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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Love You to Pieces

First things first

Thank you for voting for 
I was overwhelmed with all the kindness from everyone.

It's a snowy day here in the sticks.

Of course it is, I needed to take pictures of my finish for

Project Quilting is the brainstorm of

A challenge is presented and you have one week to link up
a project of your interpretation of the challenge.

The Challenge:
  1. Your project must include at least 12 hearts.  They can be any size and any technique.  Pieced, appliquéd, embellished, even added into the quilting or printed on the fabric will work.
  2. Check out ‘Hearts for Susie’ and see why hearts aren’t just about love and valentines.  It’s about keeping your heart healthy, being aware of the signs that it’s not, and taking care of yourself and those you love.
  3. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline. Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
  4. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:
    1. Include patchwork.
    2. Include appliqué.
    3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
  5. Your project must have a name.
  6. Projects must be FINISHED and LINKED UP  by Sunday, February 22nd at Noon, CST.

Love You to Pieces
a mix of modern and traditional quilting

The inspiration from this quilt came from
an article in American Quilter, November 2014
about an Overland Park, Kansas quilter
Trisch Price.
I just loved her "Baby Love" quilt and wanted to make something similar.

Sticking with my scrap management for the first 6 months of this year
I used freezer paper for foundation and sewed red scraps.
I spent all my breaks at work this week
picking freezer paper out of the blocks
and then pieced the blocks with 2 1/2" strips of sashing.
I had drawn the pattern on paper and ended up having to do partial seams to piece it as it was drawn.
Something new to me, but it was pretty easy and I won't be afraid of it anymore...lol

I was going to make my own white bias strips for the heart, but found some pre-made in a drawer
and to save time (I had a week) I drew the heart with 1/2" bias tape.

After sewing the bias on the red blocks
I ripped out the seams where the heart met the sashing and tucked the raw edges into the seams.

Two designs in one quilt!

I have been in a practice mode with free motion quilting and tried to make as many heart designs as my brain could muster.

This is the back fabric showing some of the whimsy quilting.

Once the quilting was finished, I just couldn't put a straight binding on this quilt.
It just screamed scallop border to me.

My scallop borders are stitched out in this picture.  
  I have a cardboard circle that I mark and then draw the scallop on the quilt.
Bias binding was used
Amanda Murphy has an excellent tutorial for continuous bias binding on her blog. 

Love You to Pieces

Have a Heart - Challenge 4 - Project Quilting

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas

Size: 40" x 54"

Foundation piecing, bias applique, scallop border
Freemotion quilting by me
Fabric - a ton of scraps :)

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
February 22, 2015
by clicking
Love You to Pieces is #41

I do hate winter and snow.....ugh.


Vickie said...

Let me be the first to say this is beautiful and you are amazing ! I cannot believe you whipped this out in a week ! It takes me more than a week to make a decision !

Gail said...

What a wonderful quilt.

KaHolly said...

This is one beautiful, creative quilt! I believe you should stand right up and take a bow!

Jane, Mulberry Patch Quilts said...

Amazing quilt! Just love it. Of course I voted for you :-)
Jane (Mulberry Patch Quilts)

Melissa said...

Oooh, it looks just like candy! Literally looks sweet 😊

Kris said...

Totally adorable!!! I can't believe you whipped that out so quick and with the scalloped edge too!! Wonderful!

Patty said...

You sure found inspiration for this one. It turned out so well!

StitchinByTheLake said...

So, so beautiful! Love this one! blessings, marlene

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Hearts are one of my favorite shapes and I just think what you made is fabulous! Terrific job!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Sew Sew Sweet, Sweet, Sweet. It is amazing and all in a week! Wowzers girl! I heart love it!

Jeanie said...

Twelve thumbs up! Such a sweet quilt and finished so quickly. Wow! Love the scalloped edges... it really did finish it off perfectly.

MegsAnn said...

I love absolutely everything about this quilt. Really! I love the concept, fabric choices, using up stash, design, bias tape, scalloped borders, binding, everything! You've got my vote.


Lia*s Handmades said...

It's perfect. Love how the red looks so striking next to the white :)

Thearica said...

That is a gorgeous quilt!

ChitterChatterDesigns said...

What a pretty quilt. Love red and white quilts. Hugs, ~Cori

erin said...

this is really beautiful, and so impressive that you did all that in a week. I think it would take me a week just to do the binding!

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful, can't believe how quick your finishes are!

Carole @ Fresh off the Frame said...

How clever to use bias tape like that. Thanks for sharing your method for tucking the ends. It's so interesting to see how people manage these little tricks! :-)

Carla said...

This is so pretty! Well done

Leah said...

Beautiful, and the snow is the perfect setting! Love the quilting, and the stitching, and the pattern, and the heart.., well I love everything about it! Fantastic quilt!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the heart!

PersimonDreams said...

I LOVE this quilt! I just love how you made it scrappy but added the hear - wonderful!!!!! Congrats on second !

Wendy Franczak said...

I love this quilt. I am trying so hard to come up with a pattern to use a scallop edge on. My fabrics are Moda Strawberry Fields :)