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June 22nd, 2020

Splash into Living Coral – Free Quilt Pattern

by Julie Hirt

I wanted to share my 2019 Color of the Year quilt pattern.

Splash into Living Color

2019 Color of the Year for Pantone (Living Coral) and Kona (Splash) work really well together. I wanted a quick and easy quilt to commemorate them – they are super beachy and right up my alley.


I found the closest Kona color match for Living Coral is Melon.

splash into color kona solids

Splash into Living Coral

Measures 70 x 82 (width is adjustable by how many yards cut)

Because the width is the same length as yardage cut, you can easily adjust the size.  Your edges will most likely be uneven between white, melon and splash due to cutting differences. After quilting, trim up the sides and you’ll be set.

2 yards Kona White
2 yards Kona Splash
2 yards Kona Melon

You will not be cutting with WOF – but across the 2 yard length.

From Splash and Melon cut 1 each:
7.5 x 72 strip
6.5 x 72 strip
5.5 x 72 strip
4.5 x 72 strip
3.5 x 72 strip
2.5 x 72 strip
1.5 x 72 strip

From White cut:
(15) 2.5 x 72 strips

Stitch by alternating melon and white strips. Start with a white strip, then alternate with the largest strip (7.5) and working toward the smallest (1.5). Ending on the 1.5″ melon strip.

Repeat with Splash and white strips, adding an additional white strip after the 1.5″ splash strip.

Stitch the melon set with the splash set, smallest color strips in the center.

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Would love to see your version!


December 27th, 2017

Quilt Round Up! Loads of Pics

by Julie Hirt

Recently I realized there are quite a few quilts I’ve never blogged about. I wanted to get them on here, mainly because it’s nice to look back and see all my finished quilts.

Going to post a lot of pics and not a lot of descriptions, but feel free to ask questions!

Are you ready? Here we go…

Selvedge Quilt

Selvage quilt 627handworks (2)

Selvage quilt 627handworks (3)

Selvage quilt 627handworks (1)


Fireman Themed – Custom Baby Quilt

Fireman Themed Maltese Cross (3)

Custom quilt request included dalmations, calico, gingham, firetruck quilting in a girly fireman theme. Drew up a simple maltese cross block – I think it turned out pretty cute!

Fireman Themed Maltese Cross (2)

Fireman Themed Maltese Cross (1)


Twin Royals quilts for my nephews

Twin Royals Quilts 627handworks (2)

I’m not a big applique lover, but I’ll do it for my nephews! Minky backed with KC quilting.

Twin Royals Quilts 627handworks (1)

Twin Royals Quilts 627handworks (3)


The Debbie – Rifle Paper Co Quilt

Rifle Paper Co Cotton Steel Quilt 627handworks (2)

Gifted over the holidays.  Linen mixed with Rifle Paper Co by Cotton + Steel on the front, rayon backing. It’s heavenly textured. Rifle Paper Co Cotton Steel Quilt 627handworks (1)

Rifle Paper Co Cotton Steel Quilt 627handworks (3)


Vintage Feedsack Quilt

Vintage Quilt 627handworks (3)

I scored this top a few years back for $20 at an antique store. We’ve dated it to the 30’s due to the lack of oranges and peaches in the fabrics. I quilted in a baptist fan pattern with wool batting.

Vintage Quilt 627handworks (4)

Vintage Quilt 627handworks (1)

My guess it’s an orphan top quilt because it’s all hodge podged together. I had to add the strip of white at the bottom to complete it.

Vintage Quilt 627handworks (2)


Granny Square Baby Quilt

Granny Square (5)

This was really fun to make – the binding is my favorite.

Granny Square (4)

Granny Square (3)


King Size Bow Tie Quilt

King Size Bow Tie quilt (7)

I didn’t have anyone to help take pics before it was delivered to it’s home, so I couldn’t fit it all into one shot. This one is a biggie.  I used Chestnut Street fabrics for the bowties and an Andover print for the background.

King Size Bow Tie quilt (4)

King Size Bow Tie quilt (1)


Crown Royal Quilt

Crown Royal Quilt 627handworks (2)

Crown Royal Quilt 627handworks (1)

Crown Royal Quilt 627handworks (3)


Cotton + Steel Scrap Buster

Cotton Steel 627handworks (1)

This is my favorite, favorite quilt and I use it daily. I think it’s because there’s not much white in it so I’m not afraid to use it. It’s my go to! I also like the large size of it, 80 x 92, as well as the dense quilting.

Cotton Steel 627handworks (2)

Cotton Steel 627handworks (3)


Unfinished Quilt Tops:

Orphan Block Paper Piecing

Orphan blocks – most are paper pieced from my Block Rockn series.  Actually sold this top so someone can quilt and enjoy it!

Plus Quilt

These blocks are from a swap. Sold this top as well so someone can quilt and enjoy it. My goal next year is to be realistic with my WIPs.

