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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Hearts on Fire - Play Ball!

 “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” – Yogi Berra

 Welcome to the first day of the
Hearts on Fire Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with
Play Ball!


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt has invited bloggers to make a heart project, 
only the heart can't be the color red.

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


My heart is on fire for baseball.
I quilt what I love.
It may be that baseball for me means family time
whether we are watching a little league game, big league (Go Royals!), or any game in between.
The game always seems to bring us together.

That's my sister, our dad, my son, me, and my sister's youngest son.  
We were watching my sister's oldest son play baseball last summer.

My sister has 3 sons that play baseball.  If they aren't playing they are practicing and not just during the summer, but year-round.
I made this quilt for her.  Baseball this time of year can be quite chilly.
The quilt is 54" x 60" and will be perfect in the stands.


I have been working on stash management and cut all the pieces from my white and grey scrap boxes.  

Next, I used purchased bias tape for the baseball stitches and quilted it with straight lines.


I sandwiched batting between the top and the very special fleece backing.


My sister's oldest just committed to play at Kansas State University!


I am so excited to go and watch my nephew play university ball
and
his mom can share her quilt with me.

Or, maybe I should make one for myself...  

Be sure to check out all the other Hearts On Fire this week:

January 18

I love putting hearts in quilts, don't you?
I'm sure by the end of the blog hop, you will have more ideas than time.
I always end up that way...


Maybe if we could all go hang out at a baseball game the world would be a happier place.




46 comments:

Susan said...

That is a GREAT quilt that accompanies your love of baseball and your family. You should definitely make one for you. =)

Anita said...

You made a very clever baseball heart quilt, Carla! Make one for your self, too!

tubakk said...

I can feel your heart is full of love for baseball and family. Beautiful quilt, that is.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Such a clever use of the heart theme, and a beautiful way to celebrate your family and your love of baseball!

Velda at the Freckled Fox Quiltery said...

I love this. Modern take on a heart block for sure. Well done you!

Carol S. said...

You hit a home run on this one (sorry, just had to say it)...it is amazing! I love how your creative mind works to come up with quilts like this. Great family pics and congrats to your nephew. Thank you for always making me try harder and create more! xo

Dorian said...

LOL Carla, that is cute. I"m sure your sister loves it. Have a great day.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love this! A wonderful creative idea! I am a Blue Jays fan.

Carol said...

Love this, Carla! Very clever! The backing is really neat too. Oh, and with last night's win, even though it's not baseball, Go Chiefs!!

tink's mom said...

Such a great quilt. It captures the essence of baseball perfectly.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

This is an awesome quilt!! what a great way to show your love of baseball!!!

Vasudha said...

That quilt is going to be used and loved so much. What a cool way to convey love and baseball!

Emily said...

This heart is so awesome, Carla!!!!! What a great idea--my heart belongs to baseball, too. Very, very striking and the perfect sentiment.

Needled Mom said...

That is really fabulous for all baseball loving families as we miss watching the games. Great idea too.

Rosemary said...

I'm an avid baseball fan as well and I love this quilt!! Great idea and I'll be looking for the pattern!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Nikki said...

Very creative!

Julierose said...

Stunning baseball quilt!! Talk about a homerun;))!!
We love baseball too in our family. My son, an avid Red Sox fan along with the rest of our family, married my DIL whose family along with her are Yankee fans--we sure have some good-natured fun times together...;))) No one is at a loss for words...hahaha
It will so exciting for you to watch your nephew play at the University level!!
Hugs, stay safe Julierose

Karrin Hurd said...

Wonderful quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Calicojoan said...

A baseball full of love. What a perfect way to enjoy the game!

Carol Andrews said...

Hearts and baseball make a beautiful, thoughtful gift obviously. Congrats to your nephew for being chosen to play for his university. Carla you hit a home run with this kickoff to the Hearts on Fire Blog Hop.

Danette said...

Awesome quilt! I love baseball, also.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, this would be fun to personalize for any team colors and support in the stands. Thank you for sharing on the first day.

Karen's Korner said...

Very innovative and a great idea for a baseball fan.

LJ said...

Your quilt and your story is wonderful. I think you just made a homerun!

Createology said...

This quilt is fabulous and how special to be made with a purpose. Good luck to your nephew! Happy Hearts Hopping...

Quilting Gail said...

Very creative!!!
I like your ball heart!

sue s said...

That is a great quilt! We live and breathe Detroit Tiger baseball at our house, and we KNOW they'll be good again one day! (maybe just about the time they actually let fans into the stadium again!)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Oh wow, this is a fabulous hearty/basebally quilt. No doubt, your sister will love it.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

This is a great baseball quilt, Carla! My mom loved the Atlanta Braves and if I had to choose a team, I guess it would be them. I much prefer football to baseball! I guess because baseball seems to move so slowly! Great job on your baseball quilt!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a fabulous quilt. I used to watch baseball all the time.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

OH gosh this quilt is amazing. I just love the baseball in a heart shape. You are so clever and talented. Thank you for sharing. You bring such smiles with your projects!!

Rebecca Smith said...

I love this quilt!

Scrapatches said...

Sew creative! You always have such cute ideas and sew them into adorable quilts ... <3 Pat

Lyndsey said...

Love the quilt and it should be toastie for watching the game.

Susan said...

Very creative and just too darn fun!

Sharon said...

Play ball! What a great quilt for someone who ❤ baseball.

Kathleen said...

Great quilt! Love the Yogi Bera quote...do miss my son playing - it was fun to go to his games.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Awesome use of your scrap stash, Carla!!

beaquilter said...

that's an awesome quilt! and how fun to have the state fleece on the back! You really did a great job on it!

For the love of geese said...

The straight quilting really sets this off, it looks wonderful. Don't you just love that your son is taller than you?

Corrie said...

That is awesome!

Danice G said...

Oh what a pretty baseball quilt! Your design is very creative as well.

Robin said...

Beautiful family. Congrats to your nephew for making his college team! This should be called "the great American quilt" since baseball is "the great American sport" 😃. We follow the Blue Jays since our small town is their Spring Training HQ. Thank you for sharing this quilt.

Gail said...

Love the baseball quilt! I miss the days when all four of mine played! From one Royals fan (or Chiefs fan) to another! Have fun!

PamelaFaye said...

How long did you cut the pieces for the ball stitches and how did you attach them? Love this!

Carla said...

Hi PamelaFaye, I can't email you because you are "no reply" so I'll answer you here. The strips were cut about 2 1/2" and I hemmed one end and tucked the other end under the long strip. I pinned them in place and then edge stitched around them.