14 February 2017

14 Handmade Heart Projects

I love hearts, in general, not just for Valentine's day, I think all of these gifts could be given year round.
I gathered 14 of my favorite FREE tutorials and ideas all in this post, if you now of some more, please let me know in the comment section.  Have fun creating.
14 Heart Projects, from quick paper projects to more larger quilt projects.

Paper Projects
Wild Olive Heart Printable, ready to embroider.
From Simply Notable a Free Tutorial on how to make this heart cozy along with a Free Printable for the Latte Cups
For the kids to send a heart filled hug from afar
Felt Ideas
Zipper Pouch tutorial by Polkadot Chair

A Heart Pincushion Tutorial on How to Sew
A great project to enjoy with the kids, some of it is non-sewing.
 Don't feel like cutting out your own felt hearts, you can buy pre-cut heart's from Benzie Designs, they are awesome!
 Mini Quilt Tutorials
This 6" block could be used all by itself in a mugrug or add more to make a little mini, from Heritage Threads
Cute Love Heart Mini Quilt tutorial from Molly and Mama

Cluck Cluck Sew mini Heart pattern

Moda Bakeshop Big Heart Patchwork Mini
Kittens and Threads free pattern
Free HST Heart Mini Quilt from Canoe Ridge

Heart Quilts

Do you enjoy English Paper Piecing, then this Free Heart Quilt Pattern is for you from BrownBirdDesigns

This looks like an easy Big Impact Heart Quilt from Modern Handcraft

 Want even more Quilt ideas, these girls have a whole bunch of Heart quilts already linked, no reason to re-invent the wheel, although a few of them are above.
Heart Quilting Ideas 
Want some great ideas on how to quilt your hearts, how about with these motifs and free tutorials.
Free tutorials from Lori Kennedy, Doodle Heart and Hugs and Kisses 

09 February 2017

Blithe Quilt

Welcome to my Day on the Blog Tour, to see a list of everyone participating, please click here.

I was really thrilled about getting the chance to work with Katarina Roccella's Blithe fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics.  I especially wanted to work with the Canvas from AGF, and like all AGF fabrics it is amazing "Feel the Difference" is as always the truth.  In fact it is so great, that when it came in the mail, my husband asked if I was making something for him, he loves the feel of it, and if you think this is a common comment from him, it's not, he doesn't like me sewing, so for him to approve of just fabric was truly amazing.
Another thing I love about Art Gallery Fabrics is that they always do a great job of telling you what blenders/solids go great with a fabric collection.  I picked up a few of the solids suggested Sweet Macademia, Quartz Pink (I love this color so much!!) and Mystic Grey, I had Ash and Moonstone on hand and think they look good with the fabric collection as well.
from back to front, Sweet Macademia, Mystic Grey, Ash and Moonstone

I also added a little bit of Katarina's first collection "Indelible"

For the binding I couldn't help but add another Art Gallery Fabric designer's fabric to the mix for the binding, using a flange binding technique with Quartz Pink as the solid, which looks beautiful against the canvas.
Blithe, Skopelos and Paperie
I was so happy to have Fat Quarter Shop's Orange Peel Templates, it helped a lot in the making of the feathers.

I ended up hand quilting it since I was having difficulties with my sewing machine, I like the way it turned out.
But I have a few more "white feathers" to hand quilt down and so I have not completed the quilt and I apologize about this.
With all of the hand quilting I needed to take breaks for my finger sakes, so I also created the Airport Sling from the book "On the Go Bags"
I will be donating this for the Auction #sendkarritokorea that is going on on IG, this weekend.

I will complete the quilt as soon as possible, Thank you for the chance to create using your fabrics Katarina!