Thursday, March 16, 2017

A place for things.

Hello my quilty friends! Today I have a sewing machine mat with pockets for you. 
I really wish I were a little more organized in my sewing space. I look on Pintrest and  other blogs and drool over how nice some of the sewing spaces are.... Oh it will happen some day!  So until that day..... I saw this sewing mat over at Lilly ella and I knew I could use this to keep my scissors, pens, cutter and the always used seam ripper in one spot and that I will not lose them, like I normally do while sewing.  I knew I had to make it!  I found this great fabric at my local quilt shop and feel in love with the colors plus it matches the rug in my sewing room. 
Above is a closer look of the selvege pockets that I made as well as the paper pieced butterfly which is also a pattern over at Lilly ella. 
 This was a fun easy project. I super happy with how it turned out.  I really like the flower fabric...such sweet little flowers.
My table is just a cheep little table from Ikea and it is starting to chip on the edges and I keep snagging my sweaters, so my new little mat is going to stop this from happening. Yea!

Thanks for stopping by and until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~Heide 

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My First bag.

I am super excited to show you this bag that I made. I saw a sample at a quilt shop kind of close to me....about a 40 minute ride from my house.  I fell in love when I saw the sample and passed on the class 2 times...so when the shop called for the 3rd time and asked me if I was interested in taking the class, I did not pass it up this time. The pattern is called The Professional tote bag by The Creative Thimble.

 The first photo is is the front of the bag, it has a pocket and a zipper pocket.  The 2nd photo is the back of the bag and that also has a magnetic pocket and a luggage strap. Which keeps it secured to your luggage handle. 
I love this fabric....it makes me super happy! 
This has two great side pockets able to hold water bottles or a coffee cup. 
The inside has a great large zipper pouch, it is large enough to hold a laptop.  This side also has two pockets and a key fob holder. 
The other side has 3 pockets and one has a Velcro closer top. This bag is super cool....it turned out great and It has so many pockets I don't think I could fill them all!
Did I mention how happy this fabric makes me...The large Flower fabric as well as the inside fabric, Intrigue by Nancy Rink ( Marcus fabric). The dot is is called  Soho calico twinkle flowers by Maggie and Flo ( BeartexLLC).
 I would not say this was an easy bag to make and do not think I could of done this with out the great instructors help.I want to make another one just to help solidify all the directions. 
Thanks for stopping by and Until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

3 hearts.

Hello my quilty friends. Happy Valentines day. Hope this day finds you well and  feeling good. I'm doing good. I have been wanting to get this simple project done but, that pesky thing called work kept getting in the way! I have had more hrs added to my schedule as well as, working with children again....I have not be well. Everything that goes through the kids hits me. And just let me say I have had it ALL!! 

I had a few minutes this morning and since it is Valentines day, I had to get this started.  
I used some of my red and pink scraps from other projects. This photo above is the center heart. 
An outside hearts. 
and one more look at the whole table runner. Now to get the quilting done and binding. 

This pattern is from MSQ. called Tender heart. Thanks for stopping by and until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rope bowl

Hello my quilty friends. I have a quick little project to show you. I have been eyeballing the adorable rope bowls on the internet and thought I would give one a try. 
Above it a close up of the button and how I finished off the rope end.
Here is a look of the inside of the bowl and because i had just finished a Valentine project that is why the fabrics are pink and red. I was using some the the scraps up. 
I want to say this was a easy project. I do not know what I was doing wrong but, I kept braking needle while making this project. I went through 5 needles.  I was talking to an instructor at a bag class that I am taking and she states that it was the type of needle that I was using. I sure would like to make another one of these cute bowls.....just do not want to hurt my machine! Any thoughts?
A look at the handles, my first handle turned out perfect the 2nd one is a bit large. 
One last look at the button, I think it is my favorite part. Thanks for stopping by. Until I see you agin wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Low Poly Heart.

Hello my Quilty friends! So happy you could stop by. I have a cute little mini for you and a new technique that I tried. This is called Fractured heart ( A Low Poly technique) and you can find the pattern over at Craftsy.  The designer and developer of this technique- Yanicka Design has a great and easy to follow video over on You tube.


This is a fairy big square 20"x20" and went together so fast. It is prefect for my Valentines day decor and I love the shading. If you check out Yanicka's blog she had some testers make this and they used different colors....and they are so pretty. 



A peek at the cute backing. I love gingham! 
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you give this technique a try it was fun. Until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Best of 2016


                            


As I have stated in a previous post...I LOVE LINKYS! I truly do, they allow me to see what everyone is making as well as learn about new patterns and techniques. I also love participating in linkys. 
Here is my post for the Best of 2016 hosted by Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Design.   
Be sure to hop on over to check out all the great posts that are there, reflecting back over 2016.

  -  Posts with the most views.
Hope chest.  
This is one of my favorite quilts, I love the pattern and it is super snuggly with a flannel backing.
   - Posts with the most comments
 Pets on Parade.
My Guinness. 
This little finish had my most comments in 2016. I am so happy with how this turned out, now I still need to get the courage to quilt it. You can read more about this here. 

   -Posts showing your favorite 2016 finishes.
Goody, Goody Binding bag. 


I Would have to say one of my favorite finishes of 2016 is my Goody Goody binding bag.  


 I use this little all the time and it holds all my important hand stitching supplies that are needed. 

 - Posts of your best tutorials
Christmas in July. 
JOY 
Not really my own tutorial but, I did show you where to find it....does this count?

  I guess in 2017...I am going to try to  work more on tutorials.


  -Posts that are simply your favorites.
Baby Foxes. 
I don't get to see this quilt because it was a gift but, it was one of my favorites.....it turned out so cute!  I just love the cute little fox (bottom row) with the glasses.

There were a lot of quilts in between....some good, some not so good. It is all good and I am happy that I have found this wonderful inspiring quilty community that I can learn and oogle their fantastic quilts! Here is hoping that 2017 brings you all much joy and many Quilty Hugs~ Heide

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gnome quilt

Hello my quilty friends! I have a finish for you today. This one is going to be for my family and it will be our winter quilt.
This adorable pattern is by-Sherri Noel over at I quilt patterns. The quilt pattern is called Scandinavian Tomte quilt and it goes together rather fast. I just love red and white quilts...don't you?
And every time I see this this cute guy I smile!

Here is a look at one of the 3 trees, I used 4 different reds for each tree. 
I was a little nervous about washing this quilt...because of my experience with my last red quilt. But, as I learned it is about the fabric. I have to say it is all American made fabric and the red bleed a little but, not into my white. I used about 6 color catchers in the wash, washed in cold water with vinegar and no bleeding into the white. *Happy Dance*!
 I had it quilted in white thread in this beautiful snowflake pattern. The quilting is done by talented quilting friend Diane- At Creative Stitching Services. If you live in MI (SW-Detroit suburbs) check her out. I had this beauty back the next day as well as a pillow and another small throw. I was amazed at how fast she got these done!
Here is another look at the beautiful snowflakes that really show up on the snuggly red flannel backing. 


Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year! 
Quilty Hugs~ Heide 

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