Friday, February 5, 2016

Simply Perfect Valentine Quilt

Sometimes simple is perfect.

I wanted to make a Valentine Quilt this year.  And I wanted it to actually be done by Valentine's day. So, I decided to keep it simple.

I bought a few 1/2 yard cuts of some sweet Tanya Whelan fabrics and added some red and white polka dots and some red gingham. I cut it all up into 6 inch squares to make the most of those 1/2 yard cuts and laid it all out on the floor.

I ended up with an 11 x 13 layout, making the quilt finish at about 60 x 71.

It is backed with the same white with red dots that I used in the front.  It is bound with the red and white dots fabric.

I decided I wanted to keep the quilting simple as well.  I quilted it my self on my teeny tiny machine.  This is the biggest quilt I've attempted to do on my machine and it came out great!  I just quilted 1/4 inch on either side of all the seams.  Just enough quilting to give it a nice soft feel.

I am so happy with how it turned out and how quickly it came together.

Sometimes perfectly simple is simply perfect!

Thank you for stopping by!



  1. Such a sweet quilt! I agree, simple turns out perfect every time!!

  2. Very sweet and pretty Valentine's Quilt!

  3. Well, this is simply beautiful! Congrats on finishing a big quilt on your small machine. And have fun snuggling up in it on Valentine's Day.

  4. Simple is perfect. Very sweet!

  5. Very pretty, your fabric choices really make the quilt shine. Visiting from Finish it up Friday.

  6. Aww that is so wonderfully sweet and perfect for being cosy on Valentines Day!

  7. In this case, simple IS perfect!! I have a feeling this quilt will be much-loved one for you and your loved ones for a long time!

  8. Love it, what a sweet and pretty quilt!