are very blessed to be surrounded by all that love and talent so that you can grow as an artist and share with us.

    Thank you.

  60. Roseann says:

    I love the bedroom set – I would not change it. Personally, I like the new quilt better, it’s bright and cheery. Maybe you should keep the bedroom set and just change the quilts by the season. I’m patiently waiting for my Livin’ Large book to arrive as it’s on order. I look forward to
    your blog…

  61. Vickie E says:

    I am a bit torn between your styles. I love the new fabrics you are using but I also love your line of fabric and the muted tones. I think that is true for a great deal of quilters. Some like 30′s and batiks, others prim…but also use brights. My tastes change daily too LOL!

  62. Denise Briggs says:

    Why not change? You live in MN….don’t you layer your quilts to sleep, like we do in SD??? Old quilt favorites never go away, they get covered with new.

    Thanks for your wonderful inspirations!!

  63. Sheila in Ohio says:

    I’ve been buying your books for years and, although I still love the older/darker look too, the difference in fabric choices is adorable. I do have a question– when you applique over piecing (the quilt on the wall designed by you and mother), do you cut out the piecing behind the applique?

    Lucky you to have a hubby who builds things! And that chair can come live with me anyday. Can’t wait to see your re-do.

  64. Sandra McNease says:

    Heather, I know how you feel about getting rid of things. I guess we want to keep the old and have the new too. I love the new quilt for your new bedroom.

  65. Jodi says:

    I love the applique quilt, it’s gorgeous. And I’m loving the little peak at the new color of your room. Will you share what color and brand it is? It looks scrumptious. The furniture is beautiful! My hubby’s quite talented to, and I feel very blessed and lucky that I have a handy man. LOL. ooxx`jodi

  66. MichelleB says:

    I LOVE that last quilt. I have got to go find that book. Like today! LOL

  67. Cindy Keery says:

    I love your old bedroom, but changing things up once in awhile is always fun!! Thanks for offering a give away. :-)

    Cindy

  68. Alana says:

    I too am always nervous about change. I love the new quilt though. The fabrics are amazing. I think its gonna look great!

  69. Kelly Otten says:

    OH my that new colour is stunning!! I’m a brights girl myself and I am salivating over the material for that quilt! Don’t fret! Sometimes change is for the better.
    Kelly O.

  70. Paige says:

    I’m not a huge applique fan, but maybe that’s because I haven’t done a lot of it? I am loving your new bed quilt though!

    I need to try black more frequently. If I do, perhaps the boyfriend will allow me to use the quilts I put together…he’s not a fan of color.

  71. HOPE says:

    I too am a fan of black in quilts…and red! I have grown to really enjoy the greens as in your new quilt..so that may take over the black attack! ;)

    You helped even more with some of the stunning fabrics in your newest quilts!

    I would love to own your book…so many inspiring ideas! Thank You..

    Hope

  72. Cory says:

    I love applique and the look of your bedroom. And no your not crazy for wanting to change the look of the bedroom. I don’t blame you for marrying for the furniture :-), it’s beautiful. I would love to win the book. Take care and God bless, Cory

  73. Nancy says:

    I love your furniture & the quilts. Your books & patterns are great! I sure would like winning the book.

  74. nancy says:

    I still like black in a quilt, a lot!
    Good luck with the redecorating and thanks for entering me in the drawing.

  75. Your previous look is lovely and elegant, but the new quilt seems so FRESH and crisp — I don’t think you will be sorry. I wonder if there is a way you could use the old look in the autumn and winter and the new look in spring and fall?

  76. Your new quilt looks so fresh and fun! I think we all go through seasons, in many aspects of life. Surround yourself with whatever inspires you :)

  77. Jean C. says:

    Heather,
    Your room does look great! But, having a daughter that as soon as she could afford it, would change her room decor about every 6-8 months I truely understand! And what’s not to like… the colors of the walls and the quilt… let alone the furniture! Well why not hang onto the stuff you love/or are sentimental about and use it again say…. in a quest room? Or put it away until you get a quest room!
    First’s are important! Memories and all that are pretty special. Besides the fact that you and your mom made these together. Hmmm, do you have kids? It might be that some day… one of your kids would be interested in one of your “firsts”. You can’t tell I’m a mom can you? I have 4 kids, and 3 are girls! There has been no fighting over stuff, but there are memories to most of the things that we have in our home. Good Ones!
    What ever you decide. It needs to be right with you and your family. Take care!
    Oh, and since tomorrow Nov. 9th is my birthday…. I sure would love to win the pattern book! Byeee.

