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

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hand me down beauty...

And never can hand me downs be more beautiful than when you use them to create something new. So when I took all my cast off corners from another quilt (read about it here if you missed it) and started to make another doll quilt, I was having fun creating something around these tiny little one inch half square triangles.

I wanted to give it a very old look so created something to look like a cutter quilt. And as I was hand quilting it, I thought I must call it 'The Hand Me Down' quilt.

This doll quilt measures 10-1/2 x 15 inches. It was machine pieced and hand quilted.

I am starting a little series of surprise giveaways. I am not announcing that I am doing a giveaway but picking a name from a previous entry. I have been having fun creating some handmade items to give as gifts to my readers. I love reading your comments and want to thank you in this way. I went back to the entry where I showed this patchwork and the random number generator came up with comment 17. I had made a scissor fob around this beautiful glass bead with flowers in it. The charm is a hand bag in honor of my hand me down quilt. The winner is Carolien. It will be on its way to you soon or you could come over and play? *wink* (Carolien lives in the same city as me and we get together to stitch or quilt.)

Thank you so very much to everyone who stops in to say hello to me here. I appreciate all of you so very much! Sharing my passion for needle and thread with you is a joy.


Carolien said...

O dear, my dear Heidi, now this really is a surprise! I am speechless. You are spoiling me again! I don't know where to look ... Jeetje! How sweet of you. I love that fob, that's for sure, it's a cutie with that little bag and the beautiful beads. I also love the match with that lovelt doll quilt, such a nice story. Thank you very, very much!
I hope to come over soon, so you really needn't send it to me. I am just waiting a little because I don't want you to have that cold as well.
My, my, what a day!
Thanks, dear friend & warm hugs,

Carolien said...

P.S. I just told my nose ... it feels very much ashamed. I bet it will help ;)

Nancy said...

I am very happy that Carolien won the fob. She is a real sweetheart. I love the little purse on it and the beads are so pretty too. Hope she enjoys it, I know I love mine.
Love you and happy your contract is signed now and the kids picked out their rooms.
Love, Mom

Kathy A. said...

Oh, how wonderful that Carolien has won. I am so jealous that you can just drop over and give it to her!
Your new doll quilt is just so beautiful and I love the name.
Have a great day!

RoseLady said...

What an absolutely lovey quilt! Pink is my favorite color and I love the vintage feel.


hazel c UK said...

Your little hand me down quilt is adorable and such a clever way of using the odds and ends. I can imagine Carolien's surprise when she knew she had won such a pretty fob.

Keep well Heidi,

Siobhán said...

Congratulations to Carolien!

What an adorable quilt, Heidi! The fabrics that you used are so sweet. Wonderful hand quilting, too!

Christine said...

Congratulations to Carolien.
The Hand-me-down quilt is lovely, it has a real antique look to it

Jantine said...

You just started this quilt and now it is finished already! Well done! How are your strawberry fields coming together?

Sonja said...

That hand-me-down-quilt is already finished....? Oh, oh, so soon! And it is lovely!
Congrets to Carolien for winning the fob!
And congrets to you for the contract!

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations to Carolien on winning the beautiful fob! She is lucky to live so close that she can come and play with you! The Hand Me Down Quilt is amazing, all those tiny triangles! You do such beautiful handwork!

mainely stitching said...

Your hand-me-down quilt is so beautiful, Heidi!

anneke said...

het ziet er wel uit als priegelwerk... dat vind ik heel dapper, maar het resultaat is ernaar, het is werkelijk prachtig.

iedere keer heb je alweer veel te showen, zoveel krijg ik echt nooit voor elkaar!


Linda said...


I love this little quilt sooo much!
The colors, the way the pieces are laid out - it just speaks to my heart!

Linda in VA

Maggie said...

Congratulations to Carolien on her win! - the scissor fob looks really lovely, as do your quilts Heidi.
How great that you two can get together!

Have a great week Heidi

Nanny Ree said...

Heidi you mst have the patience of a Saint. What a beautiful little quilt such intricate work!!! Hope you're feeling well & all is going well with the house. Marie x

Elyte said...

A very lovely finish Heidi. I always check the scrap buckets when we finish our quilting groups and your little quilt is the reason why. Looking for the little treasures that others leave behind.

Kathleen Tracy said...

Very, very sweet Heidi.

Marsha said...

Love the scissor fob with purse charm. I am a purse collector. In fact, I gave my daughter a purse today for Mother's Day.

the doll quilt is very charming. I love the muted pink and green colors. very pretty.

Ginny said...

I love that little quilt! Your choice of colors is perfect, although I suppose they chose you, and not the other way around, since most were scraps from another project.

Annemarie said...

Aww Heidi, what a lovely thought! Congrats to Carolien!

Your Hand Me Down quiltlet is fabulous, of course. Did I tell youI'm getting quite handy with the sewing machine? Could there be a quilt in *my* future, do you think?


Kaaren said...

Great finish, Heidi. I love basket quilts.

Congratulations to Carolien. The fob you made is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Greetings, Heidi
I just found your blog sight through SmallQuiltTalk. Enjoyed reading some of your past blogs - love all the photos. Your "Hand Me Down Quilt" is adorable. I look forward to following you now on your blog.
HUGS... and stitches, Christie in Nebraska

Annette said...

Your little quilt is so beautiful. I love the fabrics. I just finished a little quilt from leftovers too. Its so fun using little tiny scraps. Very satisfying.

Jenny said...

Your Hand Me Down Quilt is just beautiful Heidi. You do such lovely handquilting and the little baskets are precious. This whole quilt just makes me smile. Congratulations to Carolien on winning the scissors fob. I love the handbag on the end to go with the hand me down quilt. Very clever. I hope you have had a good Monday and that the rest of the week goes well for you. Hugs from California.

Ineke Original said...

Well done! I cannot quilt yet, but I love this.
with love from Amersfoort.

Barb said...

Oh L-O-V-E the fob Heidi, and the doll quilt of course you are just so so talented. I also like the little Lord Faunteroy pussy cat in the little picture.
Take care sweetie.

Michelle said...

That's such a sweet little quilt -- it really does look old!

Linda said...

Pretty, pretty quilt and I just love, love the little fob...hugs, Linda

libbyquilter said...

oh~!~ this little hand me down quilt is adoreable~!!~

love that you use the smallest scrap leftovers and your hand quilting stitches are also very nice~!~


Sandra Henderson said...

Lovely fob! I was looking for your Centennial Sampler, so I am off to find it. I saw it on Saskia's site. I have this book and need to try to begin working on mine. I see Judie every year in Sept. and she always has this quilt hanging. It's lovely. I'd say it's about 4ft X 5ft, if I remember correctly. XO

angelasweby said...

Heidi, i think this doll quilt is my all time favourite. Firstly, i just love the colour combinations and secondly, i love the way it was created out of little left over bits. it's so inspiring to think that even tiny little pieces of fabric have their very important place in the stitching world. It's thriftiness in it's prettiest form :>)
Congratulations to Carolian on winning the pretty fob. The little charm is really pretty. Being able to give it to her personally makes it extra enjoyable :>)
Warm wishes Angela xx

Lucy said...

what a cute little quilt, Heidi