Weekly Finish...Or Not: Foresta Fusion Simple Hearts and St. Patty's Picture Frame
Yea! My Simple Hearts top using the Foresta Fusion fabric collection is now finished.
I used the free pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew and made the 6-inch hearts.
My intention was to create a quilt like the one I saw for this Heart Quilt Sew Along.
But it wasn't until after I made my 6-inch hearts that I realized the sew-along had its own set of instructions for the quilt and used 8-inch hearts. And, as much as I love the top with the 6-inch hearts, I have my heart set (no pun intended😃) on the 8-inch blocks. I'll be gifting the quilt with the 6-inch hearts to my DD and will make a second quilt with 8-inch hearts for myself. And, yes, I did buy more Foresta Fusion fabric. Yup, I sure did LOL!
I also finished this St. Patrick's quilt top which is made from squares and rectangles. It's a very fast and easy pattern.
I was inspired by this quilt which I found online last year and sadly I didn't note who made it to give them credit. The quilter said she had collected St. Patrick's fabrics for a few years and finally had enough to make this quilt.
Luckily, she provided the title of the book which I happened to have. I love this book and have made a couple quilts from it and there are a few more I plan to make using recycled shirts.
I had some St. Patrick's fabrics in my stash and thought they'd be great for a wall hanging. This quilt is bigger than expected and I had to purchase more. It still wasn't enough and rather than buy more, I just used what I had in my stash that I thought would complement. My quilt looks scrappier than the inspiration quilt because I didn't have enough low-volume pieces. But it's finished and I'm happy with it. Now to get it quilted before March 17👍.
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