Catching Hearts Bell Pull

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 Project 14 in Fast, Fun, and More Gifty is the Catching Hearts Bell Pull. This is my very first bell pull and I love it. Years ago, I was a member of The Embroider’s Guild of America and was quite intrigued with the embroidered bell pulls. It was the first time I’d heard of them and they are so beautiful.
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 Traditionally, a bell pull is woven and is used as a pull cord with a handle or knob that attaches at the bottom. It was used to call butlers, maids, or servants in homes. They were also used in hotels in the early 19th century as a centralized bell system.
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 I had so much fun stitching the applique and love the simple quilting around the edges.

I also love how the Lotta Dots-Ocean Mist fabric fits perfectly for the snow background! Falling along with the snow is a trail of hearts leading to the little snowman at the bottom. He’s growing inside and out! Besides, I think the blue-green and different shades of red look really pretty together!

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 Isn’t this little snowman cute?! I love that he’s catching and hugging his heart. It’s as if he’s saying, “awe, thank you! My heart is important to me.”
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  I thought the idea of the bell pull would make a great quilt to hang on walls that are long and narrow. Since it can be difficult to decorate a long, thin wall, this 6″ bell pull is definitely ideal!


  1. MaryAgnes - October 17, 2016

    Adorable, Mari. And I love your crocheted table cloth. Did you do it?

    • Mari - October 24, 2016

      Hi Mary Agnes! No, I didn’t crochet the tablecloth, but my Mother did! One of the treasures I received when she passed and so thankful for it!

  2. Barb - October 21, 2016

    Sweet, and I like the stand you have it hanging on!

    • Mari - October 24, 2016

      Thank you Barb! So glad you liked it!