7 years ago my DD1 was hospitalized for months and our family was going through a very rough patch.
One day heart blocks started to appear in my mail box, from near and far away.
It was a very touching experience and I wiped my eyes frequently, feeling all the support from fellow quilters.
I wrote the names of the makers on the seam allowance of each block, so it was a touching experience again when I spread all the blocks on my desk yesterday and saw that I am still in touch with most of them, one way or the other.
2 great quilters have also passed away since then, and 1 has lost her hand skills to Parkinson’s disease.
I did not have much luck when we were doing PIF in blogland a couple of years back, as I did not receive anything from the lady I signed up with – BUT – I was lucky with the recipients of my 3 gifts, as they all liked what I made for them :-)
I have since then found that is is very giving for me to give to others, and that an unexpected gift is often very precious for the receiver, no matter if it is small or big.
I am so happy when someone is sending me a gift, and I love sending gifts to others too, brightening their day.
Well – back on track here ;-)
I am sure none of the makers of these lovely hearts will mind if I make the 41 blocks in to quilts to children with long term diseases now, so as thought, so done.
The warming hearts can now warm again!
I separated the block in to 2 piles, one mainly red and one mainly blue.
Some of the blocks are signed on the front with the maker’s name, but I think it will just add interest to the quilt.
Only 1 blocks has my name on it – it is blue, and will be a part of quilt # 2. I know what to do with it, and it will be used.
Here are the quilt top from the red hearts:
The blocks finish 11” and the quilt top is 44,5” x 55,5”
My goal is to finish these 2 quilts by the end of the month.