A Big Heart





It's a funny feeling.  I've got so many finished projects to show you right now that I'm just randomly choosing quilts to blog about.  Finishing up all these UFO's has a double benefit, since it fits in with my nesting syndrome as well as giving me something to blog about once the baby is born.  (any time now!)

I made this quilt top almost a year ago now, and then I later decided to add more cream colored squares around the edges to make it a queen size.  It's destined for someone special but she hasn't received it yet because I want to add an embroidered label. 

This is one of the three quilts that I splurged and got quilted at a long arm quilter.  What an awesome experience!  Only thing is that I really can't afford to quilt if I get into the habit of this, so I guess it's reserved for special occasions or special quilts!  I really do enjoy quilting my own quilts, but when I see the beautiful even stitches and designs... This time I found a quilter in Calgary who I will definitely be using again. 

So what more should I say about this quilt?  The squares were 5"x5".  It ended up approximately queen size, although I haven't measured it after I washed it.

32 comments:

  1. The quilting is delicious! Yet another beautiful quilt :) And good luck with baby!

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  2. You sure have been productive ! Blessings on your wee one. I hope we get to see wee toes....

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  3. Beautifully made. I didn't realise it was so large at first.

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  4. I love it - must keep stashing more low volume fabrics as I would love to make on of these.

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  5. It's gorgeous! Really well done. I know what you mean about the expense of longarm quilting- that is why I rent one, but I know that's not available everywhere.

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  6. Love your quilt and the quilting is fabulous!

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  7. Beautiful! I love the low-volume background fabrics.

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  8. Love it! The texture from the quilting is awesome!

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  9. Oh. So. GORGEOUS!! Someone is very very lucky. :)

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  10. It is just beautiful. Great job!

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  11. I just adore this! The tones are soothing but not too quiet. Nice call on the longarming. Keep showing us more! And have a fab weekend.

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  12. Loving that heart quilt--so gorgeous..colors in background so low volume and lovely.. hugs, Julierose

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  13. I love the soft colors of the quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  14. Another love! What kind of batting do you use? Your quilts always look so snuggly!

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  15. I love your pixelated heart quilts, and this one looks so good in 'bed size'!. Great idea to keep a backlog of quilts, all the best for the arrival of your new baby!!

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  16. Love it especially the background fabrics. A heart quilt is also on my to do list! Yours are really cool :)

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  17. Love everything about this. <3

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  18. Beautiful quilt. it makes me happy.

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  19. Another beautiful quilt!! I just may have to use up my stash and do one myself, as you are very inspirirng!!

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  20. I heart it. Especially with the swirl quilting.

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  21. I love it. I've been wanting to make a heart quilt for awhile but I have so many of my own WIP's that I just can't do it yet. Maybe I'll make a wall hanging size soon.

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  22. It's beautiful! Hope that all goes well with the last bit of pregnancy and delivery of your babe.

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  23. I shared this today on my blog's Facebook page. Great quilt!

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  24. This is beautiful and you just answered a question for me - would larger squares still look pixelated. I know what my next quilt will be now, so thank you.

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