Sunday, November 14, 2021

Hearts & Wreaths

The applique of block 5 for my Hearts & Wreaths quilt. 

I love the the scissors on this purple fabric!


First the embroidery is completed. I'm working on 4 blocks at a time so I embroidered all 4 of them. Then I appliqued the hearts on all 4 blocks. Then I auditioned the outside circle of leaves and took some off. I needed to add more dark leaves, otherwise the leaves all smeared together when viewed from a short distance.

The last time I posted about Hearts & Wreaths, someone asked me what size these blocks are. They will be trimmed before sewing together, the finished size is 16".

Here is more information Hearts & Wreaths.

Linking to Oh ScrapPatchwork & Quilts, Kathys Slow Stitching Sunday, Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Handmade Monday, Design Wall Monday

35 comments:

  1. It's amazing how many small pieces you're applying to a block that's only 6 inches, Gretchen!!!
    I also do love the violet fabric with those sissors and the light blue/teal with pins. Beautiful block!!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  2. Your hearts and wreaths block is gorgeous! So many pretty fabrics in all those little leaves, and I love the soft yellow background.

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  3. I love the center heart fabrics of this block. Enjoy your stitching!

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  4. Love all the scrappy colours in this beautiful block! Such a pretty design.

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  5. What a beautiful, colorful wreath!!! I'm with you on that adorbs scissors!!!

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  6. Your appliqué is just gorgeous and such tiny pieces. I love it!
    Hugs, Tazzie :-)

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  7. I love your hearts and wreaths block.. are you enjoying the retreat??? Are you there??? Thanks for the great close up of your applique too!
    Kathi

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  8. I am loving this project! Such lovely work!

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  9. Your applique is so beautiful! I too liked the scissors in that purple fabric.

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  10. very colorful and I like all the colors in it - great work

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  11. What a beautiful selection of colors for the quilt. Bright and happy! Enjoy the process!

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  12. I'm glad you've worked your way back to this project, Gretchen. LOVE it!!!

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  13. Beautiful applique! Love that scissor fabric too!

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  14. I love seeing all your different projects coming along. This one is gorgeous, so pretty.

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  15. Your wreath is so pretty, Gretchen. Love all those perfect little leaves in all those sweet prints. The scissor fabric is such fun.

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  16. I love watching this one! I think if I ever knock off 10 UFO's I might attempt something like this. Until then, I'll enjoy watching your's grow.

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  17. I really love the fabrics you are using in this block. Lovely and fresh looking!

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  18. This block is stunning, Gretchen. Such pretty fabrics playing happily together. Have a great week and happy quilting.

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  19. You have a wonderful view out that window! I'd be gazing out instead of getting my work done!
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  20. This is so pretty, Gretchen. Of course the scissors are adorable but every fabric is darling.

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  21. The crisp, bright prints make this block shine!

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  22. You picked the perfect background for this block - white would have been to stark in contrast. Absolutely love everything about this little block. Isn't it relaxing working on a small block like this? Makes the idea of making a lot of these much more palatable knowing how enjoyable it is. At least that's what I'm telling myself as I'm EPP a grandmothers flower garden all by hand...and I AM enjoying every tiny little stitch! Deb E

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    1. I knew I definitely didn't want white background fabric. I think the applique goes reasonably fast. I did start a new EPP project last week but that isn't progressing very fast, it's a low priority project. I EPP'd a grandmother's flower garden quilt years ago, I really enjoyed it and I love my quilt. Happy stitching!

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  23. Oh my - that block is wonderful. Excellent job on that applique too.

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  24. I cannot wait to see this top finished. All those little leaves just leave me gobsmacked. And all those different fabrics? Sigh.

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  25. Just beautiful!!! You do such lovely work!

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  26. Beautiful fabrics and colours.

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  28. So so pretty, love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Handmade Monday.

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