Monday, January 18, 2021

Hearts On Fire Hop

 


When Carol announced the next hop "any size project with heart - but NO red" I was immediately drawn to the challenge.  I knew right away that I wanted to play with the new Pantone Color(s) of the Year and a new technique' - so let's play.


Pantone chose two colors for 2021 - Ultimate Gray and Illumination Yellow.  Their  theory of the colors "feeling of thoughtfulness with the promise of something friendly".  I see the old addage of the silver lining.


 The technique' I wanted to play with is rough edge applique' and you may have seen the ruffly rose quilts made with this technique'.  We had someone demonstrate this at a guild meeting a few years ago and then a member showed her quilt our last meeting which pushed my brain.


Well I pulled from my scraps and what was on the shelf.  The yellow is brighter than I could get to photo no matter what setting.  The Hearts are a mix of a white with gold metallic flakes thru-out and the light gray has a silver metallic thread running here and there.  I rough cut the heart shapes and pin layered - light weight lining, light weight batting, yellow and then pinned the hearts loosely in place.


Just a meander and loop and when I hit a heart point , went around the heart away from the edge and the again around the inside with a heart coming back out of the heart point - continue on around until they are all done.  I swear this took me about 10 minutes to quilt.


I used the envelope method to make the pillow back with the yellow and a gray/white floral print for a binding edge finish.  Set with my Grandma M's spring basket and my Grandma V's favorite figurine for 'the promise of something friendly'.

Please be sure to visit today's hosts:

MooseStashQuilting

Websterquilt

Words & Stitches

Vroomans Quilts

Quilt Schmilt

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Songbird Designs

Sewingly Yours,

Sharon

34 comments:

  1. I think your pillow is a winner, and the setting for the last photo is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. A beautiful heart pillow! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love it. It makes me lean in to get a closer look. Great idea to play with LV shapes.

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  4. A beautiful pillow! And how fun to play with a technique you've wanted to do.

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  5. Sew very pretty! I really like the gray and yellow as colors of the year. Your last photo shows off your pillow very nicely! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Such a beauty in yellow and grey. Great idea and so fast - you can't beat that. What fun!

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  7. Very nice pillow. I love the subtle colors. You always have such good ideas ... :) Pat

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  8. A beautiful pillow. The colours are calming and restful but also uplifting. A beautifully staged finish photo.

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  9. Super cute hearts! I love the stitching.

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  10. Such a bright and cheery pillow. Love the stitching and the fact that you could do it in 10 minutes. Perfect quick gift!

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  11. I love the "promise of something friendly" and this adorable pillow...so sweet! Stitching this way is a great idea for a quick project that I need to use someday. The colors are so pretty, too! Thank you for sharing this and for inspiring us to try something new in no-red hearts! xo

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  12. That lovely pillow will go with any décor. Rough edge applique sounds so interesting. I will give it a try.

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  13. Well that quilting process is amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us. Made for a terrific pillow.

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  14. What a great idea - looks terrific!

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  15. Super cute pillow, Sharon! That technique is one I always meant to try (and haven't.)

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  16. Lovely pillow, and great use of the technique!

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  17. What a cute pillow and loved the colors.

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  18. The perfect design for a pretty cushion cover. Nice work.

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  19. What a pretty pillow. That technique looks like it’s fun to do. It has to go in to my must try file. 😄

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  20. Very pretty quilt! I love the soft colours!

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  21. Beautiful and easy, the best combo.

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  22. The soft yellow and gray look wonderful together! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Beautiful cushion, love how you have made it.

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  24. Sharon, this is such a great pillow! I really love the Pantone colors of the year! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I wouldn5 have though5 of the Pantone colors for hearts but they turned out so nice

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  26. I wouldn5 have though5 of the Pantone colors for hearts but they turned out so nice

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  27. I wouldn5 have though5 of the Pantone colors for hearts but they turned out so nice

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  28. I love the yellow backing and that was a clever idea for the hearts.

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  29. Love your pillow. Thanks for sharing the technique!

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  30. Wonderful pillow. I also love the two Pantone Colors of the Year for 2021.

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