Pattern of The Week

For our pattern of the week we are going to do something a little different.  Not only can you win the pattern, we are giving away the kit to go with it!!!!!!  I designed the pattern to go with my Serenity fabric line that came out last November.  The quilt is 81″ x 94″.  The kit includes fabric for the quilt top and the binding fabric.  If you are interested in the pattern, go to .  See the stripe used in the border and binding?  You can practice my quick-cut bias binding technique on the stripe!

Here’s that quilt in my downstairs family room – Photo courtesy of American Patchwork and Quilting

See those scraps hanging on the wall?  This is what I did with them:


 I stretched the fabric over a canvas, stapled it down and hung it in a grid.  I just didn’t have it finished whn APQ was at my house photographing.  Somehow, those scraps got lost in the shuffle and weren’t taken down before the picure was taken.  Oops!

Would you like to see something else done with Serenity? 

When this fabric showed up, I decided to redecorate this bathroom to go with it – they both have a vintage feel that work well together.  I just painted the walls tan, the tub blue, and made the small wall quilt (called the everyday Table Topper from my book Charmed and Dangerous).  When I got the artwork back, I framed it and hung it on the wall.  See –

I also used this fabric to make the projects from “The Kitchen Collection” – a grouping that I designed with my mom.  All you need is a charm pack, your favorite floral for the apron, and some border prints.

Now that I’ve shown you a few things to do with Serenity, I better add another give-away!  I’ll add a Rollie Pollie – that a 5″ strip from everything in the line.  You can cut it up into charms or jellies or whatever you wish!  Can you tell I love to give away things?  The Rollie Pollie is courtesy of my fabric company, Henry Glass.

To sign up for the give-away- just leave me a comment.  This time I would like to hear about one or two of your favorite blogs.  Have a great weekend!


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137 Responses to Pattern of The Week

  1. Heather says:

    What a cute idea to wrap the fabric around a canvas and hang it on the wall, it’s very pretty.

    I’ve been making a lot of your table runners lately, to give away for Christmas gifts, they are super addicting.

    Love this pattern you are giving away, it’s nice!

    A few of My favorite blogs are (it’s hard to pick):

  2. Wendy Steward says:

    ooooh….count me in for the give-away. Two blogs I read regularly are Kim’s Big Quilting Adventure and Sawdust and Cowpies. The first one is about one California woman’s quilting and everyday funny stories. The second one is a guy in Missouri who tells hilarious stories and is just always interesting and down-to-earth. His sense of humor tickles my funny bone.

  3. VIckie E says:

    I love how you used the fabric over canvas…great idea! I want to do that…tonight LOL! Gosh I have sooo many blogs in my blog list that it’s hard to pick….let’s see….Sharon at and Kim at aremy top 2 favorites……

  4. Amber@MMM says:

    Wow, what a giveaway!

    I would have to say two of my favorite blogs in the crafting realm are A Quilt is Nice and Crazy Mom Quilts.

    I am somewhat new to quilting–I’ve only ever handquilted one crib size, one piece quilt. I’ve not yet done any piecing or machine quilting. This would be such a fun way to get started!

  5. VIckie E says:

    I tried to leave a comment once and it didn’t work so I am going to try this again! I love the idea of fabric over canvas. I want to do that tonight! my favorite blogs are Sharon at redgeranium cottage and Kim’s at Kim’s big quilting adventure…but I have like 50 blogs on my blog list….

  6. Karen says:

    What a peaceful quilt! I love the scraps on the wall too! My favorite blog currently is Bonnie Hunter’s She has such a way with scrap quilts. I also love Gudrun Erla’s She was recently at Morning Quilter’s with a tremendous trunk show. I love to support and check out our Minnesota designers. Keep up the eye candy and information you provide.

  7. Sandy B says:

    Hopefully I’m doing this right since I’m new to the blogging world. My favorite site is Cindy at hyacinthquiltdesigns. Cindy is local and I’ve taken one of machine quilting classes. She is so knowledgeable and patient. I love this line of fabric- I have a couple pieces that I couldn’t resist.

  8. Shelly says:

    Thank you Heather for sharing your talents. In addition to your blog, I enjoy Joan Hawley’s Lazy Girl Designs blog.

  9. Moneik S says:

    I love the fabrics and the pattern is great. My two favorite blogs are Jen aka Cre8tive Quilter and Jill aka Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor Both are young quilters like myself who have found a friendship in quilting and are always looking to be more prolific. They are both awesome quilters and friends.

  10. annie says:

    Oh I can’t imagine how high I would JUMP if I won!!!! Not a pretty picture, but I would be that happy!!!! Two of my favorite blogs right now have touched my heart deeply. They are Nie Nie Dialogues and her sister’s blog C Jane enjoy It. If anyone has not been to these sites I beg you to go…and then I ask you to contribute with prayers or donations. Both are much needed.

