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HI! I'M HEATHER

I'm Heather, the designer behind My Sew Quilty Life. I stumbled upon quilting four years ago when I was a newborn photographer. I kept seeing other photographers using old quilt pieces in their newborn photos and I, being the maker I am, decided I would make a quilt to use in my photos. My thought was to make the quilt, drag it through the mud, and scuff it up a bit, and make it look as antiqued as possible. I had no clue how long or how much effort went into making a quilt. I decided I would make the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt and then “distress” it. (I am very ambitious if you haven’t picked up on that already.) After spending what felt like over 100,000 hours making all the 1.5” hexes and then hand sewing them together I felt silly for ever considering trying to distress all my hard work. It was that moment that I learned to respect quilting and ultimately fell in love with the craft. It took nearly three years to finally finish my Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt, and I am so happy I have that treasure to pass down. Fast forward to today (11/2020) I have made over twenty quilts, mostly as gifts for friends and family. I now design most of my own patterns, and there truly is not a day that goes by that I don’t have a new quilt idea pop up in my head. I love sharing my new creations and talking all things QUILTY!  

A few of my favorite things:

Favorite Fabric Designer: 

Too many to choose, but I love Bonnie and Camille, Fig Tree, Corey Yoder, Lori Holt, Lella Boutique

Favorite Fabric Line of all time:

Strawberry Jam by Corey Yoder

Favorite quilting supplies:

5" creative grids ruler, 10.5" creative grids ruler, clover clips, pins, Triangles on a Roll, aurifil thread, olfa splash rotary cutter, alpha bitties, 

Favorite fabric precut:

fat quarter bundle

Favorite Quilt Block:

Star Pinwheel (on my logo)

Favorite Quilt Book:

Farm Girl Vintage book series from Lori Holt

Favorite Quilt Shop:

Online: Fat Quarter Shop

Local: Lil Ren Hen Quilt Shop (Paola, KS)

Prairie Point Quilts (Lenexa, KS)

Quilted Sunflower (Spring Hill, KS)