Happy St. Patrick’s Day – and Join the Blog Hop Party

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

The Quilting Gallery is sponsoring a blog hop party with a giveaway at every blog. On March 17, click the link above to see the list of all the participating blogs and join the hop.

If this is your first visit here, I’ll tell you a little about me. I love quilting and what I love most about it is the ability to constantly challenge myself and others to try new ways to make quilts and to do it better. One of my favorite tools is a die cutting system. But I like Electric Quilt software and other really cool, new tools that are on the market. Click on the free stuff tab above to see some of the patterns and tips for using these tools.

And, what is a blog hop without a giveaway. I have used my Accuquilt GO!™ to cut 36 beautiful 4″ hearts. Each one already has fusible on the back and is ready to be used for quilt blocks or other projects. These would look great appliqued onto potholders, placemats, table runners, aprons, little dresses for little girls–and a thousand other things.

To win this set of hearts, please leave a comment on this blog and tell me how you would use them if they were yours.


Thanks for your visit.




Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

146 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day – and Join the Blog Hop Party”

  1. I would use the hearts to make a spring table runner. They remind me of spring, and it appears that spring is here. Thanks for a chance.

  2. I love those colorful hearts. I think I would make a baby quilt with them. thank you for the chance to win.

  3. I would use them on outfits for my daughter and maybe a few on some cushions for the lounge room for us to sit on when we play.

  4. Greetings from England. I would make a quilt for my eldest daughter who is off to teach science in Uganda as a volunteer at a charity for 2 years! Then she could wrap herself in our love.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  5. I really like the pot holder idea, they’d add a definite pop of color. I saw this pillowcase tutorial with lots of hearts on it, I’d love to do something like that too.

  6. I would make a table runner for my friend who’s house is ruined by the Christchurch earthquake. She needs all the love her friends can give her.

  7. I think I would use them in a babyquilt. A friend of mine has asked me several times to sew her a babyquilt. She´s not expacting yet, but hope to be in the future.
    Gun, Sweden

  8. happy St Patricks Day, the hearts would be perfect for a table runner or else they would look great on quilt labels.
    Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

    Happy days.

  9. ohh my (thinking up an idea … ) – ok I would put them either on a cream or apricot yardage, maybe like balloons, with quilted strings and a little person holidng them at the bottom. Thet would look great in my rather dark kitchen. aye and maybe a crumpy-morning mug rug to remind me to be nice even before I finnished my first coffee

  10. Hearts!! How can you not love them!! I would Mae a quilt for snuggling while working on appliqué skills!! Hearts brighten your day!

  11. I would use the hearts in a wall hanging for spring. It would be great practice for my novice applique skills. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I see a Valentine’s Day wall hanging or a baby quilt for a little girl. Depends on which comes first! I love the pastels.

  13. Our guild makes community quilts to share with those undergoing cancer treatment. Your hearts would make a beautiful woman’s quilt that would cheer up anyone!

  14. My grandniece loves to make anything with hearts on it as a joint project. Think that this would be a nice project to applique hearts to fabric to make her a little skirt.

  15. I think a wee quilt would be just the thing for these hearts. Thanks for the chance to win your fab giveaway!

  16. Hi Marjorie….I would love to win these lovely hearts. IF I do; they will be part of a beautiful table runner.

    Thanks for the great giveaway

  17. Hummm what would I make with those beautiful hearts. Probable a table runner. I like to make smaller things such as table toppers that can be completed quickly so I can enjoy using it faster!! Belinda

  18. Hearts and EQ7 are some of my favorite things, too. I have made quite a few heart quilts for friends. In our Sunbonnet Sue chat group on yahoo, we always send heart quilts to sisters who are suffering from one adversity or another. It’s how we show our love and support for them. It’s a great group of quilters. Thanks for letting me stop by.

  19. I would use these beautiful hearts to make a baby quilt. My favourite quiling tecnique is applique

  20. I would put these lovelies into quilts for my charity St. John’s Hospital Baby Unit Joplin, Missouri which was destroyed by a tornado one year ago in May Thanks for a chance to win

  21. I love hearts! I would use them to adorn handbags I hope to make next year for all my nieces along with using some in a quilt.

  22. What a wonderful idea for a prize! Since I have a wonderful 2-year old daughter, I would use them to personalize plain shirts or add to other projects.

  23. What a special giveaway! I would love to make a charity baby quilt using these hearts! I can see how using a cutting system sure makes some quilt projects easier!

  24. I know a little girl who would love a quilt made with these appliqued to a cream background with little animals machine trapunto quilted around the hearts. My little niece keeps telling me to make her a new quilt since the one I made for her when she was born is now “to very short, Auntie Sam, to very short!”

    Thanks for a chance to win these.

  25. I am expecting a great niece any day now. This would be a start of a beautiful quilt for Kinley! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  26. Pretty!! I think that I would use the pretty hearts on raw-edge applique blocks for a nap quilt for my granddaughter! Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. I love your pretty hearts- hearts are one of my favorite shapes. I love the idea of using them on potholders. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  28. I would use these cute little hearts to dress up a baby quilt for a little girl! I have to make 10 baby quilts this year and this would be a really cute one.

  29. These would definitely go into a quilt for my charity St. John’s Hospital Joplin, Missouri which was wiped out by a deadly tornado a year ago this May. They are rebuilding and they will be ready soon to be giving quilts and blankies and such to the new babies.