  11. Ruby says:

    What a beautiful blog you have!! I just bought one of your patterns on my vacation in Lake Tahoe.
    Sharon aka red geranium cottage and Kim’s are also my top two blogs!!!

  12. Audrey P says:

    I love all of your fun decorating ideas! Two of my favorite blogs are PamKittyMorning and My Yellow Farmhouse. Those gals are so fun 🙂

  13. Carol says:

    I’ve only recently started reading quilting blogs and my list is growing but it would be hard to pick out a favorite — there’s so much inspiration! My favorite non-quilting blogs belong to my daughter and daughter-in-law because they keep me so informed of my far away grandkids.

  14. Becky L says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the scrap canvas idea. I always get carried away with my fabric purchases. What a great way to use some of the scraps. I would love to be entered into the drawing!!!

  15. Sue Cahill says:

    There are so many wonderful blogs I visit regularly so it’s hard to pick two as favorites.
    Here are two I really enjoy:
    Polka Dot Pineapple ( – she makes the cutest projects
    Kate’s Quilting (
    What a wonderful, generous giveaway!!!
    I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

  16. ai731 says:

    I’m an absolute beginner, so my favourite blogs and websites right now are the ones with basic “How To” information and tips and tricks to get started. I’ve quilted three whole blocks, but I’d love to see what I could do with a Real quilting project!

  17. Marian B says:

    How creative to stretch fabric over canvas! I have the perfect little corner to hang it to coordinate with my “couch quilt”. I have been making your patterns for years (at least 6!) but just found out you had a blog. I followed a link here from one of my favorite blogs – Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens.

  18. LuAnn M says:

    Love the Serenity pattern and fabric! I also love the canvas idea. My favorite blogs are Red Geranium Cottage and Primitive Quilts and Gardens.

  19. Liz G. says:

    Love the framed fabric canvasses – even the stretched ones. Great idea!

    Two of my favorite blogs are Passing Down Crazy ( (she’s a knitter AND a quilter) and Big Mama (

  20. Ronda says:

    I like to read but I think she is not such a secret.

    I’d love to win this kit for my MIL. she makes her quilts the old fashioned way… no machine! what heirlooms they are! I usually help her cut her fabric with a rotary cutter.

  21. Kathy says:

    I like to read blogs that are informative and give inspiration and yet are ‘real life’. Of course, yours is one of my favorites…I love seeing the photos and reading about your quilting life.
    I also like Ami Simms “Through the Eyes of a Quilter”. Ami is funny, especially when she has writings from her dog. She talks alot about her Mom and Alzheimers and hoping for a cure. I think alot about my Dad (who is gone now) when I read her blog.
    I have many others on my list, and it’s neat to read them and see that we share so many things besides quilting…but it is the quilting ‘thread’ that ties us together. Reading about fabric and patterns designers makes me want to make their projects…you know they are real people, not just sitting at a desk.

    Thanks for letting me express these things. And as always, thanks for all you do for us in the World of Quilting.

    I hope you will tell us all about MARKET…I’ve been to Festival, but would LOVE to go to Market one day!

  22. Christina says:

    Absolutely love that apron and runner!

  23. Amy says:

    Oh, your house is sooooooooo beautiful, I really need to finish my UFOs so I can hang them up. And I love the fabric/canvas idea – I’ll have to find a place to do that in my house.

  24. Pat says:

    Love those decorating ideas. I have so many favorite blogs. Let me see… and Of course they both come after yours.

  25. Cindy Lammon says:

    It’s really hard to pick just 2 blogs – there are so many good ones. OK I’ll pick – Fresh Figs and Bunny Tales. I tried your technique for cutting binding – love it!

  26. Gayle Grier says:

    Beautiful fabrics and an interesting pattern. Enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for offering the “contests”. All the best to you. Gayle

  27. Rachel says:

    Ooohh. The bathroom is gorgeous and I’d love to have a soak in that tub. I can’t think of anything that would inspire me to get off my butt and do some sewing than to win the giveaway. A couple of my favourite blogs (at this moment) are Posy and Anna Maria Horner. But I find it hard to pick. I must have a list of 30 “favourites” and then I skip around a lot.

  28. Gretchen says:

    I love the wonderful vintage look of your new fabric line! Beautiful! My favorite blogs are Bunny Tales (Anne Sutton with Bunny Hill Designs), Moonbeams in a Jar (because Mary Anne has a wonderful crazy sense of humor), and my quilting friends The Quilting Booklady (Becky), Life in the Slow Lane (Karin), and Silver Thimble Talk (Pat Wys of Silver Thimble Quilt Co.).

