It’s my day in the fun Hugs & Kisses Hop!
First I want to thank our
great hostesses for organizing this hop:
and Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt,
and all the participants that are making this
such an inspiring event.
These are the ladies sharing their Hugs & Kisses today:

Wednesday February 13th

I only had time for these quick projects,
and really enjoyed working on this little
Mini Valentine using Marjorie’s
Candy Hearts embroidery designs
that work with the Accuquilt GO! Hearts 2″ die.
I also wanted a Valentine’s mug rug,
so decided on a little quick project
by embroidering this fun design
from Embroidery Library
Would you like to make this little mug rug?
I made a little kit with the
embroidered “latte”
and 5 Fat Quarters to giveaway Ü
To enter, just leave me a sweet comment
and tell me what size and type of quilts
you enjoy making!
I’ll choose a winner next Monday, 2.18.2013
Thank you so much for visiting today!

190 thoughts on “XOXO…

  1. Janarama says:

    Both of your projects are fantastic! I love the polka dot binding and the use of white for the background. It really makes the quilting show up really nice.

    I like to make projects lap size or smaller … mug rugs, potholders, coasters, table toppers/runners, totes, purses, coin purses, etc.

  2. Catskill Quilter says:

    Lately I have been working on bed sized quilts, but my favorite size is a potholder, and I am loving mug rugs! That is big enough to really test a new technique, but small enough to finish. Loved your mug rug and your hearts mini quilt!

  3. Judy B says:

    Both of your Hugs & Kisses are wonderful! I tend to keep my projects small, table topper size. Just discovered mug rugs and I am in love! Fantastic giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

  4. vicki says:

    I am new enough at this that I haven't finished a quilt yet, so..I'd have to say lap size or smaller right now. Love your projects. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

  5. Scrapatches says:

    Your projects are sew sweet. I love 'em a latte. I like to make bed size quilts the most, but I enjoy making all sizes from keychains to kings. Thanks for sharing the love … 🙂 Pat

  6. lynaeve says:

    thanks for the chance! The only quilts I've ever actually finished were doll quilts. I love making them because they take just a few minutes here and there throughout the day. But i have really been wanting to make a large quilt lately.

  7. Nati says:

    Very cute pojects! Would love to win the kit for my own mug rug… I drink lattes! I love making baby size quilts, they are easy to manage and quick to make!

  8. Lesley says:

    Both your projects are beautiful! Love your mini- quilt…great colors and quilting, and your mug rug is too cute! Thank you for the chance to win this special package of embroidery and FQs…very generous and I would love to create a treasure with it!

  9. Britt-Inger says:

    Your two projects are so beautiful and I would love to win your special mug rug package. I mostly make lap size quilts, love to make purses and table cloths of different sizes.
    Thanks for sharing

  10. tink's mom says:

    Love both of your pieces. The quilting on both of them is wonderful and ties the pieces together sew well. Thanks for taking part in this Hop. Oh, and I like to make afghan size quilts.

  11. Luz2Quilt says:

    Thank you for the opportunity. I love your designs and choice of quilting. As my blog name implies (Luz2Quilt), I have no particular favorite size or type of quilts…I love it all and can't do enough of it! (charity, art, wallhanging, bed, postcards, etc.) Thank you.

  12. Katie says:

    cherry your pieces are great and I am always a fan of puns. I enjoy making all sizes of quilts mostly lap because they are easier to manage in my space. I am working more right now on learning ot make smaller quilts which supprisingly I have found difficult in the past because I want ot add all the fabrics into the project and then it just grows much larger than expected. This might explain why my first pp project was supposed ot be 45 x 50 (double throw) and turned out at 90 x 100 (super queen). I'm in the hop today as well and thanks for shouting out to the rest of us.

  13. Shauna says:

    Thank you for the chance, both pieces you created are wonderful. I am new to quilting but so far my favorite size is a large lap quilt. Although I m working on my first mug rug.

  14. Quiltsmiles says:

    Your projects are both so sweet! I really don't have a preferred size to make, just whatever strikes my fancy when I'm creating though with bed quilts I usually tend to have a go large or go home mental attitude.

