Thursday, January 27, 2011

Heart Quilt Top

Valentine heart quilt by Jeanne Selep Imaging
Heart Quilt Top

Hearts are one of my favorite shapes.  (Do you have a favorite shape?)  I made my heart quilt top several years ago.  This quilt top was mostly playing with color and fabrics that I love but wouldn't usually decorate with or wear.  The hearts are 'fabric fused' on, not appliqued.  I appliqued one block and decided - no way, I will never finish this project if I try to applique on all the hearts.  I framed the finished top (so that I didn't have to quilt and bind the top), and I hang it on the wall around this time of year (Valentines Day).  The quilt dimensions are 20 inches by 28 inches.  

Valentine heart quilt by Jeanne Selep Imaging
My Heart Quilt Top
Before I had children, I used to get quilt magazines, go to quilt shows, and actually occasionally piece and quilt.  I started far more quilts then I have finished, and some have become UFO's - UnFinished Objects that I have no desire to finish, and yet do not want to toss.  Many of my UFO's got bogged down at the quilt and bind stage of the process.  After I had children, I decided to try smaller projects, and now I have four beautiful wall quilt tops that I love but dread quilting and binding. This heart quilt is the one I will share today.

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I am linking up to these memes:
French Cupboard for Handmade Valentine (I was entry 25 of 32).
Holiday Haven for Valentines Party (Entry 26 of 66+)
Common Gnd for Vintage Inspiration Fri 22 (Entry 30 of 99).
Romantic Home for Show and Tell (Entry 3 of 268).
French Country for Feather Nest Fri 19 (Entry 38 of 134).
Hills are Living for Favorite Things Friday (Entry 31 of 141).
Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday 27 (Entry 282 of 353)
Laurie for Favorite Things Sat (Entry 6 of 38).
Lovely Home for Lovely Crafty Weekend (Entry 28 of 49).
Sassysites for Free for All Friday (Entry 213 of 266)

Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up (Entry 162 of 630)  
Boogie Board Cottage for Masterpiece Mon 5 (Entry 16 of 60)
DIY Showoff for DIY Project Parade 30 (Entry 71 of 281)
Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Mon 106 (Entry 90 of 327)
Mad in Crafts for Mad Skills 39 (Entry 4 of 158)
All Things for All Things Inspired 12 (Entry 38 of 41).
Today's Creative for Get Your Craft On Tues 40 (Entry 98 of 402)
All Thingz Related for Anything Related 34 (Entry 53 of 117)
Uncommon Slice for Tuesdays Treasures (Entry 37 of 53)
The Thrifty Home for Penny Pinching Party 71 (Entry 22) 
Trendy Treehouse for Creative Share Blog Hop (Entry 50 of 220.)
Sew Much Ado for We Did It Wed (Entry 83 of 321.)
My Backyard Eden for Make It Yours No. 52 (Entry 70 of 224.)
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Fri 2 (Entry 32 of 83.)


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a sweet quilt top! I like the colors you picked and how you put them together!

pogonip said...

I love heart quilts! Or maybe that's I <3 love quilts?

allisamazing said...

What a cute quilt top. Thanks for sharing :) ~Alana~

Lisa said...

Gorgeous work! It's beautiful!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your heart quilt top, that paisley heart caught my eye right away! I've made patchwork, don't think I'd have the patience for the quilting part:@)

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Your heart quilt is just wonderful!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Cute quilt top. What's fabric fusing?

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is gorgeous! I love working with the different fabrics, but actually quilting it?...not so much! So you did what I'd do and frame it. It's amazing!! especially this time of year.
Thanks for linking up with VIF!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This is such a pretty quilt! I love the warm, sweet colors- its just beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Jen said...

I love hearts and quilts! :) Following from Tater Tots and Jello ...didn't post anything, because there was sooo much already. Hope you come by to say hi.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I think framing it is a great idea! I love the fabrics you used - it is the perfect V'tine decoration. I'm so glad you linked it to Favorite Things, and I hope when I host the Valentine Party in a couple of weeks, you'll again link this perfect quilt top. laurie

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Sooooo pretty! I always admire quilters- I'm certain I don't have the skill. Thanks so much for sharing at my linky party :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks so lovely. I look forward to you stopping by at My Dream Canvas:-)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I have done the same thing. I have about 5 pieced tops stored away that I never finished. I love the piecing part it is the putting it together part that bothers me. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece. ~~Sherry~~

Misty said...

I love this quilt top. You did a wonderful job!

I'm a new follower from the Sassy Sites Blog Hop! I would love a follow back :) It would be awesome if you could also follow me on Networked Blogs & Facebook too! You could also stumble my blog if you like :-)

Thanks, Misty

xinex said...

Oh what a beautiful piece.! Quilting is something I don't think I will ever learn how to do. It looks very hard. I'll go look at your other post now. I love dishaholics, lol....Christine

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is amazing!!! you are so talented- i have made 2 quilts and it was a lot harder than i imagined.

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Your quilt is so pretty! Thank you for linking it up to Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week! Mary :O)

g.suzie said...

Darling quilt. . .someone will
'feel the love' with that work
of art!
Good job,

linda t said...

Oh my gosh, I just read every single post from your Grand Canyon rafting trip!! Amazing! My husband & I hiked down the Grand Canyon a few years ago and stayed at Phanom Ranch for 2 nights before hiking back out. Truly one of the most thrilling experiences of my life.
I am originally from Wisconsin. Grew up on a dairy farm 40 miles south of Eau Claire off I94. We drive back every year. What part of WI do you live?
AND I too have a daughter named Miranda!!

Nancy said...


Amanda said...

You've made such a lovely quilt, thank you for sharing! I've recently finished my first quilt, very addictive, want to make many more!

Amanda said...

I love it! Please come link it up to my blanket party! We lost our baby in August and I am working on a blanket drive for project linus in his name. Each Monday I have blanket tutorials and the last Monday of the month we are having a blanket party! :) Plus, I have a great sponsor who is giving away a HUGE prize to one of the links! Hope to see you soon!

P.S. Feel free to link it up to both the blanket party and the Blogger of the month party (more prizes given away to one of the links there too!)


Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

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Sue said...

I love hearts too:) Your quilt is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Hearts are a favorite shape for me too. And also like you, I've lots of unfinished needlepoint projects patiently waiting. I don't have children ~ so no excuse for me. LOL
I'm working my way through the baskets of projects though and proud to say I'm making good progress.
Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh how beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

Happy Valentine's Day!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm so glad you linked this wonderful quilt to the Valentine's Party. It's the perfect addition to the party. laurie

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

This is beautiful! Love all the patterns together. You are quite talented.

Thanks for linking it to The Valentines Party!

By the Bluegrass said...

This is just lovely! job well done.

freckled laundry said...

Beautiful. I happen to be fond of hearts, too. Thanks so much for sharing with Air Your Laundry Friday. That's quite a list of memes that you shared this pretty lil' quilt top with. :)