I figured out a "different" way to display my Year of Love scrappy hearts (shown in the last post). I used Ellen's block from Carol Doak's 40 Bright and Bold Paper Pieced Blocks book in 3" and 5" sizes. I added a black and white paisley border and stuck to solids and plain fabric blocks so that I could put my individual hearts in the center and show them off. I'll use velcro to hold them in the center of the wreath, but first I need to finish all the hearts. I'm gonna use my fancy stitches (that I never use) and try some embellishments to finish each one. But, right now I'm pretty happy that I found a way to display them - my genius idea. I didn't want to just stick them all together in a wall hanging. This way they each have their time and can stay up for a whole month. I might use some of my novelty stash to create some more. Tons of fun.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
We have had the worst winter in Maryland since 1884. Over the last week I think we've gotten almost four feet of snow. I went to work on Monday (roads were not good), but stayed home on Tuesday and then they closed the post on Wednesday and Thursday. I took advantage of the unexpected 3 days of free time and sewed 12 blocks. Carol Doak designed a paper-pieced scrappy heart block for a swap I was planning on her Yahoo group site. The swap is called I Love the Holidays so I dug out all my holiday fabrics and started making swap blocks. I made duplicates because they were coming out so cute. Somewhere in the making of the holiday scrappy heart blocks I decided to make one for each month. I have finished and am calling them a Year of Love. I'm not sure what I 'm going to do with them, but they sure are cute and hopefully I can find the perfect project to put them in and really show them off.