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I am using decorative stitches in the machine and yarns, laces and ribbons.

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February is just fabric in stash with some beads on it. Did make my daugher a Valentine pillow from the fabric on right bottom.

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It reminds one of Valentine's Day and the butterfly in the middle reminds us of spring days to come. We all like flowers and they are given on Valentines Day. I seldom get the flowers which is O.K. by me. But, if you will notice there is a very small piggy on the left. I collect piggy banks and have many so when my hubby wants to get me something, most likely it will be a piggy bank.

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This is the first time I have made a Crazy Quilt so I am having a lot of fun with it. I am totally using things I have around the house .. have not bought one thing. Shiny fabrics from costumes I have made for Grandchildren (two are actors), one does Ballroom Dancing, so I make lots of costumes. Leftover Ribbon from a granddaughters quilt I made. Lace and beads are in a drawer with other bits and pieces from various craft projects over-the-years.

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My birthday is February 14th, therefore I chose fabric for the center of the February hexagon that reminds me of greeting cards/love letters.
Then I added chocolates, hearts, flowers and yes snow.
I uses machine decorative stitches and embellished with a heart charm, a pearl button, seed beads and a glass crystal.

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The Memories include Candy fabric, flowers and heart for Valentines day.
Cotton Velvets given to me by my husbands favorite aunt. Has given up sewing due to health problems.
Red plaid wool for my outdoorsy grandson whose thirteenth birthday is this month. 13 beads that look like B-B's. A frog button because he loves to catch frogs and put them in the pond closer to the house. (when I find a guitar button or bead I will add it).
18 glass beads sewed into an 18 for my oldest grandchild, Elisabeth, celebrating her birthday this month. A bead shaped like wings, because she wants to fly away on her own one of these days.
An Amethyst bead near the center, birthstone for February.

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The little charm, upper left I sewn on, is because it's so cold this month. One flower button for the one flower my dh got me for Valentines Day. (Anymore he would have gotten in trouble) The heart for the love I have for my 4 children, and 4 sets of hugs and kisses for them.

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February's block has hearts and flowers in the fabric choices, an embroidered heart with an arrow through it, buttons shaped like flowers, and lace appliqués dyed in my coffee cup as I stitched. On the back I have a tiny 1930's repo. print of "heart buds. Still haven't had to buy anything.

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This block so reminds me of Valentines. I did most of the stitching by hand. I'm not that good at that but I'm getting better at it.

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This block is done in the traditional Valentines theme. I love it.

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The sewing patch is for me - I love to sew. The hearts are for Valentines Day. The flowers represent our warm climate in February. It's our son's birthday in February and he loves to play soccer (or football in some countries). The fish is for the fun we have at the beach in February and the crayons are for the start of the school year. I haven'ty added any embelishments but these will go on in the future.

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This block was done to commorate my 65th birthday and Valentines day which is the day before.
I used printable fabric for the center.

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February is special to me because it is the month that our daughter was born. I used fabric from my stash, and enjoyed selecting different stitches on my machine.
I'll probably still add a button or two - just haven't found the perfect ones yet!

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February was bleak in Alberta not many evergreen trees. The sky was clear and it was very cold. Valentines day was brighter. I took our dog (Mott) to see my husband in hospital. It was Chinese New Year (fans).

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The highlight of February for me was the Super Bowl. I am using only fabrics I have on hand to make these blocks, although it is very tempting to go buy some more!

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On Valentine's day many talented singers and musicians from our home town performed in a wonderful evening of music. On our way out of the theatre the ladies were all handed a beautiful long stem rose. The mouse button on my block depicts my granddaughter's birthday. The little mouse has special meaning to her and I.

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The change of the seasons and important dates of the months is what inspired my fabric choices. When growing up we celebrated every month weather it was Valentine's Day or the dog's birthday!

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