Thursday, February 27, 2014

ALYof F: Feb. Crazy Heart Quilt Finish & Tutorial

"Thanks buddy."

 As I described here, I wanted to get my pile of scrappy, crazy hearts finished into a quilt for my February ALYofF goal. Sometimes it really is amazing what we can create out of a bundle of scraps. I'm most proud of the fact that this finish is truly made from 100% scraps. Even the backing was pieced with leftover pieces from previous quilts made:
This quilt represents 100% play! I had no pattern, no sketch. I just played with fabric, hearts, ribbon, words and even quilting. I used a Hearts Sonnet pantograph and love how the hearts and music notes complete the quilt! This was truly a liberating finish that makes me smile!














As part of my February Goal I also wanted to create a Crazy Heart Tutorial. 
Click this picture to check out that post.)

This quilt was made in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary. I love ya babe!
Oh! and it's safe to go back into the studio...it's no longer littered with scraps of pink, red and white. It's actually clean...for now!
THANK YOU for the motivation:
Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts
and
Stop by and check out everyone's February finishes and 
thanks a bunch for stopping by to see mine.
ALYoF2014
 With smiles!
Val:)

31 comments:

  1. What a wonderful quilt, Val! So fun and happy.

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  2. What a beautiful 25th anniversary quilt! Congrats - it's fabulous!

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  3. Beautiful quilt Val. I am always amazed at the beauty hidden in our scraps bins! And congratulations on 25 years.

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  4. I love this Val... It's so vibrant and fun!

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  5. Congratulations on 25 years of wedded bliss! And on such a beautiful finish. Love the pieced backing. And Buddy!

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  6. You did it! And I just love it. Congratulations on 25 years and what a special way to remember it.

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  7. It really turned out wonderful. Congratulations on a job well done and 25 years of bliss.

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  8. This quilt is so much fun ! Happy 25 years ;)
    Rose

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  9. Awesome quilt Val--and congratulations on 25 years! :-)

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  10. I love it! So, so cute and so scrappy. You did a wonderful job, Val. I think that polka dot binding just right for it. Congrats on your 25th!

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    1. I got the polka dot fabric as a free end of bolt special....YAH!!! I contemplated a solid binding, but went with the fun one instead!! I'm glad I did.

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  11. Fabulous!! I had to look at the F 8 for a bit but this slow old mind got it LOL What an awesome way to commemorate 25 years, it does look happy and fun!! Love the quilting too :)

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  12. your quilt is just fabulous Val-a real treasure and a special way to celebrate your anniversary-I had never thought of it-so will keep in mind for the next one-we are at 32 this year

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  13. Happy Anniversary! So funky and fun... you can see the freedom in all the blocks.
    Hugs

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  14. I am celebrating my 25th as well this year and you have planted a seed!!!!
    It never even occurred to me to make a quilt to commemorate our special day!
    Gotta get on it-it is Sept 2nd!!
    I LUV LUV LUV this quilt! it has all my fave things- improv piecing, words, red, scraps and hearts!!!!!

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  15. ps Congrats on your special anniversary as well!

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  16. I love your quilt! Thanks for the tutorial, I'll make some hearts later.

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  17. A very beautiful quilt! and the holder is pretty cute too, LOL

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  18. February is the LOVE month and you've outdone yourself with this one cuz I love, love, love it! Seriously cute, fun and fresh is all I have to say. Thanks for the inspiration I sure could have used some of those pink scraps for my RSC blocks this month. Hopefully I'll have more to work with in March.

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  19. It looks marvelous Val! Great job :-)

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  20. What a amazing quilt. It is fun to make quilts with fun sayings on them. The Hearts are cute too.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts
    Richard and Tanya Quilts Patterns on Craftsy

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  21. It looks great, that's fantastic that it is made out of scraps. Well done for creating a tutorial as well. Thanks for linking up!

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  22. What a lot of work and love has gone into this quilt - a fitting tribute to mark your special history -well done!

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  23. That is such a fun and special quilt! Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! We had our 7th anniversary in February :-)

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  24. That is beautiful! How fun that you used scraps and came up with such a great quilt. Congrats on your finish.

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  25. I just love this Val! The words, the wonky hearts, everything! It is so great that it's from stash, and that you were able to just visualize it and then make it come to life!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  26. I can tell you had a lot of fun creating this lovely quilt Val! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  27. Wow, Val, it's hard to believe that this quilt was all play and no plans. It looks thoroughly thought out. I was surprised that it was made entirely out of scraps, as it doesn't look too scrappy, everything looks like it was chosen for the occasion. I love the meaningfulness of the quilt, too. Congratulations on 25 years.

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  28. Your beautiful quilt just oozes fun and happines and dare I say it...oodles of love! How amazing that it is fashioned completely from scraps! Love, love, LOVE it!!

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  29. Neat. A fun tribute. Great colors and creative. Glad you brought it back.

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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