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Wednesday, February 16, 2011



From the beginning of this rule, I knew I wanted to add hearts for Valentines day. I really like this holiday and so I try to do something for my boys each year to celebrate it. I wasn't sure what I would do, until a quilt magazine came in the mail. It has these paper pieced scrappy hearts and pinwheels.
At first, I made a frame around the big hearts, but due to the size requirements, I thought it was too crowded so I took the border off on the left side and will have to wait for another time to see how the block is finished.

I enjoy hand work so the embroidery technique is great. I accented the hearts in black to match the embroidery work on the snowman.

6 comments:

dq said...

Ok, I understand now why you laughed so hard when I commented before about "getting what you have in mind". When you said holiday traditions I pictured all Christmas holiday traditions. This puts a new light on things.

By the way, I REALLY REALLY like that the hearts have only one border. It adds so much!

Felicity said...

of course you know me, holidays are very important to me. I hope you end up loving your quilt when its all done.. I can tell already that I would love it.

Ann T. said...

Tracy, I love your block. Valentine's day is one of my favorites, too. Your hearts are just perfect!

lynne said...

yes, great interpretation for your holiday theme! i too love the blocks with out the side border. well done! love the colors you chose, and the black embroidery will be a nice tie to the other block...

annmarie said...

The Valentine's theme for this block was a great idea.

cq4fun said...

Love it! And the blocks together are looking so good!