Hello Friends, you know how excited I was when my first feature in McCall’s Quilting happened! I thought I had arrived when I saw with my own eyes Spiral Squared in the magazine spread.
I am so excited I have another feature in McCall’s Quilting this year… meet Making Valentines.
Making Valentines consists of easily constructed heart blocks, colored differently by different fabrics. When I make Valentines with Miss Baby, I tend to make variations of the same style after making 5 of the same Valentines. It just makes making Valentine that much more fun.
Thus, the differently colored heart blocks in Making Valentines.
I used Lynette Anderson’s Hearts and Flowers fabrics (released by RJR Fabrics) for a slightly different take on the usual Valentine’s Day colors — slightly muted and darker red paired with beige, gray and taupe. I used white to offset the gray to give the overall design a Scandinavian feel. Limited number of kits are available here.
The simplicity of the 9-patch sashing blocks add whimsical touches to the quilt. Notice my blocks aren’t wonky — that’s because I have a little trick when piecing small squares. Click here for my little trick to chase away the wonkiness.
I quilted allover Jester’s Hat on the quilt – using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting. You can read about my Jester’s Hat motif here, here, and here.
I hope you have liked seeing (and even making) Making Valentines.
Now about the Giveaway… McCall’s is having a giveaway of my Recreating Antique Quilts book on their blog. Read about my book here. Click here for more information on the giveaway, and what others thought of Making Valentines. My heart had gone afluttering reading about some of the sweet comments on my quilt. Hurry to enter the giveaway – the deadline is Feb 14th.
And a big(!) thank you to McCall’s Quilting for sending me 2 magazine copies to give away to Ivory Spring readers. Just leave a comment and tell me what you think of my Making Valentines quilt to enter the giveaway. Winner will be announced on February 20th.
Thank you for stopping – and I do hope you have a sweet Valentine’s Day weekend!
My 2015 Line-up
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner
Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining
McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines
Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags
Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point
January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)
January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)
February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)
February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)