Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Born to be Wild Almost

 Thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for organizing another wonderful hop. When I first saw the theme for the 'Born to be Wild' blog hop all that kept going through my mind is the song 'Wild Thing you Make my Heart Sing' sung by 'The Troggs' in 1966.  We were to sew something that's jungle-related. Like jungle animals, wild colors or designs, or jungle fabrics. In my defense for going roque, flowers and butterflies are in the jungle. RIGHT? Ahh all is good then, on to my project. Hopefully, Carol forgives me for doing my own thing.

The things that make the heart sing are the things that give you joy and happiness. I love flowers of any type, colour or shape. While my heart was singing I drew.

drawing out a plan

I drew out a design on a piece of freezer paper, it was convenient and big enough to do all on one piece of paper. After that, it was a simple matter to cut out what shapes I wanted to use for the 'Crafted Applique Method' my favourite method by far.

a few fauna and a wild butterfly, yup that fits the guidelines

For the quilting I did some 'Wild FMQ' from Christina Cameli's books. I stitched in the ditch around my applique pieces.

Okay are you ready, I did actually use an animal print for my project. It just happens to be on the back. It required a little bit of piecing to make it the right size. 

What makes your heart sing?

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28 comments :

Danice G said...

Really creative and pretty. Your applique work is perfect.

Carol said...

I LOVE your project! It makes my heart sing, just as it should. (Music and quilting make my heart sing, as well as being able to be with friends and family.) Thanks for sharing!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

What a sweet quilt! I too love doing applique the Crafted Applique way on some things I make.

Vicki in MN said...

That is the song that has ran through my head ever since she released the hop news! Great interpretation of Wild.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great idea for a different interpretation of the theme! Your design is lovely.

Lori Smanski said...

thank you for sharing today. this is lovely. Reminds me of the song "Born to Be Wild" This is such a wonderful look at being wild

Carol S. said...

Since I'm always going rogue and doing my own thing, there is nothing to forgive. Butterflies live in the jungle and you did put that jungle fabric on the back, so you're good! I also had that song going through my head while sewing my project. LOL Your musical heart is so pretty and perfectly wild. Thank you for sharing!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Beautiful applique. I love the ties to the song. If I am sitting down to sew for a while I always put on good music and sing my heart out. Thank you for sharing!

Pamela Arbour said...

It turned out perfect! I am so surprised at the huge variety of interpretation of this blog hop.

Calicojoan said...

My hats off to you, who can dream up these things in your mind. I have to see it to imagine it. What a fun quiltie! I bow down to your fabulous imagination!

Charlene McCain said...

That song has been stuck in my head all week! Perfect project for this blog. Afterall, butterflies are wild and free, right? Thanks for the inspiration.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Crafted Applique is the best method for sure! And I love how you took the challenge and lyrics to combine them into this beautiful and fun finish. I can hear your heart singing!

Quilting Gail said...

LOVE the wild quilting!!!! Perfect!

LJ said...

I just love song and your quilt is a lovely rendition of the song. Excellent work and excellent 'wild' quilting!

Lianne makes stuff said...

that's a great interpretation of the theme well done and beautiful quilting

Leah said...

I love this! The applique is perfect. Great project!

Rebecca Smith said...

I love the musical design, if you’d used the sheet music it would match even more

Kayaking quilter said...

That song is now stuck in my head LOL. I love the heart shaped notes and the nice way you represented hearts singing.

Kathleen said...

You are a wild thing....singing your own tune. Love your piece!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

It's so pretty.

Sharon said...

Great project, and the same song that I chose for our hop post. Great minds and all. Thanks for sharing your wild thing!

tink's mom said...

This is such a lovely Wild Thing. I think it fits just find in the guide lines of this hop. Your quilting is wonderful.

Susan said...

Terrific project - well done!

Carol Andrews said...

I think a lot of us have that same song running through our mind. Glad you are feeling wild and doing your own thing with such a fun project. 😉

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a neat idea. It turned out fabulous.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a fun little quilt! I borrowed that book from a friend, bought supplies, but still haven't tried Crafted Applique. LOVE your WILD quilting!!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

That's just a lovely project for this blog hop! So pretty! xx

Sandra Walker said...

I really like this Cindy; it's so you! I love music, so I could see making a similar mini for myself one day, and I heartily agree with you on Crafted Appliqué! You wild quilting is beautiful!