I Heart You

Posted on February 25, 2021 by prairiemoonquilts in Quilts

I started AND finished this quilt this year, so I feel it’s worthy of mention! It’s rare that I complete something in such a timely manner.

This pattern is I Heart You by V and Co., and I bought the pattern a long time ago, but had yet to make it. Before Valentine’s Day this year, I thought it would be a good time to do it.

I also thought it would use up way more fabric than it did! But I did use up some scraps and leftovers, so it all helps. I guess if I had made the larger version, it might have used up more, and I may yet try that sometime.

But I had a recipient in mind for this one, so I made the smaller size, so she can drag it around and use it.

The background fabric is left over from another project. I screwed up my setting idea for that quilt, so ended up with a lot of leftover background — it was exactly enough for this quilt, plus the cuff of the matching pillowcase I made to go with it!

All the pinks were pulled from my scraps.

Here’s what I put on the back:

I quilted it with a pantograph that has hearts in it. It’s called Sonnet, by Patricia Ritter and Valerie Smith, which came from Urban Elementz. What a difference quilting makes, huh?

And see this binding? It was made for a different quilt, and I forgot about it, and ended up using something else on the other quilt (smart, huh?) So I used it up on this quilt instead. I feel pretty good about that.

Here are all the details:

Finished quilt size: 54″ x 54″
Pattern: I Heart You by V and Co.
Fabrics (top and binding): Pink scraps, and a white-on-white for background
Fabric (backing): Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille for Moda
Batting: Quilter’s Dream Poly Select white
Thread (for quilting): Superior OMNI #3002 Natural White
Pantograph: Sonnet by Patricia Ritter and Valerie Smith

I washed it so it would be all snuggly and ready to use. It has been reported that the recipient loves it. A couple hours after I gave it to her, her momma said she still hadn’t put it down!

20 responses to “I Heart You”

  1. Patti Hawkins says:

    Absolutely gorgeous quilt znd quilting

  2. Sharon says:

    Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting.

  3. denniele says:

    Hooray! Sounds like the entire thing was a win-win!

  4. Shirley Guier says:

    I love making quilts with what I have left over. So much fun.

  5. Karen says:

    Wow! Everything about it is just beautiful. Love your quilting of it. I wouldn’t want to put that down either. Such a wonderful gift.

  6. Mary Kolb says:

    What a sweet quilt!

  7. Kerry says:

    Awww she loves her heart quilt. Nice one indeed.

  8. Wendy says:

    It must feel good to have the quilt made, quilted, and gifted! It’s very pretty with all the variations in pinks, and so cool that the backing and binding were ready to go!

  9. Ginabeth says:

    Beautiful perfect for February

  10. Nancy Sinise says:

    Aww! What perfect quilt for a little (or big!) person. The quilting is so nice with even more hearts.

  11. Debbi says:

    Beautiful! I’ve seen that quilt around a lot this February and have been so tempted to make it…so far I have resisted, you’re not helping my willpower to not squirrel after a new project. 😁 But I’ve kind of missed February so maybe I’m safe?

  12. Karen E. says:

    I love every single choice you made for this quilt! It’s perfect for a young lady and I can easily imagine how much she loves it. “Didn’t put it down for two hours”really tells the story. Well done!

  13. Judy Shaw says:

    I don’t know what happened to my post but will try again. Your quilt is beautiful and will be cherished. I especially love anything with hearts.!

  14. Marlene Clausen says:

    Snuggle today, quilt tomorrow. Pull them into the quilting world early.
    I am always amazed at how other quilters’ scraps become such lovely quilts. I don’t save scraps; but, I do save left-over binding. In my quilting world, those are what are used all the time.

  15. Angie in SoCal says:

    I usually don’t care for quilts with so much negative space, but this one I love! Congrats on your timely finish and your use of your stash.

  16. PAULA says:

    I like the way you ended up doing the white sections…can you imagine if they were all pieced squares….! I have a couple of heart quilts down the line to do, not in a hurry. Very nicely done Shelly!

  17. Sandi says:

    Very cute!

  18. The heart finish is so pretty. I just love seeing things made from coordinated scraps!

    The pillow case is so fun too!

  19. Shelley this little quilt is a sweet girly finish. I’m sure she loves it. 😄 Carol

  20. christopher thomas says:

    I Love it!!

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