Sweet on You

Hi Quilting Friends,

Welcome to the “I’m Kinda Sweet on You” blog hop challenge, hosted by our friend Joan from MooseStash Quilting. We hope that you’re enjoying the sweet “eye candy” this week.

Our challenge was to think of something that we are “sweet” on, and share it with our readers.

Sharon here. I couldn’t narrow this challenge down to just one thing, so I’m sharing THREE things that I’m “sweet on” today!

I’m Sweet on Quilting

Here are a few of the “sweet” quilted projects that we’ve created over the past several years-

  • Sweetheart Mug by Ms P Designs USA
  • Scrappy Hearts Place Mats by Ms P Designs USA
  • conversation hearts miniature quilt by ms p designs usa
  • Valentine's Day Coaster Set by Ms P Desgins USA
  • Elephant with flowers nursery quilt by Ms P Designs USA
  • Ballerina Animal quilt; pattern by Ms P Designs USA
  • Asian elephant nursery quilt by Ms P Designs USA

See something that you love? You can browse for sweet designs in our pattern shop!

Since Valentine’s Day was coming up as I planned for this challenge, I decided to use a heart theme for my project. I sketched up a design during my lunch break and then went to visit Susan. We had fun going through her fabric stash to pull out a plethora of pink prints for my project (shown here), and then I took a phone call.

Cross My Heart Fabric Pull A by Ms P Designs USA

By the time I hung up the phone, she had selected a pretty pansy print, and purple, teal, and aqua fabrics to go with it. I just can’t say “no” to purple! Here’s my “sweet” project, featuring our sweet “Cross My Heart” quilt block, sweet appliqued hearts, and fabric from Susan’s sweet (and somewhat extensive) fabric stash, which I am generously helping her to deplete-

When I showed the finished table topper to Mr. Fix-It, he stated that it “looks like something for a Granny’s Tea Party”. That’s not a bad thing, in my book. In fact, I think that it is pretty darn fabulous! The colors and the pansy print remind me of my Grandma Passmore, and I have fond childhood memories of enjoying tea parties with her at her kitchen table! We always used Grandma’s pretty china cups, and she always had sugar cubes for our tea and cookies. Grandma had a beautiful flower garden, and one of her favorite flowers was the pansy. I feel blessed to have had such a close and loving relationship with my Grandma!

If you’re sweet on this new design and want to make one too, the pattern is available in Ms P’s Pattern Shop!

Cross My Heart Table Topper
  • Finished size = 12″ x 24″
  • $11 USD
I’m Sweet on Princess Nina

I’m still getting to know my new Bernina 770QE Plus sewing machine, aka “Princess Nina”. She and I worked together to piece the “Cross My Heart” quilt block and to applique the little hearts on the borders. We had fun doing these things, but we had even more fun with the quilting!

Cross My Heart Table Topper B by Ms P Designs USA

Princess Nina worked like a champ to quilt a whole bunch of straight lines around (and inside) the pieces in my block and in the pieced borders, and then we tried on her stitch regulator and played with stippling. Such fun! My stippling isn’t perfect, and more practice is in order, but I’m pleased with how it looks from about 3 feet away, LOL.

I’ve learned that when the Princess tells me that she’s out of thread, even though I know that she has over 2000 yards of thread on the new cone that I just bought for her, she won’t listen to me when I say “Nina, you have plenty of thread. This cone has over 2000 yards, and it is almost new, you silly thing!” I’ve learned that the Princess warns me about the thread whenever she just wants me to pay attention to her and thread her again. Silly Princess Nina! It will take some time to get accustomed to her little idiosyncracies, but I’m still sweet on her!

I’m Sweet on Yummy Chocolate Desserts

I just wish that I had more time to make (and eat) them. I had intended to try making “Chocolate Truffles”, using a recipe that I found online. They looked SO YUMMY in the photos, but my life continues to be more complex that anticipated. On the plus side, looking at pictures of yummy chocolate desserts contains fewer calories than eating them, and I may have put on a couple of ounces during that last cold spell. My time would probably be better spent taking walks around the neighborhood while the weather is fine.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing today’s sweet project! Leave a sweet comment- it makes our day!

Happy quilting,

Sharon & Susan

P.S. This project was my “One Monthly Goal” for February. Ta-done!

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal – February Finish Link-up

Today’s Links

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Quilt Schmilt

Ms P Designs USA

The Crafty Grammie

Vroomans Quilts

Words and Stitches

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33 thoughts on “Sweet on You

  1. You girls always bring a smile to my face. So many “Sweet” projects! I have to admit that the coffee cup has to be my favorite. My days don’t start without coffee. LOL!!

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    1. Yes, it’s SEW nice of Susan to share, isn’t it! I’m helping her out by depleting her stash, which gives her an excuse to go shopping again. “Sharon used my fabric, and I need to replace it”, LOL!


  2. Lovely projects! I have the same machine, and I just took her in for a spa day after months of embroidering numerous things. It was telling me I needed bobbin thread yesterday when it had a full bobbin. The lady at the shop told me you can turn that sensor off.

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    1. Thanks Karrin! I hope that your machine doesn’t spend TOO much time at the spa. I’ve figured out that I can leave the door to the bobbin case area open, and then she doesn’t complain about running out of bobbin thread, LOL. I do love my Princess Nina.


  3. As a fan or purple, you won me over with your table topper. It’s beautiful! Yes, walking around the neighborhood would be a good thing, but anything chocolate is so much better. Thanks for sharing all the sweet things you love!

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    1. Thanks Carol! I’ve been trying to be consistent with walking every day, and I allow myself a tiny piece of chocolate each time I make my step goal. It works out pretty well most days.


  4. lol I must remember that looking online for chocolate is definitely lower in calories than eating them. That pansy quilt is perfect and it’s so fun to see another color used. Brilliant.

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  5. That’s a beautiful table piece, and purple is better than pink any day! Thanks for sharing what you did with the quilting. Best of luck becoming accustomed to your new machine. That’s one reason why my Viking 500 and Bernina 153 QE are both old and satisfying to use. I don’t need or want more than they can give me, and it works out perfectly!

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    1. Thanks Susan! My other sewing machine is at the point where they wouldn’t be able to find parts if something broke down, so I’m happy that I was able to get a new one. I’m having fun with her!


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