Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Heart Mini

When I was visiting with my college friends last weekend, I found out that one of my roommates had just recently bought a new condo - her first home purchase.  Right away I knew I needed to make her a little something quilty for her new home.  I decided to make a heart mini which she can use as a mug rug or coaster or put on the wall if she wants to.

I used some squares from the charm pack of Rhapsody by Sue Zipken for Clothworks that I won from the Quiltmaker giveaway back in May. They are all pretty shades of blue with white accents in flower prints that I cut into 2 1/2 inch squares.  The finished heart will be about 8 1/2 inches square.

The background isn't quite as yellow as the picture appears - it is a piece of cream polka dot from my collection of Modern Background - Paper.

I made this little mini (sort of) reversible by putting together four little squares in rainbow colors bordered by some more of the cream polka dots for the backing.

I just had to include one more of those Charley Harper cardinals in this project.  We had a great time watching the cardinals come to our friend's birdfeeder in Kansas City.  We never get to see them in the west! The back also shows the quilting that I did.

I'll be working on binding this little piece today so that I can get this in the mail to my friend by Tuesday.  I decided this fun polka dot would make a great binding.

I so enjoy making little gifts for friends!  Maybe one of these days I'll have a bigger finish, but these minis are fun for now!

If you are interested in more scrappy inspiration, head on over to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  That's where I'll be hanging out this afternoon!


Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Super cute! Your friend is going to love it. Thanks for linking this great scrappy project up with Oh Scrap!

Mari said...

So cute! Perfect for a new house.

gayle said...

That is such a sweet gift! Your friend will love it!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Very pretty, I have always loved b&w together!

Karen's Korner said...

What a lovely "housewarming" gift.