Monday, December 5, 2016

Lighthearted Love

Funny how timing can be.  It seems the world needs some more love right now and suddenly I'm inspired to quilt hearts.

The applique and glitter is such a departure from anything else I've made.  I figured I'd go whole hog and embellish it with buttons and ribbons.  But I couldn't bear to cover up any of the colorful threads.  Wherever I placed the buttons, they were over some bit of color I wanted to feature.  So there's one button.  I skipped the ribbon for much the same reason.

It works. 

I still can't manage to bind a sharp corner.  Beyond that, I'm really happy with this quilt.  Everything is straight and true and hangs flat.  The narrow red edging doesn't waver.

It's so hard to capture the sparkle.  I had this finished a week ago, but didn't get good photos until Sunday.  You can get a bit of the feel from a little heart in the photo below.

The overcast day was best for color (and for some reason is better focused).  The sunlight shows off the quilting.  I finally captured some sparkle, too.  The quilting was nothing fancy - more wavy lines and bubbles.  I love the contrast of the blue and mostly-gold hearts.  Rob's favorite is the mini version of red and gold. 


  1. Sparkle and Hearts! Such a great combination!

  2. So much yummy texture in those hearts! It's a wonderful quilt.

  3. The world does need lots of love - what a great way to show some. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday! !


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