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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Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

The favorite gift idea that I've come up with for my kids so far is the "I Love you to the Moon" prints I made up for them. You can see them here (http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-love-you-to-moonand-back-boys-or.html)

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

And I'm already a follower. :)

Jenelle said...

This is a great tutorial! Usually I don't get much into Valentine's Day, but as a kid it was so much fun to make your own cards and look forward to giving them out. :) This year I might actually make an old-fashioned paper valentine for my husband (or a felt heart valentine!).

Jenelle said...

I am a follower of Quilt Story! :)

Val said...

My husband had flowers sent to my work place. It was so sweet.

Val said...

I am already a follower.

Susanne said...

These hearts are soooo cute :)
I don't have a valentines tradition. We will go out and have a nice evening I think.
Susanne

Susanne said...

I follow (Google Reader)
Susanne

Beeshebags said...

My favourite Valentines memory was from when I was about 12. My Mom had listened to one of my so called friends boasting to me about how she was getting lots of Valentines cards and she knew who all of them were from. I was a bit dejected as I didn't expect to get any (sucks being 'one of the boys' sometimes!) and my Mom bought me a huge card and got someone from her work (so I didn't recognise the writing) to write all sorts of funny things on the inside of the card and the back of the envelope. I was soooo shocked....and it wasn't for about 5 years or so after that, that Mom owned up....as someone else had taken the credit for it at the time! Hugs Naomi

Beeshebags said...

I'm a follower of you blog, love the garland. Hugs Naomi

hafza said...

I'm a follower of your blog!!

Jennie P. said...

Best Valentine's gift= Godiva chocolates. Yum!

Jennie P. said...

I'm a follower.

Gabriella said...

I'm a follower

Gabriella said...

The last year my hubby organized a trip to Amsterdam ... so sweet and a wonderful surprise !!!!
Thanks for the tutorial ^__* so so sweet

Patchwork and Play said...

Not so big on Valentine's Day because it coincides with my birthday, but flowers are always nice!

Patchwork and Play said...

And I follow Quilt Story !!

Wendy said...

I struggle with questions on Valentine's Day. It's really not a big deal at all in the UK and we only give cards and presents to our other half, not the whole family and friends.

Wendy said...

I'm a follower

Clare said...

I'm the same as Wendy, though my DH can be a bit of a romantic at times and is given to the odd surprise, like a single red rose sent to my office, the odd card and sometimes even supper!

Pat said...

My husband sends me flowers every year to my office for Valentine's Day.

Pat said...

I am a follower

Clare said...

I'm following you.

Lisa Marie said...

I think Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are a wonderful little gift for Valentine's Day. Where I live it's hard to get nice strawberries this time of year, so that makes them a special treat.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog. Love the inspiration you provide!

Pippa Parsons said...

Im a follower and love your garland, shared it with my FB friends as they love bunting :)

Pippa Parsons said...

my memory is when my then boyfriend refused to come home on valentines day 2000... because it was a leap year he was so worried I'd propose to him, he had to *work late*... he is now my DH and we have been married 10 years lol

Noela said...

I love getting flowers. Although a card is just as nice.

Noela said...

I have become a follower.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a Quilt Story follower. Thanks for the chance to win & the garland tutorial.

JoyceLM said...

Back in grade school, we made Valentine's Day mail boxes (decorated boxes with a slit in the top) and small valentine cards from colored paper & lots of glitter. Fond memory. Thanks for the chance to win.

Katherine said...

When I was little, my sister and I would wake up every Valentine's Day and find Valentines from our dad. Mom found one, too, and hers was always the nicest.

Katherine said...

And I'm already a follower.

Dorian said...

That's a cute garland H&M. Thank you. My MIL sends my kids Vday cards everyear, usually full of little tiny hearts that fall over the recipient when opened :) LOL

Dorian said...

I'm a follower :)

Martina said...

We don't really celebrate valentines day in our area or as family. So it is the firts time I am doing a miniquilt for my husband to hang next to his computer with a bird and letters saying I lovel you.
Fun Project. I love this garland.

Martina said...

Iam already a happy follower.

Happy Me said...

what a great garland and tutorial! Thank you for sharing it!

Thank you for the opportunity to win :-)

Johanna said...

