Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Go Lucky

Hello Hello,
Today's quilt is from a group of fabric from P&B Textiles called "Happy Go Lucky" just the name alone makes one smile. I love, love, love this quilt. With so much black and white out there. This was a nice group that also included gray. Every once and awhile it is hard to ship out a quilt, knowing I will never see it again and this was definitely one of them. I created the blocks by making a simple framed square and then cutting a the red floral fabric to the same square size. I laid the two squares on top of each other with right sides up on both. I then used a wavy ruler to cut across the diagonal of both squares. I matched up the top half of one side to the bottom half of the other side and sewed them together. SIMPLE! and yet it make the quilt look so contemporary and fun. I think I will have to make one for myself someday. Maybe even but the fabric and kit it. Let me know what you think about that. I will let you know when the pattern is available online, this time from P&B Textiles website.
Until Next Time....

Monday, May 16, 2011

Back from Spring Quilt Market

Hello all,
Finally back in AZ after spending four wonderful days in Salt Lake City for quilt market. It was a busy trip catching up with clients and friends as well as meeting so many new people. I also found time to buy some really cute fabrics to share with you all soon. I also wanted to show you some of the quilts I designed for the different fabric companies this time. I will start with one of my favorites. I used Thimbleberris' new line of fabric "Shades Apart" to create this lone star beauty called "Star Abloom"!
I used only this collection to create the radiating star and then in the appliqued corners (shown below). It is a perfect group with a larger variety of colors that all work so well together.
The pattern and the entire collection of fabrics will be available on RJR fabrics website as soon as I finish writing it in the next week or so. I will let you know when it will available. I know what you are thinking and even I was surprised this was my favorite. I guess not EVERY quilt needs to be bright.
Until next time....
Happy Creating,
Publish Post

Friday, May 6, 2011

And the winners are.....

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments. It is such an inspiration to hear from you all. Sorry for the delay posting the winners it has been a little crazy here as we get ready for quilt market next week. Now with out further delay, here are the winners:
Vicki T.
Joyce M.
Stormy Days

I have sent out emails to the winners and again thank everyone for visiting.
Until next time....
Heidi :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Welcome to The Whimsical Workshop on the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Hello and welcome.
We are so excited to to be a part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour once again. If you leave a comment today with your email address, we will be giving away several copies of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks magazine which is hitting newstands on 5/10/11 to our lucky readers.

Do not worry if you don't win,  we have copies of the magazine available for sale on our website

Ducks in a Row- Fabric Kits available
If you have not guessed yet, our block was this cute little rubber duckie. I designed a simple crib quilt using our duckie block shown above as an example of what you can do with the block. The setting instructions are available FREE on our website. PLEASE note you need the magazine for the actual duck templates. I would love to see any quilts made with our block and if you would like we will add your quilt to our "Bragging Rights" page on our website, where we like to showcase our customer's quilts.

We have a limited number of fabric kits that include the fabrics as shown for the quilt top and binding along with a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine and our instructions to make the "Ducks in a Row" quilt for $54.95 for sale on our website.

Make sure to check out all the other great designer's blogs on the tour. For a complete list go to 

If you like our designs make sure to sign up to receive our email newsletters  to see our newest designs and fabrics. Have fun!!

Until Next Time....
Heidi Pridemore