  29. Di says:

    That fabric is gorgeous! So serene… fav blogs? Oh boy, I like PamKittyMorning’s blog and Holly Holderman’s blog (wish she would write more often) and Judy L’s and Bonnie Hunters, and Sister’s Choice and Anyone Can Quilt…the list goes on and on. Another favorite blog is The Pioneer Woman’s blog…she’s a hoot and very enjoyable.

  30. Jenn says:

    Oh, is that palette wonderful! Here’s to hoping! I read Pioneer Woman everyday, and Tallgrass Prairie Studio when ever she blogs. I have a bunch that I come back to all the time, but these two are always the first stops. Though Camille at Simplify ranks pretty high up there as well:)

  31. Alison says:

    Obviously I love your blog – just love the fabrics and all your patterns. I read many blogs, but have had to put myself on a ‘blog diet’ otherwise I lose just too much time! Two that I read regularly are Material Obsession and Rosalie Quinlan, both from Australia. I appreciate they update them regularly (unlike my own) and like yours, are full of inspirational ideas. Thanks Heather.

  32. Kathie says:

    What a generous giveaway. My favorite blogs are Pam Kitty Morning (she is just darling!!!) And Bunny tales. I’m a sucker for quilting and animals……. and honest to goodness girltalk!!! I have the Charmed and Dangerous Book. Thanks for the great ideas for all the charm packs I buy or have been gifted 🙂 Kathie

  33. diane says:

    Love your bathroom! that’s a strange thing to love about a person! My favorite blogs are my daughter’s Random According to Nancy and I like TallGrassPrairie and and and Here’s hoping to win from IDAHO!!! Thanks for all the photos and lovely fabric!

  34. Shauna says:

    I love your new fabric line and all the ideas you’ve given for it, especially decorating and painting your bathroom around it!
    I’m fairly new to your blog and so glad I’ve found it. Other blogs I really enjoy are Sister’s Choice Quilts and Hen and Chicks, to name a few.

  35. Tina Dillon says:

    Love your SERENITY fabric. I have many favourite blogs that I visit. Many are inspirational – here are just a few that I love to visit – Cathy from Willow Valley Store, Cheryl from Willowberry Designs and Leanne from Leanne’s House.
    Tina D (Melbourne)

  36. Sandy says:

    Love the SERENITY fabric and The Kitchen Collection. Besides Trends & Traditions, I enjoy Kim’s Big Quilting Adventure and Willow Valley Store.

  37. Julie says:

    The Serenity fabric is lovely. I read a lot of blogs but my favourite is Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara. I also like Red Geranium Cottage, Leanne’s House and Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville’s Quips and Snips.

  38. Jessica says:

    One of my favorites is The Elmo Wallpaper, I always find myself thinking, “Yes, that’s exactly it! Why can’t I say it like that?”
    I love the pattern and the fabric–here’s hoping!

  39. Nancy says:

    I read Linda at All-Stitched-Up every time she posts…She is a very sweet, generous, good person and those are hard to come by in this day and age….

    I used to read a blog about a little farmhouse in Texas. The lady left her house for a vacation home in the mountains to write and I had a computer crash and lost her address. Sure wish I could find her again….

  40. Carol Lewis says:

    I love your Serenity fabric. What a great idea the fabric on the canvas squares and I love the apron, pot holders and table runner for the kitchen. The color tones are so soft and pretty. I would love a chance to win the fabric.

  41. Kathy says:

    The Serenity fabrics are stunning!!

    The blog I follow most closely would be
    Christine is my sister. She does beautiful work. She made your Crossroads Tablerunner for my birthday in May. Today she’s stitching down the binding on another one for our mum. Such a beautiful pattern.
    I also follow:
    … and many, many more! This blogging thing is quite addictive 🙂

  42. Sherri says:

    First of all…I love the pattern and the Serenity line! Absolutely gorgeous colors. I just used your bias binding tutorial last week…it was my first time making bias binding ever…and it was a breeze–thanks! As for my favorite blogs…I love the Pink Penguin blog…she has great tutorials, and Red Geranium Cottage is wonderful as is Loft Creations and…oh there are just too many to name!

  43. Jodi says:

    I LOVE all the ideas you give on your pattern of the week! Way fun! Too funny, I just put some fabric over 12×12 boards for my family room! It turned out so cute. I’ll have to do a post on them. I have so many favorite blogs I don’t know who to send you to! I’ll list a few that were the very first blogs I found and still visit often. Freda’s Hive, Quilt Taffy, Yellow Farm House, Restyled Home. Happy Weekend! ooxx`jodi

  44. Sandra McNease says:

    I love this pattern,but you are one of my favorite designers. Pickety Sticks is my fav pattern. Two blogs that i go to are cre8tive quilter and crazy mom quilts

  45. Deb says:

    Wow! I love the colors of the line! And really love the pattern/kit give away! Of course I like anything you do. Favorite blogs: Love quiltville’s blog, , and I really like my blog:
    com visit sometime!

