Heather Bailey Clamshell Quilt: True Colors Blog Tour + Giveaway!


Today is our stop on the FreeSpirit Fabrics “True Colors” Blog Tour, and we thank you for stopping by Craft Buds! We are Mary and Lindsay, and we use this space to share sewing and crafting tutorials, handmade business tips and more.

Online Quilting Class

Lottie Da and True Colors by Heather Bailey

Today I’m sharing a quilt I’ve sewn from Heather’s True Colors and the coordinating line Lottie Da. I also used four solid fabrics from my stash.


I chose to work with a traditional Clamshell Quilt pattern, because I loved the way to blocks show off individual fabrics, and I feel the curves really complement the floral and geometric prints in the fabric.


In case you are wondering about the gorgeous longarm quilting, it is the work of Suppose Create Delight! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the variety of quilting patterns in each individual clamshell, not to mention the super-quick turnaround and great pricing. I definitely recommend their services!



Clamshell Quilt Assembly Tips:

– If you have a die-cutting machine, you can cut out these blocks quickly and easily! I used the Accuquilt 8″ finished Clamshell die, and there is also a 4″ Clamshell die available.

– If you do not have a die cutting machine, no worries! Check out Latifah Saafir’s free patterns for an 8″ Glam Clam or 12″ Glam Clam quilt, each with printable templates and detailed assembly instructions.

– I recommend using a design wall to lay out your fabrics until you are happy with the arrangement.

FreeSpirit True Colors fabric collections

If you aren’t familiar with FreeSpirit’s new True Colors collections, they are vibrant coordinates meant to blend well with other fabric lines. Pictured above (clockwise from the top left) are: Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria Horner, Jenean Morrison and Heather Bailey’s True Colors collections.

Color plays a huge role in our lives, but it’s not very often that I take the time out to recognize the beauty of the colors around me. This video shares more about the True Colors collections from each designer’s point of view.

Follow along with the tour for more chances to win!

1/20: Sew4Home
1/21: Stitchery Dickory Dock
1/22: I’m A Ginger Monkey
1/23: The Sewing Loft
1/24: Ellison Lane
1/27: Diary of A Quilter
1/28: Material Obsession
1/29: Craftsanity
1/30: Stitched in Color
1/31: Craft Buds
2/3: Jaybird Quilts
2/4: Melissa Peda

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Leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite classic quilt pattern or block for your chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Heather Bailey’s True Colors collection.

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. We’ll choose one random winner one week from the date of this post. Good luck!

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  273 comments for “Heather Bailey Clamshell Quilt: True Colors Blog Tour + Giveaway!

  1. Cheryl M
    January 31, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I love feathers…but I am not very good at them…yet!

  2. Linda W.
    January 31, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Love this whole True Colors line. I have already purchased some FQs. I seem to gravitate toward any block with stars–and there are many! Thanks for the chance to win some more of this gorgeous fabric!

  3. January 31, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Love love love this clamshell quilt! How fun! Beautiful fabrics! I think i will day-dream of clamshells all day today!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. ~Cat

  4. Debbie
    January 31, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I like the Ohio Star quilt block.

  5. Kathy H
    January 31, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I’ve always loved Grandmother’s Flower Garden. It’s a nice pattern to use up scraps or a huge array of colors. It was the first block I learned to make when I was first married, over 37 years ago!!

  6. KathyC
    January 31, 2014 at 7:13 am

    These fabrics are just so bright and happy! I would love to make a quilt with these fabrics – alternating blocks of pinwheels and appliqued daisies. :)

  7. January 31, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Those clamshells are adorable! Love that! I really like the look of Drunkard’s Path quilts. I’d have to say that is my favorite traditional design.

  8. Tonya Stewart
    January 31, 2014 at 7:47 am

    My favorite classic quilt pattern to date is the Irish Chain….I have just been exposed to it and am loving the versatility in the design! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  9. January 31, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I love your quilt. It’s beautiful. My favorite classic block is a churn dash. It is such a simple block that can really highlight a fabric pattern.

  10. Jillmc
    January 31, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Gorgeous fabrics! Jacob’s Ladder is my favorite classic quilt pattern!

  11. Joan
    January 31, 2014 at 7:54 am

    My favorite classic quilt block is a Log Cabin quilt!

  12. Erin Krill
    January 31, 2014 at 8:10 am

    This clam shell pattern is gorgeous. I’m to skittish to try curves in my own work. I’m currently working on an altered squares pattern I plan to give my sister as a wedding gift. I’m pretty pleased with how it is turning out.

  13. Deb H.
    January 31, 2014 at 8:12 am

    The Log Cabin is still a favorite classic of mine!

  14. Veronica
    January 31, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Cute quilt! I like Dresden blocks.

  15. Carmen
    January 31, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I love anything that looks like stars.

  16. Lynn b
    January 31, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I love these colors and patterns together! My fav go to quilt pattern is the cartwheels quilt! So easy to put together and simple yet stunning!

