Monday, January 19, 2015

Now Serving Amour de Cerise

Good Monday morning sweet quilty friends!  I'm so glad you've all stopped by for a visit.  So grab a cuppa and a chair and stay awhile while I serve up some "Amour de Cerise".

She's such a sweet little quilt top measuring in at 69.5" square.   Now I must admit that when it comes to Holiday prints I'm usually not a big fan, but when they're free you can't complain.  It took awhile to gather up the courage to use them.  It was fun challenging myself and getting out of the fabric comfort zone.  You can read more about the fabrics and design here.


The low volume background....YUM!  I think I've found a new love.  Why was I so afraid low volume?  It may be that sometimes as quilters we tend to over think the process instead of just letting it take on it's on life.  By that I mean.... I was afraid the low volume prints wouldn't match up correctly when I started putting the blocks together.  I only used 5 different low volume prints so a little planning went into each block, making sure I had a few different prints in each block.  


My original plan for this quilt was to add applique in the border.  After about two hours of quilt staring, planning and playing with ideas, the girls
(me, myself and I) decided it would make the quilt far to busy and that the quilting would need to speak for the borders.


There's just enough charms left to make a matching table runner.  So later in the week I'll share a free pattern and a tutorial on how to use the Marti Michell Diagonal Set Triangle ruler.  Until then if you want more quilty inspiration, hop on over to Judy's@Patchworktimes for a linky party. 


Just one more picture,  just because I like it!
TaTa Dear quilty friends!  Happy Stitching!


~ Lea Anne ~
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22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful quilt! I'm not much into Valentine's and hearts and flowers, but this works!! Beautiful.

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  2. This is a great quilt. And, thanks for the reminder that Vday is only a month away. I need to get hopping on some things and hang my Vday quilts. That pattern is super and looks great the way you have done it. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. Beautiful quilt and perfect just the way it is. You worked magic with the fabrics.

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  4. Beautifully done! Great use of the fabrics, prints and the low volume.

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  5. You have such a great eye for fabric placement. Lovely!

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  6. That's going to be a very pretty quilt and you don't even notice the theme fabric.

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  7. Wow, this turned out really well, Lea Anne! I love the shape of the negative spaces. I can't wait to see how you will quilt them! Great job so far. :D

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  8. This is one of the prettiest, eye catching blocks I have seen in some time. I am going to love this quilt!

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  9. Lovely quilt! I, too, am becoming more appreciative of low volume prints. They certainly add a lot of visual interest when close up!
    I always think of Valentine's Day decor as pre-SPRING!

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  10. Sweet quilt for Valentine's Day. I have been looking for a Valentine design of some kind but haven't settled on anything yet.

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  11. Love your quilt. So pretty and sweet. It's on my to-do list now.

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  12. I love your quilt! These are not fabrics I would normally have chosen, but your use of them is phenomenal.

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  13. Oh, how fun! Love this pattern and your fabric choices!

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  14. That is the PERFECT Valentine quilt! Love that pattern and your fabric choices are "spot on". Enjoy!

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  15. Such a beautiful quilt! I had that unreasonable fear of low volume too!! I have to say that it truly was unfounded! Your blocks look great and this quilt is wonderful :)

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  16. So pretty! Love how the colour pops against that low volume background. Such a fun pattern you chose!

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  17. Lovely! Now can't wait for spring.

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  18. The perfect fabrics for this quilt!!! I love it. A beauty.

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  19. This is so very pretty Lea Anne! I love the low volume background and POP of the red fabrics!

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