  46. Ann says:

    I picked up the pattern sheet at my local quilt shop several months ago, but didn’t make the connection until I read your blog tonight! No wonder I liked the pattern!

    I enjoy reading Bonnie Hunter’s blog.

    Keep up the good work!

  47. Joanna says:

    Wow I love your place so much and the fabric really does match it! The canvas idea is fantastic. Fabric as art other than a quilt – fabulous! As for blogs, I am ashamed to admit that I am subscribed to over 200 – I love them – can’t get enough! I really love Nanette’s blog – and always save it as one of the last I read. She does such great stuff:)

  48. Dawn says:

    I’m lovin’ this line. I also really like your blue bathtub. We had a blue bathtub in the house I grew up in. Now for some of my favorite blogs…humm…I really like Pink Penguin, Quilt Taffy, Red Geranium Cottage …oh there are just too many..

  49. Sherry says:

    Try this again. I love the Serenity Line, gorgeous fabrics. I like what you have done going beyond a quilt with the fabric. One of my favorite blogs has to be RedGeraniumCottage because I have too much in common with Sharon, so says me 🙂
    I also love FredasHive, talk about a truely nice person! Glad I found your blog.

  50. Laura says:

    I love blogs that provide inspiration and provide great ideas that I can then interpret it make it my design. A couple of blogs I love are Pioneer Woman and Painted threads. Two different blogs but I love them just for that. I have bought your patterns before and love your blog! I would love to win your giveaway as my son just got married and I always make a quilt for the newlyweds. I know my new daughter-in-law would love the pattern and fabrics. She is new to quilting and those are her colors. Have a wonderful weekend!

  51. Camille says:

    Count me in! I could definitely use more of your fabric. I love that line! Your house is so beautiful, and that bathroom is so… serene. 🙂

    I subscribe to around 200 blogs, so there is no way I could pick favorites! Love them all for different reasons.

    I can’t remember if I’ve asked, are you going to be at fall market?

  52. Julia says:

    What a beautiful pattern & fabric – and I simply love the pictures taken in your home…great idea to use fabric on canvas…!
    Here are some of my favourite blogs of non-designers…: {Nicole is such a productive woman and I LOVE her stories about Ozzie & Sophie} {Anna is such a nice person…} {you HAVE to read what Sharon writes…she is THE quilting blogger…so fun}
    There are so many more…haven’t even mentioned the ‘designer blogs’ I love to read…so if you need more addresses, don’t hesitate, I’ve plenty on my rss list ;o)
    Hugs, Julia

  53. Margaret says:

    What a fabulous giveaway!
    This is my first time here and I arrived via Auntie’s Quaint Quilts so that is obviously one of my favourites. I wouldn’t have known about your blog had it not been for Christine.
    How do I choose another blog when I like to visit so many…….I’ll go with Chookyblue as I love to see not only her quilting but her beautiful photography.

  54. Letty says:

    Hi, gorgeous fabrics, that would be wonderful to win, thanks for this giveaway. I have many many crafty blogs that I read, I love Decor8, Creative Little Daisy, and most of all the Sew Mama Sew blog with those wonderful tutorials!

  55. Christine says:

    Hello Heather. What a fabulously generous giveaway you are having. I have been a fan of your patterns for a while now. Actually putting the binding on a Crossroads Tablerunner for my Mum tonight. Very pleased that I have discovered your blog … it has quickly become one of my favourites. Some of my other favourites are Kviltstina from Sweden, Abyquilt in Norway and Lynette Anderson Designs here in Australia. Take care.

  56. Bloom says:

    What a wonderfully generous giveaway! I can’t let this opportunity pass without sharing some of my favourite Australian blogs with you:

    Kind regards, Ros.

  57. Sharlene says:

    I have just found your blog and it is SO inspiring.
    You have such creative ideas for all of your fabrics — even the scraps.
    I’ve also just found the new world of blogs — i started with Mickey Depre and find it all new morning instiration.
    Thank you for entering my name in the drawing.
    Sharlene Owens

  58. Jo says:

    I love how you used the fabrics in new ways! I have several of your books – as I think about it, I’ve selected them more for the decorative quilted pieces – toppers, wall hangings.

    I have a bunch of blogs in my reader, but two of my favorites are Judy from Patchworktimes, and Sharon of Red Geranium Cottage. They both share so much of themselves and are so creative!

  59. shelley says:

    Wow and Wow! A beautiful room with beautiful quilts and fabric — both of them! I wasn’t going to post, just drool this time. Then I said, but if I win I could work on this project at my retreat in November!

    I think I have visited most of the other blogs that have seen posted so far. A couple of my favorites are Happy Zombie, Monica Snow and Freda’s Hive, Nanette. Yours, of course, is one of the best! Thank you.

