Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Hearts for Natasja

After reading Lily's blog I will share with you my first bedsize quilt ! I made it years ago for my eldest daughter . At that time I was a member of a fabric club. Every two months we got samples from about 4 inches.. And because it was all new for me it was a treat to get them. From the reds I made this heart quilt ! The border was not choosen by color, but by sale :-) . For a beginning family with 4 young children every fabric was expensive and I was satisfied by this pink sale fabric . I crosshatched it. And at that time I fell in love with doing all the stitches. The quilt is completely made by hand. Natasja use it every day :-)


ps. Lily, I needleturn these hearts also :c)


Beth said...

That's a very cute quilt Lucy. Love all the different reds. I have a pattern similar to that where the hearts are all done in 30's repro fabric that I'm thinking of doing one of these days.

anne bebbington said...

Hearts are my very favourite Lucy - lovely quilt - I love the way the hearts fade towards the bottom

Samantha said...

What a lovely gift for your daughter- I hope she has loved it!

an_drea said...

Wow! These hearts are great!
I would like to learn to quilt, but, first I must learn to sew, so... It'll take a loong time hehe.

Congratulations for your great jobs. I'll read your new blog entries.

See you!

YankeeQuilter said...

Your crosshatching even shows in the photo...good job!

Finn said...

Lucy the heart quilt is just beautiful ! And how sweet it is for your first child..that is sooo special..*S*

I can't even imagine what it is like to have a love of fabric for making quilts, and to have it be soooo expensive. I think you do a wonderful job..*VBS* But then, I love all the tiny bits myself..LOL

Patty said...

Hi Lucy,
Your quilting is so nice, your stitches look perfect.
Hope your dad is doing well, I continue to pray for him.

By the way, my hands are very soft these days, thanks to some very nice hand cream.

Lois R. said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the pink border with the red hearts. The quilting looks fabulous!

(Also, it is a nice treat to see another small bit of your garden!)

Tonya R said...

The quilt is beautiful. You did such a great job on it. Wonderful quilting.

ForestJane said...

It's beautiful!

The quilting shows up very well - and I love the way you arranged the colors so the lighter hearts are in one corner. ;)

The Calico Cat said...

Love that heart quilt! (& the embroidery sampler.)

Hanne said...

Lovely heart quilt and lovely embroidery sampler. I guess a lot of quilters started with doing embroidery. I did too :-)
I think the pink border on your heart quilt gives it a vintage look - I like it !

Dawn said...

Oh cross hatching is always my favorite oh a quilt like this. Its simple, but beautiful! Your quilt is wonderful - well I guess I should say Natasja's quilt!!!!

ANA said...

lovely heart quilt Lucy!