Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pink & Green ~ Springtime Favorites

Tuesday, March 15th

Third Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl

In honor of St. Patrick's Day
Kathleen is offering a $60 CSN gift card
for followers who leave a comment that day.
In addition, during the past week this thoughtful
lady has also given away three different sets of
gorgeous napkins, just in time for spring tables.

Pinks & Greens

Springtime Favorites

And I was one of the lucky winners.

Look at these beautiful pink and green Waverley towels

Don't they make beautiful napkins?

Pinks and greens were also the color choice for my first quilt project. When I retired in 1998, one of the first things on my "Retirement Bucket List" was to learn to quilt. I signed up to take a beginning class at a local quilt shop. Six weeks later, I had completed a quilt top pieced with pink and green fabrics that I'd had collected over several years.

Unfortunately the course didn't include lessons in the actual quilting of the top. Each individual could decide to hand quilt or machine quilt. If you read the "signature" above, you'll note that I did neither. After years of procrastinating, my sister-in-law graciously agreed to hand quilt it for me in 2006.

Can you see those perfect little stitches? Each one was lovingly stitched by my sister-in-law, Glenda. Thus I named this quilt, Heartfelt. It's a lap quilt perfect for curling up under on a cool spring evening.

The quilt above is named The Sister-In-Law Quilt.

Do you notice the same pink and green fabrics of Heartfelt? My frugal and talented sister-in-law took the unused fabric squares from my project and created her own special pink and green quilt. She pieced and hand quilted this one in the fall of 2007. Not only is she a talented quilter, she obviously isn't a procrastinator like me.

This is the back of Glenda's guilt. I so admire her creative spirit. Don't you just love the unique design? And take a look at that remarkable hand stitched pattern of the quilting.

Thanks for stopping by today for a little of my
Springtime Favorites
in Pink and Green.

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The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Sarah, your quilt is beautifully pieced. It is such a pretty pattern, and the fabrics are perfect for it. How wonderful of your sister-in-law to quilt it for you. I'm sure you must treasure it. Have a lovely weekend. Terri

  2. Happy Pink and Green Pink Saturday, Sarah.

    I saw that you were the lucky winner. Good for you. They are very pretty.

    Don't feel bad about procrastinating. I am in awe of the quilt you made. Anything involving needles runs when it sees me coming. I a pathetic.

  3. Hi Sarah! Congrats on winning the beautiful napkins from Kathleen! Lovin' your pretty quilt, how nice of your SIL to finish it for you! I was just thinking of you this morning as I was trying to make a pretty pie crust... I need tips please:@)

  4. I love a pink and green combo this time of year, even in clothing, it is so pretty. Congrats on winning the napkins, they are perfect. Have a great weekend.

  5. OH so beauitful are your quilts! I have a few "unfinished" quilts that are completely pieced that my mom and grandma made..someday I will have to finish the handstitching! How wonderful your sister in law was able and willing to finish yours! Beautiful spring colors Sarah!!

    Miss Bloomers

  6. Good morning dearest Sara!!

    What lovely colors to dream about spring, a season that apparently MINNESOTA forgets!!!! WE GOT SNOW LAST NIGHT..but you know what...that is just fine. Peaceful, calm, quiet.....things are so bad for our fellow dwellers of this beautiful but AWEsome planet that is going through major pains....thank you for coming and have a PERFECT DAY!!! Anita

  7. Hi Sarah! Yes, those Waverly towels do make fabulous pretty! And I love your wonderful quilts! I am from a family of mountian women who quilt, but it stopped with my mom. I need to pick it up again for my generation. And the Breton man you asked about is Keraluc. I found a pair of Quimper pitchers at TJ Maxx years ago, believe it or not! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  8. Dear Sarah:
    I'm speechless! Both of these quilts are incredibly beautiful...and your first effort is worthy of any seasoned quilter! Your sister-in-law's hand quilting is unbelievable. I thoroughly enjoyed stopping by to see your true works of art. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  9. I just absolutly adore your HEARTFELT quilt! It is breathtaking and beautiful.

  10. Sarah, both quilts are beautiful with the soft pinks and greens! You are certainly lucky to have a special sister-in-law. Happy Pink Saturday. Linda

  11. I am thrilled for you that your sister-in-law offered to HAND QUILT your quilt. I have hand quilted for over 50 years and learning to machine quilt is difficult. I feel like I’m committing a sin when I put my foot on the pressure foot. Both of these quilts are beautiful.

  12. Look at you Sarah...A PieceMaker...and a beautiful quilt top you pieced in two of my favorite colors and one of my favorite patterns. So nice of your very talented SIL to hand quilt it for you. It's perfect for this Pink and Green Pink Saturday! Well done!

  13. You are so lucky to have a quilter in the family! Your sister-in-law is one amazing and generous lady and I'm sure you will treasure this quilt... I myself tried my hand at quilting a while back and realized that it was alot harder than one would think! Happy Pink & Green Saturday and thank you for your continued support! :)

  14. Hi Sarah, I have always loved pink and green together and love your quilt. Those tiny stitches Glenda stitched are wonderful. My sister is a big time quilter and makes them for Relay for Life raffles. They have raised thousands of dollars that way. HPS xo Lynn

  15. Sarah, this is absolutely a delight quilt, love the colors & design.

    Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
    Have a wonderful weekend ~
    TTFN ~


  16. lovely pink and green! All ready for spring.

  17. Sarah, thanks so much for the shout out! Your pinks and greens are lovely! I am so happy you won!

  18. Sarah, when I saw on Kathleen's blog that you had won those towels, I thought they look just like something you'd love! They are so pretty. Congratulations! And congratulations on your quilt. I love the pink and green fabrics you used. Your creation is so pretty, and so is your sister-in-law's, and I love that you put the tag on the back with all of the pertinent information. Heartfelt is a perfect name for this masterpiece. Thank you for linking it to Favorite things. laurie

  19. Your quilt is a treasure, Sarah, even ore so because it was made wthb two sets of hands so it is double the love!

    Happy PS!

  20. Now I must ask.. from whom did you take the quilt classes? Your quilt is wonderful. I love how carefully you pieces all the corners together. and how wonderfully nice that it's hand quilted. You certainly have a treasure! It would look lovely as a table centerpiece. It warms my heart that you labeled your quilt!

  21. Sarah, your quilt is gorgeous. You did an amazing job.

    Thanks for sharing with Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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