Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Paper pieced method small CQ heart

As you know, recently I received a wonderful heart from Mary. I decided to create my heart for her according to paper piecing method. I drew two pieces 6" size heart shape crazy design. I drew two of them because use one of themto be used as the base and the other one will be cut of for each piece.
My fabrics were ready (ironed), I started to cut at the bottom piece to prepare the first part of the heart shape CQ block.I cut the first piece of the paper and reversed it on the back side of the fabric and pinned.

I precisely cut the fabric, leaving proper seam allowances and started to baste. I have a suggegstion for the newbies. Always start to baste from shorter side and never forget finger press when folding the fabric before stitching!

I kept continue same work clock wise direction.

I prepared them in a short period. Afterwords, I started to stitch each piece from their back. When I've completed to stitch all pieces, I ripped off the basting threads to remove papers. But, I recognized that I have to repeat one thing! I had to baste borders once again!

This is the final of the little heart shape CQ block that I made for my swap partner. I tried to explain what I did to create my little heart. Now, it is time to embellish it:)
Some of you may think that this is long way to create a small heart, but this is the best method I do to create a heart shape CQ block!!!! In addition, I wanted to be sure to create a nice thing for my partner.


Gerry Krueger said...

I'm in a Heart RR right now and looking for different ways to do hearts. I love this one and will try it soon.... I'll check back to see it embellished....

Marilyn said...

I would not expect you to take less trouble Rengin, that is why your work is such a high standard :) Marilyn

Rengin Yazitas said...

Oh, dear Marilyn,
Thanks so much, you encourage me so much with your lovely words:)

Rengin Yazitas said...

Oh, dear Marilyn,
Thanks so much, you encourage me so much with your lovely words:)

Dresden Plate said...

Thank you for your visit to me, so nice to meet new friends.
Your work is so interesting, and you have a very beautiful blog.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Hi Rengin~
Thanks for sharing your paper pieced heart. I have done some CQ, but never with the paper method. I'll have to try this one day.
Glad you liked my little doll bed.
Have a wonderful day and I'll be back to see the finished heart. I love the goodies.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I like this method! Thanks for showing it here.
And I love your beautiful!

Patricia said...

Thanks for sharing this technique, Rengin. I can't wait to try it, I'm never happy with my hearts, hope this will be the answer. Can't wait to see your gorgeous embellishments on this. You swap partner will love it, no doubt!
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Ira said...

Very beautiful. I amwaiting to see
this heart finished

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I admire quilting sooo much! You do a fantastic job!

Ich bin ein Fünfzigerjahremädel. said...

I found your blog yet and admire your wonderful embellished fabrics!Many creative ideas!!!!
All the best for you,Ulla