Monday, February 11, 2013

Hearts


Just in time for Valentine's Day...

A quilting group I am involved with (Project:Quilt) wanted to make a donation quilt for Volunteers in Medicine. This organization provides uninsured adults with free medical services here in the Eugene/Springfield area.  Every spring they hold a big fundraising event with a silent auction and this year we wanted to participate.

 


It was decided to use the techniques found in Annette Ornelas' book, Peeled Back Patchwork Curves without Piecing. We thought the quilt with hearts was perfect for this event.







As the pattern in the book only made 6" blocks, we modified the cut sizes to increase the size of the project and the block layout so that everyone in the group could participate. 



Each quilter chose a single, double or triple heart block. As each block was finished, we started laying them out on a design wall.



A final layout was determined and it was quilted with a simple loop and heart pattern   All that is left on this quilt is to finish the binding and deliver it so that it can be prepared for the auction.

We hope it brings some much needed funds to a great organization.





The event, One Fine Day,  takes place April 17, 2013.  At this writing, tickets are still available but it is an event that sells out every year...

(I'll also be sharing the love this week by linking up with Freshly Pieced, Quiltsy and  Esther's Blog.)


11 comments:

Sandra said...

I love that book. Haven't made anything from it yet but did make the Atlantis Quilt from the same designer.

Esther Aliu said...

I always love a heart block and or quilt and yours is superb! Love the shape!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

The quilts in the book are pretty amazing. We will see if I get an opportunity to make a second one from the book. Thanks for stopping in.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Esther. It was a fun project.

thebutterflyquilter said...

I love the look of this block. The quilt is so precious!

Janine said...

These hearts are lovely - such a clever way to make them. And Good luck with the fund raising. That sounds like a great cause :)

Needle little Balance said...

Very very nice! (I also love your blog title- so true! ;-) )

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Patricia. I'm very pleased with it. The technique for making these is a bit fussy but the result is worth it.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks Janine. Hope you stop by again.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks. The title was originally going to be "quilting is cheaper than therapy" but we all know that isn't true. ;-)

Terri said...

Now those are different hearts. Thanks for sharing over at Val's.
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