Thursday, August 23, 2007

More hearts

I finished quilting my 2nd Purple Project quilt this morning and was using the extra batting and backing for practice. I started just echoing some hearts and I LOVE this. It wasn't even something I'd seen somewhere and practiced drawing for HOURS which is what I usually have to do. Isn't it CUTE? Now hopefully I can find a top to use it on!

As I was getting the quilt set up this morning I had to pull out a new roll of batting. I almost had a heart attack until I realized this huge black streak was on the plastic NOT on my batting!

25 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

I think those hearts will work on any "heart"strings quilt...

Beth said...

oh I LOVE them! Do you mind if I try them myself? I am trying to get the rusties out of my quilting. My panto quilting is just NASTY.

Vicki W said...

I think you have just designed a new panto - or started your own buul of free-hand quilting designs! It's really nice.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, those hearts are just fantastic. In fact, you have many wonderful quilting designs!!

Makes me want to get into my quilting room, but I can't until the girls leave. I love them, but I am getting antsy to sew!!

joyce said...

Love the hearts! I am practising FM quilting on my regular machine and I may just have to give them a try.

keryn said...

Beautiful free-hand hearts, and the spacing is just prefect. What a nice overall design; you'd better name it Mary's hearts quicksmart....

Kairle said...

Those echoing hearts sure look sweet. Great job! Boy...sure glad the black streak was on the bag and NOT the batting!

Sheila said...

Those look awesome, Mary. I might have to try that on the ol' home machine.

Sandy said...

Love the hearts. Oh my the black mark .... whew .. thank goodness it was on the plastic.

Tanya said...

What a fantastic quilting pattern! I know machine quilting take practice and "doodling" time but I doubt very much I could ever do something so wonderful. I'm saving your picture just so that I can look at it and dream!

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Mary, the quilting is just wonderful! I love it! I predict there will be a lot of us working up hearts soon!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Norma said...

We need to call these Mary's Hearts. I love this new meander!

Julia said...

Wow, you are soooo good!! I love the hearts!!! I think you should do it on the heart string blocks you are making.

Darlene said...

Wow, those hearts are fabulous, Mary!

I would have panicked, too if I'd seen that blue streak. Thank goodness it was just on the plastic wrapper. Whew!

Lynn Dougalss said...

Yup, me too! Those hearts are way cute! Seeing that black streak would have given me a heart attack! ACK!

Karol-Ann said...

Wow, love those (Mary's) hearts! Just lovely.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

It's wonderful. I love the hearts and how they dance across the fabric. gorgeous. what do you do with your practice pieces? I bet you could make something interesting out of this like a tote bag or gift bag.

Helen in the UK said...

Thank goodness that black was only on the plastic! Love the hearts design - so pretty :)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Beautiful heart quilting! I do love the red binding - I often use a contrasting binding from the border - but something that matches the quilt. And - I can NOT believe that you hand sew your bindings down to the back?! I like to sew my bindings on the back and then sew down on the front - I just don't have the patience you have, I guess - I want the quilt DONE as fast as my machine can manage at that point!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Suzanne Earley said...

love your hearts!!

Yvonne said...

I love "Mary's Hearts" too....they are awesome!

swooze said...

Wow! I love the hearts. You did a great job.

Joanne said...

Your hearts are fabulous! I echo Norma -- we'll need to call these Mary's hearts! All the pantos and heart meanders I've seen are mostly ugly hearts -- skinny with not much definition -- yours are beautiful, fat hearts -- I love them. I just pieced a baby quilt they would look great on. I'll have to practice my own version.

meggie said...

Love those hearts!!!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Stunning!!! Your heart quilting pattern is wonderful!!!!!