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Saturday, October 19, 2013

"Heartbeat Quilting."

Hello,

Having a quilt top that needs quilting  is like having a body with no heartbeat. It is not until the quilt is quilted that a quilt really comes to life. So earlier on in the week I got out one of those quilt tops that have been waiting for a heart.A few hours spent getting the three layers together, spray glue and some big stitches to hold it all together. Quilting templates found and some new ones made. This is where cardboard cereal boxes and the like come in handy.


Using Gutermann 100% cotton for the hand quilting. Tracing around the templates as I go, no particular pattern. Some hearts are sideways, some are up side down, as long as it is quilted.

Continued stitching this last night joining in with the other ladies,( no gents yet) from the Friday Night Sew In crowd that joined up at Wendy's blog.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C

24 comments:

Karen said...

Great to see your flimsy turning into a quilt. Great colours!

Maria said...

Loving your hearts on the lovely flimsy Bev...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Bev, I loved your description of flimsys needing quilting and your quilted hearts are looking lovely.

Kim said...

It looks great. It is nice when you can see you are getting to the end of a project.

Melody said...

It's looking so good

Christine M said...

The quilted hearts look great Bev.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

This quilt looks like it's got plenty of heart Bev...it looks great!

Cheryll said...

I applaud you for HAND quilting Bev. Well done! :)

Tania said...

Hi Bev, this is lovely, beautiful colours and the hearts are gorgeous. And your description of giving quilts a 'heart' is just so perfect. Beautiful sewing x

shez said...

they look fantastic,yep i use cerel boxes too Bev.xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Love the quilted hearts...and I agree cereal boxes come in handy for so many projects.

Jeanette said...

Looks fabulous Bev. Hugs, xx

Julie said...

Hi Bev, I love what you have done with your quilting, especially the hearts. I save all my cereal boxes for templates for things too. Happy Sunday to you Bev, Julie x0x

marina said...

what a lovely way to look at the task of quilting. I will think of that whenever I quilt a top.

Pauline said...

What a poetic turn of phrase you have, Bev. I feel a bit like a human without a heartbeat today - too much sewing! Your quilting hearts are cute.

Lin said...

Oh how I agree with you Bev - I love the texture created by quilting. Looks like a good evenings work - your colours are gorgeous. xx

barb's creations said...

I have to agree with you Bev, nothing beats a quilt that's been quilted it just makes it come to life :) Barb.

Terri said...

Lovely project to work on for the weekend! I have about 2-3 quilt tops that need quilting. I'm hoping to have time to finish them between Christmas and New Year's.

withajoyfulheart said...

Very nice...love the hearts! Oh the uses for cereal boxes...are never ending lol

Lynda said...

The quilting is lovely Bev.

Anthea said...

Hi Bev! Wow this is so pretty, I love it... and very creative you are, with the making of the templates... x

Mitzi said...

Hearts are a wonderful touch, Bev! I always love everything you create.

Nat Palaskas said...

Loving what you say about quilting on the quilts. My heart is not beating so well lately because I have so many quilt tops to quilt hehe! Hugs Nat

Nicky said...

So true, the quilting brings them to life. Your quilting is lovely Bev...