Sunday, December 9, 2018

Graduation quilt and exciteing news.

Hello my Quilty friends! It has been a long time, and I am sorry. I have been sewing and quilting. I just have not had time to post. I do have some fun and exciting news. We are buying a new home!! 
Here is is. 
I just love it!  We are going to down size to a ranch style home with acreage. I am super excited and  a bit nervous and overwhelmed. We close next week and for a while we will own two homes. We need to get this one market ready and de clutter, which works out great I can just bring stuff to the new house. So I will be busy for the next few months. Painting and de cluttering! The last thing to go will be my sewing room, hopefully I will get some sewing in.
I do have a new quilt to show you. I made two of these, one is completely done and the other just needs a binding.  So here is the first.
This is for my son who will be graduating in May from MSU the 2nd one will be for his girlfriend who is also graduating on the same day. I added an extra row of gray on the top as well as the bottom. My son says he is only 6 ft but I swear he is taller. So this is a nice size for him to even cover his toes.
Here is a close up of the log cabin blocks and some of the fabric. 
I used a cozy green flannel for the back, he did not want minky. My son says minky is too hot! His girlfriends quilt got Minky and I love it and I think she will too! 
The quilting has Spartan helmets scatter through out. 

I am super happy with how this turn out and I think the kids will love them too. The are big Football fans, and are super proud of their Big 10 school. It was a easy pattern and did not take up many blocks to create the MSU. The pattern is by AD design called Alphabet soup quilt patterns.  I could not find a website, so I linked to the FB site. 
One last look.
So until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 
Oh yea....GO GREEN!! 
Finish up Friday ( last one)
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Wedding quilt.

Hello my quilty friends! Today I have a finish for you , This is a pattern form MSQ called Royal Wedding.
I made this for a wedding gift. 
I love the blues and beige's together. The fabric used is mostly a layer cake called "Something blue" by Edyta Sitar. I also used  "Snow" Soild and the darker beige is a fabric that I had in my stash, I bought it a few years ago and I do not remember what it was called. 
This also turned out to be quite a large quilt with just using a layer cake, About 70" X 70".
Here is the backing, I used left over 10" squares and two other fabrics from my stash to make something large enough to work. 
This quilt is such a cuddly quilt, the fabrics are soft and the quilting was a medium density to give it a lovley loft. 
Because this pattern is a wedding pattern, this quilt will be a wedding gift! A nephew is getting married this spring and I thought it would be a perfect gift for the couple. 
One last full look at this quilt. Thanks for stopping by and until I see you again. Wishing you Quilty Hugs~Heide
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fall quilt.

Hello my Quilty friends! Happy Fall.  Today's quilt is called Pumpkin Seeds. I bought this pattern 2 years ago and it cam with the Fig Tree fabric.  Love the Fall colors and beautiful Autumn feel. 
Do you see the stars in the pumpkins? I just love stars. 
Here is Guinness ( He looks thrilled) checking out what I was doing, then as I took the shot he looked at something more interesting across the street. 
Such cute pumkins! 
Warning the backing my cause vision impairment, LOL! It is a Gingham print of black and orange. The person that did the quilt said she started getting dizzy looking at it. Talking about Quilting, I had it quuilted with small pumpkins and vines.
I am Super happy with how this quilt turned out. 
Thanks for stopping by. Until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 
Can I get a Whoop-Whoop.
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Moroccan tile.

Hello my Quilty friends! Today I have a quilt for you that I made for my husband. His birthday is this week and I realized that I have never made him a quilt.  When I saw this quilt in the American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine  ( April 2016 Issue 141) I knew I had to make it. This was such a fun and easy quilt to put together. 
I really like the off set squares and the outer star. 
The backing is a soft fuzzy flannel.
I love the scrappy orange and yellow tiles as well as the quilting. 
I sure hope the birthday boy likes this, he is so hard to get things for birthdays or holidays. 
 Thanks for stopping by and until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~Heide
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pumpkin Sky

Hello my quilty friends. 
Today's quilt is a fun little fall wall hanging. 
This pattern is called Pumpkin sky by Carried away. The pattern called for this to be a horizontal hanging and I wanted it to be vertical. I took a few liberties and orientated it to be the way I wanted. 
The best part is my dear friend who I made this with offered to quilt it for me. She did beautiful custom long arm work! I love how this turned out and it looks fantastic by my back door. 
Here she is working away.
She even let me give it a try. 
Here is a pillow that I made to go on a bench near the back door. 
Now the quilting is not as beautiful a Diane's. I am proud of it, first time using rulers and a bit of free hand. I think I found a pillow at Home goods that Will work for the inside. At great deal for $5!

Here is a close up of the beautiful custom work! Love the feathers and the leaves every so often. Hard to see in the photos but we used double batting to add some greatness to the quilting. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and until I see you again Wishing you Quilty Hugs~Heide

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Thank you Amy for the Bloggers Quilt Festival
You can find it below ( just click on the photo).

Friday, September 14, 2018

Fall Swap.

Hello my quilty friends. It has been a bit. I am still here and quilting away. Today I can finely share a little project that I made for a swap. 
I have been participating in Crafting With Lisa Marie. It is a fun little group over on FB. This is the 3 swap that I did and Lisa had a fun little game called Last Swapper Standing....This was so much fun!! We had about 30- 40 people join in and you were given a number and when a number was called you were out, but you got to take someone with you. The last person in the game got a fabric gift from everyone else that was in the game.  How Fun is that! 
So this swap is called Monster and Minis swap. 
Above is the Table runner that I made for my partner. 
Here it is on my buffet. I love the colors and the fun letters.
I used the great letters by Jaybird Quilts from her book called Alphabet Soup. This are such fun letters to make. They go together super easy. 
I also made this cute little pillow for my swap partner. 
Is this not a great witch shoe? I love the bows and the fun curl in the toe. 
I found this pattern over on Craftsy by a designer called Sewing with Squeak. 
I seem to be getting in the Halloween/Fall season. Thanks for stopping by Until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 
Can I get a Whoop-Whoop. 

Monday, August 27, 2018


Hello my quilty friends. Hope you are all doing well and getting ready for the back to school schedule. We once again have an empty house and I feel a little sad   
                            Image result for empty nest
 So I head off to my favorite place.          
I have been sewing just not a lot to show for all the sewing I am doing.  

I have turned into one of those quilters with way too many projects in the works. I think right now I have about 2 or 3 quilt alongs ( Summer sampler 2018, Modern Plus Sample, and a Craftsy 2016 Summer block of the month)  that I am working on.   2 or 3 projects that I started and need to finish and about 4 quilts that I have started and had to put them away because they were miss behaving and needed a time out.  Not to mention the new projects that I  can not wait to get started on. Do any of you have this going on?

I did finish a small project, a paper piece project for Quilt Art Design. Janeen was looking for pattern tester for her Festive seasons blocks.
I chose the Star/Snowflake pattern. I used some shades of blue fabric that I had in stock and the white is Fairy frost fabric.....It is so pretty! I think Janeen called these stars and I Think they look like snowflakes what do you think?
I made two and reversed the colors. 
These are just 12" in  square in size and perfect to pick you up out of any Winter dull drums. I thought these were to cute not to share right away. I have one more pattern to test for Janeen and will get that done this weekend. 
Thanks for stopping by and until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 
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