Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dancing Stars QA

After the holidays I'm ready for another quiltalong.  Dancing Stars by Amy Ellis looks fun.  It's paper pieced.  Looks like a great place to use some scraps.

Dancing Stars Quilt-Along --

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Stitched in Color -- Colorbrick QA

Since I don't have my ornament quilt done yet (still deciding on how to sash it).  (I am leaning towards flying geese here and there, though).  I found this quick quilt along at Stitched in Color.  Looks like a fun QA!  It's called the Colorbrick QA.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wedding Dress Blue Quote

Happy belated birthday Deanna.  Deanna blogs at

This was posted on her blog on her birthday, 10/10/12, "No matter how long your life is, it is still short. Every day is a blessing. I don't mind getting older too much. Many, many people never have that chance."

Isn't that such an awesome way to look at life?

Man I love that blog!  And the awesome free quilt patterns she mentions are such a bonus.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

Here's block #16 for me in the Vintage Holiday QAL (with Fabric Mutt).  This is the lightest one, but the colors all seem to match.  This block looks patriotic to me.  It's another one of my favorites.
Hmmmm.  Should I make four more blocks?  I still need to lay them out for size.
Fabric Mutt

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

Here's another Vintage Holiday QAL block.  This is block 15 for me.  Decisions decisions.  I still don't know if I need more yet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I'm back to making Vintage Holiday QA blocks again.  Here's my latest block.  We're supposed to be all done now, but I still think my quilt needs to be bigger.  I'm not sure if I'm going 4 x 4 blocks or 4 x 5 blocks.  I need to lay them out and see what I've got.  I'm still tossing around sashing ideas too since I used the scrappy background creams.  Look at Heidis Vintage Holiday QA quilt top.  It's so pretty!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

Here's a block for the Vintage Holiday QAL that I made my own design.  (My quilt will be larger than the QA plans.)
Love the diagonals in this one.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

Another favorite block emerges.  I got this little paper-pieced tree free pattern at  It's called Framed Pine Tree in the list.  I'm not very good at fussy cutting fabric.  I think it's delicate and cute.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

Here's another block for the Vintage Holiday QAL.
Sue at is having a spring fling giveaway.  You could win a Cameo jelly roll -- so cute!  This is for members and followers.
I'm probably getting in over my head, but this QA is really tempting.  I added the button.
JACK ATTACK at Lily Quilts.
Lilys Quilts

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

Another block for my Vintage Holiday QAL.  These are addicting!  I like the print on the top and bottom of this ornament.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

...and another Vintage Holiday QAL block.
Check out the giveaway at Quokka Quilts! It's a BUNDLE of Storyboek II!
There's a petite flowers in the fabric giveaway at Lovely Little Handmades blog!
Here's another giveaway... more fabric up for grabs on Maureen Crackness Handmade blog! Check out the beautiful prints by Pat Bravo.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

Here's a new block for the Vintage Holiday QA.

Thread Head is having a quiltalong starting in September.  Wonder if I can get these blocks done so that I can move on to that one...  I don't like having too many projects up in the air at once.  Here's the link.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

FNSI Results

Handmade by Heidi

Here's what happened with my Friday Night Sew In.  These Vintage Holiday QAL blocks are addicting.  Since I will be making my quilt bigger than the QAL quilt I decided to make some of the blocks my own.
Here's one of the blocks from the first week.

This blocks with the hexagons is one that I "made it my own" as Simon would say.

Plus this is the one I got done a little earlier on Friday to meet my "four blocks" goal:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

Are you here because you are participating in the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI)?  I got an early start.  Love these blocks.  They are so cute.  Here's another one!  Going scrappy on the background fabrics.

Fabric Mutt

Handmade by Heidi

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL

I couldn't wait until FNSI to get started on one of my ornament blocks for the Vintage Holiday QAL.  Here's my first one.  I think it's cute.  It's on the red backround.  I think I may use that fabric for my sashing. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Friday Night Sew In

Handmade by Heidi

I plan to particpate on the Friday Night Sew-In and get all four blocks for the Vintage Holiday QAL that's happing over at Fabric Mutt.
Fabric Mutt
My fabrics have been pulled.  My rotary cutter is sharp.  Four blocks will be my goal to cover the first two weeks so that I can be ready to go when the new block comes out on Sunday.  Whew.
There's plenty of time for you to sign up!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Totally Groovy Quilt Along

Oh my, have you seen the Totally Groovy Quilt Along?  Wouldn't this be great in Ohio State colors?  I can see the scarlet and greys and white...  I might have to break my water fitness schedule to slide this one in.  It starts 8/2.  The only downfall I can see right now is that I have to buy a pattern.  OH I HATE QA's where you have to buy the pattern.  Contemplating... Hopeing I can win one in the meantime.  Love the modern look to it, though.  Tempting... tempting...