  17. Meg
    January 31, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I have been dreaming of making a lone star quilt for a while now. It’s classic, but so modern, too. I just love your clamshell quilt and how well the mix of True Colors and your stash fabrics work!

  18. carol
    January 31, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Wow, that is beautiful! My favorite, and as yet untried, pattern us double wedding ring.

  19. Janet Best
    January 31, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I love the Clamshells quilt and the True Colors! My all-time favorite pattern/block is shoo-fly. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Joyce Mitchell
    January 31, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Your clam shell quilt is so pretty! My favorite classic pattern is the log cabin. I’ve seen it used to make a clam shell design too. Thanks.

  21. Veronica
    January 31, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Lindsay, I’m in love with everything about this quilt! The colors, the fabrics, the design, and the quilting are all beautiful. Don’t you want to make me a full-sized one? As far as favorite quilt design, at this moment I’m loving the clam shell!

  22. Debby
    January 31, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I don’t really have a favorite pattern – I like whatever strikes my fancy at the time I’m ready to get started! I think I would like to give those clamshells a try now – I love your quilt. Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  23. jodie
    January 31, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Love these clamshells! I like log cabin quilts.

  24. emily willingham
    January 31, 2014 at 8:56 am

    my favorite quilt pattern is the Log Cabin – so many great designs can be done with this one! your clam-shells are awesome!

  25. Beth B
    January 31, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I like ship blocks right now – I’m currently making a bunch for pillows for my mom!

  26. JoanG
    January 31, 2014 at 9:11 am

    My all time favorite pattern is the log cabin. You can do so many things with it, including changing the shape. These colors would look great with my stash. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. January 31, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Wow wow wow I just fell in love with your Beauty of a Quilt! Stunning! I don´t have THE ONE favorite of pattern but I really like log cabins big or small, and Grandmothers Flowergarden, made out of tiny hexagons. I´m located in Germany, in case you wonder, but I have an address in NY so please let me play along. :)

  28. Lauren aka Giddy99
    January 31, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I love a wonky star! Classic, fun, easy and versatile!

  29. January 31, 2014 at 9:39 am

    I’m still pretty new at quilting, but I am loving anything half square, but this quilt is adorable and I would love to make something like that. :)

  30. Rebecca F.
    January 31, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Cute quilt! One of my favorite blocks is the hourglass block.

  31. January 31, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I think my favorite is what’s called courthouse steps. I love it, but I didn’t know it had a name, then I saw courthouse steps and it was what I always use. Thanks for the chance!

  32. January 31, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I love granny squares.

  33. Maggie G
    January 31, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I love a log cabin quilt – simple and complex at the same time. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  34. Mickey Louth
    January 31, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I’ve never made a clam shell quilt, curves worry me, but if I had the die, i might try it. I’ve always been drawn to dresden plate quilts. Would love this new fabric line!

  35. Judith
    January 31, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Still love the Log Cabin!

  36. January 31, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I love all things EPP, especially Grandmother’s Flower Garden.

  37. January 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

    This is beautiful-First time seeing the clam shell. I don’t know a lot of classic block patterns but I do like the granny square and plan to make it someday.

  38. Vicki H
    January 31, 2014 at 10:19 am

    My favorite block is the Log Cabin. My first quilt was a log cabin .

  39. Sandy K
    January 31, 2014 at 10:20 am

    One of my favorite quilts is the Disappearing 9 patch.

  40. carol g
    January 31, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Wow, this could get me to love purple. I really like a snowball. It was the quilt on my grandmother’s bed. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  41. Deb
    January 31, 2014 at 10:24 am

    All the purples in that quilt are just beautiful. My fav pattern is the pinwheel.

  42. barbara corbitt
    January 31, 2014 at 10:25 am

    your clam shell quilt is so beautiful! i have not seen this pattern in years. i love grandmother’s flower garden. thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt, if it ever needs a good home, let me know lol babscorbitt@gmail.com

  43. January 31, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I love star patterns especially the sawtooth star. There are so many variations that I could play with.

  44. Diana
    January 31, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Love the clamshell quilt, but my favorite go to is the nine patch or the log cabin. Depending on if I am making for a child (log cabin in bright colors) or an adult (9 patch or log cabin).

  45. Heidi
    January 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Love Gma’s Garden quilts and the good ol’ standby of the Log Cabin quilt :)

  46. Bethany
    January 31, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Log cabin blocks are my favorite! I love your quilt, it is gorgeous!

  47. January 31, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Pinwheels are my favorite. They are so classic and versatile. I had so much trouble with them when I first started sewing them, but I love them now!

  48. January 31, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I love dresdens. Your clamshell quilt is gorgeous!

  49. Angie C
    January 31, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Love your Clam shell quilt!! Bear Paw and Log Cabin blocks are my favorites! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  50. Jo
    January 31, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Mine would have to be the log cabin block. Your clamshell quilt came out beautifuly!