  15. Karen says:

    I love your little pieces… they are "sweet"… they make me wish I had a machine to do embroidery, but I don't… so, perhaps I'll have a chance for the next best option, which would be to acquire an embroidered piece… I would like that "a latte"…

  16. Thearica says:

    Oh no! Now you have me really excited! Thank you for the chance to win this! My hubby has to have coffee every morning or he gets cranky! and then again so does my sister! So, if I won, who would I make this for? lol

  17. Dorothy Thornton says:

    i love both your projects. i usually make twin size quilts. lap quilts are nice but when my family sits on the couch they like quilts big enough to cover them from head to feet so the twin size works well for this.

  18. Sowing Stitches says:

    🙂 The conversation hearts Sweetness! I am enjoying seeing everyone's different approach…each has given me very different ideas for future projects! Love your quilted hearts in the border. I make giant quilts most of the time but lately the mug rug bug has been fighting for the top of the heap!

  19. Christine L says:

    Those are my Favorite Candies during the holiday!! My DH and I will read them to each other out loud and giggle as we do. Your work is always so Beautiful! Hugs and Happy Heart day. I love to make mini's anymore and the occasional full size *giggle*. Thanks for a chance to win some Fun!

  20. Gwen says:

    Wow! Your projects look absolutely perfect! I would love to do more machine embroidery in my projects. I usually gravitate towards making wall hangings and table runners, although I seem to be making lots of bed-size quilts lately. But I am an instant gratification-kind of person and the small projects give me that.

  21. Deborah says:

    Lap sized quilts or baby quilts are what I normally make, but I have plans to make a few mini-quilts this year too. Love your latte mug rug – I love my lattes too!

  22. Cindy says:

    Ooh, I "heart" mugrugs and your sentiment on your mug rug is adorable! I love mug rug-mini-to-small-to-little Quilts. Anything from an 8" square to a Little Quilt of 24" sq.

  23. Cliodana says:

    wow… i'm in love!!! the quilting with those hearts are amazing very pretty and the mug rug is just perfect for valentin's day! beautiful. thank's for the chance to win. My favorite size of quilt is baby quilt because it's quick to make but i always beging longer projet as a double bed size quilt… making forever to finish it 🙂 have a nice valentin's day

  24. Mommarock says:

    Oh gosh if I could only decide on one type of quilt I like to make! I want to make them ALL!! One thing I know is that I love hand work. I like to sit in the evening and work with my hands in front of the television. I did just buy a sewing machine recently, and I'm trying to love that more.. not so much!! I need to get to know it more so that I can get more quilting done. My speed at quilting matches that of a snail!!

  25. JudyCinNC says:

    I love making the smaller quilts – lap size for wheelchairs at the nursing homes; crib size for the new babies at the local hospital; twin size for Quilts for Kids; and sofa throws for my family quilts. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win your wonderful gifts. Your blog is always so enjoyable and amazing – I am a devoted follower. Judy C in NC

  26. Charlene S says:

    I enjoy making quilts that cover a body. From wheelchairs, to car seats, to sofas, to beds, and beyond, if it covers a person then it is my kind of quilt. Although lately I have been working on doll and dog quilts b/c my granddaughter says they need covering too.

  27. Linda says:

    Both of your projects are just adorable! You did a great job on the quilting, too!!
    I make mostly lap sized quilts. It is too hot here to put quilts on our beds, but it is nice to wrap up in one when the air conditioning gets too cold!!! 🙂

  28. Rosa says:

    Wow,love them both.Just beautiful.I used to make lap,for sofa and for gift and twin sized for someone special or for me,but any size quilt is welcome.

  29. KatheG says:

    Love your creations and love candy hearts. Looks like a latte love in your work. I prefer to make smaller quilted items that are easier to work on. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Carrie P. says:

    OH, what sweet projects you made. Love them both and I was admiring your machine quilting too. Great designs. thanks for sharing. Lately I enjoy making small quilts since I have made a lot of big ones.

