Another branch of New Leaf Stitches

The Splendid Sampler: 1 Year Celebration

UPDATE:  Not that there was ever any doubt, but the quilters of The Splendid Sampler are amazing!  Thank you all for leaving comments below and also along the way as you work on these blocks. Don’t forget that you can   Read More »

Guest Designer: Patchwork Posse

Have you heard about the on-line quilt guild, Patchwork Posse?  Becky Jorgensen is the creator of this great concept.  And I’m so happy to have been asked to be one of the designers this year. But first, you need to   Read More »

The Splendid Sampler hits 50!

UPDATE:  Thanks for all of  the kind comments, especially about the Hand in Hand block and from those of you who “love” the Clearly Perfect Angles. Don’t forget you can still take advantage of the Splendid Sampler discount!  SplendidSampler15 So…(drum   Read More »

Hand in Hand: The Splendid Sampler

Welcome to my blog!  I’m glad you’re part of The Splendid Sampler and I’m glad you stopped by to learn a bit more about my block, Hand in Hand. Without a doubt, the most influential person in my life was my   Read More »

Using the Clearly Perfect Angles

Thanks for your interest in the Clearly Perfect Angles!  The Splendid Sampler SPECIAL:  Enter the code SplendidSampler15 to receive a 15% discount at checkout. Please refer to these images to learn how you can sew quick, accurate 45° angles –   Read More »

And the winner is…..

Are you following along as we share our blocks with you over at Aurifil’s blog, Auribuzz?  It’s not too late to start on this fun, year-long adventure! January’s block is called Swirl Away, by Heather Valentine of The Sewing Loft.  Here’s   Read More »

It’s my turn to be Aurifil’s Designer of the Month!

It’s truly an honor to be featured as February’s Aurifil Designer of the Month!  Each month a designer shares insights with you and a free pattern for a 12″ quilt block.  The name of my block is Lake Life.  As a Minnesota   Read More »

Perfectly Pieced Half-Square Triangles: Without Drawing Lines

There are so many different ways to make half-square triangles that sometimes I think we need to step back and revisit what really works, what’s the quality of the outcome, what uses our resources (time, fabric, $) the most efficiently,   Read More »

The Littlest Thistle does Half-Square Triangles

One of the things I love about social media is finding sewing friends from all over the world.  Recently, popular blogger Katy of The Littlest Thistle (Scotland), wrote a wonderful tutorial about making HST using the Clearly Perfect Angles.  You can   Read More »