I love my friend Heath.
He is smart, and funny, and one of the kindest and most generous men you will ever meet.
He also has a very naughty side (don’t we all) and every now and then….well.
I had quite a few orders for my “Sheroes” quilt just before Christmas; (post to follow) and in the midst of those I received a VERY hilarious message in the wee hours of the morning.
First off; I was like, “Huh. Never thought about that on a quilt.”
Then; “I wonder if anyone ever made this before?”
After a quick Google search; nope. Never been made (or maybe just not posted?).
So I started from scratch with some sketches.
Worked out that HST’s would work best for shaping, and pattern.
This led to some very funny conversations with J about size and girth as I moved pieces around.
Going with a blue and purple theme (Heath’s fav colours) I decided that the design should be not noticed at first glance.
That it should slowly dawn on you what the actual quilt is.
I decided to call it the “Heart On” Quilt….
|The Quilt coming together under Muffin’s watchful eye.|
|Muffin came whipping through and messed up the blocks!!|
|Good thing she’s cute.|
After Muffin decided to ‘help’ me; I realized that this was more complicated that I’d originally thought. I grabbed a giant piece of fleece to use as a design board. The fleece ‘grabs’ the fabric and so it doesn’t slide around. Also, you can roll and fold when you need to stop/start.
|I was messing with the colours; going from dark to light. It wasn’t quite what I wanted though.|
|Final layout; I like this one.|
|Vamp did the roll-for-comfort test. Approved.
|Love love love the stained glass look when it’s back lit!|
|Quilt top sewn together; the blues were just glowing in the afternoon snowy light.|
|Testing for size on our bed. Perfect!|
|Brought him up on stage to give him his quilt LOLOL|