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.