Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

New Quilt Projects And A Giveaway!


I have a new quilt book and template to show you!

This is Heather Peterson’s new book called Angles With Ease.  I’m loving the projects in the book!  And they’re really easy!!!

First I decided to try just a little project for fun.  I did this table topper.  I think it would be a great tree skirt made with Christmas fabric.  I think I could have completed it in an hour if there wasn’t so much chaos at my house all the time!!!

Ok.  That was fun!  Then I moved on to a project with the new Glamping (by Moda) fabric my mom gave me for my birthday.  I just love this quilt!  It was so fun to make.  Heather gives excellent pressing directions so everything nested and went together perfectly!

It’s not the greatest photo, but you get the idea.  I think it was because the light was hitting it from the side that made it look so puckered.  It really isn’t!

I had the fat eighth bundle, but I still needed border and backing fabric, so I headed over to Shades of The Past.  This little quilt shop, located in Clara City, MN has so many fun, different projects.  I really enjoyed wandering around.  My favorite fabric in the whole line is the red camper fabric, and I was able to get some of it at the quilt shop.

I also purchased black background fabric for this project:

Oops!  I didn’t mean to have my toes on the edge of the photo.

This fabric is Little Black Dress by Basic Grey for Moda.  I haven’t sewn these blocks together, because I haven’t decide if I want to alternate the fabrics, or have just one fabric in each block.

In this photo, every block has just one fabric.

My problem is that I like some of the blocks with alternating fabrics, and some of the blocks all one fabric.

Now I’m going to show you the really cool thing about the patterns in this book.

All of the blocks in this book are strip pieced!!!

Did you hear that???  No templates!  You just put the strip sets together and cut out the pieces.  So easy!

Here’s the giveaway part!!! 

I have a book and the “Triangler” ruler to give away.  All you have to do is go over to Heather’s blog and look at her quilts, and leave a comment on my blog, not hers, telling me which of the quilts in her book is your favorite.  (Feel free to leave a comment on her blog too. It just won’t count as a contest entry!)  Her blog posts with all of the quilts in the book are here and here.  I can’t wait to see which is your favorite quilt.  The contest will remain open until Friday, May 31 at midnight central time.

Oh, and make sure you take a look at Carter, their little boy.  He’s just the cutest thing ever.  When you wait a long time for a baby like they did, they end up perfect!!!

And now I’m going to go work on my black and white quilt for a while!

Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

79 thoughts on “New Quilt Projects And A Giveaway!

  1. Being a Minnesota gal, I have a huge fondness for Heather’s patterns (not to mention-they’re great!). I am loving the Diamonds and Trees and the Hourglass/Tumbler patterns. And Carter is always fun to look at! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I love Cosmos! I can’t believe how easy it looks to make those blocks!!

  3. I love the cover quilt, Cosmos, the most–although Calypso is pretty adorable, too. She uses the cutest fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Heather makes everything easier!! I’ve been eyeing this book since she shared about it on her blog. I would have to say Spin Cycle or Honeycomb Bloomers are the top of the list of favorites from this book–although I do like all of them.

    I love your Glamping Quilt! I was just emailing pictures of the fabric line to my sisters-in-law earlier today for ideas for their campers. I’m going to have to show them what you’ve done with that fabric line.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Love them all, but my favorite is the Windsor Knots

  6. The first would be the Christmas tree table runner, but a close second would be the aqua one out in the snow. First though I just received Collection for a Cause fabric in the mail today to do one of her Living Large 2 patterns that you enabled me to buy–thank you!!

  7. I would have to say I like Spin Cycle the best, but I like the little tree runner a lot too

  8. Sunday spin looks like great fun and I am a huge fan of rulers !! Thanks for the contest.

  9. I just love all of Heather’s quilts! Sooo hard to choose just one, but Honeycomb Bloomers is really lovely and I would really like to make it. Super generous giveaway!

  10. I love all of the quilts but one of my favorites is the almost hexagonq

  11. I really love all the patterns but Spin Cycle is my favorite. Thanks for having this contest.

  12. I love Spin Cycle best. I really like the idea of strips and cutting them into angles. I did buy a 90 degree ruler to try a design but haven’t tried to use it yet. I think a book with the ruler is a great idea.

  13. OMG…I haven’t seen her new book until I read your blog! I have to say my favorite is Baby Juniper and the Diamonds and Trees quilt. I had visions of Christmas gifts in my mind as I read her blog! I hope I win so I can spend more money on fabric for these fabulous gifts!

    Thank you,
    Vanessa in Oklahoma

  14. I am loving Cosmo. I am such a sucker for cool quilt tools and cleaver ways to put blocks together. I can’t wait to try this one out.

