Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hearts Galore!

I've had a bit of an applique head on this past few days

Clare at Dordogne Quilter put out a request for some Quilts 4 Leukaemia red and white blocks but with hearts on.
I intended to make three or four, but you know me once I get set in a groove.
I haven't done any hand applique for a little while - I'd forgotten just how much I enjoy it and oddly enough hearts are my favourite shape - they're always a good practice thing as you have an inward and an outward point.
So three or four ended up as sixteen - they're all trimmed to size Clare - they'll be in the post by the end of the week all being well.
As for my Winter Four Seasons effort - here we are with only the handstitching of the binding needed - even Nigel said 'Why aren't you keeping this one?' which from him is rare praise.
It has a long journey - I do hope its recipient likes it as much as I do.

16 comments:

Screen Door said...

Beautiful winter quilt....Great colors.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful heart blocks! I've said I'd make some for Clare...but haven't gotten that far yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gorgeous winter swap...someone will be a lucky recipient!

McIrish Annie said...

love, love, love your winter quilt!! How did you do the wording on it??

Penny said...

The hearts are very pretty.

Joyce said...

I really like the hearts you have made.I just sent Clare a few hearts today too. She's going to have to make several quilts I think.

paula, the quilter said...

Beautiful Winter quilt. It's reminding me that I need to get the label done for mine so I can send it out.

meggie said...

How pretty those hearts are!
Yes, your winter quilt is just beautiful... wish it was mine!

Ms. Jan said...

Your winter quilt is lovely--I'd have a hard time parting with it if I were you.
=)
jan

Deb said...

Great hearts! And I LOVE the winter quilt!

atet said...

Lovely hearts for a good cause and as for the winter swap? I would be hard pressed to let it go as well. It's beautiful!

Anne Ida said...

Wow! Your winter swap quilt is absolutely wonderful! I'm sure whoever receives it will love it!

Lots of cute hearts there, I'm sure Claire will be thrilled to get them for the kid's quilts.

Andrea said...

Truly beautiful little quilt. whoever gets this will be very lucky ! Perhaps you could do another for Nigel - for payment of course - lol !!

Clare said...

That's a whole quilt's worth! Do you want to make the quilt up and donate it to the local Leukaemia ward or a child with Leukaemia?

Lucky recipient of your winter quilt.

de vliegende koe said...

Sized Clare, wonderful! I love all your hearts!

Emma said...

Lily has just put your quilt on her blog, and I fell in love with it. Some inspiration for me to make a dent in my snowflake stash!
It's beautiful. I'll have to start reading your blog, too.

Sandy said...

LOVE the hearts quilt and the snowflake quilt! Some people are going to be very pleased indeed.
Good job. :o)