Tuesday, May 27, 2014

quilt blocks and a vintage baby quilt

 A happy sweet day to you!
Hope you had a lovely weekend! I have been working on some custom orders, and planning some new items for my shoppe. I had a little me sewing time yesterday and made my first diamond star! After seeing all the gorgeous ones the lovely Jessie of Messy Jesse has made, I was eager to try my hand at some. My little hexie flowers will have to wait while I make some more stars! I need a little practice with the centers, but happy with how my first one turned out. 
 I made this star block for Jennie of Clover and Violet for her Sew Sweet Bee block. It is such a sweet block and hope she likes it!
 Last week I found this little gem at the thrift store! A vintage baby quilt all hand appliqued and embroidered with sweet fruit kids!
 It has real cotton inside, that is balled in the corners, so maybe one day I can redo it, but I think it just give it charm.
 The pattern, Pee Dee Fruit Orchard kids, is from the 40's and it would be neat to find it so that I could make one, too! A sweet find!
I had some happy mail with these pretty fabrics from sweet Donna and her fabric shoppe, Donna's Lavender Nest! So pretty and I can't wait to play with them! 

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my great grandma's pot holder! I need to get some brown yarn to make one, just like hers!

Wishing you all a beautiful and crafty week!! xo



  1. Love the quilts. Love that everyone has a story. I just wish I knew, but I can imagine.

  2. Evening Heather, That baby quilt is sooo unique and too sweet!! What a wonderful find....a great treasurer! Love it! I would be doing the happy dance, if I found that~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

  3. I love your star and the fabric in the star! Cant wait to see more! xo

  4. I'm so super pleased you're making the diamonds too Heather! I just love everything in this post, the baby quilt, the bee block ... ahh all so perfect!! xo

  5. I'm so glad you spotted that baby quilt. It definitely needed you to rescue it. Love that fruit children. So sweet!

  6. I love your star, especially the colors. It reminds me of a quilt my grandmother used to have. Those fabrics from Donna are just beautiful!! Can't wait to see what you make with them.



  7. Love your star, and the star block for Jennie, that is too cute!! Such a sweet find of that baby quilt, the little characters are adorable on it!! Very pretty new fabrics to play with!! :) Happy sweet Wednesday! xo Holly

  8. Heather,
    love how your star turned out. From my point of view, it's perfect!

    The baby blanket is simply adorable!! I love it!!!
    Maybe it's because of my love for the 1940's...... but I doubt it. It's a darling quilt!!

    Have a happy day.


  9. Oh I do love your star and the fabrics are beautiful!
    Aren't they so much fun to make!

  10. Love those Pee Dee fruit kids.I have a few of the items that were manufactured with their likeness. Darling!

  11. What a darling child's quilt you found - a real treasure. Your quilt block is pretty too. Hope you are having a good week.

    xo Danielle

  12. Hi Heather,
    How beautiful. I love the star you made.
    What a find.The baby quilt is so sweet.
    I know you can make one as talented as you are.

  13. The baby quilt is a sweet find! Lucky you!!

  14. I love your star, and the fabric you bought is delicious!


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