The quilt in it's original colorway. All of the following quilts were made in 2006, as a part of the First Saturday quilt club at Heart to Hand. The original name of the quilt was "Let's Go Dotty". After I changed the layout of the blocks, and quilted the hearts that go in different directions, tumbling hearts seemed a more appropriate title. The background around each heart shape is stippled to make the hearts stand out. The hearts were made with my Circle Lord tool, the remainder of the quilting designs are free hand.
I had some leftover monkey print fabric from a quilt I'd made for a friend some years ago. It was too good to pass up a chance to use it up in this quilt. Since I didn't have enough of the green to make the first border, I pieced in what was left of the monkey print fabric. The quilting is a swirly type of design intended to look like fur.
This is one that I quilted for a customer. It had been pieced by several friends of her mother's who all signed their blocks. The background is a stipple design, and stitch in the ditch (SID) around the ladies. Also each dress has stitching to show the fullness of the skirts.