  60. Karen says:

    My sewing room looks like a fabric store, so what I really need is more fabric! I really enjoy your site. I also love: (Tongue in Cheek)
    Thanks for being so generous!


  61. Valerie says:

    Beautiful fabric. I love all the ways you use it to decorate. Oh and I love my daughters blogs.

  62. Kathy from NH says:

    Oh the Serenity fabrics are so inviting!

    My two favorite quilt blogs are Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts
    and Anna Maria Horner’s blog

    These two blogs have really broadened my horizons when it comes to color and scale in fabric and quilt designs. Anna Maria posts a lot about her family and life and always has beautiful photos. Mrs. S. is a hoot and a greater quilter too.

  63. Carol Broughton says:

    Hi Heather: You are so talented and so generous also! I would love to win the Serenity kit! I especially enjoyed your creative decorating ideas like the fabric scraps on canvas. Some of my favorite blogs are Pamkittymorning and Bunny Tales.

  64. sibylle says:

    Wow, love your decorating 🙂

    2 of my favourite blogs are
    Old Red Barnco, love the music, often have it on just playing in the background, oh and of course the pics and posts 🙂
    Another favourite is Be strong and courageous by Susie Sams
    Awesome christian family that has been through a lot, but some great news on there today 🙂

  65. I am so excited to finally put this together (for myself), but I actually had already purchased a kit with this great fabric! It is awesome and you should be proud. I just love how peaceful and tranquil it seems. Cute bedroom redo! It is always good to get ideas like that canvas project! How fun is that? I would love to win any of it. . .anyone would. Thanks for giving with such a gracious heart. It will warm someone’s home, I am sure of that.

  66. Oh dear, in all the excitement I forgot to share a favorite blog. It is so hard to pick. I enjoy Serenity

    and I get a lot of great ideas right now from these

    I could go on, but I will hold myself back!

  67. Shauna says:

    I really love your new fabric line and the projects you’ve shown using it, especially your bathroom makeover! I’m new to your blog and very happy I found it!!

  68. Molly says:

    I lovec all of the creative ways you used your fabric! Especially the ones hung on the wall!

  69. linda k says:

    hi Heather, love the giveaway!!! very generous of you!!! my faforite blogs are oneshabbychick and skiptomylou.
    Thank you! From holland, Linda

  70. Carolyn says:

    The projects you’ve made are all wonderful! My favorite blogs are Leanne’s House and Cinderberry Stitches…I love their work! Please enter me in the draw…thanks!

  71. Carrie P. says:

    I really love your decorating style. The fabrics are so nice. I have lots of favorite blogs but I always visit LoftCreations.blogspot first.

  72. Nancy Loge says:

    Good Morning Heather! I’d LOVE to win the kit–I haven’t bought any of this line yet, but have looked at it many times! I don’t read a lot of blogs these days, due to lack of time but yours is my favorite, then I check out my son-in-law and daughters (Heather) blog, but they don’t update very often. I also check up on Deron Arnold’s blog, as he is waiting for a double lung transplant. I’d like a list of quilting or knitting blogs though-then I will get hooked!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  73. Molly Culley says:

    Hi Heather, this is the first time I’ve been to your website and blog, and it’s fabulous! One of my favorite blogs is by Valori Wells. Her latest entries/photos about the Sisters Quilt Show have been great! Loved your pattern in AP&Q! 🙂

  74. Favorite blogs?? there’s so many!

    Love the glimpses into your home 🙂

  75. Sequana says:

    One of my fave blogs is Faster than Kudzu. It’s not a quilt blog but an author; gives me smiles every time I read it.

    You’re really generous with your giveaways.

  76. Stefanie says:

    Hello Heather!

    Thank you for another great pattern of the week. I love the colors in your Serenity line-very soft and sophisticated! The way that you have decorated your home makes it seem so inviting!

    I love to read your blog! I love that you show your patterns in differenct color waves. The varity is so helpful.

    Other blogs that I love to read are Fresh Figs and Simplify by Camille @ Thimble Blossoms!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  77. Kristan says:

    I’ve never blogged until I read yours! So, you are my favorite!! I just finished your Shooting Stars quilt. Fantastic pattern and perfect instructions. Thanks for the giveaways!

  78. Alison says:

    My must read blogs include the Yarn Harlot and Brooklyn Tweed. They are both knitting blogs but give me such a great balance each morning as I start my day. I love your quilts!

  79. Stephanie says:

    Such a generous giveaway and I love how you showed off your creations in your house.

    I’ll list the first two blogs I discovered and still read on a daily basis: Melly & Me, an Australian sister design team, and Freda’s Hive…she may not know this but she encouraged me to take the plunge into blogging.

