16 October 2013

Filled Heart take 2









Oh what fun I had making this mini quilt for my daughter.  I got to play with felt, buttons and choose lots of pretty fabrics.  The central design as you can see is my new filled heart embroidery (which is now listed on my website), but for speed I substituted some of the embroidered flowers for felt and button versions...and wow, I'm thrilled with how it turned out, so much so I've included templates with the pattern so that you can make the appliqued version if you prefer.

I love the pretty pastel shades of the felt, the mix of ditsy Sevenberry florals and dots and stripes by Tilda...I'm already planning what I can make with them next!!  I had a lovely few hours hand quilting using Pearl 8 threads and for the binding I used Stof Candy Pink gingham, which I cut on the cross, this is really effective don't  you think.

If you would like to make something similar, the centre linen panel is 8"square and is surrounded by a border of twenty four 2" squares, which in turn was framed with white panels measuring 2" wide and then finally I added the binding. Please do give me a shout if you have questions on this.

Other exciting news, I have created a new supplies section on both my Website and also on Pretty Fabrics and Trims and I have added some of my favourite bits and pieces that I use regularly in my designs. You'll find gorgeous seasonal wool felt bundles......





Practical things, like British made best quality embroidery hoops and erasable pens.....

and pre-cut pieces of vintage white cotton and my lovely natural linen......

I'm also waiting for a delivery of Pearl 8 cottons in my favourite shades to arrive, which hopefully shouldn't be too long.  It's a work in progress and if there is anything else that you would like to find there, please do let me know.

Right I must dash, a certain young ladies bedroom is in need of a tidy, because believe me, there was lots of creative photographing and editing to crop out the mess that is her floor....I may be some time!!





4 comments:

  1. Your little filled heart quilt turned out beautifully Sarah - just perfect for a little girls room! I love all the little details and the hand quilting just makes it! Natalie x

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    1. Thank you Natalie. Poppy loves it which is great. I love working on mini quilts, but itching to get started on another big one! I must show some self control!! Have a lovely week, Sarah xo

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  2. Oh, that is just so cute!! Love it! Also really love those winter felt colours, hmmm, what could I make??? xx

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm torn I love Autumn, with all the heathery shades and then winter...well that goes so lovely with my blue and white china, oh and then Spring is so pretty and Summer is so bright and cheerful......sigh!!!! ;) Have a fab week!! Sarah xo

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