Should I or should I not? Hmmmm. A while ago there was a challenge to appliqué a circle a day for a year...... I decided not to do that one at the time as I had so many other things on my list of projects. It got me to thinking....what if I did a month of hearts? I'm thinking the month of May might be a good time to do it. I believe I did a month of blue baskets last year in June or July and that was pretty fun.... why not try it again this year with a different shape!
No plans other than pulling from my scrap bins (yes, there are multiple bins and baskets all over the sewing area filled with colorful scraps) and tracing a heart onto the fabric and then needle turning it under. I guess that means I have a few weeks to figure out if I will do a single background fabric or keep it scrappy. Hmmm maybe have the background a color and the heart be a cream or white? A mix of both? Lots of options and a few weeks to ponder what I will do with it. And what size to make? And on point or square setting? I was thinking a scrappy 9 patch to go with them might be fun to create a single irish chain with a heart in the middle?
I did a quick search of free heart coloring pages to find shapes and this is a link that popped up. I will probably print down one or two and then make a plastic template to use for the month. I'm thinking the 3rd page might be a good size but need to print and see what size it is.
Would anyone else be interested in doing a heart along in May? No rules, just thinking one a day in the appliqué method of your choice - machine, hand, raw edge finished, etc.