If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you might remember this tweet:
Well, it didn’t go as quickly as I had hoped since I got sick in the middle of it. But now it’s finally done! Introducing my latest quilt: Sweet Hearts!
The quilt finishes at 46″ by 42.5″ and is machine appliqued and quilted. I wanted to do all over free motion quilting on it, but that’s outside of my abilities for now. So I did a grid pattern for the quilting, with a vine decorative stitch in the purple border. It’s a preset on my sewing machine. 🙂 I used variegated thread for the quilting, a first for me. I liked how it turned out. I used fabrics from my current fabric stash to complete it (yay!). I really had a fun time making this one, I love all the different hearts.
The back of the quilt was made with some pieced flannel fabrics I had in my stash.
I just love these two fabrics, they’re so cute!!
Another part of the quilt I love is the label:
I printed out the text for the label on a piece of paper using cute fonts, and then traced over it on the piece of fabric to make the label. I like how the font matches the hearts on the front. I used some ric rac I had left over from Liliana’s quilt as a border and voila! A very cute label.
One aspect of the quilt I’m not happy with is the binding:
I wanted to use the red polka dot fabric, but it’s quite a large print and I didn’t think it would translate well into binding. I also thought since I had a pretty bold print for the outer border, I should use a solid for the border. The only solid I had that I thought would match OK was this yellow I got from my mom’s stash. Lesson learned! Don’t settle!
Overall I’m pretty happy with the way this quilt turned out. I hope Mama and baby love it! 🙂
I’m sharing this on some link parties!