Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WIP Wednesday- Lion Heart

I don't know how many quilt blocks I'm going to manage to make over the next few weeks, its going to be pretty busy around here you see! 

I have signed up to take part in the Elsie Marley Kids Clothes Week Challenge next week. At the moment I am in the planning phase- washing fabrics; choosing patterns; cutting patterns and fabrics so that I am all ready to go when the challenge starts. Its the first time that I've done anything like this, so I am really excited about the challenge (oh and it gives me a chance to to play with my new overlocker some more- yay!)

In other breaking news, I have signed up for my first market (Woo Hoo!) Tartankiwi will be at Winter Encraftment Market on 26th May sharing a stall with The Wardrobe. What can I say except VERY excited and also a bit scared and freaking out slightly about the amount of sewing that I've got to get done in the next month or so.

That said, I did manage to get one block made this week and I think its a fun one and a bit different to everything else I've done so far.

The central heart was made using this tutorial it was paper pieced and then reverse appliquéd. 

I realised from very early on that the heart was going to be a bit on the small size for my block and so decided to add some extra hearts which I made using interfacing appliqué. In the end, I kept it simple with just the two extra hearts, but I think it works well.

I love the way that this block has depth. The little hearts puff out and the big heart is recessed.

Not too much change to the collage this week, but here it is anyway:

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16 comments:

  1. those hearts are lovely! and no, i have not entered the giveaway yet. i've got to leave the house now but will keep the browser open and hopefully remember to enter when i get back. i'm such a mess... :)

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  2. Gorgeous heart block. Nice work on the reverse applique! I look forward to seeing your new additions each week!

    Good luck with the market preparation! I only ever tried the markets once but it wasn't really for me. Best thing I can suggest is to have lots of little things on offer as the bigger items (i.e. cot quilts etc) tend to get overlooked. My experience anyways!

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  3. Gorgeous block! Good luck with all the bits and pieces, sewing and the market!! Exciting! x

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  4. I love the paper pieced hearts such a good way to use up scraps
    Your block went home with Deb

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  5. Your heart block leaped out at me from the WIP Wednesday linky - I love it, and your collage is fabulous!

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  6. so pretty- just love those sweet little hearts! I especially love the lion on the reverse applique block. I just love reverse applique, I think it is a brilliant technique. Good luck on your garment sewing and have fun with your overlocker. It definitely makes finishing garments more professional and much easier.

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  7. Gorgeous block! Good luck with your ton of sewing :)

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  8. what cute little hearts and hi from a fellow Scot! Although I still live in dreich Scotland. THe sun is out today though! Love your colour combos. x

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  9. Lovely quilt and I love the perfect shape of the inset heart: well done!

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  10. Great blocks. your hearts are beautiful. great sewing.

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  11. I love the heart block - what a great idea. Actually, i like everything in your collage - lovely color palette.

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  12. wow! I'm not really into quilting but yours turns my head! how exciting re encraftment! i hope to make it down there if were not away for the weekend (I have a scarily large birthday that weekend!) x

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  13. ooh, that heart block is fabulous!
    best of luck at the market!!
    xo

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  14. I just love this block! The combination of paper piecing and reverse applique with the dark grey is really striking!

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