  51. Terry
    January 31, 2014 at 11:44 am

    That is a beautiful quilt..love the clamshell design!! I’m a big fan of the log cabin block.

  52. January 31, 2014 at 11:48 am

    my go to pattern is Log Cabin its so versatile, wonky or traditional, scrappy, easy, and easy on scrap busting, I have RA so my hands have to cut and these are strips I can use easily and have on hand.

  53. Diane
    January 31, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Beautiful quilt! My favorite classic block is the pinwheel. Thanks!

  54. Amorette
    January 31, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I love vintage stars myself! This is a beautiful quilt, i love the colors.

  55. January 31, 2014 at 11:53 am

    What a perfect pairing of pattern and fabric. I love it! And would dearly love some of the true colors to go with my stash if heather bailey prints. :)

  56. January 31, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I love nine patch because there are so many possibilities and it’s so simple anyone can make a nine patch quilt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  57. Teresa Vicars
    January 31, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I seem to be drawn to anything related to stars, Ohio star is just one of many. Beautiful colors in your fabrics, would love to win a bundle. Makes me think of spring. Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Lori Smanski
    January 31, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    this quit is lovely. I love how the clamshells showcase the prints. and the FMQ is wonderful. I am fairly new to quilting so am trying a bunch of different patterns. But so far my favorite is the log cabin. thanks for a chance.

  59. Meg W.
    January 31, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I love pinwheels. That fabric is gorgeous!

  60. Claire
    January 31, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I’m new to quilting and actually just trying to build a stash right now so I can start, so I don’t have a favorite block yet. I do however want someday combine all my interests and make a crazy quilt!

  61. Erica
    January 31, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Definitely love log cabin!

  62. Hailey N Leon
    January 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    This look amazing! Right now I’m really loving pyramid patchwork quilt designs!

  63. Katie
    January 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Why are clamshells so adorable!?

  64. January 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    It is hard to pick a favorite but Log cabin, churn dash and the rolling stone blocks are right up there!

  65. sangeetha
    January 31, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    My favorite is the log cabin pattern

  66. mary ford
    January 31, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    log cabin.

  67. Joan Vlieg
    January 31, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I like the grandmother’s flower garden for scraps but the clamshell looks interesting too. Looks like you could use a lot of scraps.

  68. January 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I love classic log cabin and with modern fabric twist its really cool

  69. January 31, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I love the look of cathedral quilts!

  70. Sarah
    January 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I like flying geese.

  71. Rachel
    January 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I’m ready to start a sawtooth star quilt

  72. Janelle J
    January 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I love the clamshell. Very cute! I am always drawn to very basic sawtooth stars, any stars really, but basic works. I like Irish chains too. They can look so very different.

  73. Michala Thake
    January 31, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I’d have to say log cabin!

  74. craftygramma
    January 31, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    This is beautiful. wow. I can see this for grandboys in ‘boy’ colors called “dragon scales” and in ‘girl’ colors as “fairy wings” with larger, paired clamshells…thanks for the inspiration and the chance! My favorite blocks are 8 pointed stars, friendship stars, and pinwheels. Love HB’s stuff, too.

  75. January 31, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I have always liked double wedding ring, its on my bucket list!

  76. Vanilda
    January 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    My favorite pattern is the cartwheels quilt

  77. Jeannette T.
    January 31, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Log Cabin.

  78. Rina
    January 31, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    That would be perfect in my favorite pattern, the Dresden Plate.

  79. Mandy Laseter
    January 31, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I love these fabrics. I received a circle cutter for Christmas. I think I see another quilt in my future.

  80. Laura
    January 31, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    i love the irish chain pattern, love your quilt heather bailey is the best

  81. Stephanie R
    January 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    My favorite is the Double Wedding Ring. I especially love when the edges are left scalloped. Oh, how I wish I had the skill and time to make one! I think they are just beautiful.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. katy b
    January 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    those are adorable.. love the bright colored quilts!

  83. Brandy Hallock
    January 31, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    My favorite classic block is the log cabin block. I love your quilt!!

  84. January 31, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Unfortunately I don’t quilt or know what blocks are but I make amazingly odd dolls and I love and know great fabrics and prints. Love love love.

  85. January 31, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Love that clamshell! The only quilt I know by name is the log cabin.

  86. January 31, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The clam shells are perfect! I also bet that this would be a good sized quilt for tummy-time in the future with your little guy. :) I’ve always really loved string blocks and log cabins. The basics still inspire me with all the possible ways to reinterpret them. Thanks for the chance to win!

  87. CarolAnn H
    January 31, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I like Irish Chain.

  88. Lisa Marie
    January 31, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I love Log Cabin blocks — the traditional ones or more modern variations. There are so many things you can do with them! The True Colors fabrics look so versatile and your quilt is lovely.

  89. Sally C
    January 31, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I am new to quilting and don’t really know any names. I just love the shapes and colors of quilting and the way they can depict a story.

  90. Bethany
    January 31, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I like either picket fence or log cabin. There are do many things you can do with that.

