For my sister’s 60th birthday I decided to make a lap quilt.
I always have scraps and this quilt made use of many of those scraps. My sister’s husband is Japanese/Australian and so I included Japanese fabrics too. The patchwork hearts were machined together and then all the hearts were hand sewn onto the quilt backing. The completed quilt top was then machine quilted.
On the back of the quilt is where the label is. The back is plain, apart from one heart and the heart label. The heart on the back of the quilt was made of fabric from an old sheet belonging to our mum and dad. The sheet was used as a drape cloth when I used to cut our dad’s hair.
The thread used for the hand stitching was from our mum’s sewing chest, a chest that was made by our dad.