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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

WOW: HOYH Bias Stems..

 WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays 






I'm still working on my bias strips for Hold Onto Your Heart Part 5! It's been about 3 weeks now. These are the three fabrics I'm deciding between:
I don't know which one will make the final cut because I'm still deciding on the final fabrics and you know me -I like options, lots and lots of options.

 What's Your WOW? 

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Hold Onto Your Heart: Creating Bows

I've got my heart set on this stripe fabric for the bows. Of course, I had to make things just a bit tricky for myself with this fabric option! Due to the stripes, I had to pay extra attention to the stripe directions when cutting out my fusible and positioning it on the reverse of my fabric. I had a bit of a brain freeze but got their in the end.
When finally happy with the stripe positions (it took 2 attempts!), I turned my edges.
This is what the back looks like. I'm using the pattern sheet as my guide - just like I always recommend. Don't allow your bows to grow!
Ok, I'm happy with my bows, now it's time to move onto the stems and vines.. 
 'Hold Onto Your Heart' is a paid BOM 
It's a breathtaking quilt full of meaningful symbols and beauty. The floral border is a triumph which offers an additional  pieced option - making it versatile for all skill levels. Perfect for lovers and enthusiasts of applique. 

You can start this BOM today! 
Be sure to visit my Online Quilt Group on Facebook where progress images are being shown all the time. It's a massive inspiration and I warn you, it's addictive!

Monday, 13 May 2019

Hold Onto Your Heart: Part 5

This month it's time to create the circling bows and berries that circle the Heartfelt Centre. When you construct your pattern sheet this month and take a good look at the elements, remember that you have options when it comes to the flowering heads. 
These little heads are real beauties and they're intense shapes designed to bring out the creative best in experienced applique-ers. You don't have to follow the flower heads exactly. I'll be showing you exactly how I make mine, but I wanted to remind you before you start out this month that you can create a simplified flower head instead. It's also a perfect spot for some fussy cutting or broderie perse if you prefer.
I'll be making mine as per the pattern for this gentle scheme because I love them. For my bright coloured quilt top, I'll consider a simplified head - you can easily do this by just tracing the flower outline only to create a single scalloped shape and using an interesting fabric in place of all the individual layers.

This is your quilt, so feel free to modify the shapes to make them work for you. And if you're unsure, just wait a few days - there'll be plenty of these beauties on show in the Group in no time at all.

Come back tomorrow where I'll be sharing my progress with you..
     'Hold Onto Your Heart' is a paid BOM  
It's a breathtaking quilt full of meaningful symbols and beauty. The floral border is a triumph which offers an additional  pieced option - making it versatile for all skill levels. Perfect for lovers and enthusiasts of applique. 
  You can start this BOM today!  
Be sure to visit my Online Quilt Group on Facebook where progress images are being shown all the time. It's a massive inspiration and I warn you, it's addictive!

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Morning Glory by Valerie Bearfield Yeager

Morning Glory by 
Valerie Bearfield Yeager of Florida USA

What a sight! I am sinking into these wonderful coral hues that sing next to the mottled blue prints. This is such an intriguing arrangement, I love the dark background which anchors this dreamy colourscheme. It's so effective, I feel like stepping into the image, the centre pulls me in and the stunning balance of fabrics in the surrounding blocks keeps the eye moving around the quilt. WOW!

Valerie, you have created an incredible quilt and I'm so delighted to be able to set my eyes on it. I know there are many quilters out there working on their Morning Glories and this one's simply a beauty. What an inspiration!

'Morning Glory' 
Read more about this quilt by clicking here now


--------------------------- Open Quilt Gallery-------------------------
Thanks to Valerie Bearfield Yeager for sharing her finished quilt with us all to take inspiration from. If you'd like to see more finished quilts made from any of my patterns, visit my Open Gallery. It's a place for all quilters who make any of my quilts to show off their creations in a central online gallery. It's new and I hope you'll join us by adding your own quilt there. Submitting your quilt pics is easily done via an upload screen directly on my website. Click here now if you'd like to submit your own quilt.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Queen's Garden by Karin Bezuidenhout

Queen's Garden by Karin Bezuidenhout of South Africa
I love seeing quilts on beds and this one is such a sweetie! The arrangement and selection of fabrics is charming, I love how welcome the sight of this beauty feels just by looking at it. The pink frame and pops of yellow perfectly balance the blues greens and pinks. 

Karin, you've made a gorgeous quilt here!

'Queen's Garden' 
Read more about this quilt by clicking here now


--------------------------- Open Quilt Gallery--------------------------- 
Thanks to Karin Bezuidenhout for sharing her finished quilt with us all to take inspiration from. If you'd like to see more finished quilts made from any of my patterns, visit my Open Gallery. It's a place for all quilters who make any of my quilts to show off their creations in a central online gallery. It's new and I hope you'll join us by adding your own quilt there. Submitting your quilt pics is easily done via an upload screen directly on my website. Click here now if you'd like to submit your own quilt.
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