Friday, January 25, 2013

Love notes quilt... and a giveaway just in time for Valentine's Day

 
I had seen a few patchwork hearts over on Instagram from @modernhandcraft and couldn't get them out of my mind.  So last weekend I decided to make some. 

 
 
I knew they were made with squares and half square triangles so I just started playing around.  It was only later that I discovered the great step-by-step tutorial over on Modern Handcraft's blog.  Her blocks finish at 7" square.  Each of my patchwork heart blocks finish at anywhere from 16.5" to 4.5".
 

 
Here is some quick math so that you can make the same different sized blocks I made . . . if ya wanna. . .
 
For a 16.5" block you will need six 4 1/2" colored squares; four 4 7/8" colored squares, two 4 1/2" background squares; and four 4 7/8" background squares.  Make half square triangles ONLY by pairing up the larger of the colored and background squares.
 
For a 12.5" block you will need six 3 1/2" colored squares; four 3 7/8" colored squares; two 3 1/2" background squares; and four 3 7/8" background squares.  Make half square triangles ONLY by pairing up the larger of the colored and background squares.
 
For a 8.5" block you will need six 2 1/2" colored squares; four 2 7/8" colored squares; two 2 1/2" background squares; and  four 2 7/8" background squares.  Make half square triangles ONLY by paring up the larger of the colored and background squares.
 
For a 4.5" block you will need six 1 1/2" colored squares; four 1 7/8" colored squares; two 1 1/2" background squares; and four 1 7/8" background squares.  Make half square triangles ONLY by pairing up the larger of the colored and background squares.
 
 

 
I'm calling this quilt Love Notes and it measures about 40"x40".  It will be in my online quilt shop by early next week.  So will a few other new quilts. . . once I get them photographed.
 

 
Perfect for Valentine's Day I think. 
 
And also because Valentine's Day is just around the corner, today I'm giving away three of my handmade goat milk soap sets (you'll get to pick 3 bars) to three lucky winners. I'm giving one away HERE on this blog -- leave a comment for your chance.  I'm giving one away over on INSTAGRAM -- you have to be a follower and you're automatically entered.  You can find me over there by searching oldredbarnco.  And I'm giving away one over on TWITTER -- you have to be a follower of me over there and you're automatically entered too.
 
All winners will be selected by random draw on Sunday, January 26, 2013 at 6pm EST US and announced soon there after.
 
So leave a comment here, go follow me on Instagram and go make sure you're a follower on Twitter.
 
Good luck!
 
-dana


71 comments:

Deairdre said...

I love goat milk soap! What a fun giveaway!

Molly said...

I love this sweet quilt! So perfect for a Valentine baby :)

Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabulous soaps. I have always wanted to try them and am sure I'd get quite spoiled.

tara said...

It turned out beautiful. And thanks for giving us some cutting instructions. The background fabrics really make this piece unique

jackie said...

Cute quilt. I like it.

Lee D said...

It's beautiful! I love scarppy goodness. homemade soaps sound delightful.

Nili said...

How fun! And I LOVE that quilt!

Corinnea said...

I really like this quilt. I'm not a heartsy type person, but you have made me think I want one of these....

Oh, and I love your soaps, so thanks for the chance at winning some!

doodlebugmom said...

I <3 those hearts. Thanks for the chance to win your soaps!

Gill said...

What a lovely quilt!
Perfect!

Stacey said...

love the hearts, and i have been eyeing your soap for a while now.

Logan O'Bier said...

The heart quilt is wonderful! Would love to win:)

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful Dana! I love it against the woodgrain too! And I can say from personal experience how yummy your soaps are... I bought some a few years back for Christmas gifties. Thanks for the chance at another!

Jessica Christensen said...

I've never tried goat's milk soap, but it sounds like something I want. Thanks for a random and fun giveaway. ;)

Sherri said...

LOVE your quilt! I, too have never tried goats milk soap!

Tina said...

Homemade soap is seriously the best, I would love to win one! Thanks Dana

Needled Mom said...

That is just a darling quilt!!!

Katie B said...

Dana, I adore this quilt. Really and truly. XOXO

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I've been bitten by the patchwork heart bug too, and I desperately want to make some. Yours turned out absolutely amazing - LOVE the text prints, the different sizes of hearts, and the name - super cute!
Goat milk soap is good stuff!

Beth said...

That quilt is perfect for Valentines day! I love goats milk soap and would LOVE to try yours!

Beth said...

That quilt is perfect for Valentines day! I love goats milk soap and would LOVE to try yours!

hollymade said...

I'd love to try some soap! Very cute quilt!

Beth said...

That quilt is perfect for Valentines day! I love goats milk soap and would LOVE to try yours!

kbzelazny said...

I've never tried goat milk soap, and I'd love to!

Bailey said...

I love this quilt - it's wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win and try some new soaps!

