L.O.V.E Denyse

February 14, 2012

So a couple years ago when I was getting into quilting and such, I fell hard for Denyse Schmidt fabric lines. But the lines that I loved were out of print and you can only buy it at a ungodly amount of money. Push that aside, she was still designing fabric and I started collecting and boy. . . collecting was what I did:


I was planning to make a the Single Girl Quilt. . . but I’m debating on that because, that pattern is so intense. Have you seen it?

So after a year of collecting from Katie Jump Rope to her new lines and making awesome items for swaps, I thought I need to TREAT MYSELF! and make a mini ode to Denyse. I decided to use Kelly’s L.O.V.E letter templates. Each letter would represent a line and I tried not to use the same fabric twice but I think I might of with the Hope Valley.


Now I shrunk the template down as much as I could without going insane with the paper piecing, but I think if I were to do it again I would increase it just a bit more.


(45mm Rotary cutter is in the picture to show you how big the blocks are)

L = Flea Market Fancy
O = Hope Valley (I needs more of that!)
V = Katie Jump Rope
E = New fabric collections that could be found at Jo’s

Here are close up’s of each block:


(Block 1)


(Block 2)


(Block 3)


(Block 4)

Now block 4, I decided to invert it – instead of using white on the background, I thought of using it as the L.O.V.E letters. I love the subtle difference.


This mini will go in my sewing room (or future sewing room) and so I added the corners for hanging purposes, if you’re looking for a tutorial go check out Amy’s blog.


So, if you’re into swaps right now. . why don’t you take some time and make something for yourself? TREAT YA SELF!

Oh btw – if anyone knows Denyse can you please pass her this note:

Love note

Quick Edit: I’m entering this in the Modern Mini Challenge!

Modern Mini Challenge

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  • Reply Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts February 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

    lol- LOVE the note!
    And love your quilt- geez I said love a lot!
    And there I go again with exclamation points! 🙂

  • Reply Charlotte February 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

    that’s lovely! I know exactly how you feel about Denyse – I have the same problem!
    I made a single girl quilt last year and it’s really not as bad as you might think. Cutting all the pieces was a bit of a pain, but the pattern is really well written and if you take it slow it works beautifully.

  • Reply Kati February 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Love this Amy!! It turned out so cute.

  • Reply Gill February 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I only discovered DS with Hope Valley and here in the UK it’s taken me ages to track some of this line! I’m still going but I don’t have any Katie Jump Rope yet!
    I love your quilt and your note! I hope DS reads this blog!

  • Reply Colleen February 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

    You make me laugh. I’m sure if she gets the note it will come back with yes checked, becaue how can anyone not like you?

    I’m impressed with your mad tiny piecing skills!

  • Reply Flying Blind February 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I feel the same way as you do about DS, and we don’t even have JoAnns in the UK – my life is a nightmare 😉

  • Reply Flying Blind February 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    PS I love your LOVE!

  • Reply Katie B February 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    This is super awesome! Way to treat yo self!
    Do you already have the FMF reprint preordered??

  • Reply nicke February 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    you are adorable, as is the mini! i love the white love. it is subtle but so loud. and, if i knew denyse, i would totally pass that note to her!

  • Reply Wendy February 15, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Great quilt. I love the Denyse too.

  • Reply Pat Sloan February 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Happy Valentines day and thank you for sharing at my blog!

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  • Reply Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy February 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Awesome!!! It looks super fab! The note totally cracked me up 🙂

  • Reply Kirsten February 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I have only recently discovered her fabrics which we can also get here in Australia – Love this Ode to Denyse:)

  • Reply Debbie February 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Very fun! Glad you took a break for yourself – it’s darling! Love your code for each letter/fabric line! 😉

  • Reply Megan February 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm


  • Reply diane stanley March 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Instead of PS I lLove You, You could have written DS I Love You! The quilt is fabulous, Sukie!
    and I don’t mean me (DS)

  • Reply Katie March 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Amy, I loved that when I saw it a couple of weeks ago. It’s soooo cute!

  • Reply Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts March 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Glad you entered this one! Love it (lol.) Good luck!

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