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I hope everyone had a nice Easter. Thank you all for your nice Easter wishes to me and my family and for your congratulatory wishes for Natalie's engagement.

Whew, did the weekend go as fast for you as it did for me? Whooosh. And it is over. I did get a few things accomplished. And so I thought I'd show you what I've been working on.
A sign in the form of a quilt. This was fun to plan and make. I still need to machine quilt it and bind it but it is all prepped and ready to go. More about that when it is finished. And some dishcloths. That waffle cotton I showed you on Friday turned into these. Details later.

It is spring break this week for my school aged kids and I'll be headed south later in the week so you'll hear mostly just buzzing at the hive.

-nanette
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Stephanie said...

Cute little Freda's Hive quilt. I'm working on a project right now using the new Sweet line. Such pretty colors.

madrekarin said...

How sweet is your new Freda's Hive sign? And the dishcloths are beautiful! The binding is very cute.
You really do such lovely work.

rachel griffith said...

awww.
SUPER cute.

Sandi said...

Neat little Freda's Hive quilt. Hmmm, will be waiting for the "more about it when it is finished". Love the dishcloths. I'll have to look for some waffle cotton as that would be great to make some to match my kitchen colors. Enjoy the spring break with your kids!!

Kaaren said...

Can't wait to hear "the rest of the story". You've got my attention, Nanette. Love the waffle cotton. I think it would make neat backing for a baby quilt.

Enjoy the Spring break with your kiddies.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Cute cute Freda's have quilt - so of course I'm also wondering what the rest is as well as those adorable dishcloths - how cute are those. Congrats on the upcoming wedding - that's awesome. Enjoy your spring break - doesn't seem that long ago it was Christmas break - wow time is flying.

Hugs - Karen

Sherri said...

Cute Freda's Hive sign...and the dishcloths are so cute as well! Maybe that's what I'll do with my waffle fabric!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Very cute sign quilt! happy Monday :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Look at you, not only did you have Easter but you also got some time to sew. Love your Freda's Hanging and the waffle dishcloths are wonderful. Is waffle cloth absorbent and where does one find it?

Thimbleanna said...

Cute quilt -- and those dishcloths are wonderful -- I love that waffleweave fabric!

belinda said...

I just love waffle fabric AND seersucker...was it hard to sew on...I had a few moments with some seersucker one time and my stitching wasn't to my satisfaction...???
Your little 'quilty' sign is going to be great!!!

w&v said...

V. here...
Your quilt/sign is so appropriate! I love the little hive. I have a child's tea set with little bee hives on it that I got in the early 90's . I haven't dug it out since we moved(3 yrs ago!). Oooh!! I just blew the sign picture up and see all the cute bees on the border!!I like beehives. And your dishcloths are way too cute. I love them. Does Natalie get them? Have a fun time down South. V.

Carrie P. said...

Have a great week.
I just bought some plain towels made from that fabric. I love the binding on them. Where did you get the fabric?

Lynn said...

Love the sign - very cute. I've done some dishcloths. Learned after the first few that I had to prewash the waffleweave. After that they were fun to make!

Joy said...

The sign is fabulous, very bright and cheery!! With all the rain we got over the Easter weekend I managed to get quite a bit of stitching done too!! You're right though, it's all over waaaay too soon ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Candace said...

Have a great week, Nanette! Will we see your Freda's Hive quilt on your blog header?? Love the waffle cloths - who says dishcloths can't be cute and fun!
Cheers!

Jenny said...

Nanette, I have been thinking about doing a sign for our shop! How did you do the letters?
Very Cute and love the towels.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your dishtowels. So cute and great Freda's Hive quilt.

Lori Holt said...

Hi nanette-
Okay again we are same-same! I just made some of those dishcloths
(only I did towels) a couple of weeks ago.I found a 6-pac of white towels with a nice weave at Ross. They were marked at $4.00.
I bought them and stitched fabric around the edges just like yours.
I took a pic but havn't posted it yet on my blog.
I love the fabric on yours. I also love your quilt sign, and the
"cliffhanger" ending in your post:)
Lori

Living on the Spit said...

Have such a great time with all the kiddos...you deserve some special time.

Those dish cloths are DIVINE!!! Where did you get the waffle cloth?

Muddling Through said...

What a great use for that waffle cloth. Those will be perfect in the kitchen!

randi---i have to say said...

I love the dishcloths! They look so simple and colorful!

Joyce said...

Those are so cute! Glad you get to have a Spring Break! I am taking another one myself! I sure enjoy your blog! Thanks for the comments!

Julia said...

Cute Freda's Hive sign...and I love the cute dishcloths ..
Where did you find the time!
Julia ♥

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cute Freda's Hive quilt Nanette, and the dishcloths and placemats are great. I have waffle cloth in red. So many things I see and need to do. Thank you for sharing and have fun.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Catherine said...

What a great little quilt!! Your dishcloths are fabulous. I remember us having something like that at the cottage in the summers when I was a child.

pratima said...

Such a cute quilt!!! Those dish towels are so simple and sweet. Love the fun fabrics for bindings.

Momoo said...

Looking forward to seeing your sign completed. Is it for your Etsy store? Love the homespun look of your towels. Enjoy spring break with your kids :)

Eileen said...

What a fabulous sign! I bet you are going to set it up at your shows. :-) I'm just wondering how you got those letters?? Those are neato!

And yes.. I hear you about the weekend. But that also goes for the whole week as well!

Nan said...

I love that quilt! It's just too cute! The dishcloths are wonderful, too - they're too pretty to use, I think.
I'm glad you and your family had such a wonderful Easter.
Enjoy the week!!

Quilt Monkey said...

Isn't it funny how you can take such a plain item and make it something truly special with just a simple thing like a binding? I absolutely love these dish cloths!!!

Mary's Cottage Quilts said...

Hey Nanette! I'll finally get to meet you tomorrow at the Utah Valley Quilt Guild Market tomorrow! I am excited to be included in this event. See you there!
Mary

Kathleen W. said...

So pretty! I especially love the dishtowels, which look easy enough for me to make.

Kathie said...

Oh I just love these dishclothes, what a great idea
I hope I can find some waffle cloth around here.
great gift idea too.
cute little quilt, will you be using this at a future booth perhaps????

upstateLisa said...

I love your Freda's Hive Quilt!!!! How did you do the lettering!?

lifeinredshoes said...

Dishcloth tutorial?:)