  31. Pierro says:

    Rosemary B here: Cherry, your projects are always so adorable and bright and perky! I love the candy hearts, and of course the Latte banner, sooo cute.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Now… what size quilts huh…. ?? I have never ever ever made a big quilt. That is my goal for 2013. Maybe I have quiltaphobia, but I am going to conquer it this year and make a quilt next month.
    So, now you know… don't tell anyone.
    I do like making little projects because I do not get tired of doing the project before it is completed – which might be the foundation of the aforesaid affiction.
    Thank you for asking such a sensitive question lolol

  32. Sandra says:

    You have made 2 adorable projects to share with us. I have always wanted to make a mug rug myself. I enjoy making pieced or scrap quilts for either lap-sized or queen. Thank you for giving all of your followers a chance to win the adorable kit with 5 fat quarters and making the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop so much fun. Happy Valentine's Day.

    Sandi Timmons

  33. StitchinByTheLake says:

    Wonderful projects Cherry! I love them both and am totally jealous – I used to have an embroidery machine but had to give it up because I ran out of room in my sewing studio. Sad but true – sewing "stuff" tends to overrun at my house. 🙂 blessings, marlene

  34. Alexander says:

    Hi Cherry, you design such unique projects. How can anyone not love the creative juices that flow from your hands and mind. So yes I would love to win. Now I am a big project girl. The larger the better, I love blocks of the month for instance. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Alexstit@ comcast.net

  35. DeAnna S. says:

    Awesome job on both projects and your quilting is amazing!…Love, love, love it. I like to make full to queen size quilts…they are large enough for my recipients to snuggle up it.

  36. Joyce Carter says:

    I Love the heart mini and I love the heart quilting. Very pretty. The mug rug is so adorable, who wouldn't love to win it. Thank you so much for sharing and for the giveaway.
    I like to make baby quilts.They are small enough for me to handle and do a lot of hand quilting on.

  37. Lyn says:

    I am really enjoying making small quilts. It is so nice to be able to quilt them myself. It is just too much to have everything quilted out. I just love both of your projects. Thanks for being part of this fun hop! Hugs

  38. Heide says:

    Usually make one large quilt each year and then I like to make wall hangings. Mug rugs are a great size to try a new technique. Thanks for sharing. Love your little heart quilts.

  39. CathyK says:

    Oh I just love those projects!! I really enjoy making table runners and quilts. Thank you for the chance at your giveaway! My sister is a coffee freak so it would be just perfect to make that for her!

  40. Elizabeth says:

    Your projects are so sweet! Love the hearts! Embroidery Library provides so much inspiration. Now if I only had enough time to use everything I keep buying there! Lately I've been working with lap-size quilts for veterans and cancer patients. Love providing comfort and encouragement.

  41. Jackie says:

    Your mug run is so cute.
    I make mostly lap quilts, but I have been known to crank out a queen size one! I also love, love, love mug rugs!! Make a lot of those.

  42. Gmama Jane says:

    You shared a Latte of creativity with us!1 Thank you!! I hope I win this!! I never win but I always keep hoping I win a Latte of goodies!! You have started something here…LOL
    Gmama Jane

  43. Scrapbook-ChickADoodle says:

    I LOVE your mug rug. It would be the perfect gift for my SIL.(she owns a business called Latte Ladies)

    I'm still new at quilting and I'm enjoying table topper size as well as bed size quilts.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  44. Bobbie says:

    Oh my – she's done it again!You are always one of my avorite stops on a hop! love love the mug rug! and the quilting on both projects is out of this world! I am going to try to do the heart border on my next project. I love making small project- they actually get done! but I love making bigger ones too- it just takes me waaay to long to finish them- I need to have 5 or 6 projects at a time or I get bored. 🙂

  45. Jodi - usairdoll says:

    Oh gosh! How darling are both of your projects! Too cute! The quilting on both is amazing as well. Thank you for sharing with us, awesome job!

    Thank you for the neat giveaway and the chance to win.


  46. Quiltin' Jenny says:

    Love these sweet projects! Your quilting is beautiful. I don't think of using white thread often, but I love it when I see it.

    Mostly I make baby quilts and lap quilts for our church, so lots of 36" x 45". I think my life needs more little quilts like mug rugs and table toppers!

