Friday, February 15, 2013

Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop

   So glad you stopped by for the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop
 Thanks to Madame Samm and Jane for bringing it all together.
I've been waiting to share a couple of  treats....inspired by candy!
The  question is .... Where do those candy hearts come from?   Made in a factory, or from some place more wonderful and magical?  I like to think they grow in Candyland!   


  I remember playing the game Candyland  when I was young---a long time ago---and with my daughter.  I  drew my inspiration for this mini table topper from the sweet treats with all the cute sayings on them..  Imagine a whole field of  candy hearts ----in just the right fabrics, of course---- just waiting to be picked and labeled for your sweetie.   Appliqued hearts, decorative stitching, a little curved piecing, and add your own secret messages along the border  for  the candies.  Want some more candy inspiration?
     This is Red Hots!    Those tiny cinnamon heart candies are just the thing to inspire me here.  On the first Valentine's Day that I shared with my husband, I gave him a small box of  red hots!   Of course, a few kisses were thrown in too ....but those red hots were memorable.    So when I saw this pattern, it seemed a perfectly sweet thing to make to recall that memory.   
   If you follow me at all, you are aware of my fondness for swirls.  So this pattern just jumped  up and called to me.   Swirls inside the hearts,  and swirls  accenting the hearts.....I had to make this one.



     Layers of different red fabrics create hearts and swirls that spill over the background,  which was perfect to try a few  quilted feathers on.

    The pattern is by  Jane Spolar and is found on the Janome website.    So my special treat for you is the link for the pattern.   

 And I can't forget the label.  I found a red swirl graphic that was just perfect.











   And finally, a fused heart mosaic from last year.
This was a quick  art project based on the tutorial by  Terri Stegmiller.      A great way to use up left over bits and pieces  and then quilt it all down with lots of thread.  I did a simple edging treatment with lace rather than binding on this one.

   Thanks for stopping by and visiting.  Enjoy the rest of the blog hop links below.    Happy stitching.







Friday February 15th

82 comments:

  1. WOW A lot of eye candy here!!! Your candyland is as cute as can be and the mosaic was stunning, but Red Hots blew me away !!! I love swirls too and this was over the top!! Hugs and kisses !!

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  2. What a delightful, heartfilled post of sweetness! Oh, Candyland - not a favorite game as a child, but plaued it forever with my kids when they were little.

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  3. Love - L-O-V-E, the red hot! It is so beautiful.

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  4. Very sweet Valentine quilts, Debbie. I love these--especially Red Hots!

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  5. Lots of sweets ! Love Candyland and red Hots is, well HOT! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. What beautiful projects! I still have my Candyland board, but the cards and pieces are long gone. Such great memories! And the swirls are delicious!!!

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  7. These are beautiful, especially the Red Hots. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today! :-)

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  8. Lovely projects, love the red hots!

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  9. Great beauties! Love both of them very much!

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  10. Great projects but love the red hots best. Your swirls are awesome!

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  11. Debbie, I want to visit your candy land! Love those heart flowers...and the words on the side border...Fun project!!!! :)

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  12. your stitching is remarkable...I too love swirls...great job in candy land ..

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  13. Love all three projects but especially love the Red Hots! Those floating swirls are wonderful!

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  14. lovely projects -- new follower

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  15. Wow -- two really darling projects! Love your label; how fun that is!! Very nicely done! And thanks for sharing the link, too! :)

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  16. What gorgeous projects! I was so impressed with your candy land hearts and then I saw your swirled hearts--beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Fabulous projects. Love the top one with the conversation hearts!

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  18. Great project.As always your quilting is just wonderful.!!

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  19. Rosemary B here:
    All of your projects are marvelous! I love the first one the best because your heart flowers are adorable.
    You always make beautiful things. Thank you for sharing your creativity and sharing your massive skills too, FMQ is lovely!!

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  20. All three projects are wonderful! I especially love the Candyland. That brings many great memories to mind. I've played that game more times than I care to admit with both students (when I taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade) and with grandchildren. Great job!

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  21. Oh my gosh I love the bright red with the swirls!

