January 23, 2010

Valentine Sewing Party: My Hearts

Right now I have a weakness to making heart shapes. I signed up for the Valentine Sewing Party this Saturday that Kelly & Joan are hosting. I have one project in mind that I have to make as a gift and that happens to be another one of my favorite hearts. You guessed right! Heart from my heart ornaments pattern I made at Christmas. I can't seem to stop making them. I think after Valentine's Day is over I will move on to something else. If you don't want to miss out the Valentine Sewing Party check-out the list here.

This is what I made this morning, blue heart with Oriental theme. After I pieced the front I stitched over it using Sashiko style stitching. It is for a gift, but I can't tell you at the moment for whom I'm making it for. If you would like a pattern for this heart please leave me a comment on this post and I will sent you a PDF copy of it. Make sure you leave your email address where I can reach you.

UFO project I started last year. When I saw this vintage cookie cutter heart shape at Blackbird Designs I had to start one too. If you are looking for a hearty project to make for Valentine's Day there is a free pattern on the above link to download. Thanks Barb and Alma for your generosity.

If you get the blues, this is a perfect project to start. It's another of my UFO that I only have to put a border on and it will be ready to quilt. I went through the blues in my life and starting this quilt had helped me a lot "Quilt Heals". Sorry no pattern for this one. I made it up as I went...!

It is Valentine season after all. I thought I would show you the first heart quilt I ever made. I made this quilt before I became a quilter. I found the American Country Folk Crafts book at my children's school fate. The cover attracted me and after looking inside I ended up buying it. I didn't know how to appliqué or anything, but my sewing skills came in handy at times.

I didn't have quilting fabrics either, but I had lot of leftover Liberty and other fabrics from my dress making so I used them for the hearts. The background fabric was weaved by my friend's mother in the North East of Thailand. It's 100% homespun silk. I love this quilt and I use it sometimes as a table throw.

I know that signing up for the Valentine Sewing Party would makes me bring out my UFOs to think about finishing them SOON! Thanks to Kelly and Joan for organizing this fun event; I throughly enjoyed it.

40 comments:

Terry said...

Great Hearts. The Japanese one is very elegant.

How many more heart projects are there in your stash.?

Huggs Terry

Kaye said...

The silk one is soooo nice. Please send me the instructions for the hearts you have been making, I Love Them. kbartolotti@yahoo.com Thank You

Kathie said...

beautiful heart what a lucky person! yes I would love a pattern
so is that book worth buying?
how special that little quilt must be having the silk fabric woven by a friends mom
Kathie

Nedra said...

We have a lady here in our guild that puts a heart in every quilt she makes. You've provided some wonderful inspirations for Valentine decorations.

Willow said...

The hearts are just beautiful. Please send me the pdf so I can make one too for myself.

Willow

QuiltSue said...

I love your heart quilts, they are just beautiful.

Maggey and Jim said...

What a nice picture to wake up to.. Love them all, the red, white,blue one is super..I love your brights too.. I will just have to make a few of those, if you don't mind..
Maggey

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Natima, I LOVE all the hearts!

Marydon Ford said...

Sweet Nat, your creations are GORGEOUS! I love that heart!

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Karen said...

The button on your Oriental heart is just perfect for it!

Béa said...

Very beautiful heart, and UFOs too !

joan said...

Love them all! Especially your Oriental Heart you made this morning!
Happy sewing!

Kim said...

Oh my what beautiful things you make Nat!
Love that hand woven silk.....I knew it was something special when I laid eyes on it.....
I do hope you keep it out where you can feast your eyes on it everyday.

Yes please I'd really enjoy that PDF.

My husband is melting in Sidney this weekend....he'll be surprised when he comes home to colder than normal temps next week!

Happy Sewing,
Kim

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a pretty quilt to be working on. Have a hearty kind of day!!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I love all the hearts!

alice said...

Wow, love your heart and all of your "lovely" UFOs. Good luck today!!!

Melinda Cornish said...

I would love a heart pattern! how sweet of you....hearts are your thing, so I am happy to see you taking part in the Valentine sewing....all your quilts are beautiful....thanks again...
melindac61_99@yahoo.com

Kim said...

You certainly do have a special place in your heart for HEARTS! All lovely quilts ~ love the heart ornament with the hand quilting, just beautiful!

Michelle said...

I'm loving all of your hearts! Party on!!!

call me crazy said...

What great projects! Happy stitching!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Nat -- I love them all! Hearts, hearts, and more hearts! So glad you joined us for the party!

Cath Ü said...

The heart items look fantastic..love them all..
Cath Ü

CJ said...

Love all the hearts! I USED TO collect hearts, these would have been great additions to the collection.

Nanbon44 said...

I love all the hearts, really like the first heart quilt pictured

Crafty Mama said...

Great heart quilts! I especially love the last one!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for sharing all of your heart projects Natima!
I would love the PDF for the hanging heart. Thank you.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Great way to tackle those UFOs! The hearts put me in a good mood. Good luck with your projects!

Polly said...

Really pretty project! Lovely fabrics! Come check out my little project! Polly :-) http://auntpollysporch.blogspot.com/2010/01/voila-madeline-is-done.html

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi--I love all your heart quilts--I also love hearts--yet only seem to have them at Valentine's time--so I think I will work on some that are not just red/pink/white--some blue ones maybe????
We had fun today!!!
Hugs, Di&co

Cindy said...

Thank you for touching my "heart".
What inspiration and fun hearts you have shown us.

Bobbie Ashley said...

Nan,

I just love hearts too, lovely post. Very inspirational.

Cheers,
Bobbie

Moneik said...

I absolutely love hearts too!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dear Nat...what a lovely lovely post...and I love your hearts and quilt, just beautiful...Cool new header too...Love Dzintra♥x

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I love all your hearts, so many different fabrics!

Ivory Spring said...

Natima,

It's love at first sight when I saw that heart ornament!!!!! The recipient will surely feel special. I would love you to send me the pdf file as I am wanting to make heart ornaments for baby from the fabric scraps of her Christmas dresses.

Your other heart quilts are equally beautiful.

Have a great day!

p.s. I am not able to post my comment using open id. So, I am using my google account.

http://www.ivoryspring.wordpress.com

Karen said...

So many hearts! I love them all!

Melinda said...

I would love to have a copy of your heart PDF. I really like them, especially how creative you are with the trims, etc.

suedio said...

Natima

I heart your hearts :)

Regards, Sue

anniem said...

Here it is more than a year later and I'm looking at this post wondering if I could still get the pdf for the heart. I come to your site often and sometimes simply following the pics I like at the nd of the blog post., That's exactly what happened here. I know you are in japan now, having a terrific time i hope, but if I could get the pattern after your return that would be wonderful. thanks you in advance, Ann

Anonymous said...


Great post and straight to the point.

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