I added 48 more Liberty heart blocks by sewing a bit at the racetrack on Saturday. I was on a roll chain piecing, but was limited by the fact that I only brought a small selection of my fabrics with me.
I don’t believe I ever posted about my idea for these blocks when I first began this project in late 2015/early 2016. In my early days of blogging, I fell in love with this quilt that a blogging friend had shared from her quilting group. I would revisit the quilt with its cute hearts from time to time, and then one day I decided my collection of Liberty fat eights would make nice little hearts. I made some test blocks, changing my mind about the background color several times before settling on this light chambray-ish quilters linen.
The WIP has been put away and brought out several times. My Sew Sisters Bee even made some blocks for me. Recently, I pulled it out to work on at our guild retreat where I made about 150 blocks and decided to go for a king size quilt. With the 48 made this past weekend, I am now up to 319 Liberty hearts. The picture above shows most of them; I need to cut more 2.5” background squares before I can add more to the design wall. If my math calculation is accurate, I will need 770 heart blocks. After looking at the inspiration quilt again, I may decide on a wide border which will mean fewer hearts are necessary.
I hope you found time to sew today, either on a new project or a favorite WIP. Thanks for stopping by.