Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014 Umbrella Prints Entry

Here is my entry for the 2014 Umbrella Prints Challenge.  I purchased a Soft Pack of scraps without any clear plan on what I would make.  All I knew is that I love Umbrella Prints fabric and wanted the chance to work with some, so what better reason to buy some and participate? 

Because I'm terrible at naming quilts this is simply called Tiny Heart.  This quilt measures 10.5" x 8" and is made up of teeny-tiny half-inch blocks.  I love the finished product! I was inspired by the deluge of pixelated heart quilts I'd seen recently popping up in the blogosphere recently and wanted to channel some of that into this quilt.  


My goal for this challenge was to create something that used all of the scraps in the pack with minimal additional fabrics.  So when the back arrived and realized the tiniest scrap in my pack measured 1" x 3", I said, "One inch squares it is then!" and got to work cutting.  I decided to try hand quilting with perle cotton again and am very happy with the results.  They came out much better than my first attempt.

Front Detail

The back is pieced using the rest of the larger scraps from the pack.  I had just enough to make it work!  


Here is the Tiny Heart quilt in it's new home with the rest of my mini's that I hang at my desk at work.  Thanks for visiting!

To vote for my quilt or any of the other entries in this years competition, visit the 2014 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition Pinterest page between June 1st and June 5th and leave a comment on/repin/like as many or as few as you like.


  1. I love how you decorate your work space with your quilts. Congratulations for stretching and trying the hand quilting and on the lovely finish!

  2. cute!! I love the hand quilting!!

  3. Sweet! I love these heart quilts, and yours is adorable! I made one back in February and hated to put it away.

  4. the hand quilting is a perfect addition! Love this!

  5. I, too, love how you've surrounded your work space with stitched awesomeness! Your beautiful heart makes me want to try a mini...

  6. I never could figure out why anyone would make mini quilts if they did not have a little girl to use them with her dolls. Now I know. What a great idea to hang them in a collage anywhere in home or office. Love your quilt.

  7. This is so precious.. I also have a mini in the competition.. Good luck, its beautiful.. I will hop over to pinterest and leave a comment. Hopping over from Show Off Saturday Linky Party, Great post.. I love it.. Hop over to my blog I have a giveaway..

  8. Thank you so much everyone! If you haven't already, I'd certainly appreciate a vote in the competition! The link is above!

  9. Beautifully done! The hand quilting was the perfect touch. Very cool how the bigger scraps were perfect to use as the backing! Well done :) Heading over to vote.


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