Monday, February 1, 2016

Bloom Sew Along Mini Valentine's Day Quilt

Monday, February 1, 2016
I have been loving the sewing going on over at the Riley Blake Design's blog and Lori Holt's blog as they host a sew along using Lori's new fabric Calico Days and her Sew Simple Shapes.  I was invited to participate in sewing a block and I decided on week three's darling flowers.
I used fabrics from Doodlebug's Lovebugs collection and I just love them.  I didn't want to make just a block, so I decided to turn it into a mini quilt for Valentine's Day.
I followed the directions for the center of the block, but instead of doing a 2 1/2" border, I widened it to 3 1/2" to allow for adding the hearts to the corners.  I used the heart template found in the Sew Simple Shapes. 
It was fun to break out my applique skills, they are pretty rusty. :)  If you don't have time to make a whole quilt, or if you want to try some new skills- pull out some scrappy fabrics and have a go at one of the blocks in this fun quilt, I think you'll be glad you did.

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