Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Put a little love Blog hop

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Before my 2nd trip to Denmark, I was reminded of the blog hop and I had completely forgotten about it, or thought I had plenty of time, so thanks for the reminder Carol!! and thanks for hosting this blog hop Smile

The theme is HEARTS

I’ve done heart projects before, but wanted to do something NEW

so I came up with these

a set of Valentine’s pot holders!

heart potholders

I started with some red and white fabric and the 2,3,5” heart die from Accuquilt

GO! Heart-2", 3", 4" (55029)

and the candy hearts embroidery file from Accuquilt too

GO! Candy Hearts Machine Embroidery Set by Marjorie Busby (BQ-CHe)

I then prepared an 8 1/2” square of read fabric for machine embroidery and hooped it and stitched the white outline for the hearts


and cut out 8 of the middle sized hearts with heat and bond on the back (4 at a time on my GO big) and fused those to the red fabric (4 for each)


Then stitched out the rest of the hearts


I made a little hanging strap for each

Then I laid out a piece of batting, a piece of heat resistant batting, the heart pieced fabric, hanging strap and lastly the backing piece wrong side up, and stitched out the perimeter with a walking foot and left an opening at the bottom


then turned right side out, ironed and whip stitched the opening closed.

It took just a few hours! Now I don’t know I’m keeping these or giving them as a gift


Other projects I’ve made with hearts are a zippered pouch with this die too


a heart pincushion in batiks


a heart tote bag

and I am working on more secret projects with the wonky heart die Winking smile

Have a look at the other participants in the blog hop below!

February 5

Life in the Scrapatch

Freemotion by the River

Marjorie's Busy Corner

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Vroomans Quilts

That Fabric Feeling

It’s A T-Sweet Day!

Elm Street Quilts

February 6

Creatin' in the Sticks


Bejeweled Quilts

Creative Latitude

Fabric Scraps

Just Sew Quilter

Ms P Designs USA

Made By Marney


Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

February 7

Kris Loves Fabric

What About Rheema?

Bumbleberry Stitches

Selina Quilts

Quilt Quest

Hazel’s Daughter

Quilt in a not-Shell

Words & Stitches

Sunshine Reflections

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

February 8

Sew Incredibly Crazy


Moosestash Quilting

Kwilt Krazy

Kwilty Pleasures

Patchwork Breeze

Home Sewn By Us

Sew Many Yarns

Seams To Be Sew

Just Let Me Quilt


Barb said...

Wonderful projects and for the hearts, I love Marjorie's digitizing for the Accuquilt Go cutter.

Dorian said...

A great, quick project! Thanks for sharing.

Vicki in MN said...

All great heart projects!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute projects. Great potholders.

KaHolly said...

Lots of hearts! Great post!

Carla said...

Your potholders are too sweet, Bea. Love them. You have all the tools to make a beautiful project super quick.

Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thanks for sharing your ♥️♥️♥️

Carol said...

Love all your heart projects! Thanks for sharing the hot pad tutorial and all the other neat creations!

Joyce Carter said...

The potholders are so cute Bea. I love all your projects. Thank you for sharing today.

Patty said...

Lovely projects.

Anita said...

Lovely pot holders! Thanks for sharing.

Carol S. said...

Thanks, Bea, for sharing your adorable heart potholders and other sweet projects. Even having to travel the world twice, you came through. I can't believe you even had time for a tutorial...you are amazing! Thanks for playing along in the blog hop and for being such a sweet friend. :O)

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Hi, Bea! Super-cute pot holders - Love your zipped pouch using the same die. Wait, there's a wonky heart die too?? Can't wait to see your next secret project!

Needled Mom said...

Those are so pretty. I love the embroidery you added to the hearts.

krislovesfabric said...

Great use for that hearty die...cute projects :)

Mama Spark said...

So cute. Safe travels my friend.

tink's mom said...

Great pot holders, if you still need a person to gift them too I'll raise my hand ;-} Thanks for sharing all of your Heart projects.

Angie&Gary Short said...

Very cute projects. Have a great day. Thank you for sharing! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Sunshine Girl said...

These are all great projects - thanks for sharing.

QuiltShopGal said...

Adorable heart project perfect for decorating (and using) in our home, as well as gifts. #CreativeGoodness.


Cynthia Woodham said...

Very cute projects.

June D said...

Very cute. I have a ton of this heat resistant batting stuff. Does it matter which way is up? Thanks for sharing!

Sewgirl said...

Cute potholders! Those will be fun to use for Valentines Day.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Bea.....fantastic post...love your projects

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE-ly Heart pot holders!! They would make a wonderful gift. Have fun with your secret project!!

LJ said...

Great projects. Hearts lend themselves so well to lovely projects. Happy Heart Day.

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

What cute projects! Thanks for sharing. :o)

Sandi1100 said...

Cute pot holders! Thanks for sharing. Your other heart projects are lovely also.

Createology said...

Heart Hot Pads are sew practical and yet fun with your fabrics and designs. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...xo

Farm Quilter said...

I really like all your heart projects but the pincushion really stole my heart!

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

I am just like you and couldn't stop making heart projects for the blog hop. I posted mine the first day but have several others in the works as well. I couldn't decide on a final project and then just got carried away. The pot holders are terrific. I know they are quite useful but what a shame for them to be used and get dirty!!!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Cute potholders and looks like you are busy with lots of great projects!

Kwilt Krazy said...

Those are some sweet pot holders Bea! Happy almost Valentine's Day!

Lynette said...

Very cute potholders, as are all the other projects. Lots of seasonal sweetness at your place. :)

MoeWest said...

Thanks for sharing these great projects!

Theresa said...

Cute heart projects! Thanks for sharing!