Monday, May 16, 2011
Productive Studio Day
After a very busy Sunday shooting a wedding with Tom, I finally got into the studio the 6" heart onto the SteamASeam paper, folded it in half, and cut about 3/4" in from the outside line. That gave me a good rim around the heart, and the center is still soft and pliable. After cutting out the 8 I needed, I took them to the pressing board and got them firmly adhered. I was very pleased that my idea worked. Now, I have 8 small SteamASeam hearts for another project. This quilt has 16 8" blocks, 8 stars and 8 hearts. I got all the parts cut and the flying geese and square units sewed together, so now I just need to stitch the hearts, and put the star blocks together. I did get two of them together so you could see where I am going with this.
I noticed that the dark pink square is a bit wonky in this. I think I can steam it straight. For the hearts, I have decided to use different decorative stitches for them. I may use four or eight, depending on my mood. After I took this photo, I did another one and used a heart motif. This one has a blanket stitch. One of my readers suggested that this color combination reminds her of pink lemonade, so I am calling this one Rasberry Lemonade.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, I am with my granddaughter. Tomorrow night is guild. I will get back to this quilt on Thursday. I need to get it pieced on Thursday and on the frame Friday morning. I haven't decided how I am going to quilt it yet, but I am sure it will be an all over pattern. Maybe swirls and hearts.
Joyful quilting, all.