"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quilt group theme project - part 4

Last night was our monthly quilt evening. We all look forward to seeing the latest blocks in our theme quilts. Here is block 4 for Heidi's House...

The weather was strange yesterday and my block looks a bit washed out so sorry about the photos. This is my block as it will fall in the overall quilt.

I had no inspiration for changes this month so ended up making it just days before our evening to get together. The one thing I did know I wanted to do was my initials in the small stitchery blocks. I just did patchwork for the large section as I did not want all the stars in the block.

But what to do in the two blocks underneath??? Then Saskia came over last Thursday for a cup of coffee and a chat...

...and gave me this. She said when she saw it at the shop, she thought of me. I would not know why...giggle. *wink* It did the trick and I knew what my blocks would be.

First the word laughter...

...followed by the watering can I use in my garden.

Last week, Enny and I went to Elburg for a fun day out. I took her to the bead shop I love to visit there for beads for her quilt. She told me she would love to have a scissor fob. She picked out the beads she likes and I made her this.

Enjoy a slideshow of the blocks from the ladies in the group. A couple a people were away on vacation this time but there was still lots of eye candy to enjoy.

15 comments:

hazel said...

Your monthly group comes round so quick Heidi, I loved seeing what the ladies have done they are all so nice and different, I especially like the little daisies. Love your Laughter and Watering Can and the way you have done the little buttons.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs Hazel

Elizabethd said...

Oh it's just beautiful Heidi. I love to see the progression ands the way your ideas just flow.

Saskia said...

Hmmm, you didn't tell the Giggle (euh sorry laughter!) story about the word Daisies.... My jaws still hurt a little LOL
I'm working on the 5th block and a different saying. Not quit there yet.
"knuffels" Saskia

Kaaren said...

Great job gals! I love to see the different interpretations of the same design.

I can't believe another month has flown by.

Suzann said...

It's beautiful. Just beautiful.

Maggie said...

Heidi your quilt is going to look fantastic! i love your new additions :-)

Jenny said...

Everyone's quilts are coming along so beautifully. You should all be so proud!!! Heidi, I love the laughter and the watering can additions to your quilt. They fit your quilt just perfectly.I just came inside from watering my flowers with my green watering can...chuckles...
Hope you are having a happy day. Hugs from California.

Annemarie said...

That looks wonderful, Heidi. But surely, you have inspiration for everything all of the time?
Lovely fob! I'm very fond of mine :o))

Enjoy your weekend!

Pondside said...

Isn't it lovely, the way an idea can come to you, and it's exactly the right one - just what you needed.

Christine said...

Those quilts are just stunning.

Siobhan said...

What beautiful progress, Heidi! I love how you are personalizing it to make it your own.

Have a great weekend!

Sonja said...

Your Heidi's House Quilt is becoming more and more a very personal quilt. I love it!
Will you have to make a new version after you moved yo your new home? LOL!
I will look at the slide show later, on my 'big' computer.
What did you buy for yourself in Elburg? I know it is so much fun in the bead shop!

mainely stitching said...

Oh that's another gorgeous post full of quilting goodness!! :D

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

Your initials are very nice and yes, I understand why Saskia had to think of you when she read the word 'giggle' ;)))
I hope you had a nice quilt evening together.

Have a great week & hugs, Carolien

angelasweby said...

I can't believe how much blog news i have missed recently, heidi. I'm having such trouble with my computer gobbling up messages, comments and anything I write that I have just got really fed up and stopped coming online so regularly. trouble with that is i miss so much lovely exciting news and seeing beautiful inspiring needlework.

This quilt is coming along at a great pace. I love the combination of stitchery and patchwork, they are such good companions. The little cat looks very much at home there sitting on the quilt - how appropriate!

I love your little gift from Saskia. She is such a sweetie. Please give her my regards. She knows you very well, I see :>)
Angela xx