Sunday, March 4, 2018

Valentine's Quilt 2018



One of the quilt goals I have this year is to make a bunch of seasonal quilts.  I started quilting in earnest in July 2017 so I haven't been at this too long.  This year I wanted to start building my stash of seasonal quilts so that I have quilts to display around my house at all points of the year.  It's going to take a couple of years to really get a good bunch of these but you have to start somewhere ;)  

When January rolled around, I immediately thought it was time to start a Valentine's quilt.  I searched all over for ideas.  After much deliberation, I decided on Hearts Afloat by Bev Getschel.  I was stunned by how beautiful the heart border was.  And though I had never made a mitered corner or done a quilt with scallops, I was not deterred.  

For my fabric, I chose to use Bonnie and Camille pinks and reds (from assorted collections) and Moda Bella Solids White Bleached (9900 98) instead of the blue shown in the quilt pattern.

Here are some progress pics-





For my binding, I chose Moda Bella Solids Christmas Red 9900 16.




This was the first time I ever made a scalloped quilt.  I love the look of a scalloped edge and how the scallops make the hearts here is the sweetest.  I thought it was a little tough to bind, probably because it was my first time.

I love it and am so excited to have it for this Valentine's Day and many to come :)



1 comment:

  1. Scallops would be hard to bind, no matter how long you have been sewing! Great job!

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