Monday, January 19, 2009

Hearts all Around

I remember thinking (and blogging) that I didn't have any Valentine's quilts...but while rearranging some of my quilts the other day I discovered that I do actually have a few "heart" quilts that can definitely count as Valentine's quilts. This is an early quilt of mine...probably mid-1990's (why didn't I keep a quilt journal)? My grandmother taught me to needle-turn applique' these hearts, and she showed me the strip-piecing method for making 9-patch blocks. I put it all together and hand-quilted it.
Another of my heart quilts is also a mid-90's quilt. I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle hand quilting this one, so my Grandmother graciously agreed to quilt it for me. I really treasure this quilt and one other that I made and Grandma quilted because they are my only two "multi-generational" quilts!
I made a Buggy Barn heart quilt about a year ago...I guess it counts as a Valentine's quilt as well!

And, I've been doing a little bit of stitching this week...I love Gail Pan's new free Block-of-the-Month quilt...I'm using my "Peace on Earth" stash in putting this one together!


Since today is a holiday...I plan on treating myself to a sewing day...I've already decided that other than a few loads of laundry and an easy dinner...I'm doing nothing but sewing!



10 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Great work Sherri. Of course I love the first one in red and white. Red and white makes such a statement for me. And I love the simplicity of it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love buggy barns! And you are so blessed to have been able to collaborate with your Grandmother on quilts. I was not able to do that with my Grandmother, but if I ever have grandchildren, I will strive to quilt with them.

Stina said...

Definetly Valentine quilts... :o)
My favourite is the Buggy Barn quilt.. I have used the same fabrics in another quilt... :o)

maria said...

That sounds like a great way to spend your day. I think I'll have to treat myself to one of those soon!

Christine said...

Gail's BOM will be lovely with your 'Peace on Earth' fabrics.

Carrie P. said...

Love the quilts especially the one you and your grandma did together. Love the fabric around your stitchery. Have fun sewing all day.

Stephanie said...

How special to have something quilted by your grandmother! I made a "crazy" buggy barn quilt out of the same fabrics. I'm having a sewing day today too...lots of bindings getting done.

Tudy said...

I never had a chance to quilt with my grandma but I remember her doing it. Your quilts are beautiful. I also am doing 3 BOM projects. I am new to blogging but am loving it. My daughter set mine up and I have not had to ask her too many questions. I love your blog.

ElizabethandJeff said...

I love those heart quilts! I really love the Buggy Barn one.

Dawn said...

Wonderful keepsakes with your grandma!