Valentine's Day Showcase

Today is my special day for Melissa’s Valentine’s Day Showcase event.

I’ve made a Love-ly Garden wall hanging (or table runner) tutorial, just for you! This project finishes at 22″ x 38″.


Love-ly Garden Quilting

I haven’t got the quilting done yet. So far, I stitched in the ditch between the background and borders. Next, in free-motion mode, I outlined all of the applique shapes. This is the first time I’ve done this. While it’s not perfect, I think it’ll be just fine once the quilt is washed and it puckers up nicely.

I drew some random heart shapes in the white background using a Crayola washable marker. These shapes were stitched as I got to them while doing a close stipple in the background. There are two at the bottom that I changed my mind about and didn’t stitch out. While I didn’t have to draw the heart shapes in advance, I could have just stitched them, by drawing them first, it’s helping me to focus on the stitching and not worry if I have enough space or good balance to do the hearts.

I’m not sure yet what I’ll do for the border. It will finish at 4″ wide. I’m thinking something geometric, a diamond shape perhaps, that doesn’t take away from the fabric or centre panel. Any ideas?

If you make the Love-ly wall hanging, please share the photo in my Flickr group or on Facebook. I’d love to see it.

Purchase Pattern

Purchase the Love-ly Garden appliqué pattern.


Valentine’s Day Showcase

Check out the other free Valentine’s tutorials at Melissa’s site. This one is my favourite made by Kris. Isn’t it just adorable?


Click on the date link to go directly to each post.

Starting tomorrow, Melissa will also be having a Valentine’s-themed link party on her site. She has some awesome prizes to give away too!

Valentine’s Day Parties

I’m linking up my free tutorial at some fun Valentine’s Day parties from other quilting friends. Be inspired by these gorgeous projects shown. Who knows, maybe I’ll even win!


Pink Chalk Studio

True Love Logo

Be My Valentine – Weekly Quilt Contest

Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

Don’t forget to enter this week’s Be My Valentine quilt contest. For this contest, you can also enter other items made with fabric that fit the theme… and quilts too, of course. The Fat Quarter Shop are giving away this beautiful jelly roll of Always & Forever by Deb Strain for this week’s winner.

Always And Forever

Enter the contest here!

Love-ly Garden – Applique Pattern
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4 thoughts on “Love-ly Garden – Applique Pattern

  • February 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Your wall hanging is so cute and your quilting looks perfect, thanks so much for sharing it

  • February 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Happy Valentines day and thank you for sharing at my blog!

  • February 15, 2012 at 1:52 am

    A very lovely garden wall hanging, very springy and beautiful colors. Love it!

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