Tuesday, February 6, 2018

"Put a Little Love in Your Quilt" - Blog Hop

Can't believe it's February already, and Love is in the air!

Applique' Sampler by Deonn Stott 2018 featuring Love Birds by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs,
and Riley Red and White Confetti Cottons, 42" x 42" Wall Hanging


A Big thanks to Carol @ JustLetMeQuilt who came up with just the motivation I needed to finish a quilt and participate in this "Love-ly" blog hop!


The quilt went together so quickly, I wonder why I waited so long!  Here are the instructions in a nutshell.
     Blocks:  About 1 yard total each white and red prints (may use assorted prints);
     Cut 10" background squares, then cut out and applique' hearts to background 
     squares using your favorite applique' method (see below).  Make 9 blocks and trim to 9-1/2".
     Sashing:  1/2 yard each white and red fabric;
     Cut 8 @ 1-3/4" strips of each.  Stitch pairs together, press seams to one side. 
     Cut 24 @ 3" x 9-1/2" sections for sashing.  Cut 32 @ 1-3/4" segments and stitch together
     to make 16 @ four-patch units. Trim to 3" square. 
     Lay out as pictured, alternating colors and rotating 4-patch units in opposite directions. 
     Stitch together in rows, then stitch rows together.


     Border/Binding:  1 yard; Cut 4 to 5 strips @ 4" x width of fabric for borders, apply to quilt.
     Cut 5 strips @ 2-1/4" x wof for binding; apply to quilt.  Quilt as desired. ☺

I enjoyed freemotion-quilting this quilt with a few of my favorite heart motifs: an echo-heart background fill, feathers, and interlocking hearts in the sashing.   And feathers are basically the shape of half a heart, so that seemed to work ok.


Trying my hand at diagramming...



At any rate, the quilt is done, Yay! I am so excited to cross this UFO off my list!


You may have seen these little heart blocks floating around my blog multiple times in the past 5 years (!!), as each block was part of a series of  applique' basic tutorials for Riley Blake Designs' Cutting Corners.

It turned out to be a pretty thorough exploration of a variety of ways to not only prepare the fabrics, but to apply the applique' (the applique'tion, lol) - I learned a lot!  Of course, these are not all the ways that you can applique', but I thought I would list all the tutorial links below, that way I'll have them all in one spot.

1. Fusible Web/Blanket Stitch, 2. Starch/Pins/Straight Stitch,
3. 
Glue Stick/Stitch&Clip/Frayed Edge, 4. Spray Adhesive/Satin Stitch



1. Starch & Cereal Box/Machine-stitch/Matching thread
2.  Freezer Paper/Invisible thread/Tiny zig-zag
3. Lightweight Interfacing/Hand Stitch

I Still ♥ Applique' IV ~ Needle-Turn Applique' 
Back-Baste Needle Turn/Hand Stitch
& Reverse Applique'

Here's the link for the FREE PATTERN

Then, of course I had to have some matching pillows.
Fancy Finishes tutorial
And here's a link for the Heart pattern with feathers.

What is your favorite applique' technique?  Lately I've been skipping the sewing step and going directly to "Appli-Quilt".    Let me know in a comment how you feel about applique' and I'll draw a name on Friday for a little special Valentine treat.

Hot Chocolate Topper
UPDATE:  Congratulations Vicki!  You've won a few treats from Heber Valley!
Mrs. Call's Caramels & Utah Truffles, Madyson's Marshmallows' Hot Chocolate Toppers,
Lee's White Chocolate/Coconut Popcorn, RBD Fat Quarters from Quiltscapes

For more love, be sure to visit these wonderful ladies today.  Check out Carol's blog HERE for the master list, and to enter for a wonderful drawing of some sweet RBD fabric!  Also - she's got a Pinterest page for the hop HERE!

February 6
Quiltscapes  << Thanks for coming by!



61 comments:

Dorian said...

Thats a unique heart, I like it! Love your quilting for this too. I am not much of an applique gal, a little bit, here and there, but that is all.

Mary said...

I love doing Freezer paper Applique. Those hearts are Adorable!! 5 years in the making, WOW!!

