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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Carrie P. said...

Really cute garland. thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Carrie P. said...

I am now a new follower.

annmarie said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I love QuiltStory
and Burgandy Buttons too!!!

The garland hearts are darling - thanks for the tute!

Chelley said...

When I was in 3rd grade, my stepdad came to school on v-day and brought me a heart necklace. :)

Chelley said...

I'm a follower!

harleywife57 said...

this is just adorable !! it's HAPPY !! my favorite Valentine memory is the year my husband got me a vermont teddy bear . It was extra special because they messed up the card that came with it and it said : I love Steve (instead of I love you , Steve ) Still have him sitting out and I made a scarf for him and 'borrowed' my granddaughter little leather Harley jacket from her build a bear !!

harleywife57 said...

I'm a follower ; thanks !

gpc said...

Hmmm, most of my valentine's memories are bittersweet, but I loved when my little kids made me special cards declaring their love for mommy!

Dianne Neale said...

After 34 years of knowing my husband, I no longer expect anything from him for Valentine's Day- he has always objected to the price of cards and flowers! He did take me out to the opera and for a curry last year though!

Heide said...

I remember when I was in the Girl Scouts that we painted glass vases (supplied from the telephone company) with hearts or flowers, put a red rose in the vase and then we delivered them to the patients at the local Convalescence Home on Valentines Day. I will never forget the look of joy from the patients!
heidew2003 at yahoo dot com

Jennyroo said...

I love red and pink jujubes and jelly beans the most, so Valentine's day is my favourite candy holiday because I don't need to pick around the other colours! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Jodie said...

love this tutorial, it is great. Favorite Valentine's Day would have to be when we did a fancy dinner at home as a family with the kids. It was great and then enjoyed using the China and fancy stuff to eat on.

Gmama Jane said...

Cute and easy peasy! My daughter the PHotographer wants one for her picture backgrounds!! To my sewing cave I go!
Thanks
Gmama Jane

Katina said...

Love your little heart garland. One of the things I love to do for Valentine's is give candy and a "child's" Valentine to all my coworkers. It makes everyone feel special, especially me!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

barefootT said...

I have been married 38 years ! and still have the first Valentines my husband gave me, it was a set of planters, and a pothos plant. still have planters, and yes still have some of the plant :)

barefootT said...

garland hearts are adorable. I will be sending some to my grand daughter. thanks :) I already am a follower.

Jennie said...

My favorite Valentine's memory also includes my favorite gift:
My husband and I started dating on Feb. 12th. On the 14th, he offered to pick me up from work, on his motorcycle, and he told me he had a present for me. I was expecting chocolate or roses - generic V-day stuff. Instead, he gave me a framed print of one of his favorite paintings. 11 years later, it's still hanging where I can always see it.

jenstaubly said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks fir the great tutorial!

usagypsy said...

Such a cute garland! My daughter loves hearts. I need to add this project on my to do list!

usagypsy said...

I'm a new follower!

B Larson said...

Love the banner. It has great potential for many occasions. I love to get fresh tulips on Valentines Day. They are so springy and fresh .

Rose M. said...

I love to make little ITH embroidery items to hide little goodies in for my 5 grandkids! I've been making things for each holiday and my one daughter had one of those accordian type clothes hooks between the kid's bedrooms that all their little holiday goodies hang from and it is so cute!

Rose M. said...

I'm a follower. I thought I was before but when I checked I wasn't so I became a follower!

Rose M. said...

I'm a follower. I thought I was before but when I checked I wasn't so I became a follower!

hennies.pennies said...

I've just become your newest follower via email! Love the sweet little hearts garland. I think I just might whip one up tomorrow to decorate my office at work! Be blessed!

hennies.pennies said...

I remember when I was quite young getting a box of chocolates in a red heart shaped box from a secret admirer. I couldn't have felt any more special!! I found out many years later that it was my grandmother -- she had been my secret admirer over many years. She's moved on to glory now but I sure do treasure the special bond we had!! Be blessed.

corina said...

My favorite valentine gift was a glitter heart from my daughter when she was 6.

corina said...

I'm already a follower!

Lindsay said...

I used to love picking out Valentine's to pass out at school when I was a kid. I'd always have to make sure I didn't give the boys I didn't like any that said something about love.

Lindsay said...

I'm a follower.

das said...

My dog's birthday was Valentine's Day. This will be our second one without her, so it's a little bittersweet.

Maureen said...

I am a follower of quilt story.

Maureen said...

One year my husband and I gave each other the same Valentine card.

