Lovey Dovey Quilt

After the last quilt top I made, I decided it was time to work with a lot of color…I must have more of my mom in me than I thought ūüôā¬† I had several fabric selections to choose from, but I picked¬†the Lovey Dovey layer¬†cake (by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake Designs)¬†I¬†purchased from The Fat Quarter Shop during her 12 Days of Christmas sale (*as of 1/23/14 she is out of the layer cakes).¬† This¬†fabric has birds in it, which means it goes to the top of my list anyway!

Lovey Dove Layer Cake

I decided to use a pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew Рthe Easy Bake Pattern.  I love her patterns and blog Рyou should check out her Christmas quilt from this past Christmas using her Bizzy Kid Pattern.  I have purchased that pattern and plan to make the boys a Christmas quilt this year!

Back to the quilt Рonce I selected the fabrics I wanted from the layer cake, I decided I wanted to add some more of the turquoise color in with my choices from the Lovey Dovey collection.  This pattern goes together so easily Рmaking this quilt top was very relaxing!

Chain Piecing Lovey Dovey Quilt Lovey Dovey Quilt Layout

Once the top was together, I had to decide on the border colors.¬† Surprisingly, my husband weighed in to help me choose.¬† This is funny, because while we were dating my best friend and I were scrapbooking and debating on which shade of tan to use – to which he told us there wasn’t a difference… but there was – something that happens when two ‘perfectionists’ are working on craft projects together! ūüôā¬† Back to the borders – I went with a small white border and then a larger pink border…I do love pink!

Lovey Dovey finished quilt top Close up of Lovey Dovey

Now, I am on to two new projects: Everything Baby Blankets for Hand of Hope and Zippered Pouches (my first attempt with the zipper foot – wish me luck – Mom’s advice was to watch my fingers…)