We are hosting playgroup again this year, a weekly gathering of friends, big kids thundering through the yard and beyond to the woods, little feet pitter-pattering down the long drive to visit the goats. I asked each mom who lingered in my sewing room (our entry room) which shape was more like a heart...
This or that? And of course I got all the different answers. Sometimes I just need to ask in order to be reminded that there isn't one right answer. They both are hearts, and aren't hearts. Hearts are ROUNDED. Hearts don't have those sharp, chiseled corners. They aren't so strong. Or are they?
I designed this quilt a week or so after Eleni died. It is the first quilt, literally the first, I've designed since she was born, a whole year ago. I wanted big, oversized hearts. Colorful, bold, beautiful hearts. The blanket ended up toddler size, quite of its own accord.
On Wednesday I sewed in these pretty little squares and the hourglass block that turns at center. Yes, because my perfect gray arrived! I love this Freespirit solid called Dogwood.
I've decided on a particular shape and look forward to finishing this little quilt top today. It is still the season of hearts: February. And this quilt is called my Brokenfull Heart.