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Appliqued heart quilt
My appliqued heart quilt
This was the second quilt I made. The heart was made by sewing three strips of fabric together and then it was appliqued on the blocks. The blocks were sewn together and the border and binding added. It was quilted using the "Stitch in a ditch". The "Stitch in a ditch" is simply sewing along the block seams through the batting and the backing. The hearts look impressive but they are easy to make.
The heart quilt at a show
Fusable webbing makes it really simple
Before cutting out your heart pattern, use the two-sided fusible webbing. Iron it onto the backsides of the heart pieces. Cut out your heart pieces and peel the second side. Weave the heart and iron it to the block. The webbing secures the heart and makes it easy to applique.
The pattern - OK, so I lost the original
I took down my quilt so I could trace the pattern. As you can see, it doesn't scan well but the length for the cuts is 6 inches. The width of the heart is 6 inches and the three cuts are 1 1/2 inches apart. You will need to cut two for each heart. Choose two different fabrics for the contrast.
This blog has an easy pattern
My quilt is several years old and I know that I have the pattern here somewhere, although I can't find it. It was with total delight that I found this one. It allows one to create the heart pattern in a multitude of sizes and shapes. Although this is felt (and it makes me want to reach out and touch it), these can be made with any type of fabric and even paper for the little ones to try for Valentine's Day. The tutorial also shows you how to weave the hearts. The problem with this site is every time I go out there to check something, I get sidetracked by all the great projects she has and it takes time to pull myself back into what I was doing to begin with.
The appliqued heart
I am making a heart quilt for my sister-in-law
She is totally into chili pepper fabrics so what could be better than chili pepper hearts. That is what makes this a great project. The hearts can be tailored to suit each person.
Basic quilting supplies
These are the three items that are necessary to do any kind of quilting. This is a great set because you get all three. Individually, they can be quite expensive.