HERE WE GO
Well I don't know if I can call it day one because I've already spent many days drawing out the design for Pieces of a Mothers heart, and I've already spend days trying to decide what stencils I wanted to use when quilting this quilt. So is this really day 1? I don't know but we will call it that. Here is a drawing of the quilt pattern. I had a second choice in mind but to be honest I'm not sure if I'm a good enough quilter to make the other quilt. Besides my husband thought this pattern was the better pattern. Anyway... Here it is.
That is the pattern. I know you probably can't read all the writing and that leaves more to the imagination. :-)
I spent a lot of time hunting up a pattern to make the hearts. I finally found a very easy scrappy heart pattern that works very well for Pieces of a Mothers Heart. But I wanted to make sure I could make the pattern easily enough and that I liked it so I made a sample heart.
And there it is.
Today I spent about 3 hours shopping for the material. Would you believe I found it all? I thought it might take two or three times going to the store and I didn't want that because then I might accidentally buy the same fabric twice. So I persevered at the expense of some very sore knee's by the time I was done. But some ice packs helped that problem. My Aunt wanted to see the fabrics. I'm sure she wanted to see them close up but I don't know if I want to do that until I make the hearts then I will take pictures of them. But the picture below will give you an idea of the fabrics. I will say there are 4 purples but in the picture with the blues (yes there are a lot of blues. Seven blues and a teal to be exact) the purples turned out more blue in color. Oh also there is a bolt of the light off white fabric that I had to order so it will be a while in coming. And yes you read right...A BOLT. That should tell you that while it will be a colorful quilt it will also be a lighter color quilt as well.
So the picture leaves a lot to the imagination. It will be a pretty quilt. Tomorrow will be wash dry and iron day. Although I am concerned about something. I read just the other day that if you are going to wash your fabric you should also wash your batting. I don't plan on washing the batting so I need to ask around and see if that is correct. SOOO who knows what tomorrow holds. But no matter what I do about washing or not (or maybe seeing if my husband will take me out to see my two Aunts) No matter what tomorrow holds, Saturday promises to be a day to start the Pieces of a Mothers heart.