Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop Day

Huggin' and Kissin'

More information and details at Madame Samm's  Sew We Quilt .com

Welcome to Susie's Sunroom!

Today is the final day of the "sweetest" blog hop ever ... The Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop !
The sweet and ruffley Mdm Samm  has arranged this Valentine's Day theme hop ....along with sweet Soma  and her  awesome paper pieced patterns !
Patterns available at Soma's Craftsy.  Proceeds go to 2 charities.

Everyone in the blog hop is making projects using these Hugs and Kisses  paper pieced patterns.  Sweet!!

 Be sure to visit everyone on the list today and see what beautiful projects they have created ! (The whole list is at the end of my post in case you have missed any days.)

Feb 19th

 Lady Bente

Lady Kristen

Lady Linda

Lady Marcy

Lady Susie
SusiesSunroom  You are here now!!

Mdm Samm

I'd love to share what I made using Soma's Hugs and Kisses  patterns....

A Hugs and Kisses Tea Towel    and a  Hearts Pincushion
Hugs and Kisses Tea Towel  and   a heart pincushion  

The Hugs and Kisses Tea Towel -

             Pattern-   Free Spirit Tea Towel  by Heidi Pridemore (link  here)  
             Fabric:   Valentine Rose  by Tanya Whelan   at Free Spirit (ADORE this fabric line!)
                          Kona solids
                          Michael Miller  Garden  Pin Dot  Petal Pink  (such a Happy pink!)

  •         the hugs and kisses patterns were reduced to 50% size, and inserted into the fabric as  part of the top of the tea towel 

The top section is perfect to feature the Hug and Kiss symbols.
And, I love  the ruffle bottom on this tea towel !

The Hearts Pincushion -

             Pattern-   Prettified Pincushion   from the  book 
      " Patchwork Please " by Ayumi Takahashi   ( Zakka projects to stitch and give)  (link here)
  •    the top and bottom pattern was substituted with the Hugs and Kisses heart blocks by Soma made in pink fabric  and one made  in  red fabric        
  •   filled with crushed walnut shell kitty litter  (Blue Buffalo )  
  •  Valentine fabric pieces for the sides
  • heart buttons                                                    

The Red Heart side of the pincushion

A Pink Heart side of the Prettified Pincushion

Now.... if you happen to be a regular follower of my blog, you probably figured out already  that I wouldn't be able to stop at making " just 2 " little old  small hearts....

What else did I make?   A  Table Runner using these hearts....
I got the idea after seeing a pretty Valentine's Day Table Runner made by Cherilyn at   A Farm Wife's Journal...  where she put heart blocks together with 9 Patch blocks. 

I decided  to use five of Soma's  paper pieced heart blocks ,  and pair them with some jaunty little pinwheel blocks.

The  I  *Heart*  Pinwheels Table Runner-

My    I *Heart* Pinwheels Table Runner

The I *Heart* Pinwheels Table Runner-

         Pattern-    Hearts-  Soma's paper pieced hearts were reduced  to become  6 1/2 "                                           blocks .  I made five of these.
                       Pinwheel blocks  - five 6 1/2 inch blocks
          Fabric-      Valentine Rose  by Tanya Whelan    at Free Spirit
                          White Garden Pin Dots   by Michael Miller
                          Stash fabrics for different pinks
          Thread -  Aurofil White  100 % cotton    (50 weight)

I love  pink gingham!
I used the Aurofil White thread  (50 weight) for the first time, for both the  piecing and the quilting.  "in love with this thread"

A pink polka dot heart..... hey, where'd that bird come from?

These little hearts are so cute, that I wanted to make something using a smaller heart.  So I made  a little door handle pillow.

Tiny Heart Door Handle Pillow-
Tiny  Heart door handle pillow   

Pattern-    Heart pattern-  Soma's Hugs and Kisses heart  -reduced to a 4 1/2 " block
Fabric -   Valentine Rose  by Tanya Whelan    at Free Spirit
                          White Garden Pin Dots   by Michael Miller
                          Stash fabrics for pink

 Embellishments-   Ruffle    2 1/2 " x 44"   made with my gathering foot  (Easy Peasy this way!)
                              Glass beads
                               White lace  -   1/2 "  wide

The Tiny  Heart Door Handle Pillow

The back side.. all plumpness and ruffley

Thank you so much,  Mdm Samm  for  cheerleading and organizing this blog hop, and giving us a fun way to stretch our imaginations and to be inspired !  (Sew We Quilt blog).
Thank you so much, Soma, for these awesome hugs and kisses designs!  (Whims and Fancies blog)

 Here is the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop full schedule:  You will not want to miss anybody's lovely  projects....

Feb 12th

Lady Carol

Lady Sandy

Lady Cynthia

Lady Pat

Lady Jolie

Lady Susan

Feb 13th

Lady Beth

Lady Jenny

Lady Britt-Inger

Lady Carla

Lady Marian 

Lady Lyndsey

Feb 14th

Lady Soma

Lady Laura Ann

Lady Doris

Lady Rexie

Lady Shari

Feb 17th

Lady Mary

Lady Vickie

Lady Anne

Lady Selina

Lady Theresa

Lady Jane

Feb 18th

Lady Lana

Lady Judy

Lady Shanna

Lady Amanda

Lady Kay

Feb 19th

 Lady Bente

Lady Kristen

Lady Linda

Lady Marcy

Lady Susie
SusiesSunroom  That's Me!

Mdm Samm

                                                         And if you were not in our hop 
but wish to get the patterns…
HERE they are ..

                        Thanks so much for stopping by today!    

          It has been a pleasure opening my heart up to you today!

