Thursday, February 2, 2012

Simply Charmed Blog Hop Valentines Tour!

Welcome to Quilt Story's stop on the Simply Charmed blog hop tour!



We are going to make a Valentine's garland! Easy and cute!

Trace on only half the charms you plan to use.. using this heart template.

Pair a traced heart with a non-traced heart, right sides out and batting in-between.  Cut on the line with pinking sheers.

Reminds me of the "Jar of Hearts" song,  LOVE it...

Use a large enough needle for the twine. This was a bit of a pain, but I found if you seperated each layer as you poked the needle through, it was much easier.  Tie the twine into a knot, then a bow.


Finished!
Hang it anywhere and it looks cute! 

Hmmm...heart garland for the whole staircase...next year???


Burgundy Buttons is giving away a $25 gift certificate on QUILTSTORY!



You have 2 chances to enter 
a separate comment for each
1) Leave a Valentines comment, memory, gift etc. 
2) Become a follower of Quilt Story 
leave a comment if you already follow

That's all!


Be sure to follow the tour, as there are great prizes at every stop!


February 1 - Melissa from Happy Quilting - Fat Quarter Shop  - Grand Prize $200.00 Giveaway
February 2 - Heather from Quilt Story - Burgundy Buttons - $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 3 - Melissa from Lilac Lane - Green Fairy Quilts - $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 6 - Angela from Cut to Pieces - Intrepid Thread - $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 7 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter - Burgundy Buttons - $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 8 - Natalia from Piece N Quilt - Green Fairy Quilts - $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 9 - Jessica from Twin Fibers - Intrepid Thread - $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 10 - Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt - Burgundy Buttons - $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 11 - Jane from Want It, Need It, Quilt - Green Fairy Quilts - $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 13 - Corey from Little Miss Shabby - Intrepid Thread - $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway

And for the best giveaway of all, make sure you go to 
Melissa from HAPPY QUILTING, Fat quarter shop is giving away $200. 

Thank you Melissa for the fun tour and for organizing it all!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.



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545 comments:

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Vickie said...

I just became a follower. Yeah!

babiesdoc said...

I am a follower
and I am making this

Meredith said...

Cute cute! Love it!

Meredith said...

I am a follower too!

luvdafroggy said...

Cute garland! So fun and festive for Valentine's Day. Thanks for the tutorial. =)

Julie said...

Our Valentine's tradition is to cook a romantic meal at home and just have dinner and a movie night. We don't make a big fuss, but it is always so nice and quiet. Just the way my husband and I like it. :)

Julie said...

I am a follower!

supersara20 said...

I am a follower!

supersara20 said...

Valentine memory, hmm. Honestly its never been an overly great holiday for me. The Mr. always gets me flowers and for the past three years we've moved around Valentines day.

Laurie said...

This valentine's day is a week before I am due with my 2nd! So excited!

Laurie said...

I am a follower via Google Reader.

Mom2RyandSis said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!!

FML Crochet said...

New follower! Love the tutorial. :)

Rosa said...

This is very,very beautiful!My favorite valentine gift was two days in a spa.Great!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Cute garland :) The only things I really do for Valentines is make a card for my husband and kids.

FML Crochet said...

Thanks for the chance to win! For hubby and I, every day is Valentine's Day. I'm a lucky gal. :)

Rosa said...

I`m a follower.Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

heartsease54 said...

This looks so easy & so cute. Just love how fast this will work up, but still look like you took the time to do something special.

heartsease54 said...

And I am a follower.

Julie in WA said...

I am one of your faithful followers, stopping by every single day!

iluvmybugs said...

Favorite Valentine's gift is the engraved gold locket from my husband the year we got married.

Aurea said...

You make it look so simple and yet it has alot of character. Thank you. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

iluvmybugs said...

I'm a follower :)

Rebecca said...

I love Valentine's Day with kids ~ hours of making cards and writing them out = no fighting, quiet kiddos :)

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Julie in WA said...

