This little red and white quilt measures in at 20"x23" and was done as a sampler for myself. Each of the 24 hearts is appliqued or painted using a different method. Then each heart was rubber stamped with a number. I named it after heart # 3: You've Stolen My Heart. On the back of the quilt, is a 'table of contents' label that explains how each heart was done.
Starting in the upper left corner of the center medallion portion:
- Cut away applique with template drawn on the right side of the fabric.
- Cut away applique with freezer paper on the top of the fabric.
- Reverse applique.
- Needleturn applique with freezer paper on the top.
- Fused raw edge applique with a blanket stitch finish.
- Baste and turn.
- English paper method using freezer paper.
- Freezer paper inside (with seams iron over it).
- Spray startch applique
- Freezer paper inside with gluded edges.
- Polyester stabilizer inside, left in and softens in the wash.
- Back basting with needleturn.
- Cut out, glue and then needle turn.
- Redwork embroidery.
- Cutaway needleturn applique with embroidery on the outside edge
- Back basting with satin stitch by machine
- Faced and turned then stitched with a straight stitch on the machine.
- Frayed edge non-prepared.
- Shiva Paintstiks with stencil.
- Tsueneko Ink.
- Fused totally and then blind hem with invisible thread.
- Fused totally and blanket stitched with matching thread
- Fused around the outside edge and zigzag with invisible thread
- Fused around the outside edge and sating stitch with matching thread.
This quilt is hand quilted around each heart and in the border. White satin ribbon bows were applied with a machine tacking stitch used as ties in the center of the quilt. An eyelet lace was added instead of binding.