Monday, February 11, 2013

a pretty quilt top and gift

Happy Sweet Monday! Hope that you had a wonderful weekend! 
 On Saturday, I finished the quilt top, and I am lovin' how it turned out! All the colors are so cheery together, and it just brings a happy smile to my face.
 I used some of my favorite vintage fabrics and feed sacks, which was a great way to use them up and be displayed. Now, I need to decide on the backing and binding fabric. For the quilting, I was thinking doing some hand stitching in the fabric squares or tying it with a cream thread. What would you do?
I made a sweet pink variegated rose pot holder, and I think that this style is my favorite. I love the lacy look to it. I am now offering custom orders for vintage rose pot holders in my shoppe. These would make a lovely gift or a treat for yourself! ;) 
A little sneak peak of my latest project. Sweet gingham and cross-stitching!! Oh my!
Last week some pretty mail from my dear friend Paula of Sweet Victoria Rose. I could not wait to open all those pretty packages! She is so talented and has such a generous and beautiful heart!!
Inside was a darling vintage toaster cover, a beautiful vintage table runner, cute yellow buttons, and a pretty handmade brooch that Paula made!
  
Also, this gorgeous vintage cross-stitched apron!! So adorable! Oh, how I love vintage aprons!
I adore Paula's creations, and was so excited to open one of the packages to find this precious doll and vintage heart inside that she so perfectly made! The heart is gorgeous, and I love the pink and green rose feed sack with the sweet crocheted flowers! She definitely knows how to make my day brighter!
And, I have to say that I just love this doll so much! All the details are so perfect, with her darling outfit, pink shoes, sweet face, and heart lips!! Too cute! Thank you so much Paula for sending me such treasures!! I love them all!! Make sure you take a little visit to Paula's inspiring and beautiful blog and etsy shoppe!! I know you will love her, as much as I do! 

Wishing you a lovely and creative week!

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  1. Your gifts from Paula are truly beautiful. What a lovely friend you have found!!!! i know as i have found her as a friend too and just love following her blog......xx

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    1. Thank you! Miss Paula is truly a beautiful friend! So glad that you have befriended her, too! xo Heather

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  2. What beautiful gifts from your friends. I already love the cross stitched gingham project you are working on. Can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am so in love with gingham and cross-stitching right now! xo Heather

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  3. the pot holder brings me back to my grandma's kitchen!! What a lovely package of goodies to receive,

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    1. Oh, so glad it brought back sweet memories!! Thank you! xo Heather

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  4. Hello Heather,

    The quilt, the potholder, the stitching: I love it all! Very lovely.
    And the vintage finds from your last posts are amazing... BTW ~ I saw someone was looking for a pattern for the potholders from that post. The pattern for a potholder similar to the white & aqua one can be found here: http://knitting-and.com/crochet/potholders/petticoat-fever.html
    And the flower potholder: http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/2010/11/21/vintage-daisy-potholder-free-crochet-pattern/

    Have a wonderful day,
    Haafner

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    1. Thank you so much Haafner!! And, thanks for the links! I just bought a lot of vintage pot holder books for some patterns! I do love them all! Have a lovely day!! xo Heather

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  5. What lovely gifts!! Your quilt is so sweet! I think hand tying would make it look over the top vintage. Can't wait to see what you do!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I am leaning more towards tying! ;) Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

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  6. Wonderful post! Enjoyed seeing the quilt top and every thing else as well. Lovely lovely.
    ~Tanya

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  7. Thanks for all the eye candy today ..it brightened a rather gloomy day :-) I love the quilt top! I vote for the cream threads. Paula's gifts were so amazing !!! What great gifts.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment and brightening my day! xo Heather

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  8. Wow Heather! I been running through catching up on reading your posts. You have been a busy bee! Everything is lovely as usual, but I have to admit I am feeling a little weak in the knees for your pot holders! So very pretty! xxoo
    Susie

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    1. Thank you so much Susie! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

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  9. just adore your stitching on gingham!!!!
    xxx Ale

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  10. Looking at the quilt top makes me feel happy. The way you coordinated the pieces is perfection. The pot holder is another work of art. I was at an antique store on Saturday and saw some vintage pot holders--none were nearly as beautiful as yours. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tresa!! So sweet of you! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

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  11. Your quilt top is so lovely....the colours are perfect! Paula is so sweet...love all the treasures she sent you.
    Happy Valentine's week to you my friend. xo

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    1. Thank you Koralee! Happy Valentine's Day!! Sending hugs, xo Heather

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  12. I love how much white and cream is in this quilt top Heather! It's so light and cheerful looking. I also can't get over that you MADE that rose potholder! It looks like it's right out of Great Grandma's linen closet! So vintage and sweet!
    Great Job as always-
    Erica :)

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  13. Heather, your quilt top is beautiful!! I love all the cheery fabrics together!! :) Such sweet Valentine's you got too! Happy new week! xo Holly

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  14. Oh, what sweet things! And, I just love your pretty quilt. I need to find more time, because I just know I have enough spare linens, but.... Heather, you just make the sweet heartiest things!

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    1. Thank you so much Patti! Oh, yes you should make some pretties with your spare linens! xo Heather

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  15. Oh my goodness Heather! You have perfectly created new old stuff; that hot pad pattern is adorable and the varigated pink floss looks great!

