Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day and the Show Some Love Blog Hop

Today is my day of the Show Some Love Blog Hop. I have been working on several things and have been enjoying myself alot with the red and white.  I  haven't made a tutorial for you as these are not my ideas. These are all things I've run across over the internet the last few months that I like and wanted to share. 

I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to do hearts for Valentine's Day. This first thing I'm going to show you can be customized for any season or holiday.  If you have a special fabric you don't want to cut into or you need a quick and easy gift,  this is perfect for it. I saw this pattern first on Youtube. It was before Christmas, but I had so many other things going at the time that I didn't do anything with it. Like all of you,  I browse blogs, Youtube, websites, Pinterest and Facebook for all things quilting.  I saw this one again on a blog I follow and decided it was perfect for my Valentine project.  Like I said, it can be used for any holiday and any fabric.  I found some cute Valentine fabric and my Go Heart Die and made this cute tablerunner. 

Here's two links that show a tutorial for the little table runner.  Both are easy to follow, one might be better for you than the other but they are both good.  Sew We Quilt website has a step by step tutorial that was really good but  Utah State has this one and it is good too. Youtube also has some tutorials on it but I can't find the link right now.  I made the tabletunner using the basic directions but I added the Die cut Hearts  to it and sewed around them using various stitches on my machine.   Just add some flowers and candy and your table will be ready for your sweethearts to admire!  If you  leave me a comment below, you will be entered into a drawing for a kit to make one like this.  Just sew up, iron on the hearts, stitch around them and add the buttons.  Next year, you will be ready for Valentine's Day too. The drawing will close on Friday, Feb 17th and I will let you know the winner on Saturday morning.

I made two other things for Valentine's Day too. I love Valentine's Day because I like hearts, red fabric, chocolate and  I especially like those little heart candies with sayings on them....Be Mine, I Love You, Sunshine, True Love, Let's Kiss, etc....you remember those, right?    Valentine's Day is a special loving day and I always look forward to it.  Now I have some wallhangings to put up and decorate my house with for this special day.

I went on the Accuquilt website and downloaded this free pattern and made this sweet wallhanging.  You don't have to have an Accuquilt Go Cutter to get their patterns.  You just have to join the website,  but that's free too.  They have so many cute patterns and such great ideas.  Click here and it will take you to the Accuquilt website where you can get the pattern below...This pattern is called Heart of my Heart and I think it is so cute.

This last little wallhanging was inspired from another blog that I follow, A Sentimental Quilter.  I like Civil War fabric and history and I was reading her blog and thinking when can I get to this little quilt?  She has a monthly small quilt challenge and this month was a broken dishes quilt.  I wanted to make it but I was so involved with the red and white, I just didn't see how I could work it in. Then, she showed it in red and white!!!Woo hoo, that was all I needed. I'll make this one again in Civil War fabric but for now, here's my red and white Valentine quilt. 

 I used some of my left over red and white fabrics and one of my left over heart cut-outs to make this little jewel.  Here's a link to Kathleen Tracy's blog.  She is an author,quilt pattern designer and blogger and she has a Yahoo group that follows her too.  I love it when a plan comes together.  I still have some red and white fabric and I still want to make some more little projects and a red and white bag or two but this is all I could manage by my February 14th deadline.  I hope you have gotten a few ideas or at least enjoyed seeing what I have done for this special day.  Please remember to comment so you will be entered for the tablerunner and go over and see what Connie is doing today too.  She was the other person on the blog hop for today.  Here's a link to her blog so you can hop over there easier...have fun and happy hopping and I hope you have a special Valentine's  Day with your sweethearts. til next time....Linda


KaHolly said...

I love them all!! It makes me wish I'd taken the time to make one.

hueisei said...

Lovely table runner! I make a valentine coaster for my love one too...Happy Valentine to you.

Sharon Pernes said...


Ariane said...

Thanks for the inspiration!! Your table runner is beautiful!!!

Sally King said...

I have the pattern for the one wall hanging. Love yours.

paulette said...

WOW!! You HAVE been busy!! Love them all!! Happy Valentine's Day!