  15. I love Cosmos! And having the right tools makes quilting so much easier!! Thanks for the givaway!!

  16. I like Baby Juniper . Thanks for the chance!

  17. It’s hard to choose, but Cosmo is my fave. What a great book!

  18. Oh my, now you have me drooling over here in Boston 🙂 These are all so gorgeous. They have that wow effect but I feel that they would be done with ease thanks to all of Heather’s hard work. My first favorite is Spin Cycle. But very close behind in second would be Rising Star. I want to make the table topper using the Rising Star. Love all of them though. Thanks for the chance to win. Laurie G

  19. Love Cosmo!

  20. Spin Cycle is my favorite pattern in Heather’s new book. Baby Juniper is my second favorite. BTW – your version with the black backgrounds looks stunning, and it isn’t even put together yet.

    Linda W.

  21. I love Baby Juniper and Spin Cycle. I’m fascinated with this ruler. It looks so easy to use. Would love to have a go. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. I have to choose both trees and diamonds. It’s hard to choose just one pattern, they’re all beautiful. Plus Carter is such a little doll. 🙂

  23. I love the cover quilt, Cosmos the most but they are all really neat. I could see making quite a few of these quilts.
    bveinotte at juno dot com

  24. I really love them all but Cosmo is the favorite. Heathers patterns are so easy to follow and if you have any problems she will email you right back!

  25. Can’t decide between Spin Cycle and Rising Star. All of them are great.

  26. I truly love them all, but Rising Star might be my favorite. I can’t wait to buy (or win!) this book and ruler! I want to make several of these quilts!

  27. I love all of the patterns in this book. I think I would make Spin Cycle first! Heather is one of my favorite designers. And I enjoy seeing the pictures of her adorable son Carter! Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Spin Cycle is my favorite. I like the blue and red together.

  29. Now that was a real challenge! I could easily spend my summer making all of those quilts. But if I had to choose one, I think it would be Spin Cycle. I love both heather’s version and your little black dress blocks. I’m wondering how would it look in some of my batiks…

  30. Love all the quilts pictured in this quilt, but Sunday Spin gets me every time. I love the “movement” in this quilt. I’m also pretty sure I’d make several Baby Juniper runners. What great gifts they would make. Thanks for the chance!

  31. I just have to be honest….I love them all!! Kaleidoscope quilts are my very favorite quilts to make! I had not even THOUGHT about using the ruler to make other shapes-DUH!!!! Now I just HAVE to have a copy of this book AND the ruler so I can make some of these GORGEOUS quilts!!

  32. Looks like a much of fun!

  33. I am super new to quilting, but that looks so… easy, but mathematically challenging! I have to admit that I like Spin Cycle the best, but it’s because of your blocks. They are so striking!

  34. What an exciting book. I love the idea of strip piecing. I think the first one I’d like to do is Sunday Spin.

  35. It looks like a really great book and ruler. My favorite quilt in the book is Spin Cycle!

  36. My favorite quilt is the Windsor Knot, although they are all great! I love your little black dress blocks! Why not make some all one print, and the others mixed? You already thought of that, didn’t you?!?

  37. I ordered the whole line of Summer House and haven’t decided what i would do with it. Now that I have seen Rising Star, I know it would be beautiful to hang and show customers, so I would say my favourite is Rising Star…all the designs are just beautiful 🙂

  38. I love Spin Cycle using the Summer House Fabric. The colors are so fresh and vibrant and very uplifting and fun!! I love Heather Peterson-her work is so inspiring and beautiful. And now I have discovered YOU!!!!!!!! How fortunate for me!! Would love to own this wonderful book and the ruler too!!

  39. I love all of Heathers books and fabrics and am anxious to give her new ruler and book a try! All of the patterns are great but I am anxious to give Spin Cycle a try first!!

  40. Hard to pick just one! They are all beautiful but I do like Rising Star and Spin Cycle best!

  41. Rising Star is my favorite, I think. I have many of Heather’s patterns. I have never been disappointed. If I don’t win, I will be asking for the book and ruler for my birthday, June 18. Thanks!

  42. Spin cycle is my favorite especially with the beautiful Moda Fabrics!

  43. I really like Juniper and can see making table runners as Christmas presents. If only I had the confidence to machine quilt, it would be wonderful. All the quilts look fabulous and I love the black and cream together.

  44. I really like Diamonds and Trees and the Hourglass/Tumbler patterns. We had Heather to our guild and she is a most wonderful knowledgeable teacher!

