February 2, 2013

Hearts

With Valentine's Day approaching, I felt inspired to make some hearts, so I cut some out from a variety of different fabrics.  A few from some patchwork I did years ago, some from designer fabrics and even one from some old flannel pajamas!  I stitched a few up into stuffed hearts.  That is pretty quick and then I can play with adding embellishments or not, and hand sewing the openings closed.  I like having some hand sewing to do in front of the TV at night sometimes.

Here are a few that are in process - still need the openings stitched up.  I put a bit of trim on the green and purple one. The background is from some freeform patchwork I made a long time ago.  And that red/pink one with the pom pom trim?  That is the first time I have sewn with pom pom trim.  So I am not too unhappy with the results, even though it could be better.  I guess it would be recommended to start out with something straight when learning to sew on trim, but I don't always do things the simple way!
 
 
I have been toying with the idea of making a little quilt with some applique hearts.  I love machine applique and I always love a white background.  I may dig through my stash and plan out a quilt . . .
 
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10 comments

  1. absolutely love
    ...what is it about the shape
    of a simple heart
    that makes mine do happy little
    cartwheels?
    so glad to see your
    bright hearts,
    Jennifer

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  2. absolutely love
    ...what is it about the shape
    of a simple heart
    that makes mine do happy little
    cartwheels?
    so glad to see your
    bright hearts,
    Jennifer

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  3. These are so sweet! I've been trying a bit of hand sewing lately too - great to do while being a couch potato at night! :)

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  4. What happy hearts and wonderful colors.

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  5. oh the applique hearts sound good, I like to machine applique too and I see you have a liking for Loulouthi one of my favourites :)

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  6. Love your hearts!
    And the heart appliqu├ęs are a fab idea! Visiting through Lily's Quilts Small Blog Meet.

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  7. Love your hearts. Popping in from Lily's.

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  8. Love your hearts. Popping in from Lily's.

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