A Long Time Coming While I have more than a dozen patterns I have designed, pieced, quilted, and published in various places, it’s long been a dream of mine to release a line of quilt patterns of my VERY OWN. Today, that becomes a reality with my first release, “Star Line”! This quilt is pieced […]
A new-old free quilt pattern, “Oculus”
Way back when I was first starting up as a business, I designed a free quilt pattern that I kind of forgot about! Thanks to today’s prompt “Fast Finishes”, part of the 2017 #IGquiltfest by Amy’s Creative Side, I was reminded that I did have a quick and easy quilt pattern to offer! I would […]
New Pattern in the Shop! And a Sneaky Marking Technique
I am delighted to present Midwinter Mandala available as a PDF download in my shop.I have had this idea for a snowflake design running around in my head for a while now, so when Betz White asked me to participate in “A Banner Year”, a seasonal sew-along project for our School of Wool Facebook group, […]
Well, I may not be at Quilt Market, but I am happy to have something hanging there! I recently finished a quilt pattern for RJR Fabrics called “Fair Day”, made with the line “Pie Making Day” by Brenda Ratliffe of Pink Castle Fabrics. The sashing is all 1 1/2″ finished HSTs, and the pattern will […]
Quick Change Blog Hop and Giveaway!
Lately I’ve been falling for quilts of different sizes. I love making bed quilts for using and giving away, but they can really take up resources and time that, right now, I seem to have less and less of. That’s why, when Martingale asked me to submit a design for their compilation of bedrunners, I […]
My quilt “Strawberry Moon” in the Spring issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited
I just got back from MQX in NH, I just finished up another quilt for Modern Quilts Unlimited for the Summer issue, and I have been writing and prep a quilt for kitting up before Spring Market. Phew! In a much needed break today, I walked out to the mailbox and to my great delight, I got […]
Slow and Steady Scrap Quilt
If there’s a 12 step program for quilting, I would have to introduce myself by saying, “My name is Mandy Leins, and I have been buying fabric for 15 years.” The truth is, though, I haven’t bought (very much) fabric for the last couple because I have so much that I don’t even have places […]
My free quilt pattern is up!
Hey, y’all! Over on the BERNINA We All Sew blog I’ve written up a free pattern for my quilt “Star Crossed”! It uses 2 1/2″ strips, and while it has a complex pattern, it’s only one block to put together. I also wrote a bit about choosing color schemes, AND there’s a giveaway for my […]
Would anyone be interested in a sew-along?
I have this pattern I’ve been working on that I think looks really cool, with aspects of both improv-looking areas and nice, larger open areas for fun quilting. I’m kind of dying to make it, and think it would be fun for people if they were looking to use up things in their scrap box […]
MQU’s Block Design Challenge–check out my block!
It’s up! I had submitted a couple of designs for the MQU Block Challenge, and one of them was accepted as a finalist! You can see all of the finalist blocks here and my block is the one found right here. It looks kind of odd on its own, but I hope you can see the […]