Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Quilt for Valentine's Day: X's and O's

Happy Valentine's Day! Every year on February 14th people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to family and friends. We're sending best wishes to fellow quilters for a fun and relaxing day!  We've always admired red and white quilts, and thought you would enjoy this one too, which we photographed last summer.

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Cross Stitched Heart by Elizabeth Teerlink, quilted by Kim Peterson

This colorful heart quilt says “I Love You” in 52 different fabrics It looks like giant red and pink cross stitches, but it’s actually pieced blocks!  Elizabeth Teerlink, from Cedar Hills, Utah, did an excellent job selecting the fabrics and arrangement and piecing the blocks.

Elizabeth explains, "Arkansas Traveler blocks placed in groups of 4 form X's. 34 of these blocks form a giant cross stitch heart against a white background. Four extra blocks below the heart create balance. The artful arrangement and shading of red and pink fabrics radiate light from the heart center to darker edges. X and O blocks signifying hugs and kisses border the top and bottom of the heart."

Check out the fun messages on thered and white cute fabric above: "You're the bee's knees.. Faithfully Yours... Yours forever..." and more!  The lovely pink hearts, below, remind us of candy hearts with the simple message of "Love."

The quilt was beautifully quilted by Kim Peterson, and exhibited at the 2019 Springville (Utah) Museum of Art show.

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.

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