Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

It's a great day to share some mini quilt love!

3D heart mini quilt

The second Island Batik Ambassador project for the year was to make a mini quilt. When I started my Galentine mug rugs, I was already thinking ahead to what I wanted to make for my mini quilt too!


Island Batik ambassador mini quilt


I started with some red and pink Island Batik scraps (all sent to me by Island Batik either last year or this year as part of the ambassador program). I pressed the scraps onto Pellon 808 Craft Fuse.

Pink and red Island Batik fabrics

Next, I cut 2" hearts from the pieces. (All steps exactly the same as the Galentine mug rugs!) This time I made 38 hearts.

3D heart mini quilt

Next I cut a fat quarter of a light background fabric for the quilt top and a fat quarter of a pink/peach for the backing, then made a quilt sandwich using Warm & Natural batting. I didn't even pin baste it because it seemed to stay put well enough without it.

I used my acrylic ruler and hera marker to mark a grid with both horizontal and vertical lines spaced 1 1/2" apart.

3D heart mini quilt

I used the intersections of the grid to line up the bottom tips of the hearts, arranging them into one large heart shape.

Once pleased with the placement, I used my walking foot and 50wt Aurifil thread in Light Sand #2000 to quilt vertical lines through the centers of the hearts, using the vertical grid lines as a guide.

3D heart mini quilt

Once all the hearts were secured, I quilted an additional line between each vertical line, just because I like the look of more dense quilting lines.

3D heart mini quilt

I trimmed the quilt to 17" x 19" and machine bound it using 2 1/4" double fold binding.

3D heart mini quilt

I gave away all my mug rugs, so I'm excited to have a matching mini quilt that I get to keep!

3D heart mini quilt
3D heart mini quilt
3D heart mini quilt

Happy Valentine's Day, quilty friends!


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13 comments:

  1. Lovely! I like how you take and idea and keep working with it, Laura. So often I feel I have one idea and immediately get pulled to another before I can refine and explore more.

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  2. Love it! Like a floating heart shaped cloud of hearts!

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  3. Good idea to use the same technique for both projects this month. I really love these hearts and the way hanging is spectacular.

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  4. i was shock and heart broken few months back when i found out my husband cheating was on me with with some from hiswork We’ve been married going on 4 years. 2kids. lots of amazing moments together. i want to leave, but i love him so much.he has to see her everyday because they work together. we are both still young and very attractive. but i want my husband, my only friend, and the father of my beautiful children. how do i get past the thought of another woman having taking my husband from me? Not my fiancĂ©, not my boyfriend, but my husband! i still love him even though he thinks i want to leave i really want him to do better and stop me before i walk out! my husband told me that he doesn’t feel loved anymore, just because of lady he is seeing at work... and he wants a divorce, i was devastated, heart broken i begged him to listen to me that we can work it out like we always do, but he didn’t listen, he told me that he met someone that loves and understands him, i begged him to consider our kids but he’s did listen. he left and i was frustrated, i began searching for help and answers, then i good testimony about a man that can Cast a spell to remind him of all the things we have been through together and make him fall 100% in love with me again, at first I was scared but i decided to give it a try, and like magic my husband is back to me, apology and begging for forgiveness,my marriage is save and my husband is showing me love more then ever before, happiness is back in my home all thanks to this Genuine man prophet ogidi of MIRACLECENTER110@GMAIL.COM.

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  5. Sew cute!!! Love the barn as a backdrop for your photos.

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  6. Pretty, I like that the hearts can move.

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  7. Such a cute mini quilt! Fabulous design!

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  8. It's just a pretty as the mug rugs.

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  9. Really like the simplicity and uniqueness of the design. Your hearts are so perfect!!

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  10. This is lovely Laura! I love the idea of the 3D hearts.

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  11. Love it! And more quilting is always better :) I love that you arranged the hearts to make a giant heart.

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