Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine's Day is Coming Soon!

I love Valentine's Day - I am such a romantic! 

     Here's a little quilt I just made, and it's hanging on the wall in my sewing room.  It started out as the backing for another quilt, but when I finished it, I liked it so much that I decided to add a heart and make it the front of a little quilt.  
     I was a CPA in a former life, and I like to match things, and line up things by nature.  These little patches are made with a stripe and a one way print, and that made me put all the little dots under the circles going the same way, and alternate the stripes with each row.  What can I say?  These quirks make me happy.
The little button covered heart was an Ebay purchase, and the bear is a handmade bear I bought years ago.

The three napkins are new though.  We use cloth napkins and I like to make them for different seasons.  There will be 16 of these when I'm finished.  Easy to make, and I usually choose a fabric that looks good on the back too, because you can see both sides.  In this case, it's a woven fabric, and I can use them at Christmas time too.  Using cloth napkins is so much nicer than paper ones, and my guests always compliment me on them.

After sorting things in the sewing room yesterday, I came across this block which was a start on the "Just Takes 2" project last year.  After starting the project, I decided I didn't want to keep it up, and only did the first few blocks.  Now this block is the start of another little Valentine's Day doll quilt.  I'm sure Sophia Grace and Rosie are happier now that I'm working on doll quilts.  hee hee

Here's the "Just Takes 2" heart block on some red hearts small print background:  

I think it will be a square quilt, with a large border.   What are you making for Valentine's Day?  Check out Judy L.'s blog to see what is on everyone's design wall today.  (here)


  1. I giggled at your needing to line things up just so. I can so relate to that--and I take plenty of harassment from friends over it. : )
    I have been thinking about cloth napkins, but I can't think where in the world I would store them all, because I would want them for holidays, too, and we usually have at least a dozen people for Sunday dinners--sometimes more (like yesterday). I would have to get rid of a lot of fabric to have a place to store over a dozen napkins to go with each holiday. I'll have to ponder this.

  2. Love your little quilts. You have inspired me to do something for Valentine's Day....SMALL!!

  3. Cute little heart quilt... love the simplicity of it!

  4. You amaze me! All beautiful, and love the button-covered heart!


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