Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

My wonderful husband took me to TWO different quilt shops yesterday, one of which was almost 2 hours away! He's so good to me and I sure do love him! None of our local quilt shops have any Civil War fabrics, but I was able to get some at the out-of-state shop, so now I have what I need for the Charm swap I signed up for (plus, of course, a little extra for myself!)

The quilt shop had these wonderful little Gingher scissors for only $5 a pair or 3 for $10, so of course, I grabbed three of them! They're great for traveling because of the lack of points, but they're very sharp (as I have the scar to prove!). I also use a pair clipped to my shirt with a little zipcord-thing (retractable leash, I think it's called) to use when I'm sewing on my longarm. I was afraid that if I used pointy scissors, I might bend over and stab myself, so these are a perfect alternative. AND, these are just great for children (again, no points), so I'm going to give Lily her very own pair when she comes to sew next week.

Since I knew I would be traveling in the car for a while yesterday , I came prepared with projects to work on. I finally completely finished this wall hanging! One more project to cross off my list! The instructions suggest you frame it, so now I need to find a 14-inch square frame and then I can hang it.

After weeks of deliberating, I finally came up with a design to use for my February wall hanging--just in time for Valentines Day! I finished it, took down my snowman (January wall hanging) and hung it up in my quilt studio. I think it turned out very nice!

I found this embroidery piece online and fell in love with it and knew immediately that it would be part of my March wall hanging. I enlarged it a bit and I also decided to use applique for the clover leaves. As I was working on it last night, I thought, "it needs a FOUR-leaf clover!" So I added an extra leaf to the top one, just for good luck!

Today was another day spent at quilt shops! I've been looking for fabric for the borders and backing for my mom's Egg Money quilt and also for my Martinsville rose quilt. I think I've got everything I need, so tomorrow I will be staying home and sewing!

Linking to Applique Thursday
and Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday which is being hosted today by Sewing by Moonlight
and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?
and Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party 

13 comments:

  1. Your heart is beautiful you would have won most creative without a doubt

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  2. The heart quilt is beautiful! I really like the clover leaf piece you've got in the works too. Fun stuff!

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  3. I love your February and March wall hangings! So cute! Did you just make the patterns up or did you find them somewhere? They are really cute.

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  4. Your wall hangings are beautiful :)

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  5. What a beautiful valentine! Just darling. I like the other two also. Thanks for linking to Applique Thursday. I hope you link often so we can all enjoy your eye candy. Where did you find the March design? It's so nicely combines applique and embroidery.

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  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful shopping day! Your hearts and clovers are wonderful!

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  7. I love the little quilt wall hangings. I think I need to buy a table stand like that and make a bunch of little quilts for it.

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  8. I love that you have a wall hanging for each month! Great idea!

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  9. Love the February mini! It's just beautiful!

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  10. Your minis are all so wonderful! How fun that your husband took you on a day-trip to visit far-away quilt shops. :D

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  11. Oh how delightful your minis have turned out! I love the idea of bring the project along with you, how fun!

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