I'm not a big Valentine's fan. I don't like the price inflation on flowers that only last a week or so. I'd rather have something for my garden that will last, of course it is the wrong time of the year for that though! That's what I prefer for Mother's Day and anniversaries. I do have to say I love decorating for the holiday though. All the hearts are just so pretty. Cute project!

Johanna said...

I'm a follower!

annemarie said...

I am a follower.

annemarie said...

I love to make Valentine cookies - soft rollout sugar cookies with icing and lots of sprinkles. Add a stick and you have a fun treat.

Mimi said...

Flowers and chocolate are really special for me!!

Mimi said...

I am already a follower!!

Taryn said...

My favorite Valentine's Day memory was actually while my husband was working over in Africa. I was feeling kind of depressed, but he called and told me to check behind the books on the bookshelf. It turns out when he was home the month before he had gotten me a gift and hidden it. It was just a stuffed Valentine's Day themed alien (lol), but the pre-planning and thought meant a lot to me especially since he's usually not much of a V-Day kinda guy.

Taryn said...

I am a new follower :)

Izzy said...

Cute garland! I'm definitely doing it. For Valentine's Day, my sweetie sends me beautiful flower arrangements at work - every year! All day I sit at work anxiously waiting for my flowers! I love it!

Izzy said...

I am now a follower.

krisgray said...

I am a happy follower!

krisgray said...

LOL - years ago my DH decided I needed a cell phone so he gave me one for Valentine's Day! Oh so romantic, huh?!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Best Valentines ever is being able to go to Florida tomorrow for 11 days to be with the love of my life.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am already your follower. happy Valentine Day early Thank you and Burgundy Buttons for a super giveaway! Super cute tutorial

piece peace said...

I am a follower. Love that cute tutorial. Thanks.

piece peace said...

Last year my four year old made me a Valentine's Day card. It was the best Valentine's Day ever.

kt said...

Great garland--thanks for sharing! I am a follower!

Tricia said...

I'm a follower! Cute tutorial!!

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kt said...

I usually get roses for V-day. One year my dh got me a mini rose plant and come warmer weather (we are in New England) I planted it outside--it is still growing and blooms every year!

krislovesfabric said...

The garland is so cute, I think my nieces would enjoy just playing with the pile of hearts tho! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Tricia said...

One year I had just broken up with a boyfriend and was still pretty torn. My parents made me dinner and bought me the cutest beaded bracelet. It meant so much that they cared!

gill said...

I'm already a happy follower!

Lee said...

I am a follower!

gill said...

My godson was born on Valentines Day so always a special day for us!

Lee said...

I like to surprise my coworkers with a little something - I am making heart sugar cookies this year. thanks - love the heart bunting!

Deb said...

Right around Valentine's Day I usually send letters and fun notes to lots of friends in my address book. It's a good way of keeping in touch and responding to any notes I've received in their Christmas cards earlier.

Deb said...

I already subscribe to Quilt Story.

JuneBug said...

My fave memory is when my husband got me a bright red frying pan for Vday. He wrapped it in a HUGE heart shaped box.

JuneBug said...

I am a follower

Karenkay said...

I am a follower!!

Karenkay said...

Favorite memory is when I received a Vermont Teddy bear in the mail for valentines day from my husband!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Last year I got my first Valentine from my son that he made at playgroup. So adorable and it's hanging in my kitchen even now!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I'm a new follower :)

C. said...

My gosh, I love it! My fave V-day tradition is the chocolate waffles we have for breakfast--it's a great memory every year! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Kelli said...

My favorite Valentine memories are the simple sweet things like cards from my kids they made at school, poems my very non-romantic husband wrote for me, and enjoying lots of dark chocolate that my Mom sent to me! ;)

cherie said...

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Your Garland is Sweet and so are You!

Lettyb said...

My mom decorated the night before Valentines Day so that when we came into the kitchen for breakfast our table was full of candy and cards and pretty decorations. It was wonderful. I did it for my kiddies too.
-Letty

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

adorable! I am a follower.

cherie said...

Following : )

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

as a kid, I loved giving and receiving Valentine's from my classmates.

bmerves said...

I received a tire for my car for Valentine's Day many years ago. He said taking care of my safety was a very loving gesture. I am a follower of Quit Story.

kimmyz said...