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Adorable! All you projects are sew sweet. I really like the way the pinwheels work with the hearts in the table runner. I think the pincushion is my favorite. Lovely fabrics. Thanks for the pattern links. XO ... have Happy Heart Day everyday ... <3 Pat

  2. Towels, and pin cushions, and table runners, OH MY! I absolutely LOVE them one and all. Don't ask me to pick a favorite. I can't! You're ambitious and inspiring! XXOO - Doris

  3. You sure outdid yourself for the hop! Love everything you made!

  4. What wonderful projects, each just perfect! Thank you for sharing.

  5. You made a lot of pretty projects! I especially love the little heart pincushion :)

  6. All your projects are just lovely. i really like your table runner and pincushion.

  7. I think all your projects are just lovely, and like others, the table runner is also my favorite, but that door hanger is also pretty cool. Thank you for sharing your heart with us today!!

  8. Awesome projects! The tea towel and pin cushion are both wonderful and I love your runner!

  9. These are really very lovely! I think that little pin cushion very creative and even double sided. Love your projects today...they really made me smile!

  10. All your projects are fantastic, but I really adore that pin cushion!

  11. Great job on your projects Susie! I love your table runner, thats just lovely.

  12. Susie, adorable, creative, oh my..welll you will see..

  13. You have really outdone yourself, Ms. Susie! While all the pieces are wonderfully done, that two toned pincushion is my favorite. Reducing them---why did I not think of that??

  14. Beautiful projects. The box pin cushion is very sweet.

  15. Wow, you were on a great roll. Love all of your projects!. Looks like you had a lot of fun playing with all of them.

  16. What great projects! All were beautiful, but my favorite is the pin cushion!

  17. Such a busy lady! I love all the sweetness you put into your creations. They are just beautiful!

  18. WOW. I think I like the pin cushion and the table runner the best. So lovely! You were really inspired!

  19. WOW! Beautiful craftsmanship- love everything that you made

  20. You were very productive and creative, I dunno know which creation I love more, the tea towel looks fantastic, pin cushion, door hanger, .... well, I think the pincushion would be my favourite :-))
    Congrats on being on the wall, you fully deserved it!

  21. I am exhausted looking at all your goodies. Oh my what goodies they are. The table runner is stunning. Stunning. Amazing pattern that makes the hearts dance.

  22. Wow! You got all sorts of heart-happy! Hee hee, thank you for sharing your projects, I especially like the I *heart* Pinwheels runner, the quilting is fun and it's just a cool idea.

  23. WOW. They are all so sweet! I like your tea towel idea. I may have to make one of those.

  24. Susie, what sweet and wonderful creations you've made for hugs and kisses !

  25. You certainly had your mojo going with all your projects. My two favorites were the tea towel (Love that ruffle!) and the pincushion. I always think...You can never have too many pincushions and yours is adorable. The "Valentine Rose" fabric is absolutely gorgeous and one I want to add to my stash!

  26. Wow. I'm overwhelmed. Beautiful job! I love all the projects but especially the pin cushion and table runner. Really nice fabric choices as well!

  27. Wowsa! Your projects are all so nice! I really like the combo of pinwheels and hearts in the runner.

  28. Wow! The hits just keep coming! The tea towel is adorable - I love the fabrics you chose and the ruffle completes that towel. I love the fabrics you chose for the runner, too. I love the pink gingham. I have a thing for gingham and, of course, the polka dots, too. You did a great job. And then the door hanger with the jewels is the icing on the cake. Hearts, pin wheels, phenomenal quilting, ruffles, gingham, polka dots, pink and white, red and white - what more could a girl ask for? Thanks for participating.

  29. All of your projects are just so sweet and cute! i love your fabric choices.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    xo jan

  30. Sew many sweet projects! Great colors and fabrics.

  31. Oh my Susie!! You went all out. I can't believe how gorgeous they look. I don't think I can pick a favourite. Love them all!!! I had to go back and forth a few times to take them all in. Good thing we live so far away from each other ;)

    Thank you so much for joining the blog hop, dear friend!!

  32. you are amazing!!! you never make just 1; you go to town!! each one of your projects is beautiful with such pretty details. I love all of your creative uses of the hugs and kisses pattern!!! and i really love the pink and red color combo with a bit of green!! very fresh and crisp! :)

  33. Bravo!!! Job well done. I love your projects!! :)

  34. Beautiful!! Such great fabrics and designs.

  35. You must love PP and sewing. These are beautiful projects with Hearts, X's and O's. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

  36. Auch wonderful heart projects! I love each of them. Thanks for being part of this hop.

  37. Very cheerful and cute projects! I do love pink and red and hearts!

  38. Fabulous projects. Every single one of them is beautiful.

  39. Oh my you've made some lovely things! I love the little heart door hanger and I' m sort of addicted to tea towels so that really caught my eye. Your quilting is perfect on that table topper - love it too. :) blessings, marlene

  40. Wow you have been very busy and I love all your projects. Thanks for sharing.

  41. WoW, I mean really WoW! you are amazing. Everything you made is wonderful, I can' t pick one that I like better then the other. I'll take one of each. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us.

  42. So many Valentine's projects, and I love them all! You do such nice work. I especially love your pin cushion! Thanks for sharing such beautiful projects!

  43. YOU have been a very BUSY lady!!! Those are all so sweet!!! GREAT JOB!!!

  44. Wow! So much eye candy... The runner is my favorite :)

  45. Lovely projects, I especially like the tea towel.

  46. Wow susie,
    I don't know where to start, ALL your projects are beautiful, you did such a great job!
    I think I have to have a pincushion like yours *lol*

  47. Sorry I'm so late in visiting. Your projects are beautiful and your pictures really showcase your talents. You have been very busy and you put a lot of heart into this hop. Thank you for the inspiration.

  48. Wow! That fun projects. I love the runner and the spectacular quilting you did on it!


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