The Valentine Quilt

I really don’t go into decorating for minor holidays or even seasons. I don’t know why. I just don’t. So, this year, I’ve decided to make me some seasonal quilts to change out with the holidays. First up, is The Valentine Quilt.
I was off to a good start, but had a slow finish, when my sewing machine broke. But, with the new Janome in the house, I finished it with only 2 days to spare.
I knew I wanted to make a Valentine quilt, but just couldn’t quite get a vision of what I wanted until I was browsing around on Pinterest one day. That’s when I saw these cute Valentine’s from a blog called Inchmark. If you read my previous post about my sentimental fondness for orange and pink, you’ll understand why I was drawn to this color combination.
After looking at heart quilt block patterns, I found some inspiration that led me to design the heart block in the quilt with my Electric Quilt software Santa brought me. Of course, the blocks took longer that originally planned (don’t they always?) so I decided to put a simple square-pieced block in between. I definitely think it was the right decision.

 

And, of course, a quilt is not complete until it’s washed, dried and looking crinkly.
My favorite moment is looking at a quilt for the first time freshly pulled from the dryer. I become giddy with excitement.
I don’t think I can get a St. Patrick’s Day quilt together, so I think my next one will be a Spring/Easter quilt.
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