Saturday, February 2, 2019

Woven Danish Hearts

This is a repost from last year. Valentine's Day is coming and I have pulled my heart quilts out!

We all made these Danish Hearts in school. And I believe children are 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!

I realized the other day that I had made 4 Danish Woven Hearts about 9 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.

You can find the 3 page pdf pattern at my Etsy shop: Woven Danish Hearts


3 comments:

  1. I actually love your first version of the heart. I like the busy-ness of the prints and how the fans show through in the weave.

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  2. What fun! Even though I'm definitely not a fan of Kaffe Fassett, I did like your first version of the heart, as well as the second one. At least a few years ago, students still made these hearts - mostly girls, but some of the boys got fascinated by the weaving of colors, too.

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  3. I love your first version of the heart, too.
    Will this pattern work with any fusible backing that can’t be trimmed away? None of my fusible backings seem to be the cut-away kind. :(

    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern ... our family is very Scandinavian, and, these woven hearts have always been a favorite part of our holiday decorating.

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