It seems like everything is having a heart theme this week. It was the theme for #OurProject52 this week, and for this week’s Project Quilting Challenge. It kind of stressed me out because I don’t usually do hearts- they seem so childish to me. I’m much more likely to decorate with anatomical hearts than real ones- but the challenge required 12 hearts and I didn’t want to make 12 anatomical hearts, so it took me a while to come up with a concept for my quilt.
I’m really happy with how it came out though. The concept for this quilt is a child’s drawing and I think it will make a fun baby quilt for my next friend that has a little girl. My title for the quilt is based on a quote by Terry Pratchett.
There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.
So I present to you “When Not to Let Go.” It finishes at about 32×44 inches, and uses only fabrics from my stash. I used yellow gingham for the background on the front, backing, and binding, and fat quarter and smaller scraps for the heart balloons. The balloons and the girl are all created as raw edge applique, added to the background fabric during quilting. Each piece is outlined multiple times to give the impression of a child’s drawing.
Sharing over at: Thank God It's Finished Friday at The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts, Project Quilting at Persimon Dreams, Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet Up at Lily's Quilts