Nobody’s Perfect Quilt a.k.a. Love Quilt

Nobody’s Perfect is how Sue renamed the Love Quilt.  This quilt actually has had several names, starting as the Love Shack.  That was just slightly mean to begin with – it was meant to get you humming that song by the B-52s.  It is rather catchy!

Nobody’s Perfect Beginnings

This little quilt was started for the Valentine’s blog hop that we participated in yesterday.  Check out the post if you missed it – lots of good stuff from all the bloggers!  We had a cute little charm pack that was begging for us to use, and so we did.


Right around Thanksgiving we laid out these pieces from the charm pack.  After moving things around a bit (we tried to break up those same three patterned pieces from the center two columns) we ended up with this quilt top.  That was a productive weekend!


I can see a few more that should have been moved around but c’est la vie.  We layered this up with some cute fabric that has hearts on the back as well.  Don’t you think this is really cute for a backing?

Nobodys 3

Sue took over the quilting.  Yes, you heard that right!  She used our Brother embroidery machine and did a two overlapping hearts design.  I set her up with white thread in the top and bobbin, and she set to work.  Twenty of the blocks have red hearts which required a Gutermann thread change.  I wasn’t allowed to take a photo of her hard at work . . . maybe next time.

Nobody’s Perfect Revealed

Once the quilting was finished, it was trimmed and binding was sewn on.  Are you wondering why Sue renamed this quilt?  She said that nobody’s perfect and we still love them; using that same philosophy she said the quilt hearts aren’t perfect but she hopes someone will still love it.  I do and I think someone else will too!

Nobodys 1

The fabric on the border and in a few of the blocks reminds me of the nursing fabric we found with the heart monitor.

This quilt doesn’t have a home yet.  It may find itself listed on Etsy.  The finished size is 36″ x 41.5″ before it has been washed.

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24 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    Very pretty! I love the interlocking heart quilting, it turned out perfectly (even if she didn’t think it was).

  2. This is a great little quilt! I know those charm squares can drive one a bit batty right?! You two did great, as did Sue with the heart quilting; love it. I’d rather have a not-perfect human-quilted quilt than a perfect computer-quilted one any day. 🙂

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Sandra,
      Aww, that is so darn sweet of you to say! Sue has had her fill of the embroidery sewing machine for now. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Roseanne, the quilt looks so sweet! 🙂

  4. Susan says:

    It’s wonderful! I like the quilting pattern, and it makes me wish I had an embroidery machine. I think the scattering of the squares is nicely balanced. You know you could have spent three more hours and not have found anything that you thought was just right. I try to limit how long I spend on these decisions. LOL Great job by both of you.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Susan,
      Thank you! That is so sweet to say. I like the look of the double-linked hearts, and the different thread colors on the squares. Good idea limiting the time spent on decisions – we could rethink every decision as far as that goes. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. That is an adorable quilt, Roseanne! I love the backing fabric – it’s perfect for it!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Diann,
      Thank you so much! We stumbled upon that backing and knew it would be perfect for this. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. selina says:

    A job well done, from the heart.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Selina,
      Aww, I like how you think! That made Sue really smile. {{Hugs}} Thanks so much for your sweet comment! ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Beautiful!! Love the heart quilting! It’s the perfect touch.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Karen,
      That is so sweet of you to say. I can’t talk Sue into quilting around one on the embroidery machine. She didn’t enjoy it very much but I enjoy the end result, too. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Darlene says:

    One of my favorites so far!

  9. Shannon Fleming says:

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  10. Alison says:

    This is adorable!

  11. Colette says:

    The fabrics in your quilt are gorgeous, and the heart quilting is great too. You are another blogger who has used an embroidery machine. I think I want one too.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Colette,
      I picked up the embroidery machine at Walmart for a song. I don’t remember exactly how much – well under $200 and maybe even under $100. I have an article about it – maybe I said in that. HAHA! Anyway, you can stitch up to a 5×7″ design with it. ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. Vicki in MN says:

    I love the hearts embroidered on there.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Vicki,
      Thank you! Something a little different for us, and Sue was able to take control of that project. ~smile~ Roseanne

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