Today is day 4 of the Hearts on Fire blog hop. I love the projects I've seen so far this week and there are still lots to come. That means lots of inspiration for future projects. My thanks to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for organising the hop. I was so pleased to find that Carol and Carla were organising hops again this year as they bring a lot of joy, especially in the current difficult times.
Today it's my turn to show my project. The remit was to make something big or small with a heart on it. The heart could not be red. No problem at all as I love including hearts in projects and why must they always be red. Why only last year I created this cushion cover for my brother and there's no red in sight.
My choice of project was easy as I need two baby quilts and they are both for boys My starting point for the quilt was a 9 patch block. Like everyone who quilts I have a lot of scraps and I like to use them up if at all possible. The 9 patch block is great because it's easy to put together and can be used as a leader ender. You can also create a pattern within the block,
or use 9 random squares.
or what about a heart with tractors.
Maybe a heart with trains.
The hearts are machine appliqued to the solid block using the button hole stitch. Finally you need to see the whole top. You may need you sun glasses as I just love colour.
It would have been nice to have taken the top outside to photograph but it is very wet at present. We've had so much rain that even the ducks are complaining.
The top is completed but I needed thread and some wadding. The order should have arrived earlier this week but it still hasn't turned up. I hope it arrives tomorrow as I have a free afternoon on Friday and the whole weekend to get this finished. The baby this quilt is going to is due the end of next week. It's a third baby so is more likely to arrive on time or early. I'd like it finished so that I can post it out as soon as I know the baby has been born.
All the blocks were made from scraps or fat eighths that I had left over from other projects. I am using a solid colour fabric from my stash for the back. It feels good to have used up some of my scraps and larger left over pieces. It's made a little space in my fabric store but not enough that I can go fabric shopping. The 2nd baby quilt will be made using scraps and fabric from stash so maybe then I'll have enough free space.
Thank you for visiting. Now you need to visit the other blogs. Here is the full list in case you missed the blogs taking part earlier in the week.
Take care and come back to visit soon.