Monday, May 31, 2021

New-To-Me Scrappy Project : IFAQH


Have you ever found a quilted heart out along your adventures? If so, you are very lucky! I first heard about this project about 2 weeks ago while scrolling through Instagram. At times, those leisurely scrolls stumble across some really "aha" moments!

The official I Found A Quilted Heart project started in January 2014 when a quilted heart was found in a cave in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Since then, people all over the world have participated in making hearts as a random act of kindness. I have happily added myself to that list!

There is a lot more information on this website: I Found A Quilted Heart  

Included in this website are the guidelines for placing hearts, a printable tag sheet, and a list of FAQS (frequently asked questions). There is no template for the heart itself as it's up to the maker to choose a desirable shape and size. 

When a heart is found, there are places to "report" them, too! On the tag, the website is listed, along with a hashtag for Instagram. There is a Facebook group also, with photos of the hearts and often with a picture of the "finder". 

Above is the first heart I hung in a tree in my neighborhood. About  10 days later, it still hasn't been found! It's visible from the street, sidewalk and right where cars drive by in a mini mall. I like to think that it's meant for someone very special and who needs a reminder that there is love in this world. 

These hearts are so much fun for me to make. It's quite addicting and a fabulous way to use up scraps of all sizes. Every single one of my hearts contains purple in some way...a fabric scrap, a button, lace or ribbon. Just so you know, in case you find one, it may have come from me!

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  1. Hi,
    Awesome hearts and a great idea, thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day!

  2. That is a better idea than the painted rocks.. Thank you for sharing in Put your foot down.

  3. I've found one before, and have only made maybe 2. Mine as well hung for quite some time :) The right person will come along and enjoy.

  4. I love this idea and your hearts are beautiful! The heart in the tree looks so sweet that I'm not sure I'd want to take it if I saw it. It looks like it belongs there!

  5. This little heart idea is intriguing. Thinking about sharing with my quilt guild.

  6. I love hearts and what they represent. I think your idea is awesome. Thanks for sharing and spreading the love! I definitely be using this idea.
    Bless you,

  7. What size are the hearts I'd like to make some have lots of scraps

    1. My hearts are approximately 4" x 4", but there is no size specified on the IFAQH site. I've made smaller ones and a few bigger ones too. All are beautiful and will be found by someone who needs a bit of sunshine and a blessing in their day! Have fun!

    2. Is there a group for those of us that make these so that we may share ideas?

    3. I made 18 and put them out I. The world today. Much easier for me than the rocks!

    4. I found a quilted heart Pennsylvania #ifaqhpa

  8. I live in Australia and we have had devastating floods in our town of Lismore and surrounding areas in NSW and a group of ladies started to make Hearts on Banners to give to devastated people in our area, some people will never go into their homes again, they do provide solace for many.