Saturday, November 27, 2010

"I Love You Truly"

It is a little early to be thinking about Valentine's Day, but I was so excited about my heart quilt project being published on the website of the American Quilters' Society....that I had to tell you about it now. ;-)

"I love You Truly"
25" X 25" 2010

This collage quilt uses vintage quilt blocks, a vintage hankie, applique lettering, beading, and embroidery....all tricks of the crazy quilt trade.
I was asked to create this for an article for their print magazine with complete instructions and so I did, last June. But you know me, I am heavy on the pictures! My finished article was too long for their use in print, but they put the whole thing the way I wrote it--after their smart editing and beautiful formatting, of course--in a PDF file on their website, free to everyone. (You don't have to be a member or subscriber to download it.)

Here is a detail peek:

If you wish to download the PDF with complete instructions for this project, look on AQS's homepage here. It is second from the right in the top row.

I only wish I had been brave enough to put this in the center of the heart:
"Kiss Me You Fool!"

13 comments :

so-crazy said...

This is absolutely beautiful I love the way you incorporate old blocks into your work as it blendeds both sane and crazy together. Linda

Suzanne said...

Wow-it's amazing! You are quite talented1

Vicki W said...

Fabulous!

Barbara C said...

Wow! this is so cute and cheerful, and you used so many interesting elements.

Summerset said...

Congrats! So pretty, too!

Joy said...

Wow! I'm going to go download it. But wanted to ask - can a beginner do this? I cross stitch but that's about it.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Thanks, everyone!

Joy, if you take it slowly and follow the directions, you should be able to do this.
I don't have the simple embroidery stitches I used mapped out in the article, but a great place to find them is at Sharon Boggon's free stitch dictionary site here:
http://inaminuteago.com/stitchindex.html

Write to me if you have any more questions...and have fun!

Nicki Lee said...

I never tire of the beautiful items you create. This one is so dainty and pretty. Thank you for sharing the instructions.... maybe when I get caught up I'll try it out - I'm still working on the last scrappy project you gave instructions for LOL !

Jean said...

How Wonderful for you! Just a thought though... maybe next year they will ask for a St. Patties Day
themed one and you can put the "Kiss Me I'm Irish" in!!! LoL.
Maybe then?
The Christmas present picture is looking great too!

green.bow said...

amazed with your work!

sooo beautiful and precise, fall in love with your working :)

A Nudge said...

This quilt is fabulous - love it. Is there an update to the link for I Love you Truly? I couldn't seem to find it.

A Nudge said...

This quilt is fabulous - love it. Is there an update to the link for I Love you Truly? I couldn't seem to find it.

A Nudge said...

This quilt is fabulous - love it. Is there an update to the link for I Love you Truly? I couldn't seem to find it.