Saturday, February 12, 2011

Scrappy Saturday - Red

I found a fat quarter of this fun fabric in my stash and decided to make a little scrappy red quilt featuring this fabric in the border.  I collected up my red scraps and made some hearts using the dimensions from Bonnie Hunter's crumb heart blocks.

These heart blocks are so cute and really fun to make. And I found the perfect binding, which was cobbled together from scraps and just barely made it around the quilt.
Looking at in on the computer screen, I think the border is too wide, but I just love that fabric and it makes me smile, so that makes it perfect in my eyes!
I already have 2 other ideas for these little heart blocks...making a more miniature size (these are quite large at 4") and combining the hearts with the wonky letters from Tonya's book.

Hop on over to Angela's blog and see what the other rainbow scrap quilters are making this week - click here.

19 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh so cute - I like the border very much!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

Very cute fabric!!! And very sweet project!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Lilian Pilar said...

los corazones son bellisimos, y la tela de orilla con letras me ha encantado, el conjunto se ve precioso

hearts are beautiful, and the fabric edge with lyrics I've loved, the whole is beautiful

Elke said...

Wow, great! I don´t think, that the border is too big. I think it´s just right! Very nice fabric and very nice hearts.

Melinda said...

Great little quilt for February. The border seems perfect.

scraphappy said...

Most people wouldn't consider 4 inches quite large, but I do think they would be unbelievably adorable in a mini size. Of course, I think almost everything is adorable in a mini size. The border is perfect, not too wide at all!

Scrap - Happy Quilter (Ila) said...

You've done an awesome job! I think it is adorable, and, you've used up some of those red scraps! I agree perfect for February!

Scrappy quilter said...

What a great job and wonderful way to use up red scraps.

Brenda Kay said...

Hearts seems to be the thing for reds, and yours look great. The border is definately not too large, it really sets off the center well.

Kate said...

Wow! Very nice. Love all the bright red! Have to agree with everyone, the border looks terrific.

Miss 376 said...

What lovely border fabric, the whole thing looks wonderful

Cattinka said...

What a fun red valentines day quilt.
I really like it.
KATRIN W.

Elly D said...

OH WOW!! I love this little quilt! Great border fabric. I don't think the border looks too wide, it's a nice size to show of that fun fabric.
GREAT JOB! Thank you for your visit and lovely compliments :) Have a great day, Ellyx

Danielle said...

I think the border is terrific. I have an ongoing love affair with words on fabric, so maybe I'm not objective. :)

Ellen said...

Really sweet - I really like the border fabric!

LuAnn said...

Cute heart quilt. I love the border and binding fabrics.

Jeanne said...

Very cute quilt and great use of the fabric for the border.

Floss said...

I just love the border fabric, I think your little quilt is a perfect way to use it.

Candace said...

A perfectly adorable little quilt. Yea for red.