Thursday, November 22, 2012
Hearts and Flowers …….
This is ‘Be Mine’ my Valentine quilt. I hope I have it finished by then! Who knows? I have had these blocks finished and languishing in my stash for a couple of years. I remember ….. I had been working on another quilt and had cut out a bunch of hearts to applique on, and then I went in another direction on that quilt which eliminated the hearts from the plan. So I was left with a stack of hearts that sat on the corner of my cutting table and kept calling me ….. “Come on, we want to be a part of something too!”. So one evening when I just wanted to fool around and play with fabric, I did just that. See these ……
The second one is hard to see, I know. It was up high on the design wall and I was too lazy to get up on a stool, so I just reached my arm way up with the camera. Anyway, I had been playing around with different embroidery designs. I had cut some 10 inch light pink squares and had just messed around with embroidery thread on them because I had run out of tv handwork and needed something to do with my hands while I watched ….. The Tudors I believe it was. So I had some random heirloomy kind of embroidery squares that I could mix some hearts with. I cut some more 10 inch squares and here we are ….. ‘Be Mine’ was born!
She looks kind of cobbled together right now. My plan is to anchor the squares with a pieced square SIMILAR to the one that I used on Vintage Kids. We shall see how that works out after I have a few made. In the mean time-
Enjoy, Merry Gay