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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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And carefully unpacked it.

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Can’t wait!!

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

Have a great week everyone!

Jennifer

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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