Raelene said...

Red roses, once in 15 years he has remembered a special day. Got to love him, at least he remembered once.
Hugs

Raelene said...

I am also a follower, Thx

Lisa E said...

My favorite Valentine's gifts to receive are handmade cards from my 2 girls. They are very creative and it's fun to see what they come up with.

Mhairi said...

I don't have too many Valentine's memories. But I love to see all the crafts that others create for the day. The simple and the amazingly intricate. All totally amazing and impressive. Thanks for sharing your hearts tutorial, I love it.

Mhairi said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Michele said...

My hubby and I started dating right before Valentines Day 19 years ago. When the holiday rolled around, he wanted to make me dinner so he had his mom help him prep a favorite dish plus sides and dessert, he brought it all to my apartment and finished cooking it there. We had a lovely evening. He even made me a home made card, something we still do for each other every so often.

Michele said...

I'm already a follower.

Jansie said...

I will never forget my first 'real' Valentines from my boyfriend. I was 15 and he gave me a card, a white teddy bear and flowers. I was in love. ;)

Jansie said...

I am a new follower! Cute tutorial, thanks!

Colleen said...

Would love to make a small version for my valentine tree.

Colleen said...

Im a follower!

Kayli said...

I follow the Quilt Story blog!

Kayli said...

I love Valentines Day, I love red and white so I love all the decorations and sweets to make! This year me and my husband will be celebrating our 9th Valentines Day together!

quilary said...

I did a tutorial for a heart blog as a guest blogger and gave away the tablerunner as a blog giveaway - I now keep in contact with the lovely lady in France, I met through the giveaway.

quilary said...

I'm a new follower - thanks for the chance :)

Bea said...

This is really cute! My favorite Valentine's thing is to make little hand drawn cards for friends. It was so much fun as a kid and its still so much fun now!

karen said...

I love how excited kids get about Valentines Day.

karen said...

I am now following! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jessica said...

One Valentine's my husband got crawfish for dinner...we live in California. They were kinda pricey, but yummy!

carol said...

pounds of chocolate :-)

Sherry said...

I love the idea, it looks like a fairly quick but fun project. I am looking forward to our church's Valentine banquet next week. It is always a fun and relaxing place to go with my hubby.

Sherry said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

Patty said...

I am a follower.

Patty said...

My daughter's birthday is 2 days after Valentine Day. I was so hoping she would be my Valentine baby.

Vivian said...

Greatest Valentine Gift -- going out to eat with family.

Debra Lee said...

I think a great gift is a picnic in the livingroom!

Debra Lee said...

I'm a follower!

bee said...

great idea! love the hearts - will have to try this for a gift this year.

memmens said...

Oh I remember sending a big bunch of flowers to my boyfriend (now husband) quite soon after we got together, he was living away in a city after growing up in the country, so it was a reminder of spring in the country. I actually sent them the day before Valentines so he could enjoy them when he woke!
thanks for the tutorial

memmens said...

I'm a new follower too!

Paula said...

Lovely idea! Wonderful project to decorate my little prince's room.xx

paulaheredec(at)gmail(dot)com

Paula said...

I'm already yr follower!;)

paulaheredec(at)gmail(dot)com

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

I already follow - and love your blog!

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

A favorite memory is when I was out of town for work and my husband drove to meet me for a Valentine's Day dinner!

Shirley said...

Just found your blog today and now I am a follower! There were few special times with my Dad but, the one I will always remember is on Valentine's Day he always had a small box of chocolates and a card on the table. Such a sweet memory to hold!

Lv2sew2011 said...

I am now a follower, and thinking about block of the month, in having the time to do it, seems like it would be fun to join.

Hope you have a great Valentine day! I remember when I was working that my husband sent flowers to my job made me feel special!

Thanks for doing the contest test, I'm fairly new to quilting. And I'm getting so many ideals.

Well God Bless!

Kim said...

I love making handmade Valentine cards to mail to little kids.......they love getting mail.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Happy sewing

Judith said...

I wish my husband was into Valentine's Day. A homemade card would do nicely.

Judith said...

I am already a very happy follower.

Heather said...

My husband and I don't really do anything for Valentine's day but now that we have kids it's always fun to do craft projects and things for them.

Heather said...

I'm a new follower too!

Susan said...

I love your garland. I'll have to see what I have left in the stash. I don't use pinks much, and just gave away a bunch of them. Thanks for the giveaway chance. I'm going to check them out right now. I follow by e-mail, since I never go check the blogs I follow page.

