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:

Ivani said...

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!

Julie in GA said...

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

CathieJ said...

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

Little Quiltsong said...

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

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

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

Tazzie said...

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

Design Originals by KC said...

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

Katie said...

I am loving this project! Such lovely work!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

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

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

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

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

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

The Joyful Quilter said...

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

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

So beautiful, and such nice applique!

Rose Marie said...

So, so lovely!

Angela said...

So pretty!

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful applique! Love that scissor fabric too!

Jenny said...

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

Kim said...

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

Deb A said...

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.

Sarah said...

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

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

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

Ratana said...

You have a wonderful view out that window! I'd be gazing out instead of getting my work done!
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Preeti said...

This is so pretty, Gretchen. Of course the scissors are adorable but every fabric is darling.

Nann said...

The crisp, bright prints make this block shine!

Deb E said...

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

Sara said...

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

Gretchen Weaver said...

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!

Florida Farm Girl said...

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

Quilting Gail said...

Just beautiful!!! You do such lovely work!

Helen said...

Beautiful fabrics and colours.

R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

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Sum of their Stories said...

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