Thursday, April 10, 2008

Still got the heart bug going

Well my obsession with small heart quilts hasn't diminished

Karol-Ann received hers in the post the other day, I'm eagerly anticipating the African fabrics which make up the other leg of the swap - seems like a good swap to me
As for swapping fabric the little green plaid hearts quilt I showed part made a few posts ago jumped into the jiffy bag and was sealed and into the post on its way to Andrea before I remembered I hadn't taken a photo of it completed
However I did manage a shot of the lovely fabrics she had already sent me in exchange
The row of cat and bird squares has already started off ideas in my mind. It came accompanied by the three fabrics above it. The piece beneath it is something I bought earlier in the year at Exeter but I think it fits in pretty well - I can feel maybe sawtooth stars coming on but not before I complete the hearts
Here is Joseph on the right in all his multi-coloured glory - this one I shall definitely keep - I have a place above my cutting table earmarked for him
The little lilac number is destined for a friend who I'll get to see later today - more about that in my next post probably. These two just need their buttons for final completion
And inspired by Joseph and his black background I thought I'd explore that further - I picked up three pieces of subtle patterned blacks in Minehead at Don's Mill on Saturday, after the kids had finished playing crazy golf, to make the backgrounds
Here we are - the three main colourways - citrus, summer fruits and peacocks, a single red heart amongst a field of whites (they are very white despite the fact that the camera wanted to convince you they're cream) and in the centre another change of direction, a more country feel to this one on the sand background - it's going to a fellow blogger who's having a particularly tough time at the moment.
I'm really not finished yet - on my sewing table there are the little squares all stacked up for six more sand bases.
I'm away for the weekend with Nigel and Sarah on her rugby tour - I know it'll be a busy weekend but if I do just happen to find a little pocket of spare time on my hands I'll have a few more hearts with me to stitch - well a girl's gotta be prepared hasn't she :o)

23 comments:

Cascade Lily said...

Wow Anne you are on a roll! I love the single red heart in among the white ones - enjoy being a rugby mum :)

YankeeQuilter said...

You are really sinking your teeth into this project! They look great. Hope the rugby went well!

jovaliquilts said...

Isn't it fun when you find something and run with it? Those hearts are very cute, and Joseph came out great! I'm a big blacks and brights fan.

Elaine Adair said...

Wow is right! You got it bad! But they are all delicious!

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miniaturequilter said...

I'd love to have one of those heart quilts, if your interested in trading still, let me know!

Paula said...

I adore the little plaid hearts! Way too cute. Sweet, sweet!

Karen said...

Wow, you are really pursuing a theme here. They look so good all grouped together!

Karol-Ann said...

If I didn't think they were so gorgeous I would hav ethought you'd gone nuts LOLBUT they are all gorgeous esp Joseph. Mine however is perfect!
ps Fabrics ready to go and will be with you as soon as baby is better!!

Clare said...

Wooo hoo - guess what arrived in the post at luncthime. I love it and am now hunting around trying to find somewhere to hang it out of the sun.

McIrish Annie said...

These are all super and I really love the one with the white hearts and one red. very effective! Enjoy your rugby weekend!

Finn said...

My goodness, you ARE on a roll Anne, and I love it! I love Joseph's hearts, and the one with just one red heart grabs me also.
Neat project! You go girl. Hugs, Finn

Libby said...

wow - look at all those hearts *s* I love the black backgrounds . . . just make those hearts sing.

miniaturequilter said...

love the purple one, and the blue one and the middle one!!

loulee1 said...

They are beautiful. All so different, but still the same. I envy your ability to needle turn, I'm not happy with my hand work and continue to applique using my machine.

Tanya said...

Have you computed how many hearts you've appliqued in the last few weeks? You're an expert I'm sure! You need to make up an album of just your heart quilts!

Nines said...

You can never have too much heart! Really sweet.

Valerie said...

I am so impressed. I enjoyed my visit with you and will be back.

meggie said...

Loving those little hearts!
I treated myself to some nice 'moody' black fabric, that just might suit some of those hearts!
Hope Sarah's arm is ok! Good luck to her.

JUST A MOM said...

CONTEST COME SEE

Suzie Sews said...

WOW so much stuff going on, sorry I have been a little busy this week I am not a good blogger at all at the moment!!! Trying to catch up...love all the hearts and your block in the previous post is amazing...
Mmmm I better get my thinking cap on for the quilt swap:0)

julieQ said...

Love your heartie quilties! They are such a treasured gift, I am sure your recipients love them!

ForestJane said...

Those are adorable! I especially like the way the border leads your eye around the quilt, so much more effective than just a border-within-a-border would have been.