Thursday, January 10, 2008

Free Valentine pattern!

One of our readers, Nanette Merrill, has shared with us a new Valentine pattern that she has designed and posted on her new blog, Freda's Hive. The Valentine Quilt Banner, which appropriately features two scrappy hearts, is perfect for a certain upcoming holiday :)



She suggests using the Sweet Valentine line from Marcus Fabrics to make this banner. This line actually has shiny golden flecks that remind us of real valentines!

A little about Nanette...
I have been sewing since I was a girl. I have 5 sisters and my mom made all our clothes (even wedding dresses!) so I learned from a pro. I live in Utah and have 8 children, 7 are daughters and some of them sew, quilt, and knit and we have a blog together. Our blog is named after my mother, Freda's Hive . I've been quilting 10+ years and love to create my own designs. Every quilter has scraps and I'm always looking for a fun way to use scraps. I cut my scraps into squares and then I have them for small (or big) projects like this valentine quilt. I have several flags like this for many occasions I hang on my front porch to greet visitors. I think simple projects like this are great and fun for both pros and beginners and everyone loves a valentine.

Show us how yours turns out!
Happy quilting, and many thanks to Nanette!

4 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Nice work Nanette! I how scrappy and charming this is!

michelle said...

Thanks Nanette I saw that cute pattern and had to make it right away. It turned out great and your instructions were easy to follow. Love your blog.

Perry said...

This is a Great Valentine flag. Nanette, you do nice work. I am sure the Head Elf would love to have one.By the way, how is the Head Elf doing? Haven't seen a new picture of her lately, lol.

GLYINS said...

THE FAT QUARTER SHOP IS MY FAVORITE ONLINE QUILT SHOP YOU HAVE THE BEST COLLECTION OF FABRICS AND THE SERVICE IS GREAT.I HAVE JUST SEEN GLENNAS BEES KNEES IT IS THE BEST SHE HAS EVER DESIGNED AT LEAST FOR ME I LOVE PRIMARY COLORS.