Sunday, May 3, 2020

Hearts At Home Top

 Happy Sunday! I just finished sewing these blocks together and rushed outside to get a picture. This design is Hearts At Home by Chelsi Stratton. I made five extra blocks to make it longer. Right now it measures about 68 x 82 inches--a good size for twin bed. This is a charity quilt being gifted to an 11 year old girl in foster care. She is described as a girly girl who likes pink, red, and gray. I dug into my scrap bins and used some Bonnie & Camille strips as well as other blenders. 
I am using one of the extra blocks as label and it will be pieced into the backing to make it plenty long enough for the longarm. I plan on embroidering the label in red this evening for Slow Sunday Stitching https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/2020/05/slow-sunday-stitching.html

I ordered a Bonnie & Camille pink with red flowers for the backing this morning. I am going to set the label block in a red strip and I am thinking red binding. The pattern does not show an outer border and think a bright red binding will be a nice frame. Rachel is planning on quilting it with flowers, so I am sure it will be stunning. I can't wait for the backing to arrive!

If you are interested in making a twin sized quilt for a foster child, check out @quiltforachild on Instagram. It feels good to do charitable sewing during this time. Have a great week!

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely quilt for this little girl. I make quilts for Colorado State University's Fostering Success program. At graduation, these young people get to choose a handmade quilt for their home as they step into a new phase of life. The stories about their excitement at receiving this marker of their achievement at the school are heartwarming.

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  2. Very pretty. She will love it!

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  3. Awwwww! How sweet of you! This quilt will surely be cherished by this young lady! I saw it over at Kathy's Quilts and just had to see who made this cute quilt! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Such a lovely quilt top, and it's going to be loved, I'm sure. I make the occasional quilt for kids in foster care too

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  5. Very sweet design, and I'm sure your foster girl will love it. I know what you mean, I've been doing a ton of charity sewing during this time.

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  6. Quite a beautiful finish Tanya. It is beautiful that you were able to transfer your love of teaching children to sewing for children. It is so kind of you since foster kids usually don’t have many of their own possessions .

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  7. Very, very pretty!!! Lovely gift, lovingly made. The colors are so pleasing together. I was looking at that pattern and will have to get it.

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  8. It's a beautiful quilt, made by an angel!

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  9. That is so wonderful of you! It's a gorgeous quilt for a girl and she will treasure it I'm sure! Great idea to piece the label into the backing.

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