Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day 2017


Happy Valentine's Day 2017! I wanted to post this yesterday, but I had to wait until my daughter received her package today. I made this mini heart quilt for her to put up in her dorm room, but with the blizzards back east--she did not get the package until today instead of Friday...
 Here is the backing. I love all the Bonnie and Camille fabrics.
I decorated the inside of the box this time. She has turned into a gym rat, so I wanted to acknowledge her hard work. She also needed more gym socks and body wash to support her gym addiction. I personalized a bunch of hearts with messages and of course there are a few chocolate goodies in there plus gloves, hand warmers, a trashy magazine, gum, mints, etc. 
I did not do much last week, but I made up for it this last weekend. I finished up the quilting on my purple Chains of Love Baby Quilt. I stuck with straight line quilting as recommended for quilting with a minky backing. It is 47 inches square and was a free pattern from Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl and Amber at Gigi's Thimble 
 The machine quilting is simple, but effective. The minky backing is AMAZING!!! It was so soft, warm, and luxurious to sit under while I hand sewed the binding down. I am going to dig through my heaps of tops awaiting quilting and find one to quilt with a minky backing for myself. I am sold on minky for backings especially for baby quilts!
For the first time this month, I worked on some Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks. February's color is teal which I love! I made my log cabin medallion blocks--five of them. I am also nearly done with hand quilting the  border of my Salt Box House Quilt. I have a four day weekend coming up, so I hope my progress continues!

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26 comments:

  1. I'm sure your daughter loves her gift box from you. Made me think of my granddaughter who is at college. She received a box today from her mom and was super-excited (I saw her post on FB).

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  2. What a lovely gift box to make for your daughter!

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  3. I think that your aqua and pink and red heart quilt is lovely and will cheer up your daughter's dorm room. Of course, I also love your purple heart quilt and your aqua log cabin blocks.

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  4. Oh, this mini is the best! And you're a good example of what a college mom does. My daughter is heading off to college next year so I shall have to pay attention to what all you are doing!

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  5. Two cute heart quilts and what a super fun care package to recieve,

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  6. Your purple heart quilt is wonderful.
    I'm sure your daughter apprecates her goodie box.
    Pat

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  7. Cute little Valentine's day. What a great Mom you are to send such a thoughtful box. Teal is the RSC this month. Why did I think aqua? I can make some more blocks in teal. Variety is the spice of life, yes?

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  8. I love all that B&C fabric, too! And it was good to hear about your experience with Minky. I've been too chicken to give it a shot!

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  9. B&C fabrics are the best! Love the little mini you made for your daughter. The Valentine's quilt look great too I've never used minky but it's good to know that straight line quilting is the best for it. Happy Valentine's!

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  10. Oh so sweet! This post belongs on my Valentine linky parade:
    http://quiltfabrication.blogspot.com/2017/02/valentine-linky-parade.html
    Would love to see it there!

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  11. That is such a fun box to put together for your daughter. And the little quilt is gorgeous.
    Love the finish on your purple quilt and I can see how great the straight quilting is. The minky does look wonderful! I am impressed.
    Good to see the blocks for the colour challenge done as well.

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  12. I love a quilt with a minky backing! Also, that box is so cute and thoughtful!

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  13. I have not worked with Minky but have FELT it in a fabric store and it is so soft :)

    Your daughter is lucky to have such a wonderful mama :)

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  14. What a sweet box of goodies for your daughter! The purple heart quilt turned out great, too. Enjoy your long weekend of sewing. Are you having the spring-like weather over there that the Front Range is getting? I'm getting spoiled!

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  15. LOVE that little mini quilt! Though I don't quilt, I could see making a scrapbook sampler similar to it, or even hand sewing with some felt. Pinned for later. Visiting from the Fiber Tuesday party with The Quilting Room with Mel.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  16. Lucky daughter to receive such a package! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  17. I absolutely love your heart mini quilt! I will be sharing it with my daughter as she is also a Bonnie and Camille fan! And your Chains of Love baby quilt is stunning! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. A sweet mini and a fun package for your daughter. I'm taking notes, next year ours will be away at college and will need lots of care packages.

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  19. I have a four day weekend too and plan to catch up on my projects. ENJOY yours! (Cute care package!!)

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  20. I love your baby quilt! So perfect for this week. You make me want to try sewing with monkey again. I didn't really like the way it slipped around on my machine, but you instilled a good dose of courage...

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  21. Of course the mini is darling--great choice of fabrics--and the larger quilt lovely, but I am so impressed with your gift box. Unique!

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  22. Love the valentine-y care package for your daughter! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  23. Love your minky backed quilt, so simple and pretty, not to mention cuddly.

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  24. Beautiful quilts and blocks. Soft and sweet.

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  25. That's a fun box for your daughter. Makes me wish I had a daughter in college so I could make up a fun box like that! I do have a grown daughter far away I could do that for...hmm...makes me think about what I could do for a fun goodie box! That purple heart quilt is just beautiful! Of course, I am partial to purple, so it makes me smile. Loving your teal blocks too! I think the RSC is such a fun thing to join in on!

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