Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Hi everyone! Welcome to Block 41 of our Glorious Autumn Block Party. Today we have Heather Jones as our featured designer and Contemporary Cloth has a fantastic 25% off Super Deal too.

Visit the Block Party Headquarters for more info and upload your completed blocks to the Flickr group.

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Featured Designer: Heather Jones

heather jones

How did you get into quilting?

I had made quilts before, but it wasn’t until I started the Cincinnati chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild in February of 2010 that I really started to quilt regularly.

How/when/why did you transition from a quilter to a designer?

I think I’ve always been a designer. My background is in fine arts, so I’ve always been interested in creating work that is unique and doesn’t look like anybody else’s.

Which quilt is your favourite? Did you design it? Why is it your favourite?

I think my all time favorite one is my Yield quilt. It was the first quilt that I designed based on a drawing in my sketchbook. It was also the first project I made that was inspired by something kind of non-traditional; in this case, a painted sign in the parking lot of my local Wal-Mart.


How many UFOs do you currently have? Probably three or four.

What size of quilt do you prefer to make/design? I prefer quilts to be at least lap size or larger.

What colour do you use most often in your quilts? Some shade of creamy white.

Favourite one-sentence tip for a new quilter: Quilting doesn’t have to be intimidating; you can do it!

Favourite size and brand of rotary cutter: I love my Havel’s 60mm rotary cutter.

Favourite quote or mantra: “Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Block Party #41 – Around in Circles

Here’s Heather’s block, Around in Circles. Get out your compass and some fusible web to complete this gorgeous block. Head over to Heather’s blog for the tutorial.

Around in Circles block by Heather Jones

See the previous free quilting blocks here.

Glorious Autumn Block Party – Heather Jones and Contemporary Cloth