Hearts

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a little obsessed with heart motifs. Hopefully, I’m not breaking any hearts over this obsession. After all, who doesn’t love hearts. The very shape evokes love. I didn’t realize how many heart designs I had until someone asked me about heart designs. Then I took a look and oh my! Decided I needed to add a Hearts category.

 

Lacy Hearts – Frames
Lacy Hearts – Frames

Hearts hidden in hearts…

Lacy Hearts
Lacy Hearts

Insertion lace hearts…

Heirloom Insertion Lace – Hearts
Heirloom Insertion Lace – Hearts

Hardanger hearts…

Hardanger Floral Hearts Collection
Hardanger Floral Hearts Collection

Flying geese hearts…

Love Flying Geese Applique Collection
Love Flying Geese Applique Collection

Quiltering hearts…

Quiltering Hearts - Quilting with your embroidery machine
Quiltering Hearts – Quilting with your embroidery machine

And the hearts live on. Take some home today.

Lacy Hearts

Glorious Hearts

Lacy Hearts

Lacy Hearts Frames

Lacy Hearts Gifts

Hearts - Applique

Chenille Hearts N Such

Love Flying Geese

Love Blooms

Hearts - Hardanger

Hardanger Floral Hearts

Hearts - Special Occasions & Heralding

Love Is...

Love One Another

Loving Tree

Two Hearts, One Love

Hearts - Quiltering

Hearts Quiltering

Special Occasions & Heralding

A few years back, a friend and colleague asked if I’d help her with a very special quilt project. Her husband had passed away suddenly and now she was expected her first grandchild. She was inspired to make a baby quilt using her husband’s shirts, but she needed a little logistical support in order to get started. I was happy help.

Later, it got me thinking about just how old this concept is of fabric crafting as a means of remembrance. It’s as integral to the art as the of the fabric. Another, broader term for remembrance is heralding, which has a broader meaning for which fabric arts are only a small part but highly integral part. In other terms, heralding simply means, take heed and remember.

I decided to create some such designs into machine embroidery. My first project was for a family wedding when Aunt Millie married her high school sweetheart. This one I titled, Two Hearts, One Love, and incorporated the couple’s names and the wedding date.

Aunt Millies’ Two Hearts One Love

With the exception of the Loving Tree all of these collections are custom designs and are dependent on it. The Loving Tree can stand alone without being customized.

This one made for a colleague who was expecting twins.

Laramie’s Baby Project

Special Occasions & Heralding

Births

Graduations

Loving Tree

Two Hearts, One Love

Custom Lettering

Tandem Bike

Bicycle, Tandem, Bike,Tandem Bike, machine embroidery, machine embroidery bike, machine embroidery tandem bike, 6x10, 8x11.

My husband is an avid biker. I enjoy it in cooler weather but not a regular biker. We have always talked about getting a tandem bike. We learned in our biking together on separate bikes that we can’t hear each other talking, I can’t keep up with him, and he doesn’t get any exercise when biking with me.

So a couple years ago he bought us a tandem bike for our anniversary. We took it on its maiden voyage that weekend – when this photo was taken.

Albert and Laura on Tandy

How do you like my handlebars? One of my complaints about todays bikes is they keep you leaning forward weight bearing on your wrists  Our wrists were not made for weight bearing and is quite uncomfortable, at least to me. Hence my great big tall handlebars. Should I tell you about my seat? smiles

When I ran across this artwork I knew I had to make it. But even with all the flowers, Albert asked where are the kittens. Smiles.

This collection includes 3 messages:

  • We Ride Together
  • We Belong Together
  • Love Is In The Air

The large 8×11 design contains all 3 messages arched and  centered over the bike. Each one is a different thread color stop. Sew the message you want and simply skip the other two.

The messages are also included by themselves to add to the bike for smaller hoops.

Notions

  • Background fabric for your project
  • Pellon ShirTailor Fusible Stabilizer
  • Medium Weight soft tear away stabilizer
  • Optional: 1 layer fusible 80/20 quilt batting
  • Wonderfil #80 pre-wound bobbins or #100 weight bobbin threads
  • Size 12 Top Stitch Needle
  • Embroidery Threads – I use Madeira Polyneon threads
    • Bike
      • Off white
      • Black
      • Medium gray
      • Silver gray (not metallic)
      • Lighter silver gray (not metallic)
    • Flowers, Baskets and Hearts
      • Basket color
      • Medium Pink
      • Red or rose
      • Yellow
      • White
      • Brown for flower centers
    • Dark green
    • Medium green
  • Lettering
    • Colors of Choice – I matched the flower colors.