|"I know I'm not going for a walk when it's raining!"|
I wanted to show you some of the fun Valentine projects that are around my house. I just love this rag quilt. Remember these? It was really fun to make, Layering the hearts then cutting them up and mixing them to make blocks. The border is flannel, with little quilting to keep the focus on the hearts.
|Heart Rag Quilt|
This project was my first experience making prairie points, when I just started quilting. So much fun! I remember not really wanting to put in the brighter red, because I didn't think it went well with the other reds, but the ladies at my LQS convinced me otherwise. I'm glad I took their advice because it would have looked pretty flat without it! I've found that many times the fabric that I think will stand out too much, really makes the quilt pop in the end! A quilting lessons learned!
|Prairie (I always spell prairie wrong! Thank goodness for spell check!) Point Heart Quilt|
Sewing the blanket stitch by hand, is why I enjoyed making this candle mat so much. This had been one of the few times I have worked with wool. Its not easy to find in my area of Florida. Go figure.
|Heart Candle Mat- Where can you find wool in Florida??|
|This guy is just fun!!|
By now I'm sure you've probably heard about the Scrap Basket Sensations Blog Tour. Be sure to check out Kim's book and some beautiful photos of the lovely quilts in it. You may even win a signed copy of the book! Kim was kind enough to have left the first comment I ever had, on a quilt that I entered in the Schnibbles Contest last summer. I was beside myself with happiness when I realized who had left a comment and put my quilt on her Flikr page!! Wow!!
Also, I have a few new followers that I haven't been able to email. I can't find email or blogs for some followers. Maybe these are friends who don't have blogs? I'm still learning about blogging so please bear with me as I learn! I just want to say thanks so much for your interest in my quilting journey! I'm happy to know you are following along and reading my blog. I always love to read your comments and hear about what you are working on too! Welcome! Have a happy Valentine's Day!