  80. Lisa says:

    Your blog is at the top of my list to check. Thank you for showing us so many inspiring ideas…I also like to check out A Tadd More, Holly Blog, Megan’s Blog, Simplify and Fresh Figs.

  81. Roseann says:

    Oh, I just love the colors of the Serenity line. I also have the Charmed & Dangerous book (hint, hint) so that I could make the lovely wall hanging you have in your bath. Love what you did in the whole room. Very calming. Anyway, a few of my favorite blogs are ankastreasures (of course!), bunny hill tales, hello my name is heather (heather bailey) and fresh figs. They are all in my blog list.

  82. Patricia says:

    Everything is gorgeous – fabric – pattern – ideas – decorating! Three favorite blogs are: pinkchalkstudio, kimsbigquiltingadventure and bakerella.

  83. Laurie says:

    Love the colors in this line! What fun it would be to win! I look at Cherry Hill Cottage and HelloMyNameIsHeather (Heather Bailey), among others. Love your blog – your photos are great, and tips are so helpful.

  84. Ginny Worden says:

    I love the colours, and the projects that Serenity have inspired you to do. I have many favorite blogs, but 2 of mine our Sister’s Choice Quilts, and Under a Blue Moon.Sisters they are, and it is so interesting to see there similarities and differences , like so many of us that are, and have sisters. A new one to me that has become a favorite is Quilt Hollow. This is fun. Thanks to everyone for sharing, and good luck.

  85. Judy says:

    Heather…Just totally love the quilt hanging in your family room. The Serenity Lane was named so appropriately! I enjoy the ‘Patchwork & News’ blog very much. Saw you at the ‘Flying Goose’ last week and I had so many things I wanted to ask you but you were very busy so maybe next time.

  86. Robin says:

    I love Serenity!! As a matter of fact I have it in a wall hanging in my family room. I really like the idea of stretching fabric over the canvas and haning it up. As always fabulous ideas….. hope you enjoy the weekend.

  87. Sheila says:

    I have loved this line of fabric since I first saw it in The Quilter mag in March. I am so impressed with you showing the versatility and how the fabric works in the designer’s mind for things other than quilts. I’ve really enjoyed your blog since you started up!

  88. A Betty says:

    Beautiful ideas for your fabric! I only read about 5 blogs- yours, my two nieces, and Marsha’s Garden. Oops, guess that’s only 4.

  89. Evelyn says:

    Lovely, lovely fabrics! My favorite blogs lately are Crazy Mom Quilts and Mr. Monkeysuit.

  90. sharon says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog. I love your things. I’d love to be entered in your drawing if it’s not tooo late.
    Well my favorite blogs………..ooohhh that’s a tough one cause I have so many. But let me pick two…………
    thimbleanna and yellowfarmhouse. I hated to pick two I just want to go on record with that. LOL

  91. Debbi says:

    Beautiful fabrics! I’m inspired by your decorating ideas. Read so many blogs I hardly get anything done anymore…always check out Bonnie Hunters blog and the Pioneer Woman blog.

  92. BethAnn says:

    Wow what a beatiful bathroom. Two of my favorite blogs right now are Cinderberry Stitches and the other one is Portebello Pixie.

  93. Bev says:

    Love this line of fabric and of course the pattern is fabulous!! Congratulations.
    I follow Fresh Figs and local blogs like Hyacinth Designs. I enjoy your blog and love love love the pictures..

  94. Cara says:

    Hi Heather! LOVE your new fabric line- all my fave shades of color! I enjoyed your article in APQ, which led me to your blog and I instantly added you to my list…my fave blogs…there are so many I read but I definatley love Fresh Figs and Simplify by Camille Roskelly…I also of course read my best quilting bud’s blog The quilt Buddy.
    Thanks for sharing your house and the way you decorate with quilts- it has inspired me to do more! : )

  95. Helen Widerski says:

    Hi Heather: I am new to this, but have told every one about your web site since I seen you at the Walker Quilt show. You did a awesome presentation there.
    I love your patterns and ideas.The one on cutting bias binding really works well!
    Please enter me in your drawing.

  96. Gail says:

    I love your creativity! The pictures in your house make your home look calm and peaceful. Just lovely!
    I do not have a blog and I visit different quilting blogs every day … a few are on my “favorites” list – I’ve just added yours!

  97. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    One of my favorite blogs is Fresh Figs:
    Love the quilt kit and fabric.

  98. Sue says:

    I have lots of quilt blogs I enjoy reading- do I have to just pick 2? Sister’s choice quilts and Hens and chicks are always in my top two. Another is Crazy mom quilts- she has lots of great projects, many of which would look great in your fabrics. She uses lots of scraps in her projects so nothing goes to waste. I love how you did you bathroom- it looks great!

