I love Lilly Ella Stitchery‘s paper-pieced patterns ever since I tried her Butterfly Charm Blocks. When Nicole sent out the request for testers of her new patterns, I seriously could not say no. I didn’t even know what I was going to sew….all that I knew was that it was gonna be good!
Then these beautiful hearts from Love Story appeared in my email….Oh my mercy! How gorgeous, right? The pack includes two patterns – Poetry (as shown above and below) and Prose (as shown in the title pic.) Both square patterns come in 5″, 10″ and 16″ (finished) sizes. You can find them over here.
My first attempt was to make this 5″ version of the Poetry pattern. The piecing in the heart was just screaming for a rainbow color palette. The pattern and size were perfect for the Name Tag Lanyard Swap for my Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild. I used the Swapaholics tutorial and just raised the vinyl window up so the heart would not be obstructed.
Next, I tried out the 5″ Prose version. Now this was a bit more difficult given the number and size of the paper-piecing. There are more corners to match up and some bulk to contend with, but it’s all worth it!
Lastly, I used the 16″ Poetry pattern to make a special pillow for Valentine’s Day. My house is lacking in the home decor department so I’ve been trying to add more handcrafted items in between all the ones I sell or giveaway. I practiced my free-motion quilting by using some variegated red Aurifil 4668 in a simple loopy pattern.
A border all around the pattern was added to fit the 18″ pillow form I had on-hand. For the back, I used Arrow Flight from Michael Miller to complement the V-day heart. Having this in my stash paid off ;) Since this is intended as seasonal decor, I made the pillow back in two pieces with a 2″ overlap and added KAM snaps to keep the pillow in place. I’m set for Valentine’s Day now!
What would you make with these patterns?
Hugs and Stitches,
Pattern was provided by Lillyella Stitchery for testing but you know projects, thoughts and opinions are my very own.