Ten years ago today there was a huge snowstorm here in Podunk. Why is that so memorable for me? Because my co-worker(now Mr. Podunk) gave me a single red rose after swooping in and saving me from being stuck in the snow. It's a long and boring story so I'll spare you the details and say the last 10 years have flown by because he's my best friend.
While we're on the topic of love I thought it would be a good time to share my so called love or valentines quilt projects. The first one is one made for my mom. The quilt block was block 2 of the Erin Russeks "My Tweets" free BOM. The blocks are no longer free but can be purchased here. The border was designed by me but the idea came from one of Erin's quilts called Miss Belle.
Below is "Summer Romance". Designed and quilted by me. It was supposed to be an entry in the first Missouri Star Quilts Iron Quilter challenge but due to biting off more than I could chew I missed the deadline.
The hand appliqued center took forever and then the quilting took even longer.
As most of you know I love to work out of my comfort zone. It's the only way to expand ones knowledge. The quilt below designed by me is called "Amour De Cerise". One of the challenges in this quilt was to use valentine themed fabric. Those of you that follow me on a regular basis know themed fabric is yukky in my book.
This was also a low volume background challenge. I love how it turned out, even with the themed fabric. It took one charm pack for the nine patches and fat quarter for the appliqued petals.
With the leftover scraps I made this small table topper. You can find the free pattern here.
Another mini quilt made from the same scraps. Not one piece of the charm pack was wasted.
"First Kiss" is one of my favorite designs. It's also a free tutorial in the tutorials tab at the top of my blog. Now let me say this, you will need some quilty knowledge to make a quilt from my instructions. When making the tutorial I was caring for my mom at the same time. So the pattern is basic information. I've also put the tutorial in pdf form.
"Hello Spring" below really isn't a Valentine quilt but since it has a red heart in the design it could be. This is another free pattern in the tutorials tab at the top of my blog.
And the last quilt that could be considered a Valentine or Love quilt. Made for a dear friend using her late husbands shirts. She made the border blocks, I designed the rest, then quilted it for her.
I'm linking up at QuiltFabrications for a special Valentine Linky Parade. Hop on over to be inspired and share a little little quilty LOVE.
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~ Lea Anne ~