Friday, December 14, 2012

christmas hexies and quilt

Happy Sweet Friday!!
Hope that you have had a lovely week, and are enjoying this Christmas and holiday season! I have been working away on some projects this week and hoping to get them all done before Christmas. I do love creating handmade pretties this time of year!
One little project that I am almost finished with are these Christmas hexies. I used some of my favorite red and green 30's reproduction fabrics, and just love the vintage feel the prints gave them! 
 They will be made into coasters, and I have been wanting to make some for awhile, so what better time than now. I just need to sew some batting and felt to the bottom, and they will be ready to bring some prettiness to Christmas.
The sun came out a little bit today to take some photos of my Christmas quilt. I used a charm pack of the sweet Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey and bordered it with the two grey fabrics from the line. I do love that pretty grey!! ;) 

For the quilting, I tied it with white yarn, but when I washed and dried it, the yarn frizzed like crazy. So, I had to remove the yarn, and tie it with white embroidery floss. Have you every tied a quilt? What yarn or thread do you like using?
 Another sweet Christmas quilt ready to bring some warmth to those cold nights!
Last week I was a lucky winner of these adorable miniature pink and aqua Shiny Brite ornaments from the most lovely Jean of Ruby and Arthur!! 
Aren't they so beautiful and cute!! I can't wait to add them to my small tinsel tree! Thank you so much Jean!

Wishing you all a blessed and joyful weekend!!

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  1. Love your hexies!! And love the shiny brite little bells!!

    chris

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  2. LOVE the little ornaments! My grandmother always tied the quilts with embroidery floss. I think pearl cotton would work, too, and be easier to work with.

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    1. Thanks!!! I think embroidery floss has worked the best, too! I'll have to try the pearl cotton! ;) xo Heather

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  3. Such beauty here, Heather. What a super giveaway prize and I do love your hexy coasters, those green fabrics are divine.
    Hen xxx

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  4. love your xmas hexes!!
    happy weekend, xxx Ale

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  5. Christmas Hexies are such a good idea! I bought my paper hexies, now I just need to do it! Surely someone like me (who still doesn't sew), can start with some hexies!
    Love your quilt and your beautiful ornaments!
    Happy Holidays Heather!
    Erica :)

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    1. Thanks!! Yes, you will love making them! They become quite addicting! Happy sewing and creating! xo Heather

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  6. You are welcome Heather, glad you liked the ornaments! Your coasters are simply adorable! You get so many sweet things made, Jean

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  7. Darling Christmas quilt!
    I love the hexies too.

    How fun to have some vintage ornaments.....just in time for Christmas.

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  8. Oh me oh my..such joy over here today...loving those pink and turquoise glass ornaments my friend. I was just at the charity shop today and bought a few myself. xoxo Happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you!! Oh so fun you bought some, aren't they such pretty colors together!! Have a great Sunday! xo Heather

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  9. Merry Christmas Miss Heather! I think the hexies would look you cute in scrapbook paper too! I want you to know I got my fun present today! You are too much fun! I just loved those crocheted cards when you posted and I don't crochet! I spent Tuesday evening trying to teach grandlittles age 5 and 3 to sing Away in a Manger and now I have it! Love the tags too. THANK YOU Doll, I love them!

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    1. Merry Christmas Tammy! So glad it arrived safely for you!! Sounds so fun to teach your grandkids to sing Away in a Manager!! Wonderful memories!! xo Heather

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  10. Loveliness everywhere, as always. I have found quite a few tied quilts over the years, and the ones with some kind of heavy-duty string seem to hold up the best. The yarn is usually so frizzy it really distracts. Your quilt makes me want to get out the sewing machine!

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    1. Thank you!! Oh, you should take it out!! I would love to see your pretty creations!! ;) xo Heather

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  11. Lovely makes here, that quilt is wonderful! :)

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  12. I love your hexies! Those will make beautiful coasters!! :) Your quilt is pretty, and looks cozy too! Loving those vintage ornaments too! Happy Saturday! xo Holly

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  13. Your hexies remind me of little poinsettias or snowflakes. Really cute!

    What? Someone was GIVING away Shiny Brites and I didn't know it? ;) Congrats! ♥

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  14. Hello my Sweet Heather, The vintage Christmas card is so sweet and I love your pretty hexies! They will make the prettiest coasters! I would love to try and make some! Your sewing is perfect! The Christmas quilt you made is gorgeous sweetie! I love the fabrics you used and the grey border is the perfect touch! You are so talented dear friend! I love the beautiful ornaments you won! Such yummy colors! Thank you for shipping my sweet pillow cover so quickly and for your kind note! I am so excited and can hardly wait for it to arrive! I am going to purchase a pillow form today! Have fun with your amazing crafting and sewing! You inspire me! I wish we could sew together. I would learn so much from you dearest and we would have fun! Have a blessed and joyful weekend too! Lots of love, Paula xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Paula!! Oh, it would be so fun if we could create together! Wish we lived closer!! Have a blessed Sunday!! xo Heather

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  15. I love the colour of your hexie quilt - really lovely and festive.

    Nina x

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  16. Your quilt is gorgeous! (And tied ... that's how I like to do them.) And as Holly said, the Hexies look like poinsettas! Love them :)

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    1. Thank you so much Annie!! Have a lovely day!! xo Heather

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  17. The hexies are adorable. I want to try to make some one of these days. Congrats on your win of those cute ornaments.

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, they are so fun and sweet to make!! Have a lovely Sunday! xo Heather

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  18. ...wow heather you must be having a lucky streak as you have also won the vanilla squirrel giveaway on my blog! ...do get in touch and let me know where to send you your little parcel of goodies. I love those little baubles and your quilts are stunning.....X

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    1. Yay, thank you!! So excited!! I will contact you!! I definitely must be on a lucky streak!! Have a beautiful day!! xo Heather

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  19. How pretty your Christmas hexies look and what a wonderful idea to turn them into coasters!! Love your sweet quilt too. And the box of shiny brights is a wonderful treat!
    Have a happy festive week, Heather!
    Helen x

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  20. super sweet Heather... you're very talented girlie! ♥ much love & Merry Christmas

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    1. Thank you Jaime!! Merry Christmas! xo Heather

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  21. Wow Heather you never cease to amaze me with your incredible talents!!! The Hexies look fabulous I LOVE them! Sending hugs and HAPPY Holiday Wishes to you and yours!!!! : )

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    1. Thank you Andrea!! Happy Holiday wishes to you and your sweet family!! xo Heather

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  22. Beautiful as always...I love your hexi's and that quilt is beautiful...Happy Holidays...Renee

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    1. Thank you Renee!! Happy Holidays! xo Heather

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  23. How pretty the hexies look! You Christmas blanket looks so great, I love the greys, too. The little red bricks square really popped out for me. cute! You won a wonderful box of adorable ornaments, enjoy! How sweet to have won them.
    merry Christmas!
    Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie!! Merry Christmas! xo Heather

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  24. Hi Heather!
    You've been one busy girl! Just look at those reds and greens...and, they're in my very favorite reproduction fabrics!
    I hope you have a great week and a Merry christmas, my sweet friend!
    Hugs,
    Carolynn xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Carolynn!! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! xo Heather

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  25. Lovely vintage pink and aqua ornaments. Have a blessed Merry Christmas, Heather.

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    1. Thank you Amy!! Merry Christmas to you!! Blessings, Heather

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  26. Lovely hexies! Merry Christmas to you Heather.

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    1. Thank you Carla!! Merry Christmas!! xo Heather

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  27. I think I just had a heart attack. You WON THOSE SHINY BRITES!?!?! EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

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