Today is my stop on the Hearts on Fire blog hop. When Carol @Justletmequilt.blogspot.com announced this hop I was excited. The only stipulation was the heart could not be red.
I had lots of ideas that I wanted to do, but in thinking about it, I wanted to try something different. I had seen quilting designs done on a white or cream colored background and using colored threads the design made it look like they were pieced. I am not 100% positive that mine does that, but it was something fun and new to try.
One of my goals this year is to try new things.
I was trying to decide if I wanted to make a wall hanging or a pillow cover. I decided on the pillow cover and I think it will go great in my bedroom and with my new quilt I am working on.
For the pillow cover I cut out a heart shape and traced it on to my fabric. I inadverteby my cut my pillow a bit too small and did not leave me enough time to fix it. Then I carefully followed my tracing and using my ruler quilting foot followed it around. Then I echoed it on the outside. I took my 12" arc ruler from @ Sewsteady.com to make the arcs on the inside of my heart shape. A tip: When using a double layer of batting or a thicker loft, move the quilting foot up just a bit.
For the quilting I used Glide thread by @ https://www.habanddash.com/ in mint. It is a 40 weight polyester thread. I love the sheen it gives. I also used 2 layers of warm and natural 100% cotton batting by @ https://warmcompany.com/. I love the puff it gives.
I really like this and I want to practice it some more. I may even make several hearts like this and make them into a quilt.
Please visit all the other bloggers from this hop. They all have some great ideas.
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