A few years back our group was given a whole lot of fabric by the family of a lady who had passed away. Her name was Betty. We've all been using it and we refer to the results as 'Betty Quilts'.
One of the fabrics I took was printed with blocks of faux applique. I used some in a quilt before but I had 13 of the applique prints left. I cut them down to use as centers in 12" blocks created by adding three rounds of scrappy log cabin strips (cut using a friend's die cutter).
Twelve of the resulting blocks were sashed together with a dotted fabric and then I used more Betty fabric for the outer borders.
The over-arching theme of these fabrics is 'hearts'. So after I had quilted around the motif in the applique blocks, the applique blocks themselves and the sashings, I quilted free-hand hearts in all the outer borders.
Then I found the perfect fabric for the binding in my sister's stash - the perfect blue with little irregular hearts.
This will go to the hospital for their Passages program.