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Considerate: Friendship Quilt Along

Here we are again, celebrating the Friendship Quilt Along.  This time our friendly word is Considerate. This was a fun block to make and I really like that the points are “floating”.  Why?  Because when it comes time to put   Read More »

Honest: Friendship Quilt Along

Have you been playing along with Amanda Herring’s Friendship Quilt Along? We’re already on week 5! This week’s block is called “Honest” and it’s honestly adorable.  I’ve chosen to use the fabric from my latest collection, With a Twist.  (Shipping   Read More »

BERNINA Ambassador: My Story

Over 35 years ago I feel in love with BERNINA. I was in college, doing my student teaching, and the Home-Ec room was filled with beautiful, top-of-the-line machines. There was no turning back for me, I was hooked on the   Read More »

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 »

I picked the wrong fabric! Rewriting cutting directions.

I sure didn’t think my fabric choices thru on this block!  Have you ever done that? Talk about being disappointed. Angela Walters made this great block as the August Aurifil BOM and I sure didn’t do it any favors.  The cute print   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 »

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 »

Aurifil January Designer of the Month: Heather Valentine

We’re barely into the new year and already so many exciting things are going on here at New Leaf Stitches.  Keep checking back for some fun news.  But now, let’s talk Aurifil!  Sweet Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft, is the   Read More »

Mini Fractal Quilt using the Kites Plus Ruler

It’s been so fun to see all of the Fractal quilts over at the Fat Quarter Shop using the Creative Grids Ruler I designed called the Kites Plus Ruler. I couldn’t resist…and had to make one of my own. I’m   Read More »