Happy Valentine’s Day to you. You can make this symbol of friendship quickly for a little gift on the 14th.
There is a free paper pieced pattern at: http://www.winnowing.com/heart.html You can eliminate the four separate fingers and just make that section as one patch and then quilt the finger lines afterwards.
We are born to cloth. It is the second thing we touch after our mother.
I am a quilter. My first memory is a Noah’s Ark quilt. Mr. and Mrs. Noah, the Ark, and all the animals walking toward the boat on a curving path, were appliquéd on it. The back of the quilt was yellow with red flowers. I could re-draw that quilt today from memory.
I didn’t know I was a quilter until 1994. Before that I had a huge fabric collection.