Saturday 8 February 2020

Put a Heart on it Project Quilting 11.3

Put a heart on it, challenge three. I can't believe how fast this one came together. I started at 9:30 AM and by noon I had a finished project. I do have to confess that some of the hearts were already cut out, they were left overs from when I made 'Pinky' for my granddaughter. One of the applique methods in my tool box is Crafted Applique'. I keep extra pieces between sheets of wax paper and just pull them out when I need them.

extra pieces of treated fabric using the Crafted Applique method are stored between sheets of wax paper
The inspiration for this piece hit me after visiting a friend who is in hospice. The smaller hearts that float around the centre heart represent those that have passed through my life, with the centre heart representing me. Parents, siblings, grandparents and friends. I tried to think of pleasant times and not just the sad.
Working on this had me thinking of my paternal grandmother who I was close with and enjoyed spending time with. She was from Finland and I miss her accent, she did speak excellent English but some words just had her special way of saying them. She also made the best cinnamon buns which I continue to make her recipe to this day as does my daughter.

auditioning threads, I simply stitched around the inside of each heart shape using straight free motion stitching
I am sorry for the lack of photos but I was so into the project a camera never crossed my mind.

one of my favourite scissors to use when cutting applique are Karen Kay Buckley's

I wasn't sure at first how I was going to quilt this except for the feathers on the bottom of the heart. I wanted the feathers to show and decided a stipple would help them pop a little bit.

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Linking up to Favourite Finish (February 2020) with Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs.


  1. This is such a lovely piece! I fall for anything with hearts on it and these hearts are just perfectly shapes and the colors coordinate so well! So sweet of you to use the hearts to represent loved ones who've passed on. Their souls and memories are with us everyday! I've used the Crafted Applique technique and love it too! Great work!

  2. What a beautiful mini quilt. Do you have any plans for it? The Crafted Applique method is still my favorite way to do applique, too.

  3. So beautiful with such great meaning. Bravo.

  4. Hi Cindy, what a pretty project! I also love your Blue Jays piece. Happy Stitching from me just outside Ottawa.

  5. Your challenge project for 11.3 is SEW sweet!! The three photos you managed actually convey the entire process quite well. Crafted Applique sounds like a useful book to have in one's quilting library.

  6. Such a lovely heart. The quilting matches perfectly. I know there are times when I get so engrossed in something that I forget to take pictures.

  7. So beautiful including the quilting!

  8. What a lovely little quilt. It's meaning is wonderful. My grandmother was from Croatia and had an accent with many words that I enjoyed hearing. She made a delightful patica that I wish I had learned to make. We had it at all big family events.


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