Well, I totally messed up this morning, my apologies Sherry, I thought I set the schedule to midnight, but it turns out it must be for noon thus my post has been published manually this morning. I always get them mixed up so I need to check, but I’m sitting here in physical therapy waiting for my appointment to start and decided to have a look, thus I noticed it wasn’t online.
My project started out well, I designed a cute little pieced heart that I thought would be fun to do in the various fabrics of this absolutely gorgeous Island Batik line. I surrounded it with strips in a log cabin design. I love how it turned out. I had it quilted and it just needed the binding but alas that wasn’t going to happen, I went to bind it and there were holes everywhere in the wallhanging. We have a mouse in our house. Frank and I spent the last few days spreading mouse poison around in areas where our sweet Boo won’t be able to get to it, and I put all my fabrics away in bins so the mouse wouldn’t be able to get to them. Now, hopefully, the poison will work and that mean old mouse will be gone. I do not get the attraction, why do they love cotton so much. I found another quilt while putting the poison in areas that the mouse has also damaged, I made it back in the 90s, but it is such a beautiful quilt I rarely used it. Frank brought home big bins last night so we could store the finished quilts in those.
So, I got busy at my machine and pulled out the scraps I had left and made another heart. There was no time to put the log cabin strips around it and I’m lucky that I can use my Pfaff to piece this because I don’t have to have a foot pedal to sew on it, so it wasn’t really harmful to my back although I can feel the discomfort now that I’m done sewing. I was so intent tho on having something to show I didn’t want to disappoint Sherry. Below is the wonderful selection of fabrics in this collection.
This is my project…
When I did this originally, the heart was a 20-inch block in the middle, and then built with the log cabin strips in the pink on one side and black on the other side. I hope to get some more of the pink fabric and if I can then I will redo this again when the doctor says I’m good to go with sewing.
I’d been practicing FMQ most of the year before my accident in September and it was quilted with scallops and hearts in the corners. I was so excited to be able to show you this project and now just totally disheartened that this was all I could show you, but I do believe you can see the fabrics really nicely in this project above.
Thank you Sherry for letting me participate in this bloghop and for the wonderful fabric. I am going to buy a lot of this line, I absolutely love the fabrics in it.
Participants In This fun bloghop
December 2 – Jen Strauser of Dizzy Quilter
December 3 – Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts
December 4 – Jessica Caldwell of Desert Bloom Quilting
December 5 – Trisch Price & Jenifer Dick of Everyday Stitches
December 6 – Leanne Parsons of Devoted Quilter
December 7 – Andi Stanfield of True Blue Quilts
December 8 – Becca Fenstermaker of Pretty Piney Quilts
December 9 – Suzy Webster of Websterquilt
December 10 – Sally Williams of Paleofish designs
December 11 – Joanne Kerton of Canuck Quilter
December 12 – Andrea Arledge of Little Life of Mine
December 13 – Sarah Vanderburgh of Sew Joy Creations
December 14 – Kate Starcher of Katie Mae Quilts
December 15 – Linda Bratten of Linda B Creative
December 16 – Anja Clyke of Anja Quilts
December 17 – Marian Pena of Seams To Be Sew
December 18 – Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting
For those of you waiting on 12 Days to finish, now you know why I didn’t post earlier this week. I’ll have all patterns on the site tomorrow.
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