Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lovely Stuff

This is what I pulled together to decorate my dining room table for February.

                                             

Most of it is newly made in the last couple of weeks. After making my little RWB quilt last month I had leftover 9-patches, so I figured out a way to use them in this strippy quilt.


I put them up on my design wall.

Then added the setting triangles and auditioned a fabric for the sashing.

Added the striped fabric between the rows.

And ended up with this.

I tried to quilt some feathers in the striped sections and while they turned out okay, I decided they're better if they're curvy - hopefully I'll remember that for next time.


I saw the simple little heart quilt that Cheri shared on her blog so stitcheded this one up one afternoon. I kinda wish I had added a bit of embroidery the way she did, but I can live with this.

I was in a gift shop one day and noticed there were several items for sale made with string - remember that stuff we used to do when we were little? So I came home and found a block of wood and painted it a cream color. Cut a heart shape out of paper and taped it onto the wood.

Then hammered in the little nails following the outline of the heart.

I had a ball of red crochet thread I bought at a thrift store ages ago and used that to wrap from nail to nail till the inside of the heart was covered.

I promised to share a picture of the rug I'm working on right now, so this is it.


My mom is here visiting from California and we've been having a good time, but I think I'm running her ragged compared to her usually sedate schedule. Hope she survives! LOL

21 comments:

Janet O. said...

Aren't you clever? I love all of your sweet Valentine creations, but the little 9-patch quilt is my favorite! Stole my heart immediately!
Come on, Gayle, give your Mom a break! *LOL*

Cheryl said...

All very sweet!

Lori said...

Gayle! You are so creative! I love them all and think the little woven heart string is ingenuous! Happy Valentines day to you and your mum.

Faye Henry said...

Hi Gayle.. I answered your question on my blog and then came to find you. grin.. I see you know a little bit about wool.. I probably should not be so brave as to show my little project.. Sometimes, I forget that there are very professional people out there who happen to read my blog once in awhile.. I love love your dining table vignette.. Gorgeous work.. Happy Valentine's...

em's scrapbag said...

Your table is wonderful. It is so you! Enjoy your time with your mom.

Julia said...

Your February table is charming. You really have put your heart into it and I love your latest quilt.

Enjoy your Mom's visit and cherish this time together.
I miss my mom.
Hugs,
JB

Sue SA said...

Love your little quilts, wish I had time to make a red four patch too, that is so cute! I really like the rug you're making, that is a gorgeous pattern.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I like all of your quilts and the heart design is great too. It is so much fun to make things and then decorate for the holidays. You are definitely ready for Valentine's.

Kyle said...

Your tablescape has so many sweet Valentines. The strippy quilt has a great vintage feel especially with the colors and combination of fabrics. The stripe was a bold perfect choice. Super design in your new rug! Have fun with your mom.

Raymond Homestead said...

You are so creative Gayle!

Karen said...

I like all that you made. The string heart is cute. I haven't done anything like that is many, many years. I like the red and white stripe in your small quilt. And the dark border is perfect for the quilt.

Kathleen Tracy said...

Gayle, your little strippy quilt is wonderful!

Yvonne said...

Very cute little quilt and lovely new rug you are making!

Shirley said...

Have tracked you down and found your lovely blog. Have signed myself up as a follower.

Me and My Stitches said...

Great Valentine's display! I remember making the string things! I wonder whatever happened to those treasures that my brother and I made!? Your heart looks really cool. Also love the rug you are hooking!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Lots of fun projects here. String art sure is making a comeback. : )

DoodleDog Designs said...

Very cute centerpiece!

deerhollow said...

Ah, fun to catch up on your blog posts! Such inspiring eye candy!! Your mini quilt - that darling string heart - Jeanette's bench - your table scape -I also loved the little hooked heart with the loop trim.
Thanks for such a fun place to land and look :)
Always a treat !!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You are so creative, Gayle...I love all of your creations! I especially love the little heart quilt! Have a wonderful time with your mom!

Cheryl Reeves said...

so creative. love seeing all your talent

Lesley said...

I love to see all your projects, and you are so very talented. Thanks for sharing your ideas from birth to finished project. Love the little nine patch quilt and such a cool idea for that heart of string! Enjoy time with your mom!