Eye of the Beholder

original applique patterns inspired by the world around us

Hearts & Fleurs: Always in Season

 Hearts & Fleurs for Spring Appli-quilted by machine.

Hearts & Fleurs for Spring Appli-quilted by machine.

Hearts and Flowers are always in season!

 Fall, winter, spring and summer.  Hearts and flowers are symbols of love and hope.  And everyone needs hearts and flowers to remind them they are loved.

Now you can set your table with quilted love and hope with our beginners level pattern, Hearts & Fleurs table runner , in these winning combinations of fabrics from Island Batik.

All our patterns come with complete directions and full-size patterns.  This one, which can be made by hand or machine, comes with instructions for both creation methods.

 Hearts & Fleurs pattern with purple and green from Coral Reef collection by Island Batik.

Hearts & Fleurs pattern with purple and green from Coral Reef collection by Island Batik.

Think spring with purple & green!

I love spring! 

Winter in Colorado goes from cold and snowy, to brown and barren. Thankfully, the sun keeps shining.  Even so, I weary of the many shades of brown across the dormant landscape.

I  love the new green shoots that poke through the soil and tip the trees when Spring begins.  It lifts my soul. Love and hope reborn.  I'm always anxious to get into my garden in the spring, sometimes planting too early because I'm impatient.  I'm just as impatient indoors to get my Spring cleaning done, and so I made this table runner with our speedy machine process: Trace, Iron, Snip & Stitch with Appli-quilting.

These fabrics from Island Batik's Coral Reef collection inspired me to make a Springy Hearts & Fleurs table runner.  The purple fabric is a flutter with butterflies, dragonflies and fresh flowers, and the spring green bursts with new life... revealed in the reverse applique design.

 Hearts & Fleurs table runner. Hand reverse, needle-turn applique.

Hearts & Fleurs table runner. Hand reverse, needle-turn applique.

 

The seasons progress.

 Spring turns to summer.

The Sky turns a rich blue. The landscape is alive with growth and the Sun heats everything up, nourishing me and the land.  The days are long with light, and often filled with an extra bustle of activity.  Yet there is also vacation, and days of porch sitting with a good book or my hand-stitching.

 Tracing Hearts & Fleurs design onto Caribbean Splash fabrics by Island Batik.

Tracing Hearts & Fleurs design onto Caribbean Splash fabrics by Island Batik.

Using our easier Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch process for hand reverse needle-turn  applique,  you can create a summery Hearts & Fleurs runner to adorn your table.

Remind your family you love them, even in the heat of summer.  This runner made in Sunshine yellow and medium blue with its dense airy branches from the Caribbean Splash collection by Island Batik, is the perfect complement to the offerings of a summer barbecue: grilled burgers, fresh greens with garden-grown tomatoes and potato salad . 

You can  zip it out by machine with Appli-quilting, or you can stitch it at summer's vacation pace by hand with Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch.  No matter how you do it, your family will be touched by your love and care for them.

 Summer adornment for your table with Hearts & Fleurs runner.

Summer adornment for your table with Hearts & Fleurs runner.

 Hearts & Fleurs table runner 

is  always in season!

See the patterns in our booth and the fabrics in Island Batik's booth at Houston International Market/ Festival.

Eye of the Beholder booth #2811.

Island Batik booth #2026.27.