Thursday, January 28, 2010

A quick Valentine project



The roads are mostly cleared, trucks can once again come up the mountain, and that means our mail service has resumed!!

I was delighted to get a squishie containing a set of heart swap blocks in our first batch of mail, and I zoomed them right up with alternating blocks. ( ...to be quilted soon.) I'm going to use this as a table topper in the dining room. I'd planned to add another border, but I think the size is good, and the white border shows it up nicely against the red tablecloth.

The quilt hanging on the armoire is from another (long-ago) swap. The mix of pinks and reds in both quilts really works nicely together. And whoops -- there's the dogs' toy basket behind the chair :)

We're going to the movies tonight to see Invictus -- I'm looking forward to it!!!

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9 comments:

sandra said...

I love the way you change your house around with different quilts for different seasons and events.

anne bebbington said...

Invictus is on our 'to watch' list - we're not big cinema goers but looking forward to this one - love to hear your verdict

loulee said...

What a sweet table topper.

Betweens said...

great quilt from your swap blocks..my only deco is a dollar store table cloth I really liked and a heart wind chime..looks absolutely fantastic!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow - you had that great Valentine's day print in your stash for an alternating block? How fun - it all works together perfectly! Cheers! Evelyn

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks great...will be perfect to bring some cheery red in during these cold months.

Beth said...

Pretty Valentine quilts! I have that same heart pattern that I just bought a couple weeks ago, my pattern doesn't put the setting blocks in though, I think I like the way yours is done.

AnnieO said...

Those heart blocks are wonderful! Could you share the dimensions? I'm going to make something Valentine-y for the gals at the office to roll the dice on and love this heart!

Invictus is on our list too. Hope you enjoyed it.

Brit said...

ooh pretty..hmm chocolate and red I think that would make a great heart quilt...