I'm in LOVE with this design by HawkFan

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Love heart
Status:
Complete
Started:
2015-01-05T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-01-08T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is the February mini for my daughter. I can't take any credit for the design. It's based on the quilt here. I saw it and knew it would be perfect for her dorm room. The original used the same fabric for the word LOVE and for the hearts so that's what I did. I was afraid the word was getting lost so I cut out a second set of letters from different fabric and auditioned both. I liked one with the same fabric better so I used the extra letters on the back. They're not a great match but I thought it was a fun use of them and that way they didn't go to waste. I love the brightness of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and had some pink in my stash (trying to sew only from my stash as much as possible this year) that was perfect for the applique pieces. 

Since I'm on a hand-stitching kick lately, I decided to highlight the heart shape of the applique with some hand quilting then shadow quilted around that once using my machine. I machine quilted inside the letters and a couple of the bigger hearts.

My daughter and I have an ongoing thing with "love you to the moon and back" so I hid a tiny moon-shaped piece in amongst the hearts and letters. 

Jan 8, 2015 - finished (although it could use a good ironing I now see from the pictures)! I added a little "label" on the back - I just used a sharpie and put XOXO - Mom.

Pictures

Back of the finished mini with my "label" and corners for hanging it
Ready for binding
back with the "spare" letters

Loves

Cseawright
Sagebrush
Mimuscraft
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Quiltedbrain
danadane
threadovmetal
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BlueFigQuilts
Capetowngirl
quiltengineer
True

Comments

True

This is just beautiful and I love it on every level...she will be thrilled!

True

Oh and such a perfect use if the KF fabric

HawkFan

True Thanks Mary. I'm really happy with it!

quiltengineer

Very nice... love the design and the execution with attention to detail, with the moon and all...

Speattle

What is the pattern/design? Can you link to it? Thanks.

BlueFigQuilts

I LOVE THIS! I am in a Valentine's Day Swap. I think this would be perfect! :)

Mymble

Really great and I found the moon- love it!

HawkFan

Mymble BlueFigQuilts quiltengineer Thanks ladies. I think this is one of my favorites.

Mymble

HawkFan for good reason it really is fabulous :)))

HawkFan

Speattle There isn't an actual pattern I could find. I saw it on Pinterest and tried to track down a pattern. I did find her website where she indicated she had kits available at what I think was the Australian Quilt show last year. I really wanted to make this so I printed out a copy and traced the pattern. I've emailed her to offer to pay for the "pattern" I made from her design but I don't think the email address is valid any more

Seeneed

you are so good. Your daughter is so lucky. the hand quilting adds so much to this.

Speattle

HawkFan

Thanks for the reply and the information. Clever you!

HawkFan

Thanks Seeneed - she gets excited about getting them which makes it worthwhile.

rike

This is absolutely, truely an awesome piece. I love how the form is hightened by the bright KF fabric (and what better than pink for such a message) and is balanced with the background.
I may be a little old, but what about adopting me? laughing

HawkFan

Thank you rike - I thought this was a perfect project for some KF fabric and while my daughter isn't a fan of pink, it has to be pink in this case so I know she won't complain. If she does, maybe I'll get your address and send it to you instead wink

HawkFan

Carolmarie - thanks Carol. I did a lot of tracing as my freehanding leaves a lot to be desired. An artist I am not.

HawkFan

Carolmarie There's not a lot you can do if you have lots of pieces coming together. Some recommend pressing all seams open, others grade the seams. Take a look at this video but skip to 6 minutes in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3X1jxjr9Wk

She removes some of the stitches to make it easier to "smoosh" it open. I've even read of someone using a hammer to flatten it out.

Conniharns

OMG...I love this! I tried hunting this pattern down but like you said....it's nowhere!! You are too clever because this came out so cute....and no pattern! Genius!

HawkFan

Conniharns Thanks Conni - it's amazing what you can do when you desperately want something!

HawkFan
Quilterinmotion

Of course I had to go back and look for the moon. Who could resist hunting for it after you mentioned it! I loved this when you put it on IG and I love it more now. What a great gift between mom and daughter. She will cherish it I'm sure.

HawkFan

Quilterinmotion Thanks Marsha. Trying to decide how much to tell her about the hidden moon - nothing at all for a while or a little hint?

Terryt1955

Leave it to me to not be able to see the moon right away! I think you better give her a hint to look for the hidden surprise if she's anything like me.

Such a darling mini and I agree, she will love this forever. I can see it going in a nursery down the road!

HawkFan

Terryt1955 Thank you Terry. I put in a note that says "you'll find a hidden item in the quilt". Taking it out to her today (I'm visiting her this week while she's on break) but she can't open it til Feb 1

Quilterinmotion

You could give a vague hint, like I LOVE you over the MOON and back or whatever your phrase is but capitalizing those two words. Maybe....

Quilterinmotion

My daughter saw this on my Pinterest board and commented it reminded her of the Beatles lettering in "Yellow Submarine". (My daughter is a graphic designer and all about font!

HawkFan

Quilterinmotion I can see the similarity to Yellow Submarine. Dropped it off with her this week - I'm sure she'll catch my meaning pretty quickly since we think so much alike.

Caribousmom

Audrey, this is amazing...it is so beautifully made. I am sure your daughter will treasure it forever!

HawkFan

Caribousmom Thanks Wendy smile - wish I could be there when she opens it

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