Will You Be My Valentine?

Hey stitchers, happy Hump Day! I’m thrilled to report that I seem to be on the mend after being stuck under the weather for a bit there. I admit that I’m still pretty low energy, but I’ve been forcing myself to take it easy after what seems like a heck of a lot of strict nagging coming from not only Nick, but my right-hand staff as well. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but it seems like they really know how to take care of me around here… As I always say, thank God for my family and top-notch employees. I don’t know what I’d do without them – especially in times like these!

Today has been pleasant enough – not too cold with light snow falling most of the day – it’s very pretty outside. The forecast is saying that frigid Arctic air will be back in WI by early next week, so I’ll take a little bit of cloud cover to keep things on the warmer side while I can get it. After the unseasonably warm temps we’ve been seeing lately, it’s far too easy to forget that we still have a long way to go before the end of winter is even close to being a reality. In fact, we still have one more winter holiday to celebrate before moving on to leprechauns and spring flowers… Valentine’s Day! If you recall, a couple weeks ago I made a post highlighting some Valentine’s Day projects that I thought would be a great way to get your creative juices flowing in the holiday décor department. If you missed it, you can check it out by clicking HERE. Don’t worry if you didn’t find quite the right pattern for your decorating needs in that last post. As promised, I have a second batch of options for you ready to rock. Let’s check em’ out!

First in line on the project taxiway is my Love You, Love You More table runner. I absolutely love this project! At 16 1/2″ x 39″ this runner is not too big and not too small, and works well for the beginner quilter and the seasoned old pro. I love how the hearts seem to pop off the white background with individual pizazz and style.

This runner could quite possible solve the age old argument of who loves who more… I would think making this for someone special proves that a whole lotta love is going on. After spending the time and energy on such a thoughtful and expressive gift, only to lovingly give it away, I’d say – you win!

Next in line we have a two-in-one project. I designed the You and Me pillow to go hand-in-hand with my “Antique Lady of the Lake” quilt. In other words, you’ll not only have some super cute pillows in the end, but you’ll also have a beautiful matching quilt to show for your hard work as well. Finished, the You and Me pillows measure 16″ x 24″ and 15″ x 15″, and the quilt will be 73″ x 90″. As you can see they go together like peanut butter and jelly – perfectly! Not to mention, this traditional red and white quilt looks great on display during Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and any time of year!

Love is All We Need is another sweet little quilt sure to warm the heart of whoever is lucky enough to receive it. At 54″ x 63″ it’s by no means a huge quilt nor is it overly complicated, so if you’re trying to find just the right weekend project to crank out for that special someone, this is an excellent choice. Have you seen the Sincerely Yours fabric line by Sherri and Chelsi yet? For those of you looking for something that fits the Valentine bill, but also something that is a bit different than the traditional reds and pinks that we’re used to seeing around the holiday, look no further. Sincerely Yours brings back the simple days of cutting out construction paper hearts in different sizes for your Valentine box in grade school. With its delightful mix of pinks, coral, reds and purples, these prints are sure to inspire your quilting and sewing projects all throughout the year. You’ll fall in love with creating color-inspired quilts and accessories for your home with this mix of modern and traditional prints, and simple geometric designs with dainty florals. If you love this fabric like I do, check out Cross My Heart,” a quilt designed by Sherri and Chelsi with this pretty fabric line especially in mind. This fat-eighth friendly project is light and cheerful, all the while screaming LOVE!!! at the top of its lungs. Plus, because it avoids the traditional red, white, and pink hearts that we usually see this time of year, Cross My Heartis a great quilt to display all year long. Finished, Cross My Heart” is 61 1/2″ x 69 1/2″.Is time a factor this Valentine’s Day? On the smaller and less time consuming side of things I have a couple of ideas that make great gifts for your sweetie without taking too much away from your precious free time. At 14″ x 14″, My Twisted Heart is a mini quilt with a big message – LOVE!Even smaller yet, my project simply titled Hearts is three fun projects all in one pattern. Heart number one is 5″ x 6 3/4″ while heart number two is 5 1/2″ x 8″, and heart number three is 5″ x 6″.  Make all three for the same person OR – if you have more than one sweetheart, split them up and give them out individually!

Display these little cuties on a clipboard or use them as an embellishment or gift tag on a larger Valentine. Ever hear of a holiday tree? These would make perfect ornaments too! The possibilities go on and on.

If you have a Valentine’s Day project picked out already but your fabric or wool stash is low, I have a few suggestions to remedy that as well. We have some super cute love-themed fabrics designed by my Moda sister, Stacy Iest Hsu from the Moda Holiday Essentials collection called – you guessed it. LOVE!

Moda Essentials are just that – small collections of prints that are especially suited four seasonal holidays. The LOVE collection includes small, sweet tossed prints that are SUPER cute and versatile, allowing you to create endless possibilities. Quantities are limited on this one so get em’ while you can by clicking the link above!

