Tuesday, April 16, 2013

a flower garden

 Happy Tuesday!
Hope that you had a wonderful weekend and started this week off wonderfully! I did a little treasure hunting over the weekend, and sadly came home empty handed. The stores have been a little bare, so maybe with spring here more things will start to appear!
I have such a soft spot for vintage quilts, and have always adored vintage Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. There is something about all those hexies together with the beautiful prints, that I love! One day I hope to have a vintage one, but for now I thought it was time to make one of my own. 
 This will definitely be a labor of love, and I am not sure when it will be done, but I am looking forward to the whole process, and especially choosing the fabrics for each flower. I have made two so far, and plan to do a flower a week. So, hopefully at the beginning of each week I will have one to show you! ;) 
Some pretty lavender by my front door that is in full bloom and attracting many sweet bees and darling hummingbirds! 
Wishing you a beautiful and creative week!


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  1. You have a pretty start to your quilt. It will be so much fun to see your new block every week.

    Your lavender looks so healthy..I can almost smell it now!

    Have a geat week. xo

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    1. Thank you Sherri!! It does smell wonderful! It's my favorite! xo Heather

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  2. Heather,
    These are adorable! I just joined and InchyFlowerSwap. Here's the link:http://inchyhexagonswap.blogspot.com/ this is the first time I have done this but we are suppose to swap two hexie flowers each month and the best part is you get to pick the color or style of fabric you need. Some are doing Civil War type or all solids etc... I am going red, aqua and pinks.I think there is still room for another swapper if you are interested.I can't wait to get started.Have fun with yours and let me know if you join up!
    Jan

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    1. Thank you so much Jan! I will head over to check it out! ;) xo Heather

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  3. Hi Heather, love the quilt pieces, and really love your pretty lavender, too!

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  4. Oh Heather, those are so pretty. My daughter and I are supposed to go fabric shopping in the next few weeks after her new sectional arrives. For her birthday, I'm supposed to recreate valances for her kitchen, breakfast nook and family room, using the ones currently there from the last owner. Once we get this accomplished, I will have a better idea of what to get her for you to make.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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    1. Thank you Meri!! Oh, that sounds fun! Just let me know! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  5. They are so pretty. I love your fabric choices. I'm not sure I would have the patience for all that hand sewing, but I certainly enjoy them when other people make them. Your lavender looks so pretty. You are so far ahead of us in the growing season.

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  6. Heather, I have been making hexagons of all shapes and sizes for at least 10 years. I actually have a vintage grandmothers quilt. I was gifted it. Enjoy the process of making yours. I'll be watching ; )

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    1. Oh, how wonderful!! Thank you!! ;) xo Heather

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  7. I'm looking forward to watching your quilt progress. You are off to a good start!
    My lavender is just now starting to bloom. Love to walk by and stroke it release the scent.

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy! I do the same with the lavender! ;) xo Heather

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  8. I love your flowers and the vintage fabric's. I started a grandmother's flower garden but I put it aside. Your pictures make me want to bring it out again.
    Oh how I would love to be able to grow lavender in my gardens.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you so much Donna!! Oh, wish you could, too! ;) xo Heather

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  9. Such a very pretty start to your quilt. This will be another fun project to watch its progress. I can't believe you have lavender already. I'm trying not to be envious (smile).

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    1. Thank you Kim!! ;)Hope the flowers start blooming for you soon! xo Heather

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  10. Love that fabric looks so good together, beautiful lavender....bet it smells delicious next to your door! :) x

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    1. Thank you Ada!! Lavender is one of my favorites! xo Heather

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  11. Your quilt is going to be lovely I love your fabrics, dee x

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  12. Your flowers are perfect I love the fabric x

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  13. Love your flowers they are made with such pretty fabric!! It will be a lovely quilt!

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  14. Spring time has reached Britain I see...your lovely hexi flowers and lavender really reflect the season Heather!

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    1. Thanks Carol! I am actually in the states, so spring has definitely arrived here, hopefully for those in the Uk, too! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  15. Can't wait to see your finished quilt! The colors are just the best! chris

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  16. I just love the hexies ! Looking forward what is yet to come ... Last year I was in a quilt store in upstate NY and a woman came in with a vintage grandmas garden tablecloth . It was amazing and she had no idea of the treasure in her hand ,she didn't even know what it was! I had to restrain myself from asking to buy it !

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    1. Thanks Donna! Oh, I would have been there right with you trying hard to to buy it! ;) xo Heather

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  17. Pretty hexies and love lavender. Very jealous that you have some warm weather there!

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    1. Thank you!! Sending some warm weather you way! ;) xo Heather

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  18. Pretty hexies and very envious of your warmer weather and lush lavender!

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  19. What pretty flowers by your front door! I can't wait until the weather here breaks for good and we can start planting and watching all the pretty flowers bloom. :) Your flowers you are working on are soo pretty! I do love the Grandma's Flower Garden quilts! I look forward to seeing your darling flowers!! :) Happy Wednesday! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly!! Happy Wednesday! xo Heather

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  20. I love lavender! Your Grandmothers garden quilt is off to a good start! Jean

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  21. Pretty flowers and pretty quilt pieces for a pretty lady!

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  22. Ooh, it will be so beautiful when done. I love those quilts too. Maybe one day I pluck up the courage to make on too!

    S x

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra! Oh, I hope you make one!! ;) xo Heather

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  23. Your hexie flowers are so pretty, Heather. Your quilt will be beautiful. It is definitely a labor of love. It will be worth it. I love lavender, too!

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  24. Love your grandma's flower garden quilt beginnings, Heather! It will be a gorgeous quilt! And such a lovely sight...lavender in the sunshine too :)
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Helen x

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  25. The grandmothers flower gardens are so pretty!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  26. Those hexes are beautiful, love your fabric choices, are you using paperpieces??

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    1. Thank you! They are paper pieces. ;) xo Heather

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  27. Meant to say ... those hexies are so pretty :)

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  28. These are so pretty....you are so creative...and so inspire me. Love my garden these days as well. xoxoxo

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  29. It's good to have a project you can work at a little bit at a time ... those are just beautiful.

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  30. Lavender and patchwork - so pretty.

    Nina x

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  31. Ooh, that flower garden quilt will be so beautiful!! Love your real flowers, too. It is snowing here :(

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    1. Thank you!! Sending some sunshine your way!! ;) xo Heather

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  32. those hexies are perfect...i hope to learn how to make some one day!

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  33. Hello sweet Heather, Your patchwork hexie's are beautiful sweetie! I love the fabrics you used! The lavender is so pretty! Isn't it wonderful to see the bees and hummingbirds enjoying it too! Lots of love, Paula xo

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    1. Thank you my sweetest Paula!! xo Heather

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  34. I love these SO MUCH. You should think about selling just the hexagons individually because I would LOVE to own that blue one up there to use as a mug cozy on my desk!

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    1. Thank you so much Cara! So sweet of you! ;) If your interested in the blue one, I would love to do a custom order and make one for you. Let me know!

      heatherlnorris@gmail.com

      Have a blessed week! xo Heather

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