  99. Janet Checchio says:

    I love the colors in your Serenity quilt. I also think the other quilt you have on your wall in the family room is spectacular. I will have to look for that pattern. Blogs that I go to regularly are Sisters Choice and Bunny Hill. Of course, those are quilting blogs. I also love Tartlette and Smitten Kitchen for great recipes. Wish me luck! Janet

  100. Ellen says:

    Love the color choices in the quilt! I am working on your Round About pattern, and I am loving it! I am new to blogs…so yours is the only one I know of, so it is my fav! I am going to check out all the other ones everyone has posted…hmmm wonder if I can get by with not sleeping for two days while I read blogs…

  101. Cory says:

    I would love to be intered into the give-away for the Rollie Pollie. Thank you for offering this wonderful prize. Two of my favorite quilting blogs are Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville and Anna Maria Horner’s blog Take care and God bless, Cory

  102. Lisa D. says:

    I would love a chance to win! My favorite blog belongs to my dear friend, Nicole. Not only does she take amazing photos of her beautiful quilts and decorating stytle, but she has the 2 cutest dogs ever!

  103. Karen says:

    I love your fabrics, and would be thrilled to win! My favorite blogs are Sister’s Choice Quilts and Carolina Patchworks. Thanks! Karen

  104. Cindra says:

    I love this fabric!

    A couple of my favorite blogs are:

    The Pioneer Woman

    and Passing Down Crazy

  105. Linda says:

    What a gorgeous collection of ideas. My favorite lists seems to keep growing, but one of my favorites is Stina is such a sweet woman.

  106. Shannon says:

    That fabric collection is beautiful! My favorite site is I love her tutorials and ideas. However, your blog is becoming a favorite as well. Count me in for the give-away!

  107. polly says:

    what a give away…I don’t know who I like to list for my favorite blogs… I have so many. don’t even know if you will have time to check them all out. I would love to win:)

  108. Jody Mellenthin says:

    Hi Heather- just bought a new sleigh bed and need to make a NEW quilt and I love your Serenity – I was thinking that I should paint those old walls the palest pistachio, if I win – I’m SURE of it! I read ‘Passing Down Crazy’ and I adore ‘KnitSpot’ as well many others. Like yourself, I love to quilt and knit … also bead, sew…etc. I think that you have the best job in the world – how does one even BEGIN to get to design fabric????

  109. Elin says:

    Hello Heather, I wish I could just reach out and touch the fabrics and see them for real but admiring them onscreen will have to do for now, your fabrics are not available here in Iceland so I have ordered them online as well as your books and pattern wich I have admired for many years. It is very inspiring to see photos of how you decorate your home with the fabrics. I wish you all the best and may your buisness blossom for years to come.

    Two inspiring blog that I read – although difficult to choose just two.

  110. I just found your blog today. I have read it completely. Please sign me up for the giveaway. A few of my favorite blogs are, and too many others to mention. I love all your fabric. Just ordered your Anka’s Treasure book!!!

  111. Sinta says:

    Hi Heather,
    Ooh, love the colors of your new line of fabric! Please enter me in to the mix for the drawing. A couple of my favorite blogs to read are Bunny Tales, Anne from Bunny Hill ( a fellow Henry Glass designer) and also Becky’s blog, Sweet Cottage Dreams. Thanks for the fabric inspired decorating ideas.

  112. Kathy says:


    I have always treasured your books…and your blog is just one more way you demonstrate your creativity. I love how you blend trendy with traditional…it makes your line unique.

  113. Rene S says:

    I love the fabrics. Your bathroom turned out beautiful. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with tans and blues.

  114. ineke platvoet says:

    Gosh, these are lovely fabrics and a great pattern. I also love the ideas to use the fabrics in an other way than making quilts.
    Hugs from Holland,

  115. Robyn says:

    I love your blog, thanks for a chance to win. Two of my favorite blogs are: because I love her stitcherys and her style and Mark Lipinski
    because he’s just so darn funny!

  116. Jolene says:

    I am really enjoying your website/blog. The only other one I visit is

    I love seeing your different quilts, patterns, fabrics, etc. etc. I look forward to each of your next entries.

  117. Julianna says:

    My sister’s blog is my favorite. She started on at and it’s such a fun way to keep up with her life.

  118. mary says:

    wow stunning fabric and great uses of it.

    thanks. Count me in the giveaway please

  119. Becky says:

    Love the pictures! I like to see how someone can decorate with quilts without going over-the-top i.e. still having a house that would be comfortable to really live in (and not just be a gallery).

    As far as blogs go – beyond family & friends, here are two: – mostly links and some instructions – she seems like a fun/modern/young/creative/crafty person – and that’s a bit of what I inspire to be! – I actually work with this site, so that’s probably cheating. 🙂 It’s not even remotely quilt-related, however! It’s about “how imperfect people become all God intended.”

