Friday, February 12, 2016

The Valentine Quilt with no name...

Poor little Valentine quilt with no name!
I usually have a name as I make something, or even before I start sometimes.
Valentine series #22 just isn't cute.
For the label
I made a block from some extra triangles, placed it face to face with fusible interfacing, sewed all around, clipped the interfacing and turned it right side out. Voila! Edges turned neatly, and fusible allowed me to press it on the back for some hand sewing
The black with multi-color dots looked like a great binding choice. After it was on, I thought it took away some of the fun, so I couched on some multi colored chenille thread.
That means I appliqued thread with a zig zag stitch done with gold metallic thread.
It's hard to capture the sparkle in pictures, but you kind of get the idea with the spirals above.
I "love" the pink fabric that says I love you.
Last but not least, it called out for some crystals because life's better when it sparkles!
I fused them on with the iron, on three hexies. This one wanted one to a side...

What did I learn?
1. I love working from collections of prints. I am always on the lookout for a flamingo fabric, one with hearts, a good cow print or  something with a poodle, for instance. I like to mix them into a quilt.
2. I love making the 60* diamond blocks this way
3. Binding may be small but mighty, it can make or break a quilt finish
4. Done is good. Note what you'd do differently next time, note what you like and what you learned.
5. I like working in series
Help me name this one!
http://lapaylor.blogspot.com/2016/02/valentine-quilt-components.html

In case you missed close ups of the quilted feather click on above link

29 comments:

  1. Sweet Drops.....Love Sprinkles.....Spots of Chocolates. Very cute with the fabric. I find it more difficult to work with a given palette, as I like to throw a lot in. this turned out great!

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  2. Life is Better When it Sparkles.
    You already named it in your blog.
    Diane

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  3. I think it is Juicy ;-)
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm with yarngoddess..Life is Better When it Sparkles sounds like a great name! This is such a fun, non-traditional Valentine's quilt. Thanks for linking to TGIFF :)

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  5. Yep, my vote is with yarngoddess and Leanne. :)

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  6. Technicolor Buzz. It reminds me of a technicolor honey comb.I can see Juicy Fruit striped bees coming in and out of it, scattering rainbow pollen. (You asked.)

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  7. The binding looks great. I hate it when I can't name a quilt. A quilt isn't done until that label is on it, although my smaller quilts don't always get a name.

    I have no suggestions - although it looks like others have some great names!

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  8. I would name it "Love a Hexie"
    I too love hexies and your quilt is so much fun.
    I like that you have mixed the orange in with the reds and pinks. The black settles it down.

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  9. Sparkly Joy! What a beautiful quilt!
    Such a great splash of colour and bling!
    Just what we all need in February!
    Thanks for sharing these special quilts!

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  10. Sparkly Joy! What a beautiful quilt!
    Such a great splash of colour and bling!
    Just what we all need in February!
    Thanks for sharing these special quilts!

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  11. I vote for Tami's idea of love triangle

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  12. Love Triangle has great merit. My thought before scanning the comments was "Honeycomb." Another possibility is "Bee Mine." It's been a while since I managed to add crystals to one of my quilts. I enjoy the opportunity visit with your bling.

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  13. Hexie in the Sky with Sparkles. That's all I got.
    Love love love this quilt! (Actually, that's another name...)

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  14. I'm not a good quilt namer, but sure had fun seeing what other people's ideas are! Love how you finished this one up, its size and shape, but especially all the lovely color! Happy Valentines Day!

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  15. Or "Sweet Comic Valentine" aka "window panel love". happy days, all of them,and to all good night!

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  16. No name may be a good name :) I usually struggle with names so here I cannot help, but I can say it is very beautiful!! I really like the way you mix and match prints! Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. " I ❤ you " for a simple sweet name.

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  18. " I ❤ you " for a simple sweet name.

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  19. It's such an interesting piece that whether you name it or not, it will be very memorable! Love your fabric choices and the quilting looks perfect on it!

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  20. My juicy Valentine?! (Such lush, juicy colours!) The way you made your label with fusible backing is pretty genius Leanna :) Great one for the series.

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  21. I love the way you added the chenille thread to the binding. It added another layer of sweetness to this little project.

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  22. Sew much work in the piece, truly a labor of lovel

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  23. I love that it doesn't scream Valentines. Beautiful.

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  24. I'm with "Life is better when it sparkles"!! You made such a beautiful quilt, it caught my eye right away on SewCanShe!!

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  25. Your label is stinking cute and creative!!

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