Today is my day to post my project for the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop going on at Sew We Quilt. We were asked to sew 1, 2, or 3 Valentine's-themed paper-pieced blocks designed by Soma from Whims and Fancies. Proceeds for these patterns go to charity and you can find out more about where to get them at Sew We Quilt.
Of course I had to use Topiary! I decided to use the heart block since it was my favorite. I wanted to use the X and O blocks too but in the border. Since I was shrinking the size of these blocks I appliquéd them, rather than paper-pieced them.
|I decided to quilt swirls in the background to contrast with the|
straight quilting in the heart.
|And I free motioned petals in white border blocks.|
|I debated about the corners and almost did them in the dark pink fabric,|
but in the end I decided to fussy cut the "Arbor Walk" print to
showcase the smaller topiaries.
|The giveaway prize...|
And be sure to check out all the other sites on the hop today!
Thanks to Madame Samm and Soma for hosting this blog hop. Happy quilting everyone. Have a great week!