One Block Remix pt. 3

This is the third post featuring quilts from our new book One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block. In the previous posts, pt. 1 and pt. 2 I shared some of the quilts in the book, this post i'll share the remaining three quilts. 

Harding Hill Designs - One Block Remix
One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block

 

Party Pants is a fun, quick quilt. Turning the block on point creates this fun pattern that reminded me of party streamers.

 

Harding Hill Designs Party Pants Quilt Pattern - One Block Remix
Party Pants

Naming quilts can sometimes be tricky. I wanted to have a fun, party name for this pattern but was struggling to decide on something. Party Pants has been one of the funnest pattern names I used. I've gotten lots of fun comments from people about the name!

 

Strip Flash is another fast quilt from One Block Remix. I love this pattern and can't wait to make more. For the sample in the book I used one jelly roll and contrasting fabric. 

 

Harding Hill Designs Strip Flash Quilt Pattern
Strip Flash

I love that you can create the angles and diamond like shapes with just strips and squares! 

 

Flag Flyer is the last quilt to share from the book. I made two different samples for the book and for the booth at Quilt Market. 

Harding Hill Designs Flag Flyer Pattern One Block Remix
Flag Flyer

I wanted to show how different a quilt can look depending on fabric choices. The quilt on the left is made in solids, using just 2 colors and the quilt on the right is made with lots of different colored strips. It was fun to see peoples reaction when they realized both quilts were made from the same pattern. Choosing fabric for you projects is such a fun part of the process and is a great way to show your individual creativity! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed a look at the quilts from the new book. Stop by our Facebook and Instagram page and say hello! 

Cheers & Happy Quilting!

 


One Block Remix Pt. 2

Hello!

I'm sharing a few more quilts from our new book One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block today. In the previous post I shared with you the quilts Zigged Paths, Diamond Drive, and On the Horizon. All of the quilts in the book are made from one strip pieced block using 2-1/2" strips. Great for pre-cuts! 

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One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block

Flock in Formation is one of the quilts on the cover. This quilt looks like it could be kind of tricky to put together but the pattern actually comes together pretty fast and easy! I love this quilt because the layout is a little different than the usual horizontal or vertical rows. 

 

Harding Hill Designs - Flock in Formation - One Block Remix
Flock in Formation

The quilting on Flock in Formation was done by Kristi Ryan. She did a really amazing job! Having the quilt hang in our booth at Quilt Market was so fun! Everyone stopped to check out the beautiful quilting and stared for a few minutes trying to figure out how the quilt was sewn together.  It is definitely a showstopper of a quilt! I used black and white fabrics from my stash along with Kona Cotton Solids in Curry from Robert Kaufman.

Downtown Criss Cross is another quilt in the book also quilted by Kristi Ryan. This clean, simple quilt would be great for all kinds of occasions and fabrics. It would make a great baby quilt, a perfect quilt for both guys and girls heading off to college, or a great quilt for large scale fabrics for your contrasting yardage!

 

Harding Hill Designs - Downtown Criss Cross - One Block Remix
Downtown Criss Cross

We used the Rise & Shine collection from Camelot Fabrics the quilt above, along with a black solid. 

Another cover quilt is Big Sky Big Star. This quilt is made with only solids but would look great with all kinds of fabric! I was able to photograph this quilt in a beautiful landscape...which made it a wonderful photo shoot! 

 

Harding Hill Designs - Big Sky Big Star Pattern - One Block Remix
Big Sky Big Star

Using solids for this quilt makes it look both modern and vintage. The movement that's created by the big stars make this quilt sparkle!

Uptown Turnaround is the last quilt from One Block Remix I'm sharing today...but there are still three more quilts in the book I'll share in my next post. For Uptown Turnaround we used another collection from Camelot Fabrics. This collection designed by Allise Courter is called Wildflowers. It so springy and cheerful! 

 

Harding Hill Designs - Uptown Turnaround - One Block Remix
Uptown Turnaround

I love the secondary pattern in this quilt, it was one of my favorites to make!

There are still a few more quilts to share with you from One Block Remix. Check back in a few days to check them out!

Cheers and happy quilting!

 


One Block Remix Pt. 1

Hi all!

