Friday, August 7, 2009

grandmother garden flower & barn wood frames

while all of my visitors have been here, my sewing machine has been neglected.
BUT...
i brought out my hand work.
and again the obsession over the grandmother flower has been re-sparked.

how did i let so much time go by?

i've only fully completed this one but i love it.

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and for now it will be displayed in this lovely hand made barn wood frame that my friend and i have started to make.

we'll see how much barn wood we can muster up to keep making these bad boys.
but man oh man...i'm.in.lust.
have a great weekend.
i'll see you soon.

36 comments:

Sherri said...

Love your grandmother's flower garden block...they are so much fun...and so addicting!

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

OOOOO, you are just tooo good! I love that! I do not think I could ever make enough of those for a full quilt...But, I sure could make one to frame...:) So excited!!!!

Zarina said...

I too love hand piecing that particular pattern. I posted in my blog that I will start a new quilt (have to start soon) as my contribution to SewMamaSew! a month of hand sewing.

Marrissa said...

Oh my gosh it looks GREAT!! I think I might try making one of those...wish me luck haha!
I love the colours you've chosen too! Enjoy having your family with you :)
***Blessed Be***

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Love it heaps and heaps

Andi said...

You've actually got me considering doing some hand piecing. (not at all my style)
What a lovely little flower you've made.
(And a fabulous frame too. Well done).
Andi :-)

Jackie said...

I love GFG's! The hexies are just so addictive!

jaybird said...

i'm gonna go broke b/c of you... you know i soo need one of those frames..
one day i want a house with a wrap around porch and one room with wood floors that were painted white and are now all worn... maybe by the beach.. so i can smell the water.. one day!

We are the Zitzmans said...

I need to get a good lesson in hand sewing. I pretty much bs my way through it. Right now doing that with little man home made ties (a project taking me months).

PS love the frames...now all I need is a barn to raid!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

The frames are cute, but I have to say that $46.00 for a frame that only holds a 4x4 photo is waaaay more than most of us will pay.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Kelly O. said...

I love how that looks, especially with the bear coordinating with it!
You've got an eye for style V!

I went to your Etsy page and wondered how big the frame is?
I understood that the picture opening is 4"x4" but how big is the frame overall?
thanks
Kel

MegJill said...

Your blog is one of the happiest and most colorful I've ever seen! You just got me hooked on the grandmothers flowers. Thnk I'll have to start one (if I can figure out how). And your barn wood frames are beautiful! Gotta go find me an old barn...

Sarah said...

I heart your old barn wood frames!

kwiltmakr said...

I like your flower garden block and the teddy bear.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Man if that opening is only 4 inches that garden flower is super tiny! i love it though! That is one of my favorite patterns. I can waste away alot of tv time doing those little babies! Super cute! Jenn

Cindy said...

I love that! I have a couple squares of my grandmothers...what a great idea.

Barbara said...

Wish you were closer.....I have a ton of 100 year old barn wood that I would share. Great frame but awesome block.

dotti white said...

Love the frame and the grandmother's flower garden! Hope you are still having fun with family! Have an awesome weekend!

rachel griffith said...

adorable.
:)

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

How lovely. I love how it looks in the frame.

♥Ana

Blue is Bleu said...

Your hand work is beautiful!! Looks gorgeous in the frame :)

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, I love that pretty red center!

Kimberly said...

Great display piece for your pinup! Sometimes *lust* is a good thing!!

Jill said...

Ohhhhhh, fabulous. love it!

Anonymous said...

I am in love! The frame...the flower...the bear...all of it! I am in love!

Nicole

Elise said...

Its all fabulous!!
Elise

Beverly said...

I love that frame! I'm going to save my pennies and get one. I want it to go in my living room. In the meantime, I'll be making the flower for it! Love your ideas - ALWAYS!

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

Pretty! I LoVe GFG's...just not sure if I'm wired with enough patience to make a whole quilt - just like drooling over everybody elses. So, the one square in a frame sounds PERFECT! :)

Vickie E said...

cool idea!

Shealynn Benner said...

Oh! I love that!!! I am not patient enough, so I will watch you make them, and comment on how lovely it is. ;)

happy zombie said...

First you make me want to paint (and with sparkle paint no less), then you make me want to get cows instead of goats. AND NOW you make me want to hunt for an old barn. Good thing I live I in the country. Bad thing... I wonder how receptive some of my neighbors will be to this.

Me: Knock, knock.
Neighbor: Who is it.
M: It's me, your neighbor that you don't know.
N: What can I do you for? (in my mind this is how my neighbors talk)
M: Umm, can I have a little bit of your barn? It's for something REALLY CUTE. I promise.

Mimi Sue said...

Very very cute. Love the fabrics you choose. The frame is gorgeous. You've got the knack! I have a neighbor who has plans to take an old barn down. Would you be interested? She's all into cute so she'd get it. It's kind of a big trip to Kaysville though. Mimi

jaybird said...

and in honor of you i broke out my hexagons yesterday...

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely love it

Ashli said...

ya know Vanessa, my old "small town" has this really neat RED barn that is falling down and they can't do a thing about it due to EPA stuff. They let me grab a bit off of it once, and, awww, I can just see these frames made out of it. Go visit Sandy...she'll know which one I'm talkin about!

V and Co. said...

wow! thanks ashli! love old barns especially to make country signs and to make frames out of em! ;)

the frame in the picture is 13 by 13 on the frame and 4 by 4 in the picture area.

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