Earlier this year I was inspired by a project at the local chapter of EGA (Embroiderers' Guild of America). The project involved making one or more heart ornaments using any stitching or construction technique to be donated by the local chapter to the local hospice. The hospice could use the heart ornaments as door decorations for residents who are nearing the end of their life's journey, so staff and visitors might enter the room with caution, to avoid interrupting tender moments.
Perhaps, it was my first few attempts at making heart ornaments that simply didn't pass muster. They were good, but not good enough.
Perhaps, it was a convergence of heart-related projects oddly falling into my lap at one time.
Perhaps, it was the weight of a troubled world full of anxiety, angst, and division.
Or perhaps, it was the distinct memory of a conversation with my good friend and idea-person-extraordinaire, the late Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs.
Years ago, she approached me when I was setting up my booth space at Quilt Market to drop a hint that my bird block kits from The FLOCK could pair nicely with her Stiff Stuff interfacing products to make ornaments - bird-shaped ornaments. That concept never came to pass, however, the idea stuck in my brain. And when these hearts came along, something in my brain clicked.
Enter Heart Fulls™
Combine quilting cotton fabric, brightly-colored, premium-quality felted wool, surface embroidery, flexible-but-firm Stiff Stuff interfacing, and fresh, inspired-by-nature designs, and this thing took on a life of its own.
At first the designs were just for me and for the local hospice (after an introduction from my palliative-care nurse neighbor).
And now, one design at a time, I am ready to share them with YOU. From my heart to yours. . . . To enjoy the stitchy creativity to gift or to keep.
May I introduce, the very first Heart Fulls pattern--"Daisy"
It's a whimsical depiction of a bright and sunny daisy and bud. It's the first, because it's fresh, it's whimsical, it has lots of potential for additional embellishment, and it's easy to make.
Two Options to Buy
ONE - COMPLETE KITS
Fully curated with coordinating fabric and premium-quality felted wool. Enough materials to make two 6" heart ornaments.
Kits are available in FOUR color combinations now.
- The Pattern
- Quilting Cotton Fabric
- Premium quality felted wool
- Stiff interfacing
- Light woven interfacing
- Light fusible web
What's NOT included
- Embroidery needles
- Perle Cotton thread
TWO - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF
Use your stash of quilting cotton fabric, felted wool, perle cotton fibers, and interior interfacing and fusibles. Start stitching today with the downloadable pattern!
Watch for exciting new patterns in the coming months! Cardinals. . . butterflies . . . nature's goodness . . . and much, much more!