Monday, December 29, 2014

Scrappy Hearts Origin Story

I started something new over the holidays.  There is a young lady in my family who can use all the love and good wishes she can get right now.  To me that means she needs a quilt, ASAP!

I chose Cindy Carter's scrappy four patch hearts pattern before I even got back to my sewing room.  What better way to send health and happiness than with a quilt full of hearts?

Her favorite colors are blue and purple so I started pulling those fabrics from my stash the moment I got home.  There was a little of this and a little of that, but I managed to find nine dark blues that went together well.  I was shy on purple, so I still had to visit the fabric store. (Oh calamity!) 

I thought the quilt would be scrappy enough with all of the blues chosen for the hearts, so the plan was to find a single purple for the background.  My selection of blues had other ideas...

And now the fabric is washed, pressed, and ready to cut.  So off I go!

Linking up with Let's Bee Social.


  1. I'm sure a quilt is just what your family member could use. I can't wait to see your pretty fabric come together ... I'm sure it'll be gorgeous.

  2. Love that pile of blues! Hugs to your relative and happy new year to you!

  3. Good luck to you and her. The fabrics look lovely.

  4. Such a gorgeous finish to end the year.... Starting a new project! Looking forward to seeing what is to come in 2015! Happy New Year!

  5. A beautiful fabric pull to give some quilty love. I am sure it will give comfort and be appreciated.