Tuesday, July 27, 2010
"Four Hearts" Quilt
As always, I intend to post much more often than I actually do....but life takes over and I end up going many more days without a post. All day today my brain was telling me to 'get out in the Nest and post something,' but there were things to do that needed doing....you know how it is. I know you KNOW.
Anyway, the hour is late but I just have to do something for you...so I'm posting my "Four Hearts" quilt. I may have shown it to you before....if so, I don't remember, so I'm betting you won't either. And, then again, maybe there is a new reader out there somewhere who might enjoy seeing this quilt. It's an applique quilt...and other than crazy quilting, a specialty of mine. I LOVE applique!
This quilt is approximately 49 inches square. And, a quilt made entirely of 'leftover' fabrics from other quilts. The challenge I proposed for myself was to make a quilt entirely made from leftover fabrics, batting, thread, etc. It actually worked.
If you click on the photos, you can see more detail...I hope the photos are not too blurry for that. I used ribbons, beads, an antique button on the large flower center in the lower right hand block, and some embroidery to complete the embellishment of this quilt. I tried to keep it simple. The blocks are approximately 12' square. There are some Nine Patch blocks...one in the very center of the quilt and four in the center of each vine border.
All the applique, embroidery, beading and quilting was done by hand. Fun!!! Great fun!!!
So, there you are....another quilt from the Nest. Hope you enjoyed seeing it...whether for the very first time...or once again. Thanks for visiting! take care, pat