Tuesday, January 14, 2014

sweethearts

 Hello and a lovely day to you!
Over the weekend I finished up my mother-in-law's birthday gift, which was this sweet heart quilted table topper. I really love how it turned out and it was inspired by the beautiful quilt that the lovely Helen made, which you can see here on her pretty blog! I fell in love with her quilt and wanted to make something on the smaller scale, so a table topper it was!
 I added some blanket stitches and hand quilted around the hearts.
 And, then did some simple machine quilting in the fabric squares. I love all these colors together and I am happy to say so did my mother-in-law! I might have to make one for myself if I get some extra time.
 I stitched up these darling birds over the weekend and I am working on some others that will all be heading to the shoppe at the end of the month.
  Along with these pretty heart coasters that are getting a little blanket stitching and will be ready to sweeten up those wintery days.
       
These lovelies are being made into pillow covers for the shoppe. The one on the right is a 50's fabric and the rose one is a feed sack,and both of them I am completely in love with!
 Something I wanted to try new this year was different crocheted edgings for my tea towels. I did this one last night and love how pretty it turned out, but I still think that scallops have my heart! What do you think? 

Wishing you all a fabulous and lovely week! 

                                    

33 comments:

  1. Oh I can't pick a favorite edging- they're both so pretty!
    I love everything you make!

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  2. So much loveliness! Happy New Year!

    Beata xox

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  3. Oh geez, everything is so pretty. I am just in love with everything. Your crochet edging is just gorgeous. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Hugs
    donna

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  4. Those heart coaster are just inspired!!

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  5. Love it all! Great job on the runner and the crocheted edges are perfect! Hugs coming your way!

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  6. Those scallops are the perfect touch. Your edging is always so wonderful. Such a lost art. I'm envious of your talents. Your MIL will treasure your sweet gift.

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  7. What a lovely gift for your mother-in-law...she will be able to enjoy it everyday!
    Your heart coasters are just precious, you do a very nice job on the curves...whenever I have tried they looked like a roller coaster..haha! xo

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  8. love the new edging for your tea towels!!!!

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  9. Oh such wonderful beautifulness!!! I was just thinking "Heather is probably going to post soon, and when she does its going to be something gorgeous she'd been working on" ....and yes it is!! (: Love the new edging, and oh my, those fabrics for pillow covers are to die for!! The heart quilt topper is so pretty, and such a lovely and special gift!! Have a wonderful week! xo Holly

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  10. Heather, I think they are all gorgeous and I am so impressed with the crochet edging that I can't pick if I like this or the scallops more....They are all beautiful!

    Carol

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  11. Everything you touch is beautiful! So sweet and feminine. I love thing, every little detail. And each is made by an even sweeter woman. Happy days dear friend.

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  12. All so pretty, I love those little birds.....I reviewed the Vintage Home book for you on my blog if you interested :) x

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  13. Beautiful makes, Heather!! I love how you used the heart pattern in such a pretty way, and thank you for the linky to me! I also love your gorgeous heart coasters, how pretty they look (have so enjoyed the leaf ones you made me!) I am looking forward to trying some crochet edgings too this year....yours are so inspiring!
    Wishing you a happy week!
    Helen xx

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  14. love your table topper and fabrics!
    i like both crochet edges :)
    can't wait to see the pillow covers you make from those sweet prints!

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  15. I love to come read your posts Heather, I'm always overwhelmed by your talent the sweet and adorable things you make. Lucky mother-in-law! :)

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  16. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love everything.

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  17. I love Helen's blog! Your heat table topper is gorgeous! The blanket stitches add just the right touch :)

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  18. Hello Heather, it's all wonderful, your table topper is fantastic and I love those sweet birds! All your crocheted works are simply incredible! I'm envious of your talent too...Have a nice week! Anita.

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  19. So much prettiness! I LOVE your table topper, and the sweet little birdies too - you have been a busy gal!
    Xx

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  20. Oh Heather, it's all so lovely! I particularly love the sweet, sweet birds! Great work! xo

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  21. Is the scalloped edge called tatting? Very pretty

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    1. Hi Lisa, I just crochet my scallop edging. I haven't yet learned tatting, but maybe one day! Thanks so much! xo Heather

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  22. Oh, how could she not adore the table topper?! It's darling, and I really like the colors and patterns that you put together.
    Darling little birds, and darling little hearts.
    You always inspire me to craft :)

    Have a wonderful day, my sweet friend.
    Kerin

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  23. What lovely goodies! Those birds are so sweet!!

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  24. Oh my word. A post of lovely! :)

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  25. Oh, it is so cute!! I need to get to your shop and look around again. It's been way too long since I have drooled over everything. =)

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  26. So many lovely things! I love the heart coasters, and that feedsack is beautiful. Can't wait to see the pillow covers that you are making! :) --Fran

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  27. Wonderful, all together! Cute birds, lovely heart coasters and bordered towels, and the table topper is gorgeous. Your mother-in-law really must be a good one when you're making such an elaborate beauty for her ;-). Have a nice evening!
    Nata

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  28. Just look at all the pretties : )

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  29. Hi, I'm looking gfor your crocheted hearts that are found at this link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/31173422395001335/. I don't see them anywhere on here even though I followed the link. Do you by any chance have a pattern for them? I'm needing a lot of hearts for a project and I've tried every kind online that exists & don't have such great luck with any of them at all. I get by with them all but am not happy with them. Yours look to be made very differently and I LOVE them, if you could help me at all I'd be VERY grateful!!

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    1. Hi Susan,
      I was going to email you back but you were a no-reply, so I hope you get this! ;) Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Here is the link to the pattern for those crocheted hearts and I just added to the cross-stitching myself. Have a wonderful time making them, they were fun and a little addicting. ;) xo Heather
      http://belladia.typepad.com/bella_dia/2008/02/sweet-heart-cro.html

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  30. This is so so pretty Heather. I love the sweet gift for your MIL and I especially love the different edging on the teatowel. I think it is so much fun experimenting with different edgings, it is just that they take so much longer, but they look so beautiful. Hope you are keeping well. Sending much love xoxo

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