At the beginning of the year, I always want to clean out my scrap bins. And this year has been no different. My bins are overflowing and I've been thinking of some scrappy quilt projects to help clean them out. I even went through my scraps to donate to a teacher to use in a sewing lesson, and my bins are still overflowing.
So enter this LOVE mini quilt. I've seen a few different versions of this one floating around, but really wanted to make one with a Quarter Square Triangle (QST) so I set out to figure out the math to make a 6 inch heart block made up of QST's.
I love being able to use my favorite bits of fabric! After stitching up this cute little heart I just needed to figure out the letters to make up my LOVE mini.
In true scrappy style, my letters had to be patchwork. And I must say they turned out pretty darn cute. For the quilting I wanted to keep it fairly simple so it wouldn't distract from the mini. So I settled on a diamond crosshatch, for just the right amount of interest.
For once I am actually ahead of the holiday, instead of playing catch-up. I figure if I make a few items every year, in a few years I will have a nice little collection. Time to start working on some St. Patrick's Day items!
And while I was in a Valentine decor making mood. I made this little Geometric Heart from Quiet Play Designs. This pattern is a bonus for her pattern club members and I see making more of these!