Friday, May 13, 2016

A last minute quilt!

Have you ever made something that you were not very happy about.  I was super excited to make this quilt for our High schools Marching bands Silent auction. I saw the pattern/video over at MSQ and it look fairly easy.  The pattern is the sashed Half Hexi quilt. I bought the fabric ( You can click on photos to see the fabrics better) and started in on cutting and sewing this quilt. It was going super well...2-3 blocks a night. I stalled a bit with the W and the B in the center, I have never done applique work before. But I used my cricut to make the letters and ironed them on the black fabric and gave the stitching a try. Not bad but, also not perfect....remember this is not a gift of something for my family to use. Some one is going to spend money on this! So I was getting nervous.

I had enough fabric left over for the back and started to piece it together, which I was happy about. Forgot to get photo and now the quilt is gone.
Than I decided to quilt this my self....oh boy!! My machine started to act up and I ended up taking out about 5 rows of stitching I was  on the verge of tears. 

I trimmed this quilt up and added the binding, all went well with this step and the quilt started growing on me. If you don't look too close  and squint it looks pretty darn good! Hoping with more practice I will get better and better with the quilting. 
I think this will keep someone nice and warm during a Marching Band competition or during a Football game during the fall season and hope that it brings some extra money to the organizationThanks for stopping by and until I see you again wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 


  1. I think you are being a bit hard on yourself Heide. This is how I look at it.
    Modern quilt, nice fabrics which compliment each other well. The appliqué looks great, especially if it's your first time. Modern style quilting, matches the style of the quilt well. I would be happy to bid for it and I'm a quilter. You did great and raised money for a good cause. Give yourself a pat on the back, in my book you deserve it.
    By the way, I give honest reviews, if I thought it was poor I just wouldn't have commented or I would have mentioned any good points and left out the bad, but I didn't find any anyway.

  2. Oh it's awful when you find things are going wrong but believe me they won't notice and they will love it! Thanks for visiting my blog too, have a lovely week,
    Kind regards,

  3. I think that it looks great in the photo, I hope it does well in the auction.

  4. I think you did a wonderful job on this quilt. Good luck with the silent auction.

  5. It looks great! Aren't you glad the team colors are such a nice green? I can think of some really awful team color combinations that I'd hate to be staring at under my needle for hours at a time.

    I hope it gets lots of bids and raises a bunch of money. It's even the color of money, ha ha! :)