Sunday, December 31, 2017

A New Heritage

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year's Eve!
I'm spending the day in my quilting room and in front of the TV watching football.  This is going to be a great day!
I'm going to be teaching Heritage at Friends Around the Block quilt shop in Colusa in a few weeks, so I wanted to pull a couple of scrappy Heritage blocks together to show what can be done with the pattern.  Plus, I needed to brush up on the block so I don't appear to be an idiot while I'm teaching!  The shop is located in a former mortuary.  I hope the attendees don't die laughing during class! 
I've always wanted to make a scrappy Heritage.

The log cabin blocks will all be the same for consistency.  All of the star blocks will be different.  This is a great way to attack the ever-growing scrap problem in my sewing room.  I find I can use any color in a quilt if I separate them with black.

I love to select the fabrics for a scrappy quilt.  It can be painstaking, but it is so worth the effort taking your time and fussy cutting to get just the right look.  This quilt will be a combination of reproduction fabrics mixed in with eclectic mix of color and patterns.

Here's the original Heritage.  The scrappy quilt is going to look entirely different. 


P.S.  If you are interested in the pattern, it is located on my Etsy site HERE.


  1. Fun! I can's wait to see how this turns out. Have a wonderful day in the sewing room. Happy New Year!

  2. Happy new year...I am looking forward to seeing more of this quilt.

  3. Hello Lynn,
    I wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year and I am looking forward to all the new posts you will show and to all your wonderful work.
    Take care , Hugs, Doris :o)

  4. It's going to be beautiful Lynn! I learned from you while working on Country Corners that black really looks beautiful in a reproduction quilt. Have a wonderful new year!!! Hugs, Helen

  5. Ooo, the scrappy Heritage looks lovely! Your Etsy link is bad but I will hunt it down! lol

    1. Thank you for telling me Lynne. The link is now fixed. Happy New Year! --Lynn

    2. And I found the pattern! Win-win... Happy New Year.

  6. Happy New Year to you and Joe! I love how Heritage looks like an entirely different quilt when made scrappy! You've certainly taken me out of my box with scrap quilts - I couldn't be happier!

  7. Happy New Year to you and Joe, Lynn! So much to look forward the scrappy block!