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Thursday, February 8, 2018

My Day to Put a Little Love in Your Quilt!



Welcome to my stop on the 
Put a Little Love in your Quilt blog hop!  If you’re new here, 
just a little about myself.  I am a snowbird, dividing my time between Texas and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.  
I have the best of both worlds!  
It seems as though I’ve been quilting all of my life, 
yet I learn something new 
every day.

I have had a lot of fun preparing for this special day 
and I am glad you are here to share it with me.  
I don’t often participate in blog hops, but every once in awhile, 
one comes along and grabs me!  Such was the case with this one.

Last winter, I acquired a new pattern 
from Loft Creations called PaperDolls
but I knew I wasn’t going to have time to make it.  
I did, however, piece two dolls to test the pattern 
to see if it was as fun as it looked. 


Oh, yeah!  
I knew I’d revisit the pattern in the near future.  
The thought of paper dolls evoked 
such pleasant memories from my childhood.

Right about that same time, there was a call 
so I whipped a few up and sent them off.  
I knew immediately that I wanted to combine the Paper Dolls 
with the heart blocks one day.

When Carol asked for hoppers, 
I couldn’t resist seeing this as my opportunity
to combine these two blocks somehow.  
Now, I’ve always had a fascination for Row quilts.  
I even collect them on a Pinterest board for that 'someday' that seldom seems to come along 
because there are just too many patterns and blocks and designs, 
and I want to make them all.  
Ahh, yes, another perfect opportunity!

At the same time, I won a fat quarter bundle
of Tilda Fabrics 
from Red Pepper Quilts
and when they arrived
in the mail,
everything fell into place.  
Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?

So, with a nod from Stephanie (it’s always nice to ask), I set to work.

Voila!  Introducing Sweet Reminiscence!










To thank you for visiting my blog today,
I do have a little give away.

I will use the Random Number Generator
to select four comments to win
"fondle your fabric" vinyl decals.

(As shown on The Scrapmaster's sewing machine!)

Being quick and easy to slip into the mail,
these allow me to open up the give away to international visitors
without having to be concerned about the rising costs of postage.
(I won't be choosing winners
until I return from a two week visit with friends
on February 19th.)

Please be sure to visit the other talented blog hoppers
on today's schedule, the last day of the hop,
as listed below.
I'm sure you'll be in for some great surprises!

A great big thank you to Carol
of Just Let Me Quilt
for a wonderful job setting this all up!


February 8



Enjoy your day!
Thanks for stopping by!
XO,
Karen

87 comments:

Allie-oops Designs said...

Wow that is too cute for words - and I love the fabrics!!

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed your blog hop post Karen well done

Lin said...

It's gorgeous Karen! I love those fabrics. xx

sketchrs said...

Hi Karen, Your quilt is awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Kind regards
Ronelle

Lee said...

Your quilt is awesome!!

Karen said...

Your row quilt is adorable. A great fun pattern for your fat quarters.

Linda said...

I got up really early to see what you had conjured up for the Hop and I was so happy to see your delightful quilt. It is so sweet,Karen. What a great job you did. Those fabrics are so pretty. I love how you chose to quilt it too
Awesome!

Dorian said...

The dolls and hearts go nicely together. You did a good job, thanks for sharing!

Kathy L said...

Love your projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh that turned out so cute. The paper dolls, and the hearts are gorgeous together, and the fabric is great too. Oh and BTW love Cape Breton. I got to spend a very snowy 3 weeks working there about 10 years ago in Sydney. Made some great friends.

Karen said...

Sweet quilt, Karen, and the fabrics are perfect for the design. I love how you teased us with snippets of the quilt before showing the whole thing! Your quilting complements the design nicely. Very pretty. Off to check out the next stops on the hop!

Kathy H said...

What a cheery quilt. Perfect for all year, not just Valentine’s Day.

krislovesfabric said...

Very sweet quilt, I have been eyeing the Lemon Tree fabric, so pretty!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is adorable!!! I love the fabric...lucky you....and you did a wonderful job on the quilt...wonderful!

Joyce Carter said...

It really is a beautiful quilt. I love your design. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

Adventurous Quilter said...

That's a really sweet quilt ♥️😍😍

Louise said...

Karen, this is such a darling quilt! The combination of paper dolls and hearts is a new classic :)

Vicki in MN said...

