Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy Hearts

A pile of bright fabrics came together to make a baby quilt. Hearts, bright fabrics, soft edges -- it all added up to some cuddly love for a tiny baby.

When the members of my sewing group learned that one of our friends had suddenly found herself fighting breast cancer we decided to use this same simple block to make another quilt.

Quilters donated hearts in bright colours stitched onto black and white backgrounds.  We cut each heart in half, combined halves to make blocks, and added bright borders.
We paired up the heart halves and carefully chose
bright fabric strips to go around each block.

Each block was trimmed to produce a twisted frame.  Then we sewed blocks into rows and enjoyed the way the hearts and colours dance across the surface.

The back of the quilt incorporates leftover fabrics from the front
 along with muslin squares on which the recipient's friends
 have written notes of encouragement .
When the quilt is washed the edges of the hearts will roll and fray a bit to add a softer look to the design.


Julie Kaye from KS said...

That is a perfect "comfort" quilt. I especially like the words of encouragement.

lesley said...

What a beautiful quilt, I love the design and the bright colours, what a perfect gift and such a lovely idea to add the words of encouragement!