What a cute Valintines Day decoration! Love it! My favorite memory is of our "sweetheart angle" bringing my brother and I little gifts for Valintines Day.

Linz said...

I love this!! And I'm totally doing it! :) Happy Valentines Day!!

Linz said...

And I'm a follower! :)

Charlene S said...

We traded those little heart candies with each other. It was so much fun to find just the right one to give. Trick was to eat all those that didn't fit before someone gave it to you!

Brita said...

Many moons ago, gave me a box that contained a purple fishing hat with a pair of purple earrings hanging from it, and a note talking about us being together even until the years when I would wear purple and red (he didn't know it was red hat, but that doesn't matter). Isn't that romantic?!?!?

Dorothy said...

Love your idea! I just became a follower :)
Thanks
Dorothy in IL

Marilyn said...

Chocolates! Gorgeous chocolates would have to be up there as one of the best Valentines specials.

Laurel09 said...

As a child I LOVED Valentine's Day. I remember spending long afternoons making homemade Valentines for every kid in my class using paper doilies shaped like hearts. Now that I have a daughter of my own (who is about to turn 1!), I am looking forward to when she is old enough for me to revive the card making and Valentine's Day excitement.

Laurel09 said...

I am a follower of quilt story. Thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway!

Dorothy said...

One year DH gave me these cute love bugs that were magenetic and when you seperated them they snapped back together hugging -- AWEEEE
Dorothy in IL

Diane said...

I'm already a follower ... & love reading your blog :) thanks.

SewLindaAnn said...

Waxing nostalgic here. On a first date when I was about 17 he took me out to dinner to a really nice restaurant. I'm pretty sure it was Valentines Day. Anyway, I had lobster tails and I put my fork in it to cut the shell and ended up flinging it across the room. I will remember that forever! (Good one was a basket with all my fave chocolates a couple of years ago)

Diane said...

I love this garland ... my daughter is studying abroad in Spain & I'm gonna try & whip one up this weekend to send her! thanks for the idea.

Cheryl said...

I am a follower!

Cheryl said...

My favorite Valentine's gift was a diamond bracelet from my husband!

Denise said...

What a cute tute...much better than my hearts of red/pink magazine pictures on garland! : ) I always have my kids make their cards for their friends and we have such a great time doing that. Thanks for the giveaway!

Denise said...

I am a follower , love the inspiration you provide!

Cotton Blossom said...

I'm on my way to my stash now, that garland is the cutest! I'm a follower, Thank You.

Julie said...

I was pregnant on our first Valentines as a married couple and I was horribly sick with Influenza B and bronchitis. I to wear a face mask when my husband was home to keep from spreading it to him. No kissing aloud. We spent a lot of time hanging out and he took really great care of me but it's not a Valentines I'd like to repeat.

Julie said...

I'm a follower and I LOVE the garland! It looks so fast and easy!

Kathy H said...

I am a follower. Cute garland.

Cotton Blossom said...

My favorite Valentine memory has to be from 28 years ago. My then boyfriend cut out a Heart shape from steel with a welding torch and gave it to me. We have been married now for 25 years and our love is as solid as that heart :)

Lee Ann said...

That is the cutest garland. I don't have much in the way of a valentine story. My mother would do lovely things for most holidays including Valentine's.

Lee Ann said...

I'm a follower!

Richard Healey said...

My favorite valentines my wife bought me some flowers.

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Richard Healey said...

I am a follower and the Garland is wonderful.

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Janet said...

My birthday is on Valentine's day...so when I was little...I thought all the fuss was for me...Cute garland. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Kelsey said...

I'm not a big valentines person but I loved picking out valentines to pass out in school :)

Kelsey said...

I'm a follower - Love that garland!

sunny said...

How cute! I'm off to search for some fabric now.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

My favorite valentine memories are the handmade cards my children made for me. I save every single thing they made.
Julie

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I'm already a follower!
Julie

Allison said...

Growing up, my mom always made us pink, heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast on Valentine's day.

Allison said...

I'm a follower.

pinsandneedles said...

Oh I love this idea! Thanks! For Valentines, I usually give chocolates and a small gift to my 3 daughters.

pinsandneedles said...

I'm a follower of Quilt Story!

jlk said...

So cute! Love it.

