Making my list!

I’m always so inspired by my time here in Maine and anxious to get home and sew HeartStrings blocks!! We’ve decided on a couple projects for the coming year which I’ll announce in a few days but I wanted to share a couple other HeartStrings variations that I love and want to make again too. You can’t go wrong with one of our standard red or blue centered HeartStrings quilts.

But variations are fun too! Several Sharon inspired HeartStrings quilts were being worked on at the sew-in. These are more planned quilts using just 8 fabrics and a standard strip size. I’ve made 4 of these in the past and I’m ready to make another one too and I’m almost positive that I’ve got fabric set aside from one of my GA trips still waiting to become one!

I shared one of my HeartStrings quilts inspired by Ann during the Quilter’s Meet and Greet and Ann had another one to donate at this year’s sew-in.

I made mine with the black centers and corners also but I was looking back through the photos of previous sew-ins and found this version she made during our black and bright project.

And this RWB version she made … I’m thinking I need to make a RWB one too and I think I have the perfect center fabric in my stash.

I’m posting this while it’s all fresh in my mind but I won’t be able to start any for a couple months. I’m only going to be home a week before I go to visit Mom in VA and she’ll be coming home with me for a visit. We’ve got lots of projects planned already … and you know I have that brand spanking new longarm waiting for me too! It’s so true what they say … so many quilts, so little time!


  1. Hi Mary! You are just sharing all these glorious quilts with us to share the urge to get going and sewing, aren’t you. I just LOVE that black/white/green version. Ooh-a-la. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. It’s obviously been a LONG week here… I read your title “Making my List” and I kept singing, “Checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…”! It’s too early to be talking about Christmas!
    Love all the variations of string quilts you shared – there were a few there that got added to my “have to make” list!

  3. Oh my goodness! I thought I loved the “standard” “Heartstrings’ block setting but this setting has my heart all aflutter! I love them all but wow… that RWB one is STUNNING! Do you have the directions for this particular layout on the site or is it simple enough even a dolt like me could figure it out? THANK YOU for sharing these beauties with us. Did I already say “WOW”?!

  4. Hi Mary, your blog is one of my top 3 that I read daily. I am wondering if you can adjust/change the print to much darker? It is very light and difficult to read…really a struggle. Many thanks….this is not meant as a complaint, just a question.

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