  91. January 31, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    My favorite classic quilt pattern is the Double Wedding Ring

  92. sarah
    January 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I absolutely drool over a dresden quilt! But I am also a huge fan of the log cabin. This quilt is spectacular! I haven’t done a clamshell quilt yet but I keep seeing them everywhere. I may just have to add that to my quilting bucket list!

  93. Heather in California
    January 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    My favorite block of all time is Churn dash but I do love wonky stars like crazy!

  94. Terri van Gulik
    January 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Beautiful colours, I will have to try the clam shell. So far, I have only done squares and stripes, and a couple of HST. My favourite is the pinwheel.

  95. Kelly London
    January 31, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I love the classic granny square blocks! So simple but have that clean, classic look.

  96. Sally Dixon
    January 31, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I love your quilt! I’ve always wanted to make a Sunbonnet Sue quilt. These fabrics would look pretty in the Sunbonnet Sue. Thanks for the giveaway!

  97. Melissa
    January 31, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I love the double wedding ring and any of the star quilts. Which I am regretful to say that I haven’t tried any of them yet. :/ But they are on my to do list. :)

  98. Lisa
    January 31, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Log cabin is my favorite! Reminds me of my grandma!

  99. Rhonda Davis
    January 31, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    My favorite quilt pattern has been the double wedding ring for more years than I’ve been quilting (I have one that my mother quilted). I really enjoy making the hexies now days. I love the whole True Colors line. Thanks for the chance to win some of the fabric.

  100. Melissa Lind
    January 31, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I LOVE Heather’s collection for the True Colors! My favorite traditional design? So many to choose from….I guess Churn Dash since that’s what I’m working on right now.

  101. Karen A
    January 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I have always been attracted to the jewel box pattern.

  102. Kelley H
    January 31, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I am too new of a quilter to have a favorite block, I feel like a newborn in the quilting world! I have made 1 quilt and just finished 2 quilt tops so far. I love this clamshell design and would love to make this quilt! I really love this fabric, too!! :)

  103. Bethany Wells
    January 31, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I LOVE this True Colors line!!! I adore bright colors and would love to win some!
    My current favorite is a herringbone pattern although just a plain, simple patchwork square can be gorgeous with the right fabrics. =)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  104. Bonnie Pfrimmer
    January 31, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    This is such a happy fabric line. So bright and cheerful. I like any pattern with stars in it. I am fairly new at quilting so I haven’t done much but this clam shell looks like something I could do. Thanks for sharing..

  105. January 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Such a pretty quilt! I like things that have to do with bees, so I love hexagons! They look like a beehive :)

  106. Carol Broughton
    January 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I love the churn dash block.

  107. Kathy M
    January 31, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I’m just a beginner, but I’m looking forward to trying a quilt made with pinwheel blocks. Love the quilt highlighted. The colors are amazing together!

  108. Danette
    January 31, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    My favorite quilt block is Ohio Star. It just makes a really nice looking block. Love your quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

  109. allison d
    January 31, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I readdy like Tallahassee blocks

  110. Donna Coombes
    January 31, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Wow just love what you have done with this fabric. Great work.

  111. Michelle Olsen
    January 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I’m a fan of the disappearing nine-patch block. I plan to use it in an upcoming quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

  112. Christina
    January 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I would love to use the fabric in a LeMoyne Star block. Beautiful! Cmcg6@icloud.com

  113. VickiT
    January 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I have always loved the look of a Dresden block.

  114. Christina
    January 31, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The LeMoyne Star!

  115. Michele G
    January 31, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Learned log cabin quilt recently, would love a bright Heather Bailey fabric to make one.

  116. January 31, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Oh, that quilt is gorgeous. I might have to see about getting those dies for my cutter. One my favorite traditional blocks is the bear paw.

  117. Ramona
    January 31, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I really love Dresden plates. I found some beautiful hand pieced dresden blocks at an estate sale that I am going to put together and quilt. I just love these new blenders.

  118. Margaret
    January 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    My favorite quilt blocks are both very traditional ones – Double Wedding Ring and Dresden Plate. (Which would look beautiful! made up in any of Heather Bailey’s fabrics, don’t you think)? She is amazingly talented.

  119. Robin Terry
    January 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I love the plain patterns, like the disappearing 6 or 9 patch. I like the fabric to speak for the quilt.

  120. January 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I love dresdens! Thanks for the chance to win.

  121. January 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I’ve always wanted to do a double wedding ring. Maybe after I get my current WIPs completed!

  122. Tiara
    January 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I love hst quilts! Last year I did In Color Orders hst block of the month, so much fun!

  123. Sue Staum
    January 31, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I have always loved log cabin and any star pattern! Now I like them wonky! True Colors is a beautiful fabric line. So spring like- something sorely needed this time of year! Thanks for a chance to win!

  124. Natasha J
    January 31, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    i love a modern quilt with an applique

  125. Sherry
    January 31, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I love the bowtie pattern.

  126. Linda L
    January 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Love log cabins – both the quilts and the block. They are timeless.

