I've started piecing this quilt little over three months ago and I am happy to say its at last finished. I don't think I've ever made a quilt with such care and attention to detail as this one.
This is the first quilt I've made for a customer, and even though its a paying job its still a labour of love. I have enjoyed every moment in making this quilt and by far I am most proud of this one.
This quilt's name is 'True Love', not only does the hearts symbolize love, but it also is a reminder of the love felt, even from the first moment when she learnt she was pregnant. For this Mom to be, she is so overwhelmed with love and emotion for her unborn baby, due in September, that I think this quilt be a beautiful reminder of how she felt even before she is born.
'Louise, I hope you 'love' this quilt, just as much I loved making it. May you have a beautiful, healthy, strong and happy baby. She is going to be the luckiest baby girl, having a Mom like you, and may all your hopes and dreams for her come true... God bless '
For this quilt I used Willow Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake and main green yardage of the same range for the backing.
Piecing and quilting was done on my Bernina.
For the free motion quilting I used Colourful Embroidery Thread no C1181, I've quilted, stippling, swirls, feathers, connected circles and pebbles.
The finished quilt measures 65 x 77 inches (165cm x 195cm)
Here are some tutorials for creating the two sided hearts, padded hearts using batting and how I hand baste my quilts. I've also included a link to a video showing you how I've quilted the circles inside the sashing. Just click on the images below to direct you to that blog post.
Pattern used for this quilt is in a local magazine 'Craftwise' issue 83 Jan/Feb 2012 called Meadow Friends.
For all other blog posts on this quilt click HERE.