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Stitch & Flip Heart

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Stitch & Flip Heart quilt top

Created in this Craftsy class

Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design taught by Jacquie Gering

Quilt outside the box and create imaginative blocks that look a lot harder than they really are, with the modern design sensibility of Jacquie Gering.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Holiday, Funky
Carrie S on

What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of myself for just going for it and cutting into fabric without having a concrete idea of what I was going to do next! I was working at night with bad light and accidentally used a couple different shades of "white" when I originally meant to use all the same color background. Instead of ripping apart the ones that were different, I just kept going with it and I love how it turned out!

Carrie S on

What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you haven't tried improv before, this class is for you! It's different, but sooooo fun to just go with it and reinvent those "mistakes"!

Carrie S on

Another awesome design using this technique. The versatility is amazing! I also love that you kept the integrity of the background squares throughout the top. The seam lines add another subtle graphic element to the quilt. Great work! Can't wait to see it quilted!

05/06/2013 Flag

thanks! I would love to hear any ideas you may have about a quilt design? I'm a newbie FMQ, but I'd like to try some FMQ in the heart itself, and maybe some straight lines radiating out from the heart (similar to the super nova in your book). Any ideas from anyone?

05/06/2013 Flag

I think the heart is obviously the most important part of this design, so I would want to do some quilting to help it stand out...maybe even echo quilt outside the heart...1/4" away from the triangles and maybe repeat that echo a couple of times. Then you could so some simple soft free motion within the heart and on the triangles to give it texture. As for the negative space around the heart...radiating lines is an option. I'm wondering if repeating what you do inside the heart might be nice. For me, the negative space is crying out for another small heart to be quilted into the negative space...not so big as to take away from the large pieced heart, just to add a little surprise, like a secret heart. It could be outlined and echoed once or twice and quilted inside just like you do the large one.

05/07/2013 Flag

Thank you for the quilting ideas, I love the idea of quilting a secret heart into the negative space! I can't wait to get started!

05/07/2013 Flag

That is so cute, I might have to make one!! Very nice job.

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05/07/2013 Flag

This turned out great! It's just super sweet!

05/11/2013 Flag

Sooo beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

10/15/2014 Flag