I have been doing some sewing. Thanks to some inspiration from Oiyi's block in my Common Threads virtual quilting bee, I have two more quilt tops waiting to be quilted. I'm not really a heart person, but there was something about this block that made me want to make more. I made a total of 12...6 red and 6 pink. At first I thought they would all be in the same quilt. Didn't work....so, plan B...two quilts. Ah, improvisation...best laid plans get changed!
Here's the first one in the red. I played with how to create a quilt from just 6 blocks. I added more sashing in cream to make the hearts stand out more and then offset them with some rich red kona cotton. This one is a nice lap size. It didn't say baby to me anymore so I made it larger. Sorry about the picture..but for some reason I just couldn't get a good picture of these quilts.
Here's the pink version. Again, I played with how to set the 6 blocks. I like how nothing competes with the hearts. This one definitely has a baby feeling and it's crib sized. I'm in love with this quilt.
I actually saved my notes and measurements and wrote down a few things. Maybe these could become patterns?
I'm so proud...I made something I've never made before. A wallet. I know, seems easy, but I'm intimidated by things like wallets and purses and clutches. The front is a nice linen...I like the choice of button and the loop.
Flip it over and you know what might be inside. It's a tea wallet. Is that not the cutest idea ever? Don't you just love the one little polka dot on the saucer? I wish I could say I planned it that way.
Open it up and there are little pockets to put your tea bags. This one is going to my mother in law. She's a tea freak. I'm not really pleased with the topstitching. My little Singer doesn't do well with bulk. I'm definitely going to make more of these. I used this tutorial and added my own little touch of the appliqued tea cup.