Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hearts and Flowers

In my mind's eye I saw this ...

When I looked at this ...

When I was admiring this quilt I noticed that there could be a heart in the center, so I worked on creating the blocks.  The blocks are layer cake squares with charms on the corners.  I had to work on the center squares because I found the charms only work in this 'X' pattern, going the other way the square on the corner had to be larger. At first I put a full 10" block above and below the heart, but it seemed too much, so I cut the blocks in half to create the rows.
Added a sweet little border ... not sure what to do for quilting, it's about 40" x 40" ... what about button tufted?  What would you do?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Black and White and Love All Over

My niece asked for a black and white quilt with red for her couch.  I had a collection of black and white FQ I've had for some time and knew they would be perfect.

It's tough to get a good shot of the full quilt.

I cut the FQs into 10.5" x 5.5" rectangles and pieced three columns then cut 4" sashing strips and 4" for the borders in white.
Then I sprinkled free cut hearts down the middle and topstitched them down.

It is so fun to imagine a design and then see it come to life.  Some overall quilting and binding and one Black and White and Love All Over lap quilt for Denae.