When Carol announced the next hop "any size project with heart - but NO red" I was immediately drawn to the challenge. I knew right away that I wanted to play with the new Pantone Color(s) of the Year and a new technique' - so let's play.
Pantone chose two colors for 2021 - Ultimate Gray and Illumination Yellow. Their theory of the colors "feeling of thoughtfulness with the promise of something friendly". I see the old addage of the silver lining.
The technique' I wanted to play with is rough edge applique' and you may have seen the ruffly rose quilts made with this technique'. We had someone demonstrate this at a guild meeting a few years ago and then a member showed her quilt our last meeting which pushed my brain.
Well I pulled from my scraps and what was on the shelf. The yellow is brighter than I could get to photo no matter what setting. The Hearts are a mix of a white with gold metallic flakes thru-out and the light gray has a silver metallic thread running here and there. I rough cut the heart shapes and pin layered - light weight lining, light weight batting, yellow and then pinned the hearts loosely in place.
Just a meander and loop and when I hit a heart point , went around the heart away from the edge and the again around the inside with a heart coming back out of the heart point - continue on around until they are all done. I swear this took me about 10 minutes to quilt.
I used the envelope method to make the pillow back with the yellow and a gray/white floral print for a binding edge finish. Set with my Grandma M's spring basket and my Grandma V's favorite figurine for 'the promise of something friendly'.
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