Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May - first heart of the month!

Today is the first day of the Heart a Day in the Month of May Challenge. I made a nice pretty green one today.

My heart is cut out of a 5 inch charm square and placed on a 7 inch background. I just drew around the heart onto the fabric. I trimmed it around the drawn line and will use needle turn appliqué to finish it off. The blocks will be trimmed  down to 6.5 inches once they are all appliquéd down. I am planning to set mine with a scrappy nine patch block using 2.5 inch squares.

I will be making these as I sew other things this month. I have this nice little basket of parts next to my sewing machine so I can pull and work on these nine patches as a leader and ender. The hearts - those are my car line and evening hand work this month. A good mix of hand and machine for me.

I would love to see your hearts. Please use the link up so we can all enjoy your work.


Chris said...

I got my first one done this morning. I remember now why I like to prewash my fabrics before hand stitching. The needle glides through easier. One down, 30 to go.

Ray and Jeanne said...

I love how this is coming together. It's so bright and cheery! ~Jeanne

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

OK - I am in, although I may be a little late because I need to decide on background and fabric. But I think once I get started it would be a great thing to do first thing in the morning when I am having my first cup of coffee! Neat idea with the 9 patches.

Ivani said...

Heart and Nine Patch is perfect, Deb. Great plan!!