Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Twelve Days of Hearts, Flowers and Friendship: Day 12

Welcome to our tribute to Valentine's Day quilts ! With its emphasis on love, kindness and caring for others, Valentine's Day is one of our favorite celebrations. We're calling it "Twelve Days of Hearts, Flowers, and Friendship."  Let's wrap it up with Day 12, and a wish for a Happy Valentine's Day:

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Log Cabin Heart by Mary Syer and Susan Stachelczyx 


This log cabin heart was a collaboration. Susan stachelczyx made the quilt top and Mary quilted and finished the wall hanging. We spotted it on auction at the 2014 Tucson (Arizona) Quiters Guild show. The crinkly pattern on the red fabric makes it look like a heart wrapped in cellophane.

If you click on the above photo to magnify it, you will see that eight off-center log cabin blocks and two plain squares of red fabric were used, along with two cream squares in the lower corners. 

We discovered a wonderful FREE PATTERN for a log cabin heart quilt by TK Harrison. This one uses 12 log cabin blocks and has a row of pieced hearts on the top and bottom border.

Baby Girl Loves Poetry, 34 x 42", designed by TK Harrison; click for the free pattern at BOMquilts 


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY !

Image credits:  The Baby Girl Loves Poetry quilt is by TK Harrison.  The photo of the Log Cabin Heart was taken by Quilt Inspiration.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Twelve Days of Hearts, Flowers and Friendship: Day 11

Welcome to our tribute to Valentine's Day quilts ! With its emphasis on love, kindness and caring for others, Valentine's Day is one of our favorite celebrations. We're calling it "Twelve Days of Hearts, Flowers, and Friendship."  Let's continue with Day 11:

The Beat Goes On by Stephanie McCormick , quilted by Pat Roche


Stephanie explains, "I used Ricky Tims' wonderful hand-dyed fabrics to piece and machine applique this quilt found in the 2011 issue of the Quilt Life Magazine."(The highlighted links in this paragraph will take you directly to the purchase information for this pattern. Just hover your computer mouse over the words, then left-hand click on them).

Close-up, The Beat Goes On


The Beat Goes On was quilted by Pat Roche on a track-mounted machine. We like this contemporary quilting scheme, with the emphasis on curves and circles which mirrors the rounded shape of the valentine hearts. These vibrantly colored fabrics reflect the fact that a Valentine's party is a time for cheer and for celebrating one of the most fun holidays of the year. 

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2015 Quilt Arizona ! show in Mesa, Arizona.
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