Hugs And Kisses – A Celebration Of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day - Heart, Hugs and Kisses Quilt Pattern

Welcome to the Hugs And Kisses Blog hop and a very Happy Valentine’s Day!!

From the very beginning,  I wanted to take a very vintage approach to Valentine’s Day even without having all the details.  I came up with many ideas but nothing really tickled my fancy.  So I turned to books for inspiration to represent something that is both deep and simple as love.  Love has been part of every story ever told, since the inception of story-telling.  Finally, I found my inspiration – “Love stands the test of time”.

Valentine's Day - Heart Quilt Pattern

Pattern on Etsy and Craftsy

Since my theme was time, I was looking for a clock fabric to make my blocks.  Imagine how excited I felt when I came across this delicious clock fabric, and my search for the perfect foreground fabric was over.  Finding this fabric in sepia really made my day!

Valentine's Day - Hugs Quilt Pattern

Pattern on Etsy and Craftsy

Now that I had my perfect fabric for the symbols of love, it was time to pick the background.   My old-school fashion sense got the better of me this time.  Blame P. G. Wodehouse for that.  I love the Jeeves books and so the television show Jeeves and Wooster became the inspiration for this background.  There is something really attractive about men in suits.  So for the background I picked a grey fabric with a texture that could be used for a suit.

Valentine's Day - Kisses Quilt Pattern

Pattern on Etsy and Craftsy

Since a grey suit was my inspiration for the background,  I thought of a daytime outing.  A cream colored cotton dress seemed perfect to represent the girls.  Finally I had all the fabric I needed for my Vintage Valentine.

Valentine's Day - Heart, Hugs and Kisses Quilt Pattern

I love the outdoors and picnics in parks.   My husband and I go to the national and state parks quite often, and we always pack a lunch to eat inside the park.  So I picked a print with leaves and vines for the sashing and the pinstripe suit became the inspiration for the straight-line quilting.  I started quilting in the middle, and spaced out the lines as I moved toward the outer edges.

Valentine's Day Heart Hugs And Kisses Quilt Patterns

Pattern set on Etsy and Craftsy

Here is my finished Vintage Valentine wall hanging with the theme “Love stands the test of time”.

I hope you enjoyed it!  Thank you so much for visiting and taking part in the blog hop.  I got an email from Elaine, the founder of  Maine Coon Adoptions,  thanking us for the generous donation I was able to make because of you!!  They help find forever homes for so many kitties every year.  I love their organization!

They even mentioned us on their facebook page:

And THANK YOU Whims and Fancies for helping raise funds on our behalf. We give you a great big belly rub for that!! You are awesome!

I am passing that on to you!  Awesome job everyone!!  A very special thanks also goes to Mdm Samm from sew we quilt for helping me achieve this.  We will continue to send all the proceeds from the sales of these patterns to our favorite foundations.

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I am sharing my special day with these lovely ladies -

Lady Laura Ann
 
Lady Doris
 
Lady Rexie
 
Lady Shari
 
Lady Cherry

 

You can find all the participants of the Hugs And Kisses blog hop here, and all the Hugs And Kisses projects on this Pinterest board.  Let us have these ladies inspire us on this lovely Valentine’s Day!!

Love,

somasig


71 Responses to Hugs And Kisses – A Celebration Of Valentine’s Day

  1. Soma, I have enjoyed the paper pieced Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop, lead by Madame Samm. Thank you for making it possible. It was fun to see what everyone did and to see how DIFFERENT everybody’s final project turned out. I hopped in here to thank you and see all this Dr. Who stuff! I am not a Whovian, but I enjoy a good Who reference and I am going to have a look around. Who knows, maybe you have created something for Trekkies…

  2. Bente says:

    Hello Soma,
    your wallhanging is so beautiful, lovely fabrics!
    Thanks for these wonderful pattern, absoutely perfect to sew.
    x-o-x
    Bente

  3. Lana says:

    I have been just waiting to see what your project was…and I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED!!!! This is just perfection!!! Love the material!

  4. This turned out so awesome! I love the time themed fabric. Love really does stand the test of time. Sweet :)

  5. Love it! What wonderful colours they are.

  6. Wow! This is awesome, Soma! The clock prints that you have chosen is just perfect! Luv this!

  7. Marian Pena says:

    I love the colors, I love the suit fabric, the clock fabric, the story, and the wallhanging, really really cool Soma.

  8. Theresa says:

    Love the fabrics! Such sweet patterns

  9. love this- the clock fabric is cool!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  10. That is awesome. I love the pattern, the quilting, the fabrics, the story. Well everything!

    It’s really fantastic you’re giving back to your furiends. They are so important. A beautiful thing!

  11. MoeWest says:

    You chose a lovely theme and fabric! I love the look.

  12. LJ says:

    I am such a pink person that I was surprised to really love your creation with the vintage colors. Did you do a little dance when you found that ‘perfect’ clock fabric? I know, I would. Your inspiration was truly memorable to me.

  13. Janine says:

    This is brilliant! I love your ‘time’ theme and fabric choices :)

  14. Cheryl says:

    I love the wall hanging! The pattern looks great in those vintage prints.

  15. Kristen says:

    What a beautful quilt you made…love that stands the test of time…perfect. :)

  16. Love the vintage feel. Beautiful!

  17. Amanda Murphy says:

    Very nice use of the clock print – love it!

  18. Colette says:

    Love the fabrics which you used. The clocks on the sepia are gorgeous, but the gray is fabulous!

  19. Jane S. says:

    I really like the fabrics and colors you used. I’m not much of a traditional Valentine’s color person myself, so I find this to be a very refreshing take. :)

  20. Julie says:

    Love your project!! Although I really love reds and pinks, your blues are equally pretty!

  21. gail says:

    Love the clock fabric — a good reminder that daylight’s burning and it’s time for us to show our love to the people we care about! Love the finished wall hanging, too. :)

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