Tuesday, February 15, 2011

valentine's day project #2

Another new project that wasn't on the list... When I saw this cute wall hanging over at Nostalgic Cafe, I knew I wanted to make one. I had some 5" squares left over from my pink triangle quilt, and thought they would be perfect! I cut them into 2.5" squares, and used one of each print to make this little cutie!


The only bad thing was that I now had 3 more squares of each print! Following my new "create no UFOs" rule would mean tossing the extra squares into the scrap box. I couldn't bring myself to do that, so I went ahead and whipped up 3 more hearts (they don't take as long as you would think!), and sashed them together to make another wall hanging... In this shot, I have it laid out on the cutting table while I mark the diagonal lines (using one of the kid's washable markers - works great!).


I love how they turned out! For the little one, I used stippling in the white areas (dense in the heart area, more loose around the edge), and just some simple diagonals around the heart. I think this one will end up in my sewing room!


For the long one, I did an all over cross-hatch design.


This one will be hung on the narrow wall in the hall by the guest room. Probably year-round, until I can make more wall hangings to swap it out with! It's not TOO valentines-y, right?


And guess what... I still have more 5" squares left! To celebrate the finish of this mini project, I'd love to give this 'charm pack' to one of you. There's one each of 30-ish prints (a couple more than I used to make the wall hangings). Of course you don't have to make the same project that I did - it would make a cute little patchwork quilt for a baby girl!


Just leave any old comment (and I'm happy to ship international). I'll pick a winner on Thursday night, so hopefully I can get it in the mail on Friday! Yay for finished projects!!!

49 comments:

  1. Yay for no UFO's! I love these wall hangings... and I don't think they look too Valentine's day-ish... just cheery and happy!

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  2. these are pretty....i like the three all together...it makes a perfect wall hanging and the colors look great against your wall color.

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  3. These are great! Congrats on your finishes! Thanks for the tip on using children's washable markers. I'm a newbie, so I mark everything. :)I really like how the quilting inside the heart ( of the smaller one) really pops!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  4. Это очень нежное панно украсит любую детскую комнату! Мне очень нравится цвета, которые вы используете для ваших творений! Удачи!
    http://powitrulya.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love these... I think they are awesome and an easy enough project that I could handle. Thanks for sharing. Please enter me into your giveaway!!

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  6. You rock, Evelyn! I love the wallhangings. I keep saying I'm going to make some seasonal ones to switch out, but instead, I just keep my Nativity quilt up year-round. :P Someday...

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  7. I would never have thought to put those colors all together, but they look wonderful! Very sweet. I love scrappy things like that--not too matchy-matchy. (And I abstain from entering the contest, since I'll be up there rooting through your stash next weekend.)

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  8. Какое нежное! Воздух и роса - такие ощщущения вызывает!
    http://usetheloot.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-project-2.html?showComment=1297788673088#c5350564965559163240

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  9. Count me in...those fabrics are gorgeous!

    Love the heart one with the stipple quilting...very pretty!

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  10. Love the wall hanging. Thank you for the link to the tutorial. I'm definitely going to make this one up. Also, thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  11. Thanks for your comment on my blog today. Have taken today off, even took a nap!! Lovin the hearts!

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  12. Such pretty prints. Your hearts are beautiful, they make me smile : )

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  13. Очень красивое панно получилось!
    Надеюсь выиграть , ссылка на панели слева http://syndychoksmechtami.blogspot.com/

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  14. How beautiful! You go girl! I'm glad I could inspire you!

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  15. Love what you did! Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

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  16. I love the wall hanging and I truly love the crinkly look too. I wash all my projects to get that look when they are completed. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway. Hugs...

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  17. Love your wallhanging, it's gorgeous. Also just stumbled upon your blog from Stray Stitches. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Cute, cute, cute - love you goal of no UFO's! Love those charms too! Thanks.

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  19. I love your little heart wall hanging!! Super cute!!!

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway. Those are wonderful looking fabrics!!

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  21. Both projects are very nice...love the fabric combinations

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  22. The hearts look great! And I learned something new- I never thought of using washable markers for marking the quilting- what a great idea since I wash everything anyway.

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  23. Ohh, I've been entering lots of giveaways, winning none, but this one I'm really, really excited about! I love it, and thanks so much for the chance!

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  24. A perfect pack to start quilting! http://alfa4bravo.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love your wallhangings! Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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  26. Your wallhanging is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your 5" squares :-)

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  27. Very pretty wall hangings. That was a good way to use up some leftover charm squares. I have been throwing them into a box when I have leftovers. I think it is time to see what I have collected. Thanks for the chance to win some of yours.

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  28. I would love to win the charm squares.

    Your hearts are just gorgeous. I love the way you did stipples, but then I saw the diagonals and loved that too. It will be fun to use them year after year.

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  29. Very nice wall hangings. I did something similiar with left over plaids. I like the crosshatch look. Nice little collection of charms.

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  30. Love your heart quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Oh how beautiful, I love your wallhanging! I wish i could make that already, but I am a beginner. Beautiful project! Thanks for the chance on your lovely fabric!

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  32. Your heart runner is lovely. Thank you for a chance on the charm pack>

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  33. I love the new 30's fabric and would love to make a quilt with it.
    Beautiful heart pieces.

    Debbie

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  34. Your wallhanging is beautiful.

    Thank you for the opportunity to ho in the draw to win the charm squares.

    connormclaren@optusnet.com.au

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  35. Thanks for showing us your quilt and runner and the quilting designs you used-I always need ideas for simple quilting.
    I've always like 30s prints, but have rarely bought any,so your charm pack would be fun to win. Thanks for sharing your fabrics with one of us.

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  36. Your hanging is lovely Evelyn. No, I don't think it's too valentines-y.

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  37. Your projects are very cute and certainly are fine for year round. I would love to win your charms as recently found that will have another grandniece wee baby born in June. That's in addition to one in Dec and another one in Jan. Baby quilts are on my list!

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  38. Great job on your projects. It is so fulfilling to complete something.
    And I would love to win your charms.

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  39. Wow what dedication and organization to end up with no leftovers! Cute little heart runners and a pretty set of charms.

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  40. Just leaving any old comment....grin....hey!

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  41. Oh I could use them making yo yo's Thanks

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  42. Everything you've made looks great. I do like the wallhanging the best, but if I won I'd probably make a baby girl quilt since my walls are full! Thanks for the chance.

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  43. Wow, I love your wall hanging! I would love to make a table topper if I won the fabric. :)

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  44. Ooooh, what a beauty this panel! And to keep from drawing such a gift no strength! Thank you for the opportunity! And with impatience will wait for the draw!
    Victoria, Russia
    http://dom-chudes.blogspot.com/

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  45. You project is wonderfull! It's really valentine :)
    And thank you for giveaway
    http://gavrylyanka.blogspot.com

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  46. Thank you for showing us all how to make the pretty heart pattern! :o) And thank you for such a sweet give a way.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  47. Beautiful wallhanging. I would love to win your giveaway of beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity.

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