Monday, February 13, 2012

An Improv Valentine Mini Quilt : :

Hooray, I finished up my mini quilt just in time for Valentine's day!

Valentine Improv Mini

I added some black and white binding as planned, although I did mess this part up to tell the truth. I must have been thinking of bunting making while I was cutting, piecing, and pressing my binding because when I finished I had made a double folded role of binding? The type I'd use for bunting making, not quilt binding?? I decided just to work with it and I think it turned out just fine.

Valentine Improv Mini -- black & Binding + stitched with bakers twine

I hand stitched it on using some of my very favorite red & white baker's twine. I think it adds a sweet little touch and matches the baker's twine pom pom Heart Felt Garland I made for our fireplace last year.

Valentine Improv Mini

My favorite part of this mini is definitely the pieced heart! Of course, I'll never get tired of seeing red & aqua together.

Improv Heart

The more I look at the reverse side of my mini, the more I like this side, too! It's a little dark, but I'm happy with the way it looks like a simple sketch.

mini quilt back -- gray, black, & white

This was a fun project for sure! A nice new little Valentine's Day decoration, but not too themed that I'll need to put it away right away. I think decorating with sweet, red hearts and "love" themed projects is perfectly acceptable all year round, don't you agree? I do still have plans to make this pieced heart pillow by Anna very soon!

Making these improv blocks and mini quilts is some of the most fun I have ever had sewing and making, ever!!

Valentine Mini --finished!!

Yes, I quite like these mini quilts! I actually started a new one yesterday that I can't wait to share later in the week!

Happy Monday, friends!

44 comments:

  1. Oh my, this is so very cute!!!!!

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  2. You have a true gift for creating the improv blocks - I love seeing what you dream up!

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  3. It turned out great, I like the addition of the black and white stripes around the quilt. Very cute!!

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  4. I really like the heart - I know, I am repeating myself but I love it!

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  5. Too cute! Can't wait to see your next one.

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  6. very sweet little wallhanging! i like the quilting you did on the hill beneath the house. i like the curve of it.

    have a lovely day!

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  7. Very cool, love the bakers twine stitching

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  8. It looks so cute, Maureen! Great job!!

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  9. Oh, that is so cute. How do I learn how to do something like that??

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  10. Just darling. I love the red & aqua color scheme too!

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  11. It looks great Maureen and I love the heart pillow in that awesome chair! :)

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  12. So beautiful and I love your idea to fly the heart!
    x Teje

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  13. That is a sweet little mini. Love that you have the string of the kite flying from the window. I agree with you, I don't seem to tire of the red and aqua either. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Oh, so cute, Maureen! I love the stitching you did in the sky. Very loopy - it goes well with the heart. Your work is lovely, as usual:)

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  15. I do love that quilt...but lets talk about that chair for a minute too. Swooning over that right now!

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  16. Fine looking mini. So carefree.

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  17. Beautiful! A newbie question ~ what kind of machine do you use to do the stitching? Do you freehand it?

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  18. Love it and I really like the twine in the binding. Great idea.

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  19. Very, very cute! Your improvs are amazing!

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  20. i love that sweet little heart also. i think what i like best it how it looks so blocky and then so swoopy because of your perfect quilting. great job maureen! i hope it makes you happy every single time you see it. also, i am totally in love with your book bench. it is awesome. i love the color and the dark wood top! xo

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  21. Love the black and white border and the stitching around the heart. Beautiful colors of aqua and red. I just love the whole piece.

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  22. I just love that mini! The heart shaped kite coming from the window is so cool!

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  23. Love it! So sweet! p.s. I loooooooove your chair too! Happy Valentine's!!

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  24. OOOH, that's such an adorable mini. Love it!

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  25. This is perfection Maureen, great job!!

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  26. I like the back just as much as the front!

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  27. Such a lovely mini-quilt!
    Happy Valentine's day!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  28. Utterly gorgeous! Happy Valentine's Day :)

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  29. Love the mini quilt. Well done. I want to make the pieced heart pillow too. I've pinned it in pinterest under things I'd like to make.

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  30. This is so cute, Maureen! I love it! It looks perfect hanging on that wall.

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  31. It's phenomenal, Maureen. Really! The quilting is totally amazing. When we get together you need to teach me how to do this. Maybe you should teach a class? Plan some projects for us? LOL, sounds fun for me at least....

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  32. This is absolutely fabulous! I wish I knew how to even start a project like this? Will you do a tutorial?

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  33. Woohoo! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome prize! M goal this year is to make dresses and learn some new skills like button holes and ruffles.

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  34. I follow you on fb and check your blog daily, no need to get an email (it takes the surprise out of it):)

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