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    1. Thank you so much sweetest Tammy! ;) xo Heather

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  16. I absolutely LOVE that quilt top! Twyla

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  17. You've shared so many beautiful pieces of old and new vintagey goodness over the last couple of days! I adore the 'old' round cushion and the 'new' aqua/green/cream potholder and your newest dolly and quilt cover. Keeping the quilting really simple would keep the focus on those gorgeous pieces of embroidery and the lovely patterns on the fabric, I think.

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  18. Such a delicate feminine quilt ; ) it will be lovely

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  19. Oh what a gorgeous post, Heather - love all your sweet goodies! Your vintage quilt is so pretty, I think tying it would be lovely.
    Wishing you a day filled with all good things :-)
    Xx

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    1. Thank you so much Gilly! Wishing you a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  20. The quilt is just gorgeous! There is nothing nicer than receiving some lovely gifts!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  21. What a fantastic gift, she's beautiful. I love the fabrics in your quilt, have a great week! :) x

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  22. Oh you are a lucky lady, and your quilt is so so pretty!
    D x

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    1. Thank you so much! A sweet friend gave me a couple links to the pot holder patterns from my last post thought you would like to have them, too! ;) xo Heather

      http://knitting-and.com/crochet/potholders/petticoat-fever.html
      And the flower potholder: http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/2010/11/21/vintage-daisy-potholder-free-crochet-pattern/

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  23. Gorgeous quilt top. Your gifts from Paula are truly special. Aren't blogging friends the best!!

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    1. Thank you Kim! They definitely are the best! xo Heather

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  24. I'm in quilt love. It's just beautiful! I think you could go either way-tying takes a lot less time though. Love that cute doll. Such great gifts.

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    1. Aww, thank you so much!! I think I might be leaning towards the tying. Have a great day! xo Heather

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  25. Hey there, Heather! Your quilt top is so very pretty. Love how you mix patterns and color so beautifully! What is so ironic is when you said that you were mixing gingham and cross-stitch, I had the same idea in my head as I had seen some image out there in blog land and thought what a great idea but I don't have any gingham fabric, only gingham contact paper in red and white that I've used as a backing for framed cross-stitched pieces. I love how your little stitching turned out on the green and white gingham. And all your gifts from Paula are so perfect for you. Enjoy! Have a great day! Tammy

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    1. Hi Tammy! Thank you!! Oh, how funny! Hope you can find some gingham fabric to play with! Have a wonderful day!! xo Heather

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  26. I love all of your pretty things, but cross stitch on gingham is near and dear to my heart - I have some of the aprons my great-grandma embroidered, and they are precious!

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    1. Thank you so much! How wonderful to have your great grandma's aprons. I am sure they are beautiful! I have one that I bought at a thrift store, that I love. ;) xo Heather

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  27. oh my! cuteness over load! look at that toaster cover :o

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  28. oh my your quilt top is fabulous...I love how you incorporated all the different fabrics, and the stitched pieces! What a great eye you have!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much!! Hope your day is most lovely!! xo

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  29. p.s. can't wait to see the back, and your gingham stitching is wonderful!...so nostalgic!

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  30. Is there a cut cross stitched tablecloth in that quilt top? I have several vintage linens with similar cross stitched designs. So pretty.

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    1. Yes, there is! I bought it at an estate sale, but it was in pretty bad shape, so now it has a new life in a quilt! ;) Thank you!! xo Heather

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  31. I love your quilt Heather and I love all the sweet gifts from your friend. I'm off to visit her blog now.

    xo Danielle

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle!! xo Heather

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  32. What a lot of beautiful things! Have a happy week with all that loveliness, I think it would be hard not to!
    Kate x

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    1. Thank you so much Kate!! Have a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  33. Oh Heather, this is so, so beautiful, I love it! I have a vintage table cloth too and was thinking of doing something with it and what you've done is very inspiring. The other fabrics and feedsack prints really set it off beautifully! It's hard to say which would look best out of hand quilting an tied, tough decision but on the plus side I bet both would look great. Lovely gifts too, you lucky thing :-)

    S x

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra!! Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with your vintage tablecloth! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

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  34. So many pretty, pretty things. The quilt top is glorious...enjoy.

    Nina x

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  35. your quilt top is fabulous, heather. your talent knows no bounds.

    happy valentine's day!
    xo
    molly

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    1. Thank you so much Molly! Happy Valentine's Day! xo Heather

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  36. Hello sweet and beautiful Heather! I love your quilt! It is beautiful and cheerful! It would be lovely hand quilted or tied! If you enjoy hand quilting I would go with that, but if you want it done quicker the tying would be pretty too! Sweetie, the rose variegated pot holder is gorgeous!!! It looks just like a vintage one! You are so talented! I love your new project! The gingham and cross~stitch is lovely! You always inspire me so much! Oh, dearest heart! I am so happy you liked the gifts I sent you and made for you! You are so grateful, loving, kind and sweet! Thank you for all of your sweet words! You blessed me so much! It makes me so happy that you liked your little parcel and enjoyed it! You are so welcome! You always bless and brighten my day sweetie! I adore you! Love you so much dear friend! xoxo Paula

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    1. Thank you dearest friend! You have blessed me so!! Love you, Heather

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  37. The quilt top, THAT POT HOLDER, the embroidered gingham, the package of goodies from Paula...what a parade of lovely photos! I love looking at your cheerful creations. Happy Valentine's Day! :) --Fran

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    1. Aww, thank you so much sweet Fran!! Happy Valentine's Day! xo Heather

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  38. That is just amazing The quilt top looks vintage, and Paulas beautiful doll I love her I have now been popping in on her Blog she is darling and so creative. Hugs, Diane

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