VickiT said...

Beautiful work you have been busy doing. I really love the last picture of the one you said you were also going to make in Civil War fabrics too. Great job on them all. Thank you for showing us and the links.

Margaret said...

These are really cute. I would love to own one. Thanks for the info and the give away.

Lisa Cox said...

Gorgeous table runner.
You're so generous.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice Linda...they are all great pieces...

Miss 376 said...

They all look very pretty.

B Larson said...

I love the tabel runner and the min-quilts. They are so cute. never enough time...........

Jan said...

Which one to do first? Decisions decisions.

Linda E in AZ said...

Thanks for all the great inspiration - love the hearts!

Joan said...

Very pretty! You have inspired me. Happy Valentine's Day!

Kathryn said...

Your heart table topper is just right for the day. Best wishes, Kathie L in Allentown

Nancy said...

Love these - I wish I would have made one too!

Cori Lewis said...

So much fun! thanks for sharing!

marilyn said...

Love red and white quilts too!

Barb said...

So adorable!! Love both of them!

Teri said...

Really love the table runner......and the wall hangings are darling......

Mimi said...

Each one is very sweet! Thanks for sharing... you have given me a few ideas!!

Kathy MacKie said...

So much quilty fun, thanks for the giveaway and inspiration.

Laura said...

Cute ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Oh thanks for all the great Valentines inspiration and for the chance to win the table runner :0).

Happy Valentines Day and Happy Sewing

Connie said...

Beautiful projects, thanks so much for sharing!

teachpany said...

These are all wonderful ideas! I can't wait to try the Broken Dishes, too! So pretty, and can be used for any holiday, as well. The little hearts you have next to it in the picture are cute, too. Happy Valentine's Day!

LJ said...

You really make me want an AccuCutter.

Lee said...

I love the table runner and quilt! both lovely. thanks! happy valentines day!

Csherwood said...

Cool. Wish I had your talents!

Mrs.Pickles said...

very lovely work

Lee Ann L. said...

They are all wonderful. :-)

JoyceLM said...

Beautiful Valentine's projects. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Cute and easy! I'd love to win a kit!

viridian said...

All cute, but I really like your last project.

Cecilia said...

Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

thegoose said...


Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love seeing what everyone is doing with there left over bits from their original project.

MoeWest said...

Those are great Valentine project ideas. Happy Valentines day!

Kearstie Grenier said...

Great red and white projects! I especially love the broken dishes quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the table runner.

nlcalendar said...

what lovely runners. thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's day
Marilyn S

Deb said...

All absolutely beautiful. I appreciate the chance to enter.

Sallie said...

I really like your red and white Valentine quilt. Thanks for sharing!

Marcia W. said...

This is a pretty project. I attempted cutting hearts out on my own so know that die cut would work much much better. Thanks for so sharing so many sweet projects and information.

Susan said...

Great projects! Happy Valentine's Day!

Janet said...

Really cute heart runner!

Jo said...

A kit! That would be wonderful ~ I have the hardest time with deciding how to cut things out! Thanks for the chance!

Crystal said...

Your projects are lovely! I am totally inspired. Thanks for sharing the giveaway too. I hope your day was happy!

Phyllis said...

I love the table runner! I didn't get any Valentine sewing done this year, but I enjoy looking at all the quilting projects.

Ellen said...

I love the Civil War red and white. I am planning a patriotic quilt for returning soldiers in red,white and blue. It will be fun use your ideas. Thanks for sharing!!

Needled Mom said...

Those are all such sweet quilts.

Gill said...

I love the runner - thank you!

Lesley said...

Love your heart quilts! I 'm also doing Kathleen's quilt in red and white. Yours is so sweet!

Nanbon44 said...

love all the items you made...

Charlene S said...

I love the table runner.

Sandy said...

Beautiful. I don't know where you find your time. I'm envious. :)

KOcanQuilt said...

Love all the red and white! And I am glad to meet you.

Susan said...

Love that table runner~!

Jackie said...

I love the table runner - may have to make one!! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Love the table runners. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

arlette said...

Love them, thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!!!

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