Love Notes

Love Notes

I had big plans to post this quilt yesterday and wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day – but some sort of stomach bug had even bigger plans at our house. Luckily my husband was spared and took great care of us and the house, and now everyone is feeling a bit better. (Kids sure bounce back faster than adults!)

Love Notes

I’m pretty pleased with out my little low volume quilt turned out. As I mentioned earlier this week, I used the “Inside Voices” fabric bundle, sent to me by Amanda at Westwood Acres. I just checked and I see they are out of the bundle, but keep an eye on their shop, they were so popular that I’m sure there will be new bundles in the future!

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I decided to feature bold pops of red and pink with the quieter neutral prints in the quilt. I think this is a fun way to draw attention to a single color family or range. I chose my colors in honor of Valentine’s Day this week.

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All my cut pieces were 3.5″ wide. The lengths varied from 3″ to 4.5″. The finished quilt measures around 44″ x 45″. It was fairly easy to assemble – simply sew the fabric into strips/columns and then sew those together to make the top. I didn’t pin my strips together when sewing them to form the top and I regret that. I ended up with some drifting and a not perfectly square top that gave me fits. Sigh, live and learn.

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The backing is a dot from Tanya Whelan’s Delilah Fabric. The binding is a fabric called Running Stitch by Patty Young’s Lush collection. I quilted this one free motion with little loops all over. I do love the finished product, and the size is perfect for a baby quilt.

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Next up – basting a quilt I finished for my son. Not sure if I have the energy to make it to the sewing room today, but hopefully this weekend!



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    Sharon Lichter

    February 15, 2013

    Some happy baby will love this quilt. It is so pretty and quiet.

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    February 15, 2013

    That bug has visited my home too! This is a lovely quilt!

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    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quitls

    February 15, 2013

    Hope you feel better and glad that the kids are already bouncing back. Love this quilt Faith!

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    February 15, 2013

    I love this quilt! That low volume bundle is so fun! I hope you feel better soon!

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    February 15, 2013

    I like the clean lines of this quilt. Although is a perfect Valentine’s Day or baby quilt, it is appropriate for any time of the year or any setting!

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    February 15, 2013

    I’m totally crushing on this quilt. I happen to be a red freak but even so I really love how you pulled together the low volume and the pops of red and grey. Yum!

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    Jeannie D

    February 15, 2013

    This is so lovely and cheerful! Hope you and your family are feeling better soon

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    February 15, 2013

    This is so pretty. I love the simpleness of it. Hope you regain your sewing energy soon.

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    Christine Sherman

    February 15, 2013

    This is so pretty. Simply yet wonderful! Get well soon!!

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    February 15, 2013

    This turned out SO well!!! I love it!

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    February 15, 2013

    I’ve been eyeing all the low volume quilts floating around on blog land. I love the simplicity of your quilt. It’s the perfect inspiration for some low valentine fabric I’ve been hoarding for few years! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work!

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    February 15, 2013

    Looks wonderful! Hope you’re feeling better!

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    February 15, 2013

    This is awesome! I love the red and pink with all of those low volume neutrals. Sorry for the sick in your house. Glad you’re doing better!

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    Marilyn Bauer

    February 15, 2013

    Love this quilt, great job

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    di stanley

    February 15, 2013

    so lovely.

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    Judy Blinkenberg

    February 15, 2013

    I like this quilt alot. It catches your eye. It is soft and pretty, perfect for any girl. This is a great pattern. Thank you for showing us and Iam glad it was shown

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    February 15, 2013

    Such a sweet quilt. I love the mix of red with the low volume fabrics – gives it just enough pop to make it interesting. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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    February 15, 2013

    Wow! You did it again. Beautiful quilt. I get very inspired when I read your blog and see your finished projects. I am personally working on a quilt similar to this project. It is full of African theme prints. Thanks for the great inspirations.

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    February 15, 2013

    Love the low volume!

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    February 15, 2013

    quilt is sweet and like the colours… and the photos you took! hope you are better..going “slow” is OK!

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    February 15, 2013

    Simple and pretty – nice quilt that shows off the fabrics beautifully!

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    February 16, 2013

    I’m glad you and your family are feeling better! Love your quilt and color selection! Perfect!

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    February 16, 2013

    absolutely lovely…

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    February 16, 2013

    An adorable quilt…love the colors!

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    Danneel Mitchell

    February 16, 2013

    I need this quilt in my life!!!!! Too sweet!

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    February 16, 2013

    This turned out so great! I love your pops of red! The photo on the logs is really sweet, the way the sun falls on the white squares…… love!!!

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    Karen Schulz

    February 17, 2013

    I can’t believe you have finished that so soon, especially if you have not been well. You are amazing.

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    February 18, 2013

    I love how this turned out! Glad you are feeling better. xx

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    February 19, 2013

    So pretty. Love the little castles.

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    February 20, 2013

    Really love the mix of bright colours and low volume…it makes it really modern and clean looking but still colourful. The piecing is simple but wow! Thanks for sharing, Faith.

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    February 21, 2013

    I really enjoy how this quilt makes me think of little envelopes! Theres something fabulous about getting snail mail! This quilt is a whole quilt full of snail mail!