Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How to Make a Valentine...

...I'll bet that Valentine making is happening all over the place....sooo.... I thought I would show you a previous post about my "How to make a Valentine" quilt.
My quilt shows you everything you need to make a very special valentine for all of the kids in your school class.
After all, you do want to be prepared when your teacher says...

"OK class, it's time to exchange valentines...everyone put your boxes on your desks and begin passing them out."


This is my "How to Make a Valentine" quilt that I designed in 2007.


These are the borders where my friend Helen quilted cute little hearts in. I wanted the borders to look like lace.


Now I'll take you through each and every block...they show everything that you will need to make your valentines.


You will need stamps so that you can send one to your friend that moved away last year....and some of Grandma's hand dipped chocolates for your teacher.


Mom will help you make sugar cookies....and yes... you can have one while gathering your supplies.


You will need stickers...


...and those heart suckers individually wrapped in thier own little cellophane bag...



...bubble gum balls and a giant Tootsie Roll for someone special...which I renamed Quootsie Roll (say Cutesie Roll)...because I can. It's my quilt you know:)



...your favorite crayon colors...I named my own crayons too...
Sweetheart Pink
Love Machine Green
Passionate Purple
Mellow Yellow
Without you Blue.



This is your Valentine box....Dad helped you make it out of a shoebox.



You will need tape for taping the candy to the valentines.



And plenty of Hersheys Kisses...you can have a few of those too while you are making them.


Don't forget the paper doilies.


And the conversation hearts.....these are important because you can send a message to that cute boy that you have a secret crush on but will never tell.


A big pink eraser just incase you spell someones name wrong. (remember to check the list of names that you got from your teacher for correct spelling).


You can use your older sister's paper punch but don't forget to put it back in her desk when your done....or else!


Individually wrapped "Love Savers"...


Lots and lots of paper.



A list of everything you will need.



Individually wrapped cherry Twizzlers...



A ruler....you want your lines to be as straight as possible.



Wide pink ribbon to tie up the sugar cookies for Grandpa and Dad.



Red Ju-Ju hearts....cinnamon ones too.



Always remember to S.W.A.K. each envelope.

Scissors for cutting...(don't run with them).


A #2 pencil and ...LOTS of glitter.



Glue or Paste.


Smarties....the pink ones are the best.

Chocolate hearts...both Milk and Dark to please everyone.











Have fun making your Valentines!
*note* If you are interested in purchasing my pattern to make your own "How to make a Valentine" quilt...you can get it from Nadine's website (Material Girls).
She might not have a picture up because it's a seasonal pattern but you can call her and she'll send you one. 801-495-4290.

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30 comments:

Sherri said...

So cute! You thought of everything!!!

Luv2Shop said...
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Luv2Shop said...

I just found your blog and I love your quilts! You are very talented and I enjoyed your pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Nedra said...

Wow Lori!
My grandson just asked me if I was going to make him a paper heart for Valentines Day. (no more of those store bought Valentines will do). I'd better get busy because you have given me some ideas.

Elizabeth said...

If I could only appliqué all day. . . Thank you so much for the close-ups of your quilt. This is such a cute quilt and every detail is so amazing. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Cynthia said...

Your quilts always bring back lots of memories of when I was a little girl!

Fiesta said...

Lori it is so cute.

PamKittyMorning said...

OHMYGOSH that is so cute! Love it all.

Kim Walus said...

Another one of my favorites. I just love all of the detail and wonderful fabrics. Sweet! Very Sweet!!!

Rae Ann said...

My...Oh...My Lori!!! I hope you aren't translated into "Quilter's Heaven" anytime soon! This is the cutest thing I have ever laid eyes on! You never cease to amaze me girl!
Valentine Hugs!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I had not seen this before and it is incredible - just like everything else you do! Thanks for the tour of blocks!

Something Special said...

I am sure your patterns and vintage designs are some of the cutest I have seen. Come say hi over to my creative blog. I have a sweet little giveaway going on there

Kim D. said...

You hit the nail on the head with this adorable quilters valentine quilt. Such clever ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

That is too cute. Love all the extra details especially the stamps.

Anonymous said...

What a darling quilt. You are so talented!
Thanks for sharing.

Darlis

stitchin' girl said...

This is such a clever quilt!! So much detail - but all your quilts have oodles of detail :o)

BBB said...

I was at Material Girls this weekend and saw the Paper Dolls quilt up close and the Valentine's quilt. I just have to tell you that I think you are an AMAZING artist. Truly, every time I see one of your quilts in real life I always think, "This woman is an artist."

BBB said...

PS - Not to mention your amazing eye for color and great hand applique stitch. I'm truly impressed.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your attention to detail always just blows me away. Love this. It is perfection.

Micki said...

That quilt is just so adorable. You are indeed very talented.
Micki

Maggey and Jim said...

New to your blog but love your work.. All I can say is Wow!! Will be returning too.
Maggey

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Lori, the details you put in your quilts are amazing and the work, beautiful. How many hours a week do you work in your studio, must be alot.
Keep Stitchen', we love it.

Pots and Pins said...

I have some great news! I'm in SLC and today I need to pick up my grandson from his sitter in LINDON which is very close to OREM which is where YOUR QUILTS are!!! I'm tickled pink!! I'll be able to see your quilts - and I'm taking my mom because she'll love them as much as me - and we'll have this great time and then we'll top it off by picking up my perfect grandson! Thanks Lori, seeing your quilts is the next best thing to seeing you! xo, Nan

Darlene said...

You have the best imagination and so incredibly talented. Another adorable quilt. :-)

Jeri said...

That is just about the cutest quilt I've ever seen! I'm going to have to order the pattern!

Lois said...

What a darling valentine quilt! Seeing it brings back memories of making valentines and those are good ones. Thanks for designing spuch special items.

Vickie said...

Your quilts make me happy! I'm off to AQ to see them yet again and then I am going to start on my very own How to Make a Valentine quilt. I love, love, love it! Thanks for the post of the close up pictures. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Your designs are so adorable!

Darlis

Shirley Pando said...

this is amazing!!!

By the Bluegrass said...

I adore this quilt! xoxo, sena

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