My friend Nancy created this little top. I don't know if she has quilted it yet.
And this is the quilt I made. A lot of red, but I've always loved red, my favorite color as a child.
With several other quilts in the hand quilting queue, I resorted to machine quilting this one. I had pressed open all those little nine-patch seams which ruled out ditch quilting, so the best option seemed to be vertical/horizontal cross-hatching through all those blocks. A couple walking foot stitch options in the borders and I called this one done.
I used one of my favorite feed sacks for the back. There were only a few in my collection and last year I decided to get them out and begin using them. I love them for small quilt backs.
Three years ago we rooted a new plant from a supermarket pineapple and it has finally decided to grace us with a flower to brighten this bleak midwinter week. It's still in bud, but looks promising!
Happy Valentines Day!
Linking up with Wendy's Peacock Party.