Thursday, April 12, 2007
Even though I haven't been doing much of any quilt related sewing lately, my finished quilts are starting to come back from the quilters, so I have something quilt related to share!
I seem to go in cycles... I will go through a period when I piece blocks like crazy - several different quilts on the go all the time and loving every minute of it. And then, I have periods like now - I putter around with other things and have set quilting aside for a spell.
Anyway - you might remember this heart quilt - I made the connector blocks and a few hearts, the rest of the hearts were made by other quilters in a heart block swap... ages ago! Last summer I finally pieced it altogether and here is a photo of the finished quilt.
Very heavily quilted - click on the photo below to enlarge some of the detail. The hearts are outlined and then filled in with swirls, hearts, flowers, etc. - the borders too. Any "bare" area was filled in with a meander. It really is beautiful except that the quilter used white bobbin thread in some areas instead of pink through-out. I am not really sure why - it almost looks like she did some areas at a different time and forgot to change the bobbin thread?! The back is a soft flannel. Not a "favorite", but I am very pleased with the finished quilt and I think it will get lots of "snuggle" use. After a wash and dry the white thread won't be so obvious. For size reference - it is on a queen bed... this quilt ends at the pink border (plus pastel green binding) - there is a tan quilt under it.