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 .