In the run up to Valentine’s Day the team at Always Quilting recently discussed quilts and crafty items that feature hearts. Later that same day, while browsing Homespun Magazine edition 127, I came across a heart pattern that said, “Make me.” You understand of course, that when this happens it’s a command, not a request!
I gathered some “makings” which I had in my cupboard and let the creativity happen.
I had fun choosing the embellishments I would use. I added rick rack to the heart with Aurifil Ne 12 for extra effect.
When I filled the heart with hobby fill I also added some dried lavender which makes the heart smell beautiful. I used Aurifil Ne 40 to sew the heart together. And the completed heart looks like this.
I enjoyed myself so much I made a second one.
This time I used Aurifil Ne 12 to embellish the braid with French knots.
I also added a row of cross-stitch along the fabric join (again with Aurifil Ne 12).
A little key charm, some dimensional applique and voila!
I now have a pair of hearts to hang in my walk in robe…..but I have the sneaking suspicion that others may be added to the family!!