Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.(Philippians 4:8)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hugs & Kisses Hop, Day 5 - My Day To Share!

My day to share!

 
When I first saw the post about this hop,
an idea came into my head and I just had to
create it for this hop. ...  however, my lovely
little quiltie was a bit shy as I could not
seem to get a very good picture, so
I share with you the same quilt, in two
different poses ....
As those of you who leave comments for me
know, my saying is that "my heart is hugged" with
every kind word you share.
 
So, truly, My Heart is Hugged makes her debut today.
And as I said, since she was so camera shy, I tried to
take a better close-up of the center because that is
the true "heart" of my design:

Top is inside:
Bottom is outside:
 Again, two photos by which you wouldn't know
that in person, she's a beauty.  But My Heart Is Hugged
just clamored to be made for this hop and my daughters are
pleased they have a Valentines Day "season" wall hanging.
 
It pleases my daughters even more that we
created the heart's message together ...
we use it daily.
 
What more could I ask for??
 
Well ... I have another share ...
which came along jus this past weekend.
 
My first-grader, Abbie, made this placemat
in class last week, and I was immediately struck with
the thought that I needed to make it into a more
permanent piece of art:
 
Therefore, I started like this:
On my applique sheet, I laid 1 inch sq pieces upside-down
over a heart pattern paper underneath the sheet.

I then pressed the fusible wonder-under over the
piecesof scraps I had just laid out ...remember ...
on the backside of the fabric.
 
When I turned over the fused pieces,
this is what I ended up with. 
 

I then cut out the heart shape, cutting off
all of the unwanted raw edges
(though the uneven edges would've been cute too)
 
And this is what I ended up with ... right side up :)
After peeling off the paper backing, I did freemotion
quilting on this heart before appliquing it to
the background ... just to tack down the loose edges.
 
And this is the end masterpiece ... 
 I do believe my daughter forgives me my
license to change up her pattern just a smidge :)
Her one critique was why didn't I use a heart to
dot the "i" in pieces ... I just didn't have a heart
button big enough to do the piece justice.
She understood.
 
Thank you so very much for visiting with me today!!
Please do the same kindness to my fellow posters
today as I know each and every one of them will
appreciate your visit just as much as I!

Friday, February 15th

Why Knot Kwilt (you are here)
 
Madame Samm and Cheerleader Jane,
I give to you both my heart-felt thanks
and gratitude for this hop and for all
your behind-the-scenes organization!

warm hearted wishes!









91 comments:

  1. Your heart projects are precious...made from the heart and inspired by your little munchkins...adorable!

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  2. Your version of your daughter's made me SMILE, grin, giggle and almost tear up!!! Love the comment about the heart dotting the I !! Is funny what kids notice!! Your other project was pretty too but loved the Love Me to pieces project and story!!!! Hope you and your family had a great valentines day!!

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  3. What wonderful works of art! I love them both :-)
    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  4. I love what you did with your daughter's artwork. I have a project "on the list of things to do" that my grandson would like to have I'm sure. He drew pictures of monsters that were so darn cute. He just turned 9. Was thinking of stitching them up on a bed runner. Or on a pillow case. Will be sharing on my blog later this spring (as soon as I make up my mind...)Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What pretty pieces, but the remake of your daughter's 'Love' artwork is truly wonderful.

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  6. What a great tribute to your daughter's art work! Love your Hugs & Kisses wall quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. What a great tribute to your daughter's art work! Love your Hugs & Kisses wall quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. These projects are so much fun! What a great way to honor your children. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today. :-)

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  9. How sweet to turn your daughter's artwork into a piece of quilted art! Great fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. That is really exiting and creative! Thanks for sharing it!

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  11. Your version of your daughter's art is so priceless. Something that the both of you can share for years to come. Just lovely!

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  12. What a lovely idea to use your daughter's art. Very sweet. Love both of your projects.

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  13. Love both your projects. How wonderful that you were inspired by your daughter's artwork. Your mini is just beautiful. Great story and thanks for sharing with us.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. what a great idea to use a kids art in the quilt.
    I will do that next year, my daughter will love it.

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  15. É um grande coração de mãe...acaba um pedaço para cada filho,e inteiro para cada um deles também.Adorei,parabéns!

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  16. Wendy, I love them both. I love the saying of hugging your heart. So sweet. And I want to try your piecing technique.

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  17. :) I love your design consultant...a new twist on an 'in house designer'! How adorable that you created a delightful piece inspired by your daughter's art! I will be trying out your technique for the scrappy piecing of the heart! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see more of the designs you and your daughter come up with next! :)

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  18. Hi Wendy...I love both of them...but the Abby inspiration is absolutely adorable...way to go my dear.... beautiful projects...

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  19. Wendy, the hearts are sew sweet! Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  20. Love these sweet projects and how fun for your girls! Great job!

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  21. Great projects! I especially like the scrappy heart!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  22. love that kid art inspired one -- so clever

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  23. Awwww...how sweet! Both projects are cute, but I really love your daughter-inspired heart! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Cute and sweet. Just wonderful!

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  25. Hugs and kisses to you too. Love the scrappy heart!

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  26. This is my favorite project from the hop!

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  27. Such a fun piece and love it that your daughter had a hand in making it!

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  28. Georgeosu project.The scrappy heart caught my eye!!

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  29. Great job....your daughter might be a future designer!

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  30. Rosemary B here:
    WOW. Both of your creations are just stunning, beautiful.
    I am certainly not surprised your 2nd one made top choices today!
    What an adorable creation and you really made it special.
    Thank you for sharing. Your little girl must be so proud. Both of these projects are so lovely

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  31. Both of your projects are adorable! I really love that you used your first grader's artwork to make your design!

