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.
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.
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.
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.
I pinned fabric scraps onto the heart, cut it out with pinking shears and added buttons, ribbons, etc in the hand sewing stage.
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.
- scissors, pinking shears
- fabric scraps
- buttons, lace, ribbon and other notions
- sewing machine
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.
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.
Spread joy and happiness by making and leaving your own quilted hearts.
~embroidery thread projects~
- camera straps
- crochet bookmarks
- embroidered pillow cases
- Flossie Bird
- key fobs
- little felt birds
- quilted hearts
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.