Monday, February 17, 2014

a quilt sampler top and log cabin block

Hello Dear Friends!
Hope that you had a lovely weekend and a sweet Valentine's Day! Well, I am excited that I finally finished my quilt top for Donna's quilt sampler! This is my first sampler quilt and it was so much fun making! I love how it turned out, especially with all those pretty prints together.
For the sashing, I didn't end up doing the little squares in between because not all my blocks measured up right, and I know I would have been pulling my hair out trying to get it all to line up. So, a simple white with the pretty floral sashing is what I decided, and I love it!
 
I am super excited because I am going to be sending the quilt out tomorrow to sweet Donna to have her quilt it! This will be my first quilt to have quilted. I am so looking forward to seeing what she does because her quilting is always so beautiful! And, I am excited because her pretty quilting will hide all my mistakes! ;)
For the Sew Sweet Bee, this month was the sweet Clara's of Clover and Violet and she had us make a log cabin block. I have actually never made one before, and really loved making it! Hope she likes it!
A few weeks ago I got these gorgeous fabrics from the lovely Shay of Simply Sweet Fabric and I thought they were just perfect for Valentine's goodies. I loved using them for some things in my shoppe and was still hoping to get a heart garland done, but doesn't look like that will be happening now. ;)
On Valentine's Day a beautiful packages arrived from the sweet Holly of Damita's Pretty Wrap and all these pretties were inside! I just love the sweet Valentine she made!! So creative and thoughtful!! Thank you so much Holly!

Well, I am off to continue working on a custom order and planning some spring items for the shoppe! 
Wishing you a beautiful and crafty week, and thank you for visiting with me! xo
                                        

31 comments:

  1. your quilt top is beautiful, Heather! and I'm sure Clara will love your Log Cabin block. It's wonderful. Love all the prints you used. Have a fun and creative week! xx Erin

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  2. Your sample turned out well! I need to finish up a couple of blocks and put it all together! Just love your fabric choices!!

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  3. This was my first log cabin block too. Yours turned out great.

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  4. Your quilt sampler turned out great! That was a fun quilt along, wasn't it?

    I had never made a true log cabin block before either. I loved making mine, too!!

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  5. These are wonderful Heather. I love your choice of fabrics and colours on both the sampler and the log cabin block. Very crisp and spring-like!

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  6. Evening Heather, The sampler quilt is beautiful!! I love the colors and all the different designs in one! Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Beautiful fabric and your sample quilt is too!

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  7. Heather, you never cease to amaze me. Your work is beautiful and I do not know how you find the time. Well done!

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  8. I can NOT believe this is your first quilt, Heather! It's SO beautiful! And I love the fabric you used around the border!

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  9. I love seeing sampler quilts. Each one is so individual! Yours is just so beautiful!! And I love Clara's block!

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  10. What a beautiful quilt top! Your work is always exquisite. I love the colors and prints in the Sidewalks fabric. I can't wait to see it when the quilting is done! :) --Fran

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  11. I love your beautiful sampler quilt, it does look so lovely with all those sweet fabrics together!! I'm excited to see Donna quilt it too! Love your pretty log cabin block, and such beautiful new fabrics to play with!! Those look perfect for spring!! So glad you got your little package!! :) Thanks for being a sweet friend! Happy sewing and creating!! xo Holly

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  12. Heather you quilt turned out gorgeous. I can not wait to get it. Clara is going to love her block you did great picking out beautiful fabrics. Hope you are having a wonderful day.
    Hugs
    donna

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  13. hi Heather,
    How beautiful. I can't wait to see it quilted. I remember my first quilt top. I couldn't wait to get it back from the quilter.
    I am busy stitching today too.
    XXOO
    Elizabeth

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  14. Both beautiful Heather and I love the colours in the log-cabin, very adorable!

    S x

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  15. So much pretty and I love your care package!
    I am so in love with your Log Cabin block! One of my favorite Quilt patterns and now with those colours ...oh wow!

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  16. How did I miss this, the block is beautiful and I love it, thank you so much!! I really love making log cabin blocks!! Your sampler quilt is adorable!! Sooo many pretty things to look at Heather, have a great week friend!!

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  17. It turned out beautiful! I love the white with the blocks. The log cabin pattern is one of my favorites. I just started a vintage sheet quilt with that pattern but my strips are wider :) will show the top soon. Stay cozy!

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  18. such lovely fabrics and quilting as always!!

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  19. Oh Heather your quilt and block are gorgeous! I just love it all! You are so talented!

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  20. How pretty is that!

    Hope you're having a lovely week :)

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  21. I love sampler quilts and yours is adorable! I so wanted to join in on Donna's QAL but was already short on time.
    And I love love your Log Cabin block! So cute!
    xo jan

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  22. Your sampler quilt is beautiful, Heather! The white sashing and pretty floral border is perfect! Love you new log cabin block too, and what a sweet Valentine's gift to receive!
    Wishing you a happy week.
    Helen xx

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  23. So many pretty colours ... I imagine your workroom full of rainbows!

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  24. Yep, that white sashing really does the trick. Beautiful!

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  25. Your sampler quilt turned out beautifully! You always make such lovely fabric choices. Too bad you had to struggle with block sizes not matching up. Sounds like the measurements in the instructions may need to be corrected. Quilt block measurements and seam allowances all need to be exact so that everything matches up perfectly when all the pieces are joined together.

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  26. What a great quilt. I'm popping in from Sew and Sow Farm - have a great day.

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  27. I love your fabric choices! Such sweet prints. I love sampler quilts but sometimes struggle to make it all look coordinated. You did it! It's beautiful. Jan from Sew and Soo (5 days x five giveaways) sent me over here to look at your blog. I'm so glad I visited. Very inspiring! Thank you!

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  28. Your sampler quilt is beautiful, Heather! The white sashing and pretty floral border is perfect! Love you new log cabin block too, and what a sweet Valentine's gift to receive!
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  29. Everything is so pretty! I do love the white, too. It's such a treat to see what you are up to. I look forward to see how Donna does the quilting, and, I Love the sweet Valentine from Damita! What a nice post!

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  30. lovely quilt! great fabric choices :)
    what a great valentine package!!

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