Thursday, July 5, 2012

sweet progress

 Hope your 4th of July was wonderful! I had time yesterday to work on some projects. The pretty blue birds are getting the finishing touch, and I am looking forward to seeing it all done! ;)
 My last granny squares are complete! I think this is one of my favorite quilt patterns that I have done. I just love all the colors together!

And here are all 20 pretty grannies! Now, I just need to figure out where they will all go, and start cutting strips to put in between them. I already bought a vintage sheet for the backing, and I am planning on hand quilting it. So, hopefully it will not take too long to finish. ;) 
Hope you are having a lovely day!!


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  1. I am going to miss seeing these. Love seeing all the colors. Perfect use of scraps and the little piece of favorite fabrics. Smiles...Renee

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    1. Thanks Renee! I am going to miss making them! So quick and easy. Maybe a Christmas themed one would be cute! :) xo Heather

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  2. The blocks are beautiful, Heather. What an heirloom you are creating...someday a member of your family will treasure it as if it were stitched in gold. And they will bless your name. Lovely! =D

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    1. Thank you Shirley! Your so sweet, and I do hope it is treasured and loved one day, too!! xo Heather

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  3. Wow. You've made such fantastic progress. Definitely a lifelong treasure. Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. A lifelong treasure indeed! Thanks, and wishing you a beautiful weekend, too!! xo Heather

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  4. I just love your little birdy embroidery and the clips you used to put up your sweet quilting squares. I wish I knew how to quilt but the sewing gene skipped by generation much to my mama's chagrin! Blame it on the meanie home ec teachers! Hope you had a great 4th!

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    1. Thank you so much Angela! Oh, well I just learned about a year ago, and love it. You could still learn!! Hope your 4th was lovely! xo Heather

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  5. I have to say once again...I sure love the color combinations that you come up with. Your quilt will be just beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what you choose for the strips.

    Make sure to stop over at my place, I have something for you. xo

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    1. Thank you Sherri! Your so sweet! You know I was contemplating color, but then maybe just white. We'll see! So excited about the baking book! ;) I have just started a collection, so this is perfect! Thanks for being so generous! xo Heather

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  6. Awe the quilt is so pretty. Good, hard work. Wonderful for you.

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  7. hey Heather, i L - O - V - E the color of that yarn! Check out my post tomorrow for the update of my 4th of July. It was all good. (hug)

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    1. Thanks Renae! It is such a pretty color! Will be heading over! ;) xo Heather

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  8. Beautiful. I think the colors are perfect together!

    Sherrie

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    1. Thank you Sherrie!! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  9. Hand quilting it - yikes. That would be the un-doing of me for sure. You go, brave girl!!

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    1. I know, crazy, right? Well, I will be only hand quilting the top, and the rest will be machine because of the size. I admire women who did everything by hand! ;) xo Heather

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  10. I am looking forward to seeing your blue bird. Your quilt is beautiful. Love all the colors too.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you Donna! I am almost done! Have a lovely night! xo Heather

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  11. I bet that feels so good to have it all laid out like that. It looks so pretty. Congratulations! Job well done!

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    1. Thank you Karen! It did feel good to see them all together! Looking forward to the finished quilt! ;) xo Heather

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  12. I am really loving that crochet edging. Do you have a pattern for it? I would love to make that for gifts.

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    1. Hi Kay! Thank you! The pattern is from a book of crocheted edgings I have. But, if you type in scalloped crocheted edging there are a few tutorials online. Wishing you a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  13. Will there ever come a day when I WON'T love one of your projects? I seriously doubt it. These are so sweet and I love all the fabrics. See - I said I loved it again. I'm going to have to work on a new verb for what I think of all your sweet and cottagey projects.

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    1. Oh Janelle, you are way to sweet, and you always put a smile on my face! Wishing you a creative and crafty weekend! xo Heather

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  14. Ahhhh, it came together just great Heather! You should be so proud! I'm assuming it's something that you are going to keep in the family, and hand down. I hope so. It's perfect for a family heirloom! So special! :)
    Erica

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    1. Thank you Erica! It feels good to have them all done! It will stay in the family, and be treasured and used! Thanks, you're so sweet! Hope you have a lovely and fun weekend! xo Heather

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  15. I didn't think that bluebird runner/dresser scarf could get any cuter and then...you crocheted edging! I just love it!

    Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy!! Hope your weekend is wonderful! xo Heather

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  16. Love seeing all your grannie squares all together! Just lovely! And your bluebirds aren't bad either!!

    chris

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    1. Thank you so much Chris!! xo Heather

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  17. Love, love, LOVE all your Granny Squares and can't wait to see the little blue bird project when it's all done. I'm going to start a new quilt today and your gorgeous squares have inspired me! Have a happy weekend, xoxo

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    1. Thank you Gilly! Oh, fun! Can't wait to see what you quilt! Happy sewing! xo Heather

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  18. So creative, so pretty! Those bluebirds are divine! xxx

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    1. Thank you! The little bluebirds are my favorite! xo Heather

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  19. Beautiful! I have been saving fabric for years in hopes I will teach myself to quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I just taught myself to quilt last summer, and love it! I think you will love and enjoy doing it, too! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  20. Heather...
    yet again, you impress me with your talents!

    Love those quilt squares. Reminds me of all the quilts that my sweet grandma would make for us kids. I still have a few of her quilts.
    The fabric that she used was a lot of times from things she had on hand... old aprons, dresses that were wore out, etc.
    Precious.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Thank you Kerin! Oh, I can only imagine how beautiful your grandma's quilts are!! would love to see them! What treasures to have! Have a lovely weekend sweet friend! xo Heather

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  21. Your little birds are going to look gorgeous i love the crochet you edge you are doing. And those patchwork squares are beautiful. dee x

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    1. Thank you so much Dee! Hope your weekend is wonderful! xo Heather

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  22. What a lovely header you have, and I love that first photo with the bluebirds! It reminds me of when I was a little girl and my mom embroidered the big white collar of one of my dresses with birds. It was my 'happy as a lark' dress, and I haven't thought of it in years! Thanks for the nice memory. I'm your newest follower. Hope you can follow back?

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    1. Thank you so much! The dress sounds so sweet! ;) Thank you for following my little blog, so happy to have you here! Off to visit your sweet blog! xo Heather

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  23. Heather, the grannies are beautiful together. Can't wait to see it finished. Love the crochet on the little bluebirds! Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Leslie! Hope your weekend is beautiful and creative! xo Heather

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  24. You are such a talented lady! I have never edged in crochet and you have inspired me to do it.Have a lovely weekend Heather x

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    1. Thank you Heather!! I love crocheted edgings!! I bought some books to try different patterns. Always gives the sweetest, vintage touch! Hope you have a lovely weekend, too! xo Heather

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  25. Ambitious project and can't wait to see the end result. Great color choices

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    1. Thanks! I am a little anxious about the hand quilting, so hopefully it will go smoothly!! happy weekend and treasure hunting to you! xo Heather

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  26. Those bluebirds are just so cute!! I love those little 'birdie' pegs too-gorgeous.Eileen xx

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    1. Thank you Eileen! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  27. Hi Heather ~~ You are very talented. Keep on quilting

    God Bless You Heather

    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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    1. Thank you so much Michele! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  28. oh man this is going to be incredible. All the colors together! This quilt will be more than just swoon worthy! Love LOVE LOVE this!

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    1. Thanks Nat!! I am eager to get it finished!! xo Heather

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  29. Heather, this is stunning! What a gorgeous creation!

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  30. WOW!!!! you are really an incredible talent my friend!!!! SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!! : ) Hugs!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea!! xo Heather ;)

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  31. Your quilt is going to be so lovely! Can't wait to see it finished, jean

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    1. Thank you so much Jean!! I sent you a little thank you email for the sweet package of goodies!!! ;) Thank you so much! Hope you are having a lovely day! xo Heather

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  32. Oooo! These all look so lovely. I am especially mesmerized by the glimpse of the bluebird and cannot wait to see its finished self!

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    1. Thank you!! The bluebirds are one of the sweetest patterns! ;) ox Heather

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  33. Every time I get a glimpse of your bluebird project I am awed by what you have done with it, and today is no different! I LOVE that crochet edging, can't wait to see what you'll do next! :) --Fran

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    1. Thank you so much Fran!! I just finished it, and it is now a sweet pillow!! Have a lovely evening, and rest of the week! xo Heather

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