Sunday, June 28, 2015

Happy Hearts

40 x 56
Happy Hearts

This will be donated to either Quilts Beyond Borders or Wrap a Smile. 

Years ago I used to participate in a Happy Block swap every month.  Each participant would send out 6 Happy Block centers (either 4.5 or 6.5) to each participant who would border 5 of them with 2.5 inch strips and keep one center.  Then the bordered blocks were all sent back to the originator.    It was a great use of scraps and you would then get a variety of  bordered blocks back to put into a quilt.  I quit signing up for the swap when some people failed to meet their commitments to return blocks to the owner.  

At any rate...I have a huge box of Happy Blocks (my Happy Place) waiting to be made into donation quilts. 

I found almost enough heart themed blocks for this one, made a few more and before you know it a quilt was born. 

I quilted it simply with five petaled flowers and loops and swirls. 

I'm not used to making machine binding but it is suggested by several places I donate quilts that the binding be machine stitched. I have found my machine's buttonhole stitch does about the best job. 

This was my goal #11 for the Q2 Finish Along      with Adrianne at On the Windy Side. (link also on the sidebar). 

At the end of the month I will link up to Julie's Binding Blitz.  


gayle said...

That's a real sweetheart of a quilt! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
Those happy hearts are going to make someone really happy. Love it!

Julierose said...

Very nice quilt finish...loppies are nice on it hugs, Julierose

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely finish! I must try machine binding sometime, it looks lovely on your quilt, and would be quite durable too.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That looks like it will be a fun quilt for a little one somewhere to cuddle in and have fun looking at! It definitely has a happy feel to it!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This happy quilt will certainly put a smile on someone's face. Thanks for sharing this with Oh Scrap!

Barb N said...

What a fun quilt! Whoever receives it will certainly love it. Fun, fun!

Archie the wonder dog said...

A lovely finish for a great cause!

*Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*