Monday, February 17, 2020

Design Wall Monday - February 17, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day.  I have my Valentine Postage Stamp quilt out this month to celebrate.  I blogged about it several times and most of the info is in a previous post (Here)  These two pictures are from that post, but the quilt is in the same place over the railing again this year because it still does not have a hanging sleeve.  It is now bound, but wasn’t last year.




Here's another heart quilt with toile that I made a few years ago:


 It's displayed on the back of the living room couch:


I’ve seen so many beautiful Valentine’s Day quilts on the internet that I may have to make a few more.  Right after I get these UFOs under control.

This week’s progress on UFOs has been good.  For the Bonnie Hunter Talkin Turkey quilt, I have all the outside Hsts made, and am now sewing them into four strips for the four sides.  I should finish this quilt top this week.

The binding is on two sides of the civil war sampler quilt now.  I hit a little snag this week when I tried to snip off a stray thread on the binding and accidentally snipped into the binding!! Ugh.  First I tried to roll the binding over a little extra to fold in the snipped part, but realized that was not a good fix.  So I took off about 12 inches of the binding around where the snip was, and replaced it.  Sometimes I don’t want to tell you about these goof ups, but they are all part of quilting.  I do like to pretend I have it all together.  But you know the truth. 

I really enjoyed seeing all of your pictures last week, and I read all of the blog posts.  I’m looking forward to seeing progress when I see your posts this week.  Please remember to include a link back to this blog post somewhere within your blog post.  Thank you.




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14 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your valentine postage stamp quilt is so beautiful! You can make more valentine quilts if you like, but you'll never have one prettier than the postage stamp quilt. Happy Stitching!

Kate said...

That postage stamp quilt is just amazing. The perfect Valentines day decoration. Sorry about the quilting misstep, at least it was one you could recover from.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Your Be My Valentine Quilt is a stunner! Its perfect!!! Good luck on those UFOs!!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Oh Judy, what beautiful work on display! I'm a big fan of toile...my bedroom curtains are red toile.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love the Valentine quilt it is so neat

AnnieO said...

Darling postage stamp quilt---that is a lot of stitching time! I have only a couple of tablerunners/wallhangings with a valentine theme. Hope your repair job goes quick on the binding. I was over enthusiastic with my rotary cutter this week snipped exactly into the 1/4" line I needed to sew along--twice!

Marti said...

Your Valentine postage stamp quilt is fantastic! Toile is perfect for it too.

Frédérique said...

That's a lot of small squares ;) Lovely quilt

Nann said...

Your red and white quilts are lovely, Judy.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

What a beautiful quilt! I'm such a fan of red/white quilts :)

Yvonne said...

Valentine Day is not a big thing in the Netherlands but I sure love yours! I might need to make me a Valentine quilt some day…..

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

What a labour of love, in more ways than one. Beautiful.

Rebecca Grace said...

I think it's important to share about those awful mistakes and accidents, especially when you share how you fix them! When I was a new quilter, that was the most frustrating thing for me. None of my How to Quilt books talked about what to do when something goes wrong. If I'd accidentally snipped into binding back then, I'd probably have tried to glue the cut fabric back together again with Fray Check or something!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Oh both Valentine's quilts are so special and very very "Valentines"! Absolutely love the toile!