Valentine's Day does not have to be about lovers...Every year my husband takes our daughter to the Father/Daughter banquet at church, which is always Valentine's weekend. She is so special to him!

Tania Grim said...

Im a new follower

quilt nana said...

Glad I am now a follower. Love the ides

quilt nana said...

A mother of 4 daugheters and 1 granddaughter, my best present ever is my soon to be 2 year grand son. Born Feb 9, Best Val. ever

Mrs.Pickles said...

I am a follower

ritainalaska said...

i'm one of your new followers :)

Mary said...

I am working on some heart quilt/crafty things for this Valentine's day.

Mary said...

I am a new follower! Thanks!

Mrs.Pickles said...

My fav tradition is just to make sure my husband and I take the time to enjoy the day. No stress about trying to plan something or getting big gifts, just a day to say i love you even more :)

ritainalaska said...

great quickie project! have a charm pack ready; will make a garland form my greatgrandaughter! thanx muchly!

Tiffany said...

Wow, that looks so easy!
Valentines Day is my half birthday, so I get to celebrate extra with my third graders every year. We love it!

JanetK said...

My favorite V-day memories are making homemade valentines for the kids to take to school...it's always fun to find a good project!

JanetK said...

Love the tute. I'm already a follower.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Cute, quick garland that would be fun to do with the grandkids. I received my special Valentines from a swap - a monogrammed mini quilt that is stunning.

Ana said...

I am now a follower!

Ana said...

Favorite memory is getting flowers at work from DH.

Rosemary said...

I'm a new follower ... thanks to my lovely daughter who brought me here. I love this blog. Thank you for sharing so much. AND I love the idea of making these and taking to Children's Hospital. Great idea.

Heidi Staples said...

Such a darling idea! We've tried to make Valentine's day a family day. We do fun things with the kids, invite single friends to come have dinner with us, and enjoy being together.

Rosemary said...

I have so many Valentine memories. The first year I was married and struggling financially as most newly weds do ... my husband cut out a huge heart from a full page ad in the newspaper and place it on top of a lamp. When I turned it on, that was a sweet surprise.

Heidi Staples said...

I'm a follower on Google Reader too!

Anna F said...

This heart garland is TOOOO cute! Adorable and simple to boot. I think my young daughters might be able to help me with this. Thank you so much for sharing.

Kulla Klan said...

I'm a follower:)

ElonieS said...

I just became a follower. You have a cute blog with some great tutorials!

Denise said...

My favorite valentine memory: my son David made me a candy necklace when he was in pre-school for Valentine's Day. I loved it then, love it now and still have it. He will be 25 in April!

Denise said...

And I'm also a follower!

robin said...

I remember the Valentine exchange in grade school - if you were lucky, you got a piece of gum taped to your card. :)

robin said...

I'm a follower. Thank you for a nice giveaway!

ElonieS said...

I'm feeling super Valentiney this year, but I think that's just because my kids are getting old enough where all holidays are a lot of fun! And now that I've gotten into sewing, there are so many fun things to make!

quilterbell said...

love it!, on my list!!!!, my favourite memory of valentine's day is when I get some fabrics as a present!!!!, ha,ha. Thank you for the chance.

WandaFish said...

What a cute tutorial - thanks for sharing!
My OH has only brought me red roses for Valentines once, which was when he won them in a raffle at work :)

WandaFish said...

I'm already a follower :)

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Anna F said...

Quilt Story is new to me so I did some browsing around. Wow! I'm now a follower.

Binks said...

Man...I don't really have a great Valentine's memory. But I guess I just loved writing and making cards for my parents and friends.

Binks said...

I'm all signed up as a follower

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

We don't celebrate Valentines, but my DH IS my Valentine of 46 years.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower.

Susan said...

So cute! I wonder if my husband would mind if I hung that over our bed??? This year I'm leaving him a kid's Scooby Doo valentine somewhere in the house each day from now till the 14th with a Reese's peanut butter heart taped to it and one reason why I love him written on it. He is having a blast finding them each morning!

