The Blue Fluted Mega Heart

My friend is getting married in two weeks and as a wedding gift I adjusted this beautiful picture for cross stitch.

The reason why I settled on this pattern is a bit silly, albeit with the best intentions.

In the mid-1700s Germany  a porcelain painter made what will be later called the “blue fluted”. It never really hit off much in Germany, but in Denmark it’s one of the most loved porcelainsets you can get. Royal Copenhagen has the copyright of their pattern, Bing & Grøndahl made their own version as well.  The pattern itself later traveled to Norway in the mid-1800s and are called “Bogstad Straw”. With various subtle alterations of course.

My friend is originally from Germany, who came to Norway a couple of years ago and since then gotten her citizenship. So I wanted to make something that fits the “something borrowed, something blue” and her story. As such the pattern itself fits rather well.

I don’t know who drew the original heart which I found on pinterest and that’s a shame. At some point I hope I come across them so I can tell them how amazingly cool it looks.

If you want to stitch this heart as well you can download the pattern for free here:

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