A Heart Mini Quilt in Sea Glass Colours, glued to a 5 x 7 inch fabric covered painters canvas!!
This was very easy to throw together, here's how... To get the canvas ready to glue the mini quilt to, I first glued on a rectangle of white paper to cover the writing that was on the back of the canvas. I then used some perle 8 threads to plait a little hanger string which I also glued onto the back of the canvas.
Next, I covered the front of the canvas with fabric, folded it over onto the back, glued it and used a thin masking tape on the edges for good measure. A little messy, but it works!
My inspiration for this mini quilt was two things....firstly I have always adored the sea glass we find on the beaches around here (though my efforts for collecting said sea glass are pathetic but these few pieces sit in my kitchen window so I can see them everyday!!)...
...the pattern was inspired by Keiko Goke's quilt on the front of her fabulous book All my Thanks and Love. This book is written in Japanese, but the pictures tell a wonderful story anyway!!
I then transfered it to freezer paper, cut out the heart shapes, and glued them onto their background squares. (I use Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It for this, it holds the applique shapes onto the background beautifully without needing pins, and if you put it on in the wrong spot, it just washes out with a little water).
Once I had appliqued the hearts onto the squares using the needle turn method, the 9 squares were all sewn together.
My embroidery skills are a little rusty, so I found a fabulous lady called Wendi on YouTube under the name of ShinyHappyWorld who showed me how to do this seed stitch and split stitch.
Signed and dated and ready to post.
Mmm, I quite like the Sea Glass Hearts sitting amongst my Burleighware jugs, perhaps I will have to make my sister something else!!! xo