This is going to be a bit of a half post, as I can’t post the final item as a) I haven’t finished it yet and b) in case it is SEEN by the people who it is for. This quilt is a present so I don’t want to give too much away!
Anyway, this quilt was a bit of a last minute idea, but I’m well on course to finish on time. The original inspiration came from these two ideas which I came across on Pinterest. The first idea was this absolutely brilliant one for a bursting heart pillow.
The tutorial is really, really good, and the applique technique works really well, but I would use metal head pins as some of my plastic head ones melted! The second idea was this Urban Outfitters quilt. I really liked the big squares and the mix of retro and modern fabrics.
So with these ideas in mind, I started on my quilt. Here is my fabric selection for the heart.
Fabric-wise, I’m using my lovely vintage sheet and a selection of spotty fabrics. When I went to get wadding and backing fabric, I actually decided to get this thick blanket-y material instead. It is a bit of a nightmare to sew and has molted a bit, but it looks and feels nice.
That’s about as much as I can post for the minute, but the final item will be up soon….