|How Love Grows|
My cousin asked me to make this wall-hanging for her. I was so flattered and thrilled to do it. The piece measures 16" square, and was made completely by hand right down to the binding.
Laurel chose the fabrics. I love her selections. I must admit I was a little daunted by the beige textured fabric she chose for the hearts. It was a thicker than I would normally use for applique, but it worked just fine and adds so much interest.
In regard to quilting the green background, the design on the fabric itself showed me exactly where I should quilt. No marking. I just followed the designs. It was so cool!
Interestingly enough, it would never have occurred to me to use a patterned fabric for the background. I have always used patterned fabric for the centerpiece and plain fabric for the background in my previous works. I've learned something! I so love how the patterned fabric inspired the quilting, I will definitely do this again. Thanks Laurel!
(And thanks to Eric for the picture that shows the quilting.)