Friday, February 14, 2020

Flirtation, A Hopelessly Romantic Quilt (and Pattern!)

Happy Valentine's Day!  I thought this would be the perfect day to share my latest finish with you.  If you love pink and green, plus soft florals you are going to love this quilt!
This is Flirtation!  I designed this pattern to feature the lovely Hopelessly Romantic fabrics by Northcott.  Unfortunately for me, the fabric sold before I could get my quilt made, so this project ended up being set aside in favor of other more pressing designs.  I chose this to finish as part of my participation in PHD in 2020 hosted by Quilting by Gail.  My plan on tackling the 12 UFOs is also participating in the APQ UFO challenge and this is the number drawn for the month.  It was the perfect month to work on this pretty, romantic quilt!

Not only did I finish the quilt, but I also have the pattern completed.  

I thought that Valentine's day was the perfect time to feature my newest additions to the Etsy shop!

First, the quilt.  I used the lovely pink and green Hopelessly Romantic Line by Northcott.  Northcott fabrics are famous for their lovely silky texture, and these don't disappoint.  This quilt feels as soft and lovely as it looks!  I quilted it with hearts and loops using Aurifil 50 wt thread.  The binding is a wonderful stripe, and is stitched by machine on the front and back for a great looking and durable finish.  80/20 cotton blend batting by pellon gives it a great feel, and will be even better after it's washed and dried.  I love an easy care quilt!

At 50 x 50, it's a great lap size as well as perfect to display over the foot of a bed, or as a throw on a sofa or chair.      

Flirtation is a great pattern for a confident beginner.  It includes lots of half square triangles, but they are all the same color, so that makes it easier.  The rest of the pattern is quite simple and relies on the position of color for the great effect.  Only 9 blocks to make, so it goes fast, and I include basic directions for cutting borders using directional fabric.  I will probably be making more of these quilts when I find the right fabric!

I hope you have a lovely Valentine's day, I plan on spending some fun time with friends in the morning at our regular monthly Bunco party, then a nice dinner out with my husband.  Remember to let those special people in your life know that you love them!

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2 comments:

Quilting Gail said...

Very very pretty! I love how soft and romantic it is! And the title - perfect!
Congratulations on the finish and also having the pattern written!
Happy Quilting! :-)

Barb N said...

Great pattern to use for those fabrics. Just lovely!