We celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Marble Falls Quilt Club today. One of the things the members were asked to do was participate in a challenge that included a heart motif. The project could be a quilt or clothing item and the heart could be incorporated any way we chose. There were some extremely nice entries and I was unprepared when they announced my Heart and Home quilt had won second prize. One of the bees had made really cute heart ribbons and my prize included a gift certificate to a local quilt shop!
This project had languished in my stash of unfinished projects for well over a year. The challenge gave me the motivation I needed to finish it. It was a pattern published by Design Originals called “Heart and Home.” I used a jelly roll from the Madeira Collection by Blackbird Designs for Moda. This was the first time I had attempted hand appliqué and free motion feathers in my quilting.
After the meeting, I joined some quilting friends for lunch – just about the nicest day I could have imagined!