Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Put A Little Love in Your Quilt Blog Hop

What fun, what fun...we are blog hopping again :)  Love to "sew and tell" with friends!  

This hop is hosted by my friend Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and she is the hostess with the mostess, oh yes she is :)

She asked that we share a project or projects with a heart on it...

And here are mine...

First up a mug rug with English Paper Pieced wings (2 inch jewel shape) and a wool body...I have been making the jewels with my red and pink scraps but a quilt top is a long way off...
And, this is a heart pinnie I made from some wool scraps and a Japanese woven fabric strip I had leftover from a prior quilt.  I love that this project basically takes scraps lying around and makes something useful and pretty!

First I chose the colors for my hearts, then I cut them from my wool scraps just like when we made valentines in elementary school...fold in half and cut!
Then I picked how many hearts I wanted on my pincushion and what design they would be placed in.  For my pinnie, I chose three as that is how many are in my small family...Momma heart, Daddy heart, and little guy...yes, I am still reliving elementary school, aren't I??!! (oh my, I think I am pretty glad my 17 yo son doesn't read my blog, lol!!)
Anyway, then it is time to choose applique threads, I love to applique wool with a blending color of wool thread and let the wool applique shine rather than the stitches.
I chose to add a piece of felt to help back my pin cushion top layer since I am using a woven background.  This will help the pins stand proud.  

I sewed the three layers together with a small opening to turn it right side out...
 I use a wooden stuffing stick to help turn inside out and I fill with plastic beads.  Ladder stitch the turning opening closed and you are ready to use your new pinnie!

I will leave you with my Corgi from Fluffmonger's pattern...he does have a heart after all...
Thanks for hopping along today and be sure to check out everyone else's project as well!!


February 7

And come back tomorrow for these projects:

February 8