Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February Means Hearts

It's February already,
It's a month filled with heart felt thoughts.

I keep this wool heart in my sewing room

It reminds me of the gift of friendship,
and the importance of keeping  those friendships
 close to my heart.
 I love the wool pennies.

February also is a month for chocolates.

 What's not to love about that.

A couple of years ago, I noticed I had
a wonderful collection of  milk chocolate browns
and strawberry pink fabrics.
  Many of these were from a group of 
prints designed by Buggy Barn.

Strawberries and Chocolate Quilt.

It was a perfect Stashbuster's project when
I was teaching that class at my local quilt shop.

The pattern is one of Carrie Nelson's delightful designs
called "Quiet Times".

The blocks are made up of 2 half square triangles
 and 2 quarter square triangles.

It was fun to take a simple block
and create a wonderful secondary pattern based on the placement.

One of the wonderful machine quilters in my area,
Kathy H. did a great job with an overall swirl.
I like how it shows up on the back.

More fun designs on the borders.

All this mention of Strawberries and Chocolate has
me craving something sweet.
I'd better go see if there's anything left in my secret chocolate stash!
Hope so.

Until Next Time-


  1. I love your heart projects. The pillow is so cute and the quilt is really so lovely. The quilting is great. Remember when we made our wool and button hearts with embroidered initials? I have mine up in my sewing room.

  2. I love that little wool pillow....sweet! And who doesn't love a brown and pink quilt!?! This one's gorgeous! It's going on my list! :o)

  3. Another pattern that is on my list! Looks so pretty in pinks and browns. Love that polka dot heart. I have my mom's heart cutout for cookies, just hanging from a cabinet door hinge.

  4. those chocolates look delicious! I love pink and brown together and the quilting is so great -
    fun post!

  5. I love your Strawberries and Chocolate quilt! I love these colors together anyway but this pattern looks great in these fabrics.

  6. Yum, I hope you found a bit of chocolate.
    I (heart) your pink and brown quilt, and the wool piece.

  7. What a fun post to welcome February!!