In my previous post I wrote a little about my time at spring Quilt Market and the release of our new book One Block Remix- 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional BlockToday I'm going to talk more about the book and look closer at some of the quilts.

 

Harding Hill Designs - One Block Remix Book Front Cover
One Block Remix

First, a little background about this project. It started well over a year ago. I was playing around on my computer with some layouts of a quilt block and the next thing I know, several hours had gone by and I had numerous layouts with that one block. But, all these quilts looked distinctly individual. I loved the idea of one block, but so may different quilts. It was fun playing with that one block! The other thing I LOVED about the block was the fact that is was perfect for pre-cut, 2-1/2" strips! One of my favorite things to buy are pre-cut strips. Don't you love pre-cut strips??

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Fresh Cut Jelly Rolls and Grunge by BasicGrey

I admired these jelly rolls for awhile before unrolling them. Love this collection. Well, really I love everything from BasicGrey! Three of the quilts in the book are made with three different BasicGrey collections! I'll show you all three in this post...

The first quilt is Zigged Paths...which I made with the lovely Fresh Cut shown above. The two jelly rolls and contrasting yardage in the above picture are all I needed for the twin size shown below.

 

Harding Hill Designs - Zigged Paths Pattern - One Block Remix Pattern Book
Zigged Paths

The next quilt, Diamond Drive packs a graphic punch and creates a secondary woven effect that is pretty cool. For the quilt shown below I used one jelly roll from the BasicGrey collection Persimmon and my contrasting yardage.

 

Harding Hill Designs - Diamond Drive Pattern - One Block Remix Pattern Book
Diamond Drive

This quilt is so fun and easy to put together. It is one of my new favorites! The quilting on Diamond Drive was done by Kristi Ryan and it is amazing! I love, love, love the crosshatch on the contrasting cream fabric. Her work is really, really, awesome!

The third quilt from One Block Remix I want to share for this BasicGrey themed post is       On the Horizon. I used PB & J from BasicGrey for this quilt. The navy grunge fabric is sweet! I'm kind of obsessed with navy right now so I think I need to add some more of it to my stash. 

Harding Hill Designs - One the Horizon Pattern - One Block Remix Quilt Pattern Book
On the Horizon

Later in the week I'll share with you some more quilts from the book!

Until then, cheers and happy quilting!


Quilt Market and New Book Release

Hello All!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by during the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour! Billie Kretzschmar and Deborah DeBerry were the winners of the issue of Vol. 11. It was really sweet to read the comments, thank you for sharing so many touching, fun things about your mom! My heart ached a little for some of you when you talked about loss and missing your mom. On my day of the blog tour it was my moms birthday but, it's been just over 6 years since my mom died, and I miss her every day. So, thank you again for sharing. :-)

Since my last post, my heads been spinning a little in the last few weeks. I released my first book, One Block Remix, which I'm really excited about, and I had a booth at Quilt Market for the first time. Lots off stuff going on in the last couple of weeks. 

First, some things to share with you about Quilt Market. If you're not familiar with Quilt Market here's a little background. Twice a year Quilts, Inc holds an industry trade show. It's closed to the general public but filled with fabric companies, pattern designers, distributors, publishers, and notion companies. It's a showcase for new products and new fabric lines. Shop owners are there to order new fabric for their shops and check out all the other new products being released by pattern designers, publishers, notion companies. It's a whirlwind couple of days! The amount of work and creativity that goes into the booths is amazing! 

Camelot Fabrics had a sample of our Crossroads quilt hanging in there booth. The quilt was made with a very cool metallic fabric line, Heavy Metal by Jackie Mcfee. I made the sample and then sent it to Kristi Ryan to work here quilting magic on it. It looked great! The photo below is courtesy of the Camleot Fabrics blog, check out their market recap here for a look at some of the other collections they were showcasing.

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Heavy Metal Collection - Camelot Fabrics

I didn't keep a formal tally or count but I noticed a lot of indigo in new fabric collections being showcased. Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry, Cotton and Steel, Art Gallery all had lots of indigo going on...and it all looked great!

The main reason I was at Quilt Market was for the release of my new book, One Block Remix - 10 Fresh Quilts from One Traditional Block.

