Thursday, October 17, 2013

quilty sweetness

Hello Sweet Friends!
I was so excited to make my first quilt block for Donna's quilt sampler quilt along over at her beautiful blog, Donna's Lavender Nest! It felt good to do some patchwork and sewing again! I decided for all the blocks that I am going to use the pretty prints from Sidewalks that I recently received from Donna's fabric shoppe, which you can find here! There is still time to join in this quilty sweetness! 
And, since I was already sewing away I thought I would work on some 16-patch quilt blocks. I have about 3 more rows to go for this quilt and then it will be time to put these pretty blocks together! 
 
In the November 1950 issue of The Workbasket magazine, there was this quilt pattern, Star of Bethlehem, that I thought was so beautiful and would love to try one day! It looks a little hard and I am thinking probably hand piecing would be the best with these shapes. I just love how it says to cut the pattern pieces out on cardboard. Such a great idea. 
Green, pink, light yellow and white were the most popular colors this quilt was made with, which I think are lovely colors together. I am even think this would be a pretty pillow cover, too! Have you seen this quilt before?

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on the Little Women book and other sweet treasures! Hope that you are enjoying some lovely weather and crafty goodness!

Wishing you a wonderful day and weekend! 

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    I have seen that pattern before. My sweet grandma was a life long quilter, and quilted into her 90's.
    She made quilts like that.
    I loved all the quilt patterns that she made, and cherish every quilt that she made for me.

    She always tried to use fabric that was left-over from making dresses, or aprons, or cut up old shirts etc.... so every quilt had special meaning.

    If anyone can do that pattern, you can!!!

    Kerin

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  2. Oh what yummy fabrics! Your quilt blocks are so lovely...I'm still trying to find a block of time to finish my very first quilt, it's so nearly done! Thank you for the inspiration, Chrissie x

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  3. Good Morning, Heather! Those are the sweetest blocks! It's so nice of you to share the patterns in Workbasket. Have a nice day! Love, Twyla

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  4. Gosh Heather how do you get them so neat! Love those vintage feed sacks in your previous post, I think they could very easily become an addiction! :) x

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  5. I just love your block, Heather! I need to go take a look at Sidewalks. My LQS just got it and I'm sure I won't be able to resist!

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  6. So lovely! I just finished a king size quilt for our bed using fat quarters from vintage sheets and pillowcases....love it...but it won't be tackling another quilt that big for a while. :)

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  7. All your blocks are sew lovely!! I love the Sidewalks fabric!! I need to get some. :)

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  8. Such pretty fabric you have used for your patchwork. One of my posts shows some of my patchwork, Maybe if you get a chance you could take a peep......xx

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  9. So very pretty...the fabrics are great!

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  10. Lovely blocks. I'm crazy about 16 patch blocks!

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  11. love your quilt blocks and that new fabric! may i ask what size the squares are in your 16 patch blocks?
    have a great weekend!

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  12. I saw those fabrics on Pinterest made into a cushion and wondered aloud where in tarnation I could find them. Thanks, Heather! I wouldn't mind that fat quarter set at Donna's Lavender Nest! You are doing some fine work!

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  13. Your quilt blocks just amaze me - I would never have the patience!

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  14. Gorgeous blocks, Heather! The fabrics are so pretty! Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen x

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  15. Your fabric selections are just gorgeous. Love your quilt blocks. Another post to share with my Mother! Happy weekend!

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  16. Beautiful! I LOVE that antique magazine page:) Have a blessed day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

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  17. Beautiful block Heather!! :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!!! xo Holly

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  18. Your blocks look great, Heather! The Star of Bethlehem block is a beauty. I've made it before, years ago) in a sampler quilt. It was called a Carpenter's Wheel for that quilt. It looks very similar to the popular Swoon block but the center star is a Sawtooth in that block where as this is a Lemoyne Star. I can't wait to see the fabrics you use for yours :)

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  19. Heather your block turned out great. I love seeing the pictures from you work baskets.
    Hugs
    donna

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  20. Your new quilt block is beautiful. I also love your 16 block squares and I really need to find some time to get mine together. I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with yours as I feel at a bit of a standstill with mine. That Bethlehem star quilt looks amazing and yes wouldn't it be fun to give it a go. Enjoy your weekend lovely Heather xoxo

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  21. I love all your quilt blocks! You are so talented!

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  22. Your quilt block is so pretty! I do love the fabric. i am hoping I can join in on some quilt block with Donna, but still working on getting a sewing machine. I am very green and know basically nothing about quilting, but am very willing to learn. The star of Bethlehem looks so nice, I have not seen it before. Your 16 patch is really cute too. Are they the 10 1/2 in blocks?
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  23. Pretty blocks! You can buy acrylic templates for the Star of Bethlehem - in 18" or a soon to be released 12". Makes for a really accurate block.

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  24. Such beautiful work Heather! Lovely patterns and fabric also. Have a great week. Hugs, Pam

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  25. oh what fabulous squares, and reading back I see you have adorable Maple Leaf coasters! and those strawberries! Delightful!
    So many awesome patterns you found what treasures!
    Always pretty and inspiring!

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  26. Your block is very pretty!

    This is the second 16 patch I have seen today. It is really calling my name!!

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  27. Oh it is gorgeous, I have never tried quilting. I just don't think I would have the patience!

    Carol

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  28. I just love looking at the blocks you sew, beautiful!

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  29. Your corners are perfect. I also love the Star of Bethlehem block. I haven't attempted it either. Pretty blocks and pretty fabric

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  30. Just spent a few minutes looking at your eye candy! Made me smile! Nice to catch up with you.

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  31. I love the fabric with the deer in your sixteen patches. Could you tell me the name of the fabric, I would love to buy some if I could find it. I just found your blog today and am a new follower. Great blog!

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