Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rouenneries Valentine Quilt


Right now I am on a "use what I have kick".
I have a tendency to buy fabric just because I like it, even if I don't have a particular project in mind.
For example, at least a year ago, I bought a rouenneries charm pack, and immediately after,
 it was buried & forgotten.

Last week I was digging around in one of my fabric drawers and it was rediscovered.
 I still liked the fabric, but what do you do with just one charm pack?

Based on the color palette of this fabric line, and my complete lack of any Valentine's decorations
 for our home, a little light bulb came on.


I cut all of the charm squares into quarters to make the heart and borders.



I didn't have any fabric for the binding.  Since I am in the process of "de-stashing",
I used decorator weight ticking.  I wasn't sure how it would wash up, but it worked perfectly. 
 And, since this is just a wall quilt, the stiffer fabric won't be a comfort issue.



It's a little cheesy, but for Valentine's Day, I think it works.

(Finished product measures 28.5 x 33)

36 comments:

onlymehere said...

It does work and I think it's adorable! I have a charm pack that I got free over a year ago with a purchase and just don't know what to do with it. Maybe this is an answer since it's Valentine's fabric!

Di~ said...

Very Very VERY! cute. I do love it.

Brenda said...

Wow! It looks great! I love your "Use what I have kick", I need to get on that kick more often. I have charm packs that I need to use up. Thanks for your inspiration!

Beth at Aunties said...

It turned out soo cute. I love it~♥

Karen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love that fabric range.

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

Very cute. I need to start getting valentine crafty. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Can I feature your quilt at Deck The Halls of HOME with JOY?

UKMUMINUS said...

Very cute

Garden of Egan said...

I came over here from Brenda's blog to check it out!
I totally love it and I'm going to give it a try!

My Cozy Cubby said...

Not cheesy! Cute! I "heart" those colors! (Now that's cheesy!!)

Amy said...

I really like it! great idea!thanks for sharing,Amy

desertskyquilts said...

It's great, and I don't think it's cheesy at all. It's a perfect representation of the season.

alioop said...

Who thought that sewing 2 1/2" squares of fabric together could create something so lovely. Will have to make one of these for myself.

Mary said...

I love it!

Ranchwife ~ said...
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Ranchwife ~ said...

I just ordered fabric to make this quilt. So very cute!

Evelyn Santiago said...

This is beautiful. I will copy but using paper!!! Thanks for sharing.

Quilty Conscience said...

I was looking for a quick project to accomplish in the next couple of weeks. This is it! I don't think it's cheesy...but then I've always wondered who applies terms like "tacky" or "cheesy" to items? It's all personal taste. And this one tastes good to me! Toni

Ranchwife ~ said...

I finished my version of your totally wonderful heart quilt. Your directions were easy to follow and I'm so pleased with the resutls. This quilt was my first time machine quilting as I hand quilt all my quilts. I did hearts in each square of the large heart and am pleased with it. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern - it is to cute. I'm putting mine in my dining room.
This is my finished quilt: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92435023@N03/8401638773/

Pokey said...

This heart made mine smile! I want to dig in the stash right now ~
:-}pokey

Chris S said...

This is so great, love it!

Gidget said...

This is adorable!

Kits Corner said...

I absolutely love your quilt and I think it would be beautiful for my new grand daughter's bedroom wall. Is it possible to get the directions on sizes of the squares, etc? I'm new to quilting and have never worked from a pattern from scratch. Are all of the squares 2 1/2" all the way through the project?

Di~ said...

I see I commented here exactly 3 years ago! I can't believe it! :) I pinned this tonight and wanted to leave a comment to tell you how much I love this heart quilt! and here I see this first comment in 2011! At least my tastes are consistent! :) Thanks.

Lynne said...

Adorable and so simple.

Shubham Sapkal said...

nice and so simple



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Its perfect! I'd hang it on my wall!

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