Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day All Month Long

I made this quilt about 15 Valentine days ago for my husband.  In February I turn the everyday quilt on our bed to the plain white side and put this quilt on top and there it resides for the month of February.
This quilt  really makes me smile. First off there's that crazy novelty fabric. All those Glamour Girls and House Frau's with the outline of their "Dream Dates"!  There's something both nostalgic and at the same time satirical about that fabric, I like it a lot. Secondly, about half of the blocks were from a swap. It was fun to share and to see what valentine blocks people made. And lastly I fulfilled a challenge that I was not wanting to do because I did not like the fabric. But my friend said all I had to do is use one small patch of the fabric.  So that's what I did! 
A little wonder under and I met the challenge!  And as an added joke I changed the "Dream Date" heart to say "Dream Fabric"!  Isn't that what quilters do?
cheers, Claire W.


  1. That is so.. playful, delightful and fun to look at. It must make your heart sing to look at it on your bed.

  2. I always love looking at that quilt, Claire. Brings back memories.

    1. Yes indeed and thanks goes to you for organizing the swap! cheers, cw