Every now and then we like to play around with different combinations and colors and our project for July and August uses light colored centers. If you’re sending in blocks for group quilts, use the block guidelines (Link on the right sidebar) and substitute a white center strip like Joyce did.
If you’re making the full set, 24 blocks for a child or 48 for an older child or adult, you can choose any light colored center you’d like. You can send in the full set of blocks, send in a completed top, or complete the quilt yourself and donate it locally.
Nann chose solids for her top.
Stephanie chose powder blue centers for hers.
Here’s Nann’s May HeartStrings top (she’s making one each month this year)
And Jay assembled this top from group blocks sent in. Love the borders he chose.
And here’s one by Stephanie.
Have you made a HeartStrings quilt recently?
We recently had a question about using stripes in HeartStrings quilts. I used two in my planned HeartStrings quilt made for our Sharon challenge (Sharon is a member who makes wonderful planned HeartStrings quilts and we decided to challenge ourselves to make one too).
Stephanie used a striped fabric for the center of this scrappy HeartStrings quilt.
And here’s another one of Stephanie’s that uses stripes on either side of her center strip.
So go ahead and pull out those stripes you’ve been wondering how to use and make a HeartStrings quilt.
Every now and then one of our members pieces a HeartStrings quilt that inspires a project for all of us. While our standard red and blue centered. HeartStrings quilts look great, every now and then it’s fun to do something a little different.
Here’s Maryanne’s quilt that inspired this month’s Black/White and Brights Project.
If you’d like to send in blocks, these are pieced on a muslin foundation just like our typical HeartStrings blocks.
Cut your foundation 10 inches, use a bright center strip cut 2 inches … It doesn’t have to be the same fabric as in Maryanne’s quilt.
Use brights on half the blocks and black and white prints on the other half.
Square the block to 9.5 inches.
Twenty four blocks make a small child size quilt and you can chose to add borders or not if you make the entire top or quilt yourself.
Julie has already finished her top …. I’m just getting started with my blocks today.