I am so thrilled to finish this quilt that I can hardly stand it! Truth be told, this has been over two years in the making. It's been one of those projects that I've started and stopped a million times and always had something else take precedence over it. One of my new years resolutions was to finish THIS quilt... WAHOO! Goal accomplished!
Other than a quick quilt made for my son, this is the first quilt that I have EVER made to keep for myself! I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I LOVE IT!! The greatest thing about this quilt is that it has material on it from all over the world, literally. I know for certain that there is material from Cozumel, Mexico (I bought while on vacation), Egypt (my best buddy's husband brought home from a business trip for his wife and I), Annapolis MD, Laurel MD, and West Jordan UT. Also, the very first "real" quilt that I ever made was for my Best Friend, Jamie, as a wedding gift. There are a handful of scraps from her wedding quilt in here too! It has lots of fun memories, truly a quilt to treasure.
Quilting this specific quilt was a blast! I tried some new things and LOVED the outcome. All the light colored material was stippled. On the hearts I did a fun curly-q stitch (I think you can kind of see it on the last picture). The small plaid border had a loopy stitch, and then on the large red border I quilted the word 'love' over and over. SO MUCH FUN!
For anyone who may be interested the pattern I used is called... Ragged Hearts by Homespun Quilts (Designed by Anna Laura Reidt. Code HQ 105 (I borrowed it from my awesome sister-in-law)
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