Wednesday, March 6, 2013

LOVE Quilt

I started this post on Saturday, but life got in the way and I couldn't finish it....and today I am just in a funk.  I feel like so many things are going wrong around me and it's throwing me for a loop.  I looked at this quilt again today and it brings a smile to my face.

I bought this pattern back a few weeks ago and just couldn't get it out of my mind.  Last summer I got these bright charms from Connecting Threads...thought they would be perfect for this project!  I altered the pattern a bit, just to use up all the charms, then assembled it completely backwards.  Hey, it was REALLY late....no wonder none of the strips lined up.  I had to trim a ton off the top and bottom.  It was a good thing I had pre-planned to have extra negative space, cuz it went in the trash with the trimming...oh well, that's what I get for sewing at 3 in the morning.



So here is the finished top, freshly pieced and ironed.  The colors are so vibrant, too.  I used Kona Ash for the neutral.  Turns out I really like that shade of grey.  I am planning to put this baby on the wall in my hallway, in the middle, then pictures of the family all around it.

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced!

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18 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I have plans on making one of these heart quilts myself. Guess I'll add it to the WIP list LOL.

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  2. Very nice! No one will ever know that it was pieced backwards. You did a great job distributing the colors. That part drives me nuts.

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  3. I love it and it has totally inspired a new project.

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  4. What a striking heart. I like all the solids and the contrast with the background. It's very pretty!

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  5. I absolutely love it! Can't wait to see how you finish it. :)

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  6. Ooh, this is stunning! I love it!

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  7. It turned out great. I really like the mix of colors.

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  8. That looks amazing!! I love the pop of colours against the background and what a wonderful idea for a wall hanging!

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  9. Wow! Stunning and dramatic! Warms my heart!

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  10. That heart quilt is terrific! Glad it turned out so well even if it did give you a bit of trouble.

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  11. Amazing! So incredibly happy. Glad it cheered you up, too!

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  12. Gorgeous - love all the colors that you used!

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  13. Well it turned out beautiful! I love the use of so many vibrant colors!

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  14. Stunning. It's no wonder it makes you smile. No more sewing at 3 in the morning!

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    http://cottonncoffee.blogspot.ca/

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