Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NOVA MQG Scrappy Preemie Challenge: Hearts

 Scrappy Preemie Quilt 1: Hearts

Sorry for the bad quality! I had to take this with my phone because my camera battery died last night.

My mini quilt was inspired by this quilt:

Which was inspired by this photo:

Red is never alone

So I take no credit for the idea.

I did change it up a bit by making the hearts bigger, centering the red heart, adding a border, and making the whole quilt bigger.

Since this is a preemie quilt, I couldn't use synthetic fusible material to bond the hearts down to the background so I used a gel glue stick (not recommended by my local quilt shop but it did work for me without gumming up my machine) to lightly tack them down, and then I did either a straight stitch or blanket stitch to secure them. When I quilt it I will go over each heart again. My local quilt shop recommended I use a product specifically designed for machine quilting next time like this one at Heirloom Sewing for Children.

This quilt will be donated to the INOVA Fairfax Children's Hospital after this challenge round ends July 30th. You can read more about the challenge on the NOVA Modern Quilt Guild flickr page.

Happy Quilting!


littlemissmk said...

so sweet. love the hearts.

Sarah Craig said...

That is very very nice! I love your interpretation!!

Lindsay Széchényi said...