Sunday, 14 August 2011

Pink Hanging Heart

This is a gift I made recently for one of the Material Girls ... a craft group I belong to.

The pattern is in Rosalie Quinlan's book A Stitch in Time.

This is the second one I've made and I'm sure it won't be the last. I stitched on some plain pink Pom Pom di Paris by French General.

I find it easier to piece my backings on stuffed projects like this ... the gap is easier to finish neatly and I don't have to wrestle with the ric-rac at the sides.

Today I pieced together block 1 of the Vignette Mystery Quilt. I'm keen to get going on the stitchery very soon ... will keep you posted.


  1. oh my that sure is pretty,well done,cheers Vickie

  2. Great idea Christine, piecing the backing. Live the pink. I did this one in red for Christmas & it would have been even better without the hand sewing on the sides. I'll keep that in mind for future ones. Thanks. Tracee xx

  3. Very Pretty..Lovely Gift.

  4. SO Pretty and I love your great tip on piecing the back as I hate trying to get those sides even and unpuckered .Thanks.

  5. Never even thought about that but it does make sense. And if I use a busy pattern like you did, you almost can't see the seam. Thanks for the idea!

  6. It's so beautiful. And your idea for piecing the back is awesome. Why didn't I ever think of that? Thanks for the great tip.

  7. So lovely !!!! It's a beautiful gift !

  8. Very pretty heart stitchery.

  9. What an excellent solution for the backing. The heart is so pretty.

  10. Your hearts are gorgeous - I am in love with little projects myself at the moment.

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    (Formerly Quilted Notions)

  11. OMGosh, Christine ... this is darling. Love the fabric.

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  12. That heart is gorgeous, perfect for a gift for someone, very sweet. Can't wait to see your vignette block together, I'm still sewing the blocks, better get a move on.

  13. So cute, and a lovely present for somebody you love.

  14. Lovely..yet another book I have missed to buy... :o( Wonder how that happened?? :o)
    Gorgeous heart.. so PINK..:O)

  15. Lovely! Thanks for the tip on piecing the backing. I've made this before and loved how it came out. I will definitely try your method on my next one.


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