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Friday, January 4, 2013

Sweet Hearts

This miniature quilt will be included in  my first mailing to AAQI.  And just in time for February 14th.

 Sweet Hearts was created in five steps.  This is a layer quilt and will not be my last of its type to make.  In the first step I made the patchwork of two shades of white, then added the applique.  For the applique I just used a the raw edge approach, but a small zig-zag stitch would also help to hold applique pieces if desired. After the applique is in place, make a quilt sandwich and machine quilt--using a walking foot.   Now the fun begins, choose a variety of corresponding embroidery threads and hand quilt--primitive stitches--where pops of color is needed.  Finally, add embellishments if desired.

It was fun to watch this quilt develop and change as each layer was completed.  The little quilt measures 8 x 10 3/4 inches with fast finish hanging triangles on the back.  Just in time for Valentine's Day.  Have a great weekend and Happy Quilting!

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