As promised, here is a photo of the quilt I made for my son-in-law's 40th birthday. It may be difficult to see, but it is a signature quilt. Everyone at his surprise party signed their name & some of them included a message. The hearts are fused on a black background with a zigzag stitch around them. The binding, although you can't tell in this picture, is the same as the back, a tie-dyed looking fabric.
This quilt was a fun one to make & didn't take too long. I have already started a second one & am changing it a little. Rather than the hearts radiating out from the center in straight lines they will swirl in arcs. I hope it turns out as well as I have it pictured in my mind. I can't always make my hands do what my imagination has created!