Friday, December 18, 2020

Circle of Love :: Heart of the Home

You all know just how obsessed I am with my mini Heart of the Home pattern.  I can't seem to stop making them!  The last 'home' post I shared the end of November had me thinking about a new way to scratch my itch and make something a little different.  And I did just that!

CIRCLE OF LOVE
20" x 20 3/4"

Yes I went there!  First off, I can never resist a little rainbow magic.  The idea of having houses with rainbow hearts was how this all started and I'm pretty happy that it did.  


I started by picking eight (8) colors for the hearts, prints for the main house, roof, chimney and window treatments.  I really wanted each house to be unique, much like real houses are.  The only thing that is the same in all eight is the sky.  I'm going off the assumption that all of these houses are in the same neighborhood!


The house blocks measure 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" which makes the windows a challenge to work with.  Usually I try and put cute little critters or something in each window, but because of the size I decided to use tiny prints instead.  Matching of course to each house!

The background fabric I used is a white on white print.  As much as I like it the front was too bright, instead I used the back.  You can still see the variation of white, but it isn't as harsh as the front.  


I went a little crazy with the quilting!  The size of the quilt was too enticing not too, plus I could go Free Motion wild!

The center is a little medallion action that actually has four hearts front and center.  Hard to tell with the way I quilted them, but they are there!  


After the center I worked my way out and ended with a huge sigh of relief!  Each house is outlined in the basic of basic quilting.  


A little better detail of the overall quilting can be seen on the back.  I added hanging corners and used a dark blue fabric for the binding.


I really love how the quilting and each and every house turned out.  Having an idea and actually pulling it off is a feat in and of itself!  Idea buckets are always overflowing in my mind and now there is one less and that's a good thing!


I have to say I'm happy with the circle idea and how it came together.  It's a neighborhood full of diversity and tolerance that comes together for each other.

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12 comments :

  1. Another beauty, Jayne. Merry Christmas!

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  2. This is amazing. I love it! Merry Christmas.

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  3. Love, love, love the quilting! I still say you should write a book!

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    1. I enjoyed quilting this! I have more confidence doing FMQ on something small and tend to take more chances! That book idea…I love your encouragement and the fact that you believe I could!

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  4. What fun! I love your idea to use the tiny houses in a different way. I just printed out a page to make one of your 3.5 inch houses, but maybe I need to make more than one. :)

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    1. I can’t help but have ideas when I’m making these houses. They are just so much fun! Good luck with your building!

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  5. it's so cute... you know i love your house pattern. The quilting is what really makes it special!

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    1. There’s no denying I love making these houses. Half the fun is customizing and thanks to you I get to do even more of that!

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  6. Great idea for using these adorable little heart/house blocks! Perfect for 2020!

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  7. This is amazing Jayne! The tiny blocks filled with love and the detailed quilting really make this one special. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  8. Those are sure wonderful houses and I like the circular design!

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