Many of you may know my whimsical characters, FAITH, HOPE, and CHARITY from my past fabric collections. My ladies have been my voice and image for creating uplifting messages for many years now. Whether it be content for my Country Register column, Girlfriend Wisdom, or gifts products for Sisters, Girlfriends, or Quilters, the message is always positive. How could characters with names honored by these great virtues, be anything but for the greater good? Partner that concept with my love of color, and warm smiles usually appear!
Handmade from the Heart was inspired by YOU, all the quilters I have met at quilt guilds, at quilt shows, quilt shop owners, quilt retreats, quilt camp at sea, many quilting friends and family and my own childhood joy when my Mom let me make doll clothes on her treadle sewing machine. I have loved making projects with my hands my whole life. The quilting world has a great common passion; the love of making something, for someone, with their hands from the joy in their hearts.
I hope you enjoy the panel and all the pieces to take apart or keep together. Connecting Threads has done the best job to match all the coordinates. The palette is full and gives you lots of creative choices. Have fun, let us know what you are making, I love Show & Tell. The website has lots of kits and projects.
Joy & Blessings ~ JODY
Jody Houghton’s newest fabric collection, Handmade from the Heart,
hit just the right spot to brighten up anyone’s day. Jody has created
several patterns to really show off your love of sewing using her
Last fall when Jenna and I began designing graphics for Vicki Bellino’s newest book Tiny Obsessions, I was completely unaware of the world of English Paper Piecing. To be honest, just the sound
of it made me think it was far too difficult for me. As I started doing
some research, I stumbled upon some really fascinating EPP projects and
knew then I wanted to learn how to tackle this technique! Luckily,
Vicki is a great teacher and happened to have some wonderful tutorials on English Paper Piecing right on our website so I didn’t have to go too far to learn.
Worked up in fabrics characterizing linen from the Neutral Love Collection, Textile Blocks
rests its laurels on a manageable, yet modish design kept completely
minimal by way of simple yet gracious lines. When nothing else is
workable on your table, this little treasure is your answer.
is a collection of four different colored posies in a palette of grays
to blues. The second inner border mimics the shape of the flower. Almost
large enough for a double comforter, Posy Parade will be a wonderful addition to a room full of quilts. It’s soft in “color impact”, yet ready to make its own style statement.