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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Can I get a Whoop-Whoop(confessions of a fabric addict)
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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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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 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 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 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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