When I read Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict last Sunday she had a guest blogger Sandra Walker showing how to make her Smooches quilt as part of this years Hands2Help challenge. Sandra, who blogs at mmmquilts.com had these great instructions for a scrappy quilt with 12 hearts, background, sashing and a border. I read the directions and it called to me – the quilt was striking, easy and would be perfect for either the guild’s comfort quilt program or the long term care home my father resides in. So it went on my list of quilts to make!
Later that day I was in my sewing room and saw a material with a black background and hearts in bright colours. Well, I had just found the perfect border material! I had recently acquired a black material with bright pin dots that would work perfectly as a background material that would work perfectly with the border fabric and once I realised that, I had to start this quilt. I found material in a rainbow of colours and started sewing hearts. I may have got a bit obsessive about sewing this one because by Thursday night my top was complete.
Isn’t that border material just perfect?
This was so much fun to make and because of the good pressing instructions I think I managed to keep all my points! I’m already wanting to make another one of these.
9 thoughts on “Smooches”
Wow, that was fast! Nice work! And you are right, that is the perfect border. Whoever gets it will be very lucky indeed.
That is so pretty! You really did have the perfect fabric to make this quilt!
Isn’t it great when things just fall into place and you know a project was meant to be made? I love the colors and the heart border is perfect! Thanks for sharing.
Yay! Lovely to see this again, and thank you so much for the shout-out! I have my second one done, the flimsy that is. Now for quilting!
What a great, bright, cheerful quilt! The fabrics are fabulous, and the quilt is sure to make someone’s day!
It definitely is a happy happy quilt! The perfect border, the perfect background, it’s perfect!
Oh how perfect!! I love that your fabric was there just waiting for the perfect project!!
Oh, I love this quilt!
Awesome quilt…so pretty with all those colors and the black sits off
really great …have a great day!