At the Seashore – Sparkler

Hello! I’m Heather Long of Coffee and Quilts and I’m thrilled to be part of this summer’s quilt-a-long. Each summer, my husband and I follow his family’s tradition of going to Vinalhaven, ME. My father-in-law’s birthday is on the Fourth of July and we all enjoy watching the fireworks. I designed this block, Summer Sparklers, in honor of my father-in-law and his festive birthday. The gorgeous blues and greys of Origami by Janet Clare were the perfect choice of fabrics for Maine – cool and restful.

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Starlite Quilt

Hi, Bakers! I’m Heather Long of Coffee and Quilts and I’m thrilled to be sharing another quilt here at the Moda Bake Shop. This is my Starlite quilt, shown here in Nova fabrics by Basic Grey. A jelly roll and some background fabric combine to make these quick blocks. The light fabric in the half-square triangles reminded me of stars in the night sky. My mother-in-law thinks they look like butterflies fluttering across the quilt.

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Dec 12: Grammy’s Staircase

Hello, Bakers! I’m Heather Long of Coffee and Quilts and I’m sharing a block I’ve titled “Grammy’s Staircase” today. In my husband’s family, on Christmas morning all the children gather on the staircase. No one (except grown ups!) is allowed downstairs before everyone is awake. It’s wonderful to see all the children anxiously waiting while us grown ups get ourselves a cup of coffee. We photograph the children on the stairs in their pajamas, and it’s so wonderful to see the changes over the years.

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