Saturday, January 31, 2009

Finally...2009 finishes!

I'm done with the Valentine/February quilts! I think. Why is it that we always end up trying to get things finished right before the holiday? I decided I'm starting the Christmas quilts next week! lol! Seriously, I am!

SO here are the big guys...

Hugs and Kisses
53" x 53"

It's from a very old pattern by Cheri Saffiote Payne, like 1997 or so, when she was with Indygo Junction. Don't know where to find it now, although someone found one through ebay! It's not rocket science to make the blocks either..just a center and 4 rounds. I used muslin for the letters and circles, which are muslin circles with red circles on top. Very quirky circles too!

Folksy Hearts
29 x 43

Cheri again, I finished this a few months ago and wanted to hand quilt, but the arm just wouldn't cooperate, so I did a free motion baptist fan pattern using 8 concentric card stock arc patterns. It takes a long time and a steady hand. Not again until I have a longarm and the quilting template! This pattern I'm sure you can get either through Country Loft (who still has this in their pattern section) or Fat Quarters Quilt Shop...email or call Michelle and I'm sure she can help you out.

Now I need to do some serious work on all my bom's! I have a few new ones waiting for me to complete Month One. A couple waiting for me to catch up, and two that need to be finished. I'll make a big list soon so you can follow along. Back to the machine!

17 comments:

Carla said...

So nice! I love the Folksy Hearts. Congrats on more finishes.

FabricsNQuilts said...

They are both wonderful! I can't choose a favorite.

Carol said...

Wonderful, Wonderful finishes! Way to go!

janet said...

How do you do it? They're wonderful!

Sandy F said...

I really don't have too many Valentine type quilts. Tons of other ones, just not that holiday. I am going to try and find the pattrn for Hugs and Kisses. I really like that one. Great job, they are beautiful.

Vicki W said...

Great finishes, I really love the first one!

Ali Honey said...

2 beauties there. Just love the x,y z touch!

Darlene said...

Terrific finishes. They look great.

Stina said...

I´m in love with your Cheri quilts...
Hoooray to you...they are absolutly amazing!! :o)

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman -- you've been busy with Valentine Day quilts. I LOVE LOVE that XO quilt. I think I need one, since I sign all my e-mails that way LOL!

Dixie said...

You have made a couple of really sweet quilts for Valentine's Day - just in time too! Always love seeing your quilts.

Dixie

Cathi said...

At the risk of repeating myself.....yes, I think you get a lot of quilts finished!!! They look great and I am jealous.

Wendy said...

I love your hugs and kisses quilt, it was worth all the rounds of sewing. And the folksy hearts are adorable. I love the strip piecing in the hearts.

pamina said...

Love your Cheri quilts, both are wonderful !

Ginger Patches said...

I love both quilts, but I really love the hugs and kisses...it's so different from anything I've seen before and soooo cute!

kcenya1950 said...

These are beautiful. I love the colours. They are so rich. So much more my style than bright reds.

amandajean said...

both quilts are just lovely. those hearts are so sweet!