Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentine Wall Hanging

I saw this quilt on pinterest and decided I needed to make one of my own.

I had bought a jelly roll of Chemistry by Cosmo Cricket for Moda and wasn't disappointed.  There are very few prints in the line - and redone again in 3 different colors - so you have a ton of repeats in the jelly roll.  I was worried I wouldn't have enough variety in the heart - but I love how it turned out.  I think this is the perfect project for repeat fabrics as you barely notice.

I stippled through the white and did an outline in each square.  I really like how it turned out.

The backing was a red/red tonal print and the quilting stands out a ton on it!  I love how it looks, yet I can see every flaw....

This was a fun semi quick project and will add wonderful pops of color anywhere you put it.  The original pin I saw was done in French General fabrics, and I think I'm going to have to make one of those next.  I think this one will be hitting the etsy shop.

Maybe its because I love red and white so much (my wallpaper when I was little was red and white striped) but I love adding red pops of color all over the house during the Valentine season.  There is a cute Moda line out right now of all red and whites that I haven't looked at much until I was making this - then the wheels got turning and I was thinking of all the cute possibilities for it - may have to grab me some of that line too!


Lisa said...

Ooooh, I LOVE this quilt!!

marta said...

oh. my. goodness. abby, i am obsessed. you are too good. your quilts are like babies; all so gorgeous and precious. you're so kind to put them 'up for adoption'. nice work!! happy v day to you.