December 18, 2020




from Andrea's Heirlooms

Hope everyone has a healthy, safe and happy holiday! 

Love this little Christmas wreath via @gigiandolive @wizzandwild

One thing I've always loved is hiking through the forests hunting for gorgeous greenery and foliage for handmade wreaths, garlands and decorations all around the house.  I took the ability to do that for granted when I lived in the country and had access to lots of area to roam.  Now that we live in the city its actually not easy to find a place where its allowed, which is why for a few years I found that the only way to get fresh greenery sprigs and branches was to pay high prices at the nursery for bundles.  Although I end up with the general decor feel of the fresh greenery I am very much missing the hikes in the wild.  It seems there is nothing better than a good jaunt through the woods to cure all that ails!  The peace and quiet is so necessary.  I think a drive to the countryside and trail hunting is in our future... I'll have my trusty snips in pocket just in case a beautiful branch of berries comes into view.


                                       peace, ande

October 31, 2020

QUILTING | my mermaid, bad girl quilt

Recapping some quilting success from throughout the year....

 I should definitely catch up on posting this wonderful pattern from Melanie @southerncharmquilts

I learned so much!  Melanie is great at writing patterns and she has really made this one not only original, but also has great techniques for making these unique star points.  She even created a ruler just for trimming the shapes perfectly!  

So I have to talk about my color/fabric selections...

April 28, 2020

QUILTING | another little miss sawtooth in the works

There's another LMS in the works and I'm really loving the colors and combinations of fabrics so far.

Andrea Handmade Dolls+Quilts (@andes_heirlooms) • Instagram photos and videos

see more blocks @ande's_heirlooms 

I decided to compile a list of my works in progress left over from 2019
these are all quilts that are in various stages 

first let me just list my finished in 2019...woohoo
Lily's LMS baby quilt
two small baby quilts for the shop
I did take alot of joy in finishing the applique blocks, piecing and adding borders to my BHQ
and finishing the blocks and borders piecing for the tshirt quilt

to hand-quilt
Brad's Tshirt quilt {almost done...just one more side}
Bunny Hill Applique Quilt {BHQ}
my very own LMS ♥
Moms LMS

Have blocks started for...
Homesteaders Daughter
Mountain Peaks {started but redoing because I didnt love the colors}
an independent EPP scrap quilt {using this to teach myself EPP}

♥ NEW STARTS in 2020 ♥
Andrea Handmade Dolls+Quilts (@andes_heirlooms) • Instagram photos and videos
♥ this little independent block ... I'll be designing my own quilt around this little cutie ♥

I made a list of all the quilts that I want to start in 2020 
we'll see how long it takes to get to the finish line

a Pemberley EPP {was a QAL but I'm so far behind}
Nanny's LMS
my very own Bad Girl Quilt using Ghastlies fabrics ♥
my very own Bad Girl Quilt in a mermaid, beach theme
Lucy's Noble Quilt {as soon as she releases a pattern} 
restart the mountain peaks quilt 

I could keep going but I should probably just start a list for 2021 LOL!
You can check out photos and updates on all the quilts listed above by visiting me on Instagram

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day,

happy sewing!
              xoxo, ande

April 12, 2020

QUILTING | my Little Miss Sawtooth

Making this Little Miss Sawtooth quilt is addicting!
I've made three now and am tempted to start a fourth.  I love this pattern by Melanie @southerncharmquilts.  It's a great pattern for every level of quilter.
I also loved using low volume fabrics for the background and using scrappy fabrics from my stash.
For my LMS, I used a mixture of fabrics that I talk more about on @andes_heirlooms

I have four quilts to hand-quilt now.  The first I'm almost through with is my husbands T-shirt quilt (that's a whole other post).  The second, my Bunny Hill applique quilt; third, my Little Miss Sawtooth; and fourth, the LMS I made for Mom.  

January 31, 2020

DOLLS | Prairie Pony

spotlight on my special edition, prairie ponies
a perfect companion for a prairie girl doll ♥

January 28, 2020

QUILT ALONG | Pemberley English Paper Piecing project

Hello all, 
I'm happily joining in with another quilt along but this time I know I won't be able to keep up.  
I've already received 2 packs of the paper pieces from DuckaDilly Fabrics 
and can't wait to get a start... on..
the Pemberley EPP QAL

Each month I'll receive the paper pieces for two of the blocks...