Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heart in Hand Quilt – WIP

This quilt won’t be done in time for Valentine’s Day as I just started it yesterday. It is inspired by this scarf featured on Street Anatomy. I cropped a screen shot, brushed in the heart (suggested by the arterial formation), and then printed it out on a sheet of Colorfast fabric.

There is a long tradition of heart in hand quilt blocks. When searching for the meaning of the symbolism I found several – charity, friendship, compassion.

These photos were taken after I finished the piecing and basting of the quilt. I now have to do the quilting. It will be approx 18 in X 23 in when finished.

Here is a close up of the center which is approx 5 in X 11 in.

3 comments:

Gizabeth Shyder said...

This is amazing.

Maryjonono said...

This is so original. I love the way you think about and design your quilts. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

I knew I would find something inspiring and interesting when I Googled Heart in Hand! My granddaughter gave birth to a baby son three months ago, and - instead of playing games at her shower - we each drew an outline of our hand with a heart in the middle on a square of muslin. I am just finishing up the quilt which is wonderful with heartfelt messages from each of us, and each hand as unique as it's owner.