Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I am new to this group and loving it! Just want to share my story about my quilt " Bleeding Heart of Hope". I entered a contest that was called " Around the World". We were given the pattern of large blocks that go around. You were told to embellish . I made my quilt using off white blocks so I could put something on top of it and it would stand out. I made green bias strips and drew a heart wreath which I applied the green bias to , sewing each strip down and intertwining them. I put appliqued roses at the ends and two birds and a heart. I appliqued the word " Hope" and ruched a rose in the center of the wreath. I then machine quilted the entire piece in a swirl pattern. There were about 100 entries...I never made it to the top 10. This quilt was made for my three sons ...who when they hurt I hurt....they will always have my heart. Something good came out of that contest because I would have never made this if I didn't enter......so for that I thank them....my children insprired me to make it and now I have something to pass down to them. Thanks for letting me share my story!