Welcome to our tribute to Valentine's Day quilts ! With its emphasis on love, kindness and caring for others, Valentine's Day is one of our favorite celebrations. We're calling it "Twelve Days of Hearts, Flowers, and Friendship." Let's continue with Day 9:
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Mindi's Healing Hearts, 50 x 77", by Jill Orr
Jill writes about her original design, "This quilt was created in November 2010 in a 3 week blitz for a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. I wanted her to have something full of love and comfort during treatment. The center four hearts in the house symbolize immediate family, and the heart flowers, made to be at her feet, represent all her friends sending love for a great recovery- which she did !"
We like to think of these three dimensional ruched hearts as a garden of valentines which are alive and growing on their green stems, just as friendship grows within the heart. The embellishments with the pretty round beads give Jill's quilt a touch of glamour; and friendship is all about creating "glamour moments" with those of whom we are so fond.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.