Heart Quilt Journey

It all started with an idea. I had a desire to create a quilt that was different from the traditional style quilts that I had been making my whole life. I was bored with flat designs and I abhor all over quilting with the same pattern that flattens the whole quilt into a thoughtless mess.…

The Finishing Touches

Yesterday I put the finishing touches on the heart quilt. I trimmed off the excess batting & backing and added a binding. Today I hand washed the quilt in the bath tub, rinsed it really well, squeezed out the excess water and stretched it to dry. Tomorrow, it should still be a bit damp still,…

Moving right along…

Yesterday was a peaceful day filled with decluttering, cleaning and sewing. I was able to remove all the white thread from my mistake the day before and re-quilt the area using the intended colors. Once that was finished I moved on to one side of the quilt. This time I am playing it safe and…

Heart Quilt Update

I simply cannot explain it. Every time I get close to completing a section of this heart quilt, I get a nagging feeling that it wants to transform itself into something else. I have finished the top and side borders (or so I thought) and I started working on the bottom border today. I was feeling…

Moving Right Along

Now that I am finished quilting the blocks, the rest of the heart quilt is moving quickly. I have half of the top border complete and I am hoping to finish the rest of it today. With any luck, I will have the whole quilt completed by the end of next week. Several weeks ago,…

Taking Heart

I haven’t been writing, because I have been busy ending one phase of my life and beginning another. What exactly does that mean? Well, it means that I have been mentally preparing myself to be jobless, which in itself has been a immense mental challenge for me. It also means that I have been decluttering…