Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.
Last winter I stopped by my sister's home in CO to visit on our way home from Arizona to Minnesota. She gave me the January/February 2012 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine, telling me she really liked the "Hearts Afloat" quilt found on page 26. It was a very strong hint that she wanted me to make it for her. I took pictures of the colors in her living room. When I got home, I started searching for material to make the quilt for her. She just had a knee replacement and I went to visit and help her during her recovery. I presented her with the quilt and she was sooo happy and loved the quilt. I didn't quite have the binding finished when I arrived but finished it while I was there. I forgot to bring the label with me so I have to send it to her to sew on. Always something!
I've included pictures of the back of the quilt and a close up of the quilting. I quilted the center and border as suggested but changed the quilting in between the two. It was the first time I had done a scalloped binding.