Saturday, 3 January 2015

Pixel Heart Quilt - A finished top


Here is my first quilt top finish of the new year, my Pixel Heart Quilt.
Pixel Heart Quilt Top
There are many variations of this type of quilt out there in cyberspace and I decided that I would create one of my own.
I stuck with the traditional low volume background with a red heart, though I think this would look great with a different colour heart or in reverse.

A little ladybird fluttering around the heart

I love some of the creatures that have made it into the quilt, there are butterflies, ladybirds and bees!

The heart even has some bees buzzing around

And for any swashbucklers out there there are pirate references too!!
 To me, these little things are what make the quilt so interesting - each time you look at it you'll see something different!
There are pirates nearby!

Now I just have to purchase some backing fabric and quilt it, I'm trying to decide between straight line quilting and free motion quilting - maybe I could combine the two? I can't wait!
Pixel Heart Quilt waiting patiently for backing and quilting
This isn't a huge quilt, each finished square is approximately 2 inch square with a finished size of 46 x 50 inches.  A great size for baby, a throw or lap quilt.

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  1. Great little quilt! I love how you used the subtle prints to bring another 'hidden' dimension into it.

  2. Its lovely and impressionistic as well as pixelish!

  3. I love your quilt!!!! Good luck with the quilting.

  4. So pretty. I like the idea of all those bugs and you are right, it gives an extra bit of interest to the quilt.

  5. This is gorgeous! No wonder, as you put so much care into the choosing of each little square. The background is as gorgeous as the heart itself.

  6. really cute quilt! Visiting from Sew Cute Tues!