  127. January 31, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Holy crap, those clam shells are gorgeous!

    My favorite traditional block is probably the Missouri Star. Maybe because I’m originally from Missouri? :)

  128. greeblygreebly
    January 31, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    My favorite traditional block is the log cabin. There is so much you can do with it and it is a great way to use up scraps.

  129. Betty
    January 31, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve never quilted, so I don’t know all of the terms for various quilt styles. But this clam shell quilt is quite stunning. I’d love to have one (maybe one day after I get up the nerve to start quilting!).

  130. Lisa DeGraaf
    January 31, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I love pinwheel blocks. They add a lot of motion to the quilt. Thanks for this chance to win. I really love this collection.

  131. January 31, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Hi!!!! Beautiful fabrics and I love your clam shell quilt!!! I love Grandmothers Flower Garden and hope to make one someday!!!! My grandmother did make several of them all by hand!!!!

  132. Nicole
    January 31, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Love these fabrics!! I am partial to different variations of pinwheel blocks.

  133. January 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I love the Dresden plate block! I have been making lots of them lately.

  134. Jenna
    January 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I have always wanted to make a clamshell quilt but they seem like so much work. Also love a modern bowtie quilt.

  135. Demarest
    January 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I like making star blocks. These fabrics are beautiful!

  136. CJ
    January 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I love PINWHEELS! I also love that quilt and those fabrics – GORGEOUS!

  137. Beverly
    January 31, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I love all these fabrics. They are all so lovely! I don’t really have a favorite block as I am just learning to quilt. I think my favorite block that I have made so far is either a pinwheel block or a log cabin block.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  138. Pam S
    January 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    What a beautiful clamshell quilt! And these colors make it all the more awesome. Thanks for sharing! My favorite classic block is Drunkards path.

  139. Lynne Tilley
    January 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I love love love your clamshell quilt. I am going to get brave and try this! I have some Lottie Da, and if I win the True Colors, I just may use this design! My first attempt at a granny square block resulted in a quilt that I’m very proud of, so I’d say that’s my favorite right now. I’m ready to branch out, though!

  140. January 31, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Wonky Log Cabin. LOVE your quilt! Agree that the design you chose really shows off the fabric well. Beautiful!

  141. Lynn
    January 31, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I really like the simple beauty of the Log Cabin quilts that I’ve seen. Your clamshell is also beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  142. Linda S
    January 31, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Have always loved the double wedding ring — have yet to tackle one.

  143. January 31, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I think it would be fun to see these colors in a churn dash quilt.

  144. Karen
    January 31, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I actually have the clamshell pattern and some owl fabric that will be perfect

    Suprisingly I found I really like the traditional 9 patch. I did not think I would like all those little squares, but with some good shortcuts involved i had a great time making them

    Your clamshell quilt is beautiful and it is the perfect pattern to show any fabric. The ones you used are so bright and cheery. Love them

  145. Ella
    January 31, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Churn Dashes still make me giddy.

  146. Jane
    January 31, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Always love Dresden plates – Thanks for the chance to win!

  147. Deborah M
    January 31, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    The old classics lend themselves to all sorts of variation! Tough decision! I love square-in-a square.

  148. Lori M
    January 31, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I love your clam shell quilt–the colors are gorgeous! I have a dresden plate in me, trying to get out–maybe using these fabrics would make it happen!

  149. Kathleen
    January 31, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I really love so many blocks, it’s hard to pick just one! Someday I would like to do an Irish Chain. I don’t think I’m experienced enough for that yet, but it’s on the “someday list.”

  150. Susie Sunshine
    January 31, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Log cabin quilts are my favorite!

  151. SuzyMcQ
    January 31, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Adore your clamshell quilt. You are so right about the curvy shapes working so well with Heather’s fabric!

    My current favorite pattern is wonky stars. I enjoy the improv aspect and they are so much fun!

  152. Ali M
    January 31, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I think snails trails blocks, especially when I use them as cat tails! Thank you very much for the giveaway of this beautiful fabric.

  153. Sonya M
    January 31, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I love star and log cabin blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  154. Allison C
    January 31, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I love the hexagon and log cabin

  155. kelli
    January 31, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I love the log cabin!

  156. Jilli
    January 31, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Log cabin–easy to make, and so much you can do with the color variations to change up the look of the pattern!

  157. Cecilia
    January 31, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    My favorite block is the Dresden Plate. I love your clamshell quilt, it’s very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

  158. Melanie C
    January 31, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    My favorite traditional blocks are flying geese.

  159. Dawn Jones
    January 31, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    The log cabin is my favorite.

  160. Kathy E.
    January 31, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    My newest favorite quilt design is the clamshell! I haven’t seen this before and love it! I will have to give it a try…if I win some of this luscious fabric!