Ashley said...

In my family we get a book every valentines day.

Lynn said...

i'm a new follower=thanks, great idea...

Lindsay Conner said...

I've only had one Valentine on the actually Valentine's Day--my husband! For our first Valentine's Day, he got me some lotion made with a special mud from the dead sea... it was the BEST and the bottles lasted for what seemed like forever. :)

Lindsay Conner said...

I follow your blog (and linked up your giveaway at http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/) :)

SewCalGal said...

Wow, what a cut banner. Excellent tutorial. Inspirational.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Poppyprint said...

What a sweet idea and completely do-able before the 14th. Thank you!

free indeed said...

I'm making pillow cases for three of my grandchildren this Valentine's. I've got to start using up the fabric I buy...why to I SAVE everything???? So, one down two more to go! I may make one of these banners to add to the giftie; it is so incredibly cute!

free indeed said...

I'm a follower

stephmabry said...

Hm...a weird memory perhaps, but in high school, a guy I was dating (whose birthday was also Valentine's Day, coincidentally) gave me a dozen roses...that he'd spray-painted black, because I told him I liked the way the black ones looked but he couldn't get the real thing! It's the thought that counts, right?? ;)

Thanks for the chance to win!

stephmabry said...

I'm a Quiltstory follower :)

Annelies said...

SEW adorable...thanks for sharing!!!!

Charlotte E said...

Lovely tutorial. My husband and I never really do much for Valentines Day but I should give this a try.

Carolyn in NC said...

I am a follower and love the hearts garland.

Jess said...

I've never really done the Valentines thing... although its a nice excuse for dinner in a restaurant now we have kids :)

Carolyn in NC said...

My best valentine was supposed to be my first baby. Due date February 14. When was she born? St. Patrick's Day, and we are as Scotch as the day is long.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I am an avid follower - I look forward to your posts every day!

Jenn said...

I'm already a follower! LOVE the garland, so cute!!

Jess said...

I'm a follower

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Valentines Day? The first year we were married, my husband ordered a dozen roses to be delivered - and they were wilted and awful. So, that was the end of flowers for me! That's okay - I'd much rather spend money on fabric, heehee.

janie said...

I am now a follower of your site

janie said...

I think quilters have Valentine's Day everyday as we quilt with all our love.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I am not big on the whole v-day, but I do give my students cute valentines day themed bookmarks each year.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I am a follower!

Ms. De said...

Love these! We have a tradition of Cherrt Creamcheese Pie ~ even though my kids are grown, they expect this for Valentines!

Ms. De said...

I am a long time follower!

{ Heather } said...

This is such a cute project! I'm so a follower now! Thanks.

Karen said...

I am a follower of Quilt Story.

SueSmilesAlot said...

I'm just reminiscing on the Valentine's of my youth. I used to love Valentine's Day at Elementary school. You'd make your little construction paper "mailbox" to receive Valentines and then hand them out to all the other kids. It was always a fun thing to do.

Karen said...

I love the heart garland. It makes me happy just to look at it!

SueSmilesAlot said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I am a follower.

CathyK said...

I am a new follower here and new to quilting! Thank you!

CathyK said...

My favorite Valentine memory was as a new teacher. I came up with an idea for a Valentine Keeper and other teachers copied it! I enjoyed having my first class make the project and pass out their Valentine's! Great memory!

Tamie said...

This is a cute garland. My sister's birthday was the day before Valentine's Day. I miss her.

Tamie said...

I'm happily following.

Stitchin' time said...

We don't usually subscribe to Valentine's Day now as it's become so commercial, though we do exchange little chocolate bars or give rose plants. Hubby likes roses :).
I can just see this heart garland adorning my baby granddaughter's room.
Cheers,
Robyn

Ullhärvan said...

I am a follower!

Jayme said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!

Jayme said...

I'm a follower!!!

Andrea said...

