But when I finished piecing the top, I stood back, took a look at it, and ... well ... didn't like it.
I didn't think that the heart stood out enough. The pinks and purples, were not deep enough, or the low volume wasn't 'low' enough. So I scrunched it up and put it in a dark forgotten corner of the wardrobe in the spare room ... banished much?
With the recent announcement of Aneela's ill news, I started feeling guilty about my treatment of this talented lady's fabrics. It's not the fabric's fault that the quilt top didn't work out ... it was my bad, or inexperienced, placement of the fabric.
If I had my time again, I would have still used the same rage of fabrics but I would have graduated the colours a little better. Starting with the darkest pink to clearly outline the heart and then graduate to the lighter colours towards the centre of the heart.
That being said. I do like this quilt now. Especially as I've finished it. There's something magical that happens when you quilt a top, even simply quilted as I have done.
With my more (than then) experienced eye looking at this quilt. I decided to keep the binding quite neutral to help the heart stand out more.
I had originally picked a pink and white stripy fabric (which is now a piece on the back) to bind this quilt with. But I think that the pink would have competed for attention with the heart. So I chose something more low volume and I love the result.
I heart Aneela Hoey's fabrics and now I heart this quilt :)
Size - 60" Square
Pattern - None, I just made a pixel heart out of 5" squares
Fabrics Top - Aneela Hoey's Posy Range and Spotlight randoms
Fabrics Back - Bird fabric is Cloud 9 and Spotlight pink/white stripe
Quilting - Diagonal cross-hatch design on my domestic machine
I'll be linking up with: TGIFF and Crazy Mom's Quilts