It's my day for the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop!
Before I get to the projects, I'd like to thank Jane of Jane's Fabrics and Quilts for being an awesome cheerleader and Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt! for organizing this hop. You two ROCK!!
You can see the entire Blog Hop Schedule HERE.
Here are my cohorts for the day; so grab a cup of coffee or beverage of choice and enjoy the eye candy.
(My close up pictures will not post correctly, but hopefully I can get that resolved quickly.) I've got them in now, so check them out at the end of the post. :-)
In the mean time, enjoy what's here.) By the way; read to the end of this post and see how you can win a couple of fat quarters.
Thursday February 14th
Everyone Deserves a Quilt (You are here!)
I was very excited to sign up for this hop and when Jane notified me that I had made the cut, I got right to work and had my first project done within the day.
If I was asked to use quilting terms to describe life in general, I would probably say things like, "Life is like a quilt and you never know what how beautiful all the little bits and pieces are until you put them together. Perhaps life is best described as a crazy quilt. All those little bits and pieces are really life's loose ends and when put together you never know what you're going to get, but you know they'll be something wonderful because they were pieced together with love."
I want my quilts to make people feel loved every moment of every day. From the moment they wake up to the moment they fall alseep, I want them to know how I feel about them.
Not only is there a love/heart quilt on this bed, a Valentine table runner makes a great bed runner.
A woven rug on the floor takes the chill out of any morning and reminds my family that I love them and want to keep them warm and safe! (This rug was based on a design by Jera (quiltingintherain.com) for Moda Bake Shop.)
A foundation pieced scrappy rug is just the thing to protect my family from the cold tiles of the bathroom floor.
OK, I admit it. This looks like a heart, but it also looks a bit like an alien, doesn't it? Maybe it's the right move to have this in the bathroom, considering how I look in the morning. :-)
Totay, at my house, when you walk out the door to start your day you'll be greeted with a woven heart, appliqued to a quilted background. This should serve as a reminder that I love you, hope your day is wonderful, and that I can't wait for your return. (The heart was made using the same technique as the two-color woven rug next to the bed above.)
It really is all about love and every quilt I make is made with love!
When you're in love, you really don't sweat the small stuff, so the pictures not posting correctly early this morning was not really a big deal. A good night's sleep and a cup (or two) of coffee and I figured out the problem.
All is good and here are the close-ups :-)
Here's the woven rug along side the bed. I really do like this in two-colors only!
And what we lovingly refer to as the Alien Heart Rug. :-)
Can you see the alien now? Here's he starting to reer his ugly head. Ok, it's really just the wind, but I like the alien story so I'm sticking to it.
This woven heart wall hanging reminds me of the 1970's and 80's. I'm sure it's the colors in the heart and all I need to do is add some grey and I'll be transported right back there. I guess I didn't mind those years because I didn't hate this when it was done. :-)
I like the quilting on the back too! (The sleeve is cut off in the picture, but you don't need to see that anyway, right?)
And finally the bed runner that is really a table runner, but I like it as bed runner today. The wind wouldn't cooperate so I decided that the message here is that my heart is all aflutter and this just proves it!
Now for the giveaway. Leave a comment and tell me which of these projects you like best. Be a follower (new or continuing), and letting me know will earn you another chance. I have three fat quarters to give away.
Of course that picture won't load right now, but I'll get it on here soon. I can tell you that the fabrics would have been perfect to use for any of these projects. They are pink, red, white, cream, hearts..... I took a new picture and added a third fat quarter. YEAH!! If the winner saw this post earlier, won't they be surprised when they receive three fat quarters? I love happy endings!
Oopps! Forgot to say that I'll pick a winner of Tuesday, Feb. 19th.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!