Susan said...

My husband is gone now, but every year, he used to buy me the absolutely mushiest card he could find, and then sign it Spike (his fantasy bad twin). =)

Needled Mom said...
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Needled Mom said...

Very cute and a great tutorial. We always love to leave the little candy hearts around for each other with their messages on them at this time of the year.

Needled Mom said...

I already follow Quilt Story.

Grace said...

My favorite valentine memory is breakfasts with red strawberry themed food and of course Mom's homemade chocolate desserts! :)

homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

Grace said...

I'm a new follower :) Thanks for the chance to enter!

homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

java diva said...

So cute! I'm a follower

thegoose said...

I'm a follower. :)

thegoose said...

A Valentine's memory.... I got my first Valentine from my "boyfriend", whom I adored, when I was three years old. He moved away when I was four and a half and I never saw him again. But I always kept the Valentine and thought very fondly of him. Thirty years later I looked him up and contacted him and he had NO memory of me whatsoever. *sigh* Boys are so fickle.

Becky said...

I am way late in the game here, but wanted to start following your blog anyway and let you know that I am super excited about all of your cute ideas and fun tutorials! The heart garland is something I definitely need to do. We're doing a FNSI this week, so think I will put some garland together for our little party. Thanks for sharing!

Brandie said...

I'm a follower

Brandie said...

My hubby and I go to the movies. We don't go that often and every yr we switch back and forth between who picks.

Betty said...

I follow your blog, but probably not the follow button also. Your valentines garland is really awesome. I'll have to try to make one. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Lynne said...

Valentine's Day is full of fun from grade school days to grandmotherhood!
Thanks for your great tutorial!

Leslie at the Sugarhouse said...

Just became a follower!

Leslie at the Sugarhouse said...

Valentines Day always means a special dinner for my hubby and crafting session with sweet daughter. She is 12 and likes to sew. This is a perfect & fun project to do together. Thank you!

Cheryl said...

Very cute garland project. thank you! Making homemade valentines with my kids when they were young is a sweet memory that I will cherish forever.

apple blossom said...

only time my hubby bought me valentine was while we were dating. should have kept dating and not married him (big grin)

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

gfc follower

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Marcia B said...

I am a follower and enjoy your posts!

Marcia B said...

My favorite Valentine's gift was my engagement ring! It was a surprise and we were married 4 months later!!!!

Pat V. said...

I am a follower. Thanks for a great tutorial and a cute project!

Pat V. said...

I remember as a kid in grade school we used to decorate boxes to place on our desks. Then classmates would deliver their Valentines to you. It was always fun opening all those little envelopes.

Christine M said...

I love the heart garland. I could see that in a little girl's room.

Elizabeth said...

Fun Valentine's memory - when I was a teenager, my dad gave me a CD of Elvis' love songs for Valentine's Day.

Elizabeth said...

I'm a follower.

Carla G said...

Cute heart garland!! When hubby & I were first dating he gave me a bouquet of carnations on Valentines Day and then took me to a banquet. :)

Carla G said...

I'm a follower of your blog! :)

lemony lucy said...

One of my funniest Valentine's Days was when a new girl was born (early) in our extended family and stole the thunder of another lady born on Valentine's Day. 2nd lady was sad that her extra special birthday was no longer just for her.

Kristy said...

I was engaged on Valentines....after a VERRRRRRRY long day working in my now in-laws florist. :)

Thanks!

Kristy said...

I'm a follower! :)

Melinda said...

My daughter would love this in her room!

Melinda said...

I'm a follower!

Dreamingof03 - Heather said...

I love the Pinking edge actually. While it makes it easier... it also adds flair to it. ^^

Dreamingof03 - Heather said...

I also double checked to make sure I was following publicly :P

Jennifer said...

I'm hoping for some chocolate covered strawberries this Valentine's Day.

Karen said...

Thanks for the great tute :o) my husband took me to a fish restaurant even though he hates fish! Bless him xxx

Lisa C in GA. said...

I have the best Valentine story ever :) 30 years ago this valentines day I went to a party with a friend and his girlfriend. We ended up separated, but that's okay because halfway through the night the drummer from the band came up to talk to me and tripped, spilling his solo cup of beer right down the front of me, lol. But he was really cute, and interesting, and kind, and when he ended up rideless later that night I drove him home and gave him my number. He called the next day, and next tuesday we'll celebrate our 30th anniversary of being together (28.5 years married :) I lovvvveeee valentines day!

Lisa C in GA. said...

