Sunday, April 2, 2017

An Old Work In Progress...




This is an old work in progress that I wanted to pull out and start working on again after being re-inspired by one of my favorite quilters from here. I believe her hearts are smaller than mine though. My hearts measure 2 inches in size after being stitched down with the whole block finishing at 3 inches total. I was making these at the same time I was making the klojes ( which I need to work on as well). I started this in 2012 I believe, but put it down due to it being so fiddly. Not only was it fiddly, but my experience with applique was very limited at the time. I now have a bit more needle turn applique under my belt and it is much easier for me to do these tiny hearts. You can tell how skewed some of the hearts are on the previous blocks! I have about 20 hearts already appliqued down in my wip box. I decided that I would bring this project to life again and see about completing it this year. I don't know if I will make the original size (a king size bed quilt) I was going for at this time, but it has great potential. I'm not fast at appliqueing, so may take a while on these. My original plan was to do five blocks a day for the year. Now, I plan to use these as a fill in project for dr appts with my mom, car travel etc. This way I will still be working on this project, just at a slower pace than I originally had planned. Slow and steady wins the day.

3 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

when I read 2" hearts on a 3" block I thought those were ridiculously small dimensions for all those applique blocks. Then I clicked over to the link you provided and saw HER quilt. That has to be the cutest heart quilt I have EVER seen. I think I'll be trying that in the future. It would be a great portable project and lapwork, though seemingly neverending!
xx, Carol

Judy S. said...

Love those hearts! Have a wonderful Easter, Wendy!

Barb said...

Slow and steady......

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