I made my valentines every year I was in school, and enjoyed doing so. I hope that my children will enjoy the tradition when they start school!

Margaret said...

The best gift I ever got was a big box of chocolate and tickets to go see Brooks and Dunn in concert. It was awesome.

Andrea said...

I am a follower - I am going to make the heart garland to match my bedroom; dreamy greys, soft blues and cool greens!

Margaret said...

I already follow you. Love your blog.

LesQuilts said...

HI!
Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway!
I am a follower!
Take care, Leslie

LesQuilts said...

HI!
Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway!
My husband doesn't do Valentine's Day....
but last year, he tried to surprise me with a new pink camera, but I saw the instructions papers on the table a few days before Valentine's Day, so I sorta ruined his surprise!
Take care, Leslie

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower!

Jennifer said...

My favorite Valentine's memory are of the elementary school Valentine's day parties! :)

Becky M said...

I don't have any amazing Valentine's day memories. I'm wondering if this year might be the big one though since I'm due on the 18th and already starting to progress. I might be having a Valentine's baby!

Becky M said...

I'm a follower :)

Cecilia said...

I'm a new follower. I love the garland.

Cecilia said...

I remember the year my husband bought me a new washer and dryer for Valentines! I loved it. :)

Kate said...

Valentine's Day has been better since I have had children, and when my daughter was 3 we made a heart cake for my husband and she was so happy to give it to him. it really made my day. She is 11 now.

Kate said...

I am a follower

Renny's little things said...

beautiful Idea think I may make up some and some stars for my kids. Thanks for the chance in your draw
Cheers Geniene

ryanamysmom said...

I'm a follower! (And I'm so glad I am!) Thanks!

ryanamysmom said...

A comment about valentine's - hm... I hate that the cost of flowers goes sky-high on the first of Feb because my wedding anniversary is on the 3rd, and he always spends too much! :) What a lucky girl I am! I love the craft you did! Looks easy-peasy!

Jo Anne said...

Very cut heart garland. That would be so fun for the children to make.

Tamatha said...

Love this tutorial! I am a follower.

Fran said...

I got a delivery of flowers one Valentine's Day but I was never able to work out who sent them. Love the garland tutorial, thanks.

Fran said...

I'm a follower, thanks again.

Tamatha said...

My husband and I usually just give cards to each other on Valentine's Day, but one year he surprised me with a beautiful diamond heart necklace. I wear it all the time and tell people it's from my favorite Valentine.

creativeinstincts said...

I am a follower.
Leena from India

creativeinstincts said...

My favorite valentine memory is of the year I got engaged and my fiance' bought me gifts galore :)
Leena from India

slacker said...

A V-Day memory... the first Valentine's Day I shared with my now husband was the saddest one I'd ever had. Now, most of you will say it wasn't really that sad, but it was for me! I'd never not received anything on V-Day when I was actually dating someone, so I expected SOMEthing on this particular one... well, I waited and waited and waited and waited and waited and waited and nothing. I cried. My boyfriend wasn't "in" to v-day and I had no idea, not even a "hey, happy v-day" or acknowledgment of the day whatsoever. He totally didn't understand my frustration. Obviously, I got over it since I married the lug, but to this day, I have never received a valentine from him.

slacker said...

and now I'm a follower. thanks!

Gidget said...

I like homemade valentines... one year our boys (3) took it upon themselves to make us a 'romantic' dinner for Valentines Day. First try @ sushi rolling... they made chicken sushi and shrimp sushi and dessert sushi 'twinkies wrapped in green fruit leather'. We ate it all and loved the thoughtfulness of this gift.... and then cleaned up a HUGE mess!

Gidget said...

I am a follower and love the garland!

Marcia W. said...

I already follow your blog

Natalya H said...

I am a follower! Love your blog!

sandra said...

I am already a follower of your blog.

sandra said...

Cute garland, think I will try it as I have a mantle that needs it.

Natalya H said...