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  22. Wonderful projects! But I'm totally in love with the Cinnamon Hearts! blessings, marlene

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  23. You just gotta love the red hots quilt with the swirls. I also remember the red hots when I was growing up. Thank you for sharing and for the link for the free pattern. Red is just so bold and pretty.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  24. Beautiful, beautiful projects Debbie as usual! I always love seeing what you create! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Squeeee!!! Love what you made! All of them!

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  26. What beautiful projects! I love the contrast of the 2nd one in particular. Thanks for sharing the patterns & being so inspirational!

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  27. Debbie, these are so fun! Just love each one.

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  28. So much love in your projects and what wonderful colors of red. Thank you - I certainly could not pick a favorite. Judy C in NC

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  29. Your projects are all so beautiful and so different! I can't decide which I like the best. Lovely!

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  30. I love those cinnamon candies and your swirly design...beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pattern! :O)

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  31. Your projects are awesome! I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Your projects are really awesome! I love the swirley hearts. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  33. I really enjoyed your wonderful work. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  34. Hi!! They are beautiful!!!! Thanks for the link!!! Very sweet!!!!

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  35. Great projects! Especially love Red Hots!

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  36. Great projects! Especially love Red Hots!

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  37. yummy in so many ways! Thanks for sharing and hopping along with us!

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  38. Oh your work is beautiful and who cannot love a project named after candy!

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  39. I love swirls too. I found the heart pattern and it is one I just might have a go at. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Three great projects. I really like the lace finish. I enjoy seeing others' ideas. I find I really like other options that I would not have dreamed. When I see them, I really like them and am open to trying them. The people who participate in the blog are filled with creativity to overflowing. Thank you for taking time to participate and inspire us.

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  41. Gorgeous projects. I lvoe them all...You are very creative.

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  42. Your hearts are so adorable. Thanks for sharing

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  43. Debbie, beautiful hugs and kisses creativity. Thanks for the inspiration...great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  44. Thanks for sharing all your lovely heart pieces. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day

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  45. Gorgeous projects. Can't pick a favorite...

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  46. Love them all!!!!
    Thank you for the pattern for the heart swirls:)

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  47. I love y our Red Hots! Thanks for the pattern and for sharing.

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  48. Love your Red Hots ,It is beautiful as always, your work is excellent ! PS I voted for you !

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  49. Love love super love! Of course the candy hearts grow in Candyland...so beautiful!

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  50. Thank you for sharing your swirly hearts with us! They are fabulous!

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  51. Three wonderful projects. In the heart flowers piece, I loved the sky's colors and the quilting you did there. The Red Hot hanging is gorgeous and will always bring a smile when you remember you and your husbands 1st Valentine's Day. Happy belated V Day!

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  52. Great designs. I love all the swirls! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. So pretty but I love your red hots the best! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Oh Debbie these are AMAZING! I can't decide which one I love the most. Wow!

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  55. Wow - these are gorgeous! I think my favorite is the swirls red hot - so beautiful and romantic looking. I love your fabric choices!

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  56. Beautiful hearts, and I love the story about the red hots! :)

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  57. WONDERFUL Projects! I loved them ALL! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!!

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  58. Beautiful projects! Candyland is fun!

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  59. Oh your quilt is so pretty all of them. I love the pattern yo used....

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  60. Three great projects. I love Candyland and your quilt is very cute. But the Red Hots stole my heart. Gorgeous!

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  61. OMGoodness! I didn't even finish reading about your Red Hots until after I downloaded the pattern!! Thanks for sharing. Funny, I was thinking about Candyland the other day in regards to another project...

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  62. your hearts are beautiful and I really like the red with the flare, I thank you so much for providing the link for the pattern. Wonderful job and thank you for the share!! Wendy

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  63. mmmmm.... your making me crave some candy!

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  64. I love swirls too. Thanks for the link! Both of your projects are super cute ... thanks for sharing :)

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  65. I love your Red Hots quilt (and quilting) and downloaded the pattern immediately!

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  66. Mmm, Cinnamon hearts and Candy Land. Awesome job.

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  67. wow, that swirly heart mini is just beautiful!

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  68. I love the Keep the Heart Truth Growing Wallhanging -- thanks for sharing the link. I have the same machine as you and have nver looked at the Janome site!

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