As I was pulling out my Valentine quilts for decorating around the house, I remembered a Valentine's quilt that I made my first grand son, Cameron. I looked at the label and it was 2004. It must have been his first Valentine's Day quilt.
I guess I have been stash busting for quite some time now, even though I didn't call it stash busting at the time. I was just using scraps from other baby quilts I had made him, the reds from a red and white quilt I had made, and some fabric that I had bought to make his mother a Valentine dress when she was about 5 years old, but I never did.
For years that fabric (the blue with the red hearts) sat on the shelf in my sewing room. I really didn't know what I was going to use it for, but I kept it anyway because I loved it. Little did I know that it would be perfect for making a baby boy's first Valentine quilt.
This week I hope to bust more of my stash. Pat Sloan is having on online virtual retreat this weekend called the OP. There's a button on my sidebar if you want to find out more. I think the "OP" means "orange pile". Judy Laquidara is hosting another Quiltathon. And my best friend, Terry, is turing 50this coming weekend. We're going on a big retreat, so I won't be home to do the Quiltathon or the Orange Pile Virtual Retreat, but I'll still be sewing either way.
If you would like to join in on the Virtual Retreat and/or the Quiltathon (it's too bad you can't all go with me on the retreat for Terry's birthday. Like she always says, "The more the merrier!"), all you have to do is click on the buttons on my sidebar and you will find the information that you need to know.
For those of you checking in to see if you won the Crazy Hearts pattern, my grand daughter, Alexis, was out of school today so she spent the night with me. We slept in