Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentine's Day Quilt


Today I participate again in Lit and Laundry's Finished for Friday with my completed...

Valentine's Day Wall-hanging. 


I started this project at a class at the Jinny Beyer studio a few years ago when I still lived out in the Washington, DC area.

The goal of the class was to learn how to do foundation piecing, as the hearts are all foundation pieced. 


I pulled it from my box of UFOs to work on in January, as I thought it would be the perfect project to complete before Valentine's Day this year.

The completion of this project also had a few other firsts for me (in addition to the foundation piecing).

First, I made my first mitered corners!!! One of them with a Jinny Beyer border print! And I didn't even have to call the Momcat for back up.

Woohoo!!


Second, I did free motion quilting in the sashing, and around the design in the border. 


I use plain ole stitch in the ditch for the hearts and to anchor the piece. 
 

This is the first of hopefully many UFOs that I hope to complete this year, and a step towards one of my New Year's Resolutions!

This is also my first finish for Gran's Ten n Ten challenge. 

7 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous Valentines Quilt. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just love this quilt

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  2. It is beautiful! Congrats on getting that UFO completed. I too did my first border with mitered corners last week. After I finished I thought, "So what is the big deal?" Your free motion quilting looks good. Great finish!

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  3. Congrats on the mitered corners! The wall hanging is really cool! Wonder what the next UFO will be????

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  4. This should be FABULOUS and finished for Friday. Mitered corners, wow! you deserve a big glass of wine after that!

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  5. Wow! Great mitered corners. Congratulations on finishing up a UFO! That's what Finished for Friday is all about for me. Glad it's helping you too.

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  6. Great Valentine's quilt! Love the little hearts in the quilting!

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  7. beautiful. I am wanting to take up some quilting projects. Have never quilted before but do know how to sew. I was thinking of starting with placemats first. i may be asking your help. Great work and excellent goals.

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