I enjoy sewing/quilting very much - then decorating with some of of my treasures makes this lady a happy person. With this venture I accomplished both avenues of fun.
The only February/valentine decorating I did or plan to do is the dining room table. I did come across some fabric pictures that would make a wonderful display if I had the right sort of frame. I don't have one in my stash - nor am I going to buy one - but I will put frames on my search out list for garage/yard sales this upcoming season. Since I am an adult - an old one - yes, probably older than 90% of you readers I decided I could put some added pizazz in my decorating...thus the use of the black. Red, white and black just seems to be the colors for my age group. Did not want any little girl pink with my red and white.
This is a heart shaped wreath to which squares of red and white gingham and also pieces of solid red fabric were inserted. This wreath is probably close to 15 years old...does anyone remember when we made them in different colors for the different seasons. Somehow, I just could not get rid of the two of these I made. I had made the runner first out of scraps and a couple of nine patch blocks I had in my stash. Then, I tried several different things in the middle - none looked right. But, one afternoon just as I was laying down for my afternoon nap I spotted the wreath on the back door where I had hung it several days earlier. I thought this just might be the answer to my decorating dilemma. Sure enough, it had the look I was after - what ever you call it.
The wreath just seemed to anchor the red candle on the white holder. The small bears gave it the needed whimsical touch.
Then to carry on the fabric look I dug around in my stash and came up with the black boa looking fringe. Added the polka dog ribbon - and stood back and decided it was complete.
One of the blocks already made had this fabric with black in it. If you look real close it is a drawing of a rose - quite appropriate for this lovey-dovey day. To carry out the black I added the black binding to the edge.
Here is the full view!
Even put heart fabric on the back side...no hand quilting on this (other than the binding) - just did it all on the sewing machine.
The best part of all - Leon old me how much he liked it - without any prodding from me. He just said it all on his own.
May the month of February bring you added love and happiness - from your husband, children and grandchildren!