Of course, you can never have too much red and pink wool hoarded away – you just never know when you’re going to get that “ah-ha” project moment that calls for all pink! LOL We have shades of reds and pinks from super light to saturated and dark. Get it in a bundle, charm pack, pre-cut pennies, or individual pieces!

Last but certainly by no means least – CANDY! Everyone knows you can’t have Valentine’s Day without sweet treats – it just wouldn’t be right! That’s why Jess has put together these festive one pound bags of our famous Vande Walle’s caramels for you to give to your sweetie pie – proudly hand-made, right here in WI! You can’t go wrong with this gift idea. Even if the recipient is a crazy person who decides they don’t like caramels, trust me – they won’t go to waste. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s downright dangerous having an endless supply around me at all times… but we won’t talk about all that.

Anyway, I really hope that you found something you like in my menagerie of Valentine’s Day gift ideas. If not, you still have another shot at figuring this out! Tomorrow during my LIVE show I’ll be going over even more ideas for the big day – including a couple that haven’t been seen before by the public so DON’T MISS IT! We’ll be on at 1:00 p.m. CST so set your reminders now. As usual, you can easily tune in by hitting the STITCH button below. Until then have a great night! I thought for just a fleeting second that I might try and get a walk in tonight – just for some fresh air so I’m off to go continue to convince myself this is a good idea. I will see you all tomorrow on YouTube for the show! Sweet dreams everyone! ~Lisa

22 responses to “Will You Be My Valentine?”

  1. Lisa Avatar

    Lots of great Valentine ideas in one spot!!!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      …all thanks to someone we all know and LOVE! 🙂

  2. Lisa Marie Avatar
    Lisa Marie

    Thanks for the reminder to stock up on more caramels! 😀

  3. Jeanne Giebe Avatar
    Jeanne Giebe

    Glad you’re feeling better! Happy Valentines Day!

  4. Germaine Avatar

    “Love” that you are feeling better!

  5. Tammy Avatar

    I love all things valentine! Never enough time to make everything I want to. Glad you are on the upswing Lisa!

  6. Joyce Beenes Avatar
    Joyce Beenes

    Happy to hear you are feeling better. The Love You, Love You More, table runner is already on display on my table. One of my favorite projects from last years quilt box.

  7. Barb Crane Avatar
    Barb Crane

    I wonder how many of us got our love of creating beautiful things for those we love precisely because of our childhood memories of creating Valentines? I’m sitting here tonight pulling HST papers off for a Valentines project

  8. Chris golem Avatar
    Chris golem

    Hi Lisa, Just wanted to take a few minutęs to tell you just how amazing you are. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Just when does your brain „stop”? Seems like never. Just wanted to tell you how much your time, effort, dedication and creativity is appreciated. You give so much to your customers to Choose from to keep us motivated and always striving for those perfect HST s. LOL. Thank you just doesnt seem like enough, but from my HEART I say thank you so much Lisa.
    Take care,
    Best to you
    Chris G.

  9. Deborah Koetter Avatar
    Deborah Koetter

    In love with the antique red and white quilt on your blog.
    You have so many people here that are wishing you a speedy get well soon.

  10. Beverly Lawler Avatar
    Beverly Lawler

    Love all your valentine projects- I have a few of those to do!

  11. Pat Widmaier Avatar
    Pat Widmaier

    Happy to hear you are feeling better. I took a walk today too. We finally got snow. Is so pretty and peaceful.

    I love every Valentine idea you posted. Will miss ‘live’ tomorrow as picking up brother and sister in law from airport. Will watch later tho!

    Have a great day and rest of week!


  12. Stephanie R. Avatar
    Stephanie R.

    I can think of a few fun projects to make with the <3 fabric and wool! It is always great to see what fun projects you have available at PG.

  13. Donna Schulz Avatar
    Donna Schulz

    So many cute ideas. And love those carmels💋💋💋

  14. Charlotte Gou Avatar
    Charlotte Gou

    These are wonderful suggestions. Thank you so much!

  15. Jody Rogers Avatar
    Jody Rogers

    To say that I love your designs is an understatement. I REALLY, REALLY LOVE LOVE LOVE your designs. They are so easy and quick to do. Thank you for being such an awesome designer and feel better soon.

  16. smmothershead Avatar

    I am glad to hear you’re feeling better! I love the little hearts mini banners – so cute and quick and it reminds me of the Valentines I cut out when I was younger and those I made with my kids when they were little.

  17. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    The antique quilt is gorgeous.

  18. carinmik84 Avatar

    Love all the “Lovely” inspiration you always have for us.
    Carrie D

  19. Louise Charlton Avatar
    Louise Charlton

    WoW! So many nice and different ideas! Thanks Lisa! Take care of yourself! Have a good day!

  20. Diane M. Poirier Avatar
    Diane M. Poirier

    All beautiful!

  21. usairdoll Avatar

    Love all the hearts! 💕

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