  30. I would probably use them in sets of fours on a quilt block and make a quilt out of them! I would do either a satin stitch around each one or perhaps even do hand applique!

  31. They look so neat! I guess thats the beauty of the accuquilt. I would incorporate some of the hearts in the centre of blocks in a quilt I am making for a baby girl.

  32. I would use them for a valentine mini. I was planning on making them for my kids for valentines day but didn’t finish them. couldn’t find the fabric I liked. They would be perfect for them. thanks for the chance.

  33. I would use the hearts for a little girl’s quilt and reserve a couple of my favorites for an apron for me!

  34. how great that these have the fusible backing, this is one Go! die I don’t have, with 36, I gotta make a 6x 6 quilt of some sort.


  36. What a cute giveaway! I would use these to create a cute baby quilt, probably 4 hearts to a block with some additional applique added.

  37. I love hearts and use them a lot on my applique quilts. So these would definitely go in a quilt probably for babies.

  38. I would applique them on top of several quilts to add a bit of whimsy. They are lovely. Thank you.

  39. I have four granddaughters and two more expected soon. I think it would be fun to make them all aprons and use the hearts on them.

  40. What pretty hearts. I’d love to make a table runner and a baby quilt as well.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  41. We have a new niece and these would give me a headstart on her quilt. Thanks for the chance to win them!

  42. I have downloaded 2 of your free quilting patterns and am looking foward to making them soon – I need to recuperate from hopping around in Blogland first. I would use those 36 hearts and put a 4″ white gorgeous fabric between each heart and make such a heart-filled quilt. I could make this for my mother because I love her so. Perfect for Mother’s Day. Great idea – just came to me. I have had a lot of fun entering all of the giveways, including yours, of course. You just need LUCK and the words PLEASE LET ME WIN. There are so many generous quilters and I just want to say thanks for participating. I am a follower and I am sure you will have many more.

    Sandi T.

  43. I’m into making baby quilts and these would be adorable on square blocks and just stitched together. I have a GO! cutter, but I don’t have the heart cutter so this would be so much fun to win.

  44. I would love the hearst – they would go into either a table runner or a baby quilt. Thanks for the opportunity

  45. I’d make some t-shirts, and a quilt or two, maybe a few other things. The possibilities are endless.

  46. Hi, thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win those beautiful hearts. If they were mine they would go on my next wall hanging for Easter.

  47. I would use them on a dress for my little girl. I think they would look lovely around the hem with some ricrac. Like bunting on the hem of the skirt – very cute.

  48. I love these! Would definitely be a table topper. Probably enough to do a baby quilt for a grand baby!

  49. I even have a little girl, just as you mentioned, and that’s exactly what these darling hearts would be used for! Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. My granddaughters are just learning how to piece and applique – these would be perfect and put to good use.

    Thanks for a chance

  51. I would use these beautiful hearts to make placemats for my grandkids. They would be so pretty. Thanks for a chance to win.

  52. I love your fabrics. I am working out a design for a Challenge Fabric given by our guild. The hearts you are offering are great colors to complement my challenge fabric. It’s wild and a bit unusual so the hearts would “bring it back to earth” perhaps. I’d love to win them.

  53. If I were lucky enough to win I’d definitely use these hearts to make something darling for my 3 year old granddaughter! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! 🙂

  54. I can see a fun project with my two Grand daughter’s and they each would end up with a wall hanging for their room’s.

  55. THis week has been a horribly sad week, my very good friend Paula had a awful car accident on sunday night, which has now left her permenantly paralysed. We are not suer if she will recover the use of her hands or not yet. I would use these to make a lap quilt, so that each and every time she sees it, she knows how much i love her.

    thanks for the chance
    south africa

    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

  56. I have a quilt that needs some appliques in strategic spots where I was a little overzealous and didn’t match things up correctly. I had envisioned using some cut flowers and have been looking all over for a template that would work. Maybe these hearts would do the trick! I’d love to win and find out how they look on my quilt.

  57. I’d love to win these little hearts, and my grand-daughters would love some summer dresses with these hearts. I’ll bet they’d have a great time choosing their own hearts! Thanks for participating in the blog hop party.

  58. Thanks for participating in the blog hop party. I’d love to win these little hearts, and I imagine that my grand-daughters would love some summer dresses with these hearts. I’ll bet they’d have a great time choosing their own hearts!

  59. Beautiful hearts! I would love to use them to make a table runner or a wall hanging to hang behind my desk. So many options, so little time! 😉 Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  60. I would find something to make for my girls, maybe something to decorate American Girl accessories.

  61. If I win the beautiful hearts, I’d use them to applique on my little granddaughters outfits and quilts. Thanks!

  62. Would love to use these hearts in small projects like a baby quilt, or placemats for the table. Very nice colours too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. I think such prettiness deserves a nice canvas of white on white with a solid colour border so the delicate patterns shine and then some hand embroidered wording perhaps with my favorite scriptures. I’d enjoy making that thank-you!

  64. I like making stuff for my girls so the hearts would probably be used on skirts, dresses, and or bags for them. Thanks!

  65. I would make lap quilts to donate to the rehab at our local hospital. i was there for two months after an accident and everyone kept getting the hospital blankets tangled in the wheel chair wheels

  66. These hearts are just calling out to be on a quilt for my Granddaughter. I would love to use them in blocks thru out the top. I would add special embroidery in each one. This is to replace a quilt at daycare for naptime. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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