Conversation Heart Mini Quilt

Some projects come about in the strangest ways…..yesterday morning, I had just finished quilting  a lap sized quilt and realized I had a fair amount of backing fabric left. Rather than taking it off the frame, I cast about for something small that I could quilt on the extra backing fabric. I spied this sweet little mini charm pack that Susan from Quilt Fabrication sent to me a couple months ago.

I’m not big on making holiday quilts, but the colors in this pack reminded me of the little conversation heart candies given out on Valentine’s Day. So I thought I would make a small quilt to quilt and started to play.

I could have made a really small heart or I could make a bigger one by filling in with background.  

I got this far and had to go to work. Darn!

Anyway, I got home and went to work. I finished piecing the top and guess what? It was too big for the leftover backing on the frame! LOL!

So the lap quilt came off, I found a new backing and started quilting. 

I got the colored squares and the background around the outside of the heart quilted before hubby got home. 

I haven’t yet figured out how to quilt the middle, but I will come up with something. I want to have it finished and bound by tomorrow!

It is very cold here so I plan to stay in and sew! Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Conversation Heart Mini Quilt

  1. It’s amazing how this little gem evolved… and it’s gorgeous!

  2. Susan says:

    Pretty! Pretty! Pretty! So glad to see you’re putting those little squares to good use!

  3. Cécile says:

    I’m sure he will love it ! 😉

  4. Val W says:

    Your mind is always spinning with ideas, isn’t it? What a cute little Valentine project to whip up just in time.

  5. Kathy D says:

    I’m amazed at how you just whip up a gorgeous project like this starting with some charm squares. Cheated and saw the finished project on facebook. All I can say is “WOW!”

  6. great little quilt! I had to laugh, though, when I read that it was too big for the backing! ha- figures!

  7. therese penders says:

    i never cease to be amazed at how much you get done. I don’t work anymore. I love seeing your work. the quilting on the hear it beautiful, dying to see what you do in the middle. t

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