Thursday, February 7, 2013

LOVE LETTERS

Am I the only one who would buy a jellyroll for the 4 red strips in the middle? Somebody tell me I'm not alone. Somebody tell my husband-- I'm not alone!


Those lovely reds in the middle is what I was after and we had no yardage in the red. I thought it was perfect for the little quilt I've had in my head for a long time.





I pieced the letters VERY carefully improv style.  There was no extra for mistakes.


I did pebble quilting around the letters, and straight lines for the rest.



The binding was made from a leftover red piece and the two other strips that had some red in them. I love the little birds on the edge.





Happy Valentines


Now I need to figure out what to do with the other 34 strips I have leftover         : )

quilt stats :

Noteworthy by Sweetwater for Moda
Love Notes by Andover fabrics
24 x 28

linking up with finish it up Friday, and Felicity quilts

47 comments:

Jodi said...

Carla, that's fantastic! Did you have a pattern, or is that your own creation? I, too, would buy a jelly roll just for my favorites! :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So adorable Carla! Definitely worth the "sacrifice" of purchasing that jelly roll!

Catherine said...

It was worth it - it's lovely. Some things just have to be had!

Sewing Mom said...

Well, I can't honestly say I would've bought the roll...because I'm not really a jelly roll sorta girl...but I do love what you did with the quilt...and your quilting...I really need to learn to do more. =)

Cindy Sharp said...

Sweeeeet!

I am sure you will find something to do with the rest of the roll.

Debbie said...

Oh this is darling!

Alanna said...

This is so sweet-soft and simple. I like the texty background and pieced binding :)

Debbie said...

p.s. And yes, I'd buy a jelly roll for those 4 pieces! btw, I shared this on AQT's fb page.

Sarah said...

I love striped bindings and I think the birds work great as well.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

LOVE this Carla :) Of course I would buy the jelly roll for those 4 strips. The other strips are really pretty too, I am sure you will use them sometime. Love that binding too.

nerospost said...

That's so beautiful Carla! Sorry to say this but I think you're alone ... if you want only the reds I would be happy for the rest ...
Have a lovely day! x Teje

Anna said...

Love that! I have bought a jelly roll for half the fabrics... I still have the other half in a bag!

Anna said...

Love that! I have bought a jelly roll for half the fabrics... I still have the other half in a bag!

Needled Mom said...

That is so pretty. I love the Noteworthy and can easily see me buying a jelly roll for that purpose. I'd be glad to take care of the rest of the strips! I am sure you will put them to great use in another project.

Heather D. said...

It's perfect. Love it. I'd happily take the leftovers off your hands. ;)

wefour said...

Oh how creative you are my friend! and I would buy it too, I can't tell you how many yards I have quietly aging in my closet!

**nicke... said...

i love valentines day! this is so sweet my dear! i love the binding also!

Dolores said...

It's a lovely little quilt but I would look elsewhere if I wanted the fabric and they were only available in a jelly roll. I would probably want more than just those few strips, you see.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Hi Carla, how cool that we made a similar Valentine quilt. :-) I think that "love" is in the air these days. The Love Notes fabric makes a fantastic background for the letters.
Oh, and I once bought a fabric because I loved the selvage so much, so you are not alone. ;-)

Peg said...

They are perfect! What a lovely little wall-hanging! I must say though that there's just too much Scottish blood in me to buy the whole jelly roll, if I don't have SOME Idea what I'm going to do with the rest of it. But I'm sure you'll come up with something equally fantastic!

humphreycumfycushion said...

Yep - would do that too ... if there was oneexceptional piece I would be tempted too. Your LOVE piece is worth it.

Carla said...

What a cute little quilt! Where are you hanging it? I have a FQ of the red "cursive e's" and some of the little birds like your binding in red and aqua. The red is really a pretty color...dark pink?

Annabella said...

You are so not the only one! I love your LOVE mini!

Heidi Staples said...

Oh Carla, I know just what you mean -- you made me laugh! This little mini is just the sweetest. I love it!

Teresa in Music City said...

TOTALLY worth it!!! It's not as though you won't use those other strips, right? That little LOVE quilt is perfect and quilts are ART, which requires that we choose our fabrics carefully to accomplish our creative goals. Plus, you can never have too much fabric :*D

Megan said...

I think it is agreed that quilters don't make 'sensible' fabric purchases very often! But totally worth it if you can make a gorgeous quilt like this one!

Fading Grace said...

Carla I LOVE your quilt x

mle said...

Very cute Carla! Happy Valentine's!

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your LOVE quilt - and yes, it sure was worth the rest of the jelly roll! So cute!

quiltmania said...

I "LOVE" it!

Keitha @ Booilley said...

oh yes - to have a jelly roll of your most sought after color or pattern to use... and then the bonus of all the extra fabric?!! Count me in! I LOVE that jellyroll Carla. I just might have to get me one!

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CitricSugar said...

Ahahahaha! Too funny. I don't buy a lot of jelly rolls but it's possible for me to grab one just for a few strips. I haven't as of yet…

The Love quilt is gorgeous. How would it look in yellow? And blue? and whatever other colours are lurking in the leftovers…. :-)

Nat at Made in Home said...

This is lovely! Woohoo to v day!

Marit said...

That is very very pretty! I might have done the same. And I'm sure you'll come up with a great project for those other strips:)

Gramma Quilter said...

Wow love that. I am sure you will figure out something for the rest of your strips;)

Maja said...

Love it!
And you are not alone...;-)

felicity said...

Carla, this is absolutely delightful. GREAT fabric choices and the birdies are my favourites. Thanks for linking up to Friday Felicities!

Jennie said...

So perfect! I have some Flirt strips that would work really well for this idea. I'll have to wrap my brain around it.

Celtic Thistle said...

I am sure the rest of that Jelly Roll will not be lurking in your stash for too long Carla.

Love the birdie binding!

Caroline said...

I think our husbands need to start a support group. . . ;)

Cathy said...

just so lovely! and why not just buy the jelly roll for those prints! I am sure you will use the rest before you know it!

Shauna said...

So sweet! Really love the fabrics and colours!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Simple and sweet. It looks fantastic!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is just so sweet. I totally get buying a whole jelly roll for strips. After all, I buy yardage simply for a good selvage!

trish said...

So cute!!

Lynne said...

The rest of the jelly roll will melt into the stash. This was totally worth the few strips that you used.