Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Heart Day

This is an ongoing project.  I know it's something new for me, but I am only going to make 1 or 2 of these blocks per week.  They are hand appliqued.  The blocks are 6 inches square at the moment, but I think I will cut them down to 5 inch squares before I sew them together.  I thought I would show you my progress since it is Valentine's Day today.

I found the applique along on Francoise's blog.  At first I debated whether I should start yet another quilt along.  I had bought a package of dye-cut hearts in bright colours when our guild took a trip down to Keepsake Quilting many years ago.  I have no idea why I bought them.  It was at a time when bright fabrics were just becoming popular.  I guess I loved the fabrics and I needed a souvenir of our trip.

They have sat in my cupboard since that time.  I could never figure out what to make with them.  Then last month Sew Sisters sent me my Bargain Lover's Fat Quarter Club fabrics.  They were bright and perfect for backgrounds.

So I decided to make a few heart appliques.  I don't need 365 of them, so a few per week would be enough for me.  There are 80 hearts in the package and I have a few more bright fabrics that I can make a few more hearts with.  I figure if I make a total of 100 or so I will have enough for a small quilt.

Mimi and I wish all of you a Happy Valentine's Day


dutchcomfort said...

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the furry friends family!

Dolores said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too. That is such a nice bright project to be working on.

Terry said...

Your heart blocks look wonderful! I think they're going to make a great quilt! :0)

wackywoman said...

Happy Heart Day right back at you and Mimi.

Anonymous said...

Sweet, good looking Mimi!

Happy Valentine's day to you and Felix and your human family.


KaHolly said...

Happy Valentines' Day to you, too!

em's scrapbag said...

Your hearts are delightful. I really like the one with the peace signs.