Thursday, January 27, 2011

Getting the Valentines Ready

No matter what my intentions, it seems that I just can't make myself post regularly.  Well, I 'intend' to post again tomorrow, but we'll just see what happens.
I've been busy with lots of sewing and cross stitch.  I'm working on a small Easter sampler and have it more than half done.  I'll show you when it's done.
I've been working on a table runner and candle mat for Valentines day.  I've used Sandi Andersen's candle mat pattern that she posted last fall.  I had intended to applique a heart in each corner, but when I got it all put together, I liked the look of the plain corners.  The fabrics are so busy that the plain white seemed right.  By the way, I won the fabrics in a giveaway at seventhsister in a giveaway in August.  When I saw Sandi's pattern, I thought it would be perfect for these fabrics.

I've also finished up a heart table runner that I started last year.  It's not very well made, but that's ok, it's for me.  Whatever, it's another UFO off the list!
I love basket blocks, and recently made one for a swap partner.  It makes me want to make more of them.


seventhsister26 said...

I didn't recognize the fabrics until you said you won them from me;) Too funny;) I like what you did with them;)
Happy Quilting!!

Tonya said...

i like the heart table runner...and those baskets are lovely too, i could probable make some of those.

Barb said...

Your runner is well as your basket block..I love love baskets.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Even if you are not blogging you seem to be keeping quite busy making things, they look lovely.

andsewon said...

You have been busy doing stuff! No rules on blogging that I am aware of...;-)
Pretty projects! I have a heart runner made from this block too.
Need to pull out for Feb.
Very nice basket block.

Sandi said...

Great little Valentine candlemat! Love the fabrics and how funny the "seventhsister" didn't recognize them. LOL! Your heart table runner is lovely! I have some basket blocks that I started several years ago. Another one of those items in the "to do" pile. So many fun things to do and never enough time!!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I like the heart runner too. I think the candle mat looks great with the white corners. Sometimes it needs a little white to calm things down.

searchfamilies said...

All looks so nice, i hope you had a good Valentine's day
Hugs Janice