Friday, September 12, 2014

Finished February Hearts Wall Hanging

Another little finish this week -- hooray!

I managed to finish another one of my calendar wall hangings for February.

The inside of the background is various baby pinks and the outer ring are various hot pinks. I cut out X, O, and heart shapes to decorate the outer ring in reds and burgundies.


I actually did all of this satin stitching the same time that I did the finishing satin stitching on my January snowman just so that I could get more done while my settings were just right!

I patchwork pieced my large heart together using large pieces of red and pink scraps from my scrap boxes and trimmed it down to size after I ironed on the fusible web.


For this one, I had a yard of a red on red tonal leaf print that I used for both the backing and the binding -- with a little to spare! I'll probably end up using it for my September apple -- when I get there!

For the FMQ on this one, I challenged myself and used two different filler patterns -- one within the heart, and a different one everywhere else. I used two patterns from the Free Motion Quilting Project -- Heart Paisley in the big heart and Hearts and Spirals elsewhere. Doing the hearts and spirals pattern was great practice for travel stitching which I have not done a lot of in the other things I have FMQ'd.

Here's the whole front and back. I used white thread on the front and back.





My FMQ is far from perfect but I have made so much progress in 2014 with my FMQ skills! Hooray for me!

I also used the red backing for the binding and the hanging pockets and used a decorative stitch to machine bind the wall hanging. I used red thread for this on the front so that it would blend a little bit better, but I still used white on the back since it isn't going to show.




Here's the finished product:


Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday -- two weeks in a row! This is some sort of miracle! :) Don't forget to sign up for the jelly roll strip swap!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats! An adorable quilt! And finished....I never get to finished! WTG!!!

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  2. Hooray for FMQ practice! So many people are intimidated because they want to get it right the first time, and the (not-so-) secret is that you have to practice, practice, practice! I think you did a GREAT job, and I really like the Heart Paisley FMQ design. Love that you used machine stitching on the binding. I'm not so good at my hand-stitching skills, so I like that you KNOW it'll stay put with the machine stitch and that you can use the fun decorative stitches on your machine. Congrats on your finish!

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  3. I rather like the shape of these hearts, usually they are fatter, these are more appealing and the quilting is lovely

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  4. It is lovely. Great finish. I love the quilting you did and will try to do some on my next quilted project. Or rather the one that is just partly done.

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  5. I love your heart shaped quilting. Such a beautiful finish.

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