Sunday, April 29, 2018

A Heart a Day in the month of May!

I gave myself a challenge to appliqué a heart a day in the month of may. I did a month of blue baskets last year and it worked out well so I'm at it again.

Anyone else want to join me? It is really a no rules challenge - mine is to hand appliqué a heart a day and at the end of the month I'll have 31 cute hearts on a 6 inch finished square. I have a plan to set mine with a colorful 9 patch to make a nice little throw quilt.  I made a practice heart here. The original thought for this challenge is here along with a link to the heart coloring page I am using. I found my fabrics to use in this post... and my silly idea to use the cut out white to make another star here. I know.... I'm nuts.

Today will be prep day for me - I have a stack of 5 inch colorful squares from Connecting threads that have been hanging around for a while. They fit my heart design perfectly if I am careful drawing and cutting it out.

I should cut some 2.5 inch squares in white and colors too.... so I have have a stack next to my machine as a leader and ender project. Those scrappy nine patches will make themselves along with other sewing.

While in there...I need to prep my next dresden plate. 3 left to go as I finished off the pink one yesterday. I'm thinking I'll pull brown next, then maroon and finish off with my favorite color - blue.

Prepping will be my reward once I get the girl scout finance report and other documentation finished up today. My meeting to turn it in is Wednesday so it has to get done today.
Linking up with Kathy and the other slow stitchers.

Is anyone else interested in joining me for A Heart a Day in May? I'm giving link up's a try and plan to have one each day if you care to join in and show off your progress.


Deb said...

The hearts are going to make a sweet little quilt when done. Such a great idea

Needled Mom said...

Your hearts are going to be beautiful.

CathieJ said...

I love that heart a day project. I even like your idea to use the cut-out heart. Enjoy your stitching.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I will think on it today! I am trying so hard to get caught up on Mountmellick, but doing this sounds like fun!

Val's Creative Life said...

I'm joining in and posted about it today!! I'm excited!!!

sunny said...

It's late on the 1st, and I just found out about this. I'd love to join in, so I'll do 2 tomorrow. Thanks for the encouragement. I've also been wanting to do the little baskets. Maybe in a month or two??

The Joyful Quilter said...

Enjoy your quest!! I would play along, but I'm allergic to doing any one thing EVERY day (other than attending to personal hygiene and minimal food prep.) :P

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh dear... I'd love to join in, is it too late?! xx