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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Holiday Hearts with a Twist - Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop

 Today is my stop in the 
Dust Off a Quilt Book
Blog Hop
Hosted by Bea at Beaquilter.

So, here are my Holiday Hearts with a Twist.

The idea is for the hop is to find an old quilt book on your shelf and make something from it.

Here is my lovely:

The Thimbleberries Book of Quilts by Lynette Jensen
copyright 1995

This book was given to me by a friend from her mom's estate.
Her mom even put her name inside the front cover - so special.

The Holiday Hearts looked like fun - all strip piecing (love)!

I wanted to change things up a bit, so I used all green scraps and made 3 of the 16" hearts.
Once I laid them together, I designed a stem, and presto, 
a shamrock!

They are still Holiday Hearts, just a different holiday.

I may stitch them together or I kind of like that I can use them as placemats if I choose.
They are the perfect festive touch for our table this month.

Here is the schedule of those showing off their old quilt book projects:

Please check them out leave them some warm and fuzzy comments.
There are some fun old books to see.

I really do need to use my books more often.
Thanks, Bea, this was fun!


Danice G said...

Oh I love the hearts! The green is gorgeous.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the hearts, and the green is so bright and cheery.

beaquilter said...

Yours look great! Thanks for participating!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Very clever!

Carol S. said...

This is so cute and perfect for St. Patrick's Day! That was a great book to "dust off."

Kathy E. said...

So clever of you to make those Holiday Hearts into a festive shamrock centerpiece, Carla! Even more clever to keep them separate to use as placemats! It's fun to look through those old(er) quilt books and get some new ideas. Oh, those days before Pinterest!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Carla, what a great idea. Those hearts are adorable and a shamrock is so perfect right now.

Rebecca Smith said...

I think I may have that book too. Your project is cute!

Karen's Korner said...

What a fabulous adaptation of that pattern.

Carol said...

What a creative adaptation for hearts! I love these--so pretty in those greens and they do make a lovely shamrock. I think I would leave them separate too--kind of adds to the interest. Thanks, Carla!

Danette said...

A wonderful adaptation! I should get my books out, also.

Frédérique said...

Beautiful pattern, and your hearts are lovely! I like the way they are, unattached, great to use as placemat then as decoration all together ;)

Nancy said...

What a great project! I think I like using them as placemats. Thank you for sharing.