Following on from yesterdays post, here are the pics of the completed Healing Heart Quilt for my friend Pat at Lake Bonney Quilting group. She was presented with the quilt yesterday, and was overwhelmed to put it mildly.
As you may all know, healing heart blocks are made by several people and then joined together, either by the recipient, or, as in the case of this quilt, by one of the quilters (OMG, did I just clasify myself as a quilter? lol) who made a block.
Aussie Hero Quilts I've made) as we were one block short to make an even amount, and I didn't want to relegate 3 peoples' blocks to the back of the quilt! Talking of the back of the quilt, there's a bit of a story attached to that.....I cut up the red check patterned fabric into squares to use as backing, and ended up being a couple short......grrrrrrrrrrrr so what was a gal to do, but go find another fabric in her stash to mix with it......I think the red blender fabric works well with it, and as you can see in the pic below, makes a great secondary quilt should Pat ever want the hearty hugs closer to her.
THIS technique would work out in my mind, and then just decided I would have to try it....so cut, sew, attach, 7-8 hours of hand stitching the binding down and voila.....two sided binding technique......check It's amazing how it turned out, even if I do say so myself....no sections where the dividing seam wasn't on the edge of the quilt and I highly recommend the tutorial to anyone who is looking for a binding that's a little bit different. If you want to try it out yourself, click the above link to the tutorial.