Monday, March 11, 2013

a vintage patchwork quilt

 Happy Sweet Day!
Hope that you had a wonderful weekend! The rain cleared up on Saturday, and the sun came out and was shining brightly. I do love those days right after it has rained, with the big puffy clouds and crisp air! How was the weather for you?
Well, I am so excited to show you my finished vintage patchwork quilt!! I really love how sweet it came out, and it is my favorite quilt that I have made so far! 
 I love all the vintage fabrics and feed sacks mixed in with the pretty vintage cross stitch tablecloth. It was a great way to use some of my favorite prints and scraps!
I tied the quilt using a cream pearl cotton, and it worked out beautifully! I only tied in the corners, and was going to tie in the middle of the prints, but thought it would be too much. And after washing the quilt,  it did not fray like the embroidery floss, so I was happy! 
 For the binding, I did a sweet vintage peach calico. It was my goal to only use only vintage fabrics that I already had, and I am so glad that I had a lot of the calico to use for the binding, because most of my vintage fabrics are on the smaller side.
For the back, I used a lovely red rose and cream fabric, and decided to do a little patchwork from some of the pieces I use on the front. I usually don't spend a lot of time on the backing, but I think I might start! I really love how it turned out!   
After it was washed and dried, it really became so soft! I am thinking because the fabrics have been used and loved already that it made for an extra cuddly quilt! 
Thank you all so much on your sweet comments on my crocheted spring eggs! 
Wishing you a beautiful and creative week dear friends! 

57 comments:

  1. Hi Heather, your new quilt is extra sweet. I love the way you've incorporated those beautiful embroidery pieces into the mix. What a fantastic result!

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  2. Gorgeous! I just want to snuggle into it - although I think it might just fit my shoulders. It's just adorable!

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  3. Sooo beautiful! A truly gorgeous quilt, made with love - great job!
    I love the softness of the fabrics and the simplicity of the tied corners. Just lovely! Enjoy snuggling under it :-)
    Happy Monday xx

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  4. Looks gorgeous :)

    thelittlejennywren.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Oh, Heather! It is truly beautiful...What a sweet treasure you have created. =)

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  6. It is absolutely gorgeous - the vintage fabrics are just wonderful used together in this way!
    Fabulous!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  7. Be still my heart. What a gorgeous quilt. I always love the fence backdrop for your photoshoots too. Have a beautiful week!

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  8. very sweet little quilt! I love them when they look old and comfortable!
    You make the sweetest things!
    happy monday
    xoxo

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  9. this quilt is adorable!!!
    xxx Ale

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  10. Love your vintage quilt!! You did a great job!

    chris

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  11. Oh it's just lovely and I never would have guessed that it isn't vintage! I love how you paid attention to the backing, too. ♥

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  12. Oh its beautiful. I am so envious you can make something like this, my patchwork is not great! I love the fabrics, they all work so well together. Just lovely!

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  13. Beautiful! Absolutely breathtaking!

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  14. Heather, this quilt really turned out nice. It looks like one that could have come out of my great grandmothers cedar chest, I even recognize some of the feed sack material as some she used also. You can actually see how soft and cuddly its too..Very, very sweet!

    Have a wonderful day! xo

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  15. Hi Heather. It's positively vintage! Looks like it's been around forever. I think you accomplished what you set out to do. I am pretty sure I have some pieces like the large cross stitched flowers. I wonder.....

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  16. Beautiful! I love the vintage cross stitched tablecloth mixed in. A perfect blend! Also, that round tub on the first picture reminds me of growing up. We had one just like it, but the edge was red. Have a good day:)

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  17. I absolutely love it! I might even make one myself again, even though I really (!) don't need anymore... ;-)

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  18. Your quilt is the sweetest! I love it, I think it has to be one of or my favorite quilts that I've seen! It's gorgeous! I love love all the vintage goodness about it! And it does look like it would be cuddly! :) Happy Monday sweet friend! xo Holly

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  19. That is so beautiful - and I love the opening photo!

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  20. LOVE it! I have tubs fulld of vintage sheets & a few flour sack prints - perfect project for them. So pretty....

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  21. Oh my goodness Heather what a beautiful Quilt, I have to say its now up there with one of my fave's too. I must must must make one. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  22. It's wonderful - I love the photos as much as the quilt!

