Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Heart Swap Top
I love to make blocks! This quilt top is the result of a 10" heart block swap that I did with quiltchat.com about 7 years ago. Just a small collection of odd heart blocks which I finally decided to make into a top. So this is an old UFO which is now ready for the longarmer!
Well, first off, I needed more blocks! So last summer I made the connector blocks and the 4 heart blocks that are the same and pieced them all together. I got both block patterns from the book Once More Around the Block by Judy Hopkins. Last month I added the green inner border and was at a stand still until I bought enough yardage for the final border. I'm not totally convinced about the bright pink outer border, but that is what I came home with, so that is what I used! Even at that - I had a hard time finding a calico that sort-ov went with - seems all the fabric stores now have newer styled prints in inventory. Just another reason to hurry up and finish some UFO's while I can still buy similar fabrics for the finish.
Blocks were made by:
Row 1: Me, Elissa Murray, Inverary, Ontario, Me
Row 2: Margaret Cook, Welland, Ontario and Carol VanderMolen, Summas, WA
Row 3: Rachel Smith, Rohnert Park, CA, Me, and ???
Row 4: June Brandon, Baltimore, MD and Susan Steward, Ch'town PEI
Row 5: Me, ??? and Lucinda Mayo, San Ysidro, CA
Row 6: Lucinda Mayo (2nd block) and Rachel Smith (2nd block)
Although not a favorite, all in all, I am pleased with the final result. Much better than a pile of lonely blocks in the back of the closet!