Barb said...

I am a follower of Quilt Story!

Barb said...

It is all about chocolate here in this house, The more the better.

Colleen said...

I am a follower.

RenegadeQuilter said...

I always liked the Valentine Day parties that we had in grade school.

JustPam said...

I am a follower.

Colleen said...

Valentines is all about the date.

RenegadeQuilter said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

Lisa Cox said...

I am a new follower.
The garland is soo cute!

JustPam said...

I don't have any strong memories of Valentine's gifts-I used to buy stuff for my kids when they were little, but we didn't make a big deal of this holiday.

Suzanne said...

I love the cute garland - thanks

Suzanne said...

I am a follower of Quiltstory

Lisa Cox said...

I think the most memorable Valentine's gift I have ever given was to my daughter. She was 13 at the time, and had been having some troubles with being teased at school. I ordered her a small bouquet of flowers, a teddy bear, and a small box of candy and had them delivered to her at school in front of everyone. She became the "cool" girl for a little while and the teasing stopped.

Wendy said...

My favorite Valentine Day memories were from grade school when we all brought those little, tiny, postcard like valentines into school and exchanged them with our classmates :)

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Wendy said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader!

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B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog!

B Greene said...

My favorite Valentine's memory involves my high school fundraiser selling carnations. An ex-boyfriend gave me a red carnation (red = love), while my current boyfriend only gave me a pink one. I guess the pressure worked, because I have been married to the pink-carnation giver for over 25 years!

Mom C said...

Cute and easy, Love the pinking around the hearts. I am a follower.

Ebeth said...

I love this idea! I bought a sparkly LOVE bunting type thing years ago and hung it on our tall mirror in our bedroom.. My SO loved it so much, we've never taken it down :) It's a little bit of Valentine's Day year round.


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Tina O. said...

My husband proposed to me on Valentine's Day.

Michelle said...

I follow quilt story.

Mom C said...

I used to get way into making chocolates for Valentines. One year, way before you could purchase them, I made my husband a 1/2 lb bar of chocolate. I found a mold and everything. His favorite candy bar is a plain Hersheys bar. I also used to make suckers and I'd make heart shaped ones in all shades of red, pink and white.
One year my teen gave me a paper she'd color penciled and framed. It says "Mothers hold their childrens hands for awhile, their hearts forever." I've hung it in my bathroom ever since. She apologized for not getting me roses! I treasure everything about it. Thanks for letting me remember.

Tina O. said...

I am a follower also.

sweetboaterchick said...

I love the valentines garland. Such a cute way to decorate!
One of my favorite Valentines memories is as a child, when my mom would make us heart pancakes and have special little gifts for us.
~Carolyn

sweetboaterchick said...

Oh and I am already a follower of your blog. I love it!
~Carolyn

RaeLyn said...

I love this garland--so easy and so cute! Thank you! I follow :)

RaeLyn said...

My mom still gives me (and now my kids, too!) Valentines socks. The bright hearts can't help but make us all smile!

Tracy said...

I'm a follower! When my sons where young I would make a fancy dinner for Valentines, set the table w/good dishes and serve them, make it fun and special for the whole family! Fun memories.

Lauren said...

We don't really do Valentine's Day. With a little one maybe we'll start some traditions. Cute tutorial!

Lauren said...

I'm a follower of Quilt Story.

Sherryl said...

Ah Valentines Day. My best memories are of the little valentines we gave out in grammer school where we carefully selected the perfect little heart candy with the right message (be mine, best friends)to include in the little envelope. Simple joys.
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Allison C said...

No valentines traditions. We typically try to go out a day before or after so we don't have to deal with waits, etc. I guess we are boring, but it doesn't bother us. Sometimes hubby surprises me with flowers which is always a nice treat.

Allison C said...

I follow!

jeri said...

I am a follower.

Amy said...

Last year, I had an awesome time making Valentine's Day cards with a friend!

Linda said...

Awesome tutorial! Love the garland. My fav Valentine is one that I found several years ago. It was sent to my grandmother, from my grandfather while he was overseas during WW2. It is a very romantic pop-up with crepe paper heart attachments.

Amy said...

Cute heart garland! I'm your follower.

Linda said...

I am already a follower. Love your blog!

Jennifer Gail said...

