Friday, February 10, 2006

More Hearts

On the Stashbusters group today, someone asked about using different values of the same color to make a scrap quilt. They were afraid that they might end up with an ugly quilt. These two red and cream quilts are proof that you can mix all types of the same color to make a quilt.

These two heart quilts started out as a comfort quilt for a friend who belonged to an online group. Diane was a knowledgable and proficient quilter, but more than that she was a good friend to all. In the fall of 2004 Diane found out that she had cancer. We all quickly went to work stitching up heart blocks that included heartfelt messages. Sadly, Diane passed away within weeks of her diagnosis. At that point we decided to make more blocks and make memories quilts for Diane's two daughters. Last February the quilts were finished and mailed in time for Diane's girls to recieve them for Valentine's Day.

We all miss Diane and think of her often. She has touched more lives than she will ever know.


  1. WOW...I have tears reading this touching story. Gorgeous quilts and even more gorgeous knowing where they went.

  2. Both quilts are beautiful and I'm sure are a great comfort to your friend's daughters.

    I saw your post on stashbusters and I agree with you about the reds and beiges. I have two red/beige scrap quilts and like you tossed in all shades of red along with cream, beige, and tan. It's one of my favorite color combinations.

  3. Kairle, welcome to the web ring. Pam and I WERE the newest kids on the block until a few days ago. I love your quilts!

    My quilt group does something similiar with the heart quilts---if a member or a close family member of one of our group dies, we make a red heart quilt with a special memorial label but it is donated to WTIL, rather than the family.

  4. They are beautiful quilts and a wonderful reminder for the girls of how much her mum was loved and loved in return. The colour combination is gorgeous :-)

  5. It is a wonderful pattern for comfort quilts. I think using all the same colors always makes for a nice group quilt - each block the same, but a little different. I am sure the girls really enjoy their quilts - enough blocks to make 2 of them - that's great!

  6. What a sweet story and great quilts.