Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Love is ....



I've been busy for the last couple of weeks. There have been a few finishes and another start on this recent project that I have called 'Love is'. I wanted to do an easy project that wouldn't involve lots of drawing and appliquing. I also wanted do a quilt on the theme of Valentines and decided on a rather simple block involving hearts, the writing around the edge being one of my initial inspirations. The Rose fabric on the binding and the Makower love letters fabric for the sashing were the very first fabrics I bought - 2 years ago! I did go off the 'Love Letters' fabric but bought so much of it (4m worth at 99p per metre) that I stashed it away in the loft swearing to never look at it again.


I am rather thrilled with the results - the lines from Corinthians were hand stitched around the edges. I was looking for a romantic love poem, but as I am getting married in a few months and love the Corinthians text, I thought it would be rather appropriate. In case you can't read them on the photo they say;
Love is Patient
Love is kind
Love is never envious
or arrogant with pride

Here's wishing you all a Happy Valentine's day.

14 comments:

loulee said...

I think the simplicity is what makes this quilt so beautiful You choose a very special verse too.

Kathy said...

A very wonderful quilt. I love the words around the border.

Jeanette said...

I love your wallhanging. I too love the verse from Corinthians & had it read by my sister as my Wedding.

sewkalico said...

very very pretty! Congrats on your forthcoming wedding!

Julie said...

really pretty caroline. you've done a wonderful job. something to treasure for years to come.
julie :)

Vicki W said...

What a pretty quilt!!

Fiesta said...

Caroline it is perfect!

Gina said...

It's a beautiful quilt and I lovethe idea of the verse around the border.

love and hugs gina xxx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Very pretty! I love words on quilts...hope you have a lovely valentine's and a good weekend.

amandajean said...

what a sweet quilt!!! nice work!

Lynda said...

Your love quilt is gorgeous, and I very much approve of writing something on it, and your choice of quote! I have mastered free machined letters, which make a quick and suitable job!

kjquilts said...

Very pretty!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I had that verse read at my wedding! Beautiful valentines quilt.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love the simplicity of this quilt Caroline. Just beautiful.