Sunday, January 25, 2009


Belinda at Brown Dirt Cottage asked her blog readers if they were thinking about Valentiney things yet. Well, of course I have!!

I love Valentine's Day. It's this fun little day in the middle of a cold dreary winter. For me, Valentine's Day isn't just about me and my husband. It's also about celebrating the love for my family, friends, and everyone else around me.

Ever since Kim from Kim's Big Quilting Adventure posted about a Valentine quilt class she was teaching, I've been in the mood for making another Valentine quilt. Kim's class is an original design, so if you want the pattern, she's selling them. Make sure you save one for me, Kim!

Here's a Valentine quilt I made a few years ago. I made one for my grand daughter for her first Valentine's Day and I liked it so much I made one for me!

I had left over blocks, so I made a tablerunner, too!

I've been on a mission to find Valentine themed quilts and thought I would share with you what I have found so far. First is an original design by Nanette at Freda's Hive.

Kim at Bitty Bits and Pieces has a tutorial on how to make an adorable Valentine pillow. While you're visiting her blog, check out her nice give away she's hosting. Here's what you need to do: go to her blog, sign up for her giveaway, tell her I sent you, then go to your blog and post about it, too. I'll get my name in the drawing 5 times for posting it on my blog, 5 more times if you tell her I sent you. The same goes for you if you post about it on your blog, and your readers tell her you sent them. She's spreading the love for sure!

McCalls Quilting has a cute pieced Valentine Heart pattern you can find here. McCalls Quilt Quilts has one here .

Marcia Hohn at the Quilter's Cache has an adorable Valentine quilt pattern here.

Morgan Moore at One More Moore not only has a ruffly Valentine apron tutorial, but she also has a tutorial on how to make a Valentine tree.

If you see any Valentine themed quilting ideas, let me know!

I've been planning on spreading the love, too, with a giveaway of my own. Check back in the next few days and I'll give you the details.



  1. Love your valentine quilts, and thanks for the links to the other valentiney projects!

  2. Very sweet--you've inspired me. Love the pink and red...reminds me of candy hearts. Pretty!

  3. well, hi amanda....I love your new blog header...cute 'ready' for spring type quilt.....girl, you really are just feeling the love over here...Cutest lil heart quilt I ever did see!!!

  4. Love your "hearty" quilted pieces! Thanks for sharing. I already entered Kim's giveaway and posted it on my blog yesterday...NICE giveaway from her. I'll be on the lookout for your giveaway soon, too!

  5. I love your heart quilts! Thanks for all the great links :)

  6. Congratulations on the weight loss -- you're doing great! I love your heart quilt and runner -- so cheery. Thanks for all the Valentine links!

  7. Aw thanks Amanda. You are always so supportive. It makes me smile to come to your blog. Love the hearts. There is something about red and white and a heart shape - it is lovely.

  8. Hey! I was just thinking about you today--what are you up to? I thought I'd stop by for a visit! I've been working on quilting my own Valentine quilt today and decided to take a little break and go visiting. I love the link to the Valentine pocket pillow tutorial--now if I can just find time to make it! LOL!

  9. Thanks for all the links! Your little quilt and tablerunner are so cute! :-)


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