Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Won't You Be My Gnomie Valentine

We're off to new adventures in 2023 and it won't be long before Valentine's Day is here. Time really does fly, doesn't it! 

Sewing with Benartex's "Be My Gnomie" definitely got me in the mood for the holiday of love. "Love You Forever" was designed to resemble a stamp with its scalloped border.

"Love You Forever"
45" x 55"


"Be My Gnomie" fabric designed by Andi Metz is full of beautiful Valentine designs and colors.
Cupids, gnomes, and hearts...you will love them all!



The fabric line comes with a doll panel that I used for the center block.
There are additional designs on the panel that can be used to decorate quilt, if desired.
I ironed HeatnBond Lite to the back of the gnomes and then cut on the solid lines.


Cotton Shot Charcoal made a great backing to have the cute gnome couple stand out.


For added depth, I blanket stitched on some of the lines that didn't really need stitching.


It's always fun to find interesting things on my quilt photo taking adventures.


Benartex has fabulous wide backing choices, like Swirling Splendor Cloud Gray.
Chalk Light Pink and Cotton Shot Wedding Cake basics were sweet contrasts for this quilt.
The binding is Scrolling Hearts Dark Pink.



"Candy Hearts" and "Heart Celebrations" in red, pink, black, and white were 
perfect for borders and the envelope.



It was fun to fussy cut one of the "My Gnomie Boxes" to place in the envelope.
Those boxes would make wonderful fabric postcards!


You can find little gnome cupids throughout the fabrics that beg to be fussy cut for hearts like this.
Scrolling Hearts Red is the big heart.


You can find "Love You Forever" in a free PDF download HERE.



Of course, my crew was awesome at his job of positioning the quilt for a photo!


Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that is just too adorable!

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  2. Sew cute!! Love that fabric with those adorable gnomes!

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  3. Carol your Gnomie is so cute! I love the Cotton Shot Charcoal to make those pretty fabrics pop. Your quilting makes everything even better. Looks like you have a good assistant. :)

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  4. OMG, this is so cute! You've showcased the fabrics so perfectly. Benartex is so lucky to have you.

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  5. I'm not a pink person at all, but that fabric is so versatile and darling for Valentine's Day. Thank you for the heads up, and the pattern!

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  6. I don't usually do Valentine's quilts but that gnome fabric...oh my.

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