Love is Love Bonus Quilt
2021 Finished Quilts

Love is Love Bonus Quilt

It didn’t take long to puzzle together a layout with the Love is Love bonus blocks from the Sky Full of Stars quilt. And the quilt came together so quickly I was able to get it quilted and finished this week, too!

Love is Love Bonus Quilt

Love is Love Bonus Quilt

The bonus quilt measured 50 1/2″ x 60 1/2″ when it was pieced and is now about 49″ x 59″ after quilting, squaring, and binding. The Kona Bone background lets the prints do all the talking.

Now, I would have thought this would have been an easier quilt for my husband to hold than the 48″ x 48″ Sky Full of Stars quilt from last week, but it was too tall for him to kneel and hold and too short for an easy duck behind. Regardless, I’m thankful as always for his willingness to be my quilt stand for photographs!

Love is Love Bonus Quilt - Backing

Love is Love Bonus Quilt – Backing

I opted for Kona Basil for the backing, mostly because I had a full bolt in my stash. For the quilting, I free motion quilted a mixture of rounded meander, hearts, and single loops across the quilt.

Love is Love Bonus Quilt - Binding Detail

Love is Love Bonus Quilt – Binding Detail

And you can get a glimpse of the binding in the photograph of the backing, but this zoomed in detail photos shows off the print pretty well. It’s an old love print that I picked up after Valentine’s day years and years ago, and it felt like the perfect way to frame this quilt. The text doesn’t always show up this perfectly on the front of the quilt, but often enough to have worked out pretty well.

Love is Love Bonus Quilt - Piecing Detail

Love is Love Bonus Quilt – Piecing Detail

Speaking of working out pretty well, I just have to show you how perfectly the seams match up in the center of the quilt. All of the quarter circle blocks are scraps, so I had no control over where seams would fall, and would you look at how ell the prints aligned here? It was meant to be!

Love is Love Bonus Quilt

Love is Love Bonus Quilt

I’ve had a blast working with the Love is Love Pride Fabric Collection by Mathew Boudreaux. Many thanks to Mathew and PBS Fabrics who provided all of the Love is Love fabric.

Linking up with Finished or Not Friday, Beauties Pageant 135, and July 2021 Favorite Finish.

16 thoughts on “Love is Love Bonus Quilt

  1. patty says:

    What a fun quilt! I love putting leftover bits and blocks into a quilt right away too.

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  3. Cathy H says:

    Love the way the bonus quilt went together. I like it better than the original one you did. It has more “pop” than the first one.

  4. wandacarole says:

    I really like this. You did a fine job in all departments.

  5. aquilterstable says:

    What a fun finish and yay for that center matching – wow!

  6. m m mullins says:

    Cathy H, I agree. Scraps seem to free the mind, foster creativity.
    This quilt from leftovers zings and sings.

  7. Pat Parks says:

    great finish! love your quilting!

  8. Wow! Hard to believe that Love is Love was made out of left overs. Congrats on a another beautiful finish.

  9. What an awesome bonus quilt!! sounds like you will have to buy a step stool for him ha ha ha!!

  10. This is a great bonus quilt! Love how it worked out – those blocks in the center match perfectly. And that binding, also worked so much better than I would have thought. Terrific job all around.

  11. What a wonderful (and big!) bonus quilt! Love how it all lined up so well. I bet it’s nice and snuggly.

  12. Preeti says:

    So much joy in just one quilt. Love it!!!

  13. Karin says:

    This is so beautiful! I love how you did the curves in your border!

  14. This is so beautiful!

  15. I love the second designs you make from the leftovers from the fist quilt. This one is so fun and very balanced. Thanks for linking up!

  16. chrisknits says:

    What a fun quilt! I love the binding!!

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