  47. Karen says:

    Oh my gosh! Your quilting skills are ah-mazing! Love that mug rug too. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the chance to win the kit! I am fairly new to quilting, so I've made baby quilts and a few lap quilts. I'm planning on finishing up my first queen sized quilt this year…….:)

  48. Anonymous says:

    I love your little quilt and the mug rug is sooo cute! I tend to make a lot of twin sized quilts which usually started out as lap quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.


    uschbear at gmail dot com

  49. Connie says:

    Your little quilt and mug rug are so darn cute! Makes me want an embroidery machine! I seem to prefer small projects the best. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  50. Farm Quilter says:

    Great wall hanging!!! You are really good with getting the embroidery on the hearts and getting them out right! I can't figure out how to hoop something small like that! Your mug rug is adorable! I usually make lap size quilts and larger – 130" square is the biggest so far! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  51. Tammy says:

    What gorgeous projects. I love the mug rug it is adorable and would look great on my desk next to my coumpter where my water bottle is curretnly sitting on the white paper towel. Lov ethe wall hanging also. I love to make small seasonal quilted toppers and wall hangings and small throws & baby quilts. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  52. Susan says:

    Your projects are wonderful! I enjoyed them very much! Quilt size?… Small, medium, large! Any size is a blessing. So much love, care and work goes into creating a quilt. I love mug rugs!

  53. cyndiofthevortex says:

    This is my year to finish things, so every size is working for me! I have quilts from double bed sized down to little wallhangings just waiting for their turn to be quilted. I'm jumping in with both feet this year!

  54. Sherill says:

    Right now I'm quilting a baby quilt for our new grandchild! It is my favourite! Next, will be a large queen size for our bed. That will be my favourite then. Any quilt I'm working on becomes my favourite! Love your projects!

  55. Shirley says:

    Your mug rug is too cute!
    I like to make twin size quilts. That way, it's big enough for an adult on the sofa or a child' bed.Love your quilt projects and thanks for sharing!

  56. Robin says:

    Oh, I love your projects!! Candy hearts are always so cute and coffee is my lifeblood!!! I like making twin size quilts. They fit on a bed but are small enough for me to quilt them on my home machine!!

  57. M. E. Stephens says:

    The latte mug rug is So Cute! I'd love to make something for my husband with that for our anniversary. 🙂

    So far I've enjoyed making lap size and baby quilts. Recently, I found I really like make them without the batting and using a soft, cuddly fleece for the backing. 🙂 I refer to them as cuddle quilts.

  58. Mimi says:

    I do love your quilt creations – very sweet!! The largest quilt that I most enjoy to make would be lap size and anything smaller than that is perfect too! Thanks for sharing in this blog hop!!

  59. LJ says:

    You never disappoint; you always make the most wonderful things. Love both projects and the excellent quilting. It is all so perfect I wonder if you did the quilting FM. I, too, get designs from Emb. Library; they have so many great designs. Great little chuckle there with "i love you a latte!" I just love to sew/quilt; I'm not too fussy, though small ones give faster results. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. Christine M says:

    I love both of your projects. What a clever use of words on the mug rug. I tend to make a lot of small quilts for gifts but also make the odd large one. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  61. Kaynik says:

    I love your candied hearts! How adorable.
    I like to make twin or smaller size quilts. That way I can easily free motion quilt it on my home machine.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  62. Diana says:

    I like to make twin size and throw size quilts. I have made larger quilts but like the gratification of a smaller quilt . Thanks for the giveaway, could always use a new mug rug

  63. Kathy H says:

    Your quilt and mug rug are so cute and I love the quilting too. I like to make wall hangings and table runners the most, all types of quilts, pieced quilts and appliqué.

  64. The4Rs says:

    So charming and ambitious, with your little time! I love small and quick to make quilts, and cheater cloth was designed for me! Thanks for hopping along with us…loved it!

  65. HQT says:

    Your quilts are so adorable! They make me smile and feel happy inside like I did when I had a bag full of Valentines on my chair in elementary school!

    I love to make smallish quilts (twin or smaller) because my attention span isn't what it used to be! So many quilts so little time!


  66. Kristy says:

    What cute little quilts! I like making lap size and smaller. I have made some larger ones but I like to finish things so I make them smaller. I make a lot of quilts for Project Linus. I like pieced and applique. I have designed a couple of quilts myself but I am glad to follow patterns too! Thanks for the giveaway. K-

  67. Sallie says:

    Cute! I enjoy making all sizes of quilts, but I especially like making baby quilts because I can make them faster and try different patterns and techniques. Thanks for the love-ly giveaway!

