So, here we are.
Once again...it's all about the hearts!
I made this little quilt (15" sq.) in 1997 and would have shown it on Valentines Day...but, just like me to do, it was hanging on the wall in my hallway and I just failed to SEE it. I swear I can't see the forest for the trees.
Anyway, I decided I would show it tonight, as it goes with all my posts in February.
I made this quilt for one of our quilt events in my guild.
So, just look it over. It was lots of fun to make.
I love doing the embroidery along the seams...and then hearts everywhere else.
The little gold hearts are done in metallic thread.
I don't care for sewing with that type of thread, it's hard to get the stitches to lie smooth.
But, I did it anyway.
I used a permanent pen to write the quotes on the borders.
Here are the quotes:
"When friends meet....hearts warm."
"When you want an accounting of your worth, count your friends."
"The greatest gift we can give to one another is rapt attention to one anothers' existence."
Sue Atchley Ebaugh
"No life is so strong, so complete, but it yearns for the smile of a friend."
Some of my favorite heart embroidery on this little piece.
Most crazy quilters prefer not to use many print fabrics on their crazy quilts. Also most use 'fancy" fabrics. I've nearly always used cotton as that is what I could get my hands on and it has always been fine with me. At least, when I was 'into' making them in years past, that was the case. But, being me...well, I always wanted to use mostly ALL printed fabric. I still believe it's up the quiltmaker to decide those things.
Hope you enjoyed seeing this quilt!
And, now.......here are the names of the two Heartprint Winners for February.
I will need a mailing address from each of you:
I hope to mail the Heartprints
on Monday....all depending on when I receive the addresses and I'll show them on a blog post thereafter.
Next week, I will also immediately begin working on the March versions...
I appreciate each of you who commented and you never know, you might win one sometime this year yourself!
until next time
Bird Nest Cottage