Your quilt is so fun! I loved paper dolls when I was little and had a bunch of them, thanks for the memory!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt and those fabrics are so perfect for it!

Anita said...

Your quilt is beautiful with the great fabric! Thanks for sharing.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

The heart/doll quilt turned out so adorable. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

Sheila said...

Karen you are so talented , I adore this quilt and had a great love for paper dolls as a child , often drawing my own . Terrific job !

Sandi1100 said...

Your quilt is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Ellen said...

Congrats on finishing a such an adorable quilt!

Lynn said...

Beyond adorable! You are absolutely brilliant to combine the patterns of my two favorite designers ( with permission of course). I may need to ask for specifics in the future.

Marian said...

Such a fun project. The combination of the blocks and patterns really makes this a lovely pattern. I actually loved Paper Dolls as a child more than my Barbie dolls, so I can remember well the fun times had playing with them to. :)

Sondra said...

OH memories of the paper dolls...and when the dress of the doll got torn out comes the scotch tape. I love the hearts with sharp lines, it is just a work of art! Enjoy your 2 weeks!!Hugs

allthingzsewn said...

Love me some Tilda. quilt very cute. Cute words as well

Carol said...

What a cute quilt! I hadn't see the paper doll pattern--neat! Love the colors you chose too. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

sooooooooooo stinking adorable.

Carol S. said...

Those paper dolls with the hearts...I love it! This is such a sweet quilt and it does bring back those memories of cutting out strings of paper dolls and hearts. Thank you for joining me in this hop, sweet lady, and sharing this adorable quilt!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh this quilt is adorable - such beautiful fabrics too. Thanks for sharing.

Tish Stemple said...

What a trip down memory lane with this quilt. I can remember making paper dolls and hearts when I was growing up...so much fun! I love the story behind the quilt and how every little detail just fell into place.

Melody Lutz said...

The little girls heart in me skipped a beat at the sight of your paper dolls and hearts!

Needled Mom said...

That is adorable. I love that you added the hearts to the paper dolls. Stephanie's quilt pattern is a favorite at my house with the granddaughters. I love the fabrics you used too.

Carla said...

Karen, this is gorgeous and creative! I love mixing patterns.

Mary C said...

So stinkin' cute! Would love to do something like this for my granddaughter...I will add it to my to do list! maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

Kwilty Pleasures said...

This just may be the cutest row by row quilt ever. Thanks for the chance to win. Now I am off to fondle my fabric.

Ioleen said...

You’re right.....gotta love it when things come together. I love to “fondle my fabric”. The quilt is very relaxing and calming.

Calicojoan said...

What a perfect combination! You certainly put your heart into it!
LOL!!!!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Lovely row quilt Karen, especially your paper dolls. I remember having them as a child too and attaching the 'clothes' by the little paper tags. Some children don't know what they are missing, it certainly stirred the imagination. Have a great visit.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Karen,
It is fabulous when all the stars align and a project falls into place. You then that you were meant to be working on this! I do love your row quilt, and you are inspiring me to make one of my own. I love the addition of the checkerboard and chevron rows for a little interest. A big nice finish and I also love the wavy quilting, too. Did you do that on your DSM with a walking foot? My favorite way to quilt! ~smile~ Roseanne

Sewgirl said...

Such a cute quilt. It was serendipitous to win that fabric bundle. Thanks for sharing the giveaway too!!

Nancy J said...

Paper Dolls, how I remember them, with the little tabs on the dresses to turn over their shoulders, a book of tear outs, that was way back in the 1940's!!! Only a few weeks ago, I saw an updated version of the book, quite modern, with a wee girl, who was having such fun as her Mum and Dad enjoyed a café coffee. Hearts and Dolls, a super combination.

Angie&Gary Short said...

Very cool quilt! The paper dolls are so cute! Thank you for sharing. Have a happy day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

ShirleyC said...

Congrats on your win! Your quilt is beautiful!

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Bernie Kringel said...

The hearts and paper dolls are the perfect combination. This quilt is just adorable. :-)

Fiona said...

I do love Tilda fabrics and find them hard to resist. YOur little quilt made with them is just gorgeous and I love how you combined some favourite pieced blocks...
Hugz

Sherry said...

I enjoyed reading about the creative process you used to create this quilt. It is a beautiful quilt and I love Tilda fabrics. I have enjoyed visiting and I am glad you joined in on the blog hop.

