Monday, June 16, 2014

Finish::Woven Heart

My "sew-cation" is over. I had a great time and got a lot accomplished! I made a list of projects I wanted to work on before the week began. There were 20 items on my list and I finished or worked on 14 of them. Pretty good, I think.

My second finished quilt of the week is my Woven Heart. The first was my Stars & Scrappy Stripes.

I really love this one! The extra time required to cut the solid background fabric and piece it back together really paid off when it came for quilting. The quilting design is simple but I love the texture it creates.

The finished size 45" by 54". I have already made a bag for it since it will be going to my local hospital "quilts for oncology" project. It will be hard to let this one go, but I can make another.

If you'd like to make one you need 70 squares of heart fabrics and 200 squares of background fabric. You can click here to see the first one of these I made with a scrappy background. For the first one I also used individual fabric squares for the heart fabrics rather than using rail fence blocks. The layout is 15 squares across and 18 squares down. You can see the fabric placement in the photo above. Any size squares will work. I used 3.5" squares (which finish at 3"). Bigger squares will of course make a bigger quilt and smaller squares will make a smaller quilt. I used 3.5" squares because I had bunches of left over rail fence blocks that were 3.5" squares and it made the perfect size for my "quilts for oncology" project.


West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt and especially love the way you quilted it. Now I see why you took the time to piece the background. Great job!

AnnieQuilts said...

Love the heart, but fascinated by the texture of the quilting. Jus beautiful!

Barb said...

Just wonderful and you are right about the texture

Mama Pea said...

I love it, too! Great job on the quilting!