  161. Gisela Graeser
    January 31, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    love these great colors and your quilt. would like to learn how to design my blocks . windmill and log cabin are easy for me ,
    thank you for the give away

  162. Cindi
    January 31, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I love these fabrics, they are all so lovely. Right now I’m into making flying geese ,you can do so much with them. Thank you so much for doing this, Cindi

  163. Susan
    January 31, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Attic window

  164. Meg
    January 31, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    It looks great! I hope that someday I can work up the courage to make one of these!

  165. Sharon T
    January 31, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Right now my favorite traditional block is Churn Dash. Love your clamshells!

  166. Fran
    February 1, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I really love half square triangle blocks, they’re so versatile & are (relatively) easy to sew. Love the Clamshell quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

  167. Lori Morton
    February 1, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Oh my gosh!! AWESOME Clamshell Quilt!!!

    My MOST favorite quilt block has always been Log Cabin…..but runs closely now with Churn Dash, Bear Paw, and the Tumbler! Pretty new to quilting, so haven’t made many quilts yet…

  168. Geni Pickens
    February 1, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Great choice with the clam shells, I love it!! I’ve always loved the Lonestar and coming in a close second is the log cabin.

  169. darlene macdonald
    February 1, 2014 at 3:35 am

    I adore the dresden plate. Fell in love with it watching Nancy Zieman’s show and have made it myself on a cover for my sewing machine! Thanks for the giveaway and beautiful quilt!!!!!

  170. Arianna M.
    February 1, 2014 at 4:21 am

    I really like churn dash blocks, I’m not sure why. These fabrics are so pretty!

  171. Sarah Duehr
    February 1, 2014 at 4:42 am

    I love plus quilts. I like how all the little +’s fit together.

  172. Nicki B
    February 1, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I have loved everything made with these yummy fabrics. I don’t think I have a favorite block just love anything bright and making old blocks look more modern.

  173. February 1, 2014 at 8:40 am

    The pinwheel block! I can’t get enough of pinwheels!

  174. Sharon Horton
    February 1, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I have really been into the postage stamp quilt….they colors would be great with white or pale gray.

  175. Becky Greene
    February 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Your quilt is so beautiful!!!! My favorite traditional block is Churn Dash. It is on my must-make list!!

  176. Kathleen OGrady
    February 1, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Your quilt is just beautiful! Such vibrant pretty colors and I love the clamshell pattern. After seeing your quilt I want to try this pattern. I really love Log Cabin blocks and Irish Chain. Thanks for the chance to win!

  177. Jane B
    February 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

    The clamshell quilt is so pretty I love curved piecing. One of my favorites is the drunkard’s path quarter circle block.

  178. February 1, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Love your clamshells – and your quilting is fabulous! Thanks for a chance!

  179. February 1, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I love, love, love, those clam shells. That pattern is on my must-make-one-day list. I really love the friendship star, sweet and simple. Thanks.

  180. LINDA
    February 1, 2014 at 11:40 am



  181. Sara Nixon
    February 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I love the churn dash block.

  182. Marti
    February 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I love Dresden Plate quilts, they always turn out so pretty in Traditional or Modern interpretations. Thank you for the chance to win!

  183. Tamie
    February 1, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Love your clamshell quilt. It’s beautiful. One of my favorite tradional blocks is Lady of the Lake.

  184. Maggie
    February 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I love beautiful, colorful fabrics and the clam shell shows them off so nicely!

  185. February 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I love the complicated ones like Mariner’s Compasses and New York Beauties!

  186. Michele
    February 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I love a good Bow Tie! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  187. Catriona
    February 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Love these fabrics, I really want to try out a cathedral window quilt with them, I think it would look fab!

  188. Karrie Smith
    February 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I have to admit I am liking the Economy block! Thanks for the chance to win!

  189. February 1, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Love your choice of pattern for these fabrics. I love Churn Dashes like whoa!

  190. Andrea
    February 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm


  191. February 1, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Beautiful quilt! I love the Irish Chain pattern – single, double or triple.

  192. Evelyn
    February 2, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Rail Fence is my favorite pattern — lots of versatility.

  193. Lisa Cowell
    February 2, 2014 at 1:04 am

    I really like star blocks, and I think the Lone Star is my favorite among them. Love this True Colors line.

  194. Am L
    February 2, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I’m a fan of the churn-dash, especially when it’s done in modern prints. Love the True Colors lines! Thanks for the giveaway.

  195. Alison
    February 2, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I like basic square and rectangle blocks to showcase my favorite fabric designs :)

  196. February 2, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Your clam shell is just gorgeous! The quilting is amazing too. So pretty. I would have to say that right now I am into stars. I haven’t done a quilt with them yet but I’m ready to! I love vintage patterns with modern fabrics.

  197. Heather
    February 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I really like the churn dash block. Thanks for the chance to win!

  198. Angela J.
    February 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I’m a lover of any scrap block style quilts. They remind me of a quilt that’s been around forever and I can just imagine how many precious loved ones were snuggled up in it.

