Monday, January 12, 2015

Scrappy Hearts - Building Blocks

I had been hoping to have the "Field of Hearts" top finished for today, but I'm not quite that far along.  However, I did finish making all 110 hearts of varying colors and have started making them into blocks!

Since scrappy quilting isn't my forte and I wanted to do all these fabrics justice, I used a random sequence generator to distribute the hearts.  It was a quicker and easier process than trying to do "random" on my own (don't laugh!), which was just what I needed.  It's working out nicely, I think!

The first four blocks, at night.

I also acquired and pre-washed a very pretty purple batik fabric for the back.  I didn't have anything in my stash that worked well.  Apparently my stash could use a purple infusion!

Backing fabric with a pile of hearts coming through the machine!


  1. Your blocks look lovely! Thanks for linking up at MOP Monday!! :)

  2. I love that your random is following something randomized for you. Sounds like something I would do.

  3. I hear you on the random. That's not my forte either ... it looks like the random sequence generator is working just fine for you. ;-)

  4. Oh, nothing wrong with getting help on "random" - mine always ends up looking to carefully planned out. :)

  5. I don't think it matters how you get there - whatever works for you - but those blocks look great. Isn't it funny how we can have piles of stash and still be missing a whole colour (mine is yellow).

  6. 110 hearts! Wow, that is a lot! I share your "randomicity-challengedness" (new hyphenated word I just made up) but I think I would struggle with organizing that many. But I am confused. 110 is not divisible by 4... Did you make spare hearts? The quilt is going to look terrific.