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

Ripple.

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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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hands 2 Help.

Hi my quilty friends. Happy Easter! Wishing you a blessed day.
Here is a sneak peek at my Hand 2 Help quilt. I have the flimsy ready. This will be donated in my Mother in Laws name.  If you do not know Hands 2 Help make sure to stop by Sarah's Blog- Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
I need to get my backing fabric as well as send it out to get quilted. This is such a pretty finish. The fabric is floral. Here is a closer look. 
One last look. Thanks for stopping by and until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Rah-Rah Rally!!

Hello my quilty friends, so glad you could stop by. I have a new quilt to show you. 
This is called Rah-Rah Rally and it is found in a older book called Sweet Celebrations with the Moda bake shop chefs( I found this copy on line). It has about 35 patterns in it but I fell in love with this one. My daughter is graduating this year and decided to play Soccer at the college she will be attending. So I needed something to cuddle up in while attending the games  and to keep my warm in the cooler Michigan Falls as well as showing my school spirit.
I am thrilled with how this turned out. 
I used wool batting for the first time and then had it backed in minky. Oh yea!!! Can you say toasty warm! 


My friend did the embroidery for me on her embroidery machine. She also is my favorite quilter. Thanks Diane! 

I am so happy how big this quilt is and nice and big 72 X 89. Big enough to wrap around your self but, I might just share it with my hubby while we are cheering on the Saints. Thanks for stopping by and until I See you again. Wishing you Quilty Hugs~Heide  

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mystery quilt.

Hello my quilty friends! Today I am showcasing my Meadow Mist Mystery quilt (2016-2017). This was such a fun project. My first mystery quilt and it will not be my last. I will definitely join up for any of Cheryl's mystery quilts. 
For those that do not know Cheryl's patterns be sure to check out her pattern shop and blog. Today she started the Parade of Mystery quilts.....90 amazing quilts today and more to follow for the next few days. My quilt will be in the parade, I am just not sure what day. 
Here is a close up of the quilting that my friend Diane from Creative Stitches services did. We choice a feather pattern and she stretched it so it was not as small and tightened the feathers so they we snugged right next to each other....I LOVE it! You can find Diane here in MI and I linked up her quilting site (On FB). She is such a Talented, fast and fabulous quilter, I drop the quilt off in the morning and by the time I get home from work there is a message from her that it is done, I find that Amazing!!

This is a nice big sized quilt, It fits a double sized bed with a nice amount of over hang. I even had a to have two of my helpers hold this up for me for the photo ( Thanks Mia and Ken).
The fabrics are from V and Co.- Simply Colorful II.
One last look before I go.

Thanks for stopping by. Until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 
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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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