Sewing: A Quilted Heart

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I love it when a new idea/project comes my way. A friend shared this website with me, I Found a Quilted Heart, and I loved the idea right away. Thank you Jeannie.

making quilted hearts at craftygardener.ca

The idea is to create small quilted hearts, attach the label, and leave them in places for others to find to brighten their day. Rather like the painted rocks I make where you leave one on your travels so that others can find it. Hopefully it will bring a smile to their face.

making quilted hearts at craftygardener.ca

What a great way to use up scraps of fabric from other projects. I bet I’m not the only crafter that has a box or two or three or more of scrap material and embellishments.

making quilted hearts at craftygardener.ca

I decided to use a base heart and add fabrics and embellishments to the top of it. I also decided to do some of these by hand so I could add embroidery thread stitches.

making quilted hearts at craftygardener.ca

I pinned fabric scraps onto the heart, cut it out with pinking shears and added buttons, ribbons, etc in the hand sewing stage.

making quilted hearts at craftygardener.ca

I chose a backing heart of similar material. Then I used the decorative stitches on my sewing machine to stitch them together. This was a learning curve for me. For the next ones I make I decided to have the loops ready to attach when I do the decorative stitches around the outside, goodness knows why I didn’t do it this time.

making quilted hearts at craftygardener.ca

Materials:

  • scissors, pinking shears
  • fabric scraps
  • buttons, lace, ribbon and other notions
  • sewing machine
  • patience

It isn’t really popular in my part of Ontario – yet. I hope that the ones I will leave will be reported as found and a new trend is started. This would be a perfect project for a sewing or crafting group to do.

making quilted hearts at craftygardener.ca

The quilted heart fits in your palm and you can hang them on your outings, on store message boards, in libraries, close to craft stores, or on your walks. You are only limited by your own imagination. They should not be hidden on private property.

making quilted hearts at craftygardener.ca

If you find a quilted heart, take it and cherish it, and please report your finding on this page. There is a tag on each quilted heart telling you where to check this project out.

Spread joy and happiness by making and leaving your own quilted hearts.

I’m sharing with The Really Crafty Link Party, Creatively Crafty, Mosaic Monday and Creative Crafts.

sewing line

More Embroidery floss projects:

During the first Covid lockdown when virtually everything was shut down and we stayed home I created a quaran’tea’n project as part of my daily routine. I enjoyed getting back to embroidery after such a long time.

sew a little happiness project at craftygardener.ca

13 Responses

  1. Jeannie Carraro

    Linda, they are lovely! You always do such a great job. I know someone will be happy to find them.

  2. Debbie-Dabble

    What a great idea and I love the ones that you just created!! So pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks Deb, they were fun little projects to make and I hope they brighten up someone’s day when they are found. Enjoy today. Happy dabbling.

  3. Vondean Erickson

    Linda.
    This is such a clever idea. You have shown so many clever crafts lately. I know what my winter days will be doing.
    Thanks so much.
    Vondean

  4. Lavender Dreams

    What a neat idea! I haven’t seen anything like this but it would be nice to include with a birthday card or instead of a card on a gift. I may try to make some! Thanks for sharing. I love your ideas…you are so creative!

  5. Angie

    Linda – I love this idea! A fellow blogger named Tammy makes crocheted hearts and leaves for others to find, but there’s no website for you to log them, so that is a nifty element of this project! Your creations are marvelous – yes, I have many scraps around looking for a home, so this is a project I will keep in mind for a rainy day. Thanks for inspiring everyone at Mosaic Monday!

    • Crafty Gardener

      I believe I’ve seen Tammy’s crochet hearts (probably Instagram) Hope you get time to make up a few hearts and leave them for others to find. Thanks for stopping by.

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