Joy 

I found this meme on Pintrest the other night and I found it very fitting. 

  

Saturday morning I finished making the quilt for my baby boy who is due in October. I am so happy to be finished with lots of time to spare. So many more projects I want to get done before he is born. 

I am really proud of this quilt since I had to sew seams on the biased. 

  
I’ve named the quilt “Joy.”  It is a happy quilt for a happy event for a happy baby. 

Here is the back of the quilt. I used a layer cake from American Jane ABC123 collection.  Twenty 10″ squares on the front and 20 on the back.  
Argyle stripped blue binding.    

Quilted with a blue grey thread from Guttermann. 

 
A simple label. I know it is a little hard to read but I really like this blue. 

  
Onto the next quilt!

xxoo 

You Have My Heart

A while back I saw a photo on Pintrest of a block with heart applique. Today, that image remains in my mind, but honestly, I CANNOT find it again. So I can’t share my inspiration with you. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I found the perfect opportunity to use that block as inspiration for my new “You Have My Heart” quilt.

Just think of the warmth and snuggles that will happen under this quilt! Maybe some good ole fashioned necking! Just check out this sweet, romantic fabric!

YHMH fabric

This quilt is adorned with 48, you read that right, 48 heart appliques from the Riley Blake Lovey Dovey Collection. I machine stitched the hearts to a bright blue fabric that is a very contemporary color contrast to the pinks, purples and red of the hearts.

WIL

I just loved looking at the stacks of hearts. Each little heart was a labor of love to get ready to applique onto the blocks!

YHMH applique

All the pretty colors!!!

WIL 1

I wanted to try a different type of quilting this time around and decided to tie quilt it. Each block is tied with bright red embroidery floss, the color of love. A soft pink border finishes the top. The quilt is backed with super soft white minky, perfect for snuggling up on the sofa watching a movie or under the stars on your Valentine’s Date.

YHMH folded

The breeze picked up just as this shot was taken. It was such a beautiful afternoon out while I took these photos. They were shot from my front yard. With the rain we had in December, my geraniums looked so happy. Too bad, we didn’t have any rain in January.

YHMH in breeze

This quilt measures 39″ x 50″. I currently have it up in my Etsy shop with a Valentine’s Day special price.

EDIT TO POST:  I found the link to my inspiration for this quilt. Check out her blog here.