Thursday, January 28, 2010

'red hearts'

Sometimes I wonder why I let quilt tops hang in the closet for so long. I start to feel like I don't like them any longer, and then I finish them and they come to life.

I ripped out the quilting that I started with...it was a bad choice. I love how the scalloped quilting echoes the shape of the top of the hearts. It gives the quilt a vintage feel. It's not really modern, not really my aesthetic and I don't really like hearts, but for some reason I love this quilt. Go figure.

You can see the full quilt better here and its companion. Oh, and by the way, you can see how Em used my tutorial to make some more cute hearty things.

39 comments:

Sherry said...

I love it. Vintage looking but not busy. The back is wonderful too - I would be proud to display that one. :)

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great. I really like the quilting. Its funny how quilts grow on you and what you learn from each one whether its intentionally tring a new technique or not.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

It looks cozy and comfy! I love the way you did the scallop quilting :)

Vicki said...

Very pretty! I have been mulling over doing a heart thing... we'll see if I have time. :)

Leah said...

Beautiful quilt.

I've used the tutorial a couple of times and the results are always great.

Many thanks x

Jackie said...

It turned out just beautifully! The quilting really makes this quilt.

elle said...

Jacqui, this smooches along very smoothly! Nice.

MichelleB said...

It is truly lovely and very vintage feeling. How did quilt those beautiful scallops? They are inspired.

allsewnup said...

I "heart" this ;)

Carolyn

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh that is cute!

Jessica said...

I am not usually much of a heart person either, but what makes this quilt successful for me is that the red solid is so prominent--keeps the hearts from being saccharine. Also, I really like how you added in a couple of prints with colors other than red/pink/white--this also makes the quilt more sophisticated than if you had not.

I also love the quilting, and wonder (like Michelle B) how you did it so precisely!

Rene' said...

I love your quilt. I have a thing for hearts. I had printed your tutorial a while back..now I definitely need to pull it out and get to work!

SandyQuilts said...

Beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Quilt Rat said...

FABULOUS! When it works, it works!

Relish said...

I just LOVE red and this is gorgeous. I don't normally like hearts but somehow this really appeals to me... Our 5th wedding anniversary is coming up and this gives me plenty of inspiration to get into some heart making! (And thanks for the tutorial, it's a very generous gift).

Sweet Baby Jamie said...

Well I love hearts, and I lOVe this quilt!! So pretty. I'm going to check out your other heart stuff!

Lara said...

Truly beautiful! And just in time for Valentines Day!

Lurline said...

Oh, yes - just beautiful!
Hugs - Lurline♥

MightyMom said...

oo I love it love it love it!!!

really really love it

really.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

How wonderful! You can't beat red and white together...especially as hearts!

Stephanie said...

Well I see vintage/modern lovliness. I love hearts. Another beauty.

jenn said...

I just love this! SO perfect for this time of year. I really love your quilitng!!

Suzanne said...

Wow! You are a genius to figure out how to make hearts like that. It's very tempting to consider making a big heart quilt for Valentine's day. However, I'm still struggling with getting the momentum going again after the Joy Challenge ended so I better just bookmark this idea for another time.

The scallops really do make the heart quilt!

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for the plug. Very nice of you. Love your quilt. How could I not. I love these hearts!

That Girl said...

I love your quilt! I do the same thing... I neglect a top and then I finally quilt it and love it. :)

Jennifer :)

PS The scalloped quilting is just beautiful!

Anina said...

You're a busy girl, that's why tops take a while to become quilts. But when they do, they're stunning!

KateKwiltz said...

It's a sweet, sweet quilt. I like how the quilting makes the hearts look even rounder! Nice effect!

Rebekah said...

the scalloped quilting is gorgeous! Beautiful job! I'm hoping to finally get a start on my three basted quilts that are ready for quilting this weekend

Cheryl Arkison said...

It's good to like something out of your typical style, it opens yourself up.

Sonnja said...

Your quilt is lovely!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn

Gail :) said...

Oh I definitely think you chose the right quilting! Looks so sweet!
I LOVE the chairs you chose for your dining table! AMAZING!

Fiesta said...

Jackie it is beautiful.

amandajean said...

the quilting is perfect for that quilt! nice work!

audreypawdrey said...

I love it! The quilting is so beautiful, and even though I am not a big hearts person, I do love this quilt.

Sarah Mac said...

Please don't keep your scallop quilting method a secret! It's fabulous!

Denise said...

How did you quilt that so perfectly? With a walking foot? What settings plz! Thanks!

Rae Ann said...

So love your quilt. Beautiful!

antique furniture said...

WOW! perfect for valentine!

strapless wedding dresses said...

Wish I have the same lovely comforter!