Forget Me Not

Forget-me-not, Windham Fabrics

Today I get to share my newest fabric collection Forget Me Not, which also seems like a fitting title for today’s blog post since it’s been 3 months since I’ve checked in here!  

Life is busy and full, and for the past little while I’ve felt like I was juggling so many things, my blog ended up on the backburner.  As my kids get older it takes so much mental energy to keep the family running smoothly and everyone where they need to be…I’m sure you Mom’s with older kids know what I’m talking about!   I’m grateful that I can take a break when I need to catch up with life, and this blog is here when I am ready to come back to it.  I still love sharing here so much!  

Forget Me Not is my 8th (!) collection for Windham Fabrics.  It’s now being shown to quilt shops, and will be out in stores this fall.  

Forget-me-not, Windham Fabrics

I kept my classic colors, but they are a bit more moody with a few unexpected color combos since this will come out in the fall.  My last line Backyard Blooms sold out so quickly in 2020, I wanted this to have a similar look, but also feel new. 

The name was inspired by Forget-me-nots…the little blue flowers that grow where I grew up and live now (outside of Seattle), and my love of growing little flowers. 

This collection has a nice range of basics in it, which are my favorite part of every collection, and what I use the most.  Get ready to see the denim blue and red petal dot prints in every quilt I make for the next couple of years! 

Forget-me-not, Windham Fabrics

I made 5 quilts with this collection that I’ll share over the next little while.  I had so much fun sewing these!  

Forget-me-not, Windham Fabrics

Thank you for still being here and reading my blog, and for letting me share Forget Me Not with you!  -Allison

 

 

 

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Heartsy Quilt Pattern and a Free Block

Heartsy Quilt Pattern

I couldn’t let the beginning of 2022 slip by without making one of my favorite things to sew…a new heart quilt! 

So many people have asked me how to make a version of Brightly or Pumpkin Patches with hearts…so I worked on making this Heartsy quilt. 

It’s hands down the cutest quilt I’ve made in 2022.  ;) 

Heartly Quilt Pattern

If you already own Brightly or Pumpkin Patches, I wrote out free instructions to make the heart block that you can substitute for the stars and pumpkins in those patterns.  Click below or here for the free block pattern!   

Heartsy Heart Free Block Pattern (click here)

 

If you don’t already own one of those patterns, or you prefer full instructions just for this quilt, I wrote out a full pattern for Heartsy you can find here or at the link below.  

Heartsy Heart Full Quilt PDF Pattern

 

Heartsy Quilt Pattern

This block would even make a cute quilt on it’s own! 

I chose the colors in this quilt out of that tiny 30’s floral print, mostly using near solids because it’s all I had on hand.  The blocks sew up fast using Diagonal Seam Tape (here’s a video of me using it to make a heart block).

Heartly Quilt Pattern

Heartsy Quilt Pattern

Wouldn’t this be a cute memory quilt made with a pieces of clothing or special fabrics?  Or a signature quilt where people can sign their names in the larger squares.   Lots of possibilities with this one!

Heartsy Quilt Pattern

I quilted this one myself, and it had been awhile since I’d done free motion quilting on a large quilt like this.  My shoulders were sore!   There are a few wonky spots in the middle when smooshing the big quilt through my machine got a little tricky.  

Heartsy Quilt Pattern

The full Heartsy pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as Paper pattern.

The free Heartsy heart block pattern if you don’t need the full pattern, can be found here

If you just want a heart block in multiple sizes, I have a free pattern for that here, or a simple heart quilt tutorial here  (I told you I love making heart quilts!). 

Heartsy Quilt Pattern

I’ll round up the links to my favorite heart projects in another post.  It’s the one block I’ve definitely made and posted more than any other! 

 

 

 

 

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