So there I was, all sorts of swap projects in various stages of completion and a list that never ends of quilts that I want to make and about 7 quilts that are “almost done”. So, of course, I thought now would be a good time to make a Valentine quilt.
I didn’t have a pattern and didn’t really need one. I used mostly scraps that I cut at 3.5″ square for the whole squares and 4.5″ for those that I turned into half square triangles. I had to “make” more low volume scraps from my stash in order to have enough. I’ve noticed I go through a lot of low volume. I tend to reach for low volume scraps before I go for my white yardage. I like the scappy look to it.
It’s hard to see the pattern on the backing but it’s white with a ton of red hearts in a scribble all over the back. It was from last years after Valentine’s Day 75% off sale at Joann’s. It had a nice feel to it so it and I had just enough to use for the backing.
I didn’t really do any calculating prior to making this quilt. I just cut a “bunch” (that’s somewhere between a few and a lot) of blocks and started piecing. I ended up with a finished size of 48″ x 38″. It fits nicely over the back of my couch and it is a perfect little lap quilt. Because I didn’t do any planning, I ended up with several extra blocks. I cut those blocks into smaller blocks, 1.5″ and made a couple mini heart mug rugs. Aren’t they cute?
I have plans for one of these mug rugs, but the other needs a good home. My goal for the blog was to do one giveaway a month and so far I am right on track. If you would like to have one of these mug rugs for your very own leave me a comment. I will pick a random winner on Monday 2/10 and hopefully be able to get it in the mail and delivered by Valentines Day 🙂
Thanks for reading,