I am said...

lovely post Karen ,have fun xx

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

Karen, your quilt is adorable. Lucky you on winning the TIlda fabric bundle. I follow her blog religiously and can't believe how she rapidly makes such tedious and gorgeous quilts. Your paper doll quilt is so sweet and perfect for that Tilda fabric. It's brave of you to dive right in and cut it up so willingly. Thanks for sharing your sweet project and aren't blog hops fun!!

Lynette said...

I keep wanting to do a quilt that has paper dolls in it. This is really cute!

Seacoast Quilter said...

What a cute quilt! And I keep saying I'm going to visit Nova Scotia. I'm only in New Hampshire - that's drive-able, right?

LJ said...

Your quilt is adorable; it certainly fell together VERY well. Yep, that's a great feeling. Happy Heart Day.

Createology said...

Karen Dear I believe Serendipity brought your Paper Dolls and Hearts together in this wonderful quilt. Love the link to childhood memories! Thank you sew very much for Hopping...xo

Nancy said...

You have a very nice row pattern with the hearts and paper dolls. So creative.

Farm Quilter said...

Your quilt is wonderful! Love the combo of hearts and paper dolls! Have a wonderful time with your friends!!!

Brenda M said...

Sweet quilt!! Thanks for sharing.

teachpany said...

Love it. The combination made an adorable quilt. Thanks.

Cynthia Woodham said...

A beautiful quilt.

Heather J said...

Love your design to combine the hearts and paper dolls Karen. A beautiful quilt and great post sharing how it came to be.

Karen S said...

Sometimes things do fall into place very nicely. Your pattern combination and fabric win have led to a delightful quilt.
The paper dolls and hearts do combine well together. Well done on a great choice.

tink's mom said...

Love your quilt, thanks for sharing it and its back story with us.

thepiececorps said...

So very sweet!

Sandra :) said...

That quilt is just gorgeous - my sewy friend/aquafit partner is a HUGE Tilda fan - I can just see her fondling your fats! (That probably sounded ruder than it actually is, haha)

Abby and Stephanie said...

How wonderful to win the fabric bundle. Your quilt with the addition of my paper dolls is absolutely darling. Thanks for the link love. :o)

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

I love when everything comes together for the perfect quilt! It was meant to be, and could not be sweeter. Love everything about it! Beautiful.

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

I love the creative way that you combined the patterns! Thank you for sharing. :o)

Margo Yang said...

What a lovely quilt!!! Me too, made many paper dolls when I was young. Thanks for sharing.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such sweet paper dolls. Congratulations on your win! Love Tilda

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

it is wonderful when everything sort of comes together. This is a really sweet quilt, I love the paper dolls

sunny said...

I love your little quilt! The combination of elements really works out well.

Mary said...

Cute Row quilt with paper dolls and hearts.

KirstenNB said...

Really like how the blue binding and mustard backing turned out! The person who chose that combination is obviously a genius.

Patty said...

Wonderful quilt top!

FlourishingPalms said...

Your quilt is so cute! Knowing you, I bet you intend it for some little person. It will be well-loved. And that decal is adorable! I've seen sewing machines covered with pretty designs, but this one is new to me. Thank you for the chance to win.

JanineMarie said...

The name of your quilt says it all. So many wonderful memories of paper dolls!! I love how you made these designs into a row quilt. I will need to go look up your pinterest board. Don't you wish we could go without sleep or eating and make every one of those quilts?

Sandra Walker said...

What an adorable little quilt Karen, and yes, I love it when a plan all comes together, especially since yours evolved over a year!

Theresa said...

Your quilt it so cute and sweet!

Cheryl said...

This quilt is so sweet! I love the different rows especially the ones with the little girl blocks.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done, my friend. It's an awesome finish.

Lesley said...

Such a cute quilt, with such great fabrics too! Excellent creation!

June D said...

Came together very nicely! Great idea to add the people to the quilt! thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

What wonderful fabric to work with. The quilt turned out lovely. Very nice that you were able to combine the two blocks for a row quilt.

Judy said...

I love it! I've always loved row quilts and I like the combination that you chose, with the design and the fabrics!! How neat to win some new fabric and then put it into a new quilt right away.
Happy sewing,
Judy

Lyndsey said...

I love your row by row quilt. The paper dolls really take me back to my childhood. Great project

canuckquilter said...

Isn't it fun when things all just magically fall into place like this? You ended up with a very sweet little quilt.