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


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  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.

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

  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*

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

  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! :)

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

  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:-)

  8. Wonderful finish and awesome quilting!

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


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