Friday, January 26, 2018

Woven Danish Hearts

We all made these Danish Hearts in school. And I believe they're still making them! I'll check with my little grandsons in school.

Woven Danish Heart
This is just a quick set of pics to remind you of how fun these were to make and to show you that you can do it with fabric! Allow me. Then if I've tempted you enough, you'll go visit my Craftsy store and check it out! The 3 page pattern has a page with photos along with the full size template.

I realized the other day that I had made 4 Danish Woven Hearts about 8 years ago and they have been languishing in a box all that time. At first I thought I had given them away (I was de-stashing last year). But, I found the box (because I had labeled it on the outside - what a novel idea, huh?)

First woven heart almost finished
I decided to make one using some Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I love pink and green! The wrong side of the fabrics are fused with fusible interfacing (not webbing).
Freezer paper template ironed to right side of interfaced fabric #1
I cut out one from each of two fabrics:
Two heart halves cut out and the slits made.
I pinned them together,
Two halves pinned together
But I didn't like how busy that green print was. So, I took it off and cut out a solid reading print.

Trim away backing before stitching the straight lines
And here is my little mug rug finished with a few straight lines of machine quilting.
Woven Danish Heart Mug Rug: 12" x 12"
I have four of the first hearts and I plan on making a small quilt. With sashing and borders it should easily become big enough for a child's quilt.

I still have plans for more Charming Ideas using charm squares. But, Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you may still need to make something special for that special someone in your life!

4 comments:

  1. Really cool hearts. I've not seen these before. Very cute! Have a fun day!!

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  2. Hi Debby,
    Well, isn't that clever! I love how these hearts are made. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. I love your latest take on this truly classic design, Debby! 150+ years and still going strong. (The design, that is!!) There are so many options with materials, strip widths (equal or varied), and whether flat or "basket" --- what a great way to play with stash! (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com)

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  4. Delightful hearts! We have something similar in Sweden that is often red and white, for Christmas. You can use your year round!

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