Saturday, June 3, 2017

big hearted quilt

It's a good time for a big hearted quilt. That's what this one is. It's big, approximately 96" square, and it's covered with hearts...128 of them, to be exact.

All the hearts are appliqued using a zig-zag stitch. Each one also has a line of hand quilting around the edge. The heart blocks alternate with Nine-Patch blocks, and the Nine-Patches cleverly combine solids and prints.

The maker, or makers evidently had a wonderful sense of humor based on some of the fabrics chosen.  When I saw the Christmas holly and candy cane fabric, I thought of Andrea Balosky who famously used the craziest fabrics she could find.

The quilt came from an eBay seller in Buckeye, Arizona and it is another gem from the 1970s. I could stare at this quilt for a long time. What a nice thing to say about an object covered with hearts!


  1. cool... so it's a vintage quilt? What fun.

  2. What a terrific find! "Big Hearted Quilt" - is's the perfect name.