A Valentine Quilted Hanging

I made a version of the “Love” Letters Mini Quilt from The Crafty Quilter using the machine quilting tools on my new machine, and it turned out pretty well. It’s a gift for my granddaughter that I think she will enjoy. She’s pretty good about showing appreciation for gifts. I followed the directions as closely as possible, but I don’t have the quilting skills of The Crafty Quilter, particularly the stippling skills, although I’d like to learn them someday. I had problems from the get go, especially cutting the four squares so that they were square, even though I have a ruled mat and rotary cutter. I had to get a few clear rulers to finally get them right, and I wisely made a test square to try out a variety of steps, like using the applique blanket stitch on curved pieces.

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