February 11, 2014

Hugs and Kisses to YOU!




It's Heart Month! That means love and hugs and kisses too.

A wonderful welcome to anyone new to my blog today, so glad you stopped by!

The wonderful Madame Samm is hosting another fabulous blog hop, this one called Hugs and Kisses. Of course they are all special, but this one is paper piecing - so it's super special. The real reason it is special because the money raised by the purchase of the pattern (get yours here) will be donated to both an animal charity and a foundation to provide sewing machines!! Love it!

For quite some time I was afraid of paper piecing. One thing, it is not like riding a bike, once you forget it, you have to go back and watch videos and read tutorials. It comes back fast though and making the project is a reminder why I love it. It is exact, it looks exactly like you want it to and is a nice change from regular piecing. Do you like to paper piece? Tell me a story about your paper piecing experiences!

This Madame Samm....let me tell you about her.  She runs a tight ship and has high expectations, not of us as bloggers and quilters, but as people. She believes the best in folks, is generous and does so many things for the sewing and quilting communities.  If you haven't head of her, go check her out here. Perhaps you will want to join an upcoming blog hop and share your love of all things stitching. She is a wonderful encourager and also has a team of cheerleaders too! Yeah, she really is that awesome! Add her to your blog roll for some great posts. A sincere thanks for this, and all your blog hops - wink!

And speaking of creative people, many thanks to Soma who created the pattern for us. Woo Hoo!

And by us, let me tell you, I am only one of many this Wednesday. Go check out the other lovely ladies on the hop today too. You could do anything you wanted as long as you used the pattern.....wonder what they did? Go see!

Lady Carol @ Just let me Quilt
Lady Sandy @ Upstairshobbyroom
Lady Cynthia @ dreamquiltcreate
Lady Pat @scrapatches
Lady Susan @ desertskyquilts






66 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing. XOs from me to you ... <3 Pat

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  2. Now that's an adorable wall hanging. I love the fabrics you used for your X and O blocks, and the stripping is just perfect.

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  3. That is just the cutest wall hanging. Love your quilting.

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  4. Your fabrics are perfect for your Hugs & Kisses quilt! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Your quilt is really pretty! I love the fabrics you used too :)

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  6. I love love the fabrics you have chosen, expecially the one which is radiating over the ocean to Switzerland, it is so full of energy, superbe!
    Great wall hanger, full of love :-))

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  7. Great wall hanging…love your choice of fabrics!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Your wall quilt is so wonderful. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  9. Sew very pretty. Loving all of today's project entries. Such beauty and inspiration. Hard to believe they are all pieced with paper. What an amazing technique!

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  10. Sew very cute. Wonderful job!

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  11. we'll first your runner is pretty pretty pretty…all those xo I do believe you have mastered this pattern…your words were indeed heart felt…thank you my sweet…I will agree though it is LADIES like you who make our hops soooo darn exciting...

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  12. Your quilt is so pretty and beautifully made!

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  13. Wonderful piece - great fabric choices! I so agree with you about Madame Samm - an amazing person. blessings, marlene

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  14. Great job on you wall hanging, it's lovely.

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  15. Your wall hanging is lovely! I really like the way you quilted it too! It looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. A beautiful wall hanging

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  17. Lovely. Beautiful fabric choices.

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  18. Such a bright and cheerful wall quilt. Well done. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  19. Sew cute wallhanging and puts you right in to the Valentine spirit.

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  20. Nice! This is so in the spirit of Valentine's Day. Great fabric choices!

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  21. What a sweet project that filled my heart with inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Just in time for Valentines!!!! so cute! The fabrics are perfect!!!

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  23. love it.. Howdy neighbor, I am in Arlington, Tx.. I use to be part of the FWMQG.. We have been to meetings together.. love your site, lets keep in touch

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  24. The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled.. I tried to connect by email but I got this message.. I would love to see your emails in my in box..

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  25. Those fabrics are so perfect for your project. Thanks for sharing

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  26. That is lovely and perfect for Valentine decorating.

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  27. Super cute. I love the hearts in the middle of the O's.

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  28. Great job. Love your projects.

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  29. Adorable! Hearts make my heart happy. :)

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  30. That is just so sweet in those fabrics and how you used the X's and O's...cute, cute, cute!

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  31. Lovely quilt and fabrics are so beautiful!! Perfect Valentine! Thank you so much for joining the blog hop!

    -Soma :)

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  32. Great job on your wall hanging. Love your choice of fabric. Adorable.

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  33. Nothing says "be my Valentine" better than this beauty!

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  34. How neat. I like your fabrics--sew sweet!

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  35. Wonderful work, lovely fabrics!
    x-o!

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  36. Your quilt is just beautiful! Wow!

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  37. Your quilt is beautiful! I love, love, love paper piecing. Wishing I would have joined this hop, but it's fun to hop around and enjoy everyone's projects!

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  38. What a great quilt - perfect for valentines day!

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  39. Beautiful quilt. new follower on GFC...your e-mail link is not working for subscriptions per feedburner. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  40. Your quilt is lovely. What a lot of work you did to make these amazing X's and O's. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  41. Pretty wallhanging. I love the fabrics you chose. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Love your table runner. Great fabrics and nice job with the dreaded (to me) paper piecing. lol
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  43. Great job on this piece. Happy Valentines Day and thanks for participating.

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  44. Love your piece!!! Fabrics are fantastic too

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  45. Your wallhanging/topper turned out beautifully! Such pretty fabrics and colors. You did remember how to paper piece again!
    I have started a complicated paper piece pattern, to find that half of the pattern was printed at a different size than the other half! Grrrrrr. Obviously the side with the tiniest pieces became "the proper" size and I reprinted the easier half to match it!

    Susie

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  46. Happy Valentine's Day your wall hanging is lovely and I really love the pretty fabric . I have paper pieced once and it was a heart but I haven't tried since . Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Hi!!!! Very cute!!!! I love that both have 3 in a roll!!!!

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  48. So dang cute! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.
    xo jan

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  49. Lady Jolie! What an adorable! My first thought was about heart - all the heart that went into making the quilt. My next thought was I had heard yesterday about wearing red this month to support heart health - I thought about the health of hearts, not just physically but also emotionally and how these blogs help both. Then I saw your goal, a beautiful wall hanging to represent the emotion of hugs and kisses. Many single people really aren't fond of this day and forget the blessings of those who do care about them and forget they aren't alone any day of the year. You did a wonderful job of shouting out to the charities. Thank you for participating and sharing a hearty quilt.

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  50. Your quilt is very sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  51. Your colors and the fabrics were great choices for the blocks; wonderful wall hanging. I'd just begun quilting and joined a swap and paper-piecing was something I wanted to do for the blocks. I had to study, read tuts, and watch YouTube videos, too. I even made up my own pattern! They turned out OK though I've learned quite a bit since then and know some of my methods weren't the best but it was still fun.

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  52. Just fabulous. I love all that you did with the patterns.

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  53. Very nice! I like your fabrics.

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  54. Just lovely, the colors are great!!

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  55. Sweet wall hanging, very pretty.

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