Gene Black said...

I love the look of applique - I have yet to find the method of doing it that I love.

Lisa Marie said...

This is just lovely! I love the look of applique, especially when it's added to something pieced. It gives a quilt and extra special touch, I think.

Vicki in MN said...

I used to not enjoy applique, but I seem to do a good amount of it these days. So somewhere I crossed the bridge of I don't mind doing it, however, mine is all done on the sewing machine. LOVE your projects!!

KaHolly said...

Absolutely delightful! Definitely bookmarking this post for future reference!

Carla said...

Such a pretty quilt and so much information on the different ways of applique, I'm intrigued. Thank you for always challenging me and inspiring. Love your quilt too!!!

Carol said...

I LOVE these hearts!! Your quilt is beautiful and sew are the pillows. Thanks for sharing the heart templates and your lovely creations. I plan to make something with these hearts. (I'm a fusible applique`/machine blanket stitch kind of person, if I'm not hand-stitching wool.)

Rozz01 said...

I like applique occasionally and use blanket stitch to finish the edges. I made 4 (child size) heart themed quilts for Valentines Day. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

Vickie said...

Deonn ! .......... GORGEOUS !!!

Joyce Carter said...

Deonn, I love your quilt and the quilting is beautiful. Thank you so much for the links I would love to make a quilt like this.
My favorite applique method is needle turn hand applique' Thank you for the giveaway and for sharing today.

Kwilty Pleasures said...

What a lovely ♥️ Quilt and the quilting is exceptional,

Carol S. said...

Deonn, This is such a beautiful heart quilt...love the swirls in the hearts! You do such amazing quilting on all your projects and this was no exception. Thanks for the links to tutorials and for being a part of this fun blog hop sweet friend!

Patty said...

Your heart block is just darling and your quilting is awesome - love the feathers! Great quilt.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Cute heart design! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Vicki said...

Love your heart quilt! And I freely admit to squealing over those pillows!

Needled Mom said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I have seen your hearts before and have loved them each time. The quilting is also gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorials.

Anita said...

What a beautiful heart quilt! The quilting is just fantastic!
I like doing a little needle turn appliqué.

works4me said...

Very pretty quilt. I like that there is some detail in the hearts. I am also a fan of alternating colour schemes, even though I don't use them much anymore. I applique using fusible and a machine stitch. On rare occasions I may use fusible and a hand stitch. Thanks for the chance to win something special.

krislovesfabric said...

Love your quilt and the quilting looks wonderful...I have been trying my hand at some hand applique lately.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Dionn,
I have been doing quite a bit of appliqué pieces lately. I used to always use Heat 'n Bond or some similar product with a raw edge and binding stitch. Now I prefer to skip the whole stickiness and just hold it in place with a pin or two with the binding stitch. I guess it depends on the look you want for the clean/turned edge. I think this is a fabulous finish and how great was that whole learning lessons about the different types of appliqué. ~smile~ Roseanne

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful quilt, Deonn. I love your hearts. My favourite applique is wool as I can take it okn road trips and work on it while hubby is driving. I find wool very forgiving. lol.

tink's mom said...

Your quilt is sweet but your quilting is spectacular. Regarding applique, don't do it often but if I need to do a curve of any type I use aluminum foil to wrap the fabric around the template and press firmly to eliminate the bumpy edges.

Rosemary said...

Love that heart! Different and so clever. Thank you for sharing ..

Laura said...

Beautiful applique! Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

Very cool quilt. Awesome hearts! I applique with fusible and sewing machine stitches. Have a fun day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Sunshine Girl said...

Great quilt and I love those heart cushions too.

JANET said...

Love your heart pattern. I like hand applique the best, although I see quilts done by machine, and they look nice. But I don't seem to have too much luck with the fusible applique technique.

Vicki said...

I rarely do applique, but have done turned-edge, hand applique and liked the look. I'd like to play with turned-edge blanket stitch and raw-edge double blanket stitch. Nice to see all your examples and love the heart design with the swirl.

@lutzcats said...

I love needle turn applique! Such a lovable quilt, so pretty.

