Ribbon Heart Mini Quilt

Like many people around the world, I've been working from home since March 2020. I set-up my home office in a corner of our dining room but with the exception of a table runner on top of my desk and a magnetic board up on the wall, I've basically been staring at a blank wall for months now.

The hubby did say he's planning on re-painting the dining room very soon so I can't go crazy and start hanging pictures of the grand-kids just yet (I received some really nice pictures during the holidays) but I figured a mini quilt isn't going to be difficult to take down and put back up again so I went for it!



The pattern I chose for my mini quilt is Ribbon Heart Mini by Bonjour Quilts. It's such a simple design and very quick to sew and I'm in love! So many possibilities - not just with the fabric choices, but you could very easily upsize the blocks to make it larger. And it's the perfect project for scraps too.


I chose an orange solid (Kona Tangerine) and a print along with Kona Ash for the background. I used the same fabrics for the binding.


The backing is a gorgeous print (can't remember who the designer is unfortunately and it was a scrap so no selvage) but it pairs beautifully with the colours on the front.


I quilted it in a grid with each line about 1" apart. I say "about" because I didn't mark or measure anything. I just tried to follow the seam lines as much as possible. It isn't perfect, but all I care about is that pretty cool texture. I doubled-up on the batting and I love, love, love the results!

The details:
  • Pattern: Ribbon Heart Mini by Bonjour Quilts
  • Size: 16.5" x 12.5"
  • Fabrics: Kona Tangerine, scraps of an orange dot print and Kona Ash 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt

I definitely have plans to use this pattern a few more times. I can see a row of hearts in a table runner or heart placemats or a pillow...



Comments

  1. I like that you made something to decorate your home office. Working from home is such a different thing than going into an office, and your space is looking very cozy with the addition of the mini.

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  2. Love it! The combination of orange solid and the print is very nice, and it's a fun look. I can see the versatility of this block, for sure. Lovely!

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  3. It turned out great. I love Tangerine.

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