As I look around my house I realize I have made several Heart Quilts over the years, so I thought I’d share them with you today, Valentine’s Day.
This was my very first hand appliqué project. I had no idea what I was doing at the time but I think I did pretty darn good. I didn’t know how to sew the miters on the window box so the corners are actually folded under and sewn by hand. This quilt still hangs in my dining room.
This heart quilt was also made many years ago. It was part of a group exchange. We each made raggy hearts and then cut them in fourths and traded. This was the first time I tried tea-dying to kind of soften the background colors and meld them together. This one was folded and buried at the bottom of a stack so it’s a little wrinkled.
Another oldie but a goodie. It also hangs in my dining room. This is a quilt that everyone loves to touch. The pattern is by Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilts and I think it’s called 3-D Heart but I had trouble finding it on her website (she has a lot of patterns). It is made using squares that are folded into prairie points and then sewn together to made the center heart.
As usual, you should be able to click on any of the pictures to have a closer look.
Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.