I got a beautiful bouquet of roses on Valentine's Day one year from a guy I barely knew. He was on to a great start, but then he proceeded to read me the instructions in how to take care of them to make them last longer. Yeah.....not so romantic after that :)

Marcia W. said...

With our grandnieces,handmade Valentine's for their mothers will be on the list -- like the heart garland tutorial

Josie McRazie said...

I love to make Valentines special for my kids. I am in the last kid in elementary and I have to say I will miss the party!!! I have many fond memories of parties and cookies and drinks and kids giving and getting their little cards!!

Josie McRazie said...

I am a new follower! Thank you for being a part of the blog hop!!

smalltowndreamz said...

I love Valentine's all the bright reds and pinks. - Stephanie

smalltowndreamz said...

I am a follower of the Quilt Story - Stephanie

Jana said...

LOVE this bunting.

Jana said...

I'm following you. In a good way.

Rachel said...

My mum used to put little Valentines gifts in with my lunch when I was in jr high and high school. One year she gave me a tiny teddy bear - it was such a nice surprise.

Rachel said...

I'm already a follower :-)

corinne said...

Will be married 37 years on Valentine's day. I was 18 and in love, still feel the same way today. Opps, just gave away my age. Thanks for the give away

Jane S. said...

I follow Quilt Story through Google Reader/RSS feed. Thank you for the nice giveaway! :)

LM said...

I love this and I think it would be really cute in purples and pinks for a little girl's room too. I always love getting Valentine's cards.

Mary said...

Cute and easy! Thank you.
One year I made boxer shorts for everyone in the family, they were printed with little stick figures with arms wide open saying "I love you this much!"

Gwen said...

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Just dropping by to say,
Happy V Day to you! :-) oh, and thank you for the chance to win this incredible prize!!!!

Gwen said...

I am a follower! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :-)

pasqueflower said...

Love the Valentine garland! My favorite Valentine's Day memory was when my Valentine fixed a brunch of Eggs Benedict and chilled champagne--decades ago!

pasqueflower said...

I'm a Quilt Story follower.

SassyCathy said...

Valentines :-) I just bought some old fashioned Cherry Cream Chocolate Hearts for myself today! :-) Don't you just love Valentines? It's so yummy!
The better to kiss you with - Cherry Cream Choco Kisses
Cathy

SassyCathy said...

I'm already your follower! :-)
Cathy

Ramona said...

My favorite Valentine's gift was the year my twins were born just three days after Valentine's Day!

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I Love this garland and why not wear it as a scarf all year long? Or hang it on the Christmas Tree at Christmas? Or even hang it from a garden gate or mailbox or fence? Im going to decorate the garden this year with some "Love in a Puff" climbing vines, I bought the seeds today, I cant wait till spring to plant them!

michelle said...

My favorite memory has got to be putting little notes in my kids' lunch boxes when they were little....so fun and they always came home with big smiles.....they always get a container of some kind filled with treats, but it seemed the lunchtime notes were treasured most....I love that!!!! This garland is super cute....gonna whip one up this weekend!!

carla.meier said...

The garland is so cute. I can see possibilities for other holidays too - shamrocks for St. Patrick's day, Easter eggs for Easter, pumpkins for Halloween... And so simple too!

Kim said...

The garland is so cute!

Sis-O said...

My Husband and I were married on February 3, 1982 by a British Magistrate. We renewed our vows on February 14, 1988 in our church. That was the most memorable Valentine's day for me.

Beth said...

How cute. The twine really makes it special and different.

I love the idea of making them for the Children's Hospital. I'll bet they would be welcome in the NICU, too, or even at the Veteran's Hospital. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beth said...

I'm a follower, happily.

Beth said...

I'm a follower, happily.

WoolenSails said...

I don't really celebrate it with gifts or cards, but it is special to me in that I have had someone to share it with for over 36 years and I love him as much as I did, the day I met him.

Debbie

Beth said...

I'm a follower, happily.

Beth said...

