Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hugs and Kisses Quilt



Remember the pink project I promised to share soon?  Well, this is it.  A very pink quilt for Valentine's Day.

 

I had decided earlier, that this year I would like to use up a lot of my scraps and stashed fabric that has been sitting around before I buy anything new.  When I got looking through what I had, I noticed I had quite a bit of pink and decided that if I am ever going to have an excuse to make a pink quilt - a valentine quilt would be it.  And, since we don't do any decorating for Valentine's Day at our boy-filled house, I figure a little quilt in honor of the holiday was definitely in order.



So, with the rationalization out of the way, I decided to use this quilt as inspiration.  Originally, I did not want to put borders on the quilt, but I didn't have enough pink and red fabric to make it large enough to be throw size, so I added some white borders with a little scrappy border in-between.


I quilted it with a soft zig zag stitch on my machine and I really like how the quilting turned out. I think the quilt is cute - a little too pink for me - but for a quilt that will only be out for about one month of the year, it will be a nice change.
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