Thursday, July 16, 2015

Heart's Content

....that is the new name for the 

"She Loves You" quilt.


I loved piecing and quilting this quilt 

so I think the name fits!

It also goes with my new outlook 

for a stress free life!

From the Jen Kingwell book "Quilt Lovely",


I made twelve different coloured blocks, 

rather than the scrappy ones in the book.


I knew all along that I would hand quilt it.

I chose a white Gutermann quilting thread for most 
of it- 

two lines around each coloured heart and in the sashing....

A soft piece of Liberty, I think, for the back
with some black Aurifil #12 for the 

contrasting block, with just one row.


As its not a large quilt at 25" x 33.5",

I completed most of it while I was away.


And finished the binding earlier in the week.


The gloomy weather has prevented any earlier photo shoots!


So some simple photos of a simply 'lovely' quilt will suffice!

Thanks Jen for a great pattern!

I'll be back soon with the 3rd in the

 'hat trick' of Jen's patterns.

Happy sewing!

SUZ

22 comments:

  1. looks great.......nice colourful hearts.........

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  2. Gorgeous, and definitely worth the effort of hand quilting. Is that a pretty Liberty on the back? Whatever it is, it is lovely.

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  3. I love your interpretation (not that I've seen the original). A stress free life sounds a fabulous aim.

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  4. This is a beautiful finish, the hand quilting is perfect for it. I love the hearts.

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  5. Very very sweet! And I love the addition of the hand-quilting!

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  6. Another wonderful finish. I like your decision to make the hearts in a single color. It gives it a fresh look and reminds me of a box of crayons. Great job!

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  7. A nice slow stitching holiday, good idea to make the hearts single colourways, they stand out better.

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  8. This is beautiful - love how you've made it scrappy.

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  9. It is a lovely quilt. The different ways to use the log cabin block seem endless. I do like each heart being a different colour. And your hand quilting always adds interest to the look of the blocks.
    Great finish.

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  10. I think it is a great job from the color planning, to the arrangement, to the quilting and finishing. I sure do understand about uncooperative weather for photo finishes.

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  11. very very sweet! great mix of fabrics.

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  12. Beautiful! I love the way you have the rainbow, but also how that lovely gray block snuck in there too. Such a sweet masterpiece. Of course, you hand quilted it--you are so good at that, and I love the binding, too. Congrats on another wonderful finish!

    Elizabeth

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  13. Your scrappy hearts are beautiful and the hand quilting just finishes them off perfectly.

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  14. What a wonderful quilt and I really, really love the handquilting! Gorgeous finish!

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  15. What a fabulous little quilt.

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  16. Looks gorgeous - I might have to make one of these hearts for my scrappy sampler quilt.

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  17. Found you!!!
    Love your hearts and the hand quilting adds so much extra!

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  18. You know how I feel about this quilt of yours Susan!!! So lovely to see it finished. The hand quilting is just so perfect for this project too. Yay for a gorgeous finish!!

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  19. I love the name Hearts Content and the notion of it being your new outlook on life. Contentment goes a long way toward being stress free and in the moment rather than wanting/needed something else all the time. There was a time when my prayer life really centered on the concept of gratitude and in that I found contentment. Need to get back to that place myself. This was a good reminder.

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  20. So so pretty! Now I have the Beatles song stuck in my head:). I like that you hand quilted it. Makes it even more special. The bottom reverse block adds a modern feel. I just love it!!!!

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