Tuesday, May 08, 2007

234 Hearts




Do you remember 2 posts ago I showed you the photos of the Hearts class I took at Retreat? ( Ooey Gooey Hearts by Natalie Murdoch ) Well I have completed the single bed size top!

Now that is fast. Fast for me anyway. I think I know why; partly because I have been able to sit at it for a couple of afternoons and just sew. Secondly ( stop laughing you lot ) it is all done on the machine....unusual for me.....


I don't care for that name for a quilt so I will call mine " Mended Hearts." ( 234 of them! )


Tomorrow DH has an eye appointment in the city so I will go too and get the batting I need to complete this.
There are several firsts here for me...... first quilt I have made so fast. First time I have ever used raw edge in anything....( it will turn the edges into chenille eventually; more quickly if it is washed ). First quilt that I have sewn entirely on the machine ( I intend to quilt it myself on the machine too ) That could be interesting!


Good News. The brix (sugar levels ) on the kiwifruit shot up over the weekend and is way in now. ( over 7% soluble solids ) The man on his quad bike ( the" official," sampler ) came this afternoon and collect 100 fruit sample from all the blocks to do the dry matter test. So things are moving along there. Yippee!

14 comments:

joyce said...

Your hearts look really good.I have never tried raw edge applique either but I saw one at our quilt show that made me want to try. It was orange circles. I think seeing yours may have tipped me over the edge!

anne bebbington said...

Ali - I really like those hearts - I made one and three quarter tops in the circles (bullseyes) last year - one to sandwich the other to complete the borders on - must get back to those I think - but I really like it with hearts - I'm always a sucker for hearts and the blues are lovely

janice said...

oh, lovely, lovely, colour choices! its beautiful. There was one of these in reds (i think) at the Tote & Gloat the other day - its a great design. When you sew the hearts on top of the squares, are you using a 1/4" seam? it looks as if it might be larger than that in your photo and I wondered if that was to give room for the fraying?

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely!
You know I like blue...

Fiona said...

Gorgeous - love the way you've used the yellows just to accentuate the blues here and there.

meggie said...

I really like the look of that quilt top. I have never tried raw edges either, so maybe I will.

Dying to Quilt said...

Hi Ali, Thanks for posting on my blog. If you'd like, I'll send you a copy of my book. I'm asking for reviews of the book for my amazon.com site, and it would be cool to have one from New Zealand!! If you email me at vivrider1@yahoo.com I'll get one into the mail for you.

I love the hearts quilt!! I'll have to take more time later to see how it was made. Just what I need, another project that I can't wait to start on!

I have always wanted to visit New Zealand, it looks so beautiful. Hope to make it there someday.

Sooziii said...

Wow Ali - congratulations on such a great looking quilt top and congratulations on your first machine made top!
Glad the fruits are coming along nicely - Mr Quad Bike will give them the thumbs up soon I hope.

Molly said...

I made something very similar to this a few years ago, except each finished raw edge heart block was cut into quarters and mixed and matched and sewn back together. Lots of fun to do---but one was enough! love those blues of yours...

Shirley Goodwin said...

The quilt looks fabulous, Ali!

KCQuilter said...

Oh, Ali, I love your heart quilt!!! So striking. I enjoy the raw edge quilt-making too--goes so fast!

Bea said...

So bright colours - very beutiful. Thank you for showing! I thought I don´t love hearts in a quilt but now I have to change minds!

The Calico Cat said...

Nice quilt!

Rose Marie said...

This top is awesome! Love the pattern and the colours.

Enjoyed your post about the kiwi picking.