I finished the small quilt which is a “repeat” of one I made a few years ago — “You Melt My Heart.” It was inspired by Movin Meat’s post: Fearful Symmetry. As before, I took the EKG (photo credit), printed it out, enlarged a small segment and used it for the quilt. The center design was machine appliqued, the dark red fabric was then hand sewn into place. I then machine quilted it. When I was sewing the binding in place, I noticed that even though I had carefully zigzagged the EKG design twice, some areas were trying to come undone. I had to then hand embroider inside of the zigzag to make sure the fabric stayed in place. The finished quilt measures 17.5 in square.
Here is a close up of the center heart. Notice the Victorian window fabric behind the black with the “rose” in the upper area. The Torsades de Pointes featured in the EKG is a beautiful but deadly rhythm. I tried to do a play on the beauty of the EKG and the Victorian fabric when I named the quilt: my heart stopped when (you walked in the room).
This one shows the chalk quilt marking before the quilting was done:
Here is the back before the sleeve and label were added. You can see a “ghost” of the quilting but not as well as in the above photo.