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Friday, January 4, 2013

My First Valentine

This year I'm starting early so I can have this Valentine finished before February.
I wasn't counting this as a UFO because I forgot it existed. But with the help of my fuzzy (he decided to rearrange my book shelf and knocked a pile of fabric, books and a bunch of stuff down) I found something I thought I could accomplish in a week.
The way I'm moving, that's one sashing a day! But I did manage to complete the top of this body pillow quilt in about three days.
I will layer this and get it quilted up, hopefully!
My goal was to make it look like an antique Valentine. Not sure if I succeeded but I do like how it looks.
If you weren't with me last year, this is needle turned applique from the book "Beautiful Alphabet Applique" by Zena Thorpe.
I made these 9" blocks last year and then put them away because I missed my deadline.
But I'm on track for this year! If I can keep it up, I'll even start an Easter body pillow cover before the day arrives.
My goal was to have a different cover for each Holiday so that I don't have to shove that body pillow into a closet and quickly close it in (old house, tiny closets).
And really, that pillow looks great in the window seat, much better than mushed in a closet. So now I just need to keep it up to date. Those sparkly trees aren't going to look good too much longer.

I also added some color to the green quilt. I have 4 more squares to add.
At night I sit myself down and applique those squares down. It's peaceful and calming. Just what I need before bed.
My goal is to sandwich this together this weekend. But the Valentine is first up on the machine, it has a deadline.

Have a happy Friday and a productive weekend!
Take care, Brandie


Carrie P. said...

your "love' applique is beautiful.

Lori said...

Valentine? You are way ahead of the game!! it is so gorgeous and romantic!

LynCC said...

LOVE the pillow!! That is gorgeous applique work. It's going to be wonderful in a window seat.

Createology said...

L.O.V.E. your blocks for the body pillow in the window seat. They do look vintage and elegant. Here's to finishing this in time for Valentine's. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Jo said...

LOVE your applique :0) and the colors you added to the green quilt really pops and adds to it. Glad you are feeling better

MamaT said...

The valentine appliqué is beautiful!

Heather said...

Those letters look beautiful together. A great idea for a pillow cover.