Love the garland.I enjoy making Valentines Day cupcakes.

Gina said...

The garland is so cute and easy! Thanks for participating in the blog hop! I'm a follower!

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow.

Jessica Jo said...

Valentine's memory, huh? I was proposed to on V-day, even though we were already engaged. THen 2 days later we got pregnant BAHAHAHA!

Cori Lewis said...

Instead of celebrating valentine's day my husband and I go big on our anniversary which is a month later

Cori Lewis said...

I'm a follower

Francine said...

Hi there, great tutorial, thanks! My favorite Valentine's tradition is leaving candy for my kids to find that morning. I hide one box for each of them while they're sleeping. The kids are 12, 19 & 20 now and when they're home they still look for them!

Francine said...

I'm a new follower!
Francine

Quilting "b" said...

My favorite valentine was when my 3 children saved their money and bought me a big heart shaped box of chocolates. They were so excited to give it to me and once it was opened they ate every piece of candy.

Quilting "b" said...

I am a follower. Thank you for a great giveaway.

beeps said...

I don't celebrate valentines day really, so I don't have any stories. I like to make little crafty gifts everyday for those I love and I know exactly who I want to make this for!

beeps said...

and now I follow!

fenna said...

an awesome gift idea: Write 100 (or more or less) reasons why you love someone on little strips of paper. Tape them to the tags on chocolate Kisses and put them in a pretty bag.

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

I have been a follower for quite a while. lisaursino@msn.com

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

My favorit thing about valinties day is the kissing.
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Susan said...

I am now a follower. Thanks for the lovely tut I am going to do this one!

Kimberly said...

I'm a follower!

Kimberly said...

My husband proposed to me on Valentines day with a beautiful tin box of chocolates. I kept the box and all the love letters he ever wrote to me inside. :)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I always receive a susprise gift from my husband. Last year he gave me a beautiful silver bead to put on my Pandora bracelet.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm a follower.

James-Linda said...

FOLLOWING YOU !

James-Linda said...

VALENTINES DAY IS JUST A SPECIAL DAY TO SEND ADDITIONAL HUGS TO THE ONES YOU LOVE MOST ♥

MaryBeth said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the tutorial, it's really cute.

MaryBeth said...

My g-babies made me a valentine last year which I still have. I hope I get another one this year!!

Alisa said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Alisa said...

I already follow you!

forevermore said...

Great idea, I bet you could even quilt the hearts out of Valentine's Day fabric scraps! Thanks for the giveaway!

forevermore said...

And I'm a follower!

Sewcando said...

Oh my favorite would just be dinner out. :) Love spending time with hubby.

New Quilter said...

I love Valentine's Day - no cooking for me.

New Quilter said...

I am already a follower!

pianomama said...

The night before - we have everyone write "love notes" to every other person in the family on construction paper hearts. (we have six kiddos....) Then - after they all go to bed, my hubbie and I hang garlands on each of their doors w/ the love notes that tell what everyone else appreciates about them. They love it!

pianomama said...

I'm a follower:-)

rockgranny said...

I'm already a follower

rockgranny said...

My favorite Valentine was when my 5 years old daughter gave me a card she made.

Lynda said...

my husband was the best at picking out cards I just could not compete, so we agreed that I would bake for him and he would continue with the lovely cards - will miss that this year.

Erin said...

This is beautiful, I always want to decorate for valentines, but just keep putting it off, I think this project would be a great stepping off point.

Erin said...

I'm a follower

Ella said...

I follow you!

Ella said...

My favorite valentine's day was the one but a few years ago when my sweetie moved from CA after almost 2 years of doing the long distance thing. It was our first actual valentine's day in the same city!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Okay this is just darling and my grandchildren are all going to want one of their own! Blessings, Marlene

VickiT said...

Super cute idea. I really need to get some of that bakers twine. I just love all the colors that can be ordered in.

Thank you for the tutorial.

VickiT said...

I've followed your blog for quite awhile but for some reason, never clicked on the 'follow' button. I am now following on GFC.

Dona said...

This would be perfect to decorate the rooms at the Children's Hospital in Spokane WA. Have to get to work on it!

Dona said...

I'm a follower!

Vickie said...

Love this cute idea. Would be great to do with my grandson.

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