  120. Connie says:

    love your new fabric line! recently bought the apron / tablerunner pattern – high hopes of making a few for gifts
    you and your Mom have put so much creativity and hard work into your company these past 9+ years and we thank you!

  121. Madeline Tollestrup says:

    Love your fabrics . As far as favorite blogs go;
    paintinmyhair and

  122. Madeline Tollestrup says:

    love the fabric, Fave blogs and paintinmyhair

  123. Edna says:

    Wow! Your quilts are fantastic and your use of them in decorating your home is wonderful. Please enter me in your drawing – two favorite blogs that I read are:

    crazy mom quilts –

    pages from me –

  124. Madeline says:

    A couple of my favorite blogs to read are my dear friend from St. Louis and my sister-in-law’s blog at

  125. Karen L says:

    Heather, you have come a long way with your pattern designing…..and now with fabric. I met you several years ago at a retreat on Lake Carlos, it have been nice watching you take a dream and turn it into reality. My favorite blog to read is:

    Karen Langseth

  126. Sally says:

    My friend bought a kit with this fabric when we were in South Carolina. I would love to win so I could have one also.

  127. Miss Snips says:

    Wow a long list of people who would love to sew your quilt — and Me Too!
    When i fall in love with a particular fabric, I have been putting it into an embroidery hoop and display it on the walls of my sewing room in groups. I just pin the extra fabric together on the back so when I get tired of it, I can put a new fabric in and then admire that one for awhile…
    Favourite Blogs? I really enjoy My Recycled Bags at
    and Simply Thrifty at
    but those are only two, I probably have 40 on my rss feed that I check on a regular basis, including this blog!

  128. Jackie says:

    I just love your new fabric line. Wow and you totally redecorated your house around it, beautiful. I was sent here from Dandelion Quilts, so obviously I love that blog, but I will give you 2 more. Mrs. Schmenkman is a fav and so is Exhuberant Color.

  129. ozjane says:

    Love the soft tones of the fabrics and those on the wall are great. Have found an inexpensive source of canvas’s and am about to try a fabric frames piece of silk ribbon embroidery.
    My favourite blogs often relate to my friends, then a cross section of my interests, then those which have tutorials. Crazy Mom quilts, Above the clouds are a couple.

  130. Laurie says:

    The colors and patterns are beautiful with Serenity – great name! Thank you for this chance to win such a nice prize!

    Two of my fav blogs are:

    Melly and Me

  131. kathie says:

    Love this fabric line, really enjoyed seeing quilts hanging in your home. Would love to make that quilt for our home.
    Love that bathroom!
    the quilt on the wall in your family room is beautiful.

  132. sharon kruml says:

    Love your website I just discovered it. I own two of your patterns and love them they are litttle charmers one and two. I have made all of the patterns in each of them and have just taken them out to use them again for Xmas presents.
    Two of the blogs that I really enjoy are Bonnie Hunters All people quilt and Chooky Blue. I belong to 2 quilt guilds and am just starting to branch to design my own designs. I just did my first one and as soon as I get Xmas out of the way I have an idea for my next one. Sharon

  133. cynthia says:

    I absolutely love your fabric, patterns and of course your quilts. You really inspire me. I am working on a couple of projects, but they are quite intese and therefore I have a slow turnover. I love the blog “Simplify” and of course yours. I love your niece on the quilt and I would like to make that quilt soon, when my other projects are done.

  134. Lois Pirozek says:

    Hi, love your blog, love and They are fun sites to look at the newest fabric.

    I love the Serenity colors. Tan and light blue, they are so calming. I love you books Heather and the fact I met and enjoyed a class you taught here in Sioux City back in 2006 still inspires me. You are truly one of the great up and coming artists and designers in the quiltworld. I enjoy how you take the jellyrolls and charm packs and combine them into a quilt. Lois

  135. Linda Claude says:

    This is my first time on your blog–addicting to say the least. I love the Serenity line. I’ve always en a fan of the darker colors but am beginning to think I may just have to change! I also enjoyed your trunk show that our guild put on at Walker.

  136. Linda Holm says:

    I would like to say that I am so computer savvy that I am familiar with many blog sites but it is pretty new to me. This is my first adventure! You know, we middle aged people!!!!!!!! I do love to see what you have put together each week, love the pictures, everything. I feel like I am talking to a friend. As always, I love the patterns & fabric.

  137. Andrea says:

    One more comment from me! 🙂 I’m late in the game here (over a year later!), but thought I’d tell you about a lovely blog you might enjoy if you haven’t already come across it: I just came across her book “Vintage Notions”. Also, I have 2 blogs – “All Things Andrea” is about all the things I love; “In Season” is a recipe blog featuring seasonal produce. I’m working at improving my photography skills – your photos inspires me!! Here are my links:

    Again, thanks for your blog!!

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