Harding Hill Designs - One Block Remix Book
Harding Hill Designs - One Block Remix

I'll write more about the book over the next week, including lots of pictures of the quilts. Im really excited about it, and really excited about the quilts in the book. There are 10 different patterns that originate from one strip pieced block. Great projects for all types of quilters, and all styles! 

Until next time....

Cheers!

 


Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 11

Hello!

Thank you for stopping by during the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 11 blog tour!

Below is our block Hopscotch for Volume 11. What do you think?

Harding Hill Designs 100 Blocks Vol 11 Block

Its a fun block that would work with lots of different fabrics and great for scraps!

Here is a scrappy layout

Harding Hill Designs Scrappy Block Layout 100 Blocks Vol 11

And a more controlled, "unscrappy" (Is "unscrappy" a word?) :-) layout

Harding Hill Designs 100 Blocks Vol 11 Block Layout
I have 2 copies of Vol. 11 to give away. Just leave a comment below before 5:00 pm CST on Saturday, May 9th and you'll be entered! You can tell us anything....Or in honor of my Mom because it's her birthday today, let us know something about your Mom. 

We've got a new book coming out at Quilt Market which will be very, very soon. I can't spill any of the details yet, but I would love to! So, in the meantime join in on the fun at our Facebook page here and our Instagram page here. You can check out or Craftsy shop here, too. 

Hope you enjoy our block and all the other great blocks in Vol. 11! 

Cheers! 

 


Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol. 9 - Blog Tour

Hello!

Welcome to day 2 of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks blog tour! Hope you are enjoying the tour so far.

 

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100 Blocks Vol 9

My block in Vol. 9 is called Positive Outlook. It is a block using only solids but, would also look great with all types of fabric!

 

Harding Hill Designs "Positive Outlook" Block
Positive Outlook

I spend hours playing with layouts and color placements in my designs. Once I lay out the quilt in illustrator I love playing with the different elements....layout, color placement, all those fun things. Below are some different looks for this block with a straight setting and different colors.

 

Harding Hill Designs 100 blocks vol 9 straight set layout
"Positive Outlook" Straight Setting

 

Harding Hill Designs 100 blocks straight set orange blue
"Positive Outlook" Straight Setting

 

Harding Hill Designs 100 blocks vol 9 pink blue light
"Positive Outlook" Straight Setting

 

Using Positive Outlook with red and green fabrics would look great for a Christmas quilt!

 

Harding HIll Designs 100 blocks vol 9 straight set green red
"Positive Outlook" Straight Setting

Or, the block set on-point.

 

Harding HIll Designs 100 Blocks Vol 9 On Point
"Positive Outlook" On-Point Setting

I Hope you have fun with this block and all the others in the 100 Blocks series!

I've got 2 copies of Vol. 9 to giveaway as part of this blog tour. Just leave a comment below to be entered. I will draw for the second copy from all of our "likers" on our facebook page at the close of the giveaway. You can also check out our craftsy shop here.  The giveaway will close at 11:00 pm (CST) Thursday, May 2nd.

Have fun exploring the other blogs on the tour and thanks again for stopping by!

Cheers!


100 Blocks Volume 8 Blog Tour - All Square

Hello!

Welcome to our day for the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour! I love to be included in the 100 Blocks issues and enjoy all the fun of the blog tour.

 

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100 Blocks Vol 8

 My block for Vol. 8 is called All Square

Harding Hill Designs All Square 100 Blocks Vol 8
All Square


All Square is a really versatile block that can go LOTS of different directions. Below is a straight setting but the middle of each block uses a variety of colors. Great for your scraps! I love the secondary patterns created by the blocks in this layout.

 

Harding Hill Designs All Square Scrappy 100 Blocks Vol 8
"All Square" Straight Set

 Or, turn the block on point.

Harding Hill Designs All Square On Point Black 100 Blocks Vol 8
"All Square" On Point

A whole new look by keeping the blocks on point but changing the setting and corner fabric. 

Harding Hill Designs All Square On Point Grey 100 Blocks Vol 8
"All Square" On Point

Or, add both vertical and horizontal sashing 

Harding Hill Designs All Square with Sashing 100 Blocks
"All Square" with Vertical and Horizontal Sashing

Another example of two very different looks are the two pictures below. The first is of my block from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 5 called Bingo and the second is of a quilt made from the Bingo block. The original block was made with bright, vibrant fabrics. 

