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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