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Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Remember this darling in her polka dots this past summer?
I was inpired by Cathy's Scraps blog to not only use some of my scraps, but to sew with Valentine's in mind. I was very impressed by her forethought & knew I could benefit from following her lead. She also had a challenge about making a banner. I had wanted to make one for Christmas, but that did not happen either.

But these are the projects borne from that inspiration. Four-patch coasters! These adorable little hedgehogs seemed suited to a Valentines coaster. I embroidered them in a simple backstitch.

This fabric is from a Valentine's wall hanging I finished last year. I had just bitty scraps left.
See the polka dots?! They were scraps left from lil Miss A's outfit I had made. Polka dots make me happy. I don't know why, they just do!
I had larger pieces of those scraps, so they became the foundation of my very first Valentine's Day banner!!
I really had itty bitty pieces to work with for the decorations. It was challenging to get something on each one, but I really enjoyed it! The ribbon I attached them to was selveged from Christmas presents!

All in all, I'm pleased as punch!! How 'bout sharing what you've got going on? I might glean some more inspiration, thanks, Cathy!!


Anonymous said...

WOW Jill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You sure work fast, and I LOVE IT!
It is so pretty, and festive! I haven't been able to sew yet today, and I hope to see if I have enough banners done to finish mine! I really hope that others make these, and add some joy to their home! I know your family will love it! :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So cute Jill. Love the hedgehog. Maybe I'll make a valentine banner too!