Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentine Heart Decoration from a Trash Find Quilt



Recently I had a GIVEAWAY of the Valentine door decoration I had made for myself.





BUT, fortunately I still had this paper mache heart I found a couple of weeks ago I at Michaels.

I think it was about $5. When I bought it I didn't know what I was going to do with it.

I liked its shape and size. It is 13" across. I thought about using it the way it was~ with just a little paint.





Then I remembered this pink and white quilt that I found in the trash last spring.

You can see that it is in pretty "rough" condition. It was hard to find an undamaged spot to use for the heart.

I used "Tacky Glue" to attach the quilt. For right now it is on the front door the way it is. I may add something more to it later.






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91 comments:

  1. great use for the old quilt. I think I have a few I need to cut up and make into pillows and the likes of what your heart. I'm gonna have a give-away next week.

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  2. How wonderful! You found an excellent area to cut. Look how symmetrical your pillow is!

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  3. Oooh, I love it! Fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Andrea
    Baby I'm On My Way

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  4. Total heart love here...that heart is just beautiful.
    Susan

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  5. The heart is really nice looking..I like the way you've set the pieces just perfect on the heart..love those hearts. Thanks for sharing. Sally

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  6. What a great find in that lovely pink and white quilt! Love the heart!
    Susie

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  7. I love it, I think even the bare spots on a quilt would make a fun tattered heart too...be brave!

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  8. It looks wonderful!!!That's my kind of project...glue! Very pretty!
    :)

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  9. Love love love what you did with the cutter quilt. Such a great way to repurpose quilts that have seen better days. They lend themselves so well to "feel good" projects. Sea Witch

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  10. I adore that idea..it looks just like a heart pillow...fooled me! Wow a quilt in the trash...hard to believe anyone could throw one out with all the work that goes into them...I have an really rough one my mom found discarded...it's very shabby chic!

    Great post!

    Miss Bloomers

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  11. This is my favorite creation I've seen in a long time. Something about quilts and hearts. Love it!

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  12. That looks so good! Maybe I should go look through my old quilts and see what I can do with them! Thanks for sharing and linking to Motivate Me Monday!
    Kaysi

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  13. Hi Joan...Love your quilt heart! I bought the same heart at Michaels and took it out yesterday contimplating "What to do" with it...Thanks for the inspiration sweetie...I may follow your suit!
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  14. I love old quilts and hearts cut out from them. I have two but they are both in red tones. This pink one is so adorable!! Love it and what a great find in the trash even if it was very shabby!

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  15. Very pretty - just in time for Valentine's Day!

    Christi @ A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

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  16. SUper cute and what a great save !
    Kammy

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  17. oh my gosh, that is so cute. It looks like a really soft puffy pillow too, LOVE it! It'd be really cute with a fabric flower added to it to.

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  18. You did a great job, Joan. That quilt was a beauty sometime long ago!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  19. I so love it when crafty people make something out of nothing!

    Blessings,

    Jo

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  20. This is SO cute! I LOVE it!

    A key hanging on it would be so cute!

    Get it, key to my heart? Get it?

    Okay, I'm going now....

    Love this though! lol

    Lou Cinda

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  21. Swoon, I am in love with this. I will be looking for a way to do something like this. You did a great job, thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha

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  22. I just love it Joan. A wonderful way to recycle the quilt. Too pretty to be in the trash.

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  23. WOW! That is fabulous!

    I am hosting a Valentine's Craft party over at my blog, I'd love to have you!

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  24. That was a great use for that quilt. I can't believe someone would throw that out, even if it was tattered and worn. Good rescue!
    Jane

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  25. Creative! Love it! Have a blessed day!

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  26. I love it when people are so careless to throw out beautiful possibilities. Makes it all the sweeter for us! Love your heart!
    Cindy at Lakewood

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  27. Love your quilted heart. What a great use for a discarded quilt. Quilts are not meant to be wasted.

    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  28. Now that is making pink lemonade out of lemons! Wonderful!

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  29. Good find on the quilt, even better use of it. Happy Valentine!

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  30. I like that heart just the way it is! It's beautiful in it's simplicity. Joan, I finally did a post about the award you gave me. Sorry it took so long, and thanks again!
    Happy Monday!
    Carol

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  31. Wow, I love that. So lovely! I can't believe you found that quilt in the garbage!

    Andrea
    TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  32. It's wonderful! It reminds me of LOVE. How did you get it to look so smooth around the heart? I think if I tried, it would be really bunchy...
    xo
    Pam

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  33. I am always amazed at what people will throw away! You did a beautiful job with that heart. Now see if whoever threw that away saw it they would say now why didn't I think of that!