Marsel said...

Lovely quilt! ...and the soap sounds great!

Kelsey said...

Lovely quilt!! One of these days I'll get around to makings something valentinesy!

Amy said...

I adore this quilt! If I didn't have so many projects to get done right now I would be making one right this minute.

Anonymous said...

that is a beauful quilt, I just love the mix of colors and prints!

Stacey
priceclan4@yahoo.com

Ann said...

Super quilt. Gives me a good idea as I have some fabric to make my daughter a quilt and I think I can use this with larger fussy cut centers and make it work! Thanks.

diane said...

Mr. R just said, I really like your friend's soap and we're getting low. If I don't win I'll be placing an order soon.

diane said...

forgot to say I love this quilt. Thanks for the mini tutorial for making the hearts.

Jenny said...

thanks for doing the math! i always stuggle with math! really great quilt...and done so quickly!!

Patty D from NC said...

great quilt!

Terriaw said...

What a beautiful project! I adore it. I would love to try a couple of these blocks and turn them into mug rugs or hot pads for our kitchen. I have always wanted to try your soap, so I'm excited about your giveaway!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful quilt! I love all the non-Valentine's prints and the great typography prints. Good one! Thanks for the chance to win some of your soaps!

QuiltNut Creations said...

I love this quilt; fabulous! Thanx for the chances Dana :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm....soap!!

pippirose said...

The quilt is just lovely!
I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway. Nothing says pampering like some lovely, handmade soap!
:o)
Rose
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

carol said...

Love your hearts and the math calculations.

I have never used goat soap.

CitricSugar said...

That is so very charming! I love how it nods to Valentine's but isn't too Valentine-y, you know?

LGambler said...

I love the quilt, so cute!

~Michelle~ said...

I love it! Pun intended! Yay Friday! Glad to see various sizes of the hearts, so fun :)

Jan said...

How adorable; love the different sizes and unexpected fabrics!

amylouwho said...

Helllooooo! I love this quilt. I want to make a heart quilt too, glad for the link and for your notes. Of course I would love some soap. I should just remember to order some.

Trudi said...

LOVE that quilt! :)

Denise J. said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Cute quilt!

Sheila said...

I am heading to my scrap basket to sew myself some hearts! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks also for the soap kindness!

Julie said...

I love handmade soaps. Thanks for the giveaway and the info about the quilt

This Dog's Mom said...

Your heart quilt is is just sheer joy! And thanks for the generous soap giveaway. What luxury!

Rebecca said...

Oh, I would love to try your soap! THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

ksrunt said...

Quilts, soap? Dana, you're the best. And I love the printed text fabric!

Kristen said...

Yay, how to do it. Saved, sighed over, happy to see what you did with it and omg it's beautiful thoughts.

Talented you are, lady. Love it.

scottylover said...

Love the quilt! Perfect name for it, too. Thanks for the chance to win some of your soaps. I have been wanting to try something different!

Sandy A

Jennifer said...

Super cute quilt and love the picture of it hanging on the barn (but isn't that barn supposed to be red?). Love your soaps!

Renna said...

Some day, I must learn to quilt. Yours are gorgeous!

Paige said...

Eeep! I love this! Just pinned the photo so I can remember from where it came!

Deb said...

Beautiful, beautiful heart quilt. I'd love some of your soaps!

Anonymous said...

pick me valentine.
Teresa
teequilts@bellsouth.net

Alice said...

Love the non-traditional Valentine colors. Thanks for block piece sizes, I think I need to go scrap diving.

Sara said...

Love,love those text prints in the background!

Jen said...

I've never tried goat milk soap but I've heard good things about it. Thanks Dana

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the hearts cutting sizes. I love that you used "word " backgrounds.
June - NJ

Jess @ LifeintheWhiteHouse.com said...

I think this is such a fun quilt! Thank you for doing this giveaway.

MaggieMaurz said...

Such a cute quilt. I love your blog!

Christie said...

Thanks for the idea - I have been thinking about making a Valentine quilt - and this is just the ticket! Love your background text fabric (hence the name(?))! I better get started on this - only three short weeks until "heart" day! Thanks for the chance to win the goat soap. HUGS... and stitches

LStewart said...

I love your quilts!! I wish I had the motivation to quilt. I have tons of ideas but they fall by the wayside :(

Carla said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love your HST Hearts! They are adorable, especially on the text fabric!

roccagal said...

ooh that heart quilt is soo lovely-I luv those text prints! thanks or the tutorial and the chance!

Colleen said...

Love your quilt!! I have never tried goat milk soap. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to try your soap!!

Kristin said...

Love, love, love! I have been seeing your peeks on IG and love it finished, and so fast! I think I need a heart quilt now. But it probably won't happen before valentines day since I have three other quilt already to be quilted. :) Soon though. Oh and you have convinced me I need some text prints. ;)