Valentine's Day is Coming!

We are done with the red and green; now it's time for the red and white! Remember these luscious reds from Benartex last year?

Selection of red fabrics from Benartex
And then I cut out some mystery letters that got mixed up and I "forgot" what I was going to spell.

Remember these letters?
Here's my technique for cutting out applique. I transfer the template to freezer paper and then iron it to the RIGHT side of the fabric (which has fusible webbing on the wrong side). No need to "mirror image" the template! Cool, huh?

The letter O (easy to see)
 And my Y:

I unscrambled them and made a small quilt out of some of the letters and I have a few left over. I will be sharing my quilt in a post on February 1 in partnership with Benartex. (For those following my Calendar Girls BOM, I will reveal the February project on January 31)

This is a small Hearts on Fire quilt I made using some Benartex batiks. The pattern is no longer available (remember, my Craftsy store was retired and I'm migrating slowly over to Etsy).

Cookie Cutter Hearts quilt made with Benartex batiks
 And here's how the 10" block looks:

10" Cookie Cutter Heart block
One of my earlier patterns from a VERY popular workshops: Hearts on Fire.
Hearts on Fire


  1. Can't wait to the red and white.

  2. I love that red fabric. I know it's going to make a cute quilt.

  3. I know it'll be a pattern I love, just like the hearts one. I'm looking forward to the February Calendar Girls. I finished the baby quilt top of Prairie Flower, and I love it! I'll quilt it in February while I work on the new block. =)

  4. Hi Debby I have been using freezer paper for years...I even trace clothing patterns onto it and iron it on the the material...sometimes child clothes have some small or numerous pieces...Can't wait for more red and white.....

  5. You always have such fun ideas, Debby. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat


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