Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Valentine Addition: A Finished Quilt


I am happy to say that my Valentine plus quilt is finished. This quilt was made with a layer cake and charm pack of the Ever After line plus some larger scraps.

I enjoyed planning the quilting design.  My first thought was to add hearts with the quilting.  However, there were already so many hearts on the fabric that I decided to quilt feathers instead.  At first, I was going to do a swirly feather design.


I warmed up by doodling on my big white board, but then the design changed.


I guess the quilt really wanted a more open feather/plume design.


It flowed very well once I started quilting.  I didn't even want to stop to take a picture of it with my Tiara.  ;)

The quilting looks awesome on the back of the quilt.  It is a hot pink minky I found on clearance at my LQS.



One of the down sides of putting minky on the back of a quilt is that sometimes the fibers work up through to the top when you are quilting.  I have discovered that quilting with thread the same color as your minky helps to hide that.


The top was busy enough that the hot pink thread blends in a lot of the places and stands out in others.  I really like it.

The binding is the same on this quilt as on my other favorite Valentine quilt, Quilty Kisses.  I am so glad I bought an extra yard of it eighteen months ago.


I named this quilt "Valentine Addition" for obvious reasons.


It might live in this chair next February.


It looks really pretty with the black piano and black drapes.


I will just keep it in my craft room until February.  It fits right in with my other black and white plus pink/red quilts.


Besides, Monkey likes to play on it with the Duplos from the white cubes.


Quilt Stats #185
Quilt Name: Valentine Addition
Pattern:  Plus quilt with five inch cut squares
Fabric used: Ever After by Deb Strain and some scraps
Amount used:  About 6.5 yards
Batting:  Frankensteined Hobbs 80/20
Size:  About 59 x 72 inches
Date Finished:  2016


XX,
Jasmine

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10 comments:

  1. I LOVE this one and your quilting has evolved so much Jasmine!!Monkey is so cute....and I bet good company in the studio.

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  2. I am always so impressed with your quilting! I think you have a natural gift for that. Your quilt is so cute!

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  3. Beautiful finish, Jasmine. I am so impressed with what you can do with feather quilting now. :) The quilt really looks beautiful in your home and looks like a perfect addition. *hee hee*

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  4. Great pattern choice for those fabrics. It is lovely!

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  5. The quilt looks so great Jasmine! I didn't realize the Minky fibers would work to the top - thanks for sharing that. You did a wonderful job on the quilting design. Isn't it funny how a plan will sometimes change? Quilts really do talk to us! :)

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  6. Lovely finish. Great quilting design and thread colour choice. Finishes it off beautifully.

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  7. It's so pretty and now you are all set for Valentines! Isn't it so much fun to have seasonal quilts that you get to uncover once a year-kinda like Christmas all over!! Love your quilting on this:-)

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  8. Wonderful finish and awesome quilting!

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  9. Love it! And the quilting is perfect. I really like that design!

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