Friday, March 6, 2015

Project Recap: Vintage Cherries for Valentines

I reported this in my February/March Get It Done Recap but now need to give the full update on my finished Valentine's Day quilt so I can link it to the finish list on the sidebar.  Here's the finished quilt, front...
"Vintage Cherries" from the Martingale book "'Tis the Season" by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks

...and back.  I pieced "canning jar" blocks along the sides to fill out the backing.  I bought the precut novelty rectangles of candy and sweets on Ebay.  For a closeup of the blocks see this post.

For the label, I tried something new:  about this time last year, I saw a post on Judy's blog Quilt Paradigm where she had stitched her label onto the binding.  When I emailed her about it, she said she originally got the idea from Sharon Pederson's book "Reversible Quilts" and then sometime later I also saw it referenced in a reader letter in the May/June 2008 (back) issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting.  It's a simple technique if your machine has a monogramming function.  Only thing is I should have used a higher contrast thread so it may be a little hard to see here. 

So now along with this....

"Warm Heart" table topper

....this one is on the shelf until it can be unfurled next year to display for the Valentine's Day holiday!

1 comment:

Julierose said...

I love your Valentine's quilt--it makes me think of Ben and Jerry's "Cherry Garcia" ice cream--my favorite "forbidden" treat. I like the way those little squares just dance across this quilt. Lovely piece...hugs, Julierose