Saturday, April 17, 2021

Project bags

 Hi My Quilty Friends. A little something different  for you today. I have been trying different patterns to make project bags  for my cross stitch. I found this tutorial in YouTube here.  It is a fast and easy project. I am pretty happy  with how they turned out. The above is such fun fabric for summer and my strawberry stitching. I have been playing around with a few different patterns and not happy with them. I have about 3 bags in my sewing room that have not turned out, or that are in a time out because they were not working. So to get 4 of these done in about half a day I was super happy.

Here is one that is red white and blue for my Patriotic stitching. All bags measure 11" X 8".

I made two of these bags above, one will go to a friends. 

and I made this one with some left over fabric from my stash. 

 I made 4 bags in about 2.5 hours it took me about 1/2 an hour to get the charms on each of the zippers pulls.

Thought I would pop in and show you what I am up too. 

Until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Wanda and a few stitiching projects.


Hello my Quilty friends, boy has it been a long time! I have been busy and just not feeling like blogging. I have quilts to show you. Today's quilt is called Wanda. It is a pattern by GE designs.  This great and easy pattern uses up charm packs. It is such a fun easy quilt to put together. I made two! Going to be making a third. I will show you the 2nd Wanda after I get her binding on.

Here is a close up of the quilting and fabric. 

There is a 5th row of squares hidden up at the top. 

Below is what I used for the backing. I got a Wide back from Backside fabric and used it for two quilts. 

 This photo also show the quilting. 

Thanks for stopping  by. 

I going to share with you some of the reasons I have been neglecting my blog. 

 You can see more of my Cross stitch on IG. I started back to Cross stitching after taking quite a long time off, due to being unable to not see the weave in the fabrics. I have discover that I can use 14 ct adia and do quite well with that plus using an extra pair of glasses, and a good light 😂.  I also enjoy finishing the pieces to use around the house of giving as gifts. These are quick and easy with results after a few nights of stitching in front of the TV.  Just like Quilting There are so many Great patterns and so little time.

Thanks for stopping by my friends and until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty hugs and happy stitiching~ Heide 



Whoop- Whoop.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year- The best of 2020

 Hello my quilty friends and wishing you all a very Happy New Year. Meadow Mist Designs is sponsoring the best of 2020. 

Here is my top 3 posts with the most views. 

#1 Scrappy cross roads. 

This lovely quilt used up some of my scrappy stash. The pattern is by Lori Holt you can find it here. I love how this  quilt turned out and I gifted it to a dear friend that lost her husband. 

#2 Hocus Pocus 

 This post got a lot of visits due to the giveaway that I was having..  I am super happy with my decision to go with the teal pumpkins instead of gray pumpkins.


#3Red white and blue stars

 This Beautiful quilt was donated to Hands to help. I have joined in the last 5 years with H2H and I love donating a beautiful quilt.
The backing is super fun on this quilt! 

My top 3 favorite quilts that I made. 

#1 Red, white, and Blue floral.  

This is one of my favorite quilts. It still blows me away that this was from Lori Holts Vintage Christmas book. 

#2 Two fabric Bargello. 

 I just love this quilt! I only used two different fabrics to get the effect. I think I found a place to hang it in my house. So I am super excited about that. 

#3 Cathedral Stars. 

Ok, I saved the best for last. I really love this quilt. As soon as  saw it on Jordan Fabrics I dropped everything and made it. 

So that is all folks. A few of my favorite quilt of 2020. I sure had a lot of quilting time in 2020 but, happy to see what 2021 has in store. 

Happy New year my friends! 

Linkys- Meadow Mist design best of 2020. 

Can I get a Whoop-whoop



Thursday, December 17, 2020

Christmas quilt 2020.


Hello my Quilty friends! Happy Holidays. I have a fun quilt for you today. This is a quilt I started last year in a Farm Girl vintage sew along group. We would meet monthly at a shop and sew for the day. I did not want to make the normal Farm girl quilt, I picked one block and made it over and over. 
Here is an up close of one of the blocks. I used Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage Christmas.  This block is called Holly and Ivy. These photos do not do this quilt justice. The fabrics are just gorgeous

You can see some of the beautiful fabrics in this photo.

This was a selfish sew, I am using the quilt as I type up this post. I have to say, I think it would of been good with just 9 blocks. Just enough to get nice and cozy while watching movies or reading a good book. 

I used a fun evergreen minky for the back and it has this fun sparkle to it. 

One last peek before I go. I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and here's to a much better New Year for all of us! Until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~Heide



Can I get A Whoop- Whoop. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Winner of Hocus Pocus.


The winner........

Drum roll please. 

I’ve never made a fall quilt but this may be the one! Love the teal with the orange - great color choice!



My husband pick the #. Congrats Nancy in KY I will send you an email. 



Thursday, October 29, 2020

A little Hocus-pocus and a Halloween give away.

 Hello my quilty friends, Hope you are all doing well. I am, just tired since I have been back to work. 

Today I have my Hocus Pocus quilt. I just love how this turned out. I followed the pattern for this quilt and got the fabric bundle and pattern from  Simple stitches Fabric shop ( they have lots a cute kits). 

The one thing that bothered me  was the gray fabric in the bundle, I do not have gray in my house. I knew I wanted to charge the gray to teal and that is just what I did.  I just love how it turned out! 

The teal just pops with the orange and black. 

I took this to a local quilting shop and  I am super happy with the quilting. I reminds me of pumpkin vines. 

I had a left over piece of orange minky to use on the back. You can really see the quilting on the back. 

You can also see the checked binding. 

Here is a view of the whole back . 

I have to give a shout out to my quilt holder. Thanks Ken, for being patient with me! The first set of photo were to dark. So we had to do another photo shoot . 

I just think the little black stars are super cute! 

Now for the give away, I had bought the pattern at a shop earlier this year knowing I wanted to make it. When I got my quilt kit it too had a pattern in it. So I have two patterns, one I will keep and one I will give to a lucky reader ( US only, Sorry) on Nov 10. 

 All you have to do is leave a comment. So tell your friends!  

Until I see you again, wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide 


Monday making 


Monday, October 5, 2020

Fall Placemats


Hello my friends. Today I have some fun little projects for you. A friend of mine loves my quilting, yet she doesn't quilt. She is very crafty and I know she could do it, we just live too far apart for me to help her. 

Well the other day she asked me for some fall place mats. I came up with these. I only made two and two more are on the way. We are doing a barter system for these. She sell Pampered chef and I am getting an Air fryer for the place-mats. I also sent her a turkey pillow cover...SHHHH, that's a surprise! 

I was thinking of making the next two place mats brown and green or brown and orange. Not sure yet. This is my own hodge podged pattern. I got the leaf from HERE. I used my perfect geese paper templates for the flying geese. These templates make flying geese perfect every time! No wonky geese. The fabric is all from my stash, I did not have to buy anything.

Perfect tips on the geese! 

I just love how these turned out. They look perfect on my table, LOL! I know my friend is going to love them. She should get the delivery today. 

I used a left over backing that I had used for another quilt. 

I just love how these turned out and hope to get a few for my table before the winter winds blow in. 

Here is a peek of the Turkey pillow cover that I made and sent as an extra. I can not find the finished photo. 

This is a pattern by Kristina Brinkerhoff Of Center Street quilts. She did a QAL in September. 

That is what is happening over here. Hope you are finding time to do the things you enjoy. Until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide


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