Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I had to make a Valentine this year. I'm supposed to lead this little project tomorrow night at my guild.
A good friend of mine helped me out with the idea. Apparently this little heart basket is a Swedish Christmas ornament. When she was little she made them at Christmastime out of paper to hang on the Christmas tree. This one is made out of fabric. It's supposed to have goodies in it - I'll have to take care of that detail tomorrow :0)
I finished another block for my Bird of Paradise quilt. It's block #1 in the quilt. It's the only symmetrical block in the quilt which makes me wonder - Why? I'm starting the Bride block next. I'm quite excited - it's such a pretty block.
My daughters and I were busy baking today. Cookies were needed for school. My mom made cookies like these every year and so I do too :0)

I wish I could give one to each one of you. Happy Valentine's Day!!


LC said...

Oh, nice cookies and that heart is really sweet. Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Valentina said...

Oh thank you for the cookies and the eye-candy, Janet! happy Valentine's to you, too!
I love the little heart baggie, gorgeous.
But your applique took my breath away: literally, as I got a coughing fit! LOL I can't wait to see more!
...and that icing is the perfect shade of pink... :)

Barb said...

Your block is amazing.

I love making those baskets and those cookies look so yummy!!
Have a wonderful Valentines Day!

Crispy said...

Sweet blocks!! That is odd that this is the only symmetrical block in the whole quilt.


Lori said...

That will be a fun project to do as a group.
Love your applique. It looks perfect.
Happy Valentines Day!

Deborah said...

I ran across this heart block pattern last night for a quilt. I like the idea of making a little bag out of it. The flowers and cookies look wonderful. Have a great day.

Evelyn in Canada said...

I love the little valentine. I put no energy into valentine's at all this year as the girls wanted to do their own (Yay for independence!). And I'd gladly accept a heart cookie - thanks!

Barb said...

I love woven danish hearts - so cute.
your cookies and flowers make a sweet display.
Your new block looks great.

Dixie said...

What a darling heart project! Your latest block is wonderful. Love your fabric choices!

Carrie P. said...

Looks like you had a sweet Valentine's day.
Sweet hearts.
I love the way you fussy cut the fabric for the vase of flowers. Lovely block.

Wanda - Scraphappy Blended Quilter said...

DO tell how you made that little heart. It is SO cute!