I immediately took the wreath down and starting pulling out the fabric squares, tossed them in a bag in the washer and by the next morning had a whole table full of roughly 3" squares, mostly blues, reds and browns with lots of heart patterns.
I'd already accumulated a bit of a stash and decided I wanted even more variety than the 8 or 10 fabrics that were in the wreath. I also knew I wanted to add some plaids. By the time another day had passed I had cut all of the wreath fabric to uniform size and added another dozen or so prints. I ended up piecing two tops from the resulting squares.
The first quilt was a pattern called "Hidden Hearts" (because four of the four-patches have 3 dark fabrics and only 1 light..which forms a heart sort of--can you spot them?). I think I got the pattern from a Fons and Porter Magazine.
I quilted the panels separately (this was the biggest project I'd attempted at that point and was still building my quilting skills on a little old Brother machine) and then joined them with contrasting fabric strips front and back. I still really like the back of this quilt. And it really does lie flat..I just did a poor job of laying it out for this picture.
With the remaining squares I made 9 patches and snowball blocks with homespun cream plaids. The flip and sew corners on the snowball blocks left me with a lot of triangles so I used them for the border. Isn't it fun how different the same fabrics can look?
And that is how you recycle fabric wreaths!