Unfortunately, this quilt has a sad story. It was made for a co-worker and her husband who recently suffered a late miscarriage of their first baby. They had been trying to get pregnant for ages. They were devastated. I felt helpless. I made a quilt.
I called it Heartstrings because, the situation pulls at my heartstrings, and, it is literally a heart made out of strings. I decided to do a colorful heart, representing hope and love, against a dark, blank background.
For the quilting, I used a rainbow of Perle cotton. I chain stitched on the words "love lives forever in our hearts" and then did echo quilting around the heart perimeter in a variety of different stitches. It is simple, but effective (I think!) against the grey.
On the back, a cozy flannel that has been in my stash since before I officially HAD a stash! The binding is a grey polka dot from the LQS, hand stitched in place.
Simple, but I hope this quilt provides some comfort. Thanks for visiting!