Monday, October 22, 2012

vintage recipe and a walk in the woods

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Thank you for all your sweet comments on my granny square quilt, and my pretty vintage piece, which now has a name (a book seat) thanks to all of you!! 
Since the holidays are coming upon us, I thought it would be fun to share a vintage recipe each Monday with you. This one is called "Cowboy Cake", and it looks simple, but sweet! Let me know if you try it, and how you like it!
Yesterday, I was able to make a quilt that has been on my project list using A Walk in the Woods charm pack. It is a baby or small lap size quilt, and it is my first tied quilt. I so happy with how it came out, especially with the cute red ties! 
I used 6 strands of red embroidery floss, and tied in all the corners. It was a fun process, and I can't wait to make another one!
For the backing I used four large strips of these two adorable prints. One thing that I love about Aneela Hoey's fabrics are how there is always a pretty grey line!! My favorite! ;)
 Another cute and comfy quilt to add to my growing collection. Quilt making is quite addicting, isn't it? Would love to know if you have you ever tied a quilt before? 
This is what I will be working on today. Some patchwork pretties for the shoppe! Are you working on any projects? Hope you have a lovely, autumn day!!

73 comments:

  1. I love love your quilt. The fabrics are so cute. I have only tied one quilt for my niece. Totally forgot about doing that. Thank you for sharing your recipe I am going to have to try it this weekend.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you Donna! Let me know how it turns out! ;) Happy Monday!! xo Heather

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  2. That is such a fun idea to share a recipe on Mondays!

    Your baby/lap quilt is so cute and I am especially excited about it as daughter Kami has started making lap quilts for cancer patients. when she was going through radiation, she got so chilled and had heard about others making quilts and has given away two already. I am going to hurry and send this post to her so she might be able to get some ideas for future ones!

    Thanks so much for sharing this and the links! xo

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    1. Thanks Sherri! What a wonderful thing your sweet daughter is doing! Such a blessing and comfort those quilts will bring! Thanks for sharing! ;) xo Heather

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  3. I am dreaming of what your stitching will be for tomorrow. This little quilt is darling. I have missed you so...smiles...Renee

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    1. So happy to read your sweet comment. :) Thank you so much! I have miss you, too! Wishing you a lovely evening! xo Heather

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  4. Love your fabrics!!! A lucky baby who will rest on that quilt!!

    chris

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    1. Thank you Chris!! Have a great evening! xo Heather

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  5. your quilt is beautiful!!
    xxx Alessandra

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    1. Thank you so much Alessandra! Have a lovely evening! xo Heather

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  6. I love the colors of turquoise and red together. So pretty! Jean

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  7. Thank you for sharing the yummy recipe and your quilt is stunning. I am so loving the colours. Happy new week to you.

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    1. You are so welcome my friend!! Thank you so much!! xo Heather

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  8. Toadstools...be still my heart...you really have the best fabric.

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    1. Those toadstools are very cute!! ;) xo Heather

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  9. I love this vintage recipe idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Very pretty quilt and that recipe is so cute.

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  11. That's one of the cutest quilts I've ever seen! I love how the grey makes it a little more modern. And even though there's a good amount of pink, it seems gender neutral.
    Great job Heather! :)

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    1. Thank you Erica!! You are always so sweet!! :) Heather

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  12. Addicting for sure! Lovely little quilt and it already looks vintage ; )

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    1. It is a lovely and fun addiction, though! Thank you Carla!! ;) xo Heather

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  13. Your Cowboy cake sounds yummy. Was Betty someone in your family?

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    1. Thanks! I bought a vintage recipe box, with recipes in it from an estate sale. I only wish I knew this sweet lady! ;) ox Heather

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  14. Hi heather
    Gorgeous quilt and I have to try the cowboy cake - do I get a real live cowboy after baking. I do hope so. I'm an English country girl with a bit of a penchant for cowboys!
    Sx

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie!! I can't guarantee a cowboy, but you never know! ;) xo Heather

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  15. Cute recipe card..all typed by hand and vintagey! It sounds like it would be nice, all caramelly with brown sugar and a bit spicey too. I wonder if cowboys really eat it? Lovely fabrics and quilt..happy sewing.

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    1. Thanks! I love typed recipe cards, and love collecting them! I wonder, too! Thank you so much Carol! xo Heather

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  16. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous = love the colours.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thank you so much Liz! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  17. Lovely, lovely, lovely! You make such dreamy things Heather! Ada :)

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  18. Hello Heather!
    Do you know I have not even tried quilting yet!
    You are inspiring me to do so....
    Watch this space!
    Daisy.

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    1. Oh, it was such a fun process, and I love the vintage look it gives!! So glad it inspired you to make one!! Happy sewing! xo Heather

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  19. LOVE the recipe and LOVE LOVE LOVE the adorable woodland quilt!!!! As always you amaze me!!! sending hugs!

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    1. Thank, thank you sweet Andrea!! xo Heather

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  20. So very sweet! Love that line of fabric and the red ties look great! I love love LOVE your granny square quilt too! I have fallen off the wagon on that one and only got 2 blocks done * YIKES~ Too many projects!

