Friday, October 21, 2011

Heather Ross Quilts ****edited****

My DDIL introduced me to Heather Ross fabrics a few years ago when
Mendocino and Lightning Bugs was readily available at the quilt stores.

This is some of my Lightning Bug collection...........

Lightning B closeup

For Christmas that year I had bought 3 Lightning Bugs quilt kits from my LQS. 
I gave DDIL she wanted to get back into quilting and what a perfect gift it was.
She luved it and finished her's long before I finished mine.....
in fact mine still needs the binding....
and it is not like me to leave a quilt unfinished when only the binding is left to do......
...after all the binding is my favorite part of quilt making.

This is mine without the binding....
Heather Ross Lightning bug quilt

and a close up.....
Heather Ross Lightning bugs

Last summer my granddaughter was getting a new bedroom.....
The twin beds were painted turquoise
and she picked Heather Ross' Mendocino fabrics for her quilts.
I finally got them not by me....
and I bound one in the car on our way to Canada and
 finished the second one before we had to head back home.

...I luv the stitching.....the mermaids are perfect.
Back of Leah's quilt

and I made a pair of pillow cases too...

Mendicino pillow cases

I'm late as usual but I promised a Halloween giveaway...
so a Halloween giveaway it is!!!

(not exactly as shown as this one has been gifted)
I'll include a halloween surprise if you are a follower of my blog.....
for this giveaway you do not have to be a follower to win the tea towel....
...but I would luv it if you choose to follow.
Giveaway CLOSED October 24th at midnight and
I'll announce the winner Tuesday morning.
Please make sure you have an email so I can contact you.

One comment per person please...
tell me what quilting project(s) you have been working on...that is all!!

I've been working on some Ghastlie projects.
 The Ghastlie Blog Hop is coming
October 24 to November 4
click on the Ghastlie button at the top of my blog to get the Ghastlie fever!!

have a wonderful weekend


  1. Hi Pauline.
    These quilts look great. Aren't the fabrics and the colours lovely? The photo of the one on the bed is just delightful. Love the quilting on them. Beautiful detail and so gorgeous!

  2. Welcome back!! :-) Oh those colors are gorgeous! Great quilts. It took me a bit to figure out the quilting in your DGD's quilt. Cute. Have a happy weekend!!

  3. I have been working on some stockings for Christmas. I so wish I had been quilting when the Heather Ross fabrics were available!

  4. the mermaid quilting is to die for! The quilts are beautiful. I am working on a modern solid cross quilt, totally not my usual but enjoying it very much! Oh and I am a follower, enjoy your blog

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. I have been working on a t-shirt quilt. I love making these and have been making them for lots of different people.

  6. Thank you for the opportunity to win something cute! I have been working on a Halloween quilt for a silent auction for the local historical society & museum's gala fundraiser. I should have it all finished tonight. I hope. Or tomorrow at the latest.

  7. Does thinking count as "working on"? I'm trying to figure out how to make a quilt for my little guy. I have some fat quarters of knights that really can't be cut and I'm trying to figure out how to put them Christmas. That may be a bit ambitious.

  8. Love what you've done with the Heather Ross. I wish I had some Ghastlies to be doing something with but no such luck. I have mostly been catching up with my swap items because I've been so busy lately. I want to start on some of my projects that I need to make by Christmas now. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway. I am a follower.

  9. Love the Heather Ross quilts....I'm sure there are lot's of people that would have loved one of those kits! I'm a follower and I just put together the Embroidery 101 quilt from the Clover & Violet quilt along. I'm a follower of course!

  10. What great the Mermaid quilting!

  11. I love the Heather Ross fabric - sadly I don't have any!
    I'm putting together my 'Zen Chic' quilt - read that as still moving blocks around!!
    I'm a follower!

  12. Love Heather Ross fabric!! Great tea towel! I'm working on Crab Apple Hill Vintage Trick or Treat Stitchery! so fun!

  13. Never heard of the Heather Ross fabric - now I know and I love your quilts. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and as much as I really want that halloween towel, I did win last month so please count me out. What a wonderful giveaway. Mrs JudyC Ghastlie who is finally over the pneumonia and on the road to recovery. Go Ghastlies

  14. Great quilting. I am a loyal follower and would love to win the tea towel.

  15. I am about to bind a baby quilt and an Advent calendar quilt and just finished putting some blocks together for a quilt for my grand-daughter. I am a follower. Thanks for introducing me to Heather Ross fabrics.

  16. You know how much I love Heather's fabrics. Those mermaid quilts are so adorable! I'm glad I found the perfect mermaids for the quilting on them. Now when I make a mermaid quilt I will be able to use them too. I love your tea towel and would love to win yours. I am patiently waiting for your Ghastlies projects although I have seen them all in person! (You guys are in for a TREAT, and that's no trick!) Oh and you know what I'm working on, chenille blankets. I am your follower too.

  17. YOur quilts are just adorable.... The quilting on that one quilt is so wonderful....I think you got your money worth.

    I am working on so many projects but Ghastlies is one of them as well.....can't wait to see yours.

  18. Love your top quilt,it´s beautiful.The stiching is awesome.

    Have a great weekend

  19. I love the mermaids. I am trying to get my son's quilt done so I can put it in the mail. I just finished piecing a blue batik for my son's fiancee.

  20. The mermaids are just darling! I'm very impressed by your weight loss goals and your steady progress - I wish I were doing it with you. I'm having company for the next couple of weeks but maybe after that....blessings, marlene

  21. I am working on my Winter Wonderland quilt - almost have all the embroidery done and then it is on to the piecing.