More hearts

I finished quilting my 2nd Purple Project quilt this morning and was using the extra batting and backing for practice. I started just echoing some hearts and I LOVE this. It wasn’t even something I’d seen somewhere and practiced drawing for HOURS which is what I usually have to do. Isn’t it CUTE? Now hopefully I can find a top to use it on!

As I was getting the quilt set up this morning I had to pull out a new roll of batting. I almost had a heart attack until I realized this huge black streak was on the plastic NOT on my batting!

25 thoughts on “More hearts

  1. Beth

    oh I LOVE them! Do you mind if I try them myself? I am trying to get the rusties out of my quilting. My panto quilting is just NASTY.

  2. Vicki W

    I think you have just designed a new panto – or started your own buul of free-hand quilting designs! It’s really nice.

  3. Laurie Ann

    Wow, those hearts are just fantastic. In fact, you have many wonderful quilting designs!!

    Makes me want to get into my quilting room, but I can’t until the girls leave. I love them, but I am getting antsy to sew!!

  4. joyce

    Love the hearts! I am practising FM quilting on my regular machine and I may just have to give them a try.

  5. keryn

    Beautiful free-hand hearts, and the spacing is just prefect. What a nice overall design; you’d better name it Mary’s hearts quicksmart….

  6. Kairle

    Those echoing hearts sure look sweet. Great job! Boy…sure glad the black streak was on the bag and NOT the batting!

  7. Tanya

    What a fantastic quilting pattern! I know machine quilting take practice and “doodling” time but I doubt very much I could ever do something so wonderful. I’m saving your picture just so that I can look at it and dream!

  8. Tazzie

    Ohhh Mary, the quilting is just wonderful! I love it! I predict there will be a lot of us working up hearts soon!
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    🙂

  9. Julia

    Wow, you are soooo good!! I love the hearts!!! I think you should do it on the heart string blocks you are making.

  10. Darlene

    Wow, those hearts are fabulous, Mary!

    I would have panicked, too if I’d seen that blue streak. Thank goodness it was just on the plastic wrapper. Whew!

  11. Lynn Dougalss

    Yup, me too! Those hearts are way cute! Seeing that black streak would have given me a heart attack! ACK!

  12. Lazy Gal Tonya

    It’s wonderful. I love the hearts and how they dance across the fabric. gorgeous. what do you do with your practice pieces? I bet you could make something interesting out of this like a tote bag or gift bag.

  13. Helen in the UK

    Thank goodness that black was only on the plastic! Love the hearts design – so pretty 🙂

  14. Evelyn aka Starfishy

    Beautiful heart quilting! I do love the red binding – I often use a contrasting binding from the border – but something that matches the quilt. And – I can NOT believe that you hand sew your bindings down to the back?! I like to sew my bindings on the back and then sew down on the front – I just don’t have the patience you have, I guess – I want the quilt DONE as fast as my machine can manage at that point!

    Cheers!

    Evelyn

  15. Joanne

    Your hearts are fabulous! I echo Norma — we’ll need to call these Mary’s hearts! All the pantos and heart meanders I’ve seen are mostly ugly hearts — skinny with not much definition — yours are beautiful, fat hearts — I love them. I just pieced a baby quilt they would look great on. I’ll have to practice my own version.

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