Groove Quilt Pattern

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Quilting by the River Surprise Batik Giveaway

Check out the giveaway Connie is having at Quilting by the River.  It's beautiful batiks!  Connie's color combos are awesome!!!
As part of the launch of Victoria's newest Crafters Retreat,

The Retreat Woodend is having a GIVEAWAY!

Grand Opening on July 14th and taking bookings now.
You could win a crafting retreat!!!  Maybe some fabric is in the giveaway too.
Check it out...
Giveaway ends July 31, 2012.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Long Arm Adventure FNSI Results

My niece and I decided to get a long-arm frame to use with a regular sewing machine.  We hope this is a fun adventure.  This was what we did for our FNSI!

Sew... for the Friday Night Sew In, we played with it!
Handmade by Heidi

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Giveaway at KoolBeenz!

Win a fat quarter bundle at KoolBeenz.  This blog has awesome giveaways.  Check it out:

The Elven Garden Blog Giveaway

Jess is giving away NINE fat quarters that just have little pieces cut out of them. Wow... what great scraps. Check out her giveaway at:

HeartStrings and Heirlooms Giveaway

Win four fat quarters in beautiful blues at:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Accuquilt GO! Baby giveaway!

Here's another chance to win an Accuquilt GO! Baby and three dies of your choice.  You can also sign up to get the 22 free accuquilt patterns.  Visit The Lady of the House blog!  Check it out at:

Go Baby, Go!

Monday, March 19, 2012

May for Me Bingo

LOVE Bingo?  There's plenty of time to make your May For Me Bingo card.  Here's mine:
I did not stick to the standard color choices.  The rules said that I didn't have to and that it was the pictures in the squares (or what the fabric represented).  I went with a Christmas theme.  I will use this as a little pot holder during the holidays.

B Tree, Doll, Bird, Snowflake, Reindeer

I Ornaments, Santa, Ginderbread, Holly, Pinecone

N Candy, Pine Trees, FREE Space, Wreath, St. Nick

G Snow, Dog, Present, Pointsettia, Bells

O Snowman, Sleigh, Ho-Ho, Horn, Ribbon

I tried this interlocking puzzle quilting.  It worked perfect for this little project.  I found the instructions at:

Thanks to Connie at Quilting by the River, I got nice B-I-N-G-O letters!  Check out her post:

Check out these blogs and sign up now!
Tonya at Hillbilly Handiworks (check here for the rules).
Sharon at Vrooman's Quilts (check here for the how-to).
Snoodles at Lily Pad Quilting (drool over some prizes).
Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting

Monday, February 13, 2012

Leona's Quilting Adventure Giveaway

Check out the giveaway at Leona's Quilting Adventure.  Giveaway ends 2/24.  You could win a copy of the book:  One Copy of Sonoma Rose! by Jennifer Chiaverini.  You could also win a Vicksburg Civil War charm pack and some King Tut thread!  check it out...

Giveaway at Whimisical Mermaid

Check out the beautiful 6" charm pack up for grabs at Whimsical Mermaid.  The colors are amazing!

Hurry, drawing ends 2/14!  Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Richard and Tayna are having baby #4 Giveaway

Richard is having a cool giveaway. He and his wife Tanya are expecting baby Julias (their fourth child).   Win a handmade something by Richard by guessing the birth weight.  Here's the link:

Richard is having another giveaway to guess Julian's birthday.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

KoolBeenz Weekly Giveaway

Did you see this week's giveaway at KoolBeenz.  You could win a $25 credit to The Quilted Castle!
 Win a $25 store credit at The Quilted Castle at KoolBeenz blog

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jennifer's Sometimes Creative Life Giveaway

Jennifer at Jennifer's Sometimes Creative Life is giving away a cute Aubrey Rose Charm Pack  Check it out!

Check out what Jeanne is giving away at The Learning Curve to celebrate heart health the whole month of February!  Here's the link

Friday, January 27, 2012

I made another block this week with my Moda - Civil War Crossings.  The outer border is something else...  But I like it.  Sooner or later I think Jo of Jo's Country Junction will pick this block for us to make as part of her quiltalong because it's just so cute.

Crumb Along!