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Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.

posted by MNcarol
Sat, Nov 10 2012


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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.  

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MNnancy wrote re: Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.
on Sat, Nov 10 2012 4:36 PM

This is gorgeous!  What a nice sister you are.  Will you adopt me?  You quilted that yourself on your sewing machine, didn't you?

MNcarol wrote re: Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.
on Sat, Nov 10 2012 9:11 PM

Thanks Nancy.  Adopt you?  Of course!  We are joined in spirit but that doesn't mean I'm going to make you a quilt!  I think that's the last one by request, hint, or pressure.  Too much stress!.

Yes, I did quilt it on my Janome Horizon.

Spudgrandma wrote re: Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.
on Sat, Nov 10 2012 11:16 PM

Beautiful Carol and what a lucky sister.

Carlene Foster wrote re: Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.
on Sun, Nov 11 2012 8:45 AM

Very nice.  I love the quilting details.  I think I have seen this quilt on paper, but never actually seen one done up.  I like it.  And I am certain your sister cherishes it.

Barbara wrote re: Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.
on Sun, Nov 11 2012 6:43 PM

This is a beautiful quilt ,I love the quilting.so pretty .You really did an amazing job on this quilt. I may have to go look this one up for myself.  

Barbara wrote re: Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.
on Sun, Nov 11 2012 6:45 PM

This is a beautiful quilt ,I love the quilting.so pretty .You really did an amazing job on this quilt. I may have to go look this one up for myself.  

Lindsey wrote re: Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.
on Mon, Nov 12 2012 11:57 AM

This is so pretty! Did you use HST? I'm planning on making an Ocean Waves quilt and have yet to convince myself that I can make it using 2.5" strips, lol!

Glad your Sister appreciates it. I spent over £250 on fabric and 100 hours stitching a quilt top for my Sister's 40th birthday but she didn't like it, so I brought it home and it's sat in my cupboard for 9 years!

funkygranny wrote re: Hearts Afloat Quilt made for my sister Joy.
on Thu, Nov 15 2012 6:47 PM

What a beautiful professional quilt. As always with me I decided I wanted to make my sister a quilt( at that time I didn't really know too much about quilting) but i started and made her a picture quilt sort of a family history one with grandparents and great grandparents picture. This was before the computer pictures became popular so I used a transfer medium from colored copies of the pictures. It is by far not perfect---but what a feeling doing this for my sister that means so much to me.

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