  68. Quilt n Queen says:

    OMG Cherry, yes…again…you have inspired us with your creativity. I luv them both…stitched sEw perfect. I have the Janome 1100 and have yet to do embroidery on it. I should take a few lessons. Most of the quilts I make are lap size or generous crib size. Lots of donation quilts. Luv your mug rug…keeping my fingers crossed. Happy stitching, Pauline

  69. Cecilia says:

    I love your little quilt and your mug rug is too cute. I like to make quilts in sizes from crib to queen size. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win such a sweet kit.

  70. Judy1522 says:

    I love your mug rug and your mini quilt. I was never too fond of those candies to eat but I liked reading all the sayings on them. So far I have only made peiced lap size quilts but once I get the hang of free motion quilting I want to try something a little bigger and also try making an appliqued quilt.

  71. MoeWest says:

    Wonderful projects! The mug rug would be perfect for my daughter, who loves her lattes. I make quilts of all sizes. The bed size ones are harder to quilt on a domestic machine but I want them, so I make them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  72. becky says:

    I make all kind of sizes even ones that are not technically a size but my fav are throws I make and donate with a bag of some sort to a local childrens home. Thank-you for the awesome give away chance and time you put into your site. Becky

  73. BizyStitches says:

    I've made a lot of baby quilts. But my favorite is the mini 12 x 12 quilts. I love to change out my decoration in the home and these help out a lot. Another size I've made a lot of are the lap quilts. Love your projects. Fun Hop.

  74. Suze says:

    I love your projects. They are great inspirations. I tend to make larger quilts, usually queen size quilts. I'm trying to make smaller quilts. Right now I'm working on two baby quilts for twins – a great niece and great nephew. I'm down to binding and labels on each. They are from the same fabrics and the same pattern. The fabrics are just placed a little differently.

    Thanks for taking time to blog and inspire me and, I'm sure, many, many others. You are very generous with your giveaway.

  75. Jean Burke says:

    I just love your little projects – they are both perfect for Valentine's Day! Have a wonderful day and thanks for your generosity! I like making small hangings for quick satisfaction and I also like lap quilts – making them and using them!

  76. Brenda says:

    Your heart projects are great! I have a heart quilt on my to do list that I really should stop putting off. I really enjoy creating bed sized quilts and applique. But, I do such a variety, just like everyone else. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  77. Brenda says:

    Your heart projects are great! I have a heart quilt on my to do list that I really should stop putting off. I really enjoy creating bed sized quilts and applique. But, I do such a variety, just like everyone else. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  78. Wendy says:

    what gorgeous projects! I've only ever made a doll's quilt and a baby quilt, I'm attempting a full size double-bed quilt next. I'm nothing if not ambitious!

  79. McIrish Annie says:

    I adore your mug rug a latte! would love to win. I am a wall hanging to queen size quilter. Love rectangles and squares and scrappy quilts.

    have added you to my blogroll. surprised I've never been by before! your quilts are great

  80. Lisa Marie says:

    I love your mug rug! Right now I have mug rug madness! I always seem to have trouble finishing larger projects. So these mini quilts are just perfect. It's also a great project to practice quilting skills before tackling a larger quilt.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  81. Joanne says:

    Your creations are WONDERFUL! Mmmmmm, what size and type of quilts do I like to make? I guess I would have to say just about anythign. I love to make bed quilts, knowing that they will keep my loved ones warm at night, but I also love to make little ones that add just the right touch to my home decor. I'm not a huge fan of applique, (me doing the work) but I do love the look of the finished project.

    Thanks for sharing your creations today. 🙂

  82. Linda J says:

    Wow, the projects are lovely and the quilting you did just puts them right over the top! Wonderful. Obviously you have made better friends with your machine than I have!

    I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  83. Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures says:

    Congrats on your creative win! I love the latte design and hope I win the kit. My entire kitchen is in coffee-latte decor! Right now I am into baby quilts but can be distracted to NY size quilt at the drop of a latte! LOL

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