Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lovey Dovey Hearts {A Finished Quilt}

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.  :) 

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Shar said...

I think it's a nice quilt!

nettie said...

i have to say i'm with Hannah I love this quilt..... it turned out so cute.....;o)

ChristaQuilts said...

Another fabulous quilt design! I love, love, love the grey!

Pam said...

Adorable quilt!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors, the fabrics, the design of the quilt (I {heart} hearts!!! I'm going to see about getting some of the purpose fabric as my daughter wants me to make her a purple quilt. P.S. Hope you get your total mojo back soon!


Donna said...

Really adorable. Love the fabric!

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

I very much like the pale gray with the pink/purple - what a great choice - a nice change from white. Glad your LO loved it!

LA Paylor said...

Any quilt with a heart is lovely. I'm currently showing some of my 19 valentine quilts on the blog now.

Michelle said...

Lindsey that is a wonderful quilt!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This is very pretty! What is the finished size of the quilt? Is it a pattern you created?

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Pretty! So amazing what you can do with HSTs!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

this turned out super cute! I think the loose quilting makes it a little bit softer and more floppy, which is great for a smaller quilt.

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Live a Colorful Life said...

Such a sweet quilt. I have a 7-year-old granddaughter who is similarly obsessed with those two colors. I just love the pattern!