  78. Scott says:

    I love the new quilt, and I love the old stuff too…I really like the giganto pillow in the chair, and yes, I too married my wife for her furniture…and in turn she got rid of all my old clothes… :)
    Do we get fabric with the book? :)

  79. treasa says:

    Love your room. We are getting ready to re-do ours.A big decision for us because we have different tastes. :) I like the fabric used in your last unfinished quilt.

  80. Kristan says:

    My tastes are changing too inspired by your designs. I used to be a primitive, dark, applique quilter. My husband thinks I’ve lost my mind. You might find hot pink accessories at Pottery Barn Teen.

  81. blop says:

    I have found that if I just change for the seasons, summer and winter, that usually satifies my need for change and that way, it is all new in 6 months, again.
    Love your fabric and patterns!

  82. Mary says:

    I would be very excited to win a prize from you. You’re patterns are very inspiring. I love doing applique!

    Thank you!

  83. Gayle Grier says:

    I love the new quilt and the light, happy feeling it brings. You will love it when it is done and, if for some reason your don’t, you can always use the original quilt again. Best wishes. Gayle

  84. kristine hanson says:

    enjoy your blog

  85. Kathy V says:

    I LOVE your furniture!! Could you use your quilt in another room in your house perhap?

    Enjoy!
    Kathy V

  86. averyclaire says:

    I LOVE APPLIQUE !!!!

  87. Jana says:

    So glad I found your blog! I love your books! Am enjoying the pics of your “old” room (that I find beautiful) and am anxious to see how your new quilt will look on your bed!

  88. kim says:

    Sometimes change makes me feel so good to walk into a room – refreshed and at peace! Enjoy the changes you make.

    My father makes furniture and my husband does not – you are a lucky woman… definitely do not part with the furniture. Can’t wait for the new book.

  89. Leslie L says:

    You’re not crazy, because your quilt-in-progress is gorgeous! No matter what else you do with the room, that quilt will really brighten it up. But I also must say that the chair, pillow, and pieced/appliqued quilt do look great together. Can you store them somewhere, just in case??

    P.S., I just bought two of your other books and I can’t wait to start cutting! (Let the Good Times Roll and The Sweet Life) I just need to get a Jelly Roll or Layer Cake of your new fabric line and I’ll be all set.

  90. Helen says:

    I will go along with the idea in a earlier response, use what is on the bed now for fall/winter and the new bold prints for spring/summer. I love changing with the seasons, it gives me a lift.

    You are very right that our tastes change. When I look at some of my stash, I think what will I ever do with that? Make crises quilts I guess.

  91. Kris says:

    Love everything you do! You have a remarkable gift!

  92. Jennifer says:

    You’re making me nervous just talking about redecorating!! I love both looks, more classic and a little more modern. I think the old look goes better with the furniture, but change is always refreshing. You can always change it back right??? Both are beautiful though… good luck.

  93. Carrie P. says:

    Applique is my passion! and I love all your quilts. They are fantastic!

  94. Lisa says:

    About 6 years ago, I too was into lots of applique and “folksy” quilts. I too am changing up and looking for more contemporary patterns and fabrics. Change is good—I’d change my bedroom every year if I could afford it….LOVE your patterns!!!

  95. Darcy says:

    Hi! I love love love applique…one of my quilty friends just told me about your blog a couple of weeks ago. I love your work. I can see how you like the new big, bolder patterns, as I do too.

    You are much more brave than me though, I don’t think I could follow through and redecorate my room around it…scary!

  96. Cindy B says:

    I just got your new book Livin’ Large. I love it and the use of the big prints. I still like the older books too and have several UFOs from them to finish. But I can’t wait to make something out of the new book…love the new large prints.
    I would redecorate every year if I could!
    Cindy b

  97. Jane says:

    I have this crazy thing where I need to change a room about every 4 years last year it was new wood floors and leather funiture for downstairs. now my 13 year old daughter wants to change her bedroom, your bedroom now, yes, is amazing, but with that new fabric, wow, how fun, bright and cheery, I adore pink, and if you have the store Hobby lobby near you they carry a lot of pink things. Of course, I would love to be entered!

