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My Heart Wasn’t Ready

I made this for everyone who has lost a loved one. You know who you are. You know what this means. I hope this design brings comfort to you or a friend who may benefit from your making it for them.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Links to purchase these designs are at the bottom of this page ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Thank you Dee Froula for the sentiment and for sewing the largest design and with precision.

Shown  below is Dees 13 x 11 inch project using the 7×11 inch designs

                    • Sew each wing in the 7×11 hoop. Cut out each one 3/8″ outside the rectangular stitch line.
                    • Sew the two rectangles together like you do quilt blocks.
                    • Using the center seam line as a guide, hoop it and sew the heart.
                    • Sewing the heart as an applique covers the seam line so the lettering is not sewn directly onto a seam or seam allowance.
                    • Use this same process for the 5×7 designs

Shown below is a close up of the top of the 8×8 wing

These designs are available in 3 sizes.

  • The 8 x 8 inch design is sewn all in a single 8 x 8 inch hoop
  • The 5 x 7 and 7 x 11 designs are divided into left and right wings sewn into 2 rectangles.
  • The rectangles are sewn together much like two quilt blocks.
  • It is then hooped and the heart is added
  • The heart is an optional Applique. I added this so it would cover the center seam between the two wings. This would keep the lettering from sewing directly across a seam or seam allowance.
  • Finished 5 x 7 design is 182 x 173 mm ( 7.5 x 7 inches)
  • Finished 7 x 11 Designs is 324 x 280 (13 x 11 inches)

Shown below is the large heart

For the applique fabric, Dee used the same fabric as the background fabric for the wings.

It does a great job covering up the seam and seam allowance, preventing the lettering from sewing directly onto the seam line or seam allowance

Shown below is the 8×8 heart

Notions Used

  • 100% Cotton Fabric for the background
  • (Optional) 1 small piece of fabric for the heart applique
    • 5×5 inches for the large heart
    • 4×4 inches for the small heart
  • 1 layer Pellon ShirTailor fusible stabilizer fused to the backside of the fabric
  • Soft tear away stabilizer
  • Optional: Quilter’s Dream Fusible stabilizer
  • Madeira Polyneon #40 embroidery threads in the top for all projects
  • Size12 topstitch needle for all projects
  • Wonderfil #80 prewound bobbin for all the projects *
  • Wonderfil bobbin threads are fine weight.. For this reason using them makes designs much less dense. With a lower top tension it nearly disappears on the backside.

Shown below is close up of the top of the 7×11 wing. It has a bit more detail than the 5×7 size

Thread Colors

Thread numbers are Madeira Polyneon #40 weight embroidery thread

  • Greens
    • 1770 Dark,
    • 1848 Medium
    • 1768 light
  • 1624 Yellow
  • 1725 Gold
  • 1522 Purple
  • 1712 Lilac
  • Blues
    • 1775 med
    • 1776 dark
  • Pinks
    • 1941 medium
    • 1817 light
  • Rust
    • 1919 medium
    • 1974 dark
  • 1640 Dark Gray

Available in 8×8 inches, 5×7 inches and 7×11 inches
Also, a collection with both sizes (40% Off)

(Sorry no 4 inch available)

‘My Heart Wasn’t Ready’ 8×8-Inches!

‘My Heart Wasn’t Ready’ 5×7-Inches!

‘My Heart Wasn’t Ready’ 7×11 Inches!

‘My Heart Wasn’t Ready’ All Sizes 40% Off

  • What do I use, you ask?

When I see the elaborate study and ingenuity displayed by women in the pursuit of trifles, I feel no doubt of their capacity for the most herculean undertakings.”

– Julia Ward Howe

1 thought on “My Heart Wasn’t Ready

  1. I love the “My heart wasn’t ready” design. I just recently lost my husband after 60yrs and when I saw this I had to have it. I framed it in an embroidery hoop with purple ribbon (purple is the color for Pancreatic cancer} It is hanging in the bedroom above our pictures. I love it
    Martha

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