My Valentine’s Day Gift

by Nicole

My Valentine’s Day gift to myself is this finished quilt.

I’m calling it “Vroom! Vroom!” for the little scooter in the middle and the speed at which I got this one done. I started on Thursday, February 9th and finished today, 5 days later. I think this is my quickest quilt yet.

It started as an answer to the Tangerine Tango challenge. I took the risk of doing an improv quilt. I never know how those quilts are going to turn out.  This one wanted to be more white than tangerine.

So I let it.
Here are a few close ups.

There is so much more white than tangerine that I don’t think it is a good fit for the Tangerine Tango challenge. That means I need to come up with another idea.

Fortunately, I’ve got plenty of other ideas brewing in my mind.

Remember the wonky stars I mentioned back in this post? I’m going to give those a try next. This project will be less improvisational – I say less as I can’t keep from having some improv emerge.

I’m linking up with [Sew] Modern Monday, Sew Darn Crafty, and Fabric Tuesday.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Heidi Staples February 14, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Too cute, Nicole! I love the scooter!

sukie February 14, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Love the quilting! Great job woman

Lynn February 14, 2012 - 9:23 pm

It may not work for the tangerine challenge, but in every other way it is terrific! I just love it and the quilting is perfect for it! I just started a baby wonky stars , wonky stars are my favorite!

Megan February 14, 2012 - 9:28 pm

This is lovely! I want to try something similar for a baby quilt (improv with lots of negative space) – just go to rustle up some 'letting go'! Your quilting really tops it off.

BLONDEDESIGN February 14, 2012 - 9:40 pm

A great prezzie to you!! Wonderful. Kxx

Katy Cameron February 14, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Very cute, and love that wee scooter block

CityHouseStudio February 14, 2012 - 10:00 pm

It's just adorable! And I love the little bits of tangerine against the white. I think you should still enter it into the Tangerine Tango Challenge – it's definitely tangerine enough! šŸ™‚

Tubaville Quilts February 14, 2012 - 10:39 pm

I love it!

Kati February 14, 2012 - 10:49 pm

Love all of that tangerine! Great piecing. It turned out so fun.

Debbie February 15, 2012 - 2:51 am

oh this is great fun! I love your quilting, Nicole! Would love to hear you share about that process…

Quiltstory February 15, 2012 - 4:06 am

What a fabulous project, so creative. And I'm jealous how fast you finished a project, good work! The scooter killed me…LOVE.

Thanks for linking!

karen February 15, 2012 - 4:18 am

Wow, that's an impressive finish!! Love the piecing and all that negative space!! Super fun quilt!! Happy Heart's Day!! Not sure why it doesn't like my bloomingpoppies account– using my google backup instead!!

ANudge February 15, 2012 - 5:52 am

So cute. I love scrappy quilts.

West Michigan Quilter February 15, 2012 - 1:34 pm

I love your quilt! Love how you have placed your red pieces. You have an eye for color and design. Love this quilt.

Carla February 15, 2012 - 2:45 pm

It's wonderful and I love the quilting : )

rubyslipperz February 15, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Very fun quilty gift to youz-self! =)


beth lehman February 15, 2012 - 4:24 pm

love the quilting and the small pieces!

sew katie did February 15, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Eeeekkk, it's lovely! I am aiming to try the square quilting on my next quilt. Yours looks great.

Judi Creed February 15, 2012 - 7:06 pm

I love this! I would really like to know the process. Did you have white squares that you cut in the tangerine?

Kelly February 15, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Stunning!! I love the improv and the quilting is just perfect!

ann February 16, 2012 - 12:09 am

Simply love this, especially the quilting. How did you do the quilting? Did you use a free motion foot? Your corners are so sharp, mine always end up too rounded. Just Love it

Ali February 16, 2012 - 12:14 am

Don't forget to add these pictures to the Flickr group entry thread. I didn't see them over there yet and this is a stunning quilt!

Karyn February 17, 2012 - 6:42 am

Great colours and layout.

Jenny February 18, 2012 - 1:08 am

Wow! You are quick! I love the square quilting- goes along nicely with the piecing. Gorgeous!

cinzia February 20, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Nice quilt! The colors are so juicy! Good luck with the challenge!

Debra February 22, 2012 - 9:00 am

Its adorable…i totally love this a snuggle size?

Quiltsmiles February 29, 2012 - 8:15 pm

NIcole, Love your blog but truly love the freshness of your creations. You ROCK! Jane

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