  199. Jen Beatty
    February 2, 2014 at 11:17 am

    A simple rail fence, when you turn them to make secondary patterns is so much fun and a great way to play w/colors and scraps.

  200. Karen
    February 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    The colors of your quilt have zing! I think my favorite quilt block is Mariner’s Compass. Thanks for offering all of us such a great group of fabrics.

  201. Joan H.
    February 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    The traditional log cabin quilt pattern is still my favorite ……but your clam shell quilt is absolutely beautiful!

  202. Diane McCandless
    February 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I love Winding Ways – that is on my quilt bucket list.

  203. Quilting Tangent
    February 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Complex Mariners Compass.

  204. dianne
    February 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    cathedral windows :)

  205. Angelia L.
    February 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I love your beautiful Clam shell quilt and I agree that it does show off the fabrics well!! I really love star blocks like the wonky star and carpenters star. Thank you for sharing!

  206. Melissa Quinn
    February 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I love a log cabin. Great fabric. Thanks for the chance!

  207. barbara woods
    February 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I love the Disappearing 4 patch

  208. AngieSue
    February 2, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I love a whole quilt full of stars – especially if the stars are slightly different or use different color values!

  209. Cindy
    February 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I am drawn to star quilts and my favorite star, is a wonky one. So many possibilities. I haven’t tried a clamshell quilt – yet. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Whoever wins will be VERY lucky and happy.

  210. Kathy Davis
    February 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    My favorite quilt block will always be the Nine Patch. When I was ten years old in the 1962, I asked all my neighbors for fabric and my mom taught me to hand sew a Nine Patch Block. Mom helped me put all the blocks together and Dad built a quilt frame. The best part is the whole family helped quilt, including my 2 older brothers. Lots of sore fingers later, we had a finished quilt and the best part is that I still have it today. Good memories!!

  211. Kathleen
    February 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I do love a Dresden block! Thank you for the link to those clam shell templates, and thanks for the opportunity to win this great bundle!

  212. Margaret Schindler
    February 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I love the Lone Star. I love making it in different colors.

  213. Lisa E
    February 2, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I really like Storm At Sea. Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous fabrics.

  214. Toni A.
    February 2, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    These gorgeous colors would look great in a Dresden plate block. Thanks for your blog and the drawing.

  215. Chris
    February 3, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Wonderful colors and quilt. I always go back to Granny Squares of all sizes. Just my favorite.

  216. Connie Cain
    February 3, 2014 at 2:10 am

    I am really liking the churn dash right now. :) I love the colors in this line, it is so refreshing.

  217. Linda
    February 3, 2014 at 3:48 am

    I like Log cabin. Thanks for the giveaway!

  218. Jan
    February 3, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Classic favorite? Churn dash!

  219. Keri
    February 3, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I love simple repetitive geometry and how it shows off different fabrics.
    I have become smitten with clamshells myself over the last year and may need to make one myself!

  220. February 3, 2014 at 10:47 am

    One of my favorites is the log cabin block. Thanks for the chance!

  221. Pattie C
    February 3, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I love any block with circles. Orange peel is one of my favorites. This fabric is so pretty and spring like and we can use some spring here in the mid-west.

  222. Julie T
    February 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I love star blocks. I stink at sewing them, but I haven’t given up yet.

  223. pam w
    February 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I love the churn dash block and the log cabin quilt

  224. February 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Wonderful goveaway! Wonderful fabric!

  225. Gina S.
    February 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    My favorite is the pinwheel. Love the fabric!

  226. Kathie L
    February 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve made a Jacob’s Ladder quilt and loved the diagonal lines. I’d love to make another.

  227. Tami
    February 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    My favorite traditional quilt block is the Log Cabin, there are so many design possibilities with it. Thank you for the opportunity to win some very pretty fabric!!

  228. Debra
    February 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I am just beginning to collect fabric and love this line called True Colors. Right now I am enjoying the half square triangle and all its possibilities.

  229. krystina
    February 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    This line is so pretty. I hope I win!

  230. Tiffany
    February 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    What a gorgeous quilt! My favorite quilt block is still the square in a square block. Does it even have a name? I think sometimes it is called a paintbox block…

  231. Becs Terry
    February 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I like the hourglass block or log cabin. Just starting on my quilting adventure but loving every minute!

  232. Lizzy B
    February 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Beautiful! My favorite block is still just a regular ole pinwheel. I can’t get enough of them!

  233. Emily M
    February 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I love “storm at sea”. The illusion of motion produced by simple shapes always amazes me!

  234. Amy
    February 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Beautiful colors! One of my favorites is the log cabin.

  235. Lisa McGriff
    February 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I am a fan of any block that has a star!

  236. Lee
    February 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I love log cabin blocks!

  237. Karen B
    February 3, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I love it! I have actually been obsessed with clamshells lately so I will have to say that clamshells are my favorite traditional pattern right now. Maybe someone already mentioned it, but Latifah Saafir also has 4″ and 6″ templates. These are great for smaller projects. I have been experimenting with smaller ones before going all out, and think I’m ready for the big boys!

