scattered hearts

Another old finish! This is the third for 2017, though only the second that I’ve shown (still have yet to take the time to locate the photos for that second quilt finish, though I will – hopefully soon!). When looking through the closet of quilt tops, I pulled this one immediately, thinking it would be good to have a deadline.

I already had backing selected – Anna Maria Horner’s velveteen in a perfect red/pink color combo – so it was really quite easy to get it sandwiched and ready to quilt. Then, procrastinator that I am, I let it sit on the side of the sewing table while I ignored it and happily went about starting new projects.

This past weekend I realized we were expecting a snow storm and immediately was bummed that I wouldn’t have anything to photograph. I remembered this one, and quickly went to work doing some quick and easy quilting. The crosshatch quilting was pretty quick, and while I originally wanted to do more dense quilting (since there are quite a lot of seams – I was reminded just now when reading my previous post about this quilt that all those seams were due to a cutting/sewing error- oops!). Anyway, I’m not too worried about it, especially since it’s one I’m keeping.

But anyway, I’m sure you’ve seen similar hearts floating around on the internet recently. Allison’s heart pattern makes the perfect heart day quilt, and as a bonus, they’re quick and easy to sew! I made mine out of all my beautiful scraps of Umbrella Prints fabrics, and I love it. I’ve had many of those smaller scraps in my stash for many years, so it’s especially fun to put them all to use in a quilt.

I found the perfect binding in another Umbrella Prints fabric from one of their later lines, and I think it suits the quilt nicely. I even managed to get the bindingĀ all hand sewn Saturday night so I could snap a few photos while it snowed!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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p.s. the velveteen backing makes this quilt heavier than usual, so I used a really low loft batting – Quilters Dream Request

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