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.


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. 


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

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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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