  238. February 3, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Love Heather Bailey’s True Colors. The clamshell quilt is gorgeous! My favorite block is drunkard’s path.

  239. February 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I really enjoy playing around with the basic 9-patch.

  240. Kathe
    February 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I love any block that has straight lines – haven’t tried any kind of curves. Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  241. Cindy
    February 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    My favorite blocks are any kind of stars. Love true colors.

  242. Wendi Lauren Dickherber
    February 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Love the clam shell quilt… My favorite is the Dresden plate… great give away thanks

  243. Debra Kay Neiman
    February 3, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    My favorites (as a new quilter) have been the Log Cabin and the Ohio Star. I really like your quilt and these colors are beautiful. I went to craftsy and got her patterns for the Glam Clam and think I would like to try this. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  244. Kim
    February 4, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Oh my what beautiful fabrics! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!
    I have to favorite classic blocks first is the common nine patch, there is just so much you can make
    with it and secondly the endlessly beautiful log cabin and all the amazing settings you can make
    with this block.

    Happy Sewing and I wish you continued success

  245. Karrie Smith
    February 4, 2014 at 12:55 am

    I really like star blocks..I don’t have a particular one, but the most intricate, the better! Thanks for the chance to win!

  246. Linda v
    February 4, 2014 at 1:00 am

    I love working with appliqué hearts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  247. Terry H.
    February 4, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Love your clamshell quilt and the quilting is beautiful. The true colors fabric is like a breathe of spring.

  248. Michele
    February 4, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Oh such pretty fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win them. I’m constantly drawn back to the Windblown Square block. I’m surely going to make another scrap quilt with that block before too long.

  249. Jessica L.
    February 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Beautiful! Love the clamshell pattern that you used, and the quilting is amazing!
    For me, the Drunkard’s path has always been one of my favorites~ I love the curves. :-)
    What I’m loving most about this blog tour is that I have been introduced to some wonderful blogs~ I have now favorited so many new ones that I will follow!

  250. Polly
    February 4, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I’m new to quilting and don’t have a favorite or a pattern picked out. I need to make some baby quilts for my daughter.

  251. Susan
    February 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    My all time favorite quilt block is the Log Cabin.

  252. Kris
    February 4, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    My favorite blocks are star blocks, like a carpenter’s star. Shows just how versatile HSTs are!

  253. sweetfe
    February 4, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    my favorite classic quilt design is “trip around the world”…i love the way the colors can add a three dimensional appearance.

  254. Hannah
    February 4, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I like making plus quilts!

  255. February 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I love all the True Colors…Want to make the clam shell design as it shows off the feeling of
    happiness that radiates from the line of color…Beautiful..Thanks

  256. msmaf@ymail.com
    February 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Now my favorite is the clamshell pattern. This quilt is absolutely stunning.

  257. February 5, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    The clamshell quilt is beautiful! My favorite classic quilt block is the Irish Chain block. I think it makes me feel close to my Irish & Scottish heritage.

  258. February 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I’ve been itching to make a quilt using the Ohio star block. Its always been one of my favorites. :)

  259. Linda Fleming
    February 5, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    My favorite is a 3D bow-tie block.

  260. Anne
    February 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Your clam shells are a breathe of Spring. I actually like any star blocks and also a good old fashioned Bowie block.

  261. Marilyn S
    February 5, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I love Irish Chain quilts.

  262. Mom C
    February 6, 2014 at 12:10 am

    I really like log cabins and star blocks. Getting better at the flying geese. Thanks.

  263. Lisa Burger
    February 6, 2014 at 12:12 am

    You did a stunning job! I think this clamshell look might be my new fav! I’ve always like 1/2 cut square triangles, lots of options! Hoping to win❤

  264. Beth T.
    February 6, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Schoolhouse blocks are my favorite to look at, stars are my favorite to piece.

  265. ann harper
    February 6, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    love all of Heather Bailey designs!

  266. vanina
    February 6, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I am learning to quilt as one of my resolutions for this year. I just learned how to make a log cabin block and made 12 of them for a wall hanging. I really loved how versatile they are!

  267. Sarah Thompson
    February 8, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Love the clam shell quilt patterns!

  268. February 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    My favorite is anything that can be made with an HST…and that is ALOT of blocks! I am always amazed to see the endless options of what HST’s can do! These prints would make beautiful HST’s!

  269. February 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I’m still pretty fond of the Log Cabin block.

  270. February 25, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Wonky log cabin, I have so much fun with it…….

  271. Nancy
    March 2, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I love the Dresden fan pattern. I am planning on making one this year.

  272. sweetfe
    March 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Wonderful giveaway! I think my favorite design is “ocean waves”……i also love “new york beauty” quilts!

  273. March 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful quilt! With those soft colors, it almost looks like a stack of Easter Eggs, ready for hiding. :) Those pops of the deeper shade of radiant orchid really make this for me!

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