Friday, February 13, 2015

A Pink Letter Day

It's a Pink Letter Day!  

Do you ever "fall in love" instantly with a pattern when you see it?

I couldn't resist buying this mini quilt pattern... it was  so cute!

Thimble Blossoms   mini  Red Letter Day  #  177

I do have some of the super cute Miss Kate fabrics now...

But as  Valentine's Day approached,  I began to envision  the four  7.5 inch blocks to be made with different shades of pink fabrics from my stash.... to make a sweet little February mini for my kitchen.

Here is what I have made so far-

Two out of four are finished.   They are a little addictive to me...

....even though they have 57 pieces in each  7.5 inch block. 
AND....  I had to use my little seam ripper (and magnifying glasses) a lot  in both of the blocks.  Usually, I learn from the mistakes in my first block.  For some reason, I still turned the half square triangle around when forming the rows in the second block again.   I had to partial seam at least 4 of the HST triangles in each block.  No LOVE here!!
I resorted to repairing the second block with hand stitching.  This worked surprisingly well.   {Note to self:  easier to repair  a "completed " block by hand stitching.}

My blocks aren't perfect...

.. but I am still "tickled pink" with them!!

Happy Valentine's Day, dear friends!

I'm off to my sewing room!

I am linking up at:    Can I Get A Whoop Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                                Fabric  Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio  and
                                Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts  and
                               Sew We Craft Together @ And Sew We Craft


  1. I think your blocks are perfect - so tiny. They are also really pretty - as is your wreath.
    Happy Valentines Day to you too - make sure it includes chocolate! xxx

  2. Happy Valentines Day, Susie!! Can't wait to see your finished mini and the wreath is very pretty too. I love to see the festivity celebrations on your blog :)


  3. Tickled Pink - LOL Susie, those are very sweet quilt blocks! Holy mackerel - that's a lot of pieces packed into seven and a half inches! So do you have pink in your kitchen? Is it a retro kitchen?
    Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Pretty blocks! I love the pattern and colors you chose!! Hope you were able to finish your mini in time for Valentines Day!!!

  5. I like your colors!! There sure are a lot of pieces in those blocks.

  6. So many pieces for such a small size! They look great


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