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  34. So pretty -- and how wonderful to take a tossed-out treasure and give it new life! Wonderful. And a really NICE job on gluing on that quilt! Excellent.
    Cass

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  35. I love things that glue (and don't have thread or needles involved). I love it just the way it is...so pretty.

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  36. Such a lovely heart and I love the color Pink.

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  37. Very pretty! I especially appreciate that it's trash-to-treasure. Thanks for sharing! I'd love if you would join my link party at childmade.com.

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  38. That looks so nice. A good way to use a damaged quilt.

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  39. I have also salvaged a quilt my grandmother made in this same way. It is nice to have something sentimental but also that looks nice enough for your home. Yours looks so sweet. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing!

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  40. What a great idea and I know my mom has some quilt scraps in her craft room. Love everything about it!

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  41. It looks so soft and squishy! I just want to hug it!

    Thank you so much for stopping by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and adding this to the page! Don’t forget to stop back next week to see which links from this week are featured, and to add your new links!

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  42. Oh wow how pretty. I loved the old quilt. You mean no stitching? Wow.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed Wednesday,
    Sherry

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  43. I love your quilted heart...vintage quilts are a passion of mine!

    Happy Day, Carrie

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  44. Hello Joan, I more than love this idea. It looks like you did find a part of that old quilt without a tear or wear. A wonderful idea and it looks so sweet.

    Hugs, Jeanen

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  45. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  46. So glad you were able to rescue that quilt. someone worked too long for it to end up in the trash. You brought it back to life. Just beautiful

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  47. That made the perfect heart. Glad you rescued it and what a nice thing to turn in to!!

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  48. Okay, I am impressed!! I totally agree with Teresa~Gardening with Soul. That was a labor of love and you truly put the love back into that quilt!!

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  49. A most excellent way to recycle.

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  50. oh such a cute heart! And the silver spoons on your prior post are beautiful...I've never seen spoons like that, I'm impressed that you're thinking of selling them...I'm afraid I'd probably selfishly keep them for myself since I tend to be a bit of a hoarder! I'm in MN so will have to see how far of a drive the Elkhorn sale would be, maybe I'll see you there!

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  51. What a great idea! I love the colors and texture of this quilt. It is so nice to see it reinvented!

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  52. This is beautiful. I love the quilt and the colors are wonderful. What a great idea this was!! Happy VTT!

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  53. CUTE pink quilt heart! I love quilts, I love hearts, I love vintage... so it's perfect in my book!

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  54. Great way to repurpose! I love the pink and white! Very pretty! You did a beautiful job!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  55. They were meant to go together, it looks pretty. I found a cutter quilt, but it was not that nice looking, so I passed on it.

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  56. Perfect - for Valentine's and beyond! Must go down and rummage through some cutters I have accumulated! We are getting a brand spanking new Michael's down the road - yippee!

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  57. Very nice!!! What a neat find..

    Thanks for joining get your craft on... I hope you join me next week!

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  58. LOVE this! Will feature tomorrow. So very creative! Thanks for sharing today. Thank you also for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
    ~Hugs~
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  59. Adorable, perfect use of that old quilt

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  60. It is so pretty...what a great use for an old quilt!

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  61. The heart is just as cute as can be.

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  62. Saw this on Finding Fabulous, and would LOVE if you'd link it to my Valentine's Craft post!

    http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/some-valentines-day-l-o-v-e.html

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  63. I love how you used the quilt. Great way to recyle!!

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  64. love your quilted heart! great way to recyle and pretty too!

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  65. Great idea, I LOVE how it turned out! I guess it does pay to pull things out of the trash even if you don't know what you will do with them...

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  66. What a great way to repurpose the quilt you found and the heart. It is adorable.

    ~ Tracy

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  67. Gotta grab it when we see it and let our mind play catch up. Wonderful cover job!
    Happy S&T Blessings ;-)

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  68. Wow, I can't believe anyone would put a quilt in the trash! You certainly made it a new life!

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  69. That looks great! It's nice that the quilt lives on...

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  70. I love it--even the shabby parts of the quilt.
    This will be on my favs list.

    do you have a button, if so I will add it to my side bar.
    Cheri

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  71. This is so cute! I love it so, so much!

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  72. Very innovative and the pink and white is perfect!! Lezlee

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  73. That is just lovely. I can't believe you found that quilt in the trash! Glad it found a new home in a heart with you!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your great ideas!

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  74. This is adorable--thanks for linking up!

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  75. Sorry I'm late on posting how WONDERFUL your heart is (I'm recovering from cervical spinal surgery). It's so FAB. Oh, and I read about your blog peeves and I totally agree! Thought sometimes Blogger just doesn't behave and play nice LOL.

    So anyway, Great job on the heart. Makes me want to do one when I get my head out of this dang neck collar.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn
    www.DollsEtc.Blogspot.com

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