Saturday, July 5, 2014

2014 July Designer profile for Aurifil Thread

This month's Pinup Girl for Aurifil is Camille Roskeliey. Her fabrics are so fresh and exciting. Read all about her.




Check out Pat Sloan's interview with her this month at http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/july-2014-designer-of-the-month/#more-4337


Aurifil is having a sew along with a MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of Pat Sloan's  thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!).
EACH MONTH they will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of Pat Sloan's Aurifil thread as the  prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE
Check it out!
Happy Quilting!
Heidi

Sunday, June 1, 2014

2014 June Designer Profile for Aurifil Thread

So excited to be the Aurifil Girl for June Check out Pat Sloan's interview with me here
http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/june-2014-designer-of-the-month/





 We were asked to design a block that honored a lady that is an inspiration to me. I am so lucky to have wonderful women in my life and it is hard so hard to choose just one. But for this I had to share with everyone how amazing my two sisters are!








And for all the wonderful quilters and followers who inspire me everyday, I used our block to design "Chain Link", shown here. This pattern is available free to everyone to download from our FREE PATTERN PAGE. 

We are also offer a fabric kit to make our quilt
as shown here. Click here for details.

Aurifil is having a sew along with a MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of Pat Sloan's  thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!).
EACH MONTH they will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of Pat Sloan's Aurifil thread as the  prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE
Check it out!
Happy Quilting!
Heidi

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quilt Market Spring 2014

Well another Quilt Market has come to an end. It was a busy weekend at the show after several weeks of sewing and designing. Our studio has been working with all of our clients to get ready for this show. Once the last quilt was sent for the show, I always take a deep breath and enjoy the trip to market.  I always love checking out all the beautiful quilts and projects that everyone has done. I appreciate all the work that goes into these trade shows.

As a designer, I enjoy seeing what's new in the industry. I check out the colors, styles and projects throughout the show and how they are displayed. This gives me a fresh perspective and helps recharge my batteries before I start thinking about the next round of projects.

But my favorite part of Market is I like to see all the people. I am on my own most of the year working in the studio and communicating with everyone via email/phone with all of our clients. Market gives me an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones!


Until next time.....
Heidi


Friday, May 2, 2014

Best Scrap Tour 2014-Buttered Cakes


I am so excited to participate in Quilter's Newletter's Best Scrap Quilts Blog Tour. Above is the quilt I did for this issue, which they named Buttered Cakes. It is a very sweet name for a very sweet quilt.  I created the block by mixing a Churn Dash and Log Cabin block, to make contemporary design that still had a vintage appeal. The fabrics are from Marcus Fabrics. I used a variety of 30's prints in my design. These period prints pull the whole quilt together. I Think this design would also look good in just about any fabric combo making it a great stashbuster quilt pattern.


This magazine is available on newstands now. So make sure to check out all the wonderful quilts in this issue!

Make sure to leave a comment below to be entered to win a prize from Quilter's Newsletter. Please include your email so we can notify you when you win!


Until Next Time.....
Heidi

Friday, April 25, 2014

Star Sampler quilt with Fabri-quilt

Last month I participated in a Star Blog Hop with Fabri-Quilt. And now we have the unveiling of the quilt top that Lisa Ruble has a assembled from all the blocks! You can read all about the project at
Here



Here is my block called Double Star!
Visit inspiredbyfabric.blogspot.com for the instructions 
 to make your own elegant star block!

Happy Quilting!





Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 April Designer Profile for Aurifil Thread

This month's Pinup Girl for Aurifil is Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies Quilts. I love her clean and modern quilts.



Check out Pat Sloan's interview with her this month at http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/april-2014-designer-of-the-month/


Aurifil is having a sew along with a MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of Pat Sloan's  thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!).
EACH MONTH they will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of Pat Sloan's Aurifil thread as the  prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE
Check it out!
Happy Quilting!
Heidi

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tutu Cute with The Quilter Magazine

 Tutu Cute designed by Heidi Pridemore


This month we have a quilt in The Quilter Magazine called Tutu Cute! This is a perfect quilt for the little dancer in your life.

When I saw this fabric collection from Quilting Treasures, I immediately fell in love with bright clean colors used for this group. I also loved the look of the little dancers, they are so sweet and graceful. This was one of those cases when I knew what I wanted the quilt to look like to showcase this fabric. When these ideas pop in my head, I just run with them.

So here is a peek at how this one was designed. I knew I wanted to have appliquéd tutus twirling around the quilt but I had to think about what would go with them. Once I knew I was going to work with this group, I talked to the editors at The Quilter to see if they would like a quilt from this group. This would help me decide how big the appliqués would be and what the second block would look like. Once they were on board with this project, I finally decided the second block should be a heart block. I came up with a simple pieced block to go with the simple appliqué tutu blocks. The hearts could represent the quilter's love for the special person they are making the quilt for or they can represent the little dancer's love for Ballet.

For the colors on this quilt, I made all the tutus with the cooler colors in the collection and saved the pink for the hearts. I love to include yellow in my quilt so I added a splash of yellow for the waistbands, inner border and outer corner blocks. All these bright colors look wonderful against the white backgrounds and borders.

I hope you have enjoyed this story behind the quilt. If you need to make this quilt for the little dancer in your life we have a limited number of fabric kits for this one.

Until Next Time....
Heidi