Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Country Heart 2

Quilt Documentation # 133
Country Hearts 2

This was all about playing with raw edge applique. I stitched scraps to a piece of muslin, leaving all the raw edges exposed. Nine hearts were cut from that and applied to squares again leaving the raw edges. 

Free form heart

In this top, I also wanted using different types of fabric designs together - hand dyed, a design of small squares in a grid, stripes and plaids.

The seam between the inner and outer borders was also stitched backwards to expose the seam allowance.

Borders, quilting, binding

What was left of the panel of stitched scraps was used in the middle of the back of the quilt.  Even the sleeve was pieced from left-overs from the front of the quilt.

I seemed determined to make use every bit of those left -over fabrics from the quilt top.

Country Hearts 2 - back

Happy Quilting,


Quilt Name: Country Hearts 2
Description: Nine raw edge appliqued heart, sashed
Pattern: original
Size: 29” x 29”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Burgundy, blue
Construction Techniques: raw edge applique, pieced
Back: 100% cotton
Batting: cotton
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: yes
Label: yes
Date completed: 2002
Quilt History: Display at 2003 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild Show, at Museum of NorthernHistory
Maker: Terry Whyte

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