Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Put A Little Love In Your Quilt

Welcome to day 3 of Put a Little Love in Your Quilt.  A shout out to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for thinking up this blog hop, and organizing...she did a great job. 



I haven't participated in a blog hop in quite a long time, but when Carol announced this one I thought it was time to join the world of the living again. 

I saw these lovely fabric and I knew that I had a plan which went way out of my normal comfort zone.

When you think of hearts you think of love.
I went to 1001 Fonts and found a free font I liked, pasted it to Microsoft Word manipulated it a bit and enlarged it.  I then used my handy dandy school projector and enlarged it some more.

With some Thermo Web Heat n' Bond lite taped to the wall I traced my  word.  Then following the manufacturer's directions fused it onto my fabric.  Cut it out and....Epic Fail.....forgot to reverse my word.  Thank goodness all I had to do was flip over my transparency and trace again. Cut out again, and finally fused it to my background.  I thought it looked a wee bit plain.  I needed some hearts!

I used the tutorial from   the blog Cluck, Cluck Sew on making multiple sized hearts, and decided hearts it was.  I pulled reds and neutral backgrounds from my stash.

 And made what felt like a bazillion hearts. 
 But I have 2 bazillion bonus HST!
Yeah,  at that point in time my quilt math skill failed me miserably and I needed to cut my center down a wee bit one way because I had cut it too small, and to make my hearts work I had to  add a border.  Have I mentioned how much I love Moda Grunge and my stash in the Maraschino colorway was perfect?

Maraschino is the middle color.

My borders made here I was trying to sandwich with minkie, batting, and the quilt assistant, lets just way it was a trial.  

The Minkie had hearts of course. We had a beautiful snowy day so I tried to do a photo shoot in the snow.  There was a wee bit of a breeze and trying to get my quilt to lay nice and flat was just not happening.  I miss my quilt holder.  :D



Here is the backing, you can see my quilting a little, and of course the quilt assistant. 

I quilted echoes around the word a few times, then I quilted with a design I saw on the Midnight Quilt show on the main fabric, and some straight lines in the border, and hearts.

I made my binding out of the Moda Grunge Maraschino also.

Here is the other quilt assistant while I am trying to get ready to bind. 

I also cheated and actually machine sewed my binding down completely this time and it worked out pretty good. 

Oops missed a thread. 
Yep the quilt assistant felt that she needed to be in almost every indoor picture. 

This quilt has been tested and approved by the quilt assistants, they are my heart and loves. 

Now hop on over to the other bloggers for today and check out their creations.

February 7
 And if you missed the first two days.  

February 5
Today - February 6




 Enjoy!







37 comments:

  1. Lovely idea, lovely quilt. Great assistants! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the process of making your lovely quilt! You have some cute assistants, too!

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  3. The quilt is beautiful and the picture of it laying on the snow is perfect. The assistants are pretty terrific too. I liked the explanation of how you got the word LOVE worked out, very interesting.

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  4. A beautiful quilt. All mine projects are road tested by my quilt assistants.

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  5. Very nice! It would make a perfect comfort quilt for someone.

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  6. Gorgeous quilt! Lol, "tested and approved", look at those little sweeties! I don't think machine-binding is cheating. It's how I do most of my binding these days. It's fast and secure, looks great, works great!

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  7. I love your quilt! I love it when I have an idea and it just keeps on morphing. Bobbin is a doll baby!

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  8. Such a sweet quilt, love all your fabric choices :) So fun to see Bobbin enjoying the process so much!

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  9. Well, well, well! Your hop quilt and post are both magnificent! Grin, you too carol literally and '‘ Put a little 'love' on your quilt''!! I love it! I used minky for the first time this past weekend. It quilted up okay, but it was extra awkward to work with. I have to admit, finished, it felt pretty nice! Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love it! I really like the fonts...nicely done

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  11. In the first picture I didn't realize how big this quilt is. Wow, this is awesome. I love that you used a projector. We have one we use all the time. Your quilt is AMAZING! I've been chicken to use minky on the back of a quilt, but really want to try it sometime.

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  12. I LOVE your quilt! Cute, cute, cute! I, too, use an overhead projector to enlarge patterns--sometimes "old" equipment comes in useful. :) Your assistants look sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Hi Colette,
    Your quilt turned out lovely, and little Bobbin certainly is enjoying it! I didn't even know you had TWO quilting assistants. This is the first time I saw your cat quilt assistant, who is very helpful I can see. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  14. I think Bobbin was trying to outshine your pretty love quilt...he almost succeeded! The quilt and quilting turned out really great. I love the photo in the snow, but it looks so cold. That projector brings back lots of memories of the olden days. Thanks for playing along in the hop, my friend, and sharing your sweet projects!

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  15. Beautiful quilt! Having not only one....but two assistants must have really been a big help! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. A lovely quilt. But I must ask, what kind f dog do you have? She looks similar to mine, which is a mix.

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  17. Your quilt is beautiful and I love the quilting. Great job! Thank you for sharing today.

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  18. Beautiful quilt. I loved seeing your assistants too!

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  19. Very pretty quilt. So awesome! Thank you for sharing! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  20. Love your quilt tester! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Lovely quilt and your quilt assistants are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Amazing!!! I love this. The fabric, the quilting and the assistants. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  23. Cute, cute. Love your love - crazy how those words can get themselves positioned backwards. The hearts are great - so many beautiful fabrics. Happy Heart Day.

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  24. That's a great quilt and I bet it feels fabulous with the minkee. So glad the quilt inspectors approved.

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  25. I am wowed with your quilt...since I don’t quilt. Your quilt assistants are adorable. Hearts and Love are timeless. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...xo

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  26. Great quilt! Perfect for Valentine's Day!
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  27. 'Love' your love quilt. It is beautiful. I love the border with all the hearts. Those quilting assistants are the best kind - keep them on! Karen, Hannah and Baa. xxx

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  28. This is a sweet quilt. I'm jealous of your projector! I hadn't seen heart-minky - super cool.

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  29. You really put a lot of work into your quilt and it's fabulous. I think your assistants would agree that it's comfy, but it truly is well constructed. I appreciate your showing of the progress in the design. It's always fun to see how other people pull their quilts together. Thanks so much for sharing and I really enjoyed your snow photos too. I grew up in California and snow always gives me a thrill, except when I have to shovel.

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  30. What a "love"-ly quilt! And SO much help from your assistants. Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Great quilt. It's hard to remember that reverse image thing.

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  32. Oh that little Bobbin is so cute! I need to see if there are any old projectors hanging around school! Good idea.

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  33. Pretty Valentine's Love quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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