This was fun going through and seeing all the quilts!



October 1st, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along: October

by Julie Hirt

I did it! I’ve finished all of my blocks for the Bella Skill Builder.


These are the Lazy Angle blocks made the Creative Grids Lazy Angle ruler. Be sure to leave that last row unattached for the assembly process.


I was really impressed with the ruler and can’t wait to explore more patterns I can use it with.

Next month is assembly and we’re done – I’m super excited!


August 3rd, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along: August

by Julie Hirt

I like big blocks!

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt

The August blocks for Fat Quarter Shop’s Bella Skill Builder are awesome.

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt 2

The top block is 24″ and this one is 20″.  Just for funsies I tiled them to see what they’d look like:

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt 1

Umm… YES!  I totally want to make 9 of the bigger blocks for a 72″ throw. Super fun pattern that would make a good toddler quilt with 4 blocks.

August Bella Skill Builder Julie Hirt 3

You all know these patterns are FREE, right?  It’s not too late to make your own.  One more month and then on to assembling – exciting stuff!



March 2nd, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along: March

by Julie Hirt

It’s month two of the Bella Skill Builder quilt along through Fat Quarter Shop. Definitely not too late to join in!

The blocks for this month is Orange Peel.

Bella Skill Builder March (1)

Bella Skill Builder March (3)

You can use the applique method of your choice. I have to be honest – I’m kind of the worst person at applique.  So don’t look too closely. :/

Bella Skill Builder March (2)

Here are my February and March blocks combined. (not bad from far away hahah!)

Bella Skill Builder March (4)

I’m doing a different color scheme but there is a beautiful kit available!


You can keep up to date and find all the FREE patterns here. Would love for you to join us!



October 28th, 2016

Lunden’s Charity Block

by Julie Hirt

You need to get your hands on a copy of this!


Several reasons:

  • Money from this block goes to Chive Charities (more on this below).
  • Minimum donation for this pattern is only 5 bucks!
  • It’s named after Lunden, who is amazing (more below).
  • It’s a 17″ block, which I think is perfect.  One block makes a pillow or mini quilt, 4 blocks make a nice baby quilt, your quilt can grow quickly.
  • It’s beginner friendly!
  • Umm, it’s GORGEOUS.



Image courtesy of @craftycop on Instagram.

You can get so many different looks by switching out fabrics and background colors.


Rather than explaining the Charity and Lunden’s Block, here is a quote from my good friend Erin (@mommy2lu on Instagram):

Let me give you a back story on Lunden’s Charity Pattern and the charity @chivecharities! They are one hell of an organization that truly changed the course of our family’s life! Handicap accessible vans are expensive and that’s putting it mildly.

2️ years ago a prideful David and I begrudgingly agreed to a fundraiser for Lunden to help purchase a handicap accessible van. Our friends around the world, family and friends of friends donated to Lunden. A week before the end of Lunden’s fundraiser Chive called me. They told me they’d been watching all of the love for Lunden and wanted in on it too! They told me they had grant earmarked for Lunden. A grant that would pay for Lunden’s van and some much needed medical equipment. Believe me when I say I tried to talk them out of it. I told Chive that Lunden had a successful fundraiser and that she only needed the difference bw what she’d raised and the cost of the van. Chive said they didn’t care how much Lunden raised. That they would be honored to cover all costs so Lunden could keep the money from her family and friends bc they knew that no money would ever be enough to support Lunden for her life time.

You guys I didn’t believe it! I called David sobbing and told him. He sobbed. This stuff didn’t happen to us. Up until that point we’d run though our savings, we were paying for Lunden’s special needs private school out of pocket. David and I had even cut down how much we ate to leave more money to pay for her therapy copays. Chive is an organization that helps good people! Chive is an organization that understands that no matter how much money you make on paper there’s never enough to support a person of Lunden’s involvement. I say the fundraiser was life changing because we had no idea that anyone really loved Lunden like we did. We emailed all of Lunden’s donors and offered them their donation back. No one wanted their money back.

David and I had no idea that love really, truly existed in the world anymore. That people still helped just to help. This is why the first (and hopefully not the last) Lunden’s Charity Blocks donations will go to Chive Charities! #lundenisawesome #tenpercenthappier


Just look at Lunden’s sweet, always smiling, face!  Believe me, she’s even sweeter in person. Even if you don’t quilt or want the pattern, I urge you to donate to Chive Charities.




Image courtesy of @saraquilts on Instagram.



Image courtesy of @mommy2lu on Instagram




  1. Donate a minimum of $5 to Chive Charities
  2. Email your receipt or screenshot of donation to mommy2lunden at
  3. Patiently wait 24 hours for Erin to email you a copy of the block





Image courtesy of @hazelstitches on Instragram




If you are on Instagram be sure to tag your blocks with the hashtag #lundenscharityblocks.  There are going to be some fun giveaways!  Hope to see a version of your block :)



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