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    1. Thanks!!I hear you with too many projects!! ;) xo Heather

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  21. I recently made a recipe with almost the same ingredients. (I added pumpkin pie filling) I cut it into bars. It was so yummy!
    Your new quilt reminds me of my granny. As soon as I saw those ties I thought, "Granny!" lol. So sweet. Are those foxes?! I am in love with it! It would make a great baby shower gift. I think you should definitely add these to your shoppe! :)
    Have a wonderful week, Heather!
    -Denise

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    1. Oh, that sounds great with pumpkin pie filling! How sweet that it reminded you of your granny!! Love it!! ;) xo Heather

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  22. Heather, I have a few squares of gray feedsack fabric - I think the color is just lovely, too! I'd be happy to share some of it ... drop me your address if you'd like some (brstith ((at)) verizon.net). Loveliness as always!

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    1. Hi Barbara,
      Thank you so much, and I would love some! I will email you!! Have a lovely day!! xo Heather

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  23. I love that fabric! The quilt is so cute, Heather. I love that you tied it. Looking d=forward to seeing the next one.

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    1. Thank you Leslie!! Happy day to you! xo Heather

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  24. Love your new quilt, I really like those colors too! I started a quilt quite some time ago, and haven't finished it yet! lol. Sounds fun to share a recipe with all of us on Mondays! :) xox Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly!! I hear you with starting and not finishing. ;) Have a great day! xo Heather

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  25. Heather, Your beautiful sewing along with so many others has pushed me to purchase fabric. Oh to make a quilt as lovely as your Granny Square quilt. My brother and I both have baby blankets like this one. Vintage wonderful! Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you, and so happy that you are going to start creating with fabric. So looking forward to seeing your pretties! So sweet to have your baby blankets! I have one from when I was little, too! Have a great night! xoHeather

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  26. Thank you for sharing the cowboy cake recipe, it sounds delicious! I love your new quilt using walk in the woods fabrics...such lovely colours and the red ties work so well too.
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen! Have a great rest of the week! xo Heather

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  27. What a fun quilt!!! That recipe card is so much like ones in my Mom's recipe box! I think Mary has it in her possession. I'll have to alert her to your post. It has been a while since we have seen each other's sites, huh? I have missed you.

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    1. Thank you so much Renae!! Oh, how wonderful to have your mom's recipes!! It has been awhile, missed you, too! xo Heather

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  28. Hi Heather...
    looks like a tasty and simple recipe. Reminds me of a pound cake recipe that I used to have.
    Love the quilt. So darling!!
    I've tied quilts, and it's really easy and fun work.

    Keep up the beautiful handiwork :)

    K.

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    1. Hi Kerin,
      Thank you so much!! It is a lot of fun! Have a lovely evening!! xo Heather

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  29. That is so cute - red and aqua...I simply adore though what is a cowboy cake?

    Nina x

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    1. Thank you Nina! I think it is similar to a pound cake or like a crumble cake! I still need to make it and give it a try! I just loved the name! xo Heather

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  30. The simple patchwork quilts are often my most favorite ones. This one is no exception. It's perfect....

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    1. I completely agree!! Thank you so much!! xo Heather

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  31. I love the Aneela Hooey Walk in the Woods design! I did a patchwork curtain for my kitchen. Too funny. Your quilt turned out super cute. Like how you trimmed it out. Great type styling on the vintage recipe, too. Such a lovely post!

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    1. Oh, yes I remember your sweet curtain, too cute!! Thank you!! Have a great evening! xo Heather

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  32. Oh...Heather! I love your darling mushroomy quilt with it's delightful blocks and sweet prints. Just look at that pink with those tiny little mushrooms dancing gaily across the background. How I wish I could turn the demands of the week off and just spend the next seven days in my jammies sewing non stop!
    You always inspire me with what you are doing, creating and blessing others with, my dear friend,
    Big hugs,
    Carolynn xo
    Thank you so much for your genuine comments on my blog. They always mean so much to me!

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    1. Thank you so much Carolynn! Your comments always brighten my day!! Have a beautiful and blessed night! xo Heather

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  33. Such a beautiful quilt, Heather! Love the vintage recipe, too--sounds delicious--thanks for sharing with us!

    Thanks, too, for your very kind visits--I so appreciate it!

    Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend...

    Julie

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  34. Oh Heather, you are amazing! I love the pretty colors on this quilt. You always do such a beautiful job & make everything look so easy. :) Hope you are having a great week!

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  35. That cake sounds like a coffee cake recipe I have but gosh, I would definitely cut the sugar waaaaaayyyyyy back. Funny how recipes from the past contain so much of the stuff. Your little quilt sure is sweet. Now that kinda sweet I can handle. :) Have a wonderful day. Tammy

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  36. I love how your tied quilt looks, I think it is a perfect way to finish a quilt!

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  37. My gosh this is cute! And sweet too. Your work is just lovely!!!

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