Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Scrappy Hearts Update

scrappy hearts quilt top

Over the last 2 days, I frogged the upside row and finished stitching the scrappy heart blocks together. I trimmed the edges so everything is nice and straight. The setting triangles were cut oversized, so the blocks float and there will be ½ inch between the corners of the heart blocks and the first border.

scrappy hearts qult closeup

Here's a closeup of some of the blocks so that you can see the fabrics better. Now I need to decide exactly how to do the border. I have strips of several of the heart fabrics and lots of black. I think I was originally thinking of sewing the strips end to end to create a narrow border of the various colors and then a wide black border on the outside. I need to see just how long those strips are. I also have several heart blocks left, which creates more possibilities.


  1. These look terrific! I've never set anything on point before, but this looks like a good place to start!

  2. very nice, Susan! Good contrast with the blacks too.

    We use a red heart on white for our memorial quilts which are then donated for the children's donation quilts efforts (wrap them in love. org)

    Your block looks easier though--less pieces perhaps.