Sunday, January 31, 2010


Hello to everyone stopping by for a visit. Today's quilt photos have been taken in the evening which is not the best time of day to do it. Had to lay them out on the tile in the entry way with the big light on overhead. So you have a nice view of my tile too.

My first Valentine quilt finish to show you has heart blocks that are embroidered. Stina from Kviltstina designed the hearts and shared them with everyone. Visit her blog and follow the link on her side bar to the patterns. I decided to piece the little quilt, trace the designs onto the white squares, then add batting behind it before doing any of the embroidery. I embroidered the hearts right through the batting. It worked well as I then added the backing and did a quick job of machine quilting. I forgot to add French knots to the one heart design but I think it looks fine as it is. Thank you for sharing, Stina. Hope you like what I made.
Second, I selected the big polka dot fabric for the border on the Valentine redwork stitchery. It gives it a more fun look.
I used the Valentine fabric that looks like cards we gave when I was a child for the backing. It feels good to get two quilts done, though small ones. And now I officially have quilts for Valentine's Day.
There is a new blogger that is looking to make some online quilting friends. I came across her blog through another blog. Her name is Jackie and her blog is called 1836 Victorian Farmhouse. Pay her a visit and say hello. She will be posting more photos of quilts as she goes along and learns more about blogging.

Our weather has been so nice until yesterday afternoon. Well, it is still nicer than many parts of the country but cool for us. I wore a long sleeve denim shirt when we went out this afternoon and was comfortable but it cooled off before we got home. It is a bit chilly this evening. I can't complain because it was so nice last week. Lots of people out in shorts and flip flops. Many times in the winter, those people in shorts and tank tops are tourists. Those that live here think it is cool but those coming from the north think it is balmy.

I will finish up physical therapy this coming week. I am having less discomfort but I am certainly not back to full steam ahead mode yet.

Have a great day!