Finally! My heart string quilt top has been quilted, bound, embroidered, washed, photographed, and shipped. Whew!
I made this quilt as a wedding gift for a friend. I used this great tutorial from Film in the Fridge to learn how to make string blocks, then made them in two different sizes - 10" and 5.25" - to create vaguely heart shaped blocks. I wanted hearts but I didn't want them to be obvious. I think it kinda worked. [For a few closer shots check out the quilt top post linked above.]
The colors started off as blues, greens and yellows, but I found myself continually wanting to add in a few reds, so eventually I caved.
The back is the same cocoa color as the heart lines with a little band of fabrics sampled from the front. I just love the typewriter.
And since it was for a wedding, I embroidered the bride and groom's names and wedding date on the back.
Hopefully it will be well loved for many years. Congrats Anna and Kendall!