February = Red

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By now I think everyone knows my favorite color. Right? RED! So it is no wonder why I love February and Valentine's day. I picked up these vintage valentine towels more than a year ago.
They are perfect for my love of red, all things vintage, and rick rack. They are just so cute.
I get my valentine and February decorations out when we put away Christmas things. This quilt is one I made years ago to celebrate February.
I know the border is a little strange compared with the main part of the quilt but I wanted the quilt to represent President's Day and Valentine's Day. My mom was born in February too. And I have a daughter born in February.
This is a repeat quilt making it's 2nd appearance on our blog. But it bears repeating. My quilter, Wren, put such cute designs in each heart. Everyone of them is unique. This heart has my husband and my initials in it.
This is a Black Mountain quilt pattern from Teri Christopherson. Unfortunately it is out of print. It is such a classic design. I've made several quilts from this for friends, a few that I have sold and one my daughter has at her home. It was fun, fast and the directions are great.

Loving all things red and valentine - I was amazed and so proud to see this quilt by Stephanie R. You HAVE to go look at her valentine quilt. Go ahead. Click. Come on. You can do it. Stephanie R. took my heart pattern (on my side bar) and made it her own. She made 4 hearts into a square and framed each of them with red. I couldn't love it more. Way to go Stephanie R. I'm so incredibly happy when I see an idea move to someone else and then they make it their own. I love that. Thank you so much for sharing it with me and everyone. She's got a fun blog. Bookmark time.

-nanette
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39 comments

Sherri said...

Love your February/Red dish towels and quilts! The dishtowels are just perfect hanging in your kitchen!

jenny said...

I'm saving that quilt to my inspiration folder. it's interesting how a little sashing and staggering transforms a snowball-type pattern into a kind of honeycomb.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love, love, the dish towels and they look so cute in the kitchen, Your quilt is wonderful and it looks like a lot of time and thought went into it, yes the quilting is so cute! love the hearts!

rachel griffith said...

oh the towels are SUPER cute.
and of course i LOVE the quilt.
it's very nanette-ish.
yeah...i just said that.
tehehehe.

Busty LaRue said...

Cute! I love those dishtowels. You always have the funnest stuff!

Katy said...

it's an adorable quilt and deserves to be mentioned daily!!!

Susan said...

Love the kitchen towels. Using the snowball block like that makes it look like valentines popping up. Wren is a wonderful quilter.

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute Nanette! LOVE those dishtowels. And I've always loved that snowball pattern, but haven't made it yet. It's on my very long quilt wish list!

alobsiger said...

Such a charming quilt! Love the whole thing and its symbolism too! Cutie-patootie towels as well! I'm thinking about decorating for Valentine's Day...not nearly as festive as actually doing it. :-)

Stephanie said...

goodness, nanette . . .
thanks for the love.
by the way ~ "bookmark time" is exactly how i feel about YOUR blog.
thanks for all the inspiration.
you're amazing.
valentine's day is near and dear to my heart - it's my almost 82-year-old dad's birthday - every year.

Stephanie said...

I love Valentine's Day and all things hearts. Wow Stephanie R. did a fantastic job!!!

Nan said...

Too stinkn' adorable! I love it! [Quilt AND towels equally!]

Dionne said...

LOVE your dishtowels! I really need to decorate more for valentines day.
Cheers,
Dionne
PS - what a thoughtful quilter you have!

Candace said...

Nanette - you have such a way with vintage prints - they make me smile!
And Stepanie R's quilt - so cute!
Cheers!

Jackie said...

My most favorite thing you posted is the towels. How fun are they? I just love everything about them, especially that rick rack, how cute? But I do adore that quilt too. And wow Stephanie's quilt is fantastic. No surprise, you are are great quilting role model.

Fiesta said...

I love the towels.
Looks like I am going to have to make that heart wall hanging. It is so cute. thank you for sharing.

Libby said...

I really enjoy your February quilt. February is absolutely one of my favorite months, and your quilt is perfect for it. Thanks for sharing!

Lurline said...

Love the little vintage dishtowels and also so happy you showed your quilt again, as I haven't seen it before - just gorgeous! We don't really make a big thing of Valentine's Day over here - lovely to see!
Hugs - Lurline♥

CJ said...

My favorite color TOO!! Love your towels and the little canister and white bowl with the red trim. mmmm mmmmm!

Cheryl said...

Your heart quilt is so amazing!!! And those cute tea towels with the rick rack....love them!

Sandi said...

Back again to leave a comment. I'm thinking I really need to make some tea towels with som old Valentines. I was thinking how I could make a gift for my mom that was somewhat useful and you have provided the inspiration!!

Nan said...

I had a chance to purchase those Valentine towels and didn't, dang it! They are adorable! Your Valentine quilt is so sweet - I love the quilting that Wren did.
Stephanie R's take on your heart quilt is wonderful!

sarahmurray said...

A Valentine's/President's day quilt???!! What could be more fabulous! It's quirky and gorgeous and wonderful. And now I'm picturing Valentine's cottages...oh dear...I'm having 'heart' palpitations just thinking about it. x

Kim said...

Love the quilt. What a great idea for an I spy :)

Mel said...

Those dishtowels are precious!
Fun Valentine show - Thanks!

Wendy said...

Me too! I love red and those valentine towels are just the cutest thing I've ever seen.

Mimi Sue said...

Love those towels. Steph did a great job with her heart quilt. Mimi

Catherine said...

Those tea towels are adorable!! The quilt is fantastic.

Kritta22 said...

I love all the different material! I heart Valentine's day too!

Simone de Klerk said...

Stephanie's heart quilt definitely is a beauty! I love your Valentine towels too (O: What fun to have those in your kitchen!

Shari said...

I really love how you celebrate February. Such a joy for life shines through. Can hardly wait to see what March brings. Now I'm off to visit Stephanie R.
Cheers!

Eileen said...

Yes.. those dishtowels scream your name. :-)

Carrie P. said...

Your Valentine decorations are so "sweet". The block with your initials is such a great idea. Love it all.
Stephanie R. quilt turned out great too.

Dawn said...

I love your work!! The dishtowels and quilts are too cute!!

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hi Nanette--

Thanks for the blog visit and note! Always look forward to hearing from you.

LOVE LOVE your red stuff!! Red has become my fave color, too! Why is that I wonder?? Never was until recently. Could it be getting a little older and need some excitement????

I snooped on you. I looked at some of the things you've bought on Etsy and I love them all!! I'm just going to follow you around and buy your leftovers. Thanks!!

Keep in touch--

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love love love me some RED too. The towels are too cute. Love the quilt too. Great idea.

tommiejo said...

Those dishtowels are precious, and I love that quilt! I want to learn to quilt...someday : )

Ginger Patches said...

Those dish towels are adorable! I'm really admiring your clutter free counters though :) I'm in the middle of completely overhauling my kitchen and I don't have an inch of clear counter space right now...and I shouldn't be reading blogs right now or I'll never finish!!!

jacquie said...

i went off exploring links and forgot to say how much i love your towels...i adore vintage valentines.