Harding Hill Designs Bingo Block 100 Blocks VOl 5
Bingo

And, the quilt has an entirely different feel with soft, calming earthtones.

Earth Tone Quilt Harding Hill Designs Bingo Block
Bingo Quilt

Like so many other blocks and patterns, the sky is the limit with these blocks. Depending on fabric choices and fabric placement the same block or pattern can look so amazingly different. Which is why we love to build up our stash, right?!?

For this blog tour we will be giving away TWO copies of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 8. We will also be giving away 2 patterns from our shop. You can check out the patterns here. For a total of 3 different winners. Simply leave a comment and your email address to be entered. I usually keep the comments open to whatever you would like to share so feel free to let us know anything. Some of the comments from previous blog tours have been really interesting and informative. :-) You can also stop by our Facebook page and "Like" it for another entry. If you are already a facebook fan leave us a comment on our page as your second entry. The giveaway will be open until 11:00 am (CST) on Saturday, November 16th.

Have fun exploring the other blogs on the tour and thank you again for stopping by!  

Cheers! 


New Pattern Giveaway!

We are excited to share our 4 new pattern releases with you....and excited to give one away to someone! Simply leave a comment before 11:00PM (CST) Wednesday, August 7th to be entered in the giveaway. You can tell me anything in the comments! :-)

 

Harding Hill Designs Ribbon Waltz Quilt Pattern Final Cover
Ribbon Waltz

Ribbon Waltz includes 5 sizes and is designed for your favorite 5" squares and 2-1/2" strips!

 

Harding Hill Designs Pop Block Quilt Pattern Final Cover
Pop Block

Pop Block is also designed for your favorite 5" squares. Grab a charm pack and some background fabric and your ready to go!

 

Harding Hill Designs Fat Quarter Four Step Quilt Pattern Final
Fat Quarter Four Step

Fat Quarter Four Step is a fun, quick quilt designed for your favorite Fat Quarters.

 

Harding Hill Designs Charm Lane Quilt Pattern Final Cover
Charm Lane

Charm Lane is also a fun, quick quilt designed for your favorite 5" squares. 

 

You can see all of our patterns here, in our craftsy shop. 

Cheers & Happy Quilting!

 

Update: The giveaway is closed & the winner has been notified. :-)  

 

 


Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7 Winners

It was so, so fun to read all the comments left here during the blog tour for the latest Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks issue. I had a lot of fun during the blog tour, I hope you did too!

I wish I sould send you ALL a copy of this issue because it is really great....but unfortunatley I've only got 2 issues to give away right now. The winners are Sher Stiles and Janine Huisjen. Congrats ladies!

Thanks again for stopping by & Happy Quilting!

 


Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour

 

Hello!

Today is my day on the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour and I'm excited to again be included in another great 100 blocks issue!


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My block is a scrappy, lively block called Paris Square. It's a great block for scraps. For this block the scrappier the better!

 

Harding Hill Designs Paris Square Block
Paris Square

 

This issue has a great designer gallery full of quilts and table runners using some of the blocks in volume 7. Below is my Paris Square quilt. I used different lines from Art Gallery Fabrics for my block and the quilt. I quilted it with a large chevron pattern and love how bright and springy the quilt looks. 

 

Harding Hill Designs Paris Square Quilt
Paris Square straight layout


 Here is the block set on-point with sashing. I've been gathering my scraps and have this one on my to-do list. 

 

Harding Hill Designs On Point Paris Square Layout
Paris Square on-point layout

 

Part of the blog tour fun is I've got 2 issues of 100 blocks Vol. 7 to giveaway. Just leave a comment before 11:00 PM (CST) on Thursday, May 2nd and you'll be entered. You can also like the Harding Hill Designs facebook page for a second entry, or leave a comment on facebook if you've already "liked" our page. You can leave anything you'd like in the comments. If you're not sure what to write in the comments you could tell us when you started quilting or what are you working on right now? What is your all-time favorite fabric collection or what is your favorite color to use in your quilts?  You can tell us anything! :-)

Happy Quilting!