This month's UFO project began with these heart blocks (I tell you all about them in this post at the beginning of the month):
Those blocks became these four tops by mid-month (and I tell you more about that process here):
And now, finally, all of those individual heart blocks have found their homes in these 4 baby quilts that are set to be donated to 4 little newborns at Ft. Leonard Wood hospital! Here they are...all finished:
Pink & yellow hearts is backed and bound with the same floral as in the sashings. I quilted it with a simple freehand meander.
Blue hearts have a large gingham backing in blue and the same floral binding as the quilt above (which is repeated from the border cornerstones). It is also quilted with a freehand meander.
Green & purple hearts also have a large gingham backing and binding (this time in purple). I played around with freehand quilting a bit on this one by echoing the heart shapes inside of them and puddling in the neutral backgrounds. I added a little curly doodled line in the sashings. This was my first attempt at all three techniques and I'm pretty happy with the results, though far from perfect. Then I wussed out and meandered the borders...((insert embarrassed grin here)).
Finally, the leftover hearts got pieced together with these patterned blocks to create a vintagey feeling quilt. I am really happy with the color result after adding a backing and binding in the same fabric as is in the borders. I wanted to practice a few more quilting techniques on these blocks, too, but in the interest of time, I resorted back to that same freehand meander. I don't think the babies (or their parents) are gonna mind too much, but these donation quilts are a great place to practice new techniques!
Linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes, Let's Make Baby Quilts, Sew Darn Crafty, and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? Wheeeew...FUN!!!!