Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's Day Mini Quilt

    I always say I'm not really into Valentine's Day, but really I think I like it as much as the next girl.  After all, if I never got anything, even something really little, I would be so disappointed!  So even though I can admit that I do like to celebrate it, even on a small scale, I really don't decorate for it.  Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving,  Easter, and even Fourth of July I get, but Valentine's Day?  I'm a little weirded out by the retailers trying to convince us that it's the next Christmas in terms of decorating.
    My crazy rambling aside, since I started sewing I am slowly starting to get the appeal of Valentine's Day crafts. I love pink and white together, that's really my excuse.  So this year, after waffling about maybe making a quilt with V-day colors, I lucked out and saw this easy tutorial at asquaredw and just had to make it.  I have plenty of red and pink scraps for this, and from cutting to binding it only took 2 evenings to do.

    For the quilting I did a single straight line to trace each heart, and then a small stipple in the white spaces.  I think it makes the hearts pop nicely.

   I really like it!  My only problem now is trying to figure out how to hang it.  I've never made a hanging sleeve so I'm hoping to come up with something...uh...creative (jerry-rigged). 

    So now I guess I can no longer say that I'm the equivalent of a Valentine's Day Ebenezer Scrooge!

1 comment:

  1. Hey love the hearts! I sometimes just sew a dowel(or pencil if small)right to the back if it is not large. Also here is an easy to hang small quilts