This pattern was inspired by Easter, though it could be displayed all year long! The inspiration for this piece came from looking at all the bright pretty Easter things at the store. I was struck by how few pretty decorations they sell that celebrate the real meaning of Easter- Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross. Then, this idea popped into my head and I just had to make it! I decided to offer it as a free pattern as well! You can download it by clicking here. I hope you enjoy!
I tried out hand lettering for the first time with this pattern! I was originally going to use fonts, but decided to take a shot at lettering it myself. I was amazed it turned out since my everyday handwriting is terrible!
I chose back stitching for most of the pattern. I used split stitching for the “Love” to accentuate the cursive! I also chose to applique the hill with some big running stitches along the top! Overall, I am very happy with how it came out!
I hope you enjoy the pattern! If you use it, let me know! I’d love to see your work!
This year, I decided to participate in the Try Something New Every Month challenge hosted by Stephanie & Rebecca! You can read the details at Swoodson Says or Hugs Are Fun. The theme for January is Quilting! I decided to make this heart mini quilt / table topper (& free pattern!)
This was my first time writing a pattern, spiral quilting, making my own bias tape, and binding a circle! Lots of firsts here! I absolutely loved it! I am so happy to be able to share the pattern here free! You can download it by clicking here.
I thought of this idea in bed one night and I had to write it down before I forgot! It took a few months to have time to make the pattern, but after Christmas I finally had time to try this out!
Close up of my (slightly wiggly) spiral quilting! I used my walking foot and followed the tutorial here. It was harder to keep the circles consistent than I expected, but the effect is still pretty! I also added a teeny little heart at the center!
If you use the pattern, I’d love to see it! Tag it with #EncircledLove so I can see! And if you have any questions or issues, please let me know at Kittensandthreads@gmail.com!