Monday, February 5, 2018

My Turn for Put a Little Love in Your Quilt

Thanks, Carol, for hosting this hop. I haven’t participated in a hop for a few years, and this one looked like just the right one to jump in on.
Who doesn’t LOVE heart decorations for Valentine’s Day? Aren’t these pretty?


My two youngest granddaughters are instant LOVE. They are reading together on the couch this morning. Fun!


My first contribution is this little panel called “Love Notes”. My apologies, but I can’t remember who designed the pattern, and I am not at home to look. I love the heart-shaped notes, and I found the “Love” fabric in my stash for the binding. Sweet! 


I collect nativities of all shapes and sizes, including wall hangings, and this “Christmas 101” pattern by Jan Patek is one I have wanted to make for a long time. In fact, I liked it so much that I forgot I already had the pattern and bought it again! Last year, I determined to get started, so I managed to get all the shapes traced and ironed onto Heat and Bond light. I also cut out the background squares (twice, because the first time I forgot to allow for the seam allowances). Then it was put away until after my Christmas projects were all done. I was working on finishing it up when Carol announced this blog hop—yea! Perfect timing! I added Mary's heart so I could use this for the hop. Photo ops are great in below zero weather in Illinois, so you have to put up with my unusual background.


We had scrumptious strawberry shortcake at Horny Toad in Cave Creek, AZ, a few days ago. Who wouldn’t LOVE this?! It’s large enough for 2 to 4 people to share, even though just the 2 of us pigged out on it. Delicious! We can always count on its being good there, and it really is as big as you see it in the photo. Horny Toad has great sandwiches too—I won’t talk about how big their burgers are…


Lastly, don’t you LOVE the carving our brother-in-law John did for us? He took a piece of wood from our apple tree (in Illinois) last summer, and he carved an apple tree for us. My husband and I are the ones in the photo.


Thanks for visiting! Here is the list of hoppers—please visit each one to see what lovely thing each has made.

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38 comments:

  1. Love those panels! Mmmmmm, whipped cream!

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  2. Love those music notes. I would imagine I could eat that shortcake, I love it that much. Tree carving - amazing!

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  3. ♥️ Is in the air. Thanks for sharing yours.

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    1. It surely is! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I really love the music notes and the wall hanging. Very cute! And the Strawberry Shortcake looks sooo yummy---my favorite. Thank you for sharing today.

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  5. Sorry, I'm a bit distracted by the huge strawberry shortcake...yum! My attention span wanders when food like that is present, but I got back on track quickly to ooh and ahh at the lovely musical notes and beautiful nativity wall hanging. Those two cuties on the couch are adorable! Thanks for sharing such a sweet post full of love and for playing along in the blog hop. You always make me smile, Carol! Love your name, too. :O)

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  6. The music notes is my favorite, but the wall hanging is also nice!

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  7. “Love Notes” That’s such a great name for your darling panels. (And those 2 little reading cuties are so sweet!)

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  8. LOVE your little Music quilt - clever! Whoa, I may have to go and hunt down that Strawberry Shortcake. Adorable granddaughters - and p.s. that looks like a fun quilt the girls are sitting on! Love it too!

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  9. Your Love Notes look so cute. I also like your Nativity quilt. Adding the heart was perfect. Those little ones are darling with their beautiful smiles.

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  10. So many smiles for your post, your finishes are so pretty, love the notes and the nativity :)

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  11. Love that you added the heart to Mary, perfect both for the quilt and the hop. The apple tree carving is stellar. Enjoy.

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  12. Very neat projects. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  13. The love notes panels are great I love them! Love all your family pics too.

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  14. Oh boy did you just take me on a nostalgic trip...I've been to the Horny Toad!!! And I love your project for so many reasons. Hearts and musical notes! I sign my first name with a musical note hanging on the 'y' in my name.

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    1. Awesome, Melody! You need to make one of the Love Notes pieces--just for you! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. What a fun post all the way to the top with those granddaughters for sure.

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  16. What fun to have heart notes! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. OK how sweet to have a strawberry shortcake big enough to share with your love. The heart notes are fabulous, I understand why you like them. So many things of heart.

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  18. Everything is wonderful!! But, I love the heart notes!!!!!

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  19. Both of your projects are great - I loved the musical notes as hearts. What a talent your brother-in-law is - marvelous - what a memory it will always stir to life. I laughed when I read that you'd both the quilt pattern TWICE. OM goodness, I've caught myself close to that and then decided to re-check. Totally understandable. Happy Heart Day.

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  20. Triple the LOVE with that little Heart quilt!! It looks like a Karen Comstock original.

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  21. What great projects! Thank you for sharing the love.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! This hop has been fun.

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  22. Your Grands are adorable. Love the Musical Notes of Hearts. WOW...the hand carved Apple Tree is amazing! Thank you sew very much for Hopping...xo

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  23. Nothing like a blog hop to light a fire under us, right? Putting a heart on Mary makes it perfect!! Your apple tree carving is stunning...he is quite the artist himself!

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  24. That man has some serious carving talent. Amazing. Would he carve a couple of small crosses for me? I just lost my brother and his daughters could use something special.

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    1. He is very talented, but I think he only does this for pleasure...

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  25. That would be perfect as a gift for someone who loves music. Thank you for sharing. Loved your wood carving.

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    1. Thanks for the comments and thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  26. Beautiful projects and your wooden apple tree is so neat!

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  27. Love the "Love Notes" and all your filled with love projects. Thank you for sharing ... :) Paty

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  28. Fun post - your granddaughters are real cuties, and that Love fabric for the binding was perfect!

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  29. The love notes quilt looks wonderful on your stand! Strawberry shortcake - yumm! Your brother-in-law did a great job on the carving!

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  30. The heartful notes quilt is so sweet and creative. Love it!

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