Thursday, September 27, 2018

Quilt #20 :: Rafael's Heart

I'm not sure why I didn't write posts for so many of my quilts in 2014, but better late than never! Today I'm sharing about my 20th quilt, Rafael's heart. 

Rafael's daddy is from Colombia and his mommy is from the US. I wanted to make him a quilt that celebrated both of his nationalities.

I'm pretty sure I found inspiration for this quilt from Blue Elephant Stitches' quilt Pixelated

I laid out my template in PowerPoint. I realize that I made some changes when I actually cut the fabric, particularly with the yellow print. 

We know a lot of international families and writing this post reminds me of the other versions I have intended to make!

I debated a bit whether to put the Columbian flag or the American flag as the heart, but the US won out. 

I used one of my favorite verses on the label--Ephesians 2:10--though I noticed in the picture that it has a typo. Hopefully, I fixed it before I gifted it!

As always, D took his job as product tester seriously.

I have to admit that the picture of Rafael on his quilt is pretty adorable too. 

Linked to:
BOMs Away @ What a Hoot Quilts
Color Party @ The Clever Chameleon
DREAMi! @ MMM Quilts
Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts & Doll Quilts
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion By the River
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Midweek Makers @ My Quilt Infatuation
Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt
Moving It Forward @ Em's Scrapbag
Needle & Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Off the Wall Friday @ Nina Marie
Oh Scrap! @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
Sew Fresh Quilts @ Let's Bee Social
Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She
To Do Tuesday @ Stitch All the Things
UFO Busting @ The Madd Quilter
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
What I Made Monday @ Pretty Piney
WIP Linky Party @ Silly Mama Quilts
WIPs on Wednesday @ Esther's Blog
Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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  1. With the baby on it, I can get an idea of the size of it, though D certainly looks good with it, too! I'm sure he put plenty of love in it. =)

  2. What a lovely patriotic heart quilt! That would be great for exchange students, too, especially if you used the colors of one country for the background and the flag of the other country for the heart.

  3. I love that you are going back and sharing your older quilts. I need to do that! This is another sweet one for sure. And that baby photo! Oh gosh it's perfect. What a lovely quilt to gift to them. Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. What a great way to celebrate both nationalities! Rafael is so adorable on his little quilt :)

  5. Nice quilt design - both kids look like they love it!

  6. This is terrific. Love the idea and how many variations you could make!


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