  45. I love all Heathers patterns! I met Heather years ago before she was married! I immediately liked Heather! Her patterns are fun and easy to follow. The Hourglass Tumbler patterns are wonderful. And the new ruler looks great.

  46. Spin cycle or Rising Star. Love the fabrics she used too!

  47. I like Cosmo and Spin Cycle. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. I am torn between Cosmo and Calypso! Always love Heather’s books and fabrics. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

  49. Wonderful quilts. I like Kaleidoscope Triangles the best with Cosmo a close second. thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway!

  50. I love the Rising Star block….it would be a great way to showcase some kaleidoscope centers in the stars! There were many other awsome quilts but that one is my favorite pattern!

  51. COSMOS – love the pattern and the flower! Maria, I pieced a chevron Glamper over the weekend!!!! Isn’t that spooky? We were working the same collection! I’ll post mine tomorrow. I didn’t see the daisy in yours – but I loved the red camper borders.

  52. Hi Maria…a friend of ours told me to check your blog out today! 🙂 The Glamping quilt turned out really cute…as is the black and white quilt–I think it will be quite stunning when you get it put together!! Is was fun to “see” the stuff in your pictures to get a better idea than the one I was trying to visualize. Very nice

  53. I follow Heather’s blog so I get to see those pics of that cute little Carter. Thanks for the chance to win…. I like Spin-Cycle!

  54. I like all the patterns and enjoy learning new techniques. My favorite is Cosmo.

  55. Spin Cycle in Summer House fabrics – love those colors!

  56. Love spin cycle best but there are several others that follow closely behind

  57. I liked calypso and little Carter is a cutie also!

  58. I love the Cosmo! And always the baby and knitting projects!

  59. My favorites are Rising Star and Spin Cycle. I especially like the table topper made from the Rising Star block. Baby Jupiter is also a project I would like to make. Heather’s patterns are always well written and carefully thought out. Love them!

  60. Winter Solstice and Strawberry Fields are my 2 favorites. Out of all of patterns I would love to do the Winter Solstice. I just gotta say her Carter is as cute as my 2 month old grandson Carter!!

  61. I really like the Tumblers quilt. Such a unique layout with the sashing! I love Carter, too, but I’m guessing he is not part of the prize 🙂 Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this great book!

  62. I really like spin cycle

  63. Hard to pick just one; I really like Cosmo, the cover quilt, Hourglass, and Windsor Knot in the Here Fishy Fishy color option! LOVE this book, can’t wait to make one of the quilts!

  64. I’m torn between three so I closed my eyes and chose Cosmos. LOL Thank you for the chance!!

  65. Everyone I looked at I loved but I settled on the Windsor knot. Lovely patterns.

  66. I really like all of them, but if I had to choose one I think would pick Spin Cycle. The fact that everything is strip pieced sounds great! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  67. What a great concept to use strips for the various angles! So far I like Spin Cycle the best but that may change because they are all nice!

  68. What a great giveaway – I love all of Heather’s stuff – books, fabrics, etc. And, yes, Carter has got to be one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen! o:) I particularly love the Hourglass quilts!

  69. I’ve been a big fan of Heather’s work for years, ever since I had a chance to be with her at Lake Beauty for a quilting retreat. I have many of her books and have always appreciated how easy her patterns are but they still look like they are very labor intensive. My personal favorite is Spin Cycle but they all look like fun. Thanks for this gift opportunity.

  70. Spin Cycle is a winner in my book.

  71. I love the Windsor Knot quilt in the red and aqua! And Carter is just the cutest little guy!

  72. They’re all really nice, but I think my favorite one is “Spin Cycle” Thanks for this great giveaway, I loved seeing all the different quilts, they’re all beautiful!!

  73. they’re all great patterns … i really like cosmos. thanx, i enjoyed brouwsing through those patterns.

  74. Almost hexagons and Baby Juniper! I need that table runner!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  75. Spin Cycle from Heather’s Summer House line is my favorite. I would LOVE to make that quilt!

  76. Ric Rac Stack from the book “The Sweet Life” and Baby Juniper (toss up).

  77. It’s hard to choose…they’re all wonderful!
    Sunday Spin is my choice…

  78. Every time I look I see something else I like about a different one. Sunday Spin is catching my eyes right now. I had the book and ruler in my hand to buy just the other day…… Maybe I’ll get lucky here!

  79. What a clever little ruler, must have one and the designs from it are amazing, not sure which I like best. Diamonds and trees perhaps, will have a job to decide when I am lucky enough to own a ruler, love the dear little man I his beautiful vest is just wonderful, going to be a model I think, loves his photo taken, have a great grandson same age feel inspired to knit one for him, would be great, thanks for you great site. Iris Bradbury

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s