Happy Valentine’s Day! This quilt is an old favorite. I think I made it about 10 years ago, but I still love getting it out every year. It’s also a good reminder for me that red and white quilts never get old. The pattern was from the Buggy Barn – I don’t think it’s still in print. But you could make something similar with all of the heart patterns available out there.
And here’s one more fun way to celebrate today. If you’ve been following along with Pat Sloan and Quilt Jane’s Splendid Sampler for the past year, than you know that they just reached the 100th quilt block pattern! Woohoo! Which means: time for some serious giveaways! Be sure to check out the Splendid Sampler blog for your chance to enter + all the details and links to other blogs joining in.
I got behind on my blocks, but seeing so many beautiful finishes has me motivated to keep making more. Slowly but surely. They’re so fun to make – and such a great way to play with new, scrappy fabric and color combinations. You can read more about the block I contributed here. And if you’re just getting started, here’s all the info.
To join in the celebration, I’m giving away a copy of my book, Fabulously Fast Quilts, and all 5 of my patterns! Just leave a comment saying Hi (or anything else) and you’ll be entered. (To leave a comment click on the little word bubble with a number in it at the top right of the post.) Giveaway ends 2/26/17 at midnight MST.
As proof that I’m getting older, I was having a classic senior moment last night and I’m not sure which reality is more disturbing: that I bought the Valentine’s candy (for the kids to take to school) ahead of time and then hid it so well from the kids that now I can’t find it OR that I just thought I bought the candy when in fact I did not. Oh dear. (Insert eye roll here.) Well, either way, my nice husband made a trip to WalMart at 9:45 at night to get the needed candy.
Finally, sending a bit of love your way. Don’t forget to be gentle with yourself and those around you. Heaven knows we can use as much gentle and kind as possible these days. xo
Finally picked a prize winner for the Splendid Celebration. Thanks to all who entered and for your kind comments. xo
WINNER: KRISTEN February 14, 2017 at 7:03 pm
I love your blog. After reading for years, I finally got starting quilting myself! I’d love the fast ones because maybe fast is somewhat synonymous with easy?
Thanks for the chance. Also, thank you for the series for the beginner and making this art form attainable for newbies!