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ScarletCalliope Mini Quilt 1

Cooler weather inspires me to play with my fabric and sewing machine and I just love the chance to use up some of the many fabric scraps in my stash. This project is inspired by a mini quilt I found on Pinterest created by Kristen Robinson.

ScarletCalliope Mini Quilt 3

I created this mini quilt featuring Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon in Simply Red and Simply Blue from the Star Spangled Collection. I just love how blue and red look together.  They may not be a traditional duo of Valentine colors but I’m just smitten!

ScarletCalliope Mini Quilt 4

A simple straight stitch with some Simply Red Rumple Ribbon balances out the colors on the corner. Isn’t this girl print the cutest fabric?  It’s designed by Cori Dantini, an artist I met in Minneapolis at The Creative Connection event hosted by Jo Packam in 2010. I added some red embroidery to one of the flowers.

ScarletCalliope Mini Quilt 2

I’m just loving this Rumple Ribbon petite bow tied on the metal key.

ScarletCalliope Mini Quilt 1

I used fabric from different fabric lines here, attached with machine stitching to a muslin background.  The number 14 is done with a simple zig zag stitch with the length at the smallest possible measurement. The heart shape is free motion stitched and the word LOVE is hand embroidered. I added some bits of lace, some vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, and stamped brass charms.

Thanks for stopping by to see my project!  Let me know what you think!


Christine Barker

PS:  Want to see what the other girls on the Lovebug Creations Creative Team have been up to?  Visit their blogs to find out!