I've become a follower - I LOVED that post/story you had about the friend who made the "stems" love always quilt for her best friend. I almost cried!

Debra said...

Oh...i do have a special valentines to remember...after 10 years of my daughter living abroad with her family she/they relocated to where i live valentines day 2011...never thought this would happen...thank you for the tutorial

Debra said...

I am also following

Melissa said...

I'm following your blog now. I love discovering new blogs! :)

Melissa said...

This is more like a tradition, but my husband will usually take me out on a date maybe a week after Valentine's day and get me chocolate covered strawberries for a gift! <3

Lambini said...

Heart attacks! Putting hearts and candies at someone's door then ringing the doorbell and leaving. So fun!!!

Hani@Craftionary said...

I am following Your blog.. :)

Hani@Craftionary said...

This year I made a love notes activity board for me and my husband to write reasons we love each other And my husband gave me a valentine's day collection invicta watch with red leather strap I love it! :D
Thanks for the lovely giveaway

trudys_person said...

Cute project! Thank you! We keep Valentines low-key around here ... I'm going to make chocolate truffles for my husband and sugar cookies for my co-workers ... Thank you for the giveaway!

CathyH said...

I LOVE the garland. Happy Valentine's Day!

Chris said...

Our favorite traditon on Valentine's day is to host a Tea for the widow ladies we know We have been doing this for 13 or 14 years and it has grown form 4 ladies to 15! It is so sweet to see how happy they are as they are pampered and loved especially since their "Valentine" is no longer here. Love the heart garland!

quiltmom said...

Sweet garland on this blog hop- thanks for participating and for sharing your pretty garland. It would look lovely over a mantle or a bed.
Thanks for the chance to win fabric from the Fat quarter shop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

gmp said...

Lovely garland, and so easy to make. Memorable Valentine's Day gift was when a dozen, long-stemmed red roses were delivered to my job by a new boyfriend who had to be out of town on that special day. Everyone at work was making such a big deal about the expensive gift from a mystery man (because I hadn't disclosed that I was seeing someone).

Miss Beau Jangles said...

New follower here! Have just had to ask my mum to root out her pinking sheers specially, I just have to make this from my stash of lilac-coloured scraps!

Mrs.Hearts said...

I love to surprise my kids with something I have made for them on Valentine's Day!

Mrs.Hearts
www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com
handmadeheartsathome {!at} comcast {!dot} net

Mrs.Hearts said...

I am already a follower of your delicious blog!

Mrs.Hearts
www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com
handmadeheartsathome {!at} comcast {!dot} net

Jennifer said...

I am now a follower! Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful ideas and projects!

KOcanQuilt said...

I love giving a giant Hershey's KISS to my kids for Valentines along with a movie.

KOcanQuilt said...

Definitely a follower. Thank you to Leah for sponsoring the giveaway.

Dreamingof03 - Heather said...

I double checked and I am following publicly! :)

Dreamingof03 - Heather said...

Last year, for Valentines day, I handed him my best buy card and told him to go buy himself something pretty. We don;t have much money and so sending the hubby with a card was a real act of trust. He did not disappoint. He came home with only 1 thing. The entire Scooby Doo Series. We cuddled and watched cartoons together all night. :P

Quilt n Queen said...

I am a new follower...(o:

Quilt n Queen said...

No matter how busy my DH is...he always finds the time to pick up flowers and every year finds the best card....I have quite the collection of Valentine cards from way back to 1966. My first true love and a real keeper!!

Mom who loves to sew said...

Thanks for the great instructions to make this great garland for my grandchildren. Soooo cute. I am a new follower.

Linda V said...

Adorable garland idea! My best Valentine memory is the sweetheart banquet that my husband took me to when we were young teenagers. Been married 42 years this year!

Linda V said...

I am a new follower. thanks for the giveaway chance!

The Hungry Crafter said...

Can't believe I just found the blog hop on the last day...lucky me! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial -- very cute and looks like a fun quick project. This valentine's day is special for me because it's my first one as a married lady...still so cool to get a card that says "for my WIFE" :)

Lori said...

I am now a follower
these hearts are adorable, will be making some for every holiday.
Have a lovely vanlentines day
Lori Smanski
quilting-lady@comcast.net

Kell said...

I'm a follower.

If Toys Could Talk said...

My sweetie and I usually exchange cards. It's simple and inexpensive, but we love it. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I'm a follower.

Potpourri said...

I am a follower. I love cards on Valentine's day, but I like to make my own not give commercial ones.

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