Sunday, October 14, 2012

Heart Quilt

 It has been an extremely long while since I have posted.  I work full time and it is hard to manage all of it together.  In addition, my husband is in school and I have a 6 year old and a 4 year old.  I have decided to go back to posting a couple of times a week.  The posts will just be simpler. 

Here is the heart quilt.  I initially found the pattern for this quilt on Ucreate.  That was about 2-3 years ago.  I made this quilt right after that.  On Ucreate, the picture took me to a link of another website.  I apologize as I don't know where the initial pattern came from.  It was actually really easy.  The hardest part, I would say was cutting the hearts out.  The hearts are not appliqued on, just sewed on about a 1/4 inch inside the outside edge, so it will fray a little after it is washed.  I used all scraps in my stash.  I know that is a lot of scraps! 

On the back, I did a basic allover print, but wanted to add a little something.  I put a strip of contrasting fabric going both directions.  So on the back, it had two pink strips perpendicular to each other and offset from the middle.

The pink on brown between the hearts is gathered satin ribbon.  On the original pattern, it called for jumbo rick rack.  But upon my pricing of rick rack and finding it was a little costly, I just thought of something that I had on hand.  The ribbon was a little challenging to gather.

I have had this in my stash for a couple of years now wondering just who to give it too.  I thought about keeping it, but since I don't have a baby to snuggle, I gave it away.  I gave it to a girl in my ward, that just had her 4th girl.  I thought being the 4th girl in a family, she may wear hand me downs and I would want something just her own, if she was mine.  So now she has something just her own.

The bonus:  I still have more than enough scraps to make another in the same colors or different.  Believe it or not I am not a hoarder!

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1 comment:

  1. Very cute. My grandmother was a quilter. This brings back memories.