Monday, February 13, 2012


Well it is Monday and my body felt it.  Actually I felt the snow we had.  I have to say I haven't felt that bad in a while.  But still I did get some accomplishments done. 

The first think I did was to cut out all my colors.

Boy it doesn't look like much once it's all cut out.  It's hard to believe that those pieces of fabric will be hearts but one day they will be.  While I was cutting I realized one of the fabrics WILL NOT make a good heart.  You need patterns that flow and this one would have 1 block that was turned differently than the rest of the fabric.  GRRRR  So I will have to find another blue to replace it.  I also discovered last night while sewing that one of the red fabrics I chose was WAY TO THIN.  I would not feel right using that piece of fabric on something that was meant to last a LONG time.  So that means I have to find two new fabrics for the quilt.  Oh and while we are talking about set backs...Today I finished a block that I had started last night.  Here is the block.  I wounder if you see the problem with it?

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Oh I was so disappointed when I noticed this shift in the fabric.  And there is nothing that can be done to fix it.  So OUT IT GOES.  I will have to make a new one to replace it. 

So with the set backs were there any accomplishments today?  Sure there was. 

These are the squares that were made yesterday.

And these are the squares today.

So I believe I have 6 squares made.  I should have 8 squares made but I had a problem with 2 of the squares.  Slow and steady wins the race.  I will get there but I may need to slow down just a bit to prevent errors.

Tonight I've been searching for the best kind of hand quilting battings.  I've heard wool is wonderful to quilt with but this quilt is going to Texas so wool isn't the best idea.  I've also heard cotton is good but then I've heard cotton is bad for hand quilters.  What oh what do I do?  I want to use the best I can for hand quilting but I also want it to be a cooler.  Decisions Decisions.


  1. Just continue steadily, your fabrics and pattern are great!

  2. Thank you for the encouragement. Some days are hard. I had another ooppsss yesterday. I'm just glad I have enough extra fabric to try the heart again and get it right. :-)