  98. cindratee says:

    I didn’t marry for furniture… I married the furniture rep instead! Access to wholesale pricing on furniture is a plus, but so is the guy. 28 years of marriage.

    Can’t wait to see the room. Love the quilt and the colors.

  99. Laurie says:

    I love the old room – but the new colors are wonderful – very bright and happy. How bright and cheerful on a sunny day. I don’t change things very often – boring, I know. But the new colors are an inspiration and I may just take the plunge!

  100. A Betty says:

    I like the change with the seasons. Either way, is pretty. I don’t care for applique, but I have started to use a bit of black and think it is a nice touch in certain quilts. I am making your scrappy stars pattern now for the second time because I like it so much- and that quilt needs black. Trying new fabrics, colors and patterns is also fun.

  101. kathy jones says:

    I love your sense of taste and style….it is evolving and change is good. Isn’t that what makes quilting fun…you do not have to stay stuck!

  102. Cara says:

    Love your table runner! Definatley would be interested in the trick for the 135 degree binding!
    Looking forward to seeing your new decor.

  103. Shelley Dionne says:

    Heather, I love your old decor but as quilters we love color and experimenting with it so I think you should keep going with the new quilt and new color scheme and follow your instincts and it will all come together! I would love to win so please enter my name! Quiltingly, Shelley

  104. Olga says:

    I love your furniture!! Would certainly be a plus in my book that it was handmade. :) Looking forward to seeing the end results. Sometimes change is just necessary.

  105. Debbie Cameron says:

    Oooh, I’m so happy to have found your blog. Yes, you are nuts the way that you crank out all these books. I just picked up a new one by you 2 mos ago. Wow, you must be in sync lately. I would love to get my hands on the Living Large book. I haven’t seen that one out yet where I live. I don’t ‘love’ applique but it has it’s uses and so I’ve been back at it for my holiday projects this year. It just doesn’t ‘love me back’ the way I feel it should. LOL! I also love to decorate and change rooms but it soooo exhausting.

  106. Liane says:

    I stumbled across your blog a month or so ago and it was the starting point for a journey to lots of blogs. I love it!!!! And I love your patterns!

  107. Beth says:

    Butterflies only make the new leap more fun. But, how about adopting a retreat center where you can spotlight each new look….Just a thought. No I don’t own a center. Just love the whole look and inspiration. On to newer…..Beth

  108. brigette says:

    heather.
    i have mission period bedroom furniture as well so your bedroom just looks like “home” to me! i never knew i loved hand-work, or applique, until i just started doing it a couple of years ago and i’m hooked!!! i’m working on a quilt of yours from that magazine write-up a few months ago and it’s going on my bed when i’m done. i’ll show you when i’m finished!!
    keep your quilt for another season, another year, sometimes it’s fun to switch it up.
    thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  109. Sinta says:

    Mission style is my favorite style of furniture. I would have married for that but knowing your honey made it only makes it better… besides, you know where to go if you want more accessory pieces. I totally flip flop and can’t decide if I like the darker “folk arty” look or the “shabby cottage” look at my house. I am a wanna be applique”r”. I have all the patterns and the tools and several started projects, but I am sooo slow! Does it get better?

  110. Bev C says:

    Gosh I don’t know how you could change anything in your room it is all so beautiful. You are both so talented. I enjoy applique especially by hand it is so relaxing. Good luck with your decisions.

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  112. KBQuilter says:

    I recently moved from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Phoenix, AZ, and have struggled finding a really great quilt store. I’ve started buying fabric off the internet, particularly Fat Quarter Shop. It’s opened up a whole new world to me! I am now addicted to precuts! I recently purchased some of your patterns and am in love. I just ran on to your blog. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into sharing what you do with the rest of us.

  113. Merri Lundquist says:

    Your designs are perfect for the new larger size fabric designs that my 20 somethings daughters seem to like so well. You keep designing and I’ll keep buying!

    Merri

  114. Just discovered the web site…bookmarked it right away.

    Thanks!

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