Hearts of Friendship Mini Quilt

Hearts of Friendship Mini Quilt

Instagram has become one of my favourite places to share my makes and meet new crafty friends. And I’ve realised that as a consequence, I’ve been neglecting the blog. I’m sorry! But instagram is also where I met the lovely Elise Baek. She’s a talented maker, and she recently designed a beautiful applique heart mini quilt that she calls ‘Hearts of Friendship’. The traditional applique and hand-quilting really appealed to me so I joined her recent sew-along and made my own version.

UPDATED TO ADD: This pattern is not currently available for sale. Please contact Elise Baek for all enquiries.

Martina from Ava & Neve had just sent me a gorgeous bundle of Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics as part of her monthly Liberty Society subscription. They made such a deliciously delicate bundle that I just knew they would be perfect for this project.

The first stage was to stitch nine heart shapes. And after making these beauties, I was hooked.

After pressing the hearts onto the backing fabric to secure the fusible interfacing on the wrong side, I blind stitched the hearts in place. Fusible fleece was then secured to the wrong side of the backing fabric before I started my hand quilting. It’s funny, running stitch is the most basic of stitch types, yet it’s so effective here! All my hand quilting was sewn with Aurifil’s wonderful embroidery floss  – Aurifloss (which comes on a timber thread reel). The pale pink really pops on the white background. (I got mine from Ava & Neve).

A delicate and tiny Liberty floral was used for the backing. I absolutely loved using the lace trim to add that finishing touch to the mini. It made a nice change from having to make my own binding.

I must confess that not only was this little project one that I really enjoyed, it was also one that I was really pleased with. It turned out just the way I wanted it too. Don’t you love when that happens? And everything about the colour palette was so me! I don’t think I’ll be able to part with this pretty piece.

Please contact Elise to find out where you can access the pattern.

Happy stitching, Lauren x

This post was written by Lauren Wright and appeared first on Molly and Mama http://www.MollyandMama.com.au

15 Comments

  • by Lynne Tilley
    Posted 3 May 2017 9:41 am 0Likes

    The Liberty fabrics are just so sweet and GORGEOUS, and the piece you made was just gorgeous.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 3 May 2017 9:51 am 0Likes

      Thank you for your lovely comment Lynne. It was such a fun project to sew!

  • by Kay
    Posted 3 May 2017 4:03 pm 0Likes

    This is so pretty, I must pop over and get the pattern soon. x

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 6 May 2017 1:18 pm 0Likes

      It’s a great pattern Kay. Clear, easy to follow and fun to make!

  • by Pam
    Posted 13 May 2017 11:44 am 0Likes

    Such a beautiful and sweet project; I truly enjoy seeing your work (I follow you on Instagram). Best wishes always.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 18 May 2017 8:06 am 0Likes

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Pam, and for your support. It’s much appreciated xx

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  • by Emily
    Posted 1 August 2017 10:42 am 0Likes

    Hi Lauren. Our readers will love this. I have included your wonderful
    mini quilt in our Crafty Like Granny weekly Craft roundup 🙂
    https://craftylikegranny.com/creativity-never-goes-out-of-style/ Cheers
    Emily

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 15 August 2017 8:36 pm 0Likes

      That sounds wonderful Emily. I’m off to take a peak. Thanks so much for your support. Happy sewing x

  • by Lee Ann Stafford
    Posted 11 July 2020 2:31 am 0Likes

    How I wish I could sew those crisp straight lines in a contrasting thread like that mine would look like a drunkards path lol

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 12 July 2020 1:41 pm 0Likes

      Hi Lee Ann, the secret is drawing erasable stitch guide lines before you start sewing! That’s what works for me. Happy stitching x

  • by Delina
    Posted 15 April 2021 1:20 pm 0Likes

    So inspiring! Makes me want to start another quilt and in the middle of three. I love Emelie and Elise patterns! I seriously could buy out the store. You’re quilt is just gorgeous. I can see why you want to keep it.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 16 April 2021 3:02 pm 0Likes

      Thanks Delina. I really enjoyed sewing this one!

  • by Pati
    Posted 11 April 2022 12:25 pm 0Likes

    You do beautiful work!
    Thanks for sharing 🧵

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 13 April 2022 8:17 am 0Likes

      Thank you for your kind words Pati

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