Impromptu Valentine’s Day Quilt Top

This week I chose to get less sleep and do more quilting.  That’s apparently the only way it is going to happen for me.  But it is all good.  I love my results!

Here is the completed mini-quilt from the Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Club.


I was careful with the piecing, but I do think starching and sewing slowly made a difference in getting my points which are ALL OVER this quilt.


I have even found a perfect spot for it in my home.  Once quilted, I’ll lay it on top of my vintage Singer treadle machine.


But that wasn’t my only finish this week!  Oh no!

During my lunch hour at work, I usually browse my blog lists and it was Friday afternoon when I came across a blog post from Cluck Cluck Sew and the talented Allison.  Click HERE to open a window up to her blog post.  THANK YOU Allison!!

I used her generous, free mini quilt pattern for the center of the quilt and then added on some borders to make it big enough for a table topper on my kids activity table.

VDay 2016 Quilt

I started this around 9:00 pm on Friday night… stitched the center and was done by 1:00 am.  Picked up in the morning and added the polka dot inner border.


I have the same polka dot print, but in a larger scale, picked out for my Snapshots picture quilt – so it was also a test to see how well it would play with that white background (which is also my main background in the Snapshots quilt).

I literally just worked with fabrics I already had sitting at my finger tips on the cutting table.


I had a fat quarter bundle of Milk, Sugar, &  Flower by Elea Lutz and the sweet prints seemed perfect for a Valentine themed quilt.  I used scraps I had sitting on my table from the Snapshots quilt, to make the pieced side borders.  The smallest heart is made from the red dot print from Little Joys.


And, what do you ask, about the Strawberry Fields Revisited that I raved about?  I guess I still have some trepidation of opening up my perfect packages.  But, baby steps!

I did take off the shrink wrap today…


And carefully unpacked it.


Can’t wait!!

Then I packed it right back up.  Maybe next weekend…

Have a great week everyone!


One thought on “Impromptu Valentine’s Day Quilt Top

  1. Your Kim D small quilt is just beautiful! I am missing making small things! Which makes me even more envious of your Hearts topper! It is just adorable… it would be a good gift too! Now I am especially envious of your Strawberry Fields Frivol! It’s going to have to be in my shoppping basket this week! It’s impossible to resist!

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