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  32. Wendy both pieces are lovely but the one you made based on your daughter's placemat - what a treasure that is going to be for you in the years to come! blessings, marlene

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  33. I totally remember making those torn tissue paper hearts between waxed paper all of a sudden thanks to you!! Wow talk about a flash back!!!

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  34. So cute! I love that you recreated your daughter's project! Looks like a fun project to try, too. (both the paper and fabric versions)

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  35. I LOVE your version of your daughter's heart! It's adorable. What a neat idea!

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  36. How absolutely adorable! My phrase to my kids is I love you to pieces so that patchy heart would be a special little thing to make and hang on the back of the front door. Thanks for sharing your great work!

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  37. WOW! what a tribute to your daughter! Adore the My heart is hugged quilt- makes my heart feel hugged too!

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  38. Beautiful work and I love how you recreated your daughter's neat project! Thanks For sharing!

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  39. Beautiful! I really like how you created your daughters project. It is a very special reminder of what she made. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  40. Wonderful work, I love your hearty projects :)

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  41. Hi!! WOW!! Wonderful!!! I love love both of them!!! They are too sweet!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  42. True treasures from the heart and sew creative. Judy C in NC

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  43. How creative to take your daughter's artwork and create a quilt. She will always treasure it and the time you took to make this. Beautiful work!

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  44. I'm in love with your fabric heart inspired by your daughter's art!! As a teacher, I have made those same paper piece hearts for more years than I can remember but have never thought of making a fabric version. Thanks for the idea I will share with my teacher friends still working in the trenches!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  45. That is such a sweet way to remember your daughter's art--wish I had done that with my children's art. Such a great keepsake!

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  46. Wow! your idea is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Valentine's Greetings! Love your wall hangings.

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  48. So very cute!! Love your projects!

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  49. Oh Wendy, You just filled my heart with your projects. It is a wonderful feeling when our family loves what we make. and hugs are not just for Valentine's Day so of course you need to keep it up! Love how you thought outside the box and turned a piece of art into another. I so have to try that! Wonderful job! I heart you!

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  50. OMG Wendy....what a precious keepsake. Abbie must be over the moon excited. Luv, luv, luv both your hugs and kisses projects. You are always creative and inspiring...Super job!! Hugs and happy stitching, xop

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  51. You and your daughter are so creative. Thanks or sharing ... :) Pat

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  52. Wonderful!! Your daughter must be proud that you copied her artwork. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Wow, two cute projects. I agree your daughter will be so proud to see her art work in fabric.

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  54. Lovely projects - thanks for sharing.

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  55. Both of your projects are great. I bet the girls have fun with the hugs and kisses quilt. How wonderful to turn your daughter's art into a lasting piece of art. Isn't it amazing thought, that we as adults still don't get it quite right? I'm glad that she was able to voice her concern and talk it out. Great job of communication, MOM! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial on how you accomplished that wonderful task of making her art more permanent. Thanks for taking time in your busy world to share and inspire us to greater heights.

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  56. How clever of both you and your daughter! You may have a budding quilter/crafter based on her suggestion about dotting the "I"? Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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  57. I love love your hearts. You are a very creative lady. Thanks for sharing

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  58. Love your re-make of Abi's artwork. When I put my Hearts on a String up over the Fireplace my Grndaugher was napping. She was sitting on the couch (in the waking up stage) and turned around and said "excuse me" (I was typing my blog at the computer); "Grammy, you need to make me one of those for my bedroom" Pink is her favorite color-at least for the moment. She will be 4 on St Patricks day.

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  59. Wendy, You are so creative and talented! What a nice keepsake for each of you...the one Abbie made for you and the one you made for Abbie! I truly love your 'hugged heart' as well!

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  60. What creative minds run in your family. Great job on both or should I say all 3 projects.

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  61. Your daughter inspired you wonderfully! What great projects!

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  62. You and your daughter teamed up very well!
    So nice!

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  63. How wonderful to have a creative daughter! Love your projects!

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  64. Love the place mat!!!Great teamwork!!!

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  65. Your projects are beautiful! I love that you worked with your daughter to make the placemat. Thank you for sharing.

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  66. So sweet, Wendy, and what lovely stories to go with your projects. I think the Hugs and Kisses stories are as good as the actual work! :) Abbie must be terribly proud. Happy Belated V Day!

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  67. Love both quilts to pieces...great job!

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  68. Love all of your quilts. I wish I had thought to make my kids' artwork into quilts. Now I will have to wait until the grandchildren make something special.

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  69. Aw...all are so cute and what a great inspiration for you using your child's artwork. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. Beautiful! Isn't it fun to be inspired by our children?!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  71. I loved both of your projects, neat idea with your daughters artwork.

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  72. You were chosen as today's most creative. Who was most proud, your daughter or you? Both projects are terrific. And I think you're right. That heart would look great without cutting off those uneven edges.

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  73. Both of your heart quilts are pretty special but the one from Abbie's artwork is a wonderful keepsake.

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  74. Absolutely beautiful, Wendy! I love both of them - so wonderful :)

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  75. Wendy your quilts are beautiful..thanks for sharing.

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  76. I love your collaborations! What fun to make a keepsake of your children's art. I will keep coming back to your blog to see what you come up with next.

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  77. Your creative has obviously leaked down to your daughters, I love both projects.

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  78. Thank you for sharing! I love the applique you made for the second placemat. I pinned so I could remember to try it out sometime :) Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Two wonderful projects. I think your young protege has talent!

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  80. Wow. I just absolutely love both of your pieces. the school art turned into quilty art was a stroke of genius. I may have to steal that one some time.

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  81. what lovely projects! Love the mini, especially the scrappy border and the jumbled scraps heart is just fab!

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  82. Beautiful work Wendy. I like the scrappy heart quilt, will have to give it a try one of these days.

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