Monday, June 18, 2012

a little red, white, and blue

 Happy Monday! 
Over the weekend I was into decorating for the 4th of July, and came up with a new little patriotic quilt block for my front door wreath. 
 I just love when ideas come to me in the middle of the night, and they actually work out! I am going to leave this block with the rough edges for my wreath, but was thinking how sweet it would look as a pillow or mini wall quilt. I will be putting together a little tutorial for the block later in the week if you would be interested in making one. So many possibilities, and easy to sew together!
 I adore roses, and I am always keeping my eye out for crocheted potholders, and aprons with pretty roses. I was happy to come home with these lovelies.
 Some of my favorite colors together, pink and green! 
 I have been wanting to make some of my own, and finally bought the yarn and a couple of vintage crochet books for the patterns. We'll see how well I do, the patterns are a little intimadating. Have you ever made these before? And, I know that it was well worn by some wonderful lady. 
 The shape is so elegant, and I can't wait to wear it in the kitchen or in my craft room! 
Two more grannie blocks, and only 4 more to go! If I get time I might finish them up this week, but knowing me I'll get distracted with something else. ;)

Wishing you a beautiful and crafty week! 



54 comments:

  1. Heather! Yay! I see you. I wasn't following you all this time and I thought that I was... I am so sorry. It is hard sometimes to keep track of all of us here in blogland. but here is you xo from me!

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    1. Oh, good!! Your so funny... xo Heather

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  2. ooops sorry, I also meant to say that my grandma had that exact fabric in an apron. honest! xo - Renae hahaha.

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    1. How sweet! It is such a pretty fabric! ;) xo Heather

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  3. Own!!! all so beautiful ...
    xoxoxoxo
    Luciana

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  4. I can't wait to see your tutorial on the sweet vintage looking flag :) Love your sweet roses on the apron and pot holders, so pretty they are! Have a wonderful rest of the night Heather! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly! I am working on getting it together. ;) Wishing you a lovely night! xo Heather

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  5. The flag is so cute...also the blocks look so well done. Good going. Mary

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  6. Your patriotic quilt block is just perfect. The fabric in your apron is just the best. I love seeing your granny squares you are doing a great job.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you Donna! I wish I had some yardage of the fabric, it is o pretty. Thank you I am excited to almost be finished! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  7. What a cute block. Cant wait for the tutorial. And such a darling apron. I can imagine a sweet homemaker wearing it while hanging laundry or baking cookies. Your blocks are as adorable as ever! You are so full of inspiration. :0)
    Have a great week. Hugs. Trish xo

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    1. Thank you Trish! I am working on getting the tutorial together! ;) I can't wait to be finished with the blocks, almost. Wishing you a beautiful and crafting week! xo Heather

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  8. This is beautiful. I pinned it to make sure I could come back and revisit it. Love love love that gorgeous apron. Can you imagine the amount of pies baked in that. How wonderful...smiles...Renee

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    1. Aw, thank you! I thought you would love the apron, such a great design and the fabric is so pretty! The next apron I am looking forward to showing is one of your beautiful creations! ;) xo Heather

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  9. Your patriotic quilt is just delightful. Love the honeycomb bell too. You always find the best treasures.

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    1. Thank you! I just bought the honeycomb bell, and knew I had to have it for the 4th! ;) xo Heather

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  10. Can't wait to see your red,white and blue wreath! And your Granny blocks are coming along.... Another surprise... The finished quilt!

    Chris

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    1. Thank you Chris! I am almost finished with your sweet treat! ;) Have a great night! xo Heather

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  11. Love those little potholders. I use them as coasters at my house. I have crocheted potholders, long ago and not so fancy as those. One thing I can say is you MUST use cotton yarn if you plan to actually use them. Acrylic yarn conducts heat and will burn your fingers.

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    1. Thank you Kathy! Oh, yes! I bought 100% cotton yarn by Aunt Lydia's. Hopefully, that will turn out to look like the vintage ones! ;) xo Heather

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  12. Still lovin' your grannies : )

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  13. Your FLAG turned out so cute Heather! And your Grannie Blocks look amazing! I can't wait to see the finished piece! :)

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  14. Love your flag :) I've tried to make pot holders with roses on but completely messed up the pattern & it was huge!!! :) x

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    1. Thank you so much! Oh, that is what I am afraid of. The patterns are so intense, so we'll see what happens. If I find a good one, I'll let you know! ;) xo Heather

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  15. Looking forward to seeing your Grannie Blocks all made up :-) And the flag is a lovely idea too - your 4th July decor will be fab. Love Gilly xx

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    1. Thank you Gilly! It was a fun idea to play around with! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  16. I just love red, white and blue :) love your crafting sweetie you are so clever, have a wonderful week :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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    1. Thank you Deborah! You're so sweet! Have a lovely week, too! xo Heather

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  17. Heather, the flag is adorable. You're little vintage goodies are cute too. Now you've done it-I'm inspired to get out my patriotic stuff and start decorating!