I'm a follower, happily.

Beth said...

I'm a follower, happily.

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

My Favorite memory was 22 years ago when my husband was my boyfriend and we exchanged Valentine's cards and we gave each other the same card! We have been happily married for 20 years this fall!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

I am a happy follower! Enjoy your blog!

conniepunkie said...

My fav. Thing DH did was hide choc kisses & hugs in my suitcase before I went away on a trip. When I arrived I loved showing them to my girlfriends , (after I had cried when finding them).
I promise to begin following Quilt Story, now that I have found you, because I love your heart garland!

conniepunkie said...

My fav. Thing DH did was hide choc kisses & hugs in my suitcase before I went away on a trip. When I arrived I loved showing them to my girlfriends , (after I had cried when finding them).
I promise to begin following Quilt Story, now that I have found you, because I love your heart garland!

KatieQ said...

Thanks for the cute idea. I'm a follower.

KatieQ said...

My favorite Valentine memory does not involve a sweetheart. When I taught nursery school, one of the children told me, "You're the only one I could imagine asking to be my Valentine." Quite a fancy phrase for a 4 year old.

Donna said...

Best Valentine's Day ever was the one I spent snowed in up in the mountains with my husband.

Donna said...

I am a follower of this cute blog!

Mary said...

What a cute idea! And so easy.
My favorite Valentine memories are from helping my kids make their Valentine boxes for school. We went all out with all kinds of shapes like basketball goals, Nike swoops, teddy bear, etc. One year we even made it one out of gingerbread!

Mary said...

I've been reading your blog for a while but have just now become a follower.

Helen said...

Hubby and I have never made a big deal about Valentines day. Now that our daughter is 3 and can understand what is going on I want to introduce some traditions, V day being one of them. This garland is awesome and is something Little Miss can help with. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Helen said...

I am now a follower. Great blog!!

Janet said...

I actually know a man whose name is Valentine. It's his middle name but still... I wonder how good he is with a bow and arrow...

Janet said...

I am a follower.

hueisei said...

My sweetest Valentine Memory is with my bunch of friends :) we are singles that time and we dressed up in pink and hang out at restaurant celebrate this special day!

hueisei said...

I'm a follower!

Cherise said...

I'm already a follower! :)

Cherise said...

One valentine memory I have is when I made a heart shaped meatloaf for dinner! Still makes me smile! :)

danih03 said...

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
If I don't win this
I'll be ....blue??

AND...I am already a follower!

danih03 said...

here is my real valentines comment.
My husband always waits until the last minute to get me something for Valentine's Day, but it is always spectacular!

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I remember my boyfriend giving me a mixed CD with musics we both loved. Now he is my husband :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Thankyou for a great tutorial. They look fantastic. :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Yes, I'm a follower too. :)

Liz said...

I know my little gd and I will love doing this. My dh says he doesn't like the world telling him when to spoil his wife. He just likes to surprise me whenever.!!!!I am a follower of your blog.

Narelle said...

These look so sweet!
I'm afraid Valentine's Day is just another at my place ... mine missed the romantic gene :)

ELNM said...

Back in college, a nice guy I knew left a box of candy for me at the desk in my dorm. We started dating after that, and have been married almost 29 years. He knew even then that the way to my heart was through chocolate!

ELNM said...

I follow quilt story!

Sally King said...

My baby great granddaughter being born on Feb 12--so close to Valentines's Day. Our little Valenine.
SallyKingemail@gmail.com
www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

Sally King said...

I am a follower.
SallyKingemail@gmail.com
www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

Amy said...

My husband & I were married on Valetine's Day in 1988, so that's my best & favorite memory! :-)
Thanks for the tutorial, very cute!

Amy said...

I'm a follower!

I Love You, Evie said...

My favorite was a hand-painted heart shaped music box.

I Love You, Evie said...

I am a follower.

Dee said...

I am now a follower:)

Dee said...

Awesome idea to decorate the pine trees in the house after the holidays

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