little pieces of my heart


In cleaning up my sewing space, I discovered a number of partly finished projects. It was kind of funny to find that most of them really just required a little bit of work to finish them up, so I suppose it makes me wonder why they were set aside in the first place. The blocks for this little wall hanging just required a bit of trimming and then it was quite easy to sew them into a top.


The quilt design is one I’ve always liked by Umbrella Prints. It uses one of their large scale heart prints, which is then cut up, shuffled around and then sewn together again to create this fun mosaic look. (I cut up a piece I had, but they even sell a mosaic kit that includes their Broken Hearts pattern so that you can make your own.)


I thought it might be fun to replace one square with their same heart print in this fun orangey-red color. I love the little pop of color, and love that it gives a little look at what the original print looked like before it was cut into pieces and recombined!

(As an aside, I took these photos on the side of a building I’ve always liked – it happens to be at an intersection in the middle of a nearby town. As we drove by, it didn’t seem too busy. Of course, as soon as I taped the quilt top to the side of the building, traffic increased and the next thing I know, Morgan’s calling from the car to let me know that people are staring. It cut my photo shoot a bit short, so today you only get these three quickly-snapped photos!)

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16 Responses to little pieces of my heart

  1. 1
    Pat says:

    Hah! I was wondering how you managed that photo. I didn’t see the tape until I saw your mention of it. Cute quilt.

  2. 2
    dispack says:

    šŸ™‚ I would stop an stare too! šŸ™‚

  3. 3
    Claudia Shearer says:

    Lovely! Great abstract design and punch of color.

  4. 4
    Heidi says:

    Yes, me too – with admiration!

  5. 5
    betsy benton says:

    Is it that cute antique store in Shelburne?!

  6. 6
    Carla says:

    They know a great quilt when they see one!

  7. 7
    jody deschenes says:

    super cool and super funny. why can’t people just let us take our goofy pictures in peace?! (;

  8. 8
    Kelly Cline says:

    Love the simplicity with the pop of color!!

  9. 9
    Elizabeth Bolton says:

    This is wonderful!!! Love that concept of cutting up a single piece – reminds me of a partially-finished project in my own stash pile! Thanks!

  10. 10

    This is just lovely. I need to clean up my room a bit too, and I’m sure I’ll find a couple of things that are almost done that I should finish up.

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    Lynda M O says:

    I love it when people stop and stare at what I’m doing. I take care of tiny humans so we can get away with nearly any legal behavior-it’s so fun to elicit looks from people who wonder if they’d ever have the … guts… to do whatever silly goofy off-the-wall stunt we’re playing at today.

    Kids are the elixir of life.

  12. 12
    Therese says:

    Let them stare šŸ™‚

  13. 13
    Tiffany says:

    What a fun idea! Now I’m going to be on the lookout for fun large scale prints…

  14. 14
    Linda Bee says:

    Every self-respecting quilter has a couple of UFOs.

  15. 15

    Oh that’s fab! Together we can stop traffic!!! Xxx

  16. 16
    Beth says:

    My brakes would be screeching too!

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