My Alpine Home

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Row by Row, Stitch by Stitch. . .

It always amazes me that with a little time and patience, (lots of patience) what you can do with bits and pieces of fabric.

Last Oct. I signed up for a class to make a quilt called, “Aunt Grace’s Garden Party”.  It is a row quilt that consists of 7 rows and additional borders.

The first row is a garden of flowers with a sweet butterfly fluttering by.

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The second row (which we made two of) is a bounty of baskets.

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I love Aunt Gracie fabrics and this cheery color combination.  I am planning on making the quilt large enough to fit my king bed.

By the time I am finished it should look something like this. This is the shops display quilt.

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Did I mention that I am a month behind?  I have not started the middle row.  We even had the month of Dec. and January to work on it.  What’s up with that?  I’m blaming it on the warm weather. Hee-hee!  This ole gal thought it was Spring and she couldn’t drag herself into the sewing room. I am getting back in the mood, but oh how I hate playing catch up.  Ugggh!

Now I want to show you a couple of fun give aways I have won lately.

Sue from:  It's a Very Cherry World gave away this collection of red goodies. Items for sewing and crafting, fun, fun, fun!

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I was babysitting my two year old granddaughter, Say dee the day it arrived.  Oh how she loved the red earrings!

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Love that smile. . .Such delight!

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Look at what I whipped up with the fat quarter of fabric that was included.

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Notice the border fabric?  The back is also that fabric.

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I know by now your thinking; WOW, she is amazing to have made that pillow so quickly.

Darn, I must confess.  I really made this pillow 3 or 4 years ago.  It just happened to be the same fabric as the one Sue included in her give away.  Mama taught me to always tell the truth. lol!

Seriously though, I was hoping to have created something with my goodies before I did this post. It didn’t happen. Hey, remember I’m the gal who is still playing catch up on her row quilt?

I love this sweet tattered heart from Marsha  The Tattered Chick  The tag was an added bonus.  Isn’t it cute?

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I hung them from my vintage shopping basket filled with my red bubble dishes.  A match made in heaven.

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If you have a chance, visit both of these two ladies wonderful blogs.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks a bunch, I love my treasures!

Hugs,

Jann

I just found a fun vintage give away at A Tiny cottage on Grand.  Check out the link on my sidebar.

I will be linking this post with:

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday

MWSnap458a

Cozy Home Scenes for Cozy Home Party

Mary at Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday

Bunny Jeans Decor for Bunny Hop Wednesday

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Blog Hop

25 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
I love how you displayed your sweet gifts-I never would've thought of that!
Saydee looks adorable in your new earrings. Did she have a hard time giving them up?
And your Aunt Gracie fabric reminds me of the flower patterns I've seen in the old quilts. I look forward to seeing it 'when' it's finished. wink.

Kris said...

Wonderful giveaways! Love your sampler quilt you are working on! And I ADORE the flower pillow! Fun stuff!

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

Yum! What wonderful winnings! The pillow is adorable, even if you did have to "fess up" about it! And the quilt, well it's going to be a beauty! I love all the color!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Your quilt is going to be amazing! I love all the colors so much! I have some fabric just waiting to be sewn into a quilt. I just have to find the pattern that screams out to me.
Your little granddaughter is adorable and she looks so darn cute in the red earrings. I miss my granddaughter being little she is 13 now..
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Your quilt will be fantastic! I have several of my grands' handmade quilts that I absolutely love! I bet your little grand will one yours too!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You get a lot more done than I do! I love that pretty pillow and your rows for the quilt! And what a pretty little lady modeling those earrings! Looks like she would be fun to open packages with! Enjoy your goodies! ♥

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Jann,
Wow, your quilt looks great! Can't wait to see it finished. Very pretty!
-Lynn

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love your quilt blocks, so precious! Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

Happy Rednesday!

Sherry said...

What neat treasures! Cute grand daughter!
Sherry

LV said...

You featured one of my greatest loves, quilts. This will truly be a lovely one when finished. However the sweet little girl's smile is the best.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful quilt you are making! You are very talented. Your granddaughter is so precious. Enjoy every moment with her, they grow up so fast. Thanks for sharing.
Nancy

Bloggymom said...

Love the quilt so far.

very merry vintage style said...

Love all your goodies and your grand daughter is adorable! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Shannon @ COZY HOME SCENES said...

How funny Jann. I'll keep this brief since you should be sewing...looks like you've got a lot of work to do. Your row is cute and the finished project will be beautiiful. Loved seeing the pictures of your granddaughter. Congrats on all your goodies too. Tell yourself they are a reward for when you get caught up on the quilt and maybe that will make you work faster!

All kidding aside, thanks for the chuckle and for adding this cute post to my party!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

What a lovely row quilt!!
What a cutie your granddaughter is and that smile...so sweet!
Love your fabric choices...
Happy Sewing!
All the Best,
Christine

Melody said...

Hi Jann! Love the finished quilt. Alas, I have no patience..LOL... those two rows would be great with borders and framed. The cutie in your post adorable.

D said...

That quilt is going to be beautiful.
I just love the pattern and colors of it.

retrorevival.biz said...

OMGosh, your granddaughter is so adorable! Love your quilt too ~ so colorful and happy!

~Cindy

Joanne said...

I can't wait to see your finished quilt! Your Grand daughter is abosolutely adorable!
Blessings, Joanne

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Your quilt rows are so cheery. I'm certain you will get caught up -- the next rainy day it will call to you. Your granddaughter is a real sweetie.

Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a lucky girl you are! Such gorgeous prizes! Your quilt is going to be beautiful. I have faith, I know you'll finish it. Thanks so much for linking with us at WIW. Can't wait till next week to see what else you're up to!
Hugs,
Patti

Kathy said...

Lucky, Lucky....I am feeling more luck for you. Cute blog, you have lots to keep you busy, wonderful treasures. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the Gratitude Giveaway and esp. for posting it on your blog. Thanks,
I love you model, I see a big future for her.
Good bye friend, Kathy

Katherines Corner said...

You are so talented. Your quilt is beautiful, your granddaughter is a cutie pie. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sending Happy Weekend Wishes! xo

JTwisdom said...

Your quilt looks really nice, I am starting to work on blocks for a quilt. Congratulations on your winnings.

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