Hello there! I have seriously been in a funk this week. I am pretty sure it is cabin fever! I am so ready for spring and the warm weather. I haven't started training for my half marathon yet--due to getting the flu and also the really cold weather. I can't really use that as an excuse because I own a treadmill--but absolutely hate running on it! I much prefer running outside. :) Luckily we are supposed to get up to 60 degrees this weekend, and maybe I can finally get a run in and get some much needed sun. :)
So I am ready to share my latest finish: Lovey Dovey Hearts!
This was a fun quilt to make, and Hannah (my six year old) absolutely loves it!
I made all the hearts out of Lovey Dovey by Riley Blake. The hearts are completely constructed with half square triangles. I decided to go with a very neutral grey for the background and I am happy with the way it turned out.
I did a fun flannel print on the back for this one. My friend Kathy gave me a bunch of this flannel--and I thought it would be great for this quilt. Plus I love using flannel for backing--it's so warm and cozy!
I did very little quilting on this quilt. I probably should have done a bit more, now that I really look at it. I was nervous about quilting this one after my horrible quilting experience with The Hidden Star. So I did a simple pre-set stitch and quilted on the seam lines. Now I can see that I should have also quilted in between each seam as well. Now I know that I prefer much more quilting on my quilts!
Aside from the quilting, I love how it turned out. I made this one for my 6 year old little girl--who happens to be obsessed with pink and purple. She loves it and pretty much dragged it around the house the entire day. :)
Talk to you soon!
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