Friday, January 05, 2007

First little piece of 2007

Don't forget the Kim Family Auction that will be going on until Sunday. So far it is going fabulously.
Kudos to Gerrie, Lisa and Stephanie!


I made this small piece (about 8" x 8") to use for my Valentines this year. I send Valentines and a letter every year instead of Christmas cards and for the past few years I have made small fabric pieces to use on my cards. No, I won't make a gazillion little quilts. I will print small photos of this one quilt and mount them on a card. You may recognize the little mandarin orange. It was one of the last ones left from the bag Emily gave me before Christmas.

We are going to be gone for the first two weeks in February, so I want to get my Valentines ready before I leave. Sometimes I search and search for an appropriate quote to use on my Valentine. Sometimes I use song lyrics. This year I think the single word "Love" on the pictured heart will suffice. It seems to cover everything I want to say this year.

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  1. I have loved everyone of the Valentines but I think I like this one the best.

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  2. It is beautiful. I especially like the way the cup looks round. Did you hand dye that piece to look like that or was it a happy accident? Looking again I'm sure it was no accident.

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  3. Great Quilt! I hope you show the Valentine Cards when you make them.

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  4. Gerrie10:03 PM

    You are so good! The mandarin orange looks good enough to eat.

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  5. I like that idea of Valentine's Cards instead of Christmas cards. Since I failed to get Christmas cards out this year, I may consider that!

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  6. Great idea! And a very nice fabric piece to do it with!

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  7. Hhmmm, maybe your message should be "may love turn your heart topsy turvy"
    Great piece
    Sharon in Chicago

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  8. It is a beautiful piece. Sweet without being overly so. I too was noticing the shadows on the cup. Very realistic.

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  9. this is such a good idea. and the cards won't get lost in the crowd of stuff that is around at Christmas time. I love the way you shade your fabrics to give the 3d appearance, it is brilliant. by the way i just hopped over and visited your ecuador blog, fabulous photos!

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