Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pets on Parade 2017

Hello Quilty's that time of the year again...Pets on Parade 2017. Lots of adorable pets, quilting and prizes! 
So lets get one with it...Here is my trusty friend Guinness. 
He is modeling my newest finish Harvest time. Such great fall colors! Guinness blends right in.

Does this quilt my my butt look fluffy?
The fabric and pattern are from on of my favorite shops that is now closing. I am so sad, the owner always had some great fabric. I can forgive her...she and her husband are going to retire and maybe go on a vacation.  This shop always included a backing with buying a quilt kit. Do any of your shops do this?
Guinness is an Airedale Terrier, he is just about the sweetest boy I have ever had. 
Right now thought he is driving me a little nuts. The neighbors just got a puppy...and mister nosy posy wants to go to the neighbors yard and barks and barks and will not listen when I call him in. I keep telling him if he doesn't behave I am going to sell him to the gypsys, I think he knows I am bluffing! I Love this fluffy boy too much.
Be sure to check out Lily Pad Quilting Pets on Parade 2017. 
Until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide  

Lily Pad Quilting Pets on Parade 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

a few fun things.

Hello my quilty friends!
I am sharing a few of my little quilt projects that I worked on for the month of July.

Above it the cute little applique wall hanging that I made for my mudroom. I like to change it up in that room. So I made this cute, fun and colorful little wall hanging. I found this over at Leisure arts Inc you can find the link here.

 My daughter heads off to College in 2 days ( insert sad face) and her room mate loves Pineapples. I made her a cute pineapple pillow to decorate the dorm room. I love the black and white binding!
Here is a Pillow that I made for my daughter, Mia I used the new book that I got from Jaybird quilts Called Alphabet Soup. 

Oh my Gosh....these are so much fun to make! It is fun to watch these come together while you are sewing them. It does take two ruler that are also sold on Jaybirds site. I bought them over time because I want to make the quilt pattern Gravity, its on my list. 
Thanks for stopping by and until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~Heide  

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blue and orange stars and a peek of the family vacation.

Hello my quilty friends, it has been awhile. I went on a 2 week vacation and it took me a little while to get back to normal. 
We were lucky to make it to Germany and then Paris. 
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 Here we are at Neuschwanstein, beautiful country side and a beautiful castle. We did not get to go in this one, way too many tourists. I have been there once before. 

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and here is a photo from our first night in Paris.  The very impressive Notre Dame front and below is from the back. 
Such an amazing trip...exhausting, but amazing. Feeling blessed that my husband and I  could share it with the kids. 
So when I came home I could not wait to get up to my sewing room and start back up. I started a project and it did not turn out too good ( trying to work out how to fix it). So I put that one aside and looked over all my kits and fabric and came up with this lovely.
 I love the stars and the color combo on this sweet quilt. 

Here is another view. 
a closer look of the two different stars. 

Here is one of the white stars
and below is one of the orange stars. 

I just have a flimsy, will send this cutie out once I go back to work in the fall. 
Thanks for stopping by and Until I see you again. Wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Graduation gift.

Hello my quilty friends! Hope you are all doing well, it is another hot muggy day here in MI. Not my favorite kind of weather. I tend to hide out in the house in the A/C.
 Today I have a quilt that I made for my daughter's good friend. It is Graduation party time, so for her friend I made this cute little quilt. I love the bright fun colors against the gray and the fun scrappy binding, This is also a once in a chance photo. I walked away to take the picture and the quilt started to fall, and I caught it just as it was and now you can see the whole quilt! Lucky photo, LOL!
Here is a close up of one of my favorite stars. love the reds! I also thought the circle quilting was a fun choice for this quilt too. 

 Here is a look at the scrappy binding. The fabric is by Elizabeth Hartman, I used a 10" layer cake. and a sneak peek at the minky backing.

 The pattern is on one of my favorite sites Missouri Star quilts. I love how this one turned out, it is going to be hard to give it away. 
One more look at this beauty, I sure do hope the graduate likes it. 
Thanks for stopping by and until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~Heide 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

H2H- Quilty Love.

Hello my quilty friends! Today's quilt is for Hands 2 help challenge from Confessions of a fabric addict. This is my 2nd year in joining  Sarah for H2H. 

This year I made this wonderful quilt and donated to a quilt shop that helps out a Nursing home in Saline MI. The quilt shop is The Quilting Season and if you are in the Saline Mi area, be sure to check it out. 
Mary the sweet owner of the shop is always writing in her weekly Newsletter about Whitehall nursing home and how bleak the place is, the residents have not much from the sounds of it if looks very institutional. plain brick walls and not much going on. Mary is always doing some thing to brighten up the place and bring a little cheer to the residents. This last weekend she got a bunch of high school students and any one else that wanted to help out plant flowers to brighten up the gardens. For everyone that came to this event Mary made dinner so the residents as well as the workers could share bread together...Mary is a Fab cook too!  Mary and her shop Have a Community involvement tab on her blog, she is always giving back to her community. 

For my quilt I used the MSQ studio star tutorial and  the fabric was a jelly roll that I did purchase from The Quilting Season over a year ago. I love the bright happy colors as well as the beautiful flowers. 
Because I was on a budget this year, I could not ship my quilt and when I asked Sarah if I could donate to any charity she said of course! I choose the nursing home because both of my parents had to spend the last part of their life in one. 
I pick this beautiful green gingham for the backing. It was also quilted with a vine design by my dear friend Diane over at Creative stitching services.

I am so happy that I could brighten someones day and room with something that I love to do, quilting! 
Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Sarah for coming up with this wonderful way to help people out. 
Until I see you again wishing you quilty hugs~ Heide 

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Friday, May 12, 2017


Hello my Quilty friends! 
Today's quilt is for my daughter. She heads off to college in the Fall and I wanted to make her a special quilt. I wanted something with lots of color, yet modern. Can I tell you how many patterns I have purchased thinking that she would like them. I think I have about 8 different patterns!  
Well...earlier this year I received my issue of American Patchwork and quilting Magazine (Issue 144 February 2017) and the pattern for this wonderful colorful quilt was in it. I showed her the quilt and she said yes and in the same breath she said but, in gray! Gray is her favorite color. 
 Here is my photographer assistant, Guinness. He likes to go on Photo shoots with me. 
The pattern is called "Ripple" and the Ombre fabric is by V and Co. 
I LOVE the quilting on this done by my friend Diane- Creative stitching Services. This pattern is called Time Warp.  She always knows what pattern to put on my quilts! 
This was a nice easy pattern, unless you have SDD...Sew Directional disorder ( Just made this up, LOL). I sometimes got the light ends put on the darker side ends, and then out would come the seam ripper. 
And of course minky on the back! This is one big quilt finished it is 73" X 90". when I finished binding this I went to give it to her in her room and she was asleep, so I just covered her with the quilt and the first thing she said in the morning was, I love it, it is just perfect! 
Words that make a Mamma happy. 
Thanks for stopping by and until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

picnic quilt.

Hi my quilty friends. I have a quick and easy quilt for you today. I made this from Lori Holts book Great Granny Squared.  This pattern is called the bonus quilt. 
I thought it would be a great picnic quilt. 
It is quilted in a vine pattern. 
I love the bright colors against the black fabric. 
Quick and short post today. have to work on another binding. Until I see you again wishing you Quilty hugs~Heide 

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