LJ said...

Your quilt is so darned cute. The sashing and cornerstones add the perfect touch. Yes, I've seen this heart a few times but they didn't make as big an impact as this quilt. Thanks for sharing all your quilting ideas. Happy Heart Day.

June D said...

Your quilt is perfect! Thank you for sharing your tips and the links to the different ways to do applique. I have tried different methods, but taking a step back now to figure out how to apply binding by hand. Hope that will help me when I finally do get to applique. Your quilting is lovely and really enhances the quilt. Great idea to make pillows too!

tac73 said...

I like both hand and machine applique. Love your hearts. Thank you.

Jayne said...

If I do applique I usually stitch with blanket stitch by machine or hand sewing

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love it!!! Deonn I've used that same heart before in a runner and really liked it. Your quilt and pillows are just darling!!!! I applique with a machine blanket stitch

ShirleyC said...

Wow! This is incredible! I love applique, but I mostly do embroidery machine applique. However, I do like doing it the old fashioned way on the sewing machine. I have a Christmas quilt done that way, and I really need to finish it.

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Sewgirl said...

Your quilt turned out great! And thanks for sharing the appliqué pattern. I usually do raw edge appliqué...I am too impatient to do other "fussier" techniques!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am learning. Raw edge with a straight stitch, raw edge with a satin stitch, raw edge with a decorative stitch, I have yet to brave "needle turn". I am also kind of wondering about a technique I saw using modpodge. Very pretty quilt, and the quilting is lovely too.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE those swirly hearts and that fancy quilting!!

Sharon said...

Love the heart blocks, and the setting is great! Red & white is such a great combination. I usually do machine applique with a blanket stitch, mostly with black tread if the project is one for our pattern shop, but sometimes with matching thread. I prefer piecing though! Happy Valentine's Day!
Sharon

Calicojoan said...

Oh that's just so sweet. I love those applique hearts. I'm all about applique. Fusible applique is my all time favorite. ;-)

Createology said...

Congratulations Dear for using your gorgeous Hearts in this Happy Quilt. Each Heart is amazing and thank you very much for sharing your tutorials on Appliqueations. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...xo

teachpany said...

That's such a sweet quilt, and pillow set. I usually do either fusible or the interfacing/stitch/turn and fuse method, with machine stitching. It depends on the look I want, and if the design allows the interfacing method. Thanks.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your quilt and all the ways to applique! I don't like hand work so I go the fusible/machine blanket stitch route. Love your quilting on it too...much easier to do with the machine then the pen for me!

GranChris said...

I like this a lot. My satin stitching is so so. I don't have a favorite really.

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

You can't go wrong when it comes to red and white Quilts. Love your project.

Karen said...

Love your quilt and quilting! I am just getting started with applique, and I have to say I like the speed of raw edge applique, but sometimes that's not the look I want. I want to get better at needle turn applique. I've also recently done applique using the starch method.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Deonn and than you for sharing the tutorial!

cookie said...

I love your work. I do back basting so I can do intricate designs. I want to get better at it. It is not as natural for me as I see a friend who does it all effortlessly. Thank you for sharing

barbara woods said...

love doing it but have only done a little

thepiececorps said...

Luv Luv Luv!

nicolesender said...

Your quilt is awesome! I haven't done much applique yet. I think it is a skill I should work on.
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Amy said...

That is so pretty, Deonn. Just love it.

allthingzsewn said...

Such a cute quilt, thanks for the patterns and showing how you did the quilting. Inspiring.

Sheila said...

Love your design and I love applique both by hand and machine .

Mary C said...

Appli-quilting is the way for me!! maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

MoeWest said...

I love applique! I usually use fusible or glue and machine stitch the raw edges. This is a great heart applique.

Lynette said...

This quilt was already super cute to start with, and then the ADORABLE pillows to go with it! Love :)

thepiececorps said...

♡♡♡

Theresa said...

Your heart quilt is just lovely and I really love the matching pillows. Polka dots are one of my many favorites.

beaquilter said...

just adorable! love the applique and also the heart quilting, that's so clever!