Sunday, February 17, 2013

Starting a week in the studio

Each year, I make a new heart for Tom for Valentine's Day.  This is the newest addition.  The technique is new to me.  I have wanted to try this for a while.  It is layers of fabric that are sewn together then cut through to expose other layers.  I am pleased with this heart, but I don't think I would use this technique again.  Here is a peak at the last three.
My favorite is the one on the bottom right.  That is last year's.  Each of these is small enough to be considered a mug rug.
This is the tea towel challenge so far.  If you want to see some very cool challenge entries, hop over to 15 Minutes Play. My Bella has had quite a bit of input into this one.  It is for her.  
I am hoping to get much done this week in the studio  I want to finish the tea towel challenge.  I also need to get my February AAQI quilt done and registered tomorrow.  It is started, but I need to quilt it.  I will work in the Criss Cross string quilt, and some other fun things I haven't thought of yet. 
Joyful quilting, everyone.


sheila 77 said...

I very much like all of your hearts and I do like the first new one. This technique does use a lot of fabric, but I like what you have made. What a good idea to make a heart mat for Tom, every year. Bella is obviously very skilled at choosing colours and designs.

Venus de Hilo said...

Love your heart mug-rugs -- what a lovely idea -- and your tea towel WIP.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Just love your TEA TOWEL!!!!!! it's so perfect!!! the hearts are very sweet!

Gaby Bee said...

What a fun idea! Your heart quilts are amazing!