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    1. I can only imagine how cozy it would be to snuggle up under that sweet quilt. Good job!!

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  23. Such a sweet quilt, Heather! I love the vintage feel, with the embroidered pieces and the feedsack fabrics, just gorgeous!
    Helen x

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  24. I'm in awe. It turned out beautifully , Heather!

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  25. Beautiful job! I just love it !

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  26. Oh and i love the back!!!!

    Cheers,
    Donna

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  27. This is really really really gorgie - it just shows how simple is sometimes best, you don't need any fancy pattern, it would compete too much with all those glorious fabrics - I want one just like this, its perfect!
    x

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  28. Stunning!! I LOVE LOVE the aqua and lavendar plaid with the purple roses!! Oh I culd just wrap up in it and never move!! I just finished a Scrappy Trip Around the World with some vintage scraps but they are not near as pretty as those. I find it really hard to cut inot fabric that I adore! lol

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  29. What a lovely, BEAUTIFUL quilt! Your pictures are fabulous...I can definitely see how soft and snuggly it is. The patchwork on the back is a terrific touch! :) --Fran

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  30. Hi Heather,
    I just wanted to pop in and see some of your work and say hi! Your pot holders are amazing. I need to get some fun patterns like these. :)

    To sweet!

    ~Liz

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  31. Im not suprised your excited to share it, its stunning and what i call pure vintage its really beautiful, dee x

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  32. Oooooh Heather, it's the prettiest thing, no wonder you are so pleased!
    Hen x

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  33. Wow, Heather! You just keep outdoing yourself. Another fabulous creation!

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  34. Your quilt is gorgeous. All the fabrics you used are just perfect. Love how you incorporated embroidery pieces in your quilt. Very inspiring.
    Hugs
    donna

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  35. Oh my - this is beautiful. Simply yet so effective,

    Nina x

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  36. It's beautiful, lots of fab vintage fabrics there! xx

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  37. that is incredibly sweet and gorgeous, how sweet...xo

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  38. oh my ...everytime I see a new creation of yours I think it is my favorite!....now I am sure this is! Just the best combinaation!

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  39. I don't know how I missed this but it is beautiful - even without being able to touch it you get a sense of how soft and snuggly it must be x Jane

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  40. I just wanted to say hello to you Heather! It's been awhile since I've left you a comment. It looks like you are making all sorts of beautiful goodies! I love all of your little creations! :)
    -Denise

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  41. So sweet I love it :)

    www.vindiebaby.com
    Vintage Inspired Fashion by Independent Designers for Your Little darling

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  42. Sweet Heather, I am so glad you had a lovely weekend with beautiful weather! Sweetie, your quilt is gorgeous! I love that you used all vintage fabrics and how you added the patchwork to the back. It looks so sweet! You are so creative my friend and do such beautiful work! I am so glad the thread you used worked better! Thank you for sharing! You always inspire me sweet friend! Lots of love, Paula xo

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  43. Oh I love that . Looks like something you would find on your grandmother's sofa

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  44. How lovely! Looks like something you would find at grandmother's house.

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  45. LOVE it...such pretty fabrics. You always display your treasures so lovely for your photos. xox

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  46. I love that you were able to use so many vintage fabrics and linens on this very pretty quilt! Hope you are having a great week. Tammy

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  47. It's beautiful!!! I was thinking recently of making a quilt with pretty hankies I've been collecting - there is nothing like vintage.

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  48. Oh My Godness I am in LOve with your quilt, its beautiful xx

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  49. EEEEPPPP AND OH MY!!! What an amazingly beautiful quilt. I just love it!

    Smiles,
    Rachael
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  50. Hi heather. I want to make my first quilt and loving your soo much I want to know what the dimensions of each block is please. Lots love Hannapatxxx

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    1. Hi Hannapat! Oh, how fun! Sure, I cut the squares 6 inches by 6 inches, so that when they were all sewn together, they measure 5.5 inches by 5.5 inches. And, I did 7 rows of 6 squares. Look forward to seeing your pretty quilt!! Happy sewing! xo Heather

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  51. Oh those feed sacks and cross stitch table cloth, just so pretty :)

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  52. Oh those feed sacks fabrics are so pretty :)

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