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