Welcome to my quilting journal. I enjoy expressing myself through fiber. Tiny pieces of fabric, vintage quilt blocks combined with hand stitches create my art. Keeping this journal helps me document my thoughts and progress. So glad you could join me, Happy Quilting.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Today marks the beginning of a fun week it's Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day. In honor of Memorial Day and 4th of July, my handmade giveaway is a mini quilt I call Patriotic Hearts.
This little quilt began as odd pieces of fabric with one thing in common, red, white and blue. I used a layering technique I had read about in a Quilting Art magazine. So there is no batting to speak of just layers of fabrics.
The 7 little hearts are made from homespun fabrics and appliqued on a simple 9-patch block.
The quilt needed some life--so the addition of more red and white fabric helped to make it come to life.
This quilt became my take-along project as I completed the hand quilting.
The quilt traveled not only in the USA but it spent a month with me in London, as I completed the hand work and added the two little silver hearts charm.
Photo taken in an English Garden 2007 - Completed Quilt
This little mini measures 11 x 11 1/2 inches and would a wonderful addition to a summer table setting.
To win Patriotic Hearts comment on--How you spend the patriotic holidays of Memorial Day and 4th of July? or for international readers--How do you celebrate your countries national holidays? Our big dog Bo knows that Memorial Day means "Bath Day" before a family BBQ. The best comment will win and the announcement of the winner will be May 10th at 5:15pm (PST). Enjoy blog hopping this week at Sew, Mama, Sew and I look forward to reading your comments. Happy Quilting!!