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    1. Thank you Leslie! Oh, good. After I received my patriotic creation from Laurie last week, I really got inspired for the red, white, and blue! Looking forward to seeing your decorations. ;) xo Heather

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  18. Hi Heather!

    Did you know I always have a smile on when I visit with you here? You make such delightful things! You reminded me of the vintage embroidery patterns I rescued from my mom's. I'm going to have to pull those out and play with them. I haven't stitched for a LOOOOOONG time, but I keep getting tempted by all your lovelies to do it again.

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    1. Hi Janelle! Aw, you're so sweet! That means a lot to me. Thank you! Oh, how wonderful your mom's vintage embroidery patterns sound! Looking forward to see your beautiful creations! Wishing you a wonderful night! xo Heather

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  19. Hi Heather
    I love your take on the American flag. Gorgeous.
    Sx

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie! xo Heather

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  20. OH my your American Flag block is wonderful...I can see it as a cushion on a front porch!
    Your tea towels in your last post are calling to me!
    Thanks for always visiting and leaving your sweet comments!

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    1. Thank you Colleen! Oh, they are almost finished and ready for the shoppe. ;) One could have your name on it! Thank you for all your beautiful inspirations! Have a great night! xo Heaher

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  21. I love your little flag. Years ago, in OH Amish Country I bought a quilted flag that was framed in an old door frame. I don't sew, but bought material thinking I would have a go at -- the material is still sitting in a box somewhere and I never did a thing with it. :/ My cousin taught me to crochet when I was about 20 -- flowers, with leaves and a square around it -- I spent years making afghans with that pattern in so many colors. Now, I can't even remember how to do it. My attention span is so ADD. Ha! Have a good day. Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! Wow, that sounds so cool. I would have loved to see it! Well, I have a few patterns, and it took me the longest time to figure out how to work behind in the rows for flowers, so we'll see how these go! I'll let you know if I find a good pattern! I am there with you on the ADD. You should see my couch with so many different projects on it. Have a great day, too! xo Heather

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  22. Hi Heather!
    Darling flag! You are such a creative gal!!

    Oh how I love that old apron, and I love that you appreciate it so; worn and used and all it's wear and tear :)

    That's one of the things I love about ya... you have such a sweet appreciation for well loved items :)

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Hi Kerin! Aw, thank you! It was just one of those ideas, and I am just glad it came together. You're so sweet Kerin. There is just something about these well loved treasures that makes my heart happy! Have a beautiful night! xo Heather

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  23. I get excited when I find those potholders with the flowers on them. I have never made any before and will be looking forward to your report when you do yours. - Love the apron, I need ones with full bibs though as I am so very messy. - So nice that you are almost done with all of your blocks! xo

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    1. Hi Sherri,
      I know.. it is so exciting to find them, and I am always amazed at the skill that went into making them. I will let you know if I find a good pattern, and they came out. I am crossing my fingers, because I just love them. You're so funny.. I know what you mean, that is why I thought it would be a good one for the craft room. ;) Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  24. The potholders are darling! I love stuff like that. So feminine and sweet.

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    1. Thank you Amy! I know they are so fun to have. They are so feminine, and sweet!

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  25. I like that apron very much, so cute!!! and I share your love for pink and rose together, they are also my favorites! I enjoy your posts, Heather.
    Besos from Argentina. Silvina

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    1. Hi Silvina!
      Thank you so much! They are such great colors, aren't they. So happy you enjoy reading the post. The treasures are just so fun to have and share with you! xo Heather

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  26. Hi Heather, so many wonderful posts to catch up on. It's like opening a present with lots of tissue layers; something special revealed with each sheet lifted. All of the linens and great boxes and Vogart patterns, sigh! Very inspirational to visit here! Elizabeth

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  27. Oh my - that colour way beauties are gorgeous.

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  28. What bunch of lovelies!!!! All so pretty, Heather! :)
    xx

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  29. Your little